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Hoptimus Prime - Ruckus Brewing

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82
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424 Ratings
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
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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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%
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
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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
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MikeRusso

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-19-2013 21:49:05 | More by MikeRusso
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-19-2013 13:50:28 | More by Travcofarms
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-18-2013 18:20:49 | More by TTripp725
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Druss157

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-17-2013 06:35:22 | More by Druss157
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JohnW58

New York

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

11-14-2013 04:01:38 | More by JohnW58
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-14-2013 03:59:07 | More by kjyost
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HookerBrews

Massachusetts

3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I am trying this for the first time as I rate. I am unfamiliar with this brewery, so I'm excited to try something new! Here we go:

Appearance: The beer pours a somewhat hazy, yellow amber color. It's a pretty good looking brew, though by far not the best IPA I've seen. What I really like is the head. It's active, chunky, and has a nice, creamy off-white color with a slight yellow hue. So far so good.

Smell: For a Double IPA, I expected a bit more of a punch from the smell. The aroma is fairly, and somewhat disappointingly, mild. There is a pleasant note of sweet hops and citrus with a slight note of apple and bread. The brew smells nice, but falls a bit short of enticing.

Taste: I expected a bit more from the taste. It certainly tastes like a 9% ABV beer, though I'm not sure if that's to it's credit. That being said, the brew has a nice kick of bitter hops when it first hits your mouth and does possess that malty backbone that you expect from a double IPA. The middle is lemony and has a hint of granny smith apples. It finishes with a nice taste of bitter hops, but overall, I don't find it to be anything spectacular.

Mouthfeel: This is the category that this beer really excels in. It has a nice, medium body that has a very pleasant creamy feel to it.

Overall: Hoptimus Prime is a pretty decent beer all around. I certainly didn't find anything objectionable about it, but I just expected something a lot bigger and bolder. I suppose that that's my real problem with it; it just fell a bit flat. The price, however, is good and I would like to see what else Ruckus has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 00:04:23 | More by HookerBrews
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-10-2013 01:09:48 | More by Ivegotmule
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-04-2013 06:28:25 | More by Kelp
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Zopak

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

11-04-2013 06:25:09 | More by Zopak
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mpedara429

Massachusetts

2.45/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured out a cloudy amber color with less than a finger of off white head. very little retention and just a few spots of lacing.

S: Very fruity, mostly catching sweet orange and pineapple.

T: Wow, that's disappointing. There is some malt that is darker than expected because I'm catching a roasted flavor. The sweet fruity tones from the nose are very subdued. Some piney and earthy tones mixed in. Leaves a bitter aftertaste.

M: Medium and a little creamy body that is chewy. Medium carbonation.

O: The nose was promising, but the taste is harsh and strange. Flavor is subdued and bland, and roasted malt tones are not a wonderful quality for IPAs. I will surely leave this on the shelf next time around.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 01:16:57 | More by mpedara429
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Ianleesrivette

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

10-30-2013 05:45:03 | More by Ianleesrivette
Hoptimus Prime from Ruckus Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.