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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15750) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13136) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (12169) - Orange County, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2008
(22oz. bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a rock off-white head and descent lacing. Aroma of floral, biscuit, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of hops (pine, grass, resin) and caramel malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (12025) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11906) - 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11863) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11468) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
22oz bottle-pours an off white head and gold/amber color. Aroma is resin/pine hops, with some sharpness and slickness of an I2PA, some medium malt. Taste is raw/bitter-resin/pine hops (nugget, cascade?) with some tea leaf/tannins?, with some sharpness and slickness of an I2PA, some medium malt. Right on style for an I2PA, which is a bit big for me. Occasional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Date: 09/15/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade

Appearance: hazy orange, wispy off white head, streaks of lace,
Aroma: sweet caramel and pine aroma, touch of peppery alcohol,
Overall: big crystal malt sweetness, touch of citrus, lots of balancing bitterness, peppery spicy character, long bitter finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

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