Hoptimus Prime - Legacy Brewing Co.
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3.75/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I picked up a case of this beer at the Beer Yard in Wayne, PA on 2/16/08. It appeared to be the only case.
Poured out of a 22oz. bottle into a regular 16oz. pint glass. This beer is a deep amber color and brilliantly clear. It has and holds a low white head throughout.
The smell is obviously of hops. There is definetely a C-hop presence, but I don't think it is a full on C-hop hopbomb. Nice aroma though.
The taste is good for a DIPA, but not exceptional. It is a good east coast example of this style, but our west coast bretheren do a better job. Quite bitter at first, but this subsides.
The mouthfeel is fine, a little thin in my opinion, but really that only increases the drinkability. The carbonation level is spot on.
The drinkability is surprisingliy high for 9% hoppy beer. I can easily drink two bombers of this back to back without even trying.
If you see this beer out at the bar or where you can buy singles don't hesitate to try it, but for the price I paid, a case is a little more than you need. Enjoy!
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2008 14:18:26 | More by FoolCircle
4.8/5 rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Very transparent golden, orange, and honey in color. HUGE pure white wispy head that lasted about 3-4 minutes. Foamy, foamy, foamy...nice.
S: Holy friggen hops. Lots of citrus. Some honey and a little vanilla. Grapefruit, orange and lemon rind. Slight lemon as well. Very complex.
T: Super hoppy! Pretty bitter in a "I'm supposed to be bitter" way. Lots of citrus and some pine. After taste is citrus rinds. Some vanilla too. Really tastey and uniquely bitter.
M: Great carbonation. Very clean and thin. Goes down very well. This would make a great spring evening drink.
D: I can drink this all day. HOP HEAD HEAVEN!!!
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2008 01:33:28 | More by gkatsoris
4.1/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
And for our final offering for the evening, we have something that's been a long time coming. After a whole year of visits to Bierkraft (believe me, there have been a lot...who do you think put over 300 of the beers on BeerSpy?) I finally make the move to growlers. And what better a brewery to lose my Bierkraft growler virginity than Legacy?
Pours a nice brown touched gold with a thick off white head. Nose is extremely heavy floral hops with a soapy edge. Very, very perfumed character. Flavor is extremely smooth for a DIPA. I would never know this was 9% at all. Just a nice balanced hop ride that isn't blowing me away, but it carries just enough punch to make it interesting. For a double, it could be bringing more complexity. But it's still nice. Feel has a full carbonation and the liquid is nice. A nice production. Well done. Apologies to Legacy for taking so long to try any of their productions. But I guess this was as good a one as any to start with.
Serving type: growler
01-23-2008 06:01:04 | More by RblWthACoz
Hoptimus Prime from Legacy Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.