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RATINGS: 431   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 olí bowl of chili.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Tap at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook. Medium amber orange, nice head that threw a good lace. Aroma was pine and citrus. Flavor was the hop bomb I expected, caramel malts that bordered on gummy with a huge shock of citrus and pine. Perhaps not an inspired IIPA, but a well executed one that I enjoyed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1833) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Sampled Hoptimus Prime @ Union Jackís (Glenside) served appropriately in a goblet. Big, big 2XIPA with citrus, pine, even pineapple flavors complimenting a full bodied malt. This is an excellent offering from Legacy. Maybe it was a "fresh" keg or I havenít had a 2XIPA in a while....Hoptimus Prime was a bullseye with me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2007
On tap at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook. Hazy dark amber body with a medium creamy white head. Sweet citrus hops aroma with a caramel background. Heavy caramel and string citrus hops flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddon90 (1423) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Draft at RFD. Clear, amber color with a nice thick head. Hops all over the place. Thick taste. Chewy as well. Some bitter hops, and you can kind of pick up the alcohol as well. Very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Draft at RFD. Pours a clear, yellowish-orange color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Pleasant, resiny hop aroma. Dense, chewy hop presence (citrus, floral) with some decent candy sugar maltiness; slightly dry, plasticy flavor. Medium, dry hop and citrus bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Draft. Copper color with bitter hop nose. This beer has a toned down malt profile and a super charged bitter hop taste. The bitterness lingers in the back of throat. Massive lacing. one dimentional but still pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
On draft at Capones. Pours deep golden with a large light tan head. Aroma of hops, citrus, pineapples, and caramel malts. The flavor is slightly sweet caramel and pineapples upfront, then the citrusy characteristics pop out, and finishes with a bitter dryness, very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Fluffy beige head leaves lovely lacing atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, some grapefruit, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple/grapefruit, some caramel, apricot. Nice bitterness that lingers. Chewy medium body. Alcohol virtually invisible -- only the sweetness suggests what lies within. Silly name, but great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Draught: Very bitter aroma. Smells hoppy with notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and pine. Poured golden/amber in color with a medium-sized, dense, white head that lasted throughout. Great lacing. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Medium bitter flavor. Tastes very hoppy with flavors of grapefruit and pine. Medium body. Dryish texture. Lively carbonation. Tingly, bitter finish. Overall, another good IIPA.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (3939) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2007
OK, so I admit to the fact I enjoy watching the 3D beast wars. This beer has a typical ubiquitous pale yellow american beer appearance including the head at first. It was on tap at the Bocktown, thanks to Chris and dstchef. The aroma is that of a pine tree in sapping. There are also hints of floral hops in there. Head keeps hanging, it does not fade like any brew. First taste is bitter, bitter and more bitter like I am chewing on the rinds of a florida grapefruit picked right off the tree. What is it these hop lovers love about these brew? I donít think I can ever get used to this, wasnít hops used as a preservative? Why use them now, just flavor enhancers? I donít get it. This is just what I expected for this style. An impact that is just plain offensive and derogatory. It is like bitter medicine. Medium carbonation. Finish reminds me of the energizer bunny; the back of the throat bitterness just keeps going and going. Typical acrid bitterness that I associate with the IPA style. Will not buy again, but if you like hops, put this on your list of íto tryí.


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