New River Pale Ale | Lost Rhino Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
lostrhino.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mdfb79 on 08-12-2011

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Ratings:
73
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
17.77%
 
 
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 18
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1/5  rDev -69.9%

Photo of 4thelvofbeer
1.8/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Other reviews below seem to hit all the key-words for this beer....unimpressed, disappointed, not happy, lacking....

Pours a straw, corny-colored orangish-dark yellow. This is a very dull Pale Ale. Very muted with off-tastes of hops, some citrus, but mostly just sudzy grain. Flavors, as slight and muted as they are, fade from taste as soon as they can be identified. Overall, poor example of a Pale Ale...disappointing to drink.

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Photo of Daniellobo
2/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of Santiagocpr
2.08/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of smakawhat
2.37/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of Loveyourbeer
2.45/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

So bland. The taste was almost like an adjunct.

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Photo of Chaney
2.61/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had this on tap at the Hard Times Cafe in Woodbridge. This is my first LR beer!

A: Poured a somewhat translucent, yet very dark brown/maroon color, with about a half finger head that looked like Coca-Cola.

S: I didn't get much on the nose but maybe a puff of yeast and some candy sugar, without any citrus presence.

T: Once again, not much citrus and bitter as hell. Additionally, I one could almost describe this as a hoppy brown ale due to its overwhelming brown sugar (vs. hop) presence.

M: Very sugary, lots of lacing on the glass AND palate, and the lingering was not of the desirable variety.

O: I wouldn't call this a pale ale, much less a good beer. Almost a drain pour.

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Photo of TheHopHeadGirl
2.7/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Pac-N-West_SNOB
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Swift989
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of AndyHr17
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of nimrod979
3.12/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of blinky1717
3.12/5  rDev -6%

Photo of yourefragile
3.15/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Lost Rhino.

Clearish dark orange amber with a cola like, quickly fading head. Fruity and malty nose, bread and grain with minimal hop bitterness. Flavor is heavy on bready malt with a light pine hop finish. Medium bodied and slightly undercarbonated.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of billab914
3.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Sgbrown78
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of siege06nd
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Etan
3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 22oz bomber to Bruges hybrid glass on 2/9/12
*From notes

-- 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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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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