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Dominion Ale - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Dominion Ale
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195 Ratings

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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 12
Gots: 3 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

NikD, Mar 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

ejimhof, Mar 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Dave_Treat, Mar 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

illeagle05, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of zonker17
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

zonker17, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of ZachKelly
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

ZachKelly, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of fields336
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

fields336, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

cliff1066, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

t0rin0, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -18.9%

djrn2, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of aubrey
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

aubrey, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of AleApostle
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

AleApostle, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Theheroguy
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Theheroguy, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

RblWthACoz, Aug 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Enoch
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Enoch, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of biteme398
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

biteme398, Aug 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

briandaube, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Rhettroactive, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of ujsplace
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

ujsplace, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of beergoot
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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...

beergoot, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +8.1%

THECPJ, Jun 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

amstokesdb9, Jun 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

DrFunkenstein, May 11, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

oriolesfan4, Apr 17, 2012
Dominion Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.