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Hopfest - Legend Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co. visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Legend Hopfest begins with a sturdy barley malt background including Munich and aromatic malts, as well as a few medium kilned malts producing a rich , deep orange colored beer. Step two, the hops; Hopfest sports a distinct pine/fruit aroma. Expect an intensely flavored brew, with hop flavor lasting throughout. There is a toasty, earthy background, adding a rich, malty dimension to the long finish. The end result is a full flavored IPA with a strong malt backbone and long satisfying hop finish.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 01-28-2003)
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PGVG

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-22-2014 23:28:03 | More by PGVG
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leantom

Indiana

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
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Thaatsriite

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-19-2014 22:19:53 | More by Thaatsriite
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-18-2014 02:40:34 | More by jrcook76
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Virginia

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07-13-2014 08:39:04 | More by Beershack
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-11-2014 03:18:27 | More by webweb2
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-08-2014 20:03:33 | More by joegard
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-27-2014 06:19:55 | More by Robbieqsauce
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-16-2014 17:12:08 | More by CreoleWilliams
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-23-2014 10:02:31 | More by Sanchezrox23
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-08-2014 18:04:04 | More by VCUgrad
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NewJack85

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-04-2014 16:47:29 | More by NewJack85
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

03-25-2014 05:04:03 | More by brpendergast85
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-09-2014 14:26:57 | More by brother_kenneth
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tabascosigned

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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obywan59

Virginia

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
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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Hopfest from Legend Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.