Sammy (12760) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2008
Well, this could be a pale as it is citrus or an English style IPA. Cloudy orange with substantial white head and a nose of orange-tangerine. Easy drinking under-control hoppy with a mix of hops. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, and juicy resinous grapefruit hops. Flavor is caramel, a hint of soap, and a bitter juicy grapefruit hop finish. joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2008
nice golden amber appearance with solid white head. flavor is disappointing without a great deal of malt sweetness, with no real specialty malts coming forefront. the hop character is obviously present but not pleasant with it contributing mostly a bitterness without a great deal of flavor. i enjoy legend brews and this was a major disappointment. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Date: 02/01/2008dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Appearance: hazy dark copper, wispy off white head,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with floral and earthy hops,
Flavor: sweet dark crystal flavor, lots of hop flavor with an astrengent bitterness,
Source: cellar tasting
Aroma: huge fruity character in the hop aroma,
Overall: house buttery character adds to the sweetness, astrengency has faded to a great balancing floral and citrus character, lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
22oz. Clear orange body with a fluffy off-white head. Nose is mostly sweet caramel. Body is fairly sweet, viscous style with more caramel and lots of grapefruit rind. Bitterness lingers on the palate for a long time. Fairly soft mouthfeel. This is probably one of the only IPAs I have enjoyed more as it warmed to room temperature, I was ready to give it a worse rating.
fredjaz (112) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2008
This is a beer for hopheads only. very thin body, low malt presence. Basically just a lot of hops which is not necessarily a bad thing if you want a lighter beer without sacrificing a lot of flavor 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 22oz bottle. Dry, sharp, yeast-heavy dried lawn clippings and vinegary lemon in the nose - striaght, full hops, but they’re dry, arcid, and snappy - too much. Flavor is not much of a departure: sharp, snippy dried hop leaves an intensely strong bitterness on the tongue, with the rest of the experience being dominated by a yeast-heavy homebrew-esque dirtyness, and a cracker pils malt base that’s difficult to find and more difficult to enjoy due the sharpness and dryness of the hops. It sounds like I’m complaining but I actually liked this beer somewhat. raiderfost (171) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Bottle from the secret room. Nice copper pour with a thick white head. Nice hops flavor and aroma. By far the best offering from a otherwise not so great brewery. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2009 Botte from Beer Run in Charlottesville. Pours copper colored with plenty of head that sticks around. Floral hoppy aroma. Taste is straightforward hoppiness (kinda metallic) balanced at the end with a bit of sweetness at the end. Blah... 6/4/5/3/11/2.9ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2008
22 ounce 2008 bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a dark amber color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Sweet aroma with fruity floral hop notes. Taste is sweet, ligjhtly toasted malts with bitter spicy and minty hops. Medium bodied. 5/4/7/4/12/3.2
Appearance: Pours a clear, copper body with a small, off-white head.
Smell: Fresh-smelling hop aroma of pine, citrus fruits, and flowers. Some toasted caramel in there as well.
Taste: Toasted caramel malts with a sugary sweetness. Resinous hoppiness with a followthrough of the notes from the aroma. Moderate bitterness. Dry, bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: No diacetyl? I’m stunned! Not bad, especially considering it’s from Legend.