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Hippie I.P.A. - Buckeye Brewing Company

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217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | 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)
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Photo of PDXHops
2.17/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thx to Ryan011235 for this bomber, poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a hazy dark amber. A 2 finger off-white head leaves patchy sheets of lacing.

Smells of sweet malts and a hint of vanilla. Very little in the way of hop presence- barest hint of citrus and that's it.

As I take a sip, I get a decent level of earthy/pine bitterness, moreso than the nose indicated. It doesn't last long, though- it's swallowed up by a big breadiness mid-swallow. Small level of citrus creeps in at finish. No lingering hop presence at all. Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation.

Overall impression: This is a brew seriously in need of a dose of bitterness (old bottle?). Not recommended.

PDXHops, Dec 29, 2009
Photo of Bounty628
2.33/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hippie IPA is brewed in the American IPA tradition and comes in at a pleasantly surprising 6.8% ABV. The 6.8% is rather well hidden in the beer and bomber serving of the Hippie IPA is certainly the way to go if you wish to sample this brew.

The offering pours a deep orange to almost amber color when poured from the bomber bottle into a traditional pint glass. There is a nice haziness to the pour but the beer has a noticeable lack of carbonation when poured. The lack of carbonation leads to a minimally faint tan head that quickly dissipates and Hippie IPA leaves virtually no lacing along the pint glass.

The smell of the Hippie IPA at least smells a bit better than your typical hippy. (Couldn't resist) In actuality, this pour has a very faint nose to it and though there is a bit of citrus noted and a distant hint of hops is certainly there. The smell is not quite as impressive as a truly dominant IPA should be.

The Hippie IPA is brewed with Northern and Cascade hops; rather traditional choices for an American IPA. However, this IPA seems to be lacking in terms of the abundant and robust hop flavor that should be present in an IPA. The hops really take a back seat in the taste and instead there is a strange, sweet malt flavor that seems a bit out of place in an IPA. The slight hop flavor that is present is noted for grapefruit and pine but the bready malt in the taste is clearly evident. The caramel malt complexity at times almost overpowers the hops that should shine through.

There is a very light mouthfeel to this IPA and the typical hoppy nature that gives most IPAs a pretty good bite is noticeably missing with the Hippie IPA. This beer is smooth and due to the limited carbonation simply glides across the palate without anything remarkable taking place. The beer sort of has a light beer consistency which is an unfortunate characteristic for this craft beer to maintain.

Bounty628, Feb 22, 2009
Photo of jaidenjb
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

jaidenjb, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of Murrdogg
2.55/5  rDev -30.3%
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

Murrdogg, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of bluemoonswoon
2.58/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

22oz bomber poured into a tulip glass. Extra from raznug, thanks man.

Was a bit worried pouring this out as it seemed flat coming out of the bottle. Had to let it rest for a bit and wait for the head to rise which eventually rests at a rather thin one finger of frothy whiteness. Color is a bit chill hazed as it has been sitting in my fridge for a while, but at the moment it's a dirty amber peach.

Hop presence seems a bit subdued but it may just be a little cold. Light bready, malt sweetness, very faint hop presence, earthy and mildly herbal and trying its hardest to assert inself in otherwise quiet blandness.

Taste seems off, no real hop bite, slightly earthy, not very sweet, actually a bit sour. Maybe a bad bottle or at least an old bottle. The beer is balanced but only beacause there is no real discernible difference in hop and malt presences. I mean it is slightly hoppy, not fruity not piney just a slightly herbal, slightly earthy flavors.

The beer just seems a bit lacking in every department except mouthfeel. I would like to get my hands on another bottle just to make a comparison, but considering the glut of excellent IPAs available it seems unlikely that I'll go out of my way to try this beer again.

bluemoonswoon, Dec 08, 2008
Photo of zimm421
2.6/5  rDev -29%
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.

zimm421, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of Florida9
2.7/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

Florida9, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of brentk56
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a murky apricot nectar color with a huge and rocky head that just won't fade; even with a careful pour, it was hard to keep the head down; nice lacing, I have to admit

Smell: Lemony and piney aroma, with very little malt elements present

Taste: After just a second, the bitter flavors jump out and become very piney, or should I say Pine Soly by mid-palate; after the swallow, the flavors are just bitter for bitterness sake and don't have the kind of flavor characteristics that I seek in an IPA

Mouthfeel: Medium body and prickly carbonation

Drinkability: Really tough to put this one down the gullet; way too unbalanced

brentk56, Jun 23, 2009
Photo of boot11222
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

boot11222, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
2.88/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A nice beer that suits the style pretty well but has some flaws. The base pale malts hold onto a lot of residual sweetness and keeps the beer from drying out th eway I like. This makes the beer a little sweet and a tad syrupy. The caramel sweetness, though a bit much, is a nice backdrop for the pine and orange zest hoppiness. Backup notes of peaches, pears, apples, pineapples, and appricots comliment the hops with a nice estery touch. But on the phenol front, the beer delivers a plastic and medicinal note that becomes very strong as the beer warms, making the taste difficult to overlook. Too bad because the look of the beer is solid. Bright rust and orange colors hold a significant dry-hopped haze with great lacing.
Not a bomb of the beer but better control of the yeast on the phenolic front and better attenuation will do this beer wonders.

BEERchitect, Jun 24, 2009
Photo of Sean9689
2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Duvel tulip.

A - Dark rusty color, almost a brownish. A cream-colored head with some lacing left behind after the pour.

S - I get a lot of malt from the nose, not much citrus/hops. The nose is more of an APA or English IPA then an American IPA to me.

T - Not much hop & citrus-wise here. I get a lot of malt up front with a small hint of bitterness, not enough. Needs more citrus/hops, IMO.

M - I like the light-medium body this beer offers along with good carbonation. No real complaints here.

D - Overall, not my favorite example of an IPA.

Sean9689, May 12, 2009
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
2.95/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to kirok1999 for this one.

This beer seems to be a darker copper color that's a little lighter near the edges of my pint. The head is a tremendous frothy white film that left behind some very lovely strips of lace.

Smells a little flat with touch of white flour and baklava backed by a zesty sweet-tart and a spot of cedar.

The first thing I notice about the flavor is a hard-candy-like sweetness. It quickly matures into a touch of plumb and wheat bread but is then blown out of the water by an explosion of bittering hops that bring about scorched pine and burnt bread crusts. Have had a west coast ipa just prior, the use of hops in this one seems just wrong.

Feels a little sluggish with an over-active texture that thankfully dies down before it causes any trouble. The bitterness helps this feel a lot cleaner than it is.

Waaay to bitter for my liking, and I'm not saying it's too hoppy. It's just bitter for the sake of bitter. This one fails in the balance department for me.

DarkerTheBetter, Mar 25, 2009
Photo of MbpBugeye
2.95/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Im not big on IPAs but Im big on supporting smaller breweries from my area, so I grabbed this along with a few other Ohio brews.

A- The appearance is the best part of this beer. There's a huge rumbling head that forms like a thunder cloud out of large bubbles. It fades but only slightly. The head clings to the glass as if its trying to climb out.
It sits atop a beautifully solid opaque caramel orange body of beer with pumpkin colored edges. LOTS of suspended yeast. It looks sexy and pissed at the same time.

S- Not too much going on in the nose for me. Piney and oily hops and fruitiness of apples.

M- Thinner mouthfeel than what I expected based on the rich, cloudy appearance. I think the prickliness of the carbonation thins out the MF a little too much. Yet it is still fuller than most IPAs Ive had.

T- More balanced than most other IPAs Ive had, especially as it warms. The buttery malts come out up front but as I swallow the hops win out. The hoppiness is really oily and it sticks to the back of my mouth and under my tongue for a while. It leaves a medicinal, oily taste. Kinda yuck.

Other than the medicinal after taste its a decent IPA, more balanced than I expected, especially as it warms.

D- Faint alcohol hit and lingering hops residue rank it lower on the drinkability for me.

In all the appearance of this one is something to behold.

MbpBugeye, Jul 03, 2009
Photo of Kelly88
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
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

Kelly88, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of cbeer88
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

cbeer88, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of degerbah
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a relatively clear light brown with about a half inch of head. The aroma is mainly of hops, but with an overly yeasty smell that I find slightly unpleasant. The taste is much hoppier than the smell, but the yeasty smell I got is also evident in the taste and reminds me of slightly off homebrew. As I finish the beer, the smell makes it harder and harder to drink the bottle. Ultimately, I'm going to have to chug this bleh.

degerbah, Mar 03, 2010
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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

DrBier, Jan 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

oline73, Mar 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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Hippie I.P.A. from Buckeye Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.