Peacemaker Pale Ale | Lonerider Brewing Company

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Peacemaker Pale AlePeacemaker Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Lonerider Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

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

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1/5  rDev -72.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

Photo of handcrafty
2.23/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

The only appealing aspect of this beer was the lacing. Smells like butter toffee popcorn and the taste follows. No hops detectable, just malt, butter and sugar. No thanks.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.52/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Too malty for me, like easy drinking pales

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.58/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a finger high, with a white shade, maybe a hair off-white. Retention isn't amazing, and only a tiny ring of lacing is left on the glass.

S: Smells like a one-trick pony. The problem is, that one trick is caramel maltiness - urgh. Almost no citrus or tropical fruits, and very little pine, just toffee-laden, slightly nutty malts. While the maltiness is pulled off nicely enough, this just comes off like an amber instead of a pale. And that's not what I want.

T: Yep, the dominant flavor is caramel. Caramel, with lesser hints of toffee, marzipan, and a little nuttiness. Hops? Not here. No bitterness, no citrusy or piny flavors, no nothing. It's still within the best-by date, so it's fair game as far as I'm concerned. Frankly, this is a boring drink.

M: Well, it is relatively crisp - if nothing else, it makes the maltiness seem less imbalanced. That, and it's very well carbonated. In fact, the fizz bites the tongue firmly. I think I'll gladly take a slightly harsh fizz over an oppressively malty pale ale (which this would have been if not for the former).

O: Go into this expecting an amber and you might like it more. Since I expected - and wanted - a pale ale, I'm not really a fan. This is just a textbook pale ale that's completely 'safe' and 'mediocre', and it will not be a repeat purchase from yours truly.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of sommersb
2.92/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Tasted On: 03-16-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville

A: Pours a dark copper-colored beer with a nicely sized white head. Very good lacing and head retention. Quite a bit of floating sediment is seen in the glass -- I'm guessing hop particles?

S: Aromas are pretty light, with a hint of grassy and floral hops and not much else.

T: The taste is mainly of hop bitterness, with no malt character. The bitterness has an unpleasant astringency to it.

M: The carbonation gives this a crisp mouthfeel with a medium body. The finish has hoppy bitterness and an aftertaste of the astringency noted before.

O: Overall I wasn't too pleased with this, my first beer from Lonerider. It seemed like a one-trick pony with bitterness as the only noticeable trait and marred by an off-taste.

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2.95/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of zeledonia
2.98/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Tasted 20 March 2013.

Pours a medium orange-amber. Clear, one finger of off-white head. Good retention, nice lacing. A nice wide, slow stream of bubbles rising up. Solid.

Smell is toasty, biscuity, with an herbal sense in the background. Smells a little of toasted coconut. It's balanced, and just fine.

Taste is, similarly, fine. Maybe a little less fine than the smell. Balanced in a way, but more two-humped. Starts with toasted malts, like bread almost done baking. On comes a moderately unpleasant bitterness, herby/medicinal. That taste persists, dragging my enjoyment of the beer down every second that it's still in my mouth. After a big gulp, it almost makes me shudder.

Feel is good. Medium-bodied, with small-medium bubble carbonation stirring the pot. Lasting, more than I want it to be, given the flavors that the persist.

A decent pale ale with a mean streak. That bitter wave in the flavor really pulls everything else down for me, though some hop-heads might dig it it. A bit less hop acids, and I'd probably like this a whole lot better.

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Photo of farrago
2.98/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

About a finger's worth of creamy tan foam, pools of larger bubbles spread throughout, the lacing sticks well at first and then peels off the glass sides, retention could be a touch stronger. Gently hazy orange copper color, seems to want to get to a redder hue but instead veers off into lighter yellow, few bubbles visible. Considerable cocoa and chocolate dust in the nose, supports the sweetness in the orange, tangerine citrus as well as peach, nectarine fruit, otherwise dominated by keen herbaceousness, pine cone, peat, forest underbrush, drives into your nostrils like it's trying to kick down a door or something. Medium-bodied, somewhat calmer here but still flexing its muscles and trying to put its "six-pack" on display for all to see. This impedes a more fluid flow, enters the mouth and then gets stuck during the mid-palate. The mixed white to pink grapefruit, orange citrus clearly the major force, have to credit its inherent sweetness for its ability to stand up to the archly bitter and herbaceous hops, hard to believe this falls under the "APA" category. Pine, white pepper, black tea, twigs and tree bark support the general direction. The carbonation is strong and adds prickle without diminishing the overall density. On that score, weight outlasts most of the flavors, perhaps due to the paucity of apricot, peach fruit. In any event, tiresome halfway through the first bottle, not something I'd want to "session."

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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Peacemaker Pale Ale from Lonerider Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 255 ratings.
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