Hoptimus Prime - Legacy Brewing Co.
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4.22/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz. brown bomber with a bottling date or code on the bottom that reads 010 A2 13.09. It pours a golden-copper with great clarity and a finger of eggshell-white head. The head eventually recedes and leaves some nice patchy lace behind.
The nose is mostly of malt...chewy, doughy and biscuit like kind of malt with a descent dose of hops backing it up. The hops seem a bit muted here with just light citrus and some earthiness pulling through. I was thinking this was going to be a hopbomb of such, but the nose indicates otherwise.
The taste starts with a semi-sweet doughy malt that just gets consumed with a nice bitter citric and earthy astringent flavor from the hops. It's got some hop punch to it, but not like the double IPA's that I'm used to. It's got great flavor and that's what really counts.
The alcohol is well hidden for a 9 percenter, the mouthfeel is pleasantly full and the carbonation is somewhat mild. This all adds up to a good drinkability and a solid balanced brew. To me this is more of a killer IPA than a IIPA, but who really cares?
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2009 22:57:49 | More by scottoale
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Hoptimus Prime from Legacy Brewing Co.
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