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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:
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(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 08-04-2002)
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Photo of bluejacket74
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy dark amber color with a huge 2 or so inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both very good. It smells like grassy and citrus hops, along with some caramel malt. Taste is the same as the aroma, also there's a good strong bitter hoppy aftertaste which lingers around a while. Mouthfeel/body is medium and a bit slick, but with a too much carbonation for my liking. Drinkability is OK, but would be better IMO if the carbonation was cut down a little. Not a great beer, but definitely a good drinkable one. I'll make sure to try this again in the future.

bluejacket74, Aug 12, 2007
Photo of leftmindedrighty
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bonus brew included in a trade with klewis

Smell, big citrus hops, but also a delicate floral aroma. I also smell a distinct nutty aroma, must be the malts talking.

Taste, Twangy hops hit first, big and citrus-ey. Carbonation is also very prickly on the tongue, not a characteristic I like in my IPA's. Malt backbone comes through to help balance it out, or I should say "help" balance it out. This one is leaning towards the hop fields for sure, but done in a very good way. Bitterness is assertive, but not over powering.

Overall, a good IPA. I saw these for sale when I was beer shopping in Ohio, but passed on it. While I regret that decision now, I have to thank Kevin for passing me one. A solid IPA, not my favorite for sure, but one I wouldn't hesitate to buy when in the mood for hops.

leftmindedrighty, Aug 04, 2007
Photo of nowise
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up as a 22oz bottle at Whole Foods. Because I live in Ohio, I always like trying a local brew. Nice bottle, I enjoyed their rendition of the Ohio flag.

A - Tasty looking deep yellow or orange color with a nice off-white head that was rich, but didn't last too long for me.

S - Smelled good. I got a good first impression upon smelling it still in the bottle. Strong fruity aromas.

T - Tasted good. Semi-standard for the IPAs I have had. Slightly sweet and fruity, yet with a bitter aftertaste. May be hard to handle for those who aren't accustomed to this style but works for me.

M - Not to light, maybe a bit heavy.. or maybe the word is thick in the mouth. Carbonated just right.

D - Probably wouldn't buy again, nor would I have more than one at a time but worth trying none the less.

nowise, Aug 01, 2007
Photo of mcallister
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad looking IPA. Amber red in color with an off white head that has good density and lava like protruding bubbles. Decent length but very little in way of lacing.

Candied hops in the nose, citrusy and juicy. Very resiny as well with some caramel malt backing. Some slight piney aromas with a bready clean finish. Grapefruit and peach blend together into a hint of papaya. Nice.

Very fine IPA. Finish is dry and seems a being archaic with some smokey resiny happenings. Much more piney and earthy in the mouth. Still some peach and papaya but the grapefruit ceases to exist. Good bitterness with a unique finish. Creamy mouthfeel with a good zesty carbonation. A nice IPA to say the least. Very tasty and unique.

mcallister, Jul 24, 2007
Photo of JohnnyM2002
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 22 oz bomber, poured into a chalice at 40 degrees.

A - Poured a semi-cloudy bronze with a head that only sprouted up once I aggrevated it. Sticky lacing and good carbonation.

S - Smells of grassy hops; as it warmed, more of an alcohol presence was detectable.

T - Pretty straightforward taste of grassy hops, with some fruit in the background. A very solid hop flavor, but not much of a supporting cast in the malt category. Still, a good hoppy-IPA flavor.

M - Lighter-medium body with a matching bitterness upon the finish. Crisp.

D - Pretty enjoyable...not quite a session IPA, but I'm glad I got to try it.

JohnnyM2002, Feb 06, 2007
Photo of Imstillthegman
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Hippie looks your standard amber brew but with a nice and creamy off-white head. A ring of bubbles remains all the way until the end. Some light lacing sticks to the glass.

The aroma is very malty for an IPA. Hops are there but are relegated to the background. Sweet toffee and biscuits with a hint of citrus waaay in the back.

The flavor is nowhere as hoppy as I would like an IPA to be. The malts are the main player, again, with just a hint of hops. There is a bitter, astringent aftertaste that just doesn't really go with the flavor.

Decent mouthfeel with good carbonation. Maybe age is playing a factor in this sample (as I do not know how old this bomber is) but something isn't quite right about it. If I am ever in Ohio and can get a bottle that I know is fresh, I may try it again...but I doubt it.

Imstillthegman, Jan 20, 2007
Photo of SkinnyElvis
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bomber purchased at Capone's in Norristown. It looks like a typical IPA in color but without much of a hoppy smell. The smell is actually a bit sweet. It is not very hoppy in taste and does not have much zing. The beer is appropriately carbonated and it is easy to drink. With all the great IPAs available in SE PA, I don't think I would buy this again.

Cheers.

SkinnyElvis, Jan 07, 2007
Photo of jackorain
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this bomber up on a trip to Cincinnati.

Poured into my new 20 ounce goblets (xmas present)

A- Darker than expeced for an IPA, in fact, very dark orangey brown. Off-white, 1-inch, rocky dense head, decent retention and nice lace. A very attractive beer, albeit dark.

S-green and citrus hops, carmel and bicuit malts.

T-The carnmel and bicuit malts from the nose come right up 1st. then the green hops back the malts down a peg. There is a citrus twang and malty sweetness on the finish. A real nice tasting beer.

M-medium body, good carbonation, some hops ols also come through.

D-I could definitely have a couple of these.

jackorain, Jan 05, 2007
Photo of brewcrew76
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark murky orange, copper, brown with a big 3-4 finger head.

S - Sweet caramel malt and grapefruit hops with just a bit of citrus.

T - Sweet caramel and grapefuit. It seems rather one dimensional and could use a little better hop flavor. A lot of sweetness and grapefruit making it taste slightly bigger than a regular IPA.

M - Medium bodied with the amount of carbonation making it feel full and slightly syrupy. Slightly dry finish.

D - Not a bad IPA but it just feels like it is missing a little something.

brewcrew76, Jan 03, 2007
Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass.

Pours a very dark amber with a slight half inch head that recedes to just a "froth".
Smell is citrusy hops. There is a small hint of piney hops coming through in the nose as well.
Taste is bitter hops. Not over the top, but enough to remember what you're drinking. Taste is a little lacking. Not a whole lot to speak of outside the hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel is average. A little cloying with the piney hop factor after a while. It's not a bad sessionable IPA. For a good "value play" on price and being a home-state brewery I thought I'd give it a chance. Not in the same league as a Hop-Slam or Double Simcoe. But at the price and as sessionable as it is, I would probably have again.

FtownThrowDown, Dec 14, 2006
Photo of jcdiflorio
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

served into a nonic glass from a 22oz brown bottle crimp on cap split two ways.

Cloudy,medium copper color,off-white creamy head with spotty lacing down the glass.

A moderate hop aroma piney/citrusy clean, followed by a malt nose of carmell and toffee. A nicely balanced aroma.

A citrusy,grapefruitty taste with honey-like maltiness,a bit of grassiness shows thru towards the finish.A bittersweet honey finish thats piney/citrusy balanced and a nice pleasing quality to it.

A medium mouthfeel,creamy turning a bit grainy.Feels like a beer that brewed in small batches.A bit filling,very tasting,defianatly worth a try.

jcdiflorio, Nov 28, 2006
Photo of nlmartin
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was served in a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer has a clear amber coloration with a thin biege head. The head had great retention. Thin streaks of lacing remained behind on my glass.

Smell: Pine and citrus hoppyness dominate the smell. A thin caramel bready maltyness brings up the rear.

Taste: The beer delivers a taste similar to the smell. Lemony citrus combines with pine cones. The malty backbone consist of a thin caramel taste. The beer has a bit of a metallic twang noted in the flavor.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer is medium bodied and well carbonated. This beer isnt flashy and sexy. This beer is a work horse beer. I have this beer whenever I dont really feel like geeking a beer.

nlmartin, Nov 12, 2006
Photo of chilidog
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An ok IPA indeed!
It poured a nice looking dark amber/orange with a fair off-white head that maintained well and laced as well.
The aroma was typical IPA hop on the nose. The taste was pine over citric hop with a well balanced caramel malt. The mouth is crisp with a bite to start while the full bodied Buckeye blends a smooth aftertaste.
Overall, not a overpowering IPA, but then again sometimes thats just what it takes.

chilidog, Oct 28, 2006
Photo of alexgash
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light auburn to orange body. Hazy. Large, cobwebby, light sandy brown head. Nose is Scotch tape, grapefruit, pine, backed by sugary, slightly fruity maltiness. Light caramel and sugar malt up front, toasted, slightly singed segue to hop dominance. Bitter, with hints of pine resin. Very cascade-y. Numbing, alcoholic (too prominent) finish with traces of fruit. Medium-body, with a slightly mineral feel. Not too bad, but needs a little work.

alexgash, Oct 25, 2006
Photo of beachbum1975
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Being an Ohioan, I had to this try one out...

This is my first beer from Buckeye Brewing Company. Colorful patriotic label (pretty neat). No freshness date or ABV and it had a plain silver cap.

This beer poured a clear, dark brown/amber with a ½ inch off-white head with good lacing. Rich and dark in appearance...

Smelled like your typical IPA – Piney hops mixed with grapefruit. A little sweetness (caramel?) detected, as well. Not a whole lot going on here, but not boring at the same time.

Tasted like the smell.

Mouthfeel was a well-balanced, medium to full-bodied IPA with ample carbonation and flavor. This beer had an initial bite that carried over with a smooth aftertaste.

It was definitely worth a try but I found it to be a little too heavy for refreshment or to make a session beer.

Will definitely try more beers from this brewer.

beachbum1975, Oct 15, 2006
Photo of bwyker
3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks nlmartin for this one. Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

A: Deep amber, modest cream-colored foam and light lacing.
S: Pepper, earthy hops. Some dark sugars.
T: Pretty similar to the smell. Heavy malts, scorched caramel, some pepper/spice in the finish.
MF: Medium body, dry.
D: Nothing spectacular, but a decent beer. Nothing would keep me from having a few of these. The malts are a bit harsh in the first sip or two, but mellows. Not too bad.

bwyker, Oct 13, 2006
Photo of GimpyCane
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearence: poured a medium amber hue w/ a 1 inch rocky off white head.

smell:moderate malt, light on the hops, toffee, and a some hint of flower

taste and mouthfeel: started off caramel sweet and ended dry bitter sweet, light to medium body, fizzy carbonation

drinkability: pleasant

Overall, IMO this was an average IPA, not as bold as Stone or DFH, but its a good brew to drink.

GimpyCane, Oct 07, 2006
Photo of Osiris9588
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650ml bomber. The color is a deep amber with a bronze hue. The off-white head is creamy, showing decent retention, leaving behind substantial big-bubbled lacing.

The smell is of spicy hops, citrus, suble malt, and grass. The taste is lemon, caramel malt, bitter hops, spice, and a nutty burnt finale.

The mouth is a little lightweight, bright on the front, burnt and bitter on the back, laced with light sugar. However, the hop flourish at the end is not as muscular as some IPAs.

The drinkability is solid. Let is warm for a mellower, more satisfying overall experience. Not earth shattering, but enjoyable.

Osiris9588, Oct 02, 2006
Photo of beerphan
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

beerphan, Aug 20, 2006
Photo of daliandragon
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice to see a real craft beer movement afoot in the Buckeye state. Between these guys, GLBC in Cleveland, Barrel House and Mt. Carmel in Cincinatti, bars have some laudable local choices to offer their customers. This Hippy boasts a cloudy copper body with a relentless, mighty tan head. Nose weighs in with spices, citrus, sugars, hops and a hint of alcohol.

Taste invites tight, buzzing hops, particularly in the aftertaste, and a bitter, refreshing finish. Mouthfeel is active and could be a little smoother.

This is a solid, drinkable IPA. It's nice to know that the denizens of Ohio are starting to pay attention to the beer they drink and demanding more than BMC.

daliandragon, Aug 20, 2006
Photo of rabsten
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark, brown-tinted amber, three finger head. Laces decently.

Malt and hops. Balanced, but nothing special. You can definitely tell it’s a pale ale of some kind.

Assertive flavor. More malt than you’d get from the smell; more hops, too. Some cloves appear in the aftertaste. Well balanced. Nice.

Crisp, perhaps a little overcarbonated. Stays on the palate for a long time.

Decently drinkable. I’d think I’d prefer not to have another right now, but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t have a second one if the opportunity arose.

Bottom line: Solid, well balanced IPA.

rabsten, Aug 03, 2006
Photo of cokes
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

More brown than most, with its amber-sienna hues below a fleeing beige dome.
The nose is wet and grassy, backed with bagels, and generalized dry maltiness, perked with sprigs of ganja.
Caramel and dough prevail up front. And generally linger is stasis. as it slowly fades towards its inevitable hop finale of mint, lemon peel and fresh picked herbs.
Light bodied, considering, and loose in the mouth.
While generally okay, this seems to strongly strive towards a hop bomb that it cannot truly realize.

cokes, Aug 03, 2006
Photo of cproioi
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a dark reddish color with a off white head that left decent lacing. The body showed little sings of carbonation in it. The aroma and taste was of very pine cone and floral hops. It had no malt backbone to try and balance out the hops aroma and taste. It left a lingering bitter after taste in my mouth from the medium bodied beer. It was nice to try but I wouldn't buy this one again.

cproioi, Aug 01, 2006
Photo of kirok1999
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Almost blew the cap off the 22oz bomber when I opened it.

Appearance- Light copper with a gigantic head that quickly overflows the glass on a hard pour.

Smell- Hops are pine, citrus and grass. Malt is there to give some balance but not enough.

Taste- Grassy hops, grainy and bready.

Mouthfeel- The most carbonated beer I've ever sampled. It foams in your mouth like champagne. I find it almost undrinkable, you're simply swallowing air.

Drinkability- Be prepared to burp. Not a bad flavor but the carbonation ruins it.

kirok1999, Jul 17, 2006
Photo of trep
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

trep, Jun 15, 2006
Hippie I.P.A. from Buckeye Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.