JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Watts Grocery, Durham. Crisp looking bright orange pour with big bubbles and a spritzy rather than creamy head. Soft grassy hops in the nose, appealing and suggesting a decent malt complexity underneath. Body was a bit thin, however, and while there was some nice interplay between bready malts and citrus, the taste got a bit bland too quickly for my taste. Decent brew, which I’d try again, but not super impressed on first try.
Getbetter (669) - Cucamonga, California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a tap.The pour is an orange with barely any head.I taste sweet melon with a slick and sticky texture
wesyates (46) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No comment. Peacemaker is good. Sweet Josie is really better nuff said. Mediun road PA.
AR (944) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong bitterness is the predominate aspect of this beer. There is an obvious malt, but suppressed by the bitterness. Sort of unusual without a stronger hop flavor.
PorterPounder (4957) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Conyers, Ga - Mellow Mushroom - on tap. Slightly murky medium copper pour - medium thick off-white head. Light spruce aroma, hint of mint. Nice subtle citrus bitterness, some gumball sweetness, a minty finish. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. Pretty decent.
ChainGangGuy (4233) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark golden body, delicately hazed, with a diminutive, white head. Very light lacing.
Smell: A mixture of melted caramel, fruity citrus, and leafy herbs with a backing of biscuit and resins.
Taste: Sweetish, caramel-brushed biscuit tops. Very lightly nutty. This combines for a taste of toffee. Hops are floral, fruity initially, then, a bit resiny as the bitterness begins to accumulate. Rebound of malty sweetness, though some bitterness remains, as the fruitiness combines into the semi-dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A flavorful, hop-forward pale ale without going downright bananas on the bitterness.
eRock_2013 (70) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good, but not exceptional, pacific coast pale ale, brewed on the east coast in NC. Aroma is of floral hops, while the taste features an earthy hoppiness similar to a Fat Tire. Average bitterness. Finishes fairly clean. If you're looking to drink local in the southeast US then definitely worth sampling.
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ellolovey (407) - Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bastie Boys. Clear amber pour with a frothy ivory head. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, and sweet malts. Taste is very subtle. Light and creamy. Loads of floral hops followed by a sweet malt backbone. Easy drinking.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight hop aroma. Easy drinking American Pale Ale with a little hop flavor balanced with a malty finish. It’s Okay.
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle dated best before 8 May. 2013 into a lager glass. Tasting/rating done back-to-back with a Lagunitas Pale Ale.
The two couldn’t be more different for ones put in the same category. While the Lagunitas had a strong hop component and could pass for an IPA, the Lonerider has a strong sweet malt component and could (in a blind test) probably pass for a brown or amber ale. Dark for style, but not brown, this ale is a deep orange-amber color and clear, with a fine beige head that has great retention and leaves some sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma is moderately hoppy, and about as expected. The taste, however, has a strong, caramel, light and medium roast malt base that are more obvious than the relatively light hop component. Overall, mild bitterness by the finish. More malt, and caramel, in the finish and aftertaste than expected. Complex flavor components integrate nicely. Medium body; medium carbonation; semi-dry finish.
O: A complex and tasty APA that is way more malty than average for style. Adequate hops for style. Recommended, especially if you like both brown and PA styles.
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Liquid honey in appearance, leaning towards orange. A good bit of gum too. Inconsistently bubbled, lumpy off white head. Gentle floral hop aroma, with a bit of green leaf. Unfortunately, the pleasant aroma does not translate into a comparable flavor. Heavily resined light dry earth, and not much else; hops are covered by resin, and the potential for a crisp mouthfeel is nil.