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This is an amber beer with assertive hopping. The kettle hops are Amarillo Gold and Cascade. These hops plus Columbus hops are used for dry hopping later in the fermenter.

Now brewed at Lost Rhino Brewing Company. Formerly brewed by Old Dominion Brewing Company, formerly of Ashburn.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 A very nice looking beer - perfect color (amber) and clarity, nice white frothy head. Good hop aroma and a clean crisp hop finish with medium body and a light malty sweetness. Very drinkable. Have not yet had in on draft but I would wager that it is wonderful that way. {Update] Have now had this on draft a few times and it is even better. An amazing beer especially in this oft abused style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3691) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2003
Golden orange with a thin, whispy head that left nice lacing on the glass. Bitter floral nose. Lots of citrus flavors with apple, pineapple and pine resin notes. Clean finish. Thin enough to not be an IPA. Very refreshing and very solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6600) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 13, 2003
Very good fresh hoppy aroma - clean and crisp. Amber and white head. Nice mouthfeell . Classic textbook am. Pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EKGoldings (610) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 I get this on tap, had the bottles a few times. Really a powerful punch of hops, nice bitterness to match the malt. 2 pints of this and I get my hops fix for the evening. I get a lot of Cascades citrus on the nose but there is a nice resin aroma as well. The wheat is apparent in the head, slightly in the taste. This is a very nice APA. Lost Rhino version. Had this on tap a number of places and I am disappointed in this beer compared to the original made by Old Dominion. The hop character is different and less intense in Lost Rhino’s beer. If I wasn’t a regular NRPA consumer before, I’d probably like this one more. As it is, it is a poor representation of the old beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2003
Hoppy, citrus aroma, orange, with a slight head. Hoppy, orange flavours, very bitter! Almost seems an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2003
Orange-copper. Slight haze. Off-white head. Fresh, hoppy, citrus aroma w/ malt in background. Medium, resiny feel. Fresh, floral, citrusy, hop flavour. Good malt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5497) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2003
Had this at the Bon Vivant Beer Lovers Club on 6-27-03. Pleasantly hopped aroma on this amber beauty. Floral and slightly coniferous tang in the mouth. Splash a little sweetness to its piny and oily body and you have a nice American pale ale. Surprised it was this good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2003
This beer poured a copper gold color and formed a big foamy white head that left circular lace as it slowly subsided. Some carbonation is present. An aroma of malt, hops and cirtrus is present. A flavor of malt, hops, and caramel with a touch of astrigent hop bitterness in the finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2005 Ooooh yeah, I’ve got me a new summer beer. Amber-copper, decent head. Nose is quite hoppy, sharp and citric, some noticeable sweetness. Is quite hoppy, lots of grapefruit, good bitterness. Has just a lovely amount of malts to back up the hops, quite sweet, a bit toasty, slighty nutty. Just a beautiful balance. Palate is perfect, a bit lighter than most pale ales but has a glorious, creamy stickiness to it. The combination of the citric hops, sweet malts, and lovely palate make this just wonderfully quaffable, will be very appreciated on a hot day as it has both complexity and drinkability. Excellent stuff. Could not be any better.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5012) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2003 Bottle #2:
Bright clear orange/light amber colour with a dense off-white head. Strong citrus hops in the aroma. Medium to light-bodied; Strong hoppiness in the taste, but an excellent malt to back it up. Overall, a nice refreshing APA! I sampled this beer at Joey_Capps' on 13-September-2003 in Hamilton, Ontario. I brought this up for the guys from up North to try! Rating for this sample: 9,4,8,4,16.

Bottle #1:
Good colour, somewhat light golden, but for a APA, this is just fine. Good smell, pretty well dry hopped most likely. Good flavour with pleasant but not an overwhelming hop presence. A very light beer which isn't overwhelmed with tremendous amounts of malt and hop. This is one to drink time and time again. There is a reason the Old Dominion state (Virginia) is a great place to drink beer: The Old Dominion Brewing Company! Rating for this sample: 8,3,8,3,14.


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