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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Made with Cascade, Columbus, Nugget and Chinook hops we grew on the farm. This is a beer unique to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Very limited release. Double dry hopped. This is the beer we’ve been wanting to make since we began planning the brewery. Gentleman Farmer is our attempt to add terroir (the taste of place) to beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle from a friend. Poured a deep copper color with a moderate, bubbly off-white head that slowly faded to a ring. Some brighter citric fruits (lemon) paired with a softer orange sweetness imparted by the hops, light caramel, moderate earthiness, and some light resin on the nose. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with soft touches of caramel lead into a delicate orange fruitiness paired with a soft earthiness followed moderately bitter, dry hoppiness with some light resin, a hint of pine, and some biting lemon fruitiness. Low carbonation, light, delicate mouth feel capped by a moderate dryness, inviting you to keep drinking despite the ABV. Overall, it differs from a lot of the typical APA’s available today, leaning towards more of a balance between flavors rather than just outright hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1067) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Burgundy color, medium frothy off white head. Slight pepper malt flavor with a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3494) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of a kind soul... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a light orange color with a small head and decent lacing on the glass.

The aroma is earthy with some bright hoppiness and some hay.

The flavor is nicely floral, bright, and bitter. It’s pleasantly dry with light fruity notes.

Simple, but all together enjoyable,.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1238) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a clear golden color with a frothy head. The aroma is peach and the taste is a string tart taste that lingers more metallic than hints of peach

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3910) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of orange and pine. Juiicy mouthfeel. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4382) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Location: 750 ml bottle from Total Wine - Manassas, 10/12/14, Batch #1

Aroma: The nose is sugary malt, a good amount of caramel, buttery notes, and some light hops
Appearance: It pours a cloudy dark orange color with a thick, frothy beige head and decent lace
Flavor: The tropical fruit and peach come through more here, with some sweet malts and spice
Palate: Medium bodied, has a decent mouthfeel, slightly sticky, and a bit too much carbonation
Overall Impression: Goochland in the house! I was excited to see this in the store, because it is really good to see that these guys are already distributing up to NOVA. I was pretty impressed when I visited the brewery back in the spring. There is definitely something right going on here, and I definitely think these guys should keep at it (not that they need me to tell them that), even if this wasn’t my favorite of their beers. I’m still definitely a fan of this brewery overall, and I would happily try the next batch of this beer to see if it changes my opinion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14468) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Ed, thank you sir! Murky dark. Rown color, small. Eige head. Aroma of fresh tropical fruit. Taste is nicely balanced and fruity, lots of malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2014
carried over from untapped to try and organize my beers for syncronicity’s sake.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5950) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Much darker than I anticipated, pretty much brown. The head is nice and whipped. The aroma hints more at a rich caramel/sugary base than any hop character. On the palate, the beer is moderately well bodied, and the flavors brings a bit a firm malt base and then a sharp tangy tingle of the hop on top. Decent. (#5558, 6/17/2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Dark amber pour with a white head. Aroma of floral and resinous hops. Flavor is floral hops at first but balanced with some malt character. Not quite as hoppy as I was expecting. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TimsRatings (421) - - MAY 24, 2014
From bomber. Pours an opaque copper. Very mild aroma. Minor hops, with a touch of bitterness. Essentially, nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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