The Hops You Rode In On
Lonerider Brewing Company

The Hops You Rode In OnThe Hops You Rode In On
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #6,184
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
84
Ranked #38,426
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 10.22%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
40
From:
Lonerider Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Spring
Wants
  0
Gots
  11
SCORE
84
Good
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Reviews by daliandragon:
Photo of daliandragon
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

These local brewers have been plugging away for years but never really caught fire. This has a handsome dull copper hue with a wet, fading off white head. Lacing already apparent and the nose is grassy citrus ,light pine, and a little black pepper.
As a few other tasters have mentioned, the most noticeable characteristic is the dryness. It doesn't smother the mellow bitterness but definitely tempers it. Stiff, even mouthfeel accentuates the taste for me. If this was too thin or watery, it would be a serious problem.

Not as full flavored or drinkable as several session IPAs I've had, but certainly not a bad effort.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dbrauneis
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a relatively clear medium golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation, moderate amounts of medium sized light yeast particulates in suspension, and light amounts of copper highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a half finger thick pillowy layer covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit pith, and herbal hops over the top of light aromas of grainy malts.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of grainy malts with a light amount of sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit pith, and herbal hops which impart a light amount of bitterness in the finish which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: A slightly different take on a session IPA with a little more dryness and not as much bitterness as some of the others on the market. Easy to drink and enjoyable with well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of oberon
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Came in a standard pint a clear light golden with a thinner but well sustained white head atop.A decent shot or citrus and pine in the nose along with a crisp malt base.Light in the feel to be expected but there is nice fresh hop flavors and stays quite dry.It is what it is...a nice dryer sessionable hoppy beer.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dippy
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

It is a nice session ipa. Different than others. Nice. Fresh. Crisp

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Photo of rangerred
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bacher468
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From s can.
D slightly hazy Amber body with a good white head.
Surprisingly set and slightly spicy nose.
Very good, medium strength flavor that's remarkably sweet up front.

Light body with medium carbonation.
Tasty, easy drink inn and refreshing: just what a session beer should be

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Photo of whatname
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zekeman17
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcbeers
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GTJayG
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeeEvolved
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DVMin98
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of qcbrewer
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kbuzz
2.6/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of baklo
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EConnOG
3.02/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopsForBrains
2.69/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

One word: BLAND
NO HOP OR CITRUS TASTE WHATSOEVER

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Photo of TTripp725
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Hops You Rode In On from Lonerider Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 40 ratings