Peacemaker Pale Ale - Lonerider Brewing
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Reviews by mechamifune:
3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured into a tulip glass with a nice copper color and off-white head. Decent lacing, nice to look at.
Smell is a bit of hops, not overwhelming, and a little bit of butterscotchy-sweetness lingering. Not bad, though nothing impressive.
Taste is hops upfront (though far from overwhelming), and ends with a little sweetness, though not in a particularly pleasant way. Has a sense of diactyl(sp) to it with a little butterscotch aftertaste along with a bit of a bitter finish. Taste still isn't bad per se, just not grabbing me.
Mouthfeel is a bit muddled. A little too watery and not crisp enough on the finish, has a little bit of a "hop water" kind of feel to it. I guess it is still relatively smooth and for that matter drinkable, since I still don't find myself having a whole lot of trouble drinking it. I guess none of the flavors are overwhelming enough to make it unpleasant. Not a bad beer, but can use a little fine tuning (or i had a bad bottle... the bottling date would maintain that it is indeed fresh). I've been trying to compare some of the realtively local PA's lately, and based on this sample I would put it behind Natty Greene's and Highland.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2011 19:34:09 | More by mechamifune
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2.58/5 rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
12 oz bottle into a goblet.
A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a finger high, with a white shade, maybe a hair off-white. Retention isn't amazing, and only a tiny ring of lacing is left on the glass.
S: Smells like a one-trick pony. The problem is, that one trick is caramel maltiness - urgh. Almost no citrus or tropical fruits, and very little pine, just toffee-laden, slightly nutty malts. While the maltiness is pulled off nicely enough, this just comes off like an amber instead of a pale. And that's not what I want.
T: Yep, the dominant flavor is caramel. Caramel, with lesser hints of toffee, marzipan, and a little nuttiness. Hops? Not here. No bitterness, no citrusy or piny flavors, no nothing. It's still within the best-by date, so it's fair game as far as I'm concerned. Frankly, this is a boring drink.
M: Well, it is relatively crisp - if nothing else, it makes the maltiness seem less imbalanced. That, and it's very well carbonated. In fact, the fizz bites the tongue firmly. I think I'll gladly take a slightly harsh fizz over an oppressively malty pale ale (which this would have been if not for the former).
O: Go into this expecting an amber and you might like it more. Since I expected - and wanted - a pale ale, I'm not really a fan. This is just a textbook pale ale that's completely 'safe' and 'mediocre', and it will not be a repeat purchase from yours truly.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 21:53:40 | More by ThisWangsChung
3.86/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a New Belgium goblet. No freshness date.
A- Pours a dark reddish amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before shrinking to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a solid ring behind.
S- Smells almost like a red ale the way the hops play off the malt. Sweet cereal grain malt with a dash of hop fume.
T- The flavor is also more toward a red ale profile as the malt weighs in with the bready characteristics but not so much that it gets in the way of the subtle yet solidly present hop bitterness. The only thing I don't like is the watery aftertaste but there's enough sweet/bitter duality here to keep my interest.
M- Quenching and somewhat slick with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.
O- Not something I would drink all the time but certainly serviceable if it happened to be the only option.
Serving type: bottle
04-29-2014 03:13:13 | More by Immortale25
Peacemaker Pale Ale from Lonerider Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.