Hopfest | Legend Brewing Co.

HopfestHopfest
BA SCORE
66.7%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 156 ratings
HopfestHopfest
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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.

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 01-28-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,318
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
156
Liked:
104
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
12.73%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of MaddDogg84
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bitterandtwisted
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andypark
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice hop flavor. Not to over powering.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear golden orange body with two finger head that died quick with little lace. Minor citric and pine hop aroma with hints of sweet caramel malt. Beer is balanced with dirty, piney citric hops and some caramel malts; the hops are the star but the malts add enough sweetness to keep them in check and this is a simple but effectively constructed and enjoyable IPA. Nice to have an IPA that isn't just a hop wallop and believes in "less is more".

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Golden color appearance.
Balanced taste and feel with a solid malt backbone, but a nice piney finish.
Overall, a pleasant IPA, and I'll always try new beers from breweries right here in the Commonwealth.

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Photo of Mwinek
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
2.82/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Last bottle from a rare random six pack grab when down in DC.

A- Deep copper golden body from the tall 12oz into two snifters to share this time. Foamy and frothy white crown just about one finger with fair retention. Large island and medium ring remain and lacing is rare.

S- Not really a whole lot happening and certainly not a festival of hops. Caramelized sugars, a hint of cheesy yeast and orange citrus hops. Musty.

T- As in the aroma it just lacks much character. Straightforward and what is there isn't presented optimally. Pale base graininess, light caramelized sugars, orange peel citrus, floral and floral hops.

MF- Medium bodied and a bit slick with a tiny bit of creaminess and some frothy texture. Moderately high carbonation and a bitter herbal finish.

Just kind of bland all around for an IPA. Also has some strange musty feeling that I can't quite pinpoint with malts clashing in the background.

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Photo of drummerguy
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ctjoumas
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

More of the ipa I expected after trying legends golden ipa. A bit of citrus comes through in the nose and the taste mirrors that up front and at the back. Also a pleasant aftertaste of citrus which gives way to a welcomed hit of bitter hops. Definitely would look for this one again.

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Photo of mab09002
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jordonlcoleman
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of Ngntjp
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of rjs246
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JWing
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of KeepCrimeLegal
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of julielynndubee
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Cpastor1119
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of leantom
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on-tap at the Legend restaurant. Here goes:

A: Very nice, actually. Pours a clear orange with a nice, fluffy white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Very well done in appearance.

S: Very good, but not perfect. Cascade and chinook hops predominate, and these give off the presences of lemon, orange, grapefruit and pine (the latter two of these smells dominate). Has a mild amber malt aroma as well, but this is less apparent, as the hops dominate.

T: Delicious, but not perfect. Amber malt succeeded by a strong hop backbone. The lemon is rather muted, but the pine and grapefruit are staggeringly apparent. If you like West Coast IPA's, then this beer is right up your alley. Would've liked to see more balance between the hops and the malt, but perhaps this isn't what the brewers were going for.

M: Excellent. Ample thickness with lots of carbonation.

O: A very good representation of the American IPA style. Will have again (probably next week).

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jrcook76
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Beershack
2/5  rDev -46.9%

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Hopfest from Legend Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 66.7% out of 100 with 156 ratings
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