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 (11124) - 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 (8394) - 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 (5609) - 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!
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2004
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful clear copper amber with a THICK off-white head. Medium strength hoppy/pine aroma. Whoah! the taste is a strong blast of bitter grapefruit hoppiness with an alcohol kick, tons of malt and notes of caramel, pine and light buttery-ness. Perfect level of sweetness with a lasting bitter grapefruit rind aftertaste. I didn’t pick up any of the trademark Legend sourness in this one. Very full, round, creamy and velvety smooth on the palate with pefect carbonation. Lacing hangs on the glass like puffy clouds. Has a prominent head that’s not going anywhere - just pefect to look at. One of the best APAs I’ve ever had. Loved it!
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty stuff, shining clear copper with a really impressive thick head, great lasting character. Nose is lightly citric and quite buttery, fruity and perfumed. Quite bitter, sharp and hoppy. Not particulary citric, hops mostly assert themselves as pure bitterness. Sticky malts are there, but could be a bit sweeter for balance, lightly buttery but begs for some more caramel sweetness to balance stuff out. As with seemingly all Legend beers, great mouthfeel, very full, creamy, and sticky.
jgb9348 (4294) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear amber coloured body with a nice crimson tint and a smallish off-white head. Aroma of fresh hops, pine, malt, oranges, alcohol and toffee. Medium-bodied; Strong astringent hops up front with a piney and very bitter finish. Good malt backbone to keep this one afloat and a good fruity/alcoholic finish. A nice APA, one to rival the best available APAs in the country (as far as I’m concerned) produceed up here at Dominion. Overall, a good beer- this should be on people’s shopping lists if it isn’t already. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased the same day at Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia, 19-December-2004.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear brilliant amber body with a tall dense manila head. Glass lacing is excellent. The aroma exhudes that Legend house character, light butter, citrus hops, bready malt and wafts of caramel. The falavor is even more full of the house character. Again lightly buttery, crisp citrus hops, and a good dose of malt. Comes together very nicely. The body is bitter throughout, with a medium crisp finsih. Another real winner from this great brewer!
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Always open to trying new legends... my favorite local brewery. Aroma of lemon hops. Nice lemon citrus hop flavor. Always open to a great hoppy brew like this.