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Hoptimus Prime - Legacy Brewing Co.

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261 Ratings

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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%

Brewed by:
Legacy Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ggaughan on 07-29-2006)
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Photo of Vendetta

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Original Rating Date:
August 22, 2008

Great hoppy scent, pours nice and golden with a large head that is especially doughy after settling. Strong hop flavor that's hampered by a bit of a watery texture. Really hoppy, but only hoppy. A lot of piney, grassy feeling. A little bit plain compared to other imperial IPAs such as Dogfish Head. This beer seems to rely on hops, whereas the DFH brew has plenty of complex, light fruits to balance out the hops. A bit of a letdown but still a must try for hopheads.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 23:29:34 | More by Vendetta
Photo of andylipp


2.83/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Poured a fairly clear gold with 1½ inches of white head that hung around amicably for several minutes in my tulip (standard taster). Five minutes later, only a quarter inch remained. Quite a bit of lacing as it died down and even more each time I swirled the glass.

Smell - Green, very green. Floral hop aroma dominates, with some pine and citrus notes. Slightly funky odor, not unlike vegetative compost.

Taste - Like sucking the juice from a grass catcher on a mower that just plowed through a field of hops. Looong bitter /citrussy, piney hop finish. I have a hard time discerning much maltiness-overpowered by the hops.

Mouthfeel - Nice carbonation, medium body.

Drinkability- The 9 % abv is hidden by the hop flavor, as is almost everything else. Still, the hops are so overpowering that I will only reluctantly finish the bottle. This beer will blow out your palate, so save it for the last beer of the night.

Comments- I tried Hopsikle once and though that was over the top, but this beer is nuts. Although I'm a big fan of most hop bombs, this is perhaps the most unbalanced DIPA I have ever had. I suppose that was the idea, so mission accomplished Legacy. But one has to ask if hops for hops sake is necessary to this degree. I would have preferred a bit more malty sweetness.

NOTE: Had this on tap in January '09 and it was a much more pleasnat experience. Still, not a fave, though...

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2008 22:25:34 | More by andylipp
Photo of david18

New York

2.5/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a little bit too intense for what it is. Very heavy on the malt, hops and and alcohol flavor.Very cloudy color and relatively dark. Carbonation is good but aroma is not really there and nothing really stood out about this beer.

Had it at Amsterdam Ale House. On draft for the time being. Try it if you want but no need to run there for it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2009 22:10:13 | More by david18
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Hoptimus Prime from Legacy Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.