CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, sampled in May of 2006: Pours a clear copper orange with a thin wispy-lacing white head. Nice, fresh piny grapefruity hoppy aroma has a touch of pale malty sweet balance. Body starts with a fresh green bittering hoppy presence and a touch of malty sweetness before a dry, bittersweet finsih. A crisp, drinkable APA.
Braudog (5461) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber -- Poured with a big ol’ foamy head. Interesting aroma of malt cookies and hop buds. Odd mix. Musty. Nice hoppiness but with a pretty powerful hoppy aspect. Very good, but different.
thehinge (266) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is piney, a little citrusy. Hazey orange pour with a good off white head.
Lemony malts with a nice bitter finish. I would buy this again....now if only Legend made enough to distribute further North....hmm...
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Numenor for this.
Tall, three dimensional head of off-white that rides over a deep, clear amber body.
Light malt and hop aroma.
The flavor balacne is malty with some underlying bitterness. Some dryness in the finish. Smooth, easy drinking.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask: Cloudy dark amber with a good creamy head. Orange rind aroma. Good balance of maltiness and citrus hops. Perfect session beer. AR: 4 AP: 4 FL: 4 PA: 3 OV: 4
On tap: Clear copper amber. Good head. Hops are milder, less fresh tasting. Cask version is definitely the superior beer by a long shot. Rating is the average of the two. AR: 3 AP: 4 FL: 3 PA: 3 OV: 3.5
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber/gold color. Smell of malt and soem hops. Taste of hops, air and malt with an airy bitterness at the end.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber, loose white head. Butter and butterscotch aroma, with asparagus bitterness and some hops. Hop flavors are too distinct, separated from and above everything else. Metallic and sour grapefruit, sharp.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a mostly clear dark gold with a small white head. Fruity sweet aroma with thick malt. Light earthy hops. The flavor was malty with hops and bitterness starting up pretty quickly. Long finish.
Foxbush (1200) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 This is a pale ale from a local Richmond brewer Legend Brewing Company. They continue to brew at a very high level. This is a stand up pale ale. The balance of hops and malt is very evident. The bitter taste of the hops is just right for a pale ale. The head was very big almost 4 fingers. The lacing was impressive. Another tasting in April 2010. This is major APA. Clear amber in color and serious bitter hops. The more I have of Legends the more I am impressed. After drinking many other APAs this really is one of the best and my standard for judging others.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Largish draught sample at the brewpub. Solid amber-broze, a bit hazy with a light retained head....funky/pungent nose....Simcoe perhaps? with some interesting touches of old dried peaches and wet moldy hay....bitter, dry on the tongue but with lots of old overripe fruits, hints of fig and more than that of apples and apricots, pineapple....quite woody, somewhat harsh, lightly acidic to finish....full hefty body, almost too heavy for a pale ale but just this side of problematic, low to medium carbonation, really quite memorable overall if a little too odd for greatness.