Dinobrown (46) - Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz Well they dropped the IPA off the end of this one and they might have dropped me off the frequent buyer list. Pours a very light golden color with foamy with head. The aromas are pretty energetic but much less citrus now that it is only a golden. It does have a certain degree of creamy feel in the mouth with can be enjoyable. Overall not a bad quaffable beer from Legend but I remember liking it much better with the more solid hop structure it used to possess.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First Beer from the Richmond brewery. Not a bad ale. It could use some work in the malt department in terms of making the beer a little bit breadier and darker. The hops are pretty good, though not the best Iíve had.
radagast83 (3794) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2006 22 oz. Bottle. Fantastic find. Orange color, powerful aroma of a variety of fruit was shocked by the very fresh flavor without any bad tastes or aroma.
hershiser2 (1147) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a brilliant orange ambre with a huge head. Sweet citrus, grapefruit, mango, butterscotch, and almost a slight caramel aroma. Outstanding. Flavor is along the same lines, with a lot of butterscotch up front, followed by a very nice long hop linger. I like this one!
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10-Jan-06 (22 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopscotch, thanks Eric!) Oh hell yes! I never thought this day would come! Iím rating a healthy bottle of beer from Legend! The flavor shows a fairly grainy and sweet base, balanced by a very grassy and moderately bitter hoppiness, but also an odd barrel flavor. Grassy, grainy, mildly sour, lightly floral aroma. Body is medium, somewhat crisp, nicely carbonated. Pale golden in color, slightly hazy, topped by a tall and long-lasting, fluffy, creamy, off-white head that takes several minutes to gradually settle to a thin but complete layer. Lacing is densely packed in patches, covering much of the glass. Still a pretty odd IPA, but at least this bottle wasnít infected. Flavorful, certainly unique to me, worth trying once, but ultimately, not a beer Iíd buy more than once.
21-Dec-04 (22 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with jasonp, thanks Jason!) Yuck, what the hell is this crap? Golden IPA? I know what color golden is, and this is considerably lighter than golden. How about Yellow IPA? Or Blonde IPA? And the nose is fairly sour. Ack, so is the flavor. Not quite a drain pour, but pretty close. While the color is horrible, the whitish head is also too light, but it has nice size and retention, though if fails to stick to the glass and leave any lacing behind. Since the notes from my trade partner are considerably different and better than mine, I think I need a new bottle to rerate what should be a much better beer than this. (4, 2, 3, 3, 6 = 1.8)
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle aquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Poured a deeper golden color with a larger sized white head. Aromas of flowers, grass with some citrus. Also has a soapy, popcorn smell to it. Tastes of grapefruit, light caramel, grass, and some spices. Mildly bitter. Some lacing left on the glass. Thinner body. Light alcohol in the finish.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice gold color with a good pine based aroma. Good citrus flavors with a nice ending. Not as sweet an end as the Legend Brown.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow color with a white head. Malty and grassy aroma. Lightly bitter flavor that finishes somewhat grassy
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a creamy medium white head on a golden body. Mild malty aroma with some hops filtering through. Strong allspice flavor initially. The hops kick in later. Good dry body with a decent amount of alcohol warming.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a orange-gold body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. Slightly sweet and malty with notes of tea and a touch of fruit. Light to medium bodied, slightly dry and smooth.