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Hoptimus Prime - Ruckus Brewing

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465 Ratings
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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 27
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ruckus Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: celticfutblclub on 04-14-2011

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Ratings: 465 | Reviews: 160
Photo of piper4real
1.2/5  rDev -66.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Hoptimus Prime? More like Hoptimus Crime. Just...don't.

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Archdale74
2.36/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Too malty, for something called HOPtimus prime, I figured it would be much more hoppy

Photo of liverust
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of marty21
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Black_Pearl
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwerner23
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is not really what I expected - in the best possible way! The smell has plenty of dried apricot and lodgepole pine. Heavy caramel profile, nice mouthfeel and carbonation, with a very balanced bitter hop finish. I thought this would be much more "hop bomb", but it really finishes in a pleasant way. The name, the packaging, and the overall concept are all "winners" in my books.

Photo of JNForsyth
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of ricp215
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Poured a beautiful Amber with a small head.
has a slight carmel taste with spice and some citrus notes.

Photo of reizorc
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of GregJ
3.17/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Nice sweet citrus hop smell. Very hazy golden amber. Light citrus with more spicy hop taste. Not particularly hoppy or heavy for a double. Character improved a bit as it warmed up.

Photo of Dave1337
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of JV-NH
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Y2kbug
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of R_Kole
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Tank880
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JohnGray
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of gonzo000
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good beer with a fine taste, but a bit of plastic on the finish. Color and head were very good.

Photo of Katielynnae
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Hoptimus Prime from Ruckus Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.