New River Pale Ale - Lost Rhino Brewing Company
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Reviews by nimrod979:
3.13/5 rDev -8.2%
22 oz bomber. No freshness date. Poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a very cloudy orange copper with a massive white head. Standard pour and half my glass was foam. Did the same thing on my second pour 20 mins later. What the hell? The head lingers for far too long and settles into a 1/4" thick crown. Plenty of lacing.
Aroma: Lemon citrusy hops, lemon oil, earthy, floral, pale malts.
Taste: Lemony citrus hops with an added piney resin bitterness. pale, crystal malts add a little depth but overall the brew is unbalanced and perhaps a little too bitter. Not loving it.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. slightly high carbonation. Finish is bland. Beer is one dimensional with too much unbalanced bitterness.
Overall: Not terrible but there's much better pale ales. Doubt I would ever buy this again.
02-09-2013 22:36:28 | More by nimrod979
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev +7.9%
Crystal clear amber in color.
nice hop nose with malty backing. Smells nice and sweet.
great malt flavor that's got a good sweetness.
Some hops in the back to round it out. Lost its fiz a bit early.
Overall a decent brew, I'll have to try some more Lost Rhino stuff, this was a good introduction.
08-18-2011 02:56:49 | More by bamojr
District of Columbia
2.68/5 rDev -21.4%
From Virginia, the ew River is local. 5.6% pale ale. Says very aromic w a bouquet of citris fruit, grass & a light touch of tropicalsweetness but I think is a subtle pale ale with no aftertaste. Feels like 3% etoh. Tried it @ Pizza paridisio @ dupont circle. A glass goes for $7.
05-15-2012 19:05:50 | More by TheHopHeadGirl
3.63/5 rDev +6.5%
On tap at the Black Bear Bistro in Warrenton, VA
A clear yellowsh amber with average head and good lacing
The smell is faint, citrus
Taste is mainly piney and citrus, refreshing but not complex
Overall a good and drinkable Pale Ale, but far from outstanding.
11-05-2011 20:23:25 | More by jfmorey
2.38/5 rDev -30.2%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.
Barely any head forms off the pour from the bottle. What does form is a thin shocking white head that barely manages to form. Hazy, murky, and cloudy dull body of sewery copper yellow and brown. Some cola like bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass. No lacing, manages to keep a simple white collar. This does not look appetizing.
Nose smells of green apple, faint malt and toast in the background. A bit sweet, English like tea hop aromatics, not that impressive, but also a noticeable medicinal bitter. That bitterness is really dominant after much time.
Crazy weird finish on this beer. Palate is wet bodied and lacking any depth. Taste is quick malt and medicinal hop finish. Very biting medicine on the finish with a dentist trip to the office bitterness.
This is my second beer from this brewery and so far I am not impressed with what I have had.
02-15-2012 23:32:38 | More by smakawhat
3.55/5 rDev +4.1%
Poured from a bottle into a goblet.
Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with just a touch of golden hue. There is a layer of off white head that goes away completely.
Smell: This beer has a mild smell with some malt sweetness and just a touch of hops. Nice but not very strong.
Taste: This is a pretty good beer. Bready malt with a good amount of hop bitterness. I would like the sweetness of the body to stick around for a bit longer to accompany the bitterness. This is a good food beer.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with a good amount of tingly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: I enjoyed this pale ale quite a bit. Not perfect by any means, but I liked it. I would search out other offerings from this brewery.
03-01-2012 03:02:21 | More by oline73
3.41/5 rDev 0%
22oz into a snifter.
A. Clear bright orange/copper body with a small white head.
S. Lots of grapefruit notes, cracker and caramel malt.
T. Pine, grass, light toffee, a bit of citrus. Dry, almost too dry.
M. Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.
O. A decent pale ale, which is a bit too dry and grassy for its own good. Next time skip the Munich malt and pick some more interesting hops.
04-11-2013 06:26:03 | More by Etan
District of Columbia
3.45/5 rDev +1.2%
From 22oz bomber to Bruges hybrid glass on 2/9/12
-- Split this well deserved bomber with my Pops after a long damn day. --
A: Clean copper-orange. A good pour yields a loose and white .5 finger head.
S: Slightly piney, with a faint kiss of what seems like mango. Grains and malt linger in the background.
T: Low key. Quite malty, and a decent amount of East Coast pine. It reminds me a bit of a lesser Great Lakes Burning River, as it's not nearly as expressive.
M: Meager and disappointing. It's just not as rich and fulfilling as I'd like. The carbonation seems to be a bit low, like they should have kicked it up a notch back at the brewery.
O: Not a half bad attempt at an APA. Not my favorite in-style, but certainly not the worst. I don't know how often I'll return to this, but wouldn't be offended if a buddy bought me a pint.
03-01-2012 17:51:32 | More by Rhettroactive
3.45/5 rDev +1.2%
New River pours with a dense honey-like amber-orange color and with golden highlights that pierce its haze. As the beer settles, a lather of loosely knit carbonation builds on top before dissolving back into the beer nearly halfway through the session.
Sweet malt aromas are of caramel, honey, bread and biscuit and give the beer its early impressions. As the beer warms, a melange of citrus peels, grass and tea leaves give the beer a higher hop appreciation. Apples and apricots provide a mild ester component that deviates from American pale ales and tend toward English varieties.
The beer's taste is sweet with the same caramel, honey, and bread character that the nose suggested. It's long taste of sweet grains keep the hops surpressed until late in the taste when the bitterness of citrus pith, pine resins, and herbal grasses strive for balance. Again, the taste of tea and fruit pronounce in that long drawn middle palate and offers an English-like taste.
Medium bodied throughout, the beer builds a dull weight that sits on the palate in lumbered fashion. Its carbonation is fast-fleeting and the relatively high rate of residual sweetness struggles to develop the beer toward any crispness, cleanliness, or dryness in finish.
New River is a fine drinking ale. But because of its lack of adherence to the classic pale ale style, its caught in obscurity and becomes quite an ambiguous taste.
03-07-2013 17:59:53 | More by BEERchitect
New River Pale Ale from Lost Rhino Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.