Hippie I.P.A. - Buckeye Brewing Company
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3.7/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
09-18-2012 03:25:50 | More by superspak
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
3.75/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
07-22-2012 02:06:32 | More by CFHMagnet
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
2.98/5 rDev -18.6%
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
02-24-2012 21:55:42 | More by Kelly88
3.05/5 rDev -16.7%
Buckeye Brewing Company
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.
02-02-2012 14:47:20 | More by Stinkypuss
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
2.98/5 rDev -18.6%
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.
01-14-2012 01:19:56 | More by cbeer88
Hippie I.P.A. from Buckeye Brewing Company
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