New River Pale Ale | Lost Rhino Brewing Company

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New River Pale AleNew River Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mdfb79 on 08-12-2011

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shared 22oz bottle.
Looks as expected for style.
Flavor: exceptionally fruity APA with near, but lower than average, bitterness.

O: very nice fruity/juicy flavor. Easy drinking.

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3.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tlazaroff
3.78/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma is full of grapefruit hops and toasty malt. Smells great, I don't know if it's me or not, but I tend to enjoy the aromas on APAs better than IPAs.

Crystal clear in the glass with a nice orange color topped by a kind of soapy looking white head. The head was bountiful but dissipated quite fast to a thin, respectable layer. Lacing is site nice, almost looks like the soap residue on my shower wall (good for a beer, bad for the shower).

New River has a really nice malty profile with low bitterness but a moderate hop profile which rounds it out nicely. I get this somewhat sweet bread component, like those Sweet Hawaiian Rolls you can buy at the supermarket. Interestingly enough, the hop flavor doesn't come across as grapefruit, but rather a bit more mango-ish. Tropical flavors are whats on the palate here.

Medium body and lower carbonation makes this a nice, almost session beer (almost), one can easily polish off a bomber without working too hard, but to savor it is a better idea. Overall this is a very very nice pale ale.

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3.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My first review of this brewery.

Pours coppery in color with a bit of orange. A 2 finger white head settles quickly Slightly cloudy, you can see through it, just no real detail. Bubbles of carbonation evident early on.

Nutty, grapefruit early on, then more lemony in aroma with doughy biscuit and some grassiness.

Rather dry at first impression, but then a bit of sweet, nutty malt. Overall, mostly citric, lemon and bitter lemon peel. Significant piney aspect rising in the back of the mouth. A hint of tropical fruit on occasion, llike mango.

Moderate in body with moderate bite of carbonation. Slightly sticky and drying in the end.

After seeing the reviews, I was surprised at how much I liked this beer.It's not "in your face", but it has good character, and in my opinion, is well rounded. I wouldn't hesitate to try it again.


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New River Pale Ale from Lost Rhino Brewing Company
3.32 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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