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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014
2014-03-13, draught at Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar (Convention Centre), Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-13=35

Cloudy amber color, dull hue, small head. The aroma is fruity, but there is a very light sourness too. Compared to its gravity, the body is quite lean; malt flavor with a caramel and hay touch; light residual sweetness; strong bitterness, in balance with the rest; a lot of orangey hop oils; bit also an infinitesimal sourness.
Good, but this keg either doesn’t seem fresh.

2014-03-03, draught at Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar (Convention Centre), Vancouver, 6-1-7-3-12=29
I was looking to try this beer in good conditions and fresh, instead it pours a murky light brown color with almost no head. The aroma is sourish. Good body; malt, with very light sourness; strong bitterness, resiny, old fruits.

2010-06-27, bottle, as Legacy Hoptimus Prime Double IPA, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Hazy orange-amber color; small head. There is some malt and hop aroma, but it’s also a bit stale, and with very light cheese rind impression (this is not bad) and smoke. Reasonable body strength, strong toffee and caramel flavor, quite sweet, with a strong bitterness, candeish, a bit resiny, and still with traces of fruits (bitter oranges). Obvious powerful final, with toffee, caramel and bitterness. Solid brew, pleasant.
Unfortunately, another bottle that I spoiled, keeping it too long (since Sept ’08), waiting to share it…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (17911) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy floral fruity aroma, hay, pineapple, citrus, mango, pine, milky, biscuits, pear and some grapefruit. Hoppy fruity flavor, grass, bitter hops, metal notes, pears, grapefruit, herbal, grapes, some apricot. Floral fruity finish with rather a bitterness, grapefruit, pineapple and woody notes. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (15729) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
The pour is a golden orange color with a large white head and some nice sheets of lacing. The nose is citrusy with a bit of pine and a fair amount of bready malts. The maltiness is quite pronounced in the flavor, which is not surprising, but somewhat disappointing. A mild citrus and bitterness as well. The body is medium with a somewhat light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2009
Orangey-amber colour with a fairly thick head. Orangey-woody hop aroma with some biscuity malt in the background. Rounded bitterness is woody and dry, with a splash of tropical fruit brightness. This is tempered by mellow, biscuity malts. The finish is dry, appetizing, with a hint of sweetness demanding more. Nicely balanced example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange gold. Nose and taste of perfumy hops, caramel malt, grass, alcohol soaked citrus and orange peel. Slightly spicy malt. Medium body. Finishes bitter orange/slight resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Bomber from Wine Specialist. Dark orange copper color with a huge off-white head. Strong aromas of mildly roasted malt and floral/citrus. Medium plus body with roasty malt backing. This must be fresh. Lush hop. Floral with a touch of citrus. Lots of hop. Finishes floral, malty, but nearly dry. Bitter curls around the edges of the tongue, but softly. Just excellent. Can’t even sense the alcohol. Erased by hop burn!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (13894) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, oranges, mangos, and pineapples, and caramel malt. Flavour is very tropical fruity, citrus hops, sweet caramelized malts to back. Very fruity and semi-sweet without being cloying. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Heavy smooth bittersweet hoppy flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Bomber shared by beereandblues2 poured a clear reddish copper with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, pine resin, orange zest and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pine resin, orange zest and light grapefruit with a smooth lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - APR 12, 2007
(draft) 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.

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