Inferno Pod Ale | CB Craft Brewers

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CB Craft Brewers
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-18-2001

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by steelreign:
Photo of steelreign
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yeah! IPA with attitude. This is on tap at Pizza Plant in Buffalo, NY, and it is such a quality brew that I had to have a half dozen while there. Hazy coppery yellow, with white foamy pillow head. Huge aroma of citrus-y hop heaven. Taste to match, with a complex mix of pale malt and huge citrus, flowery hops. What a great balance. Slightly dry, bitter finish. Very pleasant, full and robust mouthfeel. I wish this was more readily available, as it is one of the better IPA's I have had in recent times...recommended.

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Photo of oberon
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Pizza Plant on Main in Williamsville,NY.Came to the table a deep clear copper with a thinner white head that stuck around for a short time,nice piney hop aromas with citrusy aromas as well that of lemon and grapefruit over top of caramel malt.Now this a hop driven beer of course big piney/grassy flavors but there is a sturdy lightly sweet buscuity malt backbone that holds up well to the big hops.Smooth and easy going down it goes well with some of the awesome pods,a great beer look forward to drinking alot of these in the future for sure.

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Photo of Sammy
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark colour head,lace. Very very bitter, acidic more than citrus. Cannot score high in mouthfeel.Some hop aroma. Good carbonation. This can use more balance. For extreme hopheads. Not a stand-alone beverage, requires spicey food.
On-tap at Pizza Pod Main Street.Had again a year later and was better.

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Photo of wailingwench
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Eye Candy: Brilliant translucent hazy with lots of hops floating within. I mean LOTS of hops. IPA is intensely dry-hopped. Orange with fizzy white 2 finger head. Excellent retention.

The Nose Knows: Bready malts that are overpowered by bitter hops. The hops actually will make your nose "tingle". Not too intense, just enough.

Tongueland: The malts are balanced with deep bitter hops to finish Inferno Pod Ale off. Nice lingering coating, not too oily. Excellent overall balance. Hop intensity throughout.

Bender factor: You know a beer is great when it's better on cask. One of the many aspects that I love about IPA is that the hops aren't too overpowering. They do linger, but do not destroy your palate. I could easily drink this all night long and not miss a beat. IPA is on tap at both Pizza Plant locations in the greater Buffalo-Niagara region (I love saying that). In addition, at Monty's on Monroe Ave in Rochester. Was on cask at Alternative Brews on Sheridan Drive in Amherst (the safest town in America).

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Photo of Derek
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Pizza Plant.

A: Bronze with a fluffy off-white head, some retention & lace.

S: Pine, citrus & grass with a hint of underlying American pale malt.

T: Piny, grassy citrus & some American pale malt flavour. Good bitterness.

M: Moderate body with a dry finish, plenty of hop acidity, unfortunately it's over-carbonated.

D: It's alright, but it's over-carbonated.

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Photo of John
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

An exceptional IPA. Hops are super intense but there's enough malt to offset the hop. Subtle alcohol notes are evident. Easy drinking too without becoming bitter after a few.

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Photo of CBFanWish
4.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A huge head. This what one should expect from a cask conditioned beer. Expect no less from this. You can really taste the hops in this. I like the cask quite a bit. It seemed a little smother than from the tap. The temp. was just right. Not too cold, not too warm. You can try this at Monte's Krown on Monroe Ave.

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Photo of armock
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm at Acme bar and Pizza in Rochester NY. having ths for the first time.

A - Poured a dark copper color with a white head

S - Some citrus notes with lots of hops

T - This stuff rocks good taste a little bitter but in a good way

M - Kinda a lot of carbonation coats the mouth nicely

D - Awsome could make this a sesson beer

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Photo of Madmax99
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It is hard to get you're hands on this beer. CB's rotate the beers they brew, so you can only get it at certain times througout the year. I was impressed by the sleek copper color, but unimpressed with the moutfeel. It seemed like lingering after taste was sort of stale and unpleasently bitter. It is odd considering the taste of the beer is delicous. A perfect combination of hops, and mild roasted hops and the perfect amount of holiday spices.

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Photo of HopDerek
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Pizza Plant on Transit Rd.

Poured a clear golden amber with thin eggshell head. OK retention, nice sticky and creamy lacing lines. Smells of grass, floral hops, pale malts, and citrus. Tastes of citrus rinds like grapefruit and oranges, pale malts, a touch of honey, and a nice dry grass finish. Medium in body, very smooth and creamy with nice bitterness to let you know it's an IPA, but not too intense thanks to the more mellow carbonation. A good beer on tap, but better and easier to drink on cask, seems more balanced but still packing in lots of hop bitterness.

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Photo of bobsy
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper pour with a fluffy white head. Some lacing. Herbal and citrus hops in the aroma. The taste followed through on the hop flavours, but seemed a little bland and dialed back. Dry bitter finish. Moderate body and carbonation. Drinkable, but on the plain side.

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Photo of aaronh
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep copper colored beer topped by a rather thin head that quickly dissipated. Aroma has a pleasant herbal/grassy note, but also throws a bit of malt up there as well. Flavor has a nice bready/doughy quality that allows some bitterness through but that also works well with the food at the Pizza Plant. Finishes a bit dry, with a slightly grassy/woody character. Bitterness lingers on the finish. Mouthfeel was smooth, drinkability was also good. A nice every-day IPA that pairs well with food.

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Photo of taigor
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from cask in 14oz glass.

A - Bronze color with lots of white head that leaves slight lacing.

S - Citrus and fruits with hops.

T - Citrus flavor that's overtaken by hops and it stays afterwards.

M - Slightly bitter aftertaste due to hops with lots of carbonation.

D - Very good.

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Inferno Pod Ale from CB Craft Brewers
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 13 ratings