Peacemaker Pale Ale - Lonerider Brewing
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Ratings: 197 | Reviews: 72 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by alpinebryant:
3.08/5 rDev -16.3%
A: Dark amber copper color with some caramel hints. unfiltered and slightly hazy
S: Aroma of deep roasted caramel with malt and over bittered
T: Rich caramel flavor with some crystal malt and tons of bittering hops. This is really just too bitter for a pale ale of my liking. There is a bit of citrus hop flavors somewhere in here, however not enough to my liking.
M: Medium body with a mild to high carbonation.
O: Overall the bittering is too much for my liking in an APA and the flavors are just kinda Meh. Bitter with a bit of bittered orange peel mixing with a ton of caramel. meh
01-01-2013 20:04:16 | More by alpinebryant
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4/5 rDev +8.7%
On tap at Center City in Greensboro.Poured a deeper than expected amber/bronze with a well sustained white head atop,a nice mix piney hop and caramel malt in the nose,good balance.Flavors start out quite malty with the sweetish caramel and biscuit,a nice smack resiny hop really stands out in the finish,as I had more the hops really stood out even more.A well crafted hopped up pale ale,I really enjoyed this one.
05-15-2010 12:14:57 | More by oberon
3.85/5 rDev +4.6%
Poured from a 12oz bottle dated best before 30 Nov. 2012 into a Unibroue snifter. Tasting/rating done back-to-back with another NC APA: Natty Greene's Southern Pale Ale
A: The beer is a dark orange-amber color and clear, with a short beige head that slowly fades to a ring and ultra-thin top coat, leaving some sticky lacing on the glass. Dark for style, shadowing the flavor profile.
S: The aroma is complex and moderately hoppy, but there's a solid malt component too. Over a base of caramel malts lies some citrus and herbal hop aromas with hints of baked bread.
T: The taste has a piney/herbal hop component along with a surprisingly strong sweet caramel and light roasted malt base. Overall, mild bitterness by the finish. More malt, and caramel, in the finish and aftertaste than expected. Complex flavor components integrate nicely.
M: Crisp; medium body; medium carbonation; semi-dry finish.
O: A complex and tasty APA, with a bit of a brown ale alias. More malty than average for style, and using some darker malts. Adequate hops for style. I found this less typical for style than the Natty Greene's, being "pale" in neither appearance nor flavor, but more enjoyable nonetheless. Recommended, especially if you like both brown and PA styles.
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10-03-2012 23:51:03 | More by chinchill
3.83/5 rDev +4.1%
Had a bottle poured into a plastic pint cup at the brewery tasting room.
A - Deep amber color, with little to no head and tiny bubbles evident on sides of the cup
S - Very hop-forward, piny and pleasant with a touch of citrus underneath
T - initially a gentle malt flavor, progressing quickly to an aggressive hop bite with a definite bitterness, aftertaste is slightly floral
M - Medium mouth feel with not a lot of carbonation presence
D - Fairly easy drinking while I got the tour of the brewery, but not my favorite pale ever, needed more flavor overall
02-20-2011 18:18:57 | More by CoalPorter
4/5 rDev +8.7%
On tap at Village Draft House in Raleigh
The beer arrived a copper brown with a thin lacing of head; small carbonation bubbles visible. Nose is floral and citrus hops; smells a little sweet. Taste is also floral and citrus hops. I detect hints of grapefruit with a mild hop bite in the finish. Light to medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Easily sessionable.
07-21-2011 09:17:15 | More by tdm168
3.75/5 rDev +1.9%
Pours a nice amber color with a thick beige head that retains well and leaves good lacing. The aroma is fairly hoppy, with notes of citrus and pine, a little resin, some caramel, toasted bread, bubblegum and some alcohol. The flavor also has a bright hoppiness upfront (pineapple and lemon, pine resin), along with some caramel, a little bubblegum which is odd, fruity esters, and a little alcohol. The mouthfeel is thick, and the drinkability is good but not great. Overall a pretty solid pale ale, not exceptional but not flawed.
05-10-2010 02:12:45 | More by silver0rlead
3.88/5 rDev +5.4%
On tap @ The Pit (Raleigh, NC) on 12/12/09. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a clear copper, with a thin covering of frothy brite-white head. This stays fairly sturdy, leaving some rich froth down the sides of the glass. Floral and spicy hops gives this a feel of airiness in the nostrils, while notes of citrus, bread, and a touch of sweeter caramel giving this a fruity tang in the back of the nostrils. Good hoppy nose here.
The taste possesses a spicy bitterness that prickles the tongue up front, then giving way to a splash of citrus and sweet toasty malts. This may actually be just a touch too sweet and tangy in the in the back but the hops return in the finish with a lingering drying spiciness and some residual fruity accents. The mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied, with a pleasant amount of crispness that tingles the palate. Pretty easy drinking and refreshing overall.
Quite the flavorful and quaffable APA, with a good bit of assertive hop character and an equally aggressive crispness in the body that matches it. Another fine beer here from Lonerider. I'm looking forward to more stuff from these guys.
12-20-2009 22:11:01 | More by Kegatron
4/5 rDev +8.7%
Served in a pint glass. A quarter inch of rocky foam tops a clear amber beer. Hints of orange/gold under the right lighting.
Aroma is very muted for the style, hints of citrus rind are very faint. Slight toasted grain in the background. Taste is exactly the opposite. Bright bold hop flavor up front, solid bitterness in the middle with a grapefruity zing in the finish. Medium carbonation gives a creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable offering here! I just wish the aroma was more forward.
05-07-2011 23:51:14 | More by ewright
3.19/5 rDev -13.3%
Served from bottle into a Duck-Rabbit nonic. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, spice, earth hop, and dirt. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, perfume, dirt, mushroom, and subtle spice. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. There was something a little off on this one with the flavor. The perfume aspect was quite overwhelming if I am honest. It overtook just about every aspect on this brew and really killed it for me overall. I wish this weren't the case, but you can't always get what you want.
02-04-2013 23:46:07 | More by thagr81us
Peacemaker Pale Ale from Lonerider Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.