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Hoptimus Prime - Ruckus Brewing

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82
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436 Ratings
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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 21
Gots: 24 | 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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Mo_fro

Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev +8.8%

A - Hazy dark copper color with a pencil width white head that is gone in seconds. Thin lacing left on the glass

S - Strong and smooth caramel smell with a hint of fruit

T - Taste of lemon and grass on the initial sip followed by a slight sweet finish that lingers in the mouth for a little while.

M - Medium body mouth feel with slight but sharp carbonation

O - Overall a nice beer, not very big on the fruit and hop flavors but leans more towards the sweet and roasted malt side of a beers life. Not a beer that I would buy often but I would drink it again

-Enjoy

03-13-2014 21:23:02 | More by Mo_fro
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JackMcAwesome

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-09-2014 18:08:43 | More by JackMcAwesome
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JLateralus21

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -14%

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.

03-09-2014 02:23:18 | More by JLateralus21
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GFD400

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-08-2014 04:26:43 | More by GFD400
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tjsmith910

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-27-2014 22:26:22 | More by tjsmith910
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Tarks

Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-22-2014 16:15:49 | More by Tarks
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Czbrucie


4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

02-19-2014 01:56:14 | More by Czbrucie
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-17-2014 01:36:38 | More by Erik-P
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vpoxon

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-05-2014 02:52:24 | More by vpoxon
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-02-2014 03:43:11 | More by KCBeerNerd
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Brenden

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -16.2%

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.

01-28-2014 20:13:12 | More by Brenden
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-27-2014 15:33:26 | More by DerrickW
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wtighe03

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-15-2014 05:04:27 | More by wtighe03
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-14-2014 01:54:56 | More by ColForbinBC
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jimbodude5

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-11-2014 02:37:07 | More by jimbodude5
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

01-05-2014 07:14:44 | More by BostonPhilly
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jw1978

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-31-2013 23:09:27 | More by jw1978
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Peter1977

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-29-2013 21:34:00 | More by Peter1977
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smakawhat

Maryland

2.93/5  rDev -19.5%

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.

12-28-2013 16:00:13 | More by smakawhat
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-26-2013 09:19:36 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Ptzy13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-25-2013 15:22:53 | More by Ptzy13
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Michael-Podgurski

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-21-2013 04:48:36 | More by Michael-Podgurski
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TechBrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-18-2013 02:32:54 | More by TechBrew
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kiva_beer_club

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-22-2013 22:15:03 | More by kiva_beer_club
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-21-2013 15:04:16 | More by djrn2
Hoptimus Prime from Ruckus Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.