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Hopfest - Legend Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 01-28-2003

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.
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Ratings: 148 | Reviews: 75
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3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Rifugium
3.19/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of oberon
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of tdm168
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - dark orange with a thin, white lacing of head

S - faint bready malt, some sweetness, mild resiny hops

T - bready malt, faint birthday cake sweetness, caramel, piny bitterness

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a pretty solid APA. I'm impressed that it's 7.30% as an APA. It has a nice malt character with a balanced hop presence. If the malt character was bit more forward (because I'm a sucker for that birthday cake sweetness) I would be really impressed. As it stands, this is a good APA that is probably worth a try.

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Hopfest from Legend Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.