Hoptimus Prime - Ruckus Brewing
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Reviews by Maxwell:
3.18/5 rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
The beer pours a brass yellow with some pinkish hues dancing in the beer. It also pours with a very light head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing. The second pour got more of a head with a slightly yellowing to it, though even that dissipates quickly and only leaves a slight and drizzling wall of lacing. The beer is hazy but opaque with some good bubbles running from the bottom of the glass. The smell is nice and hoppy with a good grapefruit smell powering its way through, supported by a slightly bready undertone. There are also some hints of orange citrus in smell, but overall the smell is grapefruit. The beer tastes on the malty-side for a Double IPA, though the hops are still quite present. There is a nice grapefruit and sweet hops tingle, running against the breadier and almost biscuity malt backbone of this beer. There is also a boozy lingering to the taste, and you can definitely feel the alcohol warming the cockles of you stomach. The beer is fizzy and carbonated on the tongue, leaving the tip tingling and slightly dry with carbonation and the bitter bite of hops while the rest of the mouth oozes with saliva and a lingering bready feel and slight bitter tingle. Overall this is a moderate IPA. I’m a little surprised at the breadiness of this beer, though that does sometimes happen with DIPA’s. I think it is a nice introduction to the style, but not a particularly noteworthy brew, and definitely not a hophead’s dream. Just an average brew.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2012 21:22:53 | More by Maxwell
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3.13/5 rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Serving: 22oz bottle
A: cloudy, nice head. Could be more clear.
S: smell fades quickly, slightly tropical, not much hops. Disappointed.
T: this is where the double IPA comes in. Notas solid as some of the top like dogfish or stone. But serviceable. Hops are more on the tropical, passion fruit side, very little pinny or nw hops.
M: adequate for an DIPA
Overall: decent, but was expecting much more.
Serving type: nitro-bottle
03-09-2014 02:23:18 | More by JLateralus21
3.05/5 rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
The color is that of ripe apricot, bright orange with a heavy cloudiness. The off-white head is small but has a thickness and substantial body to what it does have. Lace is tight, thick spotting in just less than moderation. The aroma is light, but some warming brings out citrus, pith and zest mostly, caramel, and an interesting note of something like bark. This is, overall, a strange beer. Pith and dry (old?) orange peel meet caramel, dandelion, herb, bark and nut with lots of oddly roasty bread. The feel is definitely the strong point of this beer. It has a delicate but firm fluffy and soft sort of creaminess resting lightly on the tongue, balanced by consistent crispness with a bite that's not too hard but doesn't back down either. Pith dries the finish out some.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2014 20:13:12 | More by Brenden
2.93/5 rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Poured on tap into a shorty pilsner glass at Barley Brother's. From notes.
Pale amber body, with slight orange apricot colors, some slight cloudy character and served with a thin white collar. Lots of spider lacing while drinking.
Absolutely dead and closed nose. While nothing faulty or offensive there is nothing here. But for an IPA you have to bring it, and this is empty and void of any hop sensations whatsoever.
First sip are definitely malt forward and the most noticeable thing going on in this beer. Finish and aftertaste bring no sense of any hop bitterness whatsoever. I am really searching here. Some chewy leaf like texture and a pretty solid juicy mouthfeel but it's as the hop flavor was stripped out. Some weird flavors on the finish that come out more like fruit additions than hop aromas, apple juice, tangerine, and nuts.
Overall this is just one of the weirdest IPAs I've had in a long time. Nothing awful, but nothing really that great either and just plain bizarre and missing hops.
Serving type: on-tap
12-28-2013 16:00:13 | More by smakawhat
Hoptimus Prime from Ruckus Brewing
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