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Dominion Hop Mountain Pale Ale - Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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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:
Beer added by: pezoids on 10-26-2002

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.
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Photo of Flounder57
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a hazy copper color with some clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Some light grapefruit, fruitiness, bready, and caramel malts.

Taste: Same as above with more citrus, creaminess, and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, low to medium carbonation, medium bodied, a little chewy, and easy to drink.

Overall: A nice APA from DE. Will have to look for more of this next time I am in the mid Atlantic area.

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jminch
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ChopsMeister
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of tlacott1
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Hopmeplease
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of TequilaTom
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 11/21/12, poured into a pint glass. Maybe a bit cold, so made sure I reevluated near the end of the glass.

A - Poured a cloudy dark copper/reddish color, half a finger of head that quickly dissapates, good lacing.

A - Faint floral and grapefruit.

T - Hoppy but in no way overwhelming, bitter at the finish. Balanced. But also sort of a dull taste, maybe three months is too long for this beer before drinking.

MF - Bright start, smooth malty feel, refreshing.

O - Not entirely satisfying, as if something is missing.

Photo of kgmm77
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of illeagle05
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of patpbr
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- looks orange or a little red, a nice foamy head with lots of carbination rising.
S- hops and a hint of malt.
T- malty backbone, a little chocolate. Lots of hop flavors of citrus and pine.they blend thoughout the hop mountain.
M- medium body that has a bitter bite. A little to sweet.
O- solid pale ale, but not your run of the mill one. Try it when feeling adventurance.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up in Totowa this past weekend, having never tried this before. APA's tend to be a dime a dozen with the odd exception of Delaware in this neck of the woods and of course, this was from our First State. I expected this be pretty run of the mill and that turned out to be the case. This wasn't too strong or hoppy like some other similar beers that I've enjoyed but it had all of the characteristics that one would expect from a beer like this, the most of which were subtle but present hoppiness from start to finish.

The pour to this was a dark apricot, bordering on rust, with quite a bit of sediment and cloudiness for an APA. The head was present, frothy, but not long lasting while the only lacing to be seen was after the first few sips. After that, all of it slowly slid down the sides of my pint glass. The characteristics of the hops leaned more towards an earthy side with some hints of mango and tropical fruits mixed in for good measure. Hardly any citrus except for some grapefruit in the aftertaste and very little burn to be felt. The mouthfeel was had some resin in it but not along the lines of SNPA and the finish was relatively crisp. A good amount of carbonation here but not a lot of bubbles to be seen by the naked eye.

As for the alcohol, that was spot-on. I could only feel a bit once I polished off the bottle and it never detracted from the taste at all. While there are better examples of this out there, this was a nicely crafted beer that stayed true to form and would be a good choice for someone unaccustomed to drinking something like this. Good from start to finish!

Photo of rorjets
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Ryan011235
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.

Photo of Rupert50
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of thegerm87
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of hosehead83
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy apricot in color, with a nice two-inch dimpled cap of bone-white foam.
Aroma-Citrussy hops, toasted malt
Taste-Up-front orange rind, citrus zest, hop oil, yellow grapefruit . Faint toasted caramel malt not quite enough to off set a puckering bitterness that left this brew too one-sided to be blalnced. Flavor is more rough-cut IPA than American Pale ale.

Photo of dacrza1
2.86/5  rDev -21.6%
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...

Photo of Envelopes
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of schoolboy
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brewery is new to me, but I have this and one other to try. This is a pretty dark color with some nice head. The aroma gives a little warning of the big taste that is to come, but not enough. The taste is American - over the top. It is very bitter and piney. It is a very dry and not in the slightest bit sweet taste. It is very off balance. This much hops could have covered a lot more malt or yeast taste - they could make the same beer much bigger. Yet it has a lot of character as it, it is unique.

The aftertaste is very bitter as well. I like it and would buy it again as an American novelty - an over the top ale.

Dominion Hop Mountain Pale Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.