SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nov, 2005. Kilburn Palace Bottle Fest. Richmond Pale Ale. Very very bitter hop oil. Ugly and undrinkable. Default score.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Chris’. Over carbonated beer. Slightly stale tasting, sour and overbitter. Not one of the better APAs.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold-amber with a large head. Decent lacing. Very good piney hop aroma, backed by bready malts and light caramel. Interestingly, the hops hit you from the get-go—piney and citrusy. The malt flavors are barely perceptible, but there is some toffee in the aftertaste. I guess all Legend beers are either really, really bad or pretty damned good.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle-thanks to whaleman for sharing this one at the tasting at bills this weekend. pours bright orange with a sudsy 1/2 inch white head. I think this beer looks pretty nice. bright orange and tangerine hop flavors with not much of a malt base here. pretty citric. I must agree with whaleman, how the flavors of the hops and carbonation meld tends to leand towards oxidization. light grainyness and metallic notes in the finish. vigerous carbonation again sugests oxidization. very dry finish from all the citric hop notes. no diacytl at least, but definatly still not a great pale.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear, metallic-orange body with a big, sudsy off-white head. Aroma is dominated by tropical and citrus hops. Flavor of sweet, fruity hops with some suggestion of oxidation. Comes across mostly dry and bitter. Sudsy mouthfeel. Mostly just a hop vehicle without much depth of character. Legend bottles continue to disappoint me.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
05 OD Beerfest - Deep amberish, creamy white head. Grapefruit , toasty caramel with lighter citrus tones in the nose. Semi-bitter up front, with a lasting toasty caramel and toffee backbone. Nice balance. Lighter side of medium bodied, soft carbonation, drying bitter-sweet finish. Nice stuff...
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old Dominion Brew Fest 2005, nice Pale. Nothing shockily different but a good example.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(ODBF05) Clear orange bosy with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit, and the Legend house yeast. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit, light sourness. Pleasant bite lingers. Light-medium body complements the flavor nicely.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Old Dominion Beer Festival 2005... Clear, deep golden ale. Nose is citrusy (grapefruit) with light toffee and caramel notes. Moderately bitter flavor with lots of grapefruit rind. Medium bodied and fizzy with a lengthy, bitter, dry finish.
BBB63 (5696) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via The Beer God (I believe): Pours a coppery hue (not very pale like really) with an initial large foamy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of both piney and floral hops, light grapefruit, biscuity and toasted malting, and earthy esters. The taste starts bitter with a nice combonation of old school British and new school American hop profiles. A good amount of malt background and sharp citric notes as well. A touch of pepper and clove to make things interesting. The feel is part sticky and part sharp, a nice balance and refreshing. Shoot, I almost drank it all before I could in words what I thought of this beer. A darn nice offering. YummY!