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Hoptimus Prime - Ruckus Brewing

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440 Ratings
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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 21
Gots: 25 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Trish, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

OnryAndMean, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Mack, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

DamageCase76, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of Mo_fro
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


Mo_fro, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

JackMcAwesome, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of JLateralus21
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.

JLateralus21, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

GFD400, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

tjsmith910, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Tarks, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Czbrucie, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Erik-P, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

vpoxon, Feb 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

KCBeerNerd, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Brenden
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.

Brenden, Jan 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

DerrickW, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

wtighe03, Jan 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

ColForbinBC, Jan 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jimbodude5, Jan 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

BostonPhilly, Jan 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

jw1978, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Peter1977, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
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.

smakawhat, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

RedneckBeerz, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Ptzy13, Dec 25, 2013
Hoptimus Prime from Ruckus Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.