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Hopfest - Legend Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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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).

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Hopfest from Legend Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.