Hopfest - Legend Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 137 | Reviews: 74 | Display Reviews Only:
4.16/5 rDev +9.8%
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.
07-22-2013 19:36:11 | More by ash111
3.14/5 rDev -17.2%
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.
07-18-2013 00:53:13 | More by GeoJ
3.85/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
06-21-2013 21:50:52 | More by smakawhat
3.95/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
06-03-2013 02:01:28 | More by wedge
3.2/5 rDev -15.6%
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.
05-25-2013 02:16:39 | More by Rifugium
3.98/5 rDev +5%
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.
05-13-2013 21:34:21 | More by oberon
Hopfest from Legend Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.