Hopfest - Legend Brewing Co.
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Reviews by GeoJ:
3.14/5 rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
First try of Legend's Hopfest.
I'm a Richmond guy, and fully support Legend (Loves me some Legend Brown!) and all other local breweries, but I'm not gonna pull any punches, here.
Lately all of Legend's offerings are tasting the same to me. AND getting really misleading with the names they are giving their brews.
I did not find "Hopfest" to be a hop fest at all. It was a VERY strong malt front end with some decent hop feel on the back end. The warmer it got, the more pronounced the malt.
Not a bad brew by any means - Just not what you would expect from the name. Strangely enough, it reminded me of a couple of their "IPA" offerings. To the point of me thinking it's just the same beer with a different label.
Would not buy again, and I'm starting to think Legend is coasting on their local rep.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2013 00:53:13 | More by GeoJ
More User Reviews:
4.24/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Had this on-tap at the Legend restaurant. Here goes:
A: Very nice, actually. Pours a clear orange with a nice, fluffy white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Very well done in appearance.
S: Very good, but not perfect. Cascade and chinook hops predominate, and these give off the presences of lemon, orange, grapefruit and pine (the latter two of these smells dominate). Has a mild amber malt aroma as well, but this is less apparent, as the hops dominate.
T: Delicious, but not perfect. Amber malt succeeded by a strong hop backbone. The lemon is rather muted, but the pine and grapefruit are staggeringly apparent. If you like West Coast IPA's, then this beer is right up your alley. Would've liked to see more balance between the hops and the malt, but perhaps this isn't what the brewers were going for.
M: Excellent. Ample thickness with lots of carbonation.
O: A very good representation of the American IPA style. Will have again (probably next week).
Serving type: on-tap
07-27-2014 03:20:17 | More by leantom
3.76/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Purchased at Poseidon's Pantry Gourmet Grocery and Deli on Chincoteague Island, VA.
Pours an almost clear deep orange with a 2 1/2 finger off white head that becomes chunky as it recedes and leaves some decent lacing.
Fair amount of sweet malt in the aroma balanced by fruity/piney hops. Over ripe citrus and malt syrup.
Not as sweet as the nose, but still the malt shows through. Grapefruit, orange, pine, caramel, bitter grapefruit peel.
Medium-plus in body. Light carbonation, light syrup, and slightly warming.
A pretty good beer. Satisfying and an easy drinker. Well rounded. I would try this again.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2013 01:40:41 | More by obywan59
Hopfest from Legend Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.