10* Farmers Pale Ale
Three Notch'd Brewing Company - Charlottesville Brewery & Restaurant

10* Farmers Pale Ale10* Farmers Pale Ale
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Three Notch'd Brewing Company - Charlottesville Brewery & Restaurant
Virginia, United States
American Pale Ale
3.66 | pDev: 9.56%
May 27, 2019
Sep 28, 2014
10* Farmers Pale Ale10* Farmers Pale Ale
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Reviewed by ThePold from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
had at WF with Doug after a bike ride; really odd tasting fruity beer, not a lot of hops, okay as a summer thirst quencher, not sure I'd buy it again tho
May 27, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Dec 13, 2016
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Reviewed by delta490 from Virginia

3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
2016 edition - it's a medium light gold that is just so slightly cloudy. The foamy off white head has great retention and leaves nice amounts of small spots of small soapy lacing. The aroma is pretty mild but it has some intriguing hops qualities, tropical fruit, floral, and citrus being what I'm picking up. There's a little sweetness as well. The taste is very good but I think the hops kind of lose their punch and cancel each other out until it warms a bit. Once it hits about 50F, it gets a nice balance. There's more flavor than aroma but less distinction between the hops. The body is nicely weighted, not too heavy or light, with a mostly smooth mouthfeel.
Nov 17, 2016
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Reviewed by KomodoDragon from Virginia

4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Golden brew - some hazy that turned clear as it settled. Beautiful snow white head, limited lacing.

Faint coconut smell. Maybe some butterscotch. Untypical. Some fresh cut grass.

Nice bready malts and a crisp feel, real nice bitterness and lingering flavor. Dry finish with noticeable tannins. Needs more backbone to support the hops. Although does have a full mouthfeel

Some good, make that great components but it didn't quite come together for me to be call it top notch - or notch'ed as the case may be. Nice effort from a terrific brewer.
Oct 14, 2016
Rated: 3.22 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2016
Rated: 3.36 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Oct 02, 2016
Rated: 3.42 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2016
Rated: 3.13 by nmann08 from Virginia

Sep 21, 2016
Rated: 4 by parkwood from Pennsylvania

Sep 04, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by seanchai from Virginia

Feb 01, 2016
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Reviewed by vabeerguy from Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle number 1663 from 2015. Poured from a bomber into a nonic glass. A light orange color with plenty of lacing. The taste is a balance between malt and hops that leaves a subtle hop after taste. A very good beer.
Jan 21, 2016
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Reviewed by GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bomber #1078 into a nonic, the beer is a crystal clear, honey gold coloring with a solid flow of carbonation, and a fluffy, clingy, big bubbled, off-white head. Aromas of roasted notes, juicy grapefruit, pine pitch, cut grass, and a solid dose of peppery and vegetal notes. Flavors are heavily roasted, with a tangy, rich caramel backbone. Solid resinous pine pitch character, with grassy and peppery highlights. Very rich and oily throughout. The body is full and slick, with heavily roasted and bitter notes dominating the aftertaste. The finish is resinous and dry, with a bitter, grassy linger. Definitely hop heavy, and pretty damn tasty.
Jan 05, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by brandoman63 from Illinois

Dec 14, 2015
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
2015 Edition 6.5%ABV. bottle#442.Pours into an imperial nonic a dull brass color with a thick white head atop.Nutty malts with a light shot of herbal hops,some deep caramel sweetness as well.Nutty with caramel notes upfront on the palate with an herbal leafy lingering finish.Like alot of the harvest ales out there this doesn't hit hard with the hops but the actual malt profile makes the beer.
Oct 11, 2015
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle (no visible date):
Although no date, given when I think I first saw this, I think it's middle-aged, a month to two on it, tops.

The beer is fairly pale golden, orange-tinged. White head that splatters the surface and collects medium at the edges. Spotty lacing.

Nose is a little clay, wet leaf, earthy overall, some green herbal notes back it up. Some whiffs a hint of citrus.

Taste on a cold brew does have a certain wet-hop feel to it, fresh greenness that has a hint of eating spring leaves or grass. That's not the main taste, but sits atop an average clean malt beer. Later tastes start to get a little more citrus pith in nature, but there's always a slight chlorophyll note to each sip. Maybe a little to the malty side at this point.

Decent medium leaning to light body, full presence on the palate, just a tad light on carbonation.

Outside of look, this beer ticks enough things to be considered good, but has little things that keep it from getting to better than that. Some blame might go to age for a small part in that, but I can't think it's a major component, and if it is, the fact the beer can't hold up too long would be a problem as well.
Not upset I grabbed it, would grab it again - and maybe try it fresh to verify my thoughts.
Oct 08, 2015
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Reviewed by HattedClassic from Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer pours a nice white and bubbly head that dissipates quite quickly. The beer itself is a beautiful pale amber that is clear. The beer has a very nice look even though it falls on the darker side of the spectrum.

The smell is very nice. The smell has a strong hop note with a nice honey sweet malt note to balance things out a little bit. The hop note is pretty bitter and earthy with pine, resin, and sweet citrus notes in addition to a nice sweet malt note that mix well.

The taste is just as bitter but with a different malt presence. The malt seems to be more on the bready side than sweet. The hop notes are the same but with a stronger citrus note that runs through the entire beer and into the aftertaste.

The feel is good. It's light bodied but on the heavier side and has a bit of smooth thickness to it with some light carbonation to give it texture.

Overall, a pretty good harvest ale and worth getting. The different hop notes blend very well together but still manage to retain a slight individual presence. Recommended.
Sep 30, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by 2dogbrew from Virginia

Sep 26, 2015
Rated: 4.08 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Sep 23, 2015
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Reviewed by MUTINY from Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bomber into my Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a dull, clear gold/copper with 1" thick white head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Retention is above-average, lacing is quite poor. Nothing special, but something about it definitely says 'drink me!'

S: Bright citrus & lemongrass aromas seem to dominate the nose. I get a nice, mild, bready malt character underneath that brings just a touch of sweetness to counterbalance the strong lemon scents. It's quite simple, but really an enjoyable whiff.

T: A logical progression from the nose. Up front I'm getting lemon rind, lemon pepper, black pepper & a pleasant herbal grassiness. Mid palate provides an exceptional balance between an increasing bitter hop character & the more mild bread-dough malt character. They play very well against each other & provide a nice lead-in toward the much more hop-driven finish. This brew closes with a big burst of bittering hops & a lingering lemon peel quality. The flavors here evolve logically & balance each other out quite well. This is an impressive-tasting APA, especially given the modest ABV.

M: Moderate-to-just-slightly-highish carb married to a somewhat light, crisp, clean body. I'd have expected something more dense & slick, yet it manages to be very delicate. Finishes bright & dry.

O: This Pale was clearly brewed very thoughtfully & with a clear-cut idea as to what it was meant to be. I'm impressed by the level of focus that went into this brew - there's really nothing outside of 'box' here, the malt frames the citrusy hops very well & nothing is out of place. I'm also loving the fact that the impressive bitterness works WITH the flavors rather than against them. I like this quite a bit.
Sep 13, 2015
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Reviewed by TaylorGates from Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This pale ale looks the part nice clear and good 2 inch head. Smells of Citrus pine resin character. The taste is along the same line of the smell, has a slight sweet malt that smooths out the ale very well the cascade hops at first are extremely smooth and have a almost fruity bright citrus that reminds me of some of the best West Coast IPA but it isn't as strong as those in IBU's but the layers of flavors coming from these wet hoped pale ale are on par and extremely well done. Big Fan
Aug 03, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Jan 06, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by lillitnn92 from Virginia

Nov 25, 2014
Rated: 3.45 by EuphonicHops from Virginia

Nov 13, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by mkirkland80 from Virginia

Nov 02, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by JMUduke from Taiwan

Oct 18, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by jaymo18 from Virginia

Oct 15, 2014
Rated: 3 by KevinK441 from Virginia

Oct 11, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Camjmorton from Virginia

Oct 03, 2014
Rated: 3 by HookemHoos from Virginia

Oct 03, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by atrocity from Virginia

Oct 03, 2014
10* Farmers Pale Ale from Three Notch'd Brewing Company - Charlottesville Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 30 ratings