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Hopfest - Legend Brewing Co.

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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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mhbarber

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

10-02-2013 00:53:29 | More by mhbarber
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-29-2013 18:18:28 | More by HattedClassic
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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-06-2013 22:56:33 | More by Soto
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-12-2013 13:42:58 | More by ygtbsm94
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Quafftastic

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-09-2013 11:18:25 | More by Quafftastic
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SE-VAbeerdrink

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

07-31-2013 00:29:42 | More by SE-VAbeerdrink
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ash111

Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at Legends in Richmond. Poured a slightly hazy copper with a one-finger head. Delicious smell- bright, piney, fruity. I was impressed by the flavor, one of the better IPAs I've had recently. Taste followed the smell, but there was a little less bitterness than I expected given the aroma (maybe this has to do with including some Simcoe hops?). Either way, I will definitely be seeking this beer out again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2013 19:36:11 | More by ash111
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GeoJ

Virginia

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
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19%

07-17-2013 02:32:53 | More by lupercmda
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kbaer77

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-06-2013 04:40:01 | More by kbaer77
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NormLobstah

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-05-2013 12:41:57 | More by NormLobstah
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-02-2013 00:00:12 | More by Mattyb79
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-25-2013 20:36:10 | More by dsshuck
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

A real nice crystal amber color, with a hint of copper red and a good middle column of rising carbonation. Head is a creamy whipped up white, only growing two fingers tall, and settling to a foamy one finger sized puck. Minimal lacing.

Nose smells a good mix of biscuity malt and herbal like tea on the hop front. A little bit of a toasty brown sugar, and a sense of English bitter like fruity esters. Kind of odd to style, but inviting

Palate hits with a good mix of pine hinting bitterness in the mid palate. Finishes clean with moderate carbonation and a nice biscuity chewy malt backbone. A bit fleeting though in the sweetness, with the malts dominating the first sip, but with some good hop pine lingering quite a bit. Pretty solid mouthfeel with coating flavor all throughout and a almost juicy feel.

Overall not bad for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 21:50:52 | More by smakawhat
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virinow

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14%

06-18-2013 00:57:41 | More by virinow
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-17-2013 22:08:22 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-17-2013 13:38:17 | More by dbrauneis
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McBraniel

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14%

06-07-2013 02:29:30 | More by McBraniel
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wedge

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear bronze color covered with a thin, creamy looking head. Aromatic fruit and pine over a sticky, bready malt base. Nicely balanced flavor, obviously well-hopped, but backed by a sturdy toasted caramel malt profile. Pine sap, citrus oils, tea, and floral notes. Bitter and surprisingly chewy...dry enough to warrant rapid consumption. Quite the tasty East Coast pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 02:01:28 | More by wedge
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rvajohn

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-30-2013 23:33:51 | More by rvajohn
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at Legend

Clear copper pour with a small, wispy, white head; nothing really to mention as far as retention and lacing goes. Muted yet decent aroma of citrus/pine hops and caramel malts. Sweet caramel malt base came through first in the taste, with some citrus and pine hops coming in mid-palate, a lasting bitterness finishing off. Light-medium body. Okay, but nothing special. Still one of the better brews Legend had to offer, and that's not saying much.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2013 02:16:39 | More by Rifugium
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-16-2013 14:56:59 | More by leftstagebrew
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oberon

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a standard pint glass a clear brass color with a minimal head that is gone pretty quickly.Sharp citric hops over top of a big sweet caramel base,a tinge of sweet alcohol is there as well.Citric fruity hops really hit nicely at the onset then flavors meld into a caramel/biscuit maltiness that holds up pretty well to the hops and lingers.A very flavorful APA,it's big but doesn't really feel it much,pretty damn good.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 21:34:21 | More by oberon
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-08-2013 00:38:59 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-01-2013 04:42:52 | More by Gatordaddy
Hopfest from Legend Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.