Hoptimus Prime - Ruckus Brewing
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2.28/5 rDev -37.4%
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.
08-25-2011 02:40:56 | More by victory4me
3.85/5 rDev +5.8%
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 chewy 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
10-07-2012 18:20:24 | More by Greywulfken
3.95/5 rDev +8.5%
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!
05-10-2012 23:33:36 | More by BlurryVisi0n
3.65/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
11-18-2011 04:01:05 | More by RuckusDu
3.93/5 rDev +8%
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.
07-23-2011 19:00:44 | More by FanofHefe
4/5 rDev +9.9%
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 .
11-12-2011 21:38:14 | More by SawDog505
Hoptimus Prime from Ruckus Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.