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Selkirk Abbey Infidel

Top 10 Spring Beers

Selkirk Abbey Infidel

Selkirk Abbey Infidel
Selkirk Abbey - Post Falls, Idaho

Located at the southern edge of the Selkirk Mountains in Northern Idaho near Coeur d'Alene, this brewery is the first in the area to produce Belgian-style ales. With a motto of "It's not for the masses. It's for you," this creation merges the popular IPA style with Belgian yeast, making it a hybrid of an American and Belgian style. It pours an orange hue with an off-white head and delivers a piney, citrusy aroma. The flavor is in character of a hoppy American IPA, but in the background there's also a dry spiciness that's derived from the Belgian yeast strain it's brewed with. As the beer warms, more of the maltiness and Belgian-style spice notes come through, with the hops continuing to hang around on the back of your palate. Its name and label depicting a fallen angel being cast out of heaven suggest something sinister, but this beer is proof the Selkirk Abbey brewers are doing the Lord's work.

Style: Belgian IPA
8.2 percent
$8.99 for 22 oz

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