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Golden IPA - Legend Brewing Co.

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Golden IPAGolden IPA

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77
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112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
In the image of an English IPA, Legend Golden is a big, full-bodied brew with the perfect balance between malty sweetness and hop bitterness. Years ago, as an experimental brew, this underdog of a beer found its way into the hearts of Legend patrons and became a cult classic in Richmond. Legend Golden has been described as a "high class malt liquor" by a notable source. This strong ale sports a rich gold color, an aroma of sweet malt and clean hops, and an earthy, fruity flavor.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-05-2002)
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joegard

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-08-2014 20:03:09 | More by joegard
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-31-2014 00:43:29 | More by Latarnik
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-08-2014 13:56:48 | More by HuntDaddy540
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

04-23-2014 10:03:05 | More by Sanchezrox23
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GNH3

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +13%

03-17-2014 12:00:59 | More by GNH3
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4/5  rDev +20.5%

02-01-2014 16:11:53 | More by ShepardCommander
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charlienyc

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

01-08-2014 20:55:32 | More by charlienyc
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JJStout83

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-26-2013 00:25:40 | More by JJStout83
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dmk91

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-07-2013 19:34:16 | More by dmk91
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -9.6%

10-06-2013 22:26:02 | More by ROGUE16
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davet100

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.6%

09-19-2013 20:55:58 | More by davet100
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

09-15-2013 02:37:48 | More by ygtbsm94
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themegamancave

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-08-2013 19:25:37 | More by themegamancave
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obywan59

Virginia

3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours crystal clear and orange in color with 2 1/2 finger substantial off white head that leaves attractive thick lacing.

Sweet malts and over ripe citrus in the aroma, almost doughy at times.

A bit subdued in the taste at first, but it grew on me. Sweet malts and bitter hops with amazing caramel and pine

Medium thick in body, luxurious with light syrup and good carbonation. Slightly warming as well.

I really don't get all the low reviews here. Although it was a bit disappointing at first taste, this beer developed nicely. While perhaps not as complex as other IPAs, It's well rounded, full flavored, and has impressive body. I would not hesitate to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 05:16:33 | More by obywan59
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nofunyons

Virginia

4.54/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love Legend beers. they have a distinctive mouthfeel that other beers do not have. This is no exception. This is a keeper, have around, stock up , must have beer. I love it. This one has made me an IPA lover. It is full bodied and your tastebuds can get a grip on the taste. It is a solid IPA

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 23:08:20 | More by nofunyons
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +13%

07-18-2013 23:56:31 | More by Boone757
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.91/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A real nice body color. Mustard yellow with a brassy bronze appearance and crystal clear. White head, slightly foamy makes three fingers off the pour and a large one finger soapy collar while settling. Very nice, and I really like this distinct body color.

Nose is interesting and perhaps a little unique. Tropical candy, and melon cantalopue smelling. Fairly sweet. Not sure what to think here, malt and hop angle seems an afterthought so I am leaving this neutral for a rating. Maybe even kind of mushy banana?

Palate is quite interesting. Mellow and juicy melon tasting, with a nice fruity finish. Good feel with some malt depth, and mild hop bitterness. Lots of melon fruit and mellow warmth to this also. Hop angle is only on the finish and it is fairly herbal and letting some caramel like malt sink in, with a little bit of graham cracker biscuit softness coming through.

Overall, I really enjoy this one for it's unique taste more than anything.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 23:17:17 | More by smakawhat
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NoHop4me

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

07-17-2013 07:05:41 | More by NoHop4me
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McBraniel

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +13%

05-30-2013 21:17:00 | More by McBraniel
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

First had: on tap at Legend

Clear golden pour with a moderate cap of foamy white head; minimal retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, light grassy and piney hop notes. Quite weak for an IPA, even an English IPA. Taste was also a bit off-balance with a pale malt sweetness taking the foreground to mild grassy/piney hops; decent bitterness lasting in the aftertaste. Light body, moderate carbonation. Perhaps this was a failed attempt to make a DIPA and they just labeled it an English IPA? Or it's just a so-so addition to the category. Not undrinkable, but not that great.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2013 02:14:51 | More by Rifugium
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rvajohn

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.6%

05-21-2013 01:07:13 | More by rvajohn
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SilentNature

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-17-2013 22:24:41 | More by SilentNature
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Shatter

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-14-2013 00:29:06 | More by Shatter
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Beers9beers

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +13%

04-05-2013 20:57:27 | More by Beers9beers
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dweeuu

Virginia

4/5  rDev +20.5%

03-20-2013 01:12:08 | More by dweeuu
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Golden IPA from Legend Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.