Lost Rhino Ice Breaker | Lost Rhino Brewing Company

Lost Rhino Ice BreakerLost Rhino Ice Breaker
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Lost Rhino Ice BreakerLost Rhino Ice Breaker

Brewed by:
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Balanced, with notes of apricot and orange.

Added by drabmuh on 02-18-2012

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.44/5  rDev +29.4%

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2.19/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From 22oz bomber to Bruges hybrid glass on 2/26/12
*From notes

A: Cloudy and glowing amber-orange. A decent pour yields a two finger white head that lingers for a minute or two.

S: Ugh, stale pine. That's odd, seeing as this just hit store shelves for the first time. If I want to reach here (and I don't, really), you could say that there's a faint, distant trace of fruit way, way back.

T: Astringent alcohol. It's extremely biting and off-putting. And when the alcohol isn't doing a number on my tongue, the overly bitter hops attack at will. It finishes with a resinous bark-like quality.

M: Meh. It's not setting the world on fire. Rough around the edges. Disappointing to say the least.

O: Lost Rhino should take their Icebreaker back to the drawing board. It's one note, and that note isn't overly pleasant. Though I'm a big "drink local" guy, I'd recommend passing on this.

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4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My brother in law has this on tap at Vintage 51 in Chantilly.

I really liked this beer - a bit surprised it hasn't gotten better reviews.

It was quite a bit different than the other IPAs they normally have on tap. It has a citrusy bouquet a little like the HopSlam from Bell's. And it contains a really nice balance between the Hops and the malt. I definitely tasted the Hops without being overwhelmed.

Overall - excellent choice and I would pick this before the majority of IPAs I usually find around here.

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1.5/5  rDev -56.3%

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1.91/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bomber courtesy of 2dogbrew-- thanks Russ!
Served in an imperial nonic.

Ok. I don't normally read reviews for a beer before I crack it open, but I made the mistake of catching a glimpse of the other couple reviews...
I don't know what they are talking about:
There are certainly some hop notes here. The problem with this beer is actually in the appearance and in the finish...

This thing is murky. Just barely translucent on the golden edges when backlit. It's pretty opaque in the dark heart of the center. Very murky beer, most unappetizing. The head is loose an soapy bubbles that leaves some decent lace rings.

Smells of some tropical fruits, and like a fruity pebbles type-- the sweet cereal grains aren't the culprit I think... It seems it's actually the hops?!
The flavor starts with some sweet maltiness and finishes even sweeter and rather strange sweetness at that. The hops add quite a dose of bitterness that really blends into a big booziness that does quite a bit to dry it out... But not quite enough. The boozy bite is harsh and unforgiving.

Feels oily and slick with a medium body. Ample carbonation.

Overall-- I really wanted to like this one... But it just isn't in the cards. It isn't terrible, but there needs to be some tweaking going on before I want another bottle.

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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3.94/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Aroma: Piney and citrus hop aroma leads the way into a slight alcohol aroma. Very subtle caramel malt detected that almost hides. Fruity ester are low to not present. Hard to discern through the strong hop aroma and alcohol.

Appearence: Dark golden sea with one finger, white head consisted of tightly packed bubbles. Clarity is good with a slight haze, possibly from dry hopping. Lacing leaves its mark on the glass.

Taste: Sharp harsh hop bitterness dominates taste. Subtle caramel notes and low citrus hop flavor appear but are suddenly over powered by the lingering bitterness. Finish is dry with lingering bitterness.

Mouth feel: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. No hop astringency, but hot alcohol warmth detected.

Overall: Bitterness dominates this DIPA followed by alcohol warmth. Recommend backing off on bittering charge and lowering alcohol. I've had much smoother, pleasing DIPA. Nice attempt, but bitterness overpowers the beer, leaving the experience too one dimensional. Aging may help reduce alcohol warmth and bitterness.

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Lost Rhino Ice Breaker from Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Beer rating: 45.3% out of 100 with 53 ratings
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