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RATINGS: 434   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 olí bowl of chili.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheMuffinMan (2) - glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2007 does not count
great beer.... it gave my tongue a hop sleigh ride ...had 1 or 2 at union jacks pub(creators of the beer) in glenside. -cant beat their selection!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rtreat2011 (2) - Rutherford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2011 does not count
Best double IPA Iíve had in years! Great to have it back. The tasye is strong and very hoppy but smooth. Most doubles are bitter to me. Not this one!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lamagna (12) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2011
A great IPA with a humorous label. The beer itself is excellent, possessing an enticing golden orange color with a nice lacy head. The nose has hints of citrus, maple and hops. The flavor is a smooth blend of grapefruit, orange, honey and hops and has a pleasant and lingering finish. It goes down smooth with just enough carbonation to keep it crisp. A truly solid IPA for a good price

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
A: snifter. Nice clear amber color, very orange with a slightly reddish hue. Solid white head with a mild retention rate, with great lacing,. S: what an amazing hop aroma. Centennial, Chinook, and Columbus is what I am picking up. Very earthy, with more of a soil aroma. Very beefy hops. T: I am in hop heaven! Solid citrusy hop flavor, finishing with a nice spruce flavor. The malts are nice and sweet, but subtle, behind the hops. M: Perfect carbonation level for a 2IPA. Medium body and not too thick, which is very nice. Smooth and refreshing palate for a 2IPA. D: If I could order a palate I would. This is amazing, and not just because of the Transformer reference. I keep waiting for the bottle to change in to a robot. Overall though, this is a very drinkable 2IPA, and a great use of high alpha acid hops.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ack9788 (1) - - MAY 31, 2011 does not count
Really great DIPA I personally found the color pleasantly deceiving, the beer goes down smooth and opens up nicely. Citrus hop comes through lightly along with the heavy bitter taste. These guys over at Ruckus have done a great thing by keeping the Legacy alive. (pun intended).

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2008
On tap at Capital Ale in Richmond Va. Good lord this one is hoppy! Aroma is overwhelmingly hoppy (what did you expect!?) but never harsh. Citrusy and flowery hops dominate. Taste is similar, not as bitter as I had though after my initial whiff. Still, there is plenty of bitterness to back up the full hop profile. Great surprise, Iíd love to get my hands on more!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crash83 (7) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2009 does not count
Bomber. Orange color, big creamy head. TONS OF HOPS! All the floral notes, citrus flavor, and bitterness that a good double IPA should have (in my opinion). My favorite Sunday afternoon football beer of 2008 and one of my all-time favorite IPAís.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
setauketone (10) - setauket, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Great double IPA! Got a growler fill at Stony Brook Beverage and was thrilled. Poured amber, not very dense, hoppy and earthy aroma, didnt kill the pallet like some other dipaís.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Tasted in my favorite Bellís fluted tulip. Good 1/4" head. Orange semi-cloudy appearance. Not translucent (I like that; I donít like a "clear" IPA. Gimme some Tyndall effect, playah!). Pleasant piney, peppery aroma (Magnum bittering hops?). First taste, to borrow from the teenagers, OMG! Good Lord, a hop explosion on top of a solid malt spine. Fantastic mouthfeel. Amazing creaminess combined with the bite of the hops. The 9% ABV is lurking like a shark, however. A definite car-key beer. Hang íem up. You ainít going anywhere. Fantastic IPA. Thank you sir, may I have another.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
symphox (3) - - FEB 23, 2012 does not count
Medium amber body, slightly hazey. Small white head. Honestly my new favorite IPA. Surprisingly fruity but not too sweet. A really smooth finish! Not too bitter, which is many strong ales and IPAís down fall in my humble opinion. Really nice aroma to entice you.


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