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Peacemaker Pale Ale - Lonerider Brewing Company

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Peacemaker Pale Ale
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lonerider Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Kegatron on 12-20-2009)
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

TEAMHOLT, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

sumit, Sep 01, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +29.3%

texandrew, Aug 30, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was exceptionally smooth for being a pale ale. I actually drank a Peacemaker and chased it with a Bass. The Peacemaker was so tasty and smooth that it made the Bass taste like medicine, and I am a Bass fan. With its tempting aroma and falvorful mouthfeel, it was hard not to drink an entire 6-pack. With a ABV of only 5.7, you still get a decent hop note without the overpowering alcohol content, which makes it more drinkable.

Mrawesomebg, Apr 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

senttochris, Dec 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

BCash, Jul 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

tharper178, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

bdoggboston, Apr 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

EasyReader, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Surprisingly dark for a pale ale. Looks more like an amber ale. Generous head with lots of sticky white lacing on the sides of the glass. The smell is grapefruit and grassy, with fresh floral notes. Tastes more like an IPA...hoppy, pleasantly bitter, with grapefruit and floral notes. Has a nice "bite" to it. Feels a little heavy on the mouth for a pale ale, but still really nice. Very drinkable and refreshing....had to stop myself after 3 of these. Nice change of pace. Highly recommended!

dataskatt, Jan 06, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

vudu77, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

BeerNoobNC, Dec 24, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

First off, this beer is fantastic for a Pale Ale. It pours a nice hazy copper color and has a decent head. The smell is fairly strong floral hops with some malt. The flavor has a pleasant tip-of-the-tongue bit. The whole bitter hops thing lingers and it never really moves to sugary malt, which I welcome. You get a lot of earthy, floral malt up front without the heavy malt back end. The lack of sweetness makes the body seem pretty manageable; I’d definitely have a couple. Great local find.

beerdown77, Sep 25, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was Lonerider's first ever cask! Served in a British pint glass a hazy orange with a nice frothy diminishing off white head. Aroma was loads of fresh citrus hops with some sweet malts. The taste was more wonderful fresh citrus hops with enough sweet malts to provide a nice backbone, but the lingering finish was a wonderful mouthful of flavorful bitter hops. The beer was quite light, crisp and refreshing. Cheers to Lonerider for their first cask, and here's to many more great ones to come!

atsprings, Sep 24, 2010
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4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

How and why in the hell did I wait for a YEAR to try this local gem?

The appearance just looks like a pale. Nice light amber body. I want more head, but Ill forgive it. I get the hops like straight away. Serious Piney resinous hops give way to a strong sticky pineapple and mango thing that reminds of a light Lagunitas hop. Finishes with a sprucey/piney hop. Very nice. Malt smells powdery and sweet, yet light and approachable. Perfect Pale malt bill to showcase some resinous hops.

The taste is loaded with pine resin and spruce flavors, but its balanced. The sweet malt really accents what would be a fleeting mango and pineapple flavor. Alpha acid bittering hops try to really come in, but theyre kept in check for a bit, but eventually take over the metallic bite that normally is a turn off. Finishes seriously piney, but this time I really dont mind--actually I rather like it. I think it sets apart what would normally be a boring lightly hopped pale. I also get a light dank flavor that resonates, leaving it to linger until it fades away.

It feels bitter. Bitter from the light kettle hops, but the pine and spruce add to the bitterness.

I really like this beer. Its flavorful for a pale, yet drinkable. Another great NC beer.

VncentLIFE, Aug 22, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bronze colored with a lasting frothy white head. Lot's of citrus in the aroma. Grapefruit. The smell reminds me of a soda I drink in the Carribian called Ting. Biscuity malt backbone with plenty of citrus hops for the style. Grapefruit and pineapple. This beer does an excellent job of presenting lot's of hop character without it being too overwhelming. Lot's of hop flavor but still true to style. Crisp oily mouthfeel. Great beer. Possibly the best pale ale in NC.

wcudwight, Feb 28, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear, bright copper-amber color. Poured a 2 finger light tan head with good retention. Thin, inconsistent lacing.

S: Floral hops, grapefruit and citrus; clear influence of cascade and amarillo hops. Tease of biscuity malts in the background.

T: Very consistent with smell; especcially floral hops. Malt character clearer with slightly sweet crystal malt and vienna malt character. This beer is on the aggressive side of APA's.

M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Smooth and coating with a bit of lingering hop reisn on the toungue. Sharp magnum hop bitter evident in the finish.

D: This is a very good APA; aggressive, but balanced.

Haybeerman, May 13, 2010
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4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark gold with a small off-white head leaving decent lace.

Smell is earthy, herbal hops, a hint of resin, caramel sweetness developing as it warms.

Taste is surprisingly robust, bit hops and fruity esters, some caramel malt, and a herbal hop finish with moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is dry, slick, and medium-light bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good, a very tasty, full-flavored pale ale, I dig it.

ccrida, Sep 28, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into a shaker pint at the brewery in Raleigh NC.

One great looking beer here. Perfect amber textbook middle of the road color, with simple rising carbonation from the bottom. Off white small one finger creamy head that looks a little soupy. Love this textbook body color.

Unique bouquet for a pale ale. A big blast of what seems hop like citrus, but with a real creamy bent to it. It smells like some kind of citrus creamy fruit (grapefruit?) with this incredible soft malt sense. Haven't smelled a pale ale like this one.

The first thing on taste is the feel. That creamyness brings a wonderful chewy slightly sweet taffy feeling of cream and malt sweetness. Dense. The beer almost feels like it's whipped up in a mixing bowl. With this airy thickness is a good spicy hop bent but easily drinkable.

Overall a very unique and enjoyable Pale Ale. It's uniqueness might throw some people I think and they may not like it, but I really enjoyed it.

smakawhat, Jul 02, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber color with a thick two-finger head. Excellent retention, leaving strings of lace on the glass. Looks bottled-conditioned, as I poured out some sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Floral and citrus hop aroma with a solid underlying buttery biscuit and caramel malt base. More Simcoe-ish pine flavors as it warms up. Border-line IPA flavor...oily citrus and pine, slight edgy grain in the middle, finishing with a hefty bitterness, dark pine resin, and a handful of fresh, sweet malt. Aggressive for a pale ale, and in fact, on the darker side of the style. Solid, snappy, bitter mouthfeel...medium-bodied and just lively enough.

This is a rather kick-ass local beer that I somehow missed out on until now. Assertive, but nicely balanced. Very satisfying!

wedge, May 22, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

TjNewton, Sep 30, 2014
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locckdown, Mar 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Heynau10, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

thomscottson, Feb 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

cantfindme, Jul 27, 2012
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Peacemaker Pale Ale from Lonerider Brewing Company
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