Dominion Hop Mountain Pale Ale - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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2.78/5 rDev -23.8%
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.
01-27-2005 02:56:09 | More by LarryKemp
2.83/5 rDev -22.5%
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...
01-22-2013 02:18:35 | More by dacrza1
2.85/5 rDev -21.9%
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.
01-15-2004 02:57:14 | More by Gueuzedude
2.88/5 rDev -21.1%
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.
02-10-2013 08:06:21 | More by Ryan011235
District of Columbia
3/5 rDev -17.8%
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.
04-16-2007 23:53:04 | More by alysmith4
Dominion Hop Mountain Pale Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.