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Dominion Ale - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Dominion Ale
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BA SCORE
84
good

194 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 12
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This English style ale is malty with an assertive hop character. The result is a beautiful crystal clear amber color with a medium body.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 09-02-2001)
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

03-09-2013 22:46:28 | More by ejimhof
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.9%

03-05-2013 23:13:55 | More by Dave_Treat
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illeagle05

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

02-15-2013 02:18:10 | More by illeagle05
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zonker17

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

02-02-2013 00:19:24 | More by zonker17
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

01-28-2013 17:31:20 | More by ZachKelly
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fields336

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

A: brown, auburn w 2 finger off white foamy head. The lacing is nice and the head stays around the sides of the glass for the duration

S: toffee, caramel, light grassy hops,fruity, bready malts, toast

T: nice hop bitterness, grassy, herbal, honey, slight citrus, cracker and bready malts mixed w caramel and toffee flavors. Real nice hop bitterness and flavor stays aroun

M: medium bodied, medium carbonation, nice feel

01-06-2013 18:58:05 | More by fields336
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-19-2012 03:11:45 | More by cliff1066
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-04-2012 03:30:34 | More by t0rin0
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.9%

11-22-2012 21:57:23 | More by djrn2
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aubrey


4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

11-04-2012 03:45:54 | More by aubrey
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AleApostle

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

10-24-2012 15:05:48 | More by AleApostle
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Theheroguy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-19-2012 00:12:32 | More by Theheroguy
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%

It's hard to switch up to an English style ale after getting bombarded with so many of the American ones I have lately. This one is pretty nice. Somewhat of a spicy and bitter side to it. Smooth though. Carbonation seems to be biting a bit too hard for me. But it isn't out of control or anything. Overall, this one is alright. I'm sure it'd be nice to try on cask.

08-31-2012 05:26:40 | More by RblWthACoz
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beerpadawan

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-26-2012 23:47:32 | More by beerpadawan
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Enoch

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

08-13-2012 18:31:18 | More by Enoch
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biteme398

Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -13.5%

A fairly dark color, some shades of orange in it, not too pale though. A good head that fades to a thin film. Smell is slightly acidic with hints of a pilsner actually. Like the bottle proclaims, the body is medium, not too chewy but just slightly watery. There is a good balance between the malt and hops. Definitely milder than many pale ales that border on IPA territory. Decent for a hot day or just to relax with. Not outstanding but cromulent nevertheless.

08-09-2012 21:51:26 | More by biteme398
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briandaube

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-28-2012 16:14:27 | More by briandaube
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.35/5  rDev -9.5%

From 12oz bottle to Due South glass on 7/12/12
*From notes

A: Hazy dark golden. A big pour yields a three finger head. Moderate lacing and retention rims the glass.

S: Quite bready. Not getting a whole lot more then golden, maybe slightly toasted malt.

T: Lots of buttered toast, breakfast cereal and a touch of white smoke. Pleasant and inoffensive.

M: A bit thinner then I'd like. The body is simply too light and can't stand up to even the minimal amount of complexity the flavor profile is packin'.

O: A decent English Pale. If you're feeling compelled to check out Dominion's suds, I recommend their Beach House Pilsner or their Hop Mountain Pale Ale. Though not great, this will do in a pinch when lacking other, more expressive ales and lagers.

07-17-2012 04:50:42 | More by Rhettroactive
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ujsplace

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -6.8%

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a deep golden colored brew with flecks suspended within. The head is white and initially about one finger thick. The head quickly fades leaving some lacing and a light sudsy covering.

Smells of biscuits, a bit of toffee and some mild grassy, herbal hops.

Hop bitters a bit more pronounced, but held in check with the malt. Seems a bit metallic in the finish.

Medium/light mouthfeel with ample carbonation.

Overall, this is a ok brew, but not something that I would personally seek out. Seems watery and a bit off flavor wise. To me, it is just too lacking in flavor for my liking.

07-13-2012 01:29:21 | More by ujsplace
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beergoot

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%

Reviewed from notes taken while visiting Washington DC two weeks ago..bottle poured into a glass at the Capitol Hill Hyatt Regency bar...

Amber color; thin off-white head...

Light malt scent, not much hop aroma...

Taste: light malt; fairly bitter midway through the end...

Crisp, clean, dry...

Perhaps the beer was served too cold to bring out any substantial taste or smell qualities. Certainly drinkable as such, bot offered no defining qualities to set it off from other beers...

06-17-2012 22:59:23 | More by beergoot
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-14-2012 20:15:28 | More by THECPJ
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-10-2012 19:13:52 | More by amstokesdb9
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-11-2012 01:10:52 | More by DrFunkenstein
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.38/5  rDev -8.6%

Part of the Old Dominion sampler pack.

Pours a light golden color, very little head. Faint hoppy aroma. Taste is light to medium bodied, pretty good mouthfeel. Watery taste, a slight smack of hops, some breadiness.. finishes easy and smooth. A whole lot of 'meh' here, boring style, and kind of a boring beer. Definitely drinkable and not bad, but just way too average for my liking.

04-17-2012 02:04:53 | More by oriolesfan4
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mcphish22

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-04-2012 15:25:58 | More by mcphish22
Dominion Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.