Peacemaker Pale Ale | Lonerider Brewing Company

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Peacemaker Pale AlePeacemaker Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lonerider Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Peacemaker is a west coast style American Pale Ale that uses several hop varieties to produce a unique and bountiful hop aroma with a balanced bitterness. A special blend of American and European malts make this a very well rounded, characterful beer.

Added by Kegatron on 12-20-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
252
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
25.2%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by atsprings:
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4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
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!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Citrus, Resin, Gummy, Level

Very palatable, both malt and hops play very well together. Citrus hoppy flavor has a soft bitterness throughout, pithy. Toasted bread, fruity, fresh grassy hop finish. A little vegtal with a faint kiss of alcohol. While not one attribute really stands outs it is a full on Pale Ale without getting bashed with hops. Job well done guys!!

STYLE: American Pale Ale | ABV: 5.7% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #94 (NOV 2014)

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

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.

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Photo of Afroman
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

BA Review #841

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of CoalPorter
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of tdm168
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.

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3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.95/5  rDev -20.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of silver0rlead
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Heynau10
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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Peacemaker Pale Ale from Lonerider Brewing Company
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