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Face Plant IPA - Lost Rhino Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Face Plant IPAFace Plant IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

33 Reviews
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Reviews: 33
Hads: 241
Avg: 3.45
pDev: 35.94%
Wants: 8
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lost Rhino Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: robbrandes on 07-01-2011

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Reviews: 33 | Hads: 241
Reviews by woodychandler:
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3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The CANQuest (TM) is starting to take its toll on me! I swore, after the marathon AIPA reviewing of the past couple of days, that I was going to take a hops break, and yet, here I am, getting pulled right back in.

From the CAN: "The favor of whole cone Cascade and Centennial Hops dominates this Ameri[CAN] India Pale Ale. This unfiltered amber ale has a penetrating herbal mouthfeel and pleasing floral nose backed by Pale, Vienna, and Crystal malts. The use of a Hop Back allows us to collect all the flavor and aroma of the hops without gathering any extra bitterness."

The Crack! opened a CAN so full of beer that I got a little spritz across my fingers. That is all of the inspiration that I need to CANduct an inverted Glug and so we were off and running. The pseudo-cascade morphed into two dense fingers of puffy, tawny head with good retention. Good thing they mentioned that it was unfiltered or I might have guessed otherwise ... NOT! What a cloudy affair this was, with loads of floaties in evidence. Color was a deep-amber, almost but not quite coppery. Nose smelled like freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice and my mouth began to water at the prospect. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste of the hops was nicely balanced by the malt, especially the Vienna, making it bitter, but not painfully so. I swear, I am a self-avowed hophead, but that steady diet of Cigar City CANs really did me in. Great lacing began to appear as I drank, reminding me that I must do dishes here in the near future. Finish was semi-dry, hoppy, yes, but with enough off-setting malt to keep it from being overwhelming. Watch me drink anything and everything BUT an AIPA for the next few days after this.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Iamjlopez12
3.84/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Andnkuhn
3.09/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kappakoosh
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of generallee
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was served from the tap at The Lost Rhino Brewery. Appearance: It has a medium orange amber colored body with light haze. It's head is small just off white in color and settles quickly. Smell: The aroma is fairly light overall and brings a modest balance of herbal and fruity hops with light maltiness. Taste / Palate: Its flavor is balanced between sweet fruity bready malt and hops. The palate is easy drinking and maybe a light on carbonation.

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Photo of 77apm
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JoeD15
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Guden
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of petewheeler
3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearence: Golden in color with a thin white head.

Smell: Hops, pine notes and citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of mild bitter hops/pine with citrus.

Overall: Good IPA! I would have this one again.

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Photo of Dougcate
3.9/5  rDev +13%

Photo of murbray
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopAttack3
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Zonian1
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of dcbeers
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.82/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mta00007272
4.3/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Excellent IPA - you can drink more than one. Poured 12 oz can into pint glass.

A - pours a great copper color; not clear, but not murky

S - good smell; not overpowering aroma

T - not an overpowering taste, but still the great IPA taste

M - nothing special, but did not take away from the taste

O - a great beer.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned on date of 01/15/14

Appearance - Pours a hazy, rusty orange with an off-white finger's worth of head. Fair retention leads to a broken layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is small and spotty with good stick.

Smell - Kinda earthy. Some caramel. Subdued hop aroma.

Taste - Follows the nose; Earth and caramel upfront and throughout, while a present but underwhelming floral and slight citrus character makes up the bulk of the hop profile. Hints of honey. Finish is light pith bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied, but drinks a bit heavier with a low to moderate carbonation. Goes down easy enough.

Overall - Hop heads beware, this beer will not appease you. Along the same lines as a Longhammer; good beginner's IPA, but once graduated it's best not to look back. It's drinkable in the least.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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Face Plant IPA from Lost Rhino Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.