Dominion Hop Mountain Pale Ale | Old Dominion Brewing Company

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Dominion Hop Mountain Pale AleDominion Hop Mountain Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

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.

Added by stirgy on 10-26-2002

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours an orange amber color with a 2" head that lasts a while. Nice lace paints the glass.

Smell: caramel and an earthy hop bitterness comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, moderate grapefruit citrus, a bit of orange, and a general earthy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout. Slightly dry at thie finish.

Overall: a very mild pale ale that doesn't overly excite the taste buds. One will do in a session.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at the washington dulles taproom.

Appearance: pours a slightly cloudy reddish amber with a finger of off white head that fades to a small layer with mild lacing.

Smell: some malt but not sweet. Citrus peel hops as well.

Taste: more bitter than expected. Citrus peel hop bitterness with enough malt to play back up. Finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: not very pale. Nice flavor, would have another.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours orange with a long lasting, white head. Aroma is of orange fruit, citrus hops and hints of caramel. Body is medium and tangy. Flavors are a lot of citrus hops, orange, some caramel and biscuit malt. Finish is long and hoppy. I liked that orange taste.

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3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on date: 03/07/12
Slow pour into a standard pint glass.

A: A rich copper with a touch of red and just a little cloudy. There was a light beige one-finger head that is uneven like rolling terrain. It left some lacing.

S: The aroma was grapefruit and citrus, and just a hint of caramel sweetness.

M: A medium body and very smooth.

T: A bitter grapefruit blast upfront, some floral flavor comes in just a little later. There is a mild malt backbone that is just enough to take the edge of the bitterness.

O: A very good bitter hop focus and a very bold grapefruit flavor with just enough malt backbone to keep the hops from going over the top. This beer really gets your attention. There is a solid bitterness but it is just short of biting. This beer balances right on the edge of going too far which makes it a very interesting brew.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Cardinal red when backlighted with a medium steady show of effervesce. 1 finger high parchment colored head shows an average stay of retention but leaves a generally good coverage rate on both the surface and vessel walls thereafter.

S: The nose reveals piney and grapefruit moments along with some thyme that adds a spicy woodsy touch. Moderate level of aroma.

T: The flavor is spicy with again piney and grapefruit hops dominating but seem a bit thin in complexity. Quick bursts of lemony grapefruit and peppery hints but wimpers on the finish with a quick decline in strength and interest. A supposedly good malt support (per label) appears a bit light to me on the finish. Sour citrus and flowery hops are a bit coarse and bitter but not particularly tasty nor smooth in flavor regards.

M: Medium bodied lightly carbonated with citrusy flower hops coating the tongue ever so lightly. Some dry toasted grains, lacks a crispness again just average.

O: The hops build slowly on this one taking time to warm up, but still lacks complexity. The malt support is a bit less then advertised. Ok but not my ideal summer time quencher, lacks a good carbonation bite, and overall wont put you in a rush to seek it out.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy copper color. Faint floral hop aroma. Taste is light to medium bodied, pretty good mouthfeel. Nice balance and pretty good flavor for a pale ale. Not the most exciting style but this is one of the more tastier pale ales out there. High drinkability and a great session beer, one of the better ones in the mixed sampler 12 pack.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a semi hazy tarnished amber with an off white head and lots of visible carbonation.

Sweet caramel upfront with some toffee. This only lasts for a second though as hops attack your mouth almost immediately. A big piney hop bomb fills the mouth making for a nice dry and crisp finish. Touches of grapefruit and citrus along with some floral notes. Nothing out of the ordinary but quite the hop bomb for a smaller beer. Flavored more like an ipa. Quite delicious though for a sessionable beer. Huge flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

Dominion Hop Mountain Pale Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 350 ratings.
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