Lonerider Brewing Company Reviews




weihenweizen
3.1
Lonerider Peacemaker Pale Ale
Refrigerated 12 oz. alumninum can poured into a snifter. Hazy orange with small off-white head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium body, medium carbonation, and pretty good lacing. Taste is herbal hops.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

can8ianben
3.8
Lonerider Sweet Josie
Lovely brown ale with a decent hop presence. I like this one a lot. Well balanced, but noticeably different than others in this style. Bravo
Monday, January 9, 2017

Foxbush
3.6
Lonerider DeadEye Jack
Gift from Son The porter poured a opaque black color with tan head and lacing. The aroma of roasted malt and chocolate malt greet you. Nice head retention. Then taste is wonderful chocolate, prunes and some coffee notes. The porter has a medium body with soft carbonation. The finish is wonderful with chocolate and coffee closing out this special porter..
Sunday, January 8, 2017

markwise
3.7
Lonerider Pistols at Dawn
Bottle from a recent trade. 2013 vintage. Pours a stout brown with an off-tan head. Nos is chocolate fudge and chocolate brownie with cocoa and baker’s chocolate. Flavor hits the same with brownie, baker’s chocolate, and cocoa. Medium in body and lingering Belgian chocolate in the finish. A nice beer, all told.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

beastiefan2k
4
Lonerider Pistols at Dawn
12oz can. Had no idea what this brewery is or anything more than it was a $2 9%abv impy stout. Pours dark brown, almost black, small head. A very mild impy despite being 9%, and full of adjuncts. No acrid black malts, no mineralness, low acidity, and no overbearing coffee. So many negatives not present. Aroma has the cocoa nibs more than coffee. Coffee is mild and just an accent to the beer. Mild and light earthy malts, even a little boggy, light sweetness. Flavor is xcocoa, light coffee brownie. No bigness, nothing extreme. Wowza what a beer.
Friday, January 6, 2017

hershiser2
3.5
Lonerider Hoppy Ki Yay
Can, Total Wine, West Richmond. Pours golden with an amber tint, large, soft off-white to yellowish head. Aroma of floral hops, pine, wood. Flavor is very piney - spruce tips perhaps, follows with grapefruit peel and a bit of mango juice and pepper. Pretty good.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Darwenus
2.5
Lonerider Peacemaker Pale Ale
I mean, OK, fine, I guess. This beer pours copper colored without much foam. The aroma is malty and the flavor is malty, but not really distinct or rich or interesting. Not bright and hoppy enough to be a good lawnmower beer, but the malt just lays there. It’s not a terrible beer but it’s really not much of a beer at all.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

mansquito
3.3
Lonerider Sweet Josie
Total Wine, Fairfax cans: pours straight brown with a light beige head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, breads, and hints o hops. Taste has low bitterness. Tate is light sweet. Easy to drink. Nicely mild aftertaste.
Sunday, December 25, 2016

jgb9348
3.8
Lonerider Pistols at Dawn (Barrel Aged)
Rich dark brown coloured body with a two centimetre tall light brown-head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with a very earthy and almost mushroomy scent along with some light alcohol notes. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich roasty flavours dominate with a little bourbon, oak, grain and malt along with oatmeal and some specialty grains. Aftertaste shows a bit more of the complexity with some vanilla, a lot of caramelised sugar sweetness and a touch of the bourbon and alcohol notes that permeate throughout, and make this well rounded! Overall, a nice and rich beer that shows some moderate complexity and depth, while hiding the alcohol pretty well and not showing up too much of the barrels, either. I sampled this ten ounce snifter on draught at Whole Foods in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia on 06-December-2016 for US$6,00 at the end of my driveway!
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

njnut
2.9
Lonerider Sweet Josie
Poured from can a nice deep amber with tan head with good retention. Aroma is total caramel malts with bit of chocolate. Sweet on nose. Taste is same. Bitters in finish a bit.
Monday, December 5, 2016

downender
3.3
Lonerider Sweet Josie
Bottle from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Copper coloured, with a decent, white, head. Sweet, with brown sugar and hints of berry fruits, before a touch of toasty malts and gentle, slightly boozy, finish. Good.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

obxdude10
3.3
Lonerider Hoppy Ki Yay
Below-average IPA for my likes. The beer poured a golden color with a small-ish off-white head. The head did leave some decent lacing around the glass. The body of flavors were just lacking in depth and complexity. I definitely would have liked to have more hops overall.
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Foxbush
3.5
Lonerider Addie’s Revenge
Draft at Burger Bach in Short Pump, VA The ale poured a hazy amber color with an off white head and lacing. The aroma of floral hops and crystal malts. The flavor was difficult to define. There was a bready maltiness mixed with some hop bitterness. The ale has a medium body with soft carbonation. Just an average IPA it needs more clear definition in the undefined bitterness.
Friday, November 18, 2016

Cybercat
3.1
Lonerider Hoppy Ki Yay
Can. Pours clear amber with a frothy eggshell head. Aroma offers resiny hops but not much else. Flavor presents woody hops riding fresh malt and a hint of fruit. Mouthfeel features decent fizz and body. Hoppy ki yay, motherflipper!
Friday, October 28, 2016

jw0406
3.2
Lonerider Hoppy Ki Yay
12 o can pours a dark orange color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, vegetal, spice. Medium bodied, a nice ipa, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, October 24, 2016

altonbrownd
4.1
Lonerider Addie’s Revenge
Can from Total Wine & More, McLean. Light amber body with medium, puffy head. Nose is hoppy, toasty. Taste is strong hops, lots of floral flavors, citrus. Creamy and really smooth. Excellent.
Monday, October 17, 2016

Maverick34
3.4
Lonerider DeadEye Jack
Draught from pork barrel. Deep brown to black pour. Pretty roasted. Decent Porter
Sunday, October 16, 2016

crossovert
2.2
Lonerider The Hops You Rode In On
355ml can. This one is basically hop water, it isn’t that hoppy either, mostly water.
Sunday, October 16, 2016

crossovert
2.3
Lonerider Sweet Josie
355ml can. This is a sweet brown ale, way too sweet, liek a sweet sugar brownie, nto great.
Sunday, October 16, 2016

ACHops
3.5
Lonerider Hoppy Ki Yay
12 oz can, served in a pint glass. Pours slightly hazy orangish amber with thin creamy white head. Aroma is grassy and vegetal hops, sweet nectarine citrus on the back. Taste is sweet toasted caramel malt, hops are dank, grassy, and bitter. Lingers bitter with off notes on the finish. Opens up quite a bit and allows some nice citrusy flavor to show, but those off notes do stand out and limit this overall.
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Bamsen78
3.9
Lonerider Pistols at Dawn
Draught @ Churchkey, Washington, DC. Pours cloudy very dark brown with small light tan head. Clear aroma of malt, darck chocolate and roast, with notes of vanilla and barrel. Sweetish flavour of malt and vanilla,mwith notes of chocolate and roast, and hints of fruit and yeast. Lactic hints. Roasty and barrellike afteaste with hints of yeast. Good.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

kerenmk
3.4
Lonerider The Hops You Rode In On
On tap at Miller’s Charlottesville, VA, 9.5.16. Clear gold with a white head. Aroma is very citrusy - orange and tangerine. Bitter and perfume-like taste of orange blossom with the faintest biscuit base. Light-to-medium body, mellow bitter finish and a little hop oild.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Bailz316
3.4
Lonerider Sweet Josie
Pours a deep brown with minimal tan head. Notes of toffee. A little too bitter an aftertaste for me
Sunday, October 9, 2016

kramer
2.9
Lonerider Addie’s Revenge
Can. Pours a ear dark gold body with a small fizzy white head. The nose is a mix of citrusy hops and a slightly sweet caramel malt base. The flavor is a bit muddled, a mix of light bitterness and citrus pith, with a caramel and bready maltiness. It just isn’t all that bright or crisp. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. This was ok, but it’s a bit murky and muddled for me.
Friday, September 30, 2016

alobar
3.4
Lonerider Addie’s Revenge
Golden orange pour with white soapy head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and bread. Grapefruit, pine flavor with hint of caramel and some bread. Decent IPA.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

radagast83
3.4
Lonerider Hoppy Ki Yay
12oz can. Poured a amber color. Aroma was roasted malts, light tropical fruit notes. Flavor was light herbal, toasted malts. Light citrus. Light grapefruit juicy notes.
Thursday, September 22, 2016

obguthr
3.6
Lonerider Hoppy Ki Yay
Can: Tangerine and mango nose, honey underneath, not strong. Cloudy amber, medium yellow head, good lacing, wisps of fine sediment. Honeycomb, orange peel, lillies. Medium body, easy carbonation, resinous. Full flavored, bitterness is a bit too harsh and biting
Monday, September 19, 2016

GenDV138
3.2
Lonerider Pistols at Dawn (Barrel Aged)
6 oz pour at Snallygaster 2016. Brownish black with tan head. Aromas of roast, dark chocolate. Tastes of cocoa, malt, roast, dark fruit. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
Monday, September 19, 2016

Radek Kliber
3.3
Lonerider Addie’s Revenge
Where and how: tasting VB (can 12 oz)
Aroma: slightly sulfuric notes, slightly creamy and peppery, spicy hops. Mildly flawed.
Appearance :
Top: large rocky white cap.
Base: hazy amber gold
Palate : medium lighter head, average finer carbonation.
Taste: blend of sweet malts with herbal citrusy side. Not bad not great.

Friday, September 16, 2016

r464
3
Lonerider Addie’s Revenge
A bit of malty sweetness coupled with a pine resin hops bitterness. Long finish. Full, but a bit bland.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Drake
3.6
Lonerider Hoppy Ki Yay
12 ounce can from Beer Run, 3/14/16. Slightly hazy dark amber, thin fizzy tan head, decent retention. Aroma of citrus hops and toasted malt. The taste is grapefruit, mango, herbal notes, toasted malt. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

OldGrowth
3
Lonerider Pit Wit
Half pint at brewery good aroma, sweet, herbal. Sweet wheat and clove , tad hazed golden orange color. Ok head and lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, plight creamy mouthfeel, sweet herbal finish solid wit, clove and wheat.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

OldGrowth
3.3
Lonerider Saloon Style Pilsner
Pint at brewery. Good aroma. Lemon and bread. Clean golden yellow color, ok head that faded quickly to a ring. Little to no lace. Bitter flavor. Light body, thin creamy mouthfeel crisp bitter finish. Solid pils, lemon peal adds a nice zip without overwhelming the Pilsner.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

hopdog
2.7
Lonerider Peacemaker Pale Ale
12oz can. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized head. Earthy, some bread, citrus, and some caramel.
Thursday, September 1, 2016

hopdog
2.7
Lonerider Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen
12oz can. Poured a golden color with a white head. Bananas, cloves and wheat as one would expect in a Hefe ...
Thursday, September 1, 2016

hopdog
3.2
Lonerider DeadEye Jack
Can. Poured a dark brown with a tan head. Roast, some chocolate, and a light coffee in the finish.
Thursday, September 1, 2016

ttroha
2.8
Lonerider The Preacher
Draft at a restaurant. Pours hazy gold with aroma of citra hops. Tastes of malt and fruity hops. Dry aftertaste. Easy drinking beer
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

travita
2.9
Lonerider Starry Plough
Nitro tap. The look is a nice creamy tan head, black in color, dark look. The smell is nitro light, cocoa, malt, good for what I can get. The taste is earthy, dry, typical to style which is to say watery and boring.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

malvrich
3.4
Lonerider Saloon Style Pilsner
Can dated best by 12/23 into a pils glass. A: Very pale yellow and very fizzy with a small head that fell to a flat layer and left lots of lace. S: Grassy lemon scent with light white bread malt note. T: Sharp snappy herbal/leafy or grassy bitterness. Slight lemon zest on the finish and only the faintest hint of cracker. Light and somewhat watery but tasty if not complex. M: Again, light bodied and thin. Extremely high refreshment value. Nice clean and very dry finish. O: Simple light, clean dry pilsner. A bit watery but a very nice hot weather refresher; and you can drink these all day. I like it.
Saturday, August 20, 2016

mike5326
2.8
Lonerider Addie’s Revenge
Poured from a can. Clear golden color, nice medium white head. Strong pine oil aroma. Medium body with a pine oil flavor and a medium pine finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, August 19, 2016

Larry_Duffman
3.1
Lonerider Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen
I had it from the can. The aroma is banana and yeast. The taste is banana, yeast, and slight spice. It was smooth and creamy with some carbonation. This was a decent one.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

hershiser2
3.1
Lonerider Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen
Can from Walhole. Pours slightly hazy golden with a large soft off-white head. Aroma of school glue, yeast, and sour banana. Taste is mushy banana, light clove, light green grass. Not bad.
Monday, August 15, 2016

Barreras
2.6
Lonerider Tres Vaqueros
Pours an amber color with a slight alcohol malt mixture aroma. Taste is honey, mashed malt, and a minor whiskey flavor. This beer lacked some complexity and it left a bitterness in the aftertaste.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Vir4030
1.4
Lonerider Hoppy Ki Yay
Pours a clear orange brown with little flecks. Good head. Aroma is pizza. Flavor is roasted malts. Oh no. Not good.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Maverick34
3.6
Lonerider Addie’s Revenge
Canned. Gold orange pour. Some pine citrus blending into sweet malts. Pretty decent
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Maverick34
3.3
Lonerider Hoppy Ki Yay
Canned. Poured a orange amber. Some citrus and stuff. Not too bad, nothing spectacular
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Emeister84
3.1
Lonerider Mutual Ale
On tap at Carolina Ale House (Short Pump, VA). Aromas are herbal and a little spicy, some citrus, crackery. Hazy gold with a mostly lasting white head. Pretty dry, floral, herbaceous. Light-medium bodied.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

keepersj12
3.4
Lonerider Hoppy Ki Yay
Decent everyday beer. The ratings are fairly low due to that fact. This is a beer you can come home to. Not over hopped or too harsh just a rock solid beer. There should be a category for this type of brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mep3222
3.5
Lonerider Sweet Josie
Chocolate malt aroma. Nice body and full flavored. Has a descent amount of hops to balance the malt but it is not too bitter. Overall a nice brown. Maybe slightly on the bitter side actually. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, July 10, 2016

hman43
3.4
Lonerider Sweet Josie
Dark amber in color with a moderate brown head. Aromas of caramel and roast with some fruit. Flavors of caramel and roast with a bit of floral.
Saturday, July 9, 2016