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Golden IPA - Legend Brewing Co.

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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
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.

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dweeuu

Virginia

4/5  rDev +20.5%

03-20-2013 01:12:08 | More by dweeuu
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Raiders757

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-14-2013 23:50:24 | More by Raiders757
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dancheatham

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-08-2013 23:00:23 | More by dancheatham
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GRR

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +28%

01-18-2013 18:41:28 | More by GRR
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jadams11

Virginia

4/5  rDev +20.5%

01-14-2013 00:33:03 | More by jadams11
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PGVG

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-29-2012 18:34:32 | More by PGVG
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-27-2012 04:32:26 | More by redfox405
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mrterdferguson


4/5  rDev +20.5%

12-17-2012 03:04:31 | More by mrterdferguson
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aaronblain22

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-22-2012 17:51:10 | More by aaronblain22
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-14-2012 20:27:42 | More by Gatordaddy
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GFish

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

11-09-2012 00:49:21 | More by GFish
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Jason_Quad


3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-08-2012 15:29:15 | More by Jason_Quad
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JWing

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-03-2012 19:15:44 | More by JWing
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RodneyFarva

Spain

3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 00:49:22 | More by RodneyFarva
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-29-2012 20:42:21 | More by dsshuck
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jtd1969

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +12.3%
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

Serving type: cask

10-23-2012 00:05:03 | More by jtd1969
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +13%

10-13-2012 15:34:47 | More by ncaudle
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VeganUndead

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

10-04-2012 20:10:56 | More by VeganUndead
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 08:37:33 | More by tdm168
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Eriktheipaman

California

4/5  rDev +20.5%

08-22-2012 00:04:03 | More by Eriktheipaman
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

1.78/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Clear light orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is decent and just a little bit of lacing is left.

2.0 S: Not a lot of hops for an IPA. In fact, there's barely any. There's a light soapiness with a mild breadiness. Not much from the malts either. Nose just sucks.

1.5 T: Soap and bread. Mild bitterness. Not much hops and not much malts. The only thing that is there is ample amounts are the off flavors. Shitty.

2.5 M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Somehow this is a bit chewy.

1.5 D: God awful beer. Do not buy, do not drink, do not collect $200.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 05:08:37 | More by DavoleBomb
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

07-29-2012 00:41:19 | More by SlaughteredWolf
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hmph

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip, lets see what's going on here Legend!

A - super clear,yellowish with a 1 finger white head, carbonation streaming up from the bottom

S - slight fruit, with some candy notes and a bit of a spicey smell as well

T - some initial sweetness on the taste followed by a slow development into a lingering bitterness again with a slight spice again following the smell

O - A good beer and a quality golden ipa. It comes in at a hefty 7% but is extremely drinkable and enjoyable. I got a 6 pack and more than happy to have a few more tonight.

Not bad Legend...not bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 02:35:43 | More by hmph
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bbclegend

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-10-2012 21:00:18 | More by bbclegend
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phiberoptik

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle brought from the brewery. Pours a clear golden hue with hints of amber in it. Pillowy, marshmallow cream head that leaves significant lacing as it dissipates.

Not a ton of aroma from this. Hints of candied tropical fruit and buttered Italian loaf bread.

Faint sweet grass hops. Significant malt character takes the stage over the hops. Finishes with some resiny hops and tongue coating bitterness.

Nice medium to full body with good tongue coating and smooth carbonation.

Despite 7% ABV this drinks like a session. Nothing too overbearing or profound. Middle of the road... nothing bad about it but nothing overly outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 03:01:21 | More by phiberoptik
Golden IPA from Legend Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.