Hop Mountain poured a dark copper color with a thumb width, off white head. The aroma is big, with lots of hops and biscuity malt meshing together. The body has a full mouthfeel, a big malt backbone. There are heaps of fresh, piney, resiny hops on the backend before a dry, hoppy finish that lingers for a bit. The beer left some hanging lace left on the glass.
Overall, this is a solid pale ale that stretches the style guidelines a bit. It has an extremely big body, drinking a little bigger then it's 5.6% ABV yet is able to stay fairly but stays simple. This is a big, bold beer from Dominion that is worth a try.