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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This distinctive unfiltered pale ale is brewed especially for hop lovers. It is assertively hopped with Mt. Hood, Amarillo, and Ahtanum.

2007 and before - 7.3% ABV

2008 - 6% ABV


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Pours dark gold with a massive white soft head. The aroma smells of some extremely high aciidic hops. The medium to high maltiness balances everything out wonderfully. This has hit the nail on the head. It is as close to perfectly balanced as you can get. There is not a large bite of bitterness at the end because I believe it ’s all in the nose. There is nuttiness as well as a small bit of chewiness that comes along with the body of this one. This is a solid brew no doubt.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2007
7-21-06. Dark amber, film for head. Decent zesty citrus character up front, almost no malt to speak of. Flavor nice combo of pine resin and citrus, but dusty, again no backbone. Sort of flat, oxidation is starting to set in.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EKGoldings (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Yeah, I get too much diacetyl in this one too. Really detracts at this level from what could be a quite tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2007
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2007
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2007
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3349) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 24, 2007
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!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - APR 20, 2007
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - APR 14, 2007
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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3414) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2007
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.


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