EKGoldings (592) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeah, I get too much diacetyl in this one too. Really detracts at this level from what could be a quite tasty beer.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent dark copper bronze with a frothy, well-lacing off-white head. Nice aroma of fresh piny hops and toasty dark caramel malt. Body starts slightly oily and mildly sweet with some earthy flavor hops and mild butterscotch diacetyl. Has some lightly toasty sugary notes and a touch of tartness. If they’d use a diacetyl rest, this could be a very nice beer.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark reddish body with small off-white head. The aroma is herbal, citrus, caramel, catty. The flavor is some tea, herbal, grass and orange. Medium body with soft carbonation and slightly thin in the mouth.
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a foamy light tan head and amber color. Aroma is citrus hops, sweet. Taste is citrus hops, sweet, faint medium malt. Good, but taste not quite up to aroma. OK carbonation/effervescence.
Terminus (3311) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
let me start this rating by saying that i have NEVER had a good beer from this brewery. EVERY one is infected with diacytl badly. I had high hopes with this one thinking they have solved their problems. pours dark copper with a small off-white fizzy head. Damn, i had a cold when i did this rating and i could still smell the diacytl from a mile away. Thats insane! some earthy esters and earthy hop notes on the nose under all the diacytl. flavors are earthy, almost brittish in its delivery. palate is oily and slick which is the beer’s only saving grace. without the diacytl, you have a strong brittish IPA, and it would have been a good one at that! too bad Legend-you have problems!
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - APR 20, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
22 oz bomber. Bottle states this beer celebrates Legend’s 13th Anniversary. Pours to a slightly hazy, deep amber color, with a thick, creamy, off white head, and a lively carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, just dripping with hops. Pungent aromas of piney and citrus pair with light aromas of sweet and caramel malt. The palate is firm, with good sweet and caramel malt flavors, paried with a tangy piney/citrus hop flavor. This beer finishes with more good pale, sweet and caramel malts, and then ends with a very bitter, piney, resiney, hop bitteness that lingers. Wow. Big hop aromas, big hop flavors, big hop bitterness. A very well done, AIPA that just screams hops. I loved this one. A perfect after work beer, an aperitif beer, or one to match with firery foods.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Aroma of hops and some malt. Decent amount of malt flavor in this one, but the hops were metallic (tasted like a dry-hopped version or something), and it could have been a lot better.
alexanderj (3362) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Poured a darkish amber with a medium whitish head. Aroma of hops and caramel. Flavor was a little harsh and metallic for me. Wasnt particularly good for me; had a lot of hops, but just didnt click for me.
millysdaddy (67) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber with a large off-white head. Very caramely aroma with citrus and foral hop notes as well. The flavor starts off very hoppy followed by caramel, vanilla and raisin with a dry and bitter finish. Interesting IPA - kind of feels closer to a double IPA.
jgb9348 (4943) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber coloured body with a short tan head and trillions of bubbles. Aroma of pure hops, malt, caramel and raisins. Light-bodied; Fresh hops up front with no backbone at all. More of straight citrus and herbal characteristics noticeable in the taste. Aftertaste very bitter and very light - no harsh characteristics at all. A nice IPA - clean and simple beer. Pure to the style as well. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Clarendon (Arlington), Virginia on 10-March-2007.