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Pale Ale | Legend Brewing Co.

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3.58/5
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136 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Legend Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
legendbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our American style Pale Ale is a hop lover's dream. We craft this copper colored ale to supply a moderate bitterness and an aggressive hop flavor and aroma. Willamette hops pitched early in the boil give a clean, soft bitterness. Late kettle hops include Northern Brewer, Simcoe, and Chinook for plenty of pungent pine and citrus character. Judicious amounts of four specialty malts add counter and depth. Expect a medium bodied brew with an assertive, complex flavor and a dry finish.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,278
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
136
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 63
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3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.67/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeCorleone
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nolynylon
4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barleycorn
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigbutter
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not the best offering that Legend Brewing has. Taste is actually much better cold, and becomes slightly less good as it warms. Hops are well present, though that's about it.

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Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frankaboutbeer
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smooth broad malty flavor with clean finish.

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Photo of hophugger
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Pours a nice deep golden color with an extremely rocky head and almost no lacing. Had a hard time pouring the 12 oz. beer into a 16 oz. glass due to the excessive amout of carbonation. Aroma is slightly hoppy with a touch of pine and some citrus. Flavor was ok, but the carbonation was making it hard to form a good opinion. I taste some hops and sopme citrus but the extreme bubbles made it hard to enjoy this beer. I have had a lot of Legend, especially on draft, but I was not very pleased with the amount of over carbonation in this one. Old batch??, I do not know !!

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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3.72/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

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3.16/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Undated 12 oz bottle at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of citrusy hops
Head average (3 cm), white, creamy with rocks, slowly diminishing to 1 cm ring and 2 mm layer.
Lacing – none
Body light orange, clear
Flavor – distinctly malty with some hop bitterness; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Seems rather malty for a pale ale, but not bad. Very nice head and body but no lacing detracts from the appearance. Definitely a distant second to SNPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of CycleHops
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of joegard
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Jasoncolliver
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of QuadriderMX
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of tpaetow
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of CreoleWilliams
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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Pale Ale from Legend Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 136 ratings
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