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Dominion Ale - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Dominion Ale
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84
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199 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of rarbring
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear amber beer, off-white head with good lacing but small curtains.

Smelling of grass and nuts.

Brown bread, read apples, nettles and fresh grass.

Medium carbonation, fresh with a small body, a dry finish.

A nice English IPA from the new world, a tad spritzy but OK.

Photo of beersis81
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
2.4/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz to stange. Bottled 7/20/11. Sampled 11/13/11.

A: Three finger foamy/fluffy head - light khaki colored. Decent retention, with dimples forming on the cap and depositing sea foam lace as it recedes. The body is orange-amber with respectable clarity.

S: Leans toward malt dominant - toffee and caramel. Lightly toasted. Grassy hops. Neutral yeast.

T: Lackluster interpretation of an English Ale.

M: Medium body with a semi-thick creamy texture. Aptly carbonated.

O: This beer is a prime example of why many beer drinking Americans have a hard time appreciating English ales...More often than not, U.S. brewers do not represent the style well.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a very slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down and left a patch of bubbles on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of toasted malts in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, flavors of toasted malts along with some notes of malty sweetness are present in the taste. There is a slight amount of bitterness and hints of spiciness in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and quite sessionable. It would probably pair well with food because its flavors are not that strong.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of chodinheaven
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy deep amber in hue with a creamy white head on top that takes its time to dissapate down to a thin, patchy sheet. Some lacing. The aroma is a bit musty with a citrusy, bready malt backing. The hops are very lightly citrusy. Honestly, smells like a malt forward english style ale should smell.

The mustiness transfers to the taste pretty clearly in a bready malt form. The hops impart a fresher citrusy, herbal taste and dance around bitterness on the sides of the palate. A bit nutty as well. Maybe a tad of skunkweed. Lots of biscuity malt backbone in this one, making for a medium to full body. Creamy mouthfeel that coats the palate at first and is then washed away by the medium-high carbonation level, leading into a long, dry finish. A bit of a citrusy syrup in the lingering aftertaste. Definitely a clean example of the style and one that is actually pretty nice. It has an easy smoothness going for it that makes it pretty drinkable. Not my favorite style of beer, so I might not seek it out again, but wouldn't turn it down. It reminds me of a more flavorful Bass Pale Ale.

Photo of JimKal
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a head that dissipates fairly quickly but leaves some lacing behind.

There is a definite aroma of malt. A very refreshing odor to the beer.

It begins with a very malt forward taste but finishes with a slightly bitter or sour taste. This isn't a bad taste and feels appropriate to the style.

I really enjoyed this beer and think it would pair well with a number of dishes that were not overly spiced.

If this were readily available locally I think I would keep a number of bottles around on a regular basis.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Jimmys
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: a clear, bright reddish amber with vivacious carbonation. head is vigilant and leaves a nice lacing behind. as good as you are gonna get looks-wise.

S: aroma is toasty and grainy. reminds me of multi-grain bread lightly toasted. a mildly fruitiness mostly comprised of pear. okay complexity, but i wish there was a larger hop aroma...

T: a very very mild sweetness meets an army of earthy hop goodness. not spicy, but more a one-note english hop variety. finish is quite dry.

M: mild carbonation on a light/medium body.

D: this is a lighter EPA is my biggest complaint. too light. they need to bulk up the hops please.

Photo of nickthetick
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: pours a clear orange-ish into a pilsner glass with a finger and a half of light khaki head that leaves moderate lacing.

S: beautiful dark and ripe oranges and a nice sweet caramel malt.

T: sweet oranges and nice caramel with a bit of pine hoppiness.

MF: sweet, thick, little carbonation.

O: ok, not great and defiantly not my favorite. A little too thick and too sweet.

Dominion Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.