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This rich, red ale is made in the American Pale Ale style. It has a strong hop character, medium body, dry finish, and floral hop aroma. We use pale Two-Row Brewer’s malt, Caramel 80 and 40 Lovibond malt, and Munich malt. For bittering and aroma Willamette, Cascade, and Tettnang hops are used in the kettle and as dry hopping in the fermenter.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
chronictonic (471) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2008
On tap - Dominion brewpub - May 2008
Pours and coppery red color. I could detect no aroma at all - no hops, not malts - nada. Flavor matched the aroma - thin and weak. If seltzer were a beer - this would be it. It was crisp and dry, but damn near flavorless. Is this Budweiser’s influence showing on Dominion now that they own them??

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1708) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
Copper colored, somewhat thin head and a little bit of lace. Sweet, malty aroma, although not very strong. Seems like a nice blend of hops and malts. There’s a quick malt taste with a fairly smooth hoppy finish. Both are easily detected. Finishes a little bitter. The more you taste it the more the bitter mouthfeel comes out. A pretty good Pale Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2008
amber pour ... sour musty aroma .... tastes 10x better than it smells... nice bitter hop pine citrus smart with a smooth middle and a crisp bitter finish .... I had to go back to check the aroma ... some of the original skunk disappeared, but not all of it ... good tasting beer, but I was thrown off by the aroma .... went back for the 3rd time ... now aroma is fine .. classic IPA, citrus and pine resin ... overall nice hop and malt balance .... I’m staying local to the brewery, I have to stop by and and see if they have it on draft

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
epf33 (224) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2008
tap, reddish in color, pearly white head, aroma is floral, a very delectable pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (945) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Poured from the bottle into a tall glass. A cloudy, dark amber color with a creamy, off-white head that had good retention and cling. The aroma featured a rich, floral hop scent and caramel malt. Flavor was an interesting balance of sweetness and bitterness, and well comprised. A very good mouthfeel, with a creamy, wet and full body and moderate carbonation. Overall a high quality beer with good character and definition.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Nice lite copper color, Small head. Floral aroma, light but pleasant. Bitter but balanced enough, with a nice hop flavor. A solid PA fo’ sho’.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3267) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2007
On draft at Dulles. Poured a dark orange color with a good sized off white head. Aroma of toffee, citrus and nuts. Flavor was much of the same. Nice palate. Good for the style.

2.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
obguthr (3437) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Chestnut and grapefruit aroma in excellent proportions. Hazy ochre color with a thick yellow head. Quite dry and nutty, but not strong and not very good either. It leaves a bitter waxy film that ruins it for me. How can something smell so nice and taste so bad? There must be aromatic additives.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2007
Clear, copper hued pour. Weird, slightly pungent aroma. Vinegar, sesame seeds, saltine crackers, cold honey. Hamster cage steam is dominant. Similarly vague dirty hop taste. Crystal, dry honey granola, and mild bitter grapefruit. A swift hint of leafy green tea soaks in briefly before the finish. Crisp and clean at that point. Palate of medium strength; prickly, slippery texture. Foulness is fleeting. Boring and decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3432) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2007
355 ml. Clear copper with a medium and lasting head. Aroma is of buttery, slightly soured fruit soaked in beer. Flavor has a similar twang and fruitiness, with big support from toasted nut and dry malted grain flavors. Palate is almost medium-bodied, slightly dry and tingly. I used to get this on tap at Norfolk airport a lot, and always thought the sour taste was just due to high temps on the kegs during transport; I still like the diacetyls and sourish twang.


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