1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hippie I.P.A. - Buckeye Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Hippie I.P.A.Hippie I.P.A.

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

217 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 217
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 08-04-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 217 | Reviews: 174 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rogueleonardi


4.6/5  rDev +25.7%

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.

01-24-2012 21:58:43 | More by rogueleonardi
Photo of brewdlyhooked13


4.53/5  rDev +23.8%

Appearance - orange amber. Smooth dense head laces thickly as it recedes.

Aroma - intense citrus, approaching pineapple, with a slice of pine.

Taste - sweet orange citrus, very brief, then turns into a strong and bitter grapefruit. There is an occasional breath of malt that gets in from time to time, mild caramel. Overall just slightly harsh to me but mostly fantastic.

Mouthfeel - smooth, juicy, oily and sticky. Average carbonation, I wouldn't change a thing.

Drinkability - a big IPA, I'm glad I grabbed some extras of these.

03-15-2005 18:27:49 | More by brewdlyhooked13
Photo of TheSarge


4.5/5  rDev +23%

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.

03-29-2012 19:40:42 | More by TheSarge
Photo of DanielJR


4.5/5  rDev +23%

04-18-2012 16:24:27 | More by DanielJR
Photo of BDIMike


4.47/5  rDev +22.1%

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.

02-06-2011 23:15:45 | More by BDIMike
Photo of beerphan


4.33/5  rDev +18.3%

22oz. bomber -> goblet

Pours a clear rusty amber with a massive head, although the beer shows little carbonation. Standard pours result in half beer/half head. The head settles slowly with clumps. Not bad looking at all. Leaves patchy ringed lacing, impressive.

Piney hops with a touch of pineapple. Malts are very apparent as well, some sweet bread in there also. Smell is well balanced.

Taste is heavy delicious malts up front with a nice dry hop kick. Dry lingering buttery after taste, with minimal bitterness. Very impressed.

Mouthfeel is medium to full. Just right for the style.

Drinkability is high as this is one tastey brew, that doesn't overpower the taste buds. The ABV seems to be a mystery but i'd guess around 6. Recommended.

08-20-2006 21:53:36 | More by beerphan
Photo of hustlesworth


4.3/5  rDev +17.5%

another great offering from a local brewery, i got this from winking lizard who had it listed as 6.8% ABV on their menu.

A- poured a thick syrupy mostly clear rusty copper amber elixir with only about an in of loose cream colored foam that leaves lots of sticky lace.

S- complex hop aroma here its fruity like grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, and at the same time woody piney and earthy, with great tobacco burnt biscuit cocoa caramel malt aromas that balance everything out with a brown sugar kind of sweetness.

T- creamy butterscotch marshmallow for about half a second then wap! big hops in your face.woody herbal hops dominate with pine, grapefruit, bitter curacao type orange peel. surprisingly strong pie crust/donut malt character emerges about half way and is welcomed because it seems to compliment the hops rather than take away from them before backing off for an earthy musky dry hop finish and a pretty neutral aftertaste.

MF- super smooth and juicy slightly oily and resinous in a good way. seems sticky but really isn't. full bodied and kinda filling.

D- big flavor and an abv hovering right around 7, more of a well balanced IPA that an hop jamboree but i can appreciate that. goes really good with flavorful food like chili but ya know, hops, they put me to sleep Zzzzz

11-30-2007 06:28:35 | More by hustlesworth
Photo of Wikipeteia


4.3/5  rDev +17.5%

I'd like to preface by saying I'm an unabashed hop head, and a big fan of the IPA, so, my scores are possibly on the high side.

All that aside, this is a fantastic entry-type IPA, for those interested in recommendations from someone who knows beer. It's never too harsh and hoppy, to turn off those who are unindicted into the wonderful taste, and definately hoppy enough for those who know a good beer.

My first was a few weeks ago in a take home bomber, accompanied by the burger from the brewpub of the same name. The burger was fantastic, but, the beer really won me over. The copper color was perfect, and the head was thick and delicious, perfuming my nostrils with the smell of those wonderful hops. The taste was equally good, a smooth start, a pungent bitterness for a split second, and then citrus and grain for the finish. In the mouth, it didn't take over, and actually complimented the food well.

Since then, I've had several more, and I can say with authority: This is a great IPA, and we should be happy to have a great brewer along side the Great Lakes juggernaut here in Cleveland.

12-14-2007 01:46:13 | More by Wikipeteia
Photo of PhantomVodoo


4.28/5  rDev +16.9%

Brownish golden color with an off-white head. Leaves lacing.
Aroma dominated by citrus hops.

Taste is heavy on citrusy hops (my favorite). Smooth. Pale malts there to balance at first, but then the onslaught of hops win out middle to end. This one's a hop giant.

Very good mouthfeel.
Good drinkability.

TwelveVoltMan quite appropriately I think called this one "Ruination's Little Brother". Nice to see this beer make it to Columbus. One nice, heavy-hopped IPA.

05-24-2003 06:31:14 | More by PhantomVodoo
Photo of NJpadreFan

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Buckeye Brewing- Hippie IPA

Big thanks go out to Babyhobbes for this 1!

A- Bright hazy orange with the thickest meringue head. Thick foamy lacing!
S- Creamy smooth caramel/ toffee malt, orange/ grapefruit rind, and light sweet pine hops.
T- Nice balance of creamy/ buttery malt toffee and caramel with bitter orange, lemon, and grapefruit rind. Bitter oily pine hops kick in at the end.
M- Sweet and smooth, big malty body, and a good bitter hop bite to finish this off.

Overall- Quite delicious! Well balanced and tasty makes this 1 Hippie this conservative likes!ha
(Thanks Sarah&Ben!)

08-12-2008 19:28:29 | More by NJpadreFan
Photo of Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-11-2013 22:12:12 | More by Molson2000
Photo of guzzleacoldone


4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-15-2012 00:49:49 | More by guzzleacoldone
Photo of ngeunit1


4.23/5  rDev +15.6%

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.

09-11-2012 03:54:15 | More by ngeunit1
Photo of scott


4.22/5  rDev +15.3%


Fresh from the source, this is one snappy offering. Large head over top a clear, moderately carbonated copper. Very pleasant nose consisting of floral and citrusy aromatics that don't dissappoint the tongue. Mildly bitter with an easy finish. Highly recommended.

BB will certainly have their day if they keep up with solid offerings like this, and the '76.

09-08-2007 22:59:18 | More by scott
Photo of giblet


4.22/5  rDev +15.3%

from the bottle to the glass to my mouth. this beer pours nice with nice head, nice carbonation, nice lace, good hoppy aroma with hint of malt. taste is hint of malt with good hoppy taste. a very good IPA and one i will certainly buy again. did not understand the price...3.99 for a bomber is cheap for an IPA this good. i purchased three different ones this day and they were 3.99, 4.99, and 6.99. the cheapest was as good as the highest.

suckem up and movem out.


08-14-2007 10:22:16 | More by giblet
Photo of kmpitz2


4.22/5  rDev +15.3%

Thanks to Erniek for sharing this with me. The beer poured a golden color with a big 4 finger head...a bit too much for me on the style. The nose was nice sweet grapefruity hop with some more mellow sweet caramel notes behind it. The flavor was more intense than the nose. A big citrus hop presence over an equally big caramel malt. I like the flavor being bigger than the nose. The feel was moderate with a slight carbonation, a little too thin for me. I like the beer. The flavor is very nice, but it could use more nose and body.

03-26-2005 04:16:20 | More by kmpitz2
Photo of ATPete

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +14.8%

22oz bottle received in a trade! thanks man!!

The Hippie IPA opens with a nice loud POP! It pours a hazy brown/orange color with a huge 3 finger frothy white head. The nose is of fresh minty hops, not much else. Wow balance, i should say amazing balance. Its malt character creeps in first, very strange for an IPA but i am loving it, bright, fresh citrus blasts of hops sit nicely on top of the malt base and continue far into the finish. A pleasant smokey, grainy, hoppy, with, dare i say, coriander and licorice aftertaste follows the experience. Medium bodied with rather intense carbonation (probably its only fault). This beer is great, i really wish these bombers were available here in Jersey!

07-09-2008 23:58:24 | More by ATPete
Photo of JDV


4.2/5  rDev +14.8%

Big thanks to miketd for the bottle
Rich cloudy honey color with a sudsy sticky white head and nice lacing. Smell is nicely hopped, with some noticeable malt playing in as well. Hints of apple as it sits a while. Crisp and biting carbonation initially with a nicely equally crisp hop flavor and bitterness, and finishes with a smooth creamy maltiness as it goes down. Nice thickish body, yet with very active carbonation. Exceptionally well balanced. For a standard IPA this is near perfect for me. Crisp, yet creamy, mostly hoppy, yet amply malty with a nice level of bitterness. Finishes with a great balance. Thanks for this one!

03-01-2008 22:24:16 | More by JDV
Photo of far333


4.18/5  rDev +14.2%

Thick-looking, hazy ochre color with big fat bubbles boiling up to the top, throwing up a thick head of tight meringue a half inch into the air. The head settles down to a quarter inch cap that sticks around for a while.

roma is sweet like cotton candy, and fruity like sweet pear, with a confident malt backbone riding beneath. Not too much hops in the nose, but it comes through in the flavor.

Sweet floral hops hit the tongue upfront riding with the sweet biscuity malts, but the hops comes forward as the beer rolls across the tongue, morphing as it travels from floral to citrus to pine, finally to an orange peel bitter in the back of the mouth. It's not "kick yer head off" hops, but it's there and it compliments the malt flavor well.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied, and creamy, and delivers a tingle in the finish. A fine spider web of lace winds around the glass. Thanks to BuckeyeNation for sharing.

02-12-2005 23:00:43 | More by far333
Photo of AltBock


4.15/5  rDev +13.4%

22oz. bomber bottle with no picture of a hippie but with a simple white label with an Ohio state flag and in the circle they have a picture of a barrel. There is no back label, but on the side there is the address of the brewery and on the other, the usual govt. warning. Don't bother to look for a date, there isn't one anywhere.

Appearance: When poured into my Samuel Smith imperial pint glass, the beer was a nice dark amber color with a 1 finger head of white foam. It had nice retention leaving behind little lace and plenty of rings around the glass.

Smell: When I first popped the cap, piny hops came gushing out of the bottle! When poured the piny hops remained up front with sweet citrus fruits in the background.

Taste: To be honest, I thought this beer would bland, but was actually quite surprised by it. Plenty of bitter piny hops in the beginning, then the sweet citrus fruits, and this all ended with very little malt in the background. It wasn't overly hopped like most, it was just right for my taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation and with a aftertaste of strong piny hops and sweet citrus fruits.

Drinkability: I really enjoyed this beer, it wasn't too bitter and one of their really affordable beers. I got this for $3.79 while most of them are in the $4.00 or above range. I could go for another of these beers!

05-04-2006 19:44:28 | More by AltBock
Photo of Dithyramb


4.13/5  rDev +12.8%

Mad props to Mr. Dogbrick for hooking me up with a bottle of goodness from Buckeye. Had this straight from the tap at the brewery a few months back. I like the bottled version even better.
Presented in the 22 oz bomber with the flag label
Poured a cloudy, murky brown, like when you leave the tea steeping in the glass for too long. The head was amazing. I poured three separate glasses for some friends that were over. Each had a two-inch head of pure sea foam that took forever to reduce and some decent carbonation. Aren’t super hoppy IPAs supposed to destroy the head? Not this tasty brew…
Smells of brown malt sugars swirled around with musty pine hops
The taste was a pine laden, chewy, and sweet beer. The grapefruit and pine notes were like a greasy Greek divorcee at a college town bar’s girl’s night. The hops were brisk and forward, but not abrasive and overpowering. Enough of the sweetness was in there to keep the brew honest. Too many other IPAs out there just don’t seem to be as well balanced as this.
Finishes slightly bitter and sweet with a medium full mouthfeel. Highly drinkable, although it didn’t give me any hop belches.

02-21-2005 15:31:56 | More by Dithyramb
Photo of xzqrut


4.13/5  rDev +12.8%

Poured from the bottle, this beer poured out a very rich copper color. It's head was very mild, but lacing was excellent. Beer gave a nice hoppy scent, with some roasted malt, but not too big. The taste was very nice and hoppy, but not an overly bitter hoppy, very floral. Mouthfeel was medium, with mild carbonation. A good overall beer, enjoyed it.

09-18-2007 23:35:40 | More by xzqrut
Photo of Wildman


4.13/5  rDev +12.8%

This Ohio beer finally started showing up in Columbus, even though I still owe this brewery a visit. It poured a very dark amber, almost brown color and formed a huged foamy white head that refused to go away. Traces of lace scattered the sides of the glass. A medium amount of carbonation is present. An aroma huge of hops with citrus and some pine present. The flavor was of hops, malt and citrus. The finish is a touch bitter with the hops, with a slight caramel aspect to it. A fine IPA and good Ohio find. Keep in mind with my review I am a huge fan of heavy hops style IPAs.

05-10-2003 18:09:21 | More by Wildman
Photo of dustinjkline


4.1/5  rDev +12%

Won this in Mikesgroove's weekly LIF. Thanks!

A - Poured gently into pint glass. Huge fluffy head. Typical medium amber IPA color

S - Big citrus smell

T - Some citrus notes. A little more pine than citrus

M - Pretty carbonated. Maybe a little too much.

D - Very easily drinkable. Would have again if it was available in my area.

09-24-2008 01:53:47 | More by dustinjkline
Photo of trep

West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +12%

22oz. bottle

Sort of murky orange with some yeasty floaties.

Piney hops and solid caramel malt aromas with some floral citrus as well.

Solid malt background with bitter hops that fades to sweet malt and floral hops.

Medium body and somewhat drinkable despite the obvious high ABV. Not sure of the exact ABV but i'm guessing somewhere between 7 and 8.

06-15-2006 06:20:09 | More by trep
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Hippie I.P.A. from Buckeye Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.