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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Megafauna is an India Pale Lager. It gets its hoppy character from Centennial, Columbus and Cascade hops. To appease the Lager Gods, we used Saaz and Hallertau for aroma. At 7.5% ABV and 80 IBU’s it is balanced, but robust - like a Rhino on the veldt - it’s graceful, but will not stand down. Megafauna pays tribute to the large animals that still roam the planet. They are rare and precious, so Lost Rhino made a rare and precious beer in their honor and in the hope that they will be preserved.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3401) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2014
On draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of citrus and pine resin. Bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1828) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Blah way too thick and sweet. Weird category as well. It feels like they just threw a bunch of hops and malts together randomly and hoped it worked. It didn’t.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2652) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
21 nov 2013, tap. Dirty yellow/gold. Nose is floral hops and a bit of apple peel and/or yeasty funkiness. Med body and mildly fizzy. Grassy, floral hops, tea leaves, sawdust. A tad bitter. Interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Cask. Cloudy amber body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, light lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon/grapefruit, light bread, caramel. Medium body, some resin, acidity, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (3244) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
Draught @ Churchkey, Wash., D.C. Pours slightly hazy amber with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of hops, malt and fruit with citric touches. Sweetish, fruity and malty flavout with notes of hops and grass. Mild, hoppy finish. The best example of this damned beer stule I have ever had. Rather watery. Tastes more like an IPA than a SPL. That’s why.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Cask at Churchkey. Nice big floral and grapefruit aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a more subtle flavor than the aroma lets on. Very drinkable, no bitterness and pleasant floral notes.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12440) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Government shutdown beers day 3, DC shooting day 1. Draft. Hazy yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma is nicely hopped, with black pepper, grass, hay, light fruit. Taste is bitter straw, light citrus. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear vibrant copper color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of pale malt and spicy hops. The taste is spicy, herbal hops, faint caramel malts. Medium bodied, well balanced. 50th imperial pils rating!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5003) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
22oz bomber I picked up at the brewer. The idea is this is an India Pale Lager. I’m on board. Pours a hazy orange with some thin, lacing white head. Nose is interesting, some yeast, a lot of pith, orange rind, grapefruit rind, some grass, lemon. Flavor follow suit, a lot of citrus pith, orange, lemon, grapefruit, some sweetness, almost a little corn sweetness, some pine, soap. Herbal, pithy finish. Good, a little messy, but good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4781) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Consumed on premise - 5oz taster. Poured a light hazy orange color with a small white head. Aroma was plenty of citrus notes, some grassy character. Crisp flavor, some grapefruit, orange citrus, with some herbal notes. Very clean, refreshing brew. Wouldn’t have expected this to have been a lager (not because they’re bad but because it strikes me as an IPA more than anything else).


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