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.
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.
pilsnerrogge (2348) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber coloured, nice head. Hoppy aroma. The flavour is filled with floral hop. Long bitter finish (more hops). I really liked this one.
TheBeerLover (1019) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dominion Pale Ale pours to a beautiful deep amber to ruby red color with a thick and creamy off white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose is awesome on this beer. Big waves of piney and citric hop aromas marry with some nice sweet, caramel malt, and toasty aromas. The palate is a sea of smooth maltiness, and it is this fantastic malt backbone, that supports the estery fruity, citric and herbal spicy hop flavors, that dance over the tongue. Dominion Pale Ale finishes with more malt, fruit, and hop flavors, then ends with a big blast of citric and piney hop bitterness that lingers.
TAR (2376) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Immaculate copper. Creamy, slightly rocky ivory head. Sharp, barklike toasted malt scents interwoven with pine, English toffee, and marmalade. Subtly hoppy, but remarkably earthy. Beautifully conditioned, fine-bubbled carbonation. Gorgeously nuanced with earthy malts and vanilla, which underscore the prickly bitterness and tight piney assertions. Jellied malts complements the coarser malt elements. Softly floral hop center kissed with toffee and rich Munich. Well-rounded mineral flavor with a splash of their hallmark buttery yeast character. Ends persistently juicy with minty hop leaves wiping the palate clean, along with a deliciously coarse peach fuzz note and Cascades in the background complementing the subtleties of the nutty malt. Baffling complexity and balance. And thankfully, the acidity is never given a chance to detract from the hop and malt interplay, due to the thick malt body. Just another stunner from these Pale Ale gurus.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong iced tea in the nose. Pours a light amber in color, fluffy head. Taste is generous in body, sweet caramel malt, earthy hops, slight bitterness, tangy and delicious. Nice brew.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottled on 6/27/2)This beer is finally avaialbe in bottles. Fresh hop nose mixed with malt. The beer looks great. Good mix of fruit and hops. Well buit American Pale Ale.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 10, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very impressive looking copper with white head beer. I also was shocked with incredible fresh, complex aroma. Other brew masters watch and learn! What else do you want? This very aromatic brew also got nice mouthfeel. With time also gives you soft warm feel. Great Brew!
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.
larsniclas (5186) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2004 Bottled. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2003.
Dark amber with a nice head.
Aroma from toffe, hop and hazelnuts.
A rather dry palate.
A lot of hoppy bitterness with some pleasant sweetness.