Hoptimus Prime
Ruckus Brewing

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From:
Ruckus Brewing
 
New York, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
9%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 14.01%
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
314
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 12, 2019
Added:
Apr 14, 2011
Wants:
  29
Gots:
  40
SCORE
82
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Rated: 3.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 12, 2019
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Good clarity in a copper colored brew, 1/2" white head. Hey, where's the hops? I'm just getting grain in the nose. Disappointing.

Some bitterness and run of the mill grapefruit hop character in the taste. Still the grain aspect is really coming through in the mouthfeel. Big beer, hides alcohol well. Can search for minimal remnants of some citrus. A little sweeter malt flaves. Has an almost English like yeast presence giving the beer more in the way of toffee than caramel promotion malt and yeast wise.
Feb 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by REEK from Massachusetts

Feb 16, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Dec 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.58 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Oct 30, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Initial chill haze clears to brilliant amber as it warms. Crowned with a thin, ¼” cream colored foam cap that quickly dissipates to a thin film. Leaves splotchy lace at best.
S: fruit, citrus, resin on the nose
T: Malt sweetness comes across as light fruit – plum, peach, a little grape and there is a little caramel in the background. Hop forward but emphasizes hop flavors rather than bitterness. This finishes almost bone dry with lingering fruit tastes.
F: Medium carbonation but there is a nice crispness to this. Medium body to medium light.
O: Nice touch of peach and plum and some other light fruit and just the right amount of bitterness to pull it all together and make you say wow.
Jul 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.19 by WallstreetB from Pennsylvania

Jul 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.65 by Burkbom23 from Connecticut

May 11, 2015
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Reviewed by poorbuthappy from New Jersey

2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Not a big fan of this one.

A: (3.5) Dark orange and cloudy with a small white head that reduces to a ring of white bubbles.

S: (3) Caramel malts with hints of floral hops. Boozy.

T: (2.75) Follows the nose pretty well. Malty up front with bitter herbal notes on the back end. Slight lingering bitterness. Booze readily apparent. Bitterness builds on the palate as one sips.

M: (3) Slick with moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O: (3) One of the most mediocre beers I've ever tried. Not worth the money when there are so many excellent DIPAs on the market.
Apr 29, 2015
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Rated by piper4real from Connecticut

1.2/5  rDev -67%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25
Hoptimus Prime? More like Hoptimus Crime. Just...don't.
Mar 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by nathanmiller from New York

Mar 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by BcOneSeven from Pennsylvania

Feb 08, 2015
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Rated by Archdale74 from New York

2.36/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Too malty, for something called HOPtimus prime, I figured it would be much more hoppy
Jan 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.15 by liverust from Vermont

Jan 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by marty21 from Canada (MB)

Jan 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by The_Black_Pearl from New York

Jan 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by jwerner23 from Minnesota

Dec 31, 2014
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Reviewed by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is not really what I expected - in the best possible way! The smell has plenty of dried apricot and lodgepole pine. Heavy caramel profile, nice mouthfeel and carbonation, with a very balanced bitter hop finish. I thought this would be much more "hop bomb", but it really finishes in a pleasant way. The name, the packaging, and the overall concept are all "winners" in my books.
Dec 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2014
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Rated by ricp215 from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%
Poured a beautiful Amber with a small head.
has a slight carmel taste with spice and some citrus notes.
Dec 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by reizorc from Pennsylvania

Dec 08, 2014
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Reviewed by GregJ from Louisiana

3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Nice sweet citrus hop smell. Very hazy golden amber. Light citrus with more spicy hop taste. Not particularly hoppy or heavy for a double. Character improved a bit as it warmed up.
Nov 18, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Dave1337 from New Jersey

Nov 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.8 by JV-NH from New Hampshire

Nov 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.64 by Y2kbug from Pennsylvania

Nov 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by R_Kole from Canada (AB)

Nov 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.64 by Tank880 from New York

Oct 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Angling_and_brewing from Connecticut

Oct 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by jpd7374 from Pennsylvania

Oct 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by JohnGray from New York

Oct 10, 2014
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Rated by gonzo000 from Massachusetts

3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Good beer with a fine taste, but a bit of plastic on the finish. Color and head were very good.
Sep 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4.04 by Katielynnae from Connecticut

Sep 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Sep 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by kdivers from New Hampshire

Sep 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Sanchezrox23 from Virginia

Sep 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Shaggysox from Vermont

Sep 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.7 by Phigg1102 from New York

Sep 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.64 by tbowser from Florida

Aug 31, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by EnthusedAboutBeer from New Jersey

Aug 29, 2014
Hoptimus Prime from Ruckus Brewing
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 472 ratings