PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hearty brew with matlry fruit-like aroma. Similar to brandy with a citrus-like edge to it. Hints of caramel flavor. Smooth texture, medium body. Excellent with wintertime thick stews.
SirHopsAlot (44) - Cockeysville, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very well made pale ale. great hops on the nose and palate. And a nice balance of malt as well.
BuckyinMinn (18) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I enjoyed this beer, but directly out of the tap it felt like there was too much carbonation. Also, there seemed to be a strong taste of malt instead of hops. Good beer, but unfortuneatly only average.
gatsby15 (16) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It may be the bottle playing with my subconscious, but I caught a hint of a woodsy undertones in the aroma, a lighter, more citrusy smell dominated however. A solid session beer, in my mind, as it has a relatively full flavor that is not overpowering in any aspect. Although not a terribly complex beer, there is a sufficient variety of flavor to satisfy almost any beer lover.
chrisfor (10) - USA - DEC 29, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Favorite Pale Ale out there now. Very tasty and had the liitle bitterness I want.
BigJeffHead (7) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2007 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Usually have a 1/6 keg of this in my downstairs fridge. It’s a perfectly serviceable APA. Well balanced malt and hops, some citrus, a solid pale ale, especially for the 1/6 keg price.
AndySox9 (2) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2005 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I think that this is my new favorite beer. It has a beautiful color and excellent taste. Just a pleasure to drink this beer. Then again, that isnt shocking since Dominion makes some of the best beers I’ve had so far.
a361lbs (1) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 28, 2005 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear red brew with fruity soft-wood aroma. Not much hops in the nose. The palate was a bit thicker than expected, but not in an unpleasant way; it finished cleanly. Too much caramel sweetness for my tastes in a pale ale, although there was a nice suble hop bitterness. This beer is not unpleasant, but carries no strong recommendation.