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Dominion Ale | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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3.69/5
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200 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
olddominion.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

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.

Added by kbub6f on 09-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,911
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
200
pDev:
11.65%
Bros Score:
4.42
 
 
Wants:
14
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9
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Photo of beergoot
3.58/5  rDev -3%
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...

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
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
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
2.42/5  rDev -34.4%
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 Rschis16
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
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%

Dominion Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 200 ratings
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