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
loneriderbeer.com

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
Ratings:
255
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
14.09%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of Outlaw_Colleen
5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Crisp and refreshing taste. Prominent hop taste, but not overly hoppy. Great taste.

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of Mrawesomebg
4.55/5  rDev +23.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of dataskatt
4.5/5  rDev +22%
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!

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of beerdown77
4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

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Photo of VncentLIFE
4.37/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

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Photo of atsprings
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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Photo of Haybeerman
4.31/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

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Photo of wcudwight
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

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Photo of ccrida
4.27/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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