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Hoptimus Prime | Ruckus Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.64/5
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472 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ruckus Brewing
New York, United States
ruckusbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by celticfutblclub on 04-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,195
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
472
pDev:
14.01%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
43
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 472 |  Reviews: 158
Photo of rodbeermunch
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.

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Photo of REEK
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
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.

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Photo of WallstreetB
3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Burkbom23
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poorbuthappy
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.

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Photo of piper4real
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.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Archdale74
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

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Photo of liverust
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of marty21
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Black_Pearl
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwerner23
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
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.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ricp215
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Poured a beautiful Amber with a small head.
has a slight carmel taste with spice and some citrus notes.

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Photo of reizorc
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of GregJ
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.

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Photo of Dave1337
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of JV-NH
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Y2kbug
3.64/5  rDev 0%

Photo of R_Kole
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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Hoptimus Prime from Ruckus Brewing
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 472 ratings
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