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Hoptimus Prime - Ruckus Brewing

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423 Ratings
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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 20
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: celticfutblclub on 04-14-2011)
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Photo of teenwolfmansbro

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +37.7%

01-17-2012 12:22:41 | More by teenwolfmansbro
Photo of Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle thanks to Dana, I really like e name of the beer, I old imagine it definitely helps in sales to have a catchy name like that.

A: the beer pours a pretty hazy orange that's on the darker side in the middle, and just a little brighter orange on the edges. Has some great lacing and a small ring of white head.

S: I honestly don't get a lot of smell here at all, just a little bit of wet hop esters and just a flutter of a malt backbone, not very impressive.

T: taste is pretty decent, it has a very prominent malt backbone with some fruity malt and hop notes on top of that with some candy sweet alcohol heat in there as well, it's nothing special but nothing bad either. Some kitchen spices in the as well almost reminding me of a Belgian ale in some ways which is kind of a nice touch. A little bitter aftertaste but not a lot.

M: not bad, semi sudsy and medium in feel, with little prickly carbonation.

Overall this is a decent beer but nothing i'd buy if I saw it in a store.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 21:40:51 | More by Dreadnaught33
Photo of ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle at the local liquor store. I'd never heard of Ruckus or Hoptimus Prime.

I looks appropriate for an IPA. You get the orange tint and light foam. Not really particulate in there.

The smell from opening the bottle was great. You get a lot of that citrusy/grapefruit. It is far less pronounced in my tumbler.

The flavor is good, but it doesn't really stand out. It wasn't nearly strong enough in comparison to most DIPA's.

The bottle looks pretty good, so I'll keep it. Unfortunately, I probably won't be picking up another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 00:01:50 | More by ummswimmin
Photo of PthPndr


3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-13-2012 22:55:28 | More by PthPndr
Photo of HopHead84


2.4/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2


Bottle thanks to funhog. Snifter.

A: Transparent dark orange with a finger of white sea foam. Solid retention and scattered lacing.

S: Bread, caramel, cardboard, and stale hops. I get alcohol, dull citrus, and a little pine.

T: Bready with some sweet caramel. The beer is pretty malty. Hops impart a moderate bitterness and notes of orange and earth. They're pretty dull and lifeless, to be honest. The sweetness quickly becomes unpleasant and cloying. Alcohol is evident.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation.

Overall: A pretty bad Double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 05:06:21 | More by HopHead84
Photo of vicsju1991


3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-08-2012 02:29:24 | More by vicsju1991
Photo of Cyberkedi


4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Strong aroma is quite hoppy, more grassy and floral than woody or evergreen. It pours a lovely dark amber with a rather nice ivory head. Flavor is very hoppy, again emphasis on grassy and floral taste with a woody undertone and little bitterness, as well as a subtle malty note. Full-bodied texture is lively and fizzy, leaving a strong hoppy tingle. This one is worth seeking! Makes a nice accompaniment to a big bowl of decepticon stew. ;)

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 23:30:11 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of Odysseyalien

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-07-2012 22:55:36 | More by Odysseyalien
Photo of notdriving


4.5/5  rDev +24%

01-06-2012 02:51:44 | More by notdriving
Photo of buyBinboaVodka

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass. It pours a copper amber color with a huge white head that leaves a lot of sticky lacing around the glass.

S - Big citrus hops come through with notes of grapefruit, floral aromas and some maltiness in the backround.

T - This started off rather sweet with the malts coming through at first then the hops come towards the end with a bitter finish. I get some caramel and hop presence throughout each sip. The citrus taste is always there and some bitter earthy flavor is in there as well.

M - It's very viscous and has mild carbonation, almost feels like a syrup.

O - I was expecting a little more from this DIPA, but it is still a very good beer. Also for $4.99, the price is very good for what you are getting.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 13:49:02 | More by buyBinboaVodka
Photo of LambicKing


3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-03-2012 04:13:10 | More by LambicKing
Photo of Lantern

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-27-2011 15:54:16 | More by Lantern
Photo of 9InchNails

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off-white, light beige foamy head. Orangey red center and golden edges. A decent amount of carbonation. Nice looking beer.

Sweet caramel, some floral, pine and some doughiness at the end.

Wow, what a interesting taste. An awesome balance of grapefruit, pineapple bitterness and sweet caramel. A lingering bitterness with a brief hint of alcohol. Also some doughiness at the very end.

Medium body, low carbonation, it leaves the lips a little sticky. A hint of alcohol warmth is noticeable.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable brew. Bitterness mixed wonderfully with the caramel. This did have a different taste from the normal double IPA's that made me go wow. See for yourself.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 08:37:42 | More by 9InchNails
Photo of verdict603

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-27-2011 05:16:00 | More by verdict603
Photo of ALLISON01


2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

12-17-2011 18:54:39 | More by ALLISON01
Photo of ixodus

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy sunset orange with a thin creamy head that dies down to a small foamy surface.

S: Citrus dominates the aroma in a mix of Orange Peel, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Nectarine, and Pineapple, slight hints of sweet caramel, bread, and alcohol also traceable.

T: More malt forward then expected. Sweet bready malt, caramel, earthy and citrus flavors as mentioned in the nose, slightly boozy.

M: This beer is quite viscous. Thick, chewy and sticky with ample carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 18:53:53 | More by ixodus
Photo of Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-17-2011 03:27:23 | More by Burt
Photo of OzmanBey


2/5  rDev -44.9%

12-11-2011 05:16:26 | More by OzmanBey
Photo of musicforairports

New York

3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A darker gold, hazy. Nice lacing on the glass.

Smells of grapefruit and juicy citrus, pine, cracker-like malts.

Flavor is sweet, malty, bitter and rather medicinal in the finish. Some grapefruit notes, but otherwise the hop profile is really just earthy bitterness. Malts are center stage, lightly caramel and sticky sweet. ABV is decently hidden, for what it's worth.

Mouthfeel is sticky up front and fizzy later on.

I was not impressed with this. Beyond being malt-driven, the flavor had an off medicinal taste and the malt character isn't particularly tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 04:40:42 | More by musicforairports
Photo of ROGUE16


4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-07-2011 12:35:35 | More by ROGUE16
Photo of Flounder57


4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle was poured into a stella glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a one finger head. A nice and hazy orange yellow glow with some clarity and signs of carbonation at the top of the glass. Head has reduced and left some lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Grapefruit, clementines, and other citrus fruits come tom mind. Some bready and sweet scents from the malts used too. Smells nice.

Taste: Same as above, but the sweet mals blend nicely and make this a good well balanced beer between the citrus and bitterness to the sweet and biscuity malts.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, and very easy to drink given the 9% is hidden very well.

Overall: This is a another good beer to come out of the state of PA. Will look forward to more of their beers as it show on the website that they have 5 or 6. Might even have to take a road trip someday out there. About a 5 hour car ride.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 05:04:44 | More by Flounder57
Photo of whallgren


4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-04-2011 18:11:13 | More by whallgren
Photo of HopsMatt


4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-01-2011 10:14:11 | More by HopsMatt
Photo of GarrettMD

New York

3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy, can't see through it at all. Light orange with 1 finger of off-white head. Lots of rising carbonation, head sticks around for a while.

S - Citrus hops, lots of it, with some alcohol behind them. Some caramel malts come through as well. There are herbal/pine hops as well, but citrus definitely dominates, orange being the dominant of that.

T - Hop flavor is a little lacking. The Sweet malts, caramel/syrup dominate, with some hop bitterness backing them up and slight citrus hop flavors in the way back. It's not overly sweet, but sweeter than I was expecting.

M - Medium body, sticky sweet. The caramel flavor coats your mouth and the finish is mostly sweet with some hop bitterness thrown in the end.

O - Doesn't live up to the aroma. More balance in the flavor would be good, but still a good drinkable 9% IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 00:02:23 | More by GarrettMD
Photo of pixieskid


4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-30-2011 17:21:53 | More by pixieskid
Hoptimus Prime from Ruckus Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.