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Pale Ale - Legend Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our American style Pale Ale is a hop lover's dream. We craft this copper colored ale to supply a moderate bitterness and an aggressive hop flavor and aroma. Willamette hops pitched early in the boil give a clean, soft bitterness. Late kettle hops include Northern Brewer, Simcoe, and Chinook for plenty of pungent pine and citrus character. Judicious amounts of four specialty malts add counter and depth. Expect a medium bodied brew with an assertive, complex flavor and a dry finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Rifugium
3.04/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Legend

Clear, amber pour with a small fizzy white head that receded to a tight ringlet. Aroma of grassy and earthy hops, sweet malt backbone. Standard stuff, once again. Taste of light grassy/earthy/citrus hops, sweet caramel malts, a bit of apple skin in there, mildly bitter with a somewhat metallic aftertaste. Light-medium body. A fair beer overall.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of klesniew
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of dweeuu
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Fusion7777
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ThomWade
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of GRR
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a small, white head that leaves little to no lacing,

Smells of grainy malt and some floral hops.

Tastes of a solid grainy malt base with some overlaying hops. Malts lead off with a biscuit and grain feel followed by a slight sugary sweetness. Touches of floral and earthy hops come in and add a slight astringent bitterness. A bit of fruitiness comes in as well.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a little different than I remember, but is still a solid addition to the Legend lineup.

Photo of JWing
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of DaveBlack
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark copper brew with about 1/2 a finger's width of white head with moderate retention and lacing.

S: Biscuity malts, grassiness, and slightly floral hops with a touch of grapefruit. Not a very potent smelling beer.

T: Nice toasted malt backbone is almost immediately overwhelmed by the bitter hops. The flavor brings hay, a slight citrusy hop flavor and a lot of bitterness, almost too much.

M: Fairly light-to-moderate body, with a decent amount of a carbonation and some hop oiliness.

O: It's a pale ale. Nothing too spectacular or interesting, but fairly well balanced and drinkable. A good middle-of-the-road beer, but there are other pale ales that I'd drink first.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of oberon
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured one and a half bottles into an imperial nonic a clear rich copper with a large sticky white head that held like glue to the glass leaving a full ringe of lave as it settled into a frothy mass.Leafy hops and lightly toasted bread in the nose,not much sweetness.Very balanced on the palate with minty/leafy hops mixed with a slightly sweet and toasted bready malt base,a tinge of brown sugar wich was a bit odd came into play the finish as well.A pretty solid pale,not as hopped as many APA's but it has nice flavors.

Photo of Brian15
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of TechTriumph
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes on 02/23/12:
Bottled in 2011, but can't read the full date as it has been partially rubbed off; Poured in a pint glass.

A - 1-1/2" off-white fluffy head with nice retention; Appearance is crystal clear with a medium amber color; Visible carbonation within the glass; Decent patches of lacing left behind

S - Nice balance and presence in the smell; Good amount of caramel, toasted bread, and roasty malts with a good showing of piney, herbal, and lightly floral hops

T - Close to the nose with a nice balance between caramel and toasted bread and toffee malts, and piney, herbal, and hints of citrus hops; Mild shot of bitterness present in the first half of the taste

M - Good amount of carbonation; Medium bodied; Fairly dry finish

O - I'm not sure I have had this beer before now, but I thought Legend did a nice job here. It's a well rounded beer, with a pleasant aroma and a nice, balanced flavor that brings enough of a punch from both the hops and malts. I am still working my way through the year-round offerings from Legend, but the pale ale is one of my favorites thus far.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Pale Ale from Legend Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.