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Golden IPA - Legend Brewing Co.

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77
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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.32%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

McBraniel, May 30, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
2.9/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Rifugium, May 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

rvajohn, May 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

SilentNature, May 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Shatter, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Beers9beers, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

dweeuu, Mar 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Raiders757, Mar 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

dancheatham, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

GRR, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

jadams11, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

PGVG, Dec 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

redfox405, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

mrterdferguson, Dec 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

aaronblain22, Nov 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Gatordaddy, Nov 14, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

GFish, Nov 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Jason_Quad, Nov 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

JWing, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of RodneyFarva
3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into pint glass, 7.6% on bottle.

a: nearly clear golden, two finger frothy white head from a fairly aggressive pour.

s: light floral hops, some sweet malts, a honey-like aroma, and not much else.

t: slightly bitter, a definite grassy hops flavor, a lingering bitterness along with a strong honey flavor as well. biscuity malts. much closer to a pale ale than a full-blown IPA, though maybe the English style they aim for encouraged this malt/hop ratio.

o: quite drinkable, enjoyable balance between malts and hops, though this sweetness has become somewhat cloying as I finish the beer.

RodneyFarva, Oct 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

dsshuck, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of jtd1969
3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this from a cask that had Citra hops

A - Dark Amber with lots of carbonation and lacing

S - Lots of Citra hops with some sweet bread

T - Bready with some citra hops, resembled an Amped up Pale ale to me...

M - medium bodied, good carbonated

O - Good beer, but more of a "big" pale ale to me! Worth a taste or two

jtd1969, Oct 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

ncaudle, Oct 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

VeganUndead, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - dark golden amber with a soft, foamy, white head

S - bready, caramel, very very faint citrus

T - bread and caramel with some faint, bitter hops

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is definitely a big, malty beer. The hops are there but can't contend with the big malt. A decent flavor profile overall, I just wish it were a tad more hoppy. It's worth a try.

tdm168, Sep 25, 2012
Golden IPA from Legend Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.