jgb9348 (3964) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep hazy amber coloured body with an orange glow and a thin off-white head. Aroma of fresh hops, grapefruit, oranges, grass, alcohol and a nice bit of raisins. Full-bodied; Strong assertive hopiness with a lot of malt and alcohol following soon behind. Sweetness finishes up the beer with a little bitterness, but mostly a short hoppy flavour with malt. Overall, a good beer, but not an amazing Double IPA. Still good to try if you like the style and perhaps too much malt and sweetness if you don’t like the style. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Clarendon (Arlington), Virginia on 16-September-2008, sampled on 04-October-2008.
koppertone (26) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark amber color with a minimal head. Moderate amount of carbonation. Obviously heavy on hops and some hints of citrus, otherwise not particularly complex. Enjoyable nonetheless and a good example of an IPA but not much else going on here.
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-05-18. Dark amber body with a nice beige head. 3++ Sweet malty aroma with interesting hop overtones, resin, green leafy hops. 7+ Flavour is similar, nice malty core, caramel notes, moderate alcohol, resiny leafy hops. 7+ Smooth average plus bodied palate. 3+ Enjoyable, bigger than anticipated - I didnít realize how strong it was. Needs just a touch more Leadership Matrix. Bottle via trade with Ferris
adeezhop (20) - port jeff sta, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
I think that with a name like hoptimus prime it should be more of a pronounced hoppier taste. The malt over powers the hops in my opinion. That said although this imo is not a good representation of a dipa it is still enjoyable. The alcohol is hidden well and it is pretty sessionable and refreshing. Not my style as far as double ipa is concerned but tastey
jtclockwork (5099) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Sask89 (326) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy amber colour with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma is not too strong but has a noticeable citrus hop scent and some general fruitiness and grain malt notes. Taste is a little too sweet and lacking in bitterness for me. Light-medium body, thinner mouth feel and average carbonation. Overall good brew, unsatisfactory double IPA.
beastmaster (90) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Color is dark hazy orange. Thin head. Aroma bitter orange zest. Light zest bitter beer. Bottle was way too old. Almost soapy. If you like buying orange/lemon peels get this. Not happy. I wish I had a fresher beer.
BMMillsy (681) - Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old bottle from ABC. Pours clouudy light orange with tiny white head. Strong lemon and orange zest aroma with some caramel candy malt. Bit of wet dog. Flavor follows aroma exactly. Lots of orange peel. Not much hops left here. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Meh.
Disabledbobcat (5) - - MAR 15, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle - This beer poured a very nice orange-gold color with a healthy sized almost white head. Excellent color. The aroma was almost non-existent. Good malt flavor, light but noticeable. The residual hop bitterness is pleasant on the tongue. Dry hopping was evident to me in the light resin-like texture on the tongue, but no very strong, expected hop flavor and aroma from this beer.
The bottle I got must have been older. I donít think they can ship this beer fast enough. The shop I got it from said they just got them in and I trust them on that. I have heard other people report similar experiences with the aroma. Overall itís a tasty beer, but not really what Iím looking for in an DIPA.
StaleBeer (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks better than it tastes. Nice coppery color with a foamy head and good lacing. Fairly mild aroma slightly sweet and earthy. Taste is not balanced. Creamy upfront with an unripe grapefruit finish. Bitter and sour.
DuffMan (5192) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, shared with my wife. Light orange-gold, medium off white head. Aroma is bitter grapefruit rind with herbal undertones. Heavy hopped palate, very bitter without a lot of complexity,and taking on a bit of a medicinal quality that Iím not crazy about. Sweet caramel malt structure helps a little, but this beer just didnít shine for me. Just okay.