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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewed for Union Jacks. Formerly Legacy Hoptimus Prime. Aggressively formulated with five different hop varieties, Hoptimus Prime is then dry hopped for two weeks, ensuring a MASSIVE hop flavor and aroma. Perfectly balanced with three types of malt, Hoptimus Prime is truly the pinnacle of hop flavor. This Double IPA pairs fantastically with spicy Thai food, Mexican cuisine, or a big ol’ bowl of chili.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1234) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
Bomber. Unclear orange, creamy off-white head settles and lasts. Floral citrus hop aroma. Perfumey citrus forward taste, some mild evergreen, caramel malts emerge as it warms. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped for a DIPA, hardly massive. ABV is well hidden. Loved the name and was hoping for more. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Strong resin and light floral hop aroma. Cloudy orange color with a small white head. Light palate in the beginning with a moderate bitterness. Palate and bitterness build to the finish with the bitterness fading in the end. Palate stays with you.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jasond612 (275) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2013
8/15/13 bottle bought at RW $6.99. Shared with dan. Big hop taste. Big Citrus smell but lacking in complexity. Love the name. Love the art work...I'll leave it at that ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (645) - Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Pours gold with off white head and lacing. Aroma of grapefriut and pine hops. Taste is strong bitter hops with a respectable malty backbone. Very good and standard 2IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
simonblaine (290) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
Pours orange with decent head. Aroma of banana, cocoa and faint citrus. Taste is slightly fruity, leading to citrus peel, slightly sweet, hoppy, but as much as I expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slimspady (186) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
Dark, amber with almost no head. Not so much hops, more sweet, syrup taste. Seems more like barley wine. Solid beer but definitely mis-named.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
I really expected more from this beer. If you’re going to call it Hoptimus Prime...you best bring it. Although, maybe, it’s a Decepticon???

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1110) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
Hazy orange colour. Pine cone and esters on the aroma with a yeasty and paint thinner quality. Once this beer opens up those yeasty notes give way to a citrus explosion. similar on the palate, citrus bomb and malts balance each other out alot once this beer opens up. finishes hot and tropical. NICE!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atheist_Peace (948) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
22oz. Pours hazy orange/amber with average head. So yeasty! Banana all over the place with underlying citrus fruit, oranges, pineapple. Just gets more and more tropical. The palate is quite tropical as well. Tasty and interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Appearance: Blood orange under a thin pithy head which swirls with spotty lace and a foamy pithy head.
Nose: Mild at first, but quickly opens up to reveal spicy stewed stone fruits the likes of peaches and apricots. Key lime and lemon lime along the sides – fresh and zesty. Melba and flatbread cracker crunch underneath. Sticky hop resins in the middle.
Palate: Not as heavy as expected given the richness of flavors. Sweet up front with hop resins, peach, apricot, and orange oils. A long lingering bitterness in the back speaks of key lime and orange pith. Orange honey along the edges and on the lips. Quaff and repeat.
Final Thoughts: A solid sticky juicy Imperial IPA that had flavor but lacked depth and complexity despite its cool label and pop culture references. Good but not great.
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