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Dominion Hop Mountain Pale Ale - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Dominion Hop Mountain Pale AleDominion Hop Mountain Pale Ale

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301 Ratings
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A rich, red ale made in the American Pale Ale style, our Pale Ale has strong hop character, medium, dry finish and floral hop aroma.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 10-26-2002)
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EddieJoe

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

03-03-2012 19:10:27 | More by EddieJoe
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KevMo84

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

06-07-2014 07:24:40 | More by KevMo84
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tdatt43

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

01-27-2014 01:20:33 | More by tdatt43
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Klebe

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

06-20-2014 14:55:57 | More by Klebe
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Hopmeplease

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

03-09-2013 01:10:28 | More by Hopmeplease
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

07-13-2012 21:37:22 | More by Blaze5445
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illeagle05

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

02-15-2013 02:18:47 | More by illeagle05
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pixieskid

Germany

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

03-26-2012 15:04:45 | More by pixieskid
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LarryKemp

Texas

2.78/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A very clear amber with a firm white long lasting head. A very nice looking beer.

A predominate butter aroma overpowered all other smells. I could make out slight hops in the background, but the more I sipped the more butter I got.

The taste was subtle hop bitterness. There was some malt but not really a lot of anything.

The mouthfeel was medium and the first couple sips had a buttery slickness. There was a bitter finish at the rear of the roof of the mouth that was close t o style but the rest was disappointing.

As I type this, all I can think of is popcorn. Sorry, but the butter is in my nose and on my tongue. There are two more beers from my BOM box. Hopefully the others are better. I could not recommend this beer except as an example of a bad Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2005 02:56:09 | More by LarryKemp
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dacrza1

New Jersey

2.83/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Date: 12 January 2013...
Glassware: Yuengling pint...
Occasion: Playoff football--no Browns, but oh well...
Appearance: nice burnt orange, vibrantly bubbling body supporting a creamy single-finger, off-white head...
Aroma: soft, buttery nut scent; almost popcorn (corny?) overtones; hops are so subtle they are not noticeable...
Taste: almost balanced, with a slightly off-centered malt profile; not nutty, buttery, or descript...
Palate: medium-bodied, crunchy at the teeth; foamy...
Overall: Not really a "mountain" of hops, and unlike the label's boast, not really a declaration of hop love either...serviceable, but not neearly as appealing as other pales...

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 02:18:35 | More by dacrza1
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice deep clear copper color and is topped by a two inch thick light tan head that is made up of largish sized bubbles. The aroma is buttery and slightly spicy from the hops that are used. Up front it is fairly clean tasting, the finish is mostly dominated by a butteryness that is most likely form diacetyl. This beer is fairly mild in the hop department.

This would be a pretty nice drinking pale ale if not for the diacetyl that comes to dominate this beer. The butter flavor is not out of control but it is just a bit too much for my liking. Though it is drinkable, and has a certain spiciness to it, which seems to be part of the hop character.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2004 02:57:14 | More by Gueuzedude
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a Booth's High & Dry Gin snifter on 2/9/13

Bottling Date: 12/04/12

Cloudy copper with orange highlights in the light. Away from the light it looks rusty. Fast rising head a notch above two fingers. The bubbles dissipate leaving ample lace and a foamy dome.

At first smell, my impression was that of caramel bread water. Once the head died away, the hops emerge a bit more: pine, orange pith, soap, hints of lemon/lime. Botanical, herbal notion. But there's still a strong caramel and bread presence.

The taste is pretty pedestrian; piney hops with intermittent citric zest, toasty bread and some caramel. Bitterness picked up midway through but mellowed a little over time.

Medium body with a resiny, gritty feel. Moderately low carbonation; rather smooth. I have no major gripes with the feel.

Overall impression; drinkable but ultimately forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 08:06:21 | More by Ryan011235
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MLasoski

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-26-2012 00:57:23 | More by MLasoski
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bcraven01


3/5  rDev -17.8%

04-25-2012 22:44:30 | More by bcraven01
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

07-22-2014 17:15:23 | More by curlybird
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.8%

07-29-2013 00:38:05 | More by mwbrady12
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ONN8

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.8%

05-29-2013 02:44:14 | More by ONN8
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-19-2013 20:06:35 | More by ejimhof
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-28-2012 03:05:22 | More by akttr
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tpacek

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.8%

07-09-2014 14:23:18 | More by tpacek
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-14-2011 07:11:58 | More by HumphreyLee
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cjbeckman

Delaware

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-06-2013 00:27:13 | More by cjbeckman
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-13-2013 01:26:32 | More by bsuedekum
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

11-29-2011 04:20:06 | More by jenray
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Typical, typical, typical. But good, good, good. A classic representation of an APA, with a fresher twist. I found this on tap at the Old Dominion Brewhouse here in town, and was glad that it did not disappoint. (It's worth mentioning that the hot wings I ordered to go with the brew were excellent.) I know this won't be the last time I visit the place, and I would order the same food and drink again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2007 23:53:04 | More by alysmith4
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Dominion Hop Mountain Pale Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.