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Hoptimus Prime - Ruckus Brewing

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82
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420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
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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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-27-2011 06:13:04 | More by TheBishopco
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sgoro

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-13-2012 01:32:33 | More by sgoro
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

2.28/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a standard shaker.

Pours a muddy copper with a half-finger of head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet malts with bitter hops making a brief presence, yet overshadowed by the caramel sweetness.

Flavors are dominated by the bready malts with very little hop presence. Terribly underwhelming. Bitter finish is far from enjoyable and the cloying sweetness is borderline disgusting. Mouthfeel is lacking of carbonation or hop spice.

This is not a good beer and a far cry from the original version from Legacy Brewing.

Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 02:40:56 | More by victory4me
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-07-2012 23:10:04 | More by Archemedies
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-25-2012 19:19:48 | More by standardcherry
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

10-28-2013 01:04:42 | More by jayhunter357
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Greywulfken

New York

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: medium-to-deep amber ale; slim, one-finger head of tan foam

S: not the most potent DIPA I've smelled - bready, caramel malts predominate over the light pine aromas that creep through

T: a heavy DIPA - lots of cewy caramel and sweet malt; the pine and citrus flavors you expect in an IPA are somewhat subdued - not a bad tasting beer by any stretch, but perhaps a little off-point for an IPA

M: on the heavy side weight-wise, modest carbonation, slightly sweet, sticky aftertaste

O: maybe this beer has changed since Legacy produced it? I dunno, but with a name like Hoptimus Prime, I'd expect something a little more exemplary of the style; certainly a good beer, but not one of the best DIPAs I've had

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 18:20:24 | More by Greywulfken
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a flute.

Appearance: amber with a slight haze, white head coming off 1/3" off the body.

Smell: light floral, But real light...I wish it was more.

Taste: complex, first off it is bitter with hints of grapefruit, piney as hell (I am not complaining). Feel the floral essence magnified and honestly tottally impressed.

Mouth: medium to full, little hard to indulge but finish half the glass the second half goes much quicker.

Overall: picked this up at the bar with absolutely no regrets! Enjoy this on me, Salud!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 23:33:36 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-03-2014 19:43:15 | More by ramrod666
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-10-2012 14:08:50 | More by Dizzy242
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GFD400

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-18-2012 18:53:31 | More by durlta
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was one of my wants as the name matches. Mostly wanted it for the bottle.

A - Pours a one finger off white head. Golden wheat colored body. Looks as expected for a DIPA.

S - Some marijuana. Sweet hops.

T - Fairly sweet and only a little bitterness on the finish. The marijuana is there a little as well. It hits me more on the nose and taste when I take a couple minutes away from my beer. Back-to-back sips don't produce the same. Some taste of wood, not barrel, but just wood. Sweet citrus like grapefruit but sweeter. More of a honey like sweetness.

M - Thick and sticks to your mouth. Dry.

O - A nice beer that I could see being a regular, go-to if it is the right price. Since I don't have access to this, probably won't get there for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 04:01:05 | More by RuckusDu
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-28-2013 06:02:54 | More by CarolinaKev
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FanofHefe

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip; could not find any dating on the bottle or label. Clear, deep golden-colored body with a bit of orange hue. Solid two-finger, creamy off-white head that has very good retention and leaves a few rings of lacing. Looks good.

The first hop aroma is pine. Some light citrus follows with a little sweet malt.

The flavor is a bit better than the aroma. The bitter hop flavors blend fairly well some some sweet, bready, malt flavor to achieve a decent balance. Still getting plenty of pine and citrus from the hops.

Medium mouthfeel the goes down fairly easy. Pretty good DIPA overall.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 19:00:44 | More by FanofHefe
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -17.4%

08-10-2013 00:51:28 | More by JakerLou
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-02-2012 17:25:52 | More by JohnQVD
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-10-2012 14:20:14 | More by ScaryEd
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-15-2014 02:49:44 | More by Budinetz
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

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

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a nice bright orange, with a half inch of white head, some lacing. Smell is tangerine, pine, hint of carmel, and some grass. Taste is that, some grapefruit in in the last swallow, lot's of tangerine in the beginning. Body is on the thin side and it works well, plenty of carbonation, and very drinkable for the abv. I thought it was solid not earth shattering, but a easy drinking and solid DIPA .

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 21:38:14 | More by SawDog505
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-12-2013 00:23:24 | More by TastyIsBeer
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-03-2013 20:54:07 | More by Houser
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brheuer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-15-2013 02:11:42 | More by brheuer
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I finally saw a bottle of this beer from the new brewery. Legacy sold the recipe and it's now being brewed by Ruckus. I'm very interested to see how it is.

A: A real nice dark copper color with a one finger off white head. No real glass lacing to speak of.

S: Some herbal an floral hops with some slight pine and a heavy sugar sweetness. Far different from the original version.

T: From the first sip, I knew right away I wan't in Kansas (I mean Reading) anymore. The herbal hops get immediately squashed by this huge sugar sweetness. Some slight pine and citrus notes, but again the sugary sweet just takes everything over. Damn, I had high hopes.

M: Sweet, cloying, alcohol, just not an enjoyable drinking experience.

O: Just a sweet mess of a beer, what a shame. Legacy should regain the rights to this beer and sell it to someone who will brew the beer as it was originally done. The original Hoptimus was a massive hop assault with huge earthy and piney notes that just pounded your mouth. This beer just doesn't deserve wearing the Hoptimus Prime label. Shame on you Ruckus.

I just sit here shaking my head. The Legacy version of this beer was a great DIPA that just pounded you with hops. So damn enjoyable whereas this version is a sweet mess. How can that even possibly be. This is NOT the same beer and it will not garnish any more of my money.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 13:57:27 | More by Kadonny
Hoptimus Prime from Ruckus Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.