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Peacemaker Pale Ale - Lonerider Brewing

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Peacemaker Pale AlePeacemaker Pale Ale

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lonerider Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 12-20-2009)
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Photo of gregu2

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-15-2012 22:43:06 | More by gregu2
Photo of Ryan011235


3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-05-2012 06:38:39 | More by Ryan011235
Photo of Cylinsier


3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Pours a coppery amber color, light almost white head retains as a lacing.

Piney floral hop nose with some bready malts.

Piney bitter hopper flavor with some mild bready malt sweetness.

Medium body with a mild sting of carbonation.

A good ale, hits the spot. Might not go seeking this out, but would have one again if it was in front of me. Worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2012 23:14:32 | More by Cylinsier
Photo of EasyReader

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +22%

12-31-2011 19:32:14 | More by EasyReader
Photo of BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +22%

12-24-2011 02:16:25 | More by BeerNoobNC
Photo of mdfb79

New York

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received this today as an extra from Chrisheartsbeer; thanks man! Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent medium-orange color with two fingers of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for two to three minutes and leaves some spotty lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of bready malts, citrus hops, grains, oranges, toasted malts, light caramel malts. Pretty nice, and pretty malt forward.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, bready malts, grains, floral hops, oranges, burnt and toasted malts, and light caramel malts. More hops here than the nose, and a very light bitterness to it. A step up from the nose to me.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Light bitterness and pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty nice pale ale. Nose is malt forward while the taste brings out some more hops, something I would have again.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 01:53:32 | More by mdfb79
Photo of JimKal

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pale amber, pours with a one inch head that dissipates to about 1/2 inch in short order
S: citrus notes
T:Very hop forward but not over the top. In my pinion, it approaches the taste of an IPA
M: Smooth and balanced
O: I really enjoy this Pale Ale. Yes, there are other Pale Ales that are as good but if you live in NC and want to drink a local, I think you can't go wrong with this one. It is now a staple in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 20:17:18 | More by JimKal
Photo of TheRougeBastard

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lone Rider Brewery states this is their "west-coast" style American pale ale" and in my honest opinion, they hit the mark! Being a huge fan of Stone & Rouge brews, Lone Rider nails the west coast vibe with the their Peacemaker!
Not one to go to such extremes but it looked, smelled and tasted like an extremely well-made pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 05:04:59 | More by TheRougeBastard
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3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a light amber color with a one finger off-white head. Very clear, with only a small amount of tiny particulates.

Nose is sweet and malty with a crisp citrusy hop presence.

Taste is slightly watery but present malt backbone to the quite bitter and not very fruity hop character.

Moderate carbonation with a light and slightly watery body. High amount of bitterness in finish.

Overall an okay pale ale but a bit too heavy on the bittering hops and not enough on aromatics. Won't probably drink again.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 01:50:52 | More by syrupjoe
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-16-2011 03:20:08 | More by oline73
Photo of NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-15-2011 16:26:32 | More by NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +35.5%

11-14-2011 17:32:07 | More by TEAMHOLT
Photo of Bendurgin


3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another one from Brent. Poured into a pint glass. This one pours a hazy golden straw color with a thin cap of white head.

Lots of malts in the aroma. Grainy and toasty with a light citrus hop background. Slightly bitter to round this one out. Kind of a malt heavy pale ale if you ask me. Caramel malts with a grainy flavor and just a hint of bitter hops in the background.

The body is a bit on the heavier side (for a pale ale that is). Good carbonation also. Overall nothing offensive here. It doesn't taste bad but I think it misses the mark of a west coast style pale ale as it is described on the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 00:06:19 | More by Bendurgin
Photo of ccrida


4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 00:21:01 | More by ccrida
Photo of beerdown77

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 23:12:21 | More by beerdown77
Photo of Luigi

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed just a drive away from my house.

Pours out a hazy copper color and starts off with a nice white 1 finger head. Head retention is ok but does lace the glass.

The aroma is rich with citrus/pine notes. Reminds me of an IPA. Which, is nice. Some slight sweetness from the barley malt and alcohol.

The taste emulates the aroma.
Bitter hops dominate the flavor. Pine and citrus notes linger around for a bit. Bread like malts and alcohol work well to bring some balance but, this is a hoppy pale ale.

lightly carbonated with a medium/light body.

Pretty much everything you would want and expect from an American Pale Ale. Now I just have to try it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 05:23:04 | More by Luigi
Photo of Gilly1980

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into my trusty Guinness pint glass.

A- Nice copper/amber color. Slightly hazy with about half an inch of off-white head that didn't stick around but left moderate lacing on the glass.

S- Bright and spicy with hints of grass. Very IPA-like.

T- Caramel notes with a hint of pretzel and a hoppiness I didn't expect.

M- Slightly sticky with a pretty strong hop tingle.

O- I'm a big IPA fan and this beer pleasantly surprised me. I didn't really what to expect from this beer but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Could almost pass for an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 22:47:44 | More by Gilly1980
Photo of DustinPowers74

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. The ale poured a hazy copperish color with nice head and some lacing. Many flavors attack your senses. Some caramel and toffee. This is a medium body ale with some mild bitterness. Smooth finish with some unidentified chemicals in the aftertaste. Just an average pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 19:23:47 | More by DustinPowers74
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3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a one-finger, head of egg shell white foam. It left some thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very floral with some sweet caramel notes.

T - Good malty flavor with sweet caramel. There is a mild citric bite of hop bitterness with a touch of pine.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a clean finish.

O - This is a good sessionable APA from Lonerider. I enjoyed their porter, too. Thanks to drfabulous for sending this one to CoMo.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 14:00:37 | More by zeff80
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2011 09:17:15 | More by tdm168
Photo of Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 6/28/11
*From notes

A BIG thanks goes out to escargobier for hookin' a white boy up with this one. Cheers, Mike!

A: A dark, almost rubyish hint to it. This is dark for an APA. A two finger head and moderate lacing are the product of a standard pour.

S: Honey wheat bread. It's slightly oaty with a touch of hearty granola. A kiss of English style hops is detectable from a distance.

T: Heavy amounts of barley and wheat germ. Bittering hop oil makes its way onto the middle of my palate too, though this comes across quite earthy from top to bottom.

M: For a 5% ABV brew, I'm not complaining. It's got a really solid texture and weight, giving this one a bit more oomph then your standard APA. Well done here.

O: Lonerider's Peacemaker Pale Ale is another good quality brew from an up and comer. I can't say this beer wow'ed me, but it'd be a smart choice for everyday drinking.

I'm excited to see where Lonerider goes from here.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 23:44:34 | More by Rhettroactive
Photo of KickbacksSteve


4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in pint glass on tap at the saloon at the music factory in Charlotte. Moderate head and retention. Soapy, not sticky lacing. Aroma is pleasant, mildly grassy. Taste is mildly bitter in the way of grass, nice mild sweetness for balance. Really a tasty and very fresh and easy to drink pale ale with a soft, bitter and caramel aftertaste.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2011 01:53:40 | More by KickbacksSteve
Photo of smakawhat


4.28/5  rDev +16%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2011 13:00:26 | More by smakawhat
Photo of devilben02

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich orange-amber color, with a big, fluffy, sticky sand-colored head on top. The aroma is very muted, with only a bit of floral, earthy hop bitterness and a light caramel sweetness coming through. The flavor is much more pronounced, with a highly-hopped combination of pine, earth, and herbs contrasting with a dry, toast-like malt base. The texture is quite resinous, which combined with only a light carbonation makes this one feel a bit heavy.

Overall, this beer isn't as easy-drinking as I would prefer in a pale ale due to the combination of the heavy mouthfeel and potency of the flavors. That said, it is bold and flavorful, making a satisfying occasional selection.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 18:06:45 | More by devilben02
Photo of KTCamm

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

Coppor colored with good inch of fizzy white foam. Dark amber. Hoppy malty smell with some notes of pine. Pleasant. Full bodied malt taste with a full circle of bittering. Several hop flavors blending throughout. Flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 10:59:05 | More by KTCamm
Peacemaker Pale Ale from Lonerider Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.