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Hippie I.P.A. - Buckeye Brewing Company

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222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Buckeye Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 08-04-2002

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Ratings: 222 | Reviews: 174
Photo of Florida9
2.72/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Clear light copper in color. Forms a moderate sized off white head. Little retention as it quickly drops to a thin surface coating. Aroma is strongly malty. Lots of caramel malts. There are some light hops: a bit if herbal hops, a little earthy, maybe a little grapefruit, but really, it's the caramel malt. Taste is more of the same. Caramel malts and grapefruit pith. A bit of dirty earthy hops on the back end. Medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Pithy bitterness. This is just a mediocre IPA. Tastes like a shitty homebrew.

Photo of metter98
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear orange amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high light beige head that hardly died down and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of citrus in the nose - oranges and tangerines seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste is citrusy and has lots of flavors of clementines along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The orange and tangerine flavors in this beer make this unique compared to the other citrus beers dominated by grapefruit.

Photo of superspak
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy orange amber color witha nice 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of apple, grapefruit, orange rind, caramel, floral, grass, and herbal spiciness. Ok aromas, but they aren’t very hoppy for an IPA; kind of weak as well. Taste of grapefruit, pine, caramel, toast, orange rind, floral, grass, bread, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, pine, bread, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance of flavors; good bitterness/sweetness balance as well. No cloying flavors at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good IPA. Good flavor balance; very smooth and crisp to drink. Enjoyable stuff for sure.

Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy amber-orange with a big finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades down at a slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of pine and grapefruit hops with some sweet caramel and lightly bready malts.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit and citrus hops with some bitterness and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and floral hops come through with some more bitterness and some bready malts. Finish is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops with some bitterness with some sweet bready and caramel malts.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice hop profile and hop and malt balance.

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Happily found this in my local Giant Eagle. I love supporting my local beer scene.

A mildly aggressive pour launched my experience with slightly more than a finger of banana cream colored head. Body is a rich amber-orange color, and the head died down in a minute or so to thick ring and dusting up top. Lacing tries clinging to the glass, but to no avail.

The nose is a bouquet of floral and pine hops. Very bready malt tones balance it out, with some caramel being very noticeable.

Flavor is very good. Pine hops dominate, with bready malt in the middle to balance it out. Pine and floral up front, resiny pine on the back, with just a hint of sweetness to finish it off.

Medium bodied. Extremely dry finish.

Photo of TheSarge
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Went home to Lima, Ohio, and found this at a local grocery store and figured I'd give this a try.

Poured this brew into a Stone Imperial Stout glass, and the IPA makes a strong three finger thick foam cranium that is tan in color, and the body is copper in color with a mild chill haze at most.

The aroma is perfume, orange rind, caramel and toffee, and slightly floral.

The taste is very well balanced, and this bew seems to be a hybrid between the US and UK style. Lots of caramel sweetness followed up by sharp stabs of lemony and piny hops.

Feels lightly carbonated, oily and sticky at the same time, and leaves the palate coarse and dry... Maybe a little sugary stickiness too.

Photo of Kelly88
2.96/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the dilly deli. Poured into an imperial pint glass

A- dark golden brown in the glass with an exceptionally white 2 finger head that slips away to a bubbly white ring. Minimal lace with only sporadic polka dots on the side of this huge glass.

S- very malty and bready for an ipa. The Only hops that i am getting from the nose are faint grassy hops with a touch of soap.

T- marginally better than the smell. Hops are more pronounced with a squirt of citrus accompanying the grass and soap. Malts blend tastefully with these hop flavors to create a enjoyable ipa but nothing that will change the world

M- slightly oily with a slick mouthfeel. Carbonation receded as I got deeper in the glass. Pretty nice feel

Overall a beer that I would drink again. The flavors are right but not strong and the nose is the biggest disappointment. A beer that lives up to it's name. Wanting to do something but not doing enough. Good beer

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Buckeye Brewing Company
Hippie IPA

22oz bomber. Pours a dark copper color, with an off white, yellowish head. Laces the glass pretty well. Aroma is quite malty upfront, giving off caramel and biscuit smells. A little floral/herbal hops come out as well. In the taste, much like the nose, malt forward. Brown sugar, caramel, and toffee flavors are all there, with a distant citrusy hop character. There is very little bitterness and the brew finishes a touch sweet. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low/medium carbonation. Overall, a good gateway IPA for those not fond of overly bitter brews. Decent.

Photo of rogueleonardi
4.55/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy amber orange color, ton's of off white head (this beer fountained when I opened it, poured slow and over half the glass was head)

S - Some citrus, with a hoppy floral scent. There's a lot sweetness in this beer to. Most likely from the malt. Also maybe some rye in this beer?

T - Flavor explodes from this beer right off the bat. At first sip you can tell there's a good balance between the floral hop taste and the sweet malt. Could use more of a hoppy citrus flavor, the malt is almost to much. And there's a bitter alcohol finish.

M - Tons of carbonation make this beer feel great as you drink it. Unfortunately the taste of alcohol lingers for a bit.

O - Overall I'd say this was a good IPA. Only thing I would change is the lack of hops. A few extra hops and I think they'd have a perfect 5.

Photo of cbeer88
2.97/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bomber poured into Delirium snifter. Reviewed blindly courtesy of Blind BIF 6.

Appearance: An extremely clear reddish-orange-amber liquid fills the snifter with about a finger of off-white head. Head does not have terribly long staying power, but the lacing is nice. No sediment on second pour to finish bomber - squeaky clean filtered. Very nicely done.

Smell: Pineapple and malt. Not sure if my nose isn't working right today, but this beer does not have a strong aroma.

Taste: Up front it tastes like a pale ale, but there is a strong lingering stickiness on my tongue, almost medicinal in quality. I get a good dose of alcohol from that, so it's stronger than a pale. The hops are mildly fruity and assertive, but more in an English style. Very dry, yet thirst quenching. Some pepper spiciness is in there, I think from the yeast. More malt comes out as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, moderately carbed, medium bodied. This beer does not want to leave my mouth - I can wait 2 minutes between sips and he is still dancing around - I might still be tasting him in the morning.

Drinkability: Moderate. It's strong enough that you wouldn't want to drink it all night, but it goes down easy.

Overall: I can't say I love this beer, but I definitely don't hate it either. Grab one and try it for yourself.

Photo of dirtylou
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, secret santa 2011

appearance: label likely printed from an off-the-shelf label making program...beer looks nice in the ale asylum pint glass though - hazy orange straw body - big frothy white cap with foam retention

smell: sweet malt, tangerine, lemon rind, pineapple

taste: fairly easy drinking IPA - sweet bready malts, light citrusy hops, tangerine, pineapple, lightly floral with moderate bitterness. nice indigenous IPA for the cleveland locals.

mouthfeel: fairly light, middle of the road bitterness

overall: good enough for a hippie

Photo of soze47
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A bomber I picked up at Rozi's in December. Looking forward to trying this and some other Cleveland region IPAs.

Appearance: Orange with a little brown in color. Pretty, but unremarkable.

Aroma: Not a huge aroma on this for me. Hoppy for sure, but there is a pretty substantial malt backbone.

Taste: Complex malt, both biscuity and caramelly. Hops are piney and floral, with a very grassy dry finish. I love the dryness of this beer. It works for me.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Finishes so dry, so it is hard to remember that this beer starts off much heavier on the palette. Easy to drink for the size.

Overall: I nice IPA that has some great charms. Not one of the best I've ever had, but a great rendition and an IPA that does OH proud.

Photo of zachary80
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Tulip.

Huge offwhite craggy head. Body is slightly hazy, orangish red. Lots of lacing.

Citrus, almost like a sweet-tart.

Hop flavor is great. Citrus with that tartness up from, more piney on the finish with a long lasting bitterness. Flavor could be a little more complex, its there and gone despite the lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is fine, carbonation seems a little high.

Good IPA. Looking forward to trying more from Buckeye Brewing

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trying a Stinger (22oz) of Buckeye Hippi IPA. The beer pours a clear deep golden orange color with thin off-white head that laced. The smell is hoppy that included citrus and pine notes with a good malt balance. The taste is slightly sweet, bitter, hoppy, malty, nice touch of citrus and pines. The mouthfeel was a medium body with good carbonation. Overall I thought the beer was very good and could session this one.

Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.09/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy and on the darker side of orange. Head has huge soapy bubbles that vanish quickly. No lacing. A lot of earthy hops on the nose. Some fruity grapefruit as well. Some caramel and toffee malts. Flavor is those earthy hops upfront but it gives way to a decent mix of tropical fruits and caramel candy malts. Medium body that is slightly creamy. A big carbonation bite on the end but not really any hop bitterness. Nothing to spectacular here but not bad.

Photo of stabzmcgee
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is decent. Light yellow with a frothy white head. aroma is light... Some malty sweetness and grassy hops. The taste IS good with a copper hops a.d big bitterness on this one. This is a little too bitter for me to want more of it but it was a decent ipa.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber courtesy of kirok1999 pours a clear, dark gold color with a nice cap of creamy off-white foam. Nice retention and lacing. A pretty damn spectacular looking beer actually.

Nose is sweet, candy-ish malts along with some vibrant citric and pine hops. Smells somewhat like some of the Citra homebrews I have made.

Taste is pretty clean and neutral with a strong, hop flavor and bitterness. Malts are light, biscuity with some of the same candy-like sweetness I noticed in the aroma. A little flabby on the body and something about this beer reminds me of homebrew, which is not always a bad thing, but here just something doesn’t jive quite right…the hops go from flavoring to bittering with no in-between ‘flow’ so to speak. Bitterness lingers awhile. The hops are there, the malt base seems decent, but something about this one makes it very hard for me to finish the bomber by myself.

Photo of zimm421
2.61/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber into a shaped pint glass. Appears a very dark amber color, fairly clear. Has a sudsy off-white head that has some decent staying power and leaves some lacing.

The nose is not overly strong, and doesn't really give many good notes. Maybe some earthiness and slight pine. Get some notes of the malt, mostly caramel. The taste is almost just straight bitterness. There is very little caramel sweetness at the beginning, a hint of pine, and then it is straight bitterness (without really any flavors backing that up) and alcohol. The way this comes together and finishes is just slightly off-putting. Not really impressed here, honestly a little disappointed.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a below average carbonation level. Overall, a decent brew, but nothing I would search for, or probably even drink again. Was hoping for more here.

Photo of DmanGTR
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to a generous BA for this extra. From notes.

Poured a deep honey color, very clear, with pieces of sediment floating around and a short lived white head. A deep, earthy bitter aroma with touches of pine and grapefruit rind. Light honey, cereal, and somewhat bittersweet finish. A rather one dimensional beer that honestly, is kind of boring. But drinks decently. Eh, I'm glad I tried it, but it's just bland for an IPA.

Photo of gdrydenc
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a nice medium amber color with a generous amount of white foam on top. It has some orange qualities. Good looking IPA.

S - Smells like bitter hops with a sweet malt component. I can't say that the smell is good or bad, it's just peculiar. I don't think I like it that much, but it's certainly not awful.

T - Much like the smell, the bitter hops come out in force. There's an odd flavor in the middle/end of the sip that I can't place. The malts are there in the finish to end it out, so it's a pretty well balanced beer.

M - Average amount of average carbonation. Nothing exceptional, but it doesn't have quite the clean finish I like.

Overall, this is an average brew. There is something in the taste that weirds me out a little bit, but it's a good cheapish beer.

Photo of mikereaser
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my New Belgium glass on 2/23/11

Pours a light hazy orange with lots of foam, almost the whole glass, it slowly faded leaving lots of good lacing down the glass. For some reason everytime I pour this it just fills up with foam. The aroma is a nice mix of sweet malts and citrusy hops. Taste follows the aroma with a nice malty sweet backbone with plenty of citrusy hops throughout ending with a slightly bitter finish. The carbonation is well lively but not overly so in my mouth. Its medium bodied and very easy to drink. I'd grab this one again.

Photo of BDIMike
4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy light brown color with a ton of carbonation. This beer is so highly carbonated that it rose and shot out of my glass with a tan head that was about 75% of the pour.
Aroma has a very nice hop smell. The hop smell is very sweet, but there is also a strong Belgian sugar smell. I don't know if there is any in this brew, but it smells nice and gives it a floral aftersmell.
Taste is an awesome IPA. It has all the great hop taste of an IPA, but a very nice balance of sugars and malts working with it. Great hop taste with a balanced, sugary finish.
Mouthfeel is awesome. The brew has a medium body with a very refreshing crisp carbonation in the mouth.
Drinkability is exceptional. This beer has such a nice balance of a lot of different tastes going on. I had never tried a brew from Buckeye Brewing before and I am very happy I did. I would definitely recommend this beer to anyone and would like to try another offering from Buckeye.

Photo of Murrdogg
2.57/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A Redder than I'd expect an IPA to be, but still golden. Small, slight lip of a head

S very robust smelling, and hoppy. Maaaybe some citrus, but barely

T hopps is instant as I figured it would be, but I've had stronger. The malt taste is obvious too, especially in the aftertaste. Almost bread and yeasty

M Rougher than I expected, and maltier than I thought an IPA would be. Carbonation was light, and the malt feel overpowered any other tastes with mine

D I'm not an IPA fan, so I wouldn't be able to drink two or more, but this was an excellent pair with a hot/spicy appetiser

Photo of alleykatking
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz bottle. Thanks to Tifore for throwing this in as a extra.

A- Pours a darker burnt orange color. Two finger white head that shows medium retention. Lots of ringy style lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Lots of caramel bready malts in the front of this. There is some grassy style hops in the backing of this malty beast. Light orange citrus hops come into the ending of the aroma. Pretty basic but it is done well. My only complaint is the malt should be more into the background and not so much in front.

T- Light citrus hops in the front with a pale malt backing behind it. The middle of the beer is more caramel malt forward which hides the citrus hops overall. There is a nice crisp bitter hop bite on the very ending of this one which balanced the overly powerful malts at times. Alcohol is there but lightly sweet.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Hops and sweet malts left on the palate..kind of oily from hop resin at times being left on the teeth as well. Aftertaste is sweet malts, light faded alcohol, and bitter hops that last longer than the alcohol. This is more malty than what I think the style should be. No off flavors to speak off when I was drinking this. Medium drying on the palate from the alcohol.

D- This was a drinkable IPA nothing over the top. Average at best. Their other IPA was more outgoing than this offering. I liked it don't get me wrong but the malty sweetness that ran in this beer was only good for a glass at best.

Photo of awalk1227
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 1/1/11 No freshness date found on bottle

Poured in to Firestone Walker pint glass

A: Pours a murky orange with a huge frothy off-white head. So far so good! Head keeps pretty good retention off of an aggressive pour.

S: A whiff of oranges mixed with a grassy hop character. A sweet malt backbone is noticed as well.

T: Definitely not a huge hop punch, but it's hanging in there! Hop bitterness stays on the palate for a while, but there's a lot of malt in this one, keeping it pretty tame.

F: The malt bill gives to a pretty thick medium, slightly chewy mouthfeel. I wonder what the DIPA will be like.

D: Pretty drinkable, but not one I'd seek out again.

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Hippie I.P.A. from Buckeye Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.