Legacy IPA | Country Boy Brewing

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Brewed by:
Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 9
Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.01/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. The beer is hazy and pale amber in color with about a finger of fluffy white head. The nose is fruity and slightly sweet with notes of lemons, peaches, grapefruit, and toast. The sweetness kind of makes it smell like a tripel.

Light-medium body and nice oily feel. There's a substantially sweet, bready, malty backbone up front and a very fruity, well-tempered hop contribution at mid-palate. The hops are nice and citrus-fruity with flavors of grapefruit, lemon, and oranges. Balance is spot-on here and drinkability is high. The finish is dry and appetizing and some of the sweetness is even allowed to show through.

This is not a hop-bomb, nor does it taste like some brewer's science experiment. It is an extremely well-balanced American IPA. It strikes me as one of the ``fruitier'' IPAs I have had. It's almost as if the fruit flavors start out sweet, then dry out and become mildly bitter, then a tiny bit of sweetness returns just on the back of the palate. Very nice IPA.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its got a burst of citrus fruit. Its got an up-tick in alcohol. Its smooth and sweet. What's there not to like? Even for the beer drinker that doesn't get hops- this richly fruity ale just might win them over.

Bright gold and with peach and orange tints, the hazy ale is dense with dry-hopping character. Capped with a creamy white column of foam, the head structure and retention is incredible, even as it coats the glass with classic Belgian lace.

Brightly aromatic with strong orange and tangerine overtones, the beer may seem straight-up fresh squeezed orange juice at the onset. Diving deeper into taste, more estery and hop-fruit character emerge: apricot, ruby red grapefruit juice, mango and pineapple make obvious showing but never match that of ripe tangerine. Its delicious fruit taste is sweetened with vine-ripened character that's shy of honey or caramel. Its mid-attenuation still allows a creeping up of alcohol that goes completely undetected. The bitterness of citrus rinds close the taste but retaining a lot of the zesty fruit taste and sweetness late in the session keeps the beer balanced down to its core.

Medium bodied, the malt structure and mild creamy sweetness gives a soft and creamy impression on the tongue, even deep into middle palate. A late quiver allows a hoppy-dry texture, aided by mild warmth to close the ale with a clean and snappy feel.

This all Legacy hop IPA really hits home the elements of tropical and citrus fruit, and without the strong bite of pine or grass. Its a fruit-forward ale that used no actual fruit additions- its a charming ale that captures to "tomorrow" of IPA making.

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Legacy IPA from Country Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 9 ratings