Hippie I.P.A. - Buckeye Brewing Company

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Reviews: 174
Hads: 224
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Buckeye Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 08-04-2002

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Reviews: 174 | Hads: 224
Photo of Clydesdale
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a moderately hazy burnt orange color. The creamy, frothy head is medium sized and has good retention. Solid rings of lacing stick admirably to the glass.

S: Some lightly caramel malt sweetness up front. Fresh hop aromas are equal parts vibrant and dank - citric (orange), tropical, and highly grassy/spicy/herbal. Some resiny/candied notes are also detectable. A unique nose.

T: Malt backbone consists primarily of pale malt sweetness, with light caramel notes. Hop flavors are prominent - citrus is foremost, but a spicy/grassy and lightly tropical character is also enjoyable. A slightly oily note. Despite vibrant hop flavors, bitterness is restrained until a stronger flash appears in the finish.

M: Medium-firm body. Carbonation is medium, lending some crispness. As mentioned, a slightly oily body until the very end, whereupon the finish becomes quite dry.

D: I'm digging this IPA - definitely freshly hoppy (particularly in the nose) and flavorful. It doesn't quite hit "outstanding" territory - I feel it could benefit from a more consistent bitterness rather than minimal bite before a strong finish - but this is very enjoyable nonetheless. It may not be every hophead's all-time favorite, but it has an interesting hop character that is worth trying. (1,279 characters)

Photo of donteatpoop
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Holy foamy beer, batman. No matter how gently I pour it bubbles up like crazy, more than half the glass is foam. Annoying.

But man does it smell good. Citrus hops and floral. Some underlying pine.

Grapes, orange, pine hit the mouth with some nice bready notes. Long bitterness lingers in the mouth. (300 characters)

Photo of LordAdmNelson
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Beer Engine. Straw gold color, pretty typical look for the lighter IPAs, big hoppy aromas on the nose. Flavor is clean, big citrus hops over a bready malt bill. Simple, clean, tasty. A bit light on the feel. Check out the Beer Engine for sure--decent food, good beers, great bottle list. (301 characters)

Photo of TexIndy
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass. No dating info. Was a very hazy orange color with a few stray carb bubbles. It had a large head that very slowly settled into a collar and film. Good amount of quick sliding lace that left a few areas of lace.

The aroma was good with citric hops and good amount of pine over a caramel base. Not bad for an IPA. The flavor had a good dose of bitter with the pine leading the way. The caramel malt offsets it a little but this is a medium bitter showcase. Not bad but there was an odd taste behind the bitter that distracted somewhat. I prefer the more citric to bitter ones but this one was a good border beer. Mouthfeel was bitter with good carb levels. Bitter aftertaste. Would have been higher except for that odd middle taste.

Overall, a good bitter but not overly bitter AIPA. Recommend. I could see growing into this one as my bitter tolerance increases. Not avail here in TX so shipped home from my Dayton trip. Rotation - wouldn't ship any more but would have on tap if in area. If avail near me, I'd get another one in a year or so and see how I like it then. [R,Y;BL] (1,124 characters)

Photo of JayQue
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Solid IPA. Pours a clear amber color with a slightly off white head. Good size head and head retention off a hard pour. Some lacing on the glass. Good bitter hops aroma.

Tastes good. The bitterness predominates more than any one type of bitter flavor -like citrus/pine/floral. I suppose citrus is the top dog but just plain hoppy bitterness is what you notice.

Mouthfeel is a hair thin for a great IPA.

Drinkability is good. I love IPAs and this goes down easy and has plenty of hoppy goodness. (497 characters)

Photo of neorunner
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blind Bomber #4 in the Blind Beer BIF thanks to nlmartin.

22 oz bottle poured into Tripel Karmeliet glass again. Aroma is juicy fruit, citrus, and a bit of pine. This smells great. Copper orange in color almost like they squeezed a ruby red grapefruit into the bottle. Head is white and consistently coats the top of the beer, lacing is light and uniform around the glass. Flavor is a mouthful of hops, a few different flavors going on here. A lot of bittering hops from centenial? amarillo? Not overly spicy which I like. Light in body and easily drinkable with a crisp but wet bitter finish. I'd put it around 6% abv as I can feel it but its not knocking my on my ass. (671 characters)

Photo of sitarist
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color...every few seconds a bubble rises up to a fingers worth of off white head...the head falls to a cap that leaves some rings and spots of lacing.

I smell apricot and burnt caramel...there is a medicinal/salve like aroma and hints of wet dog.

Citrus dominates the flavors with apricot leading the way, there are also hints of tropical fruits...this IPA is more bitter than flavorful though...kind of reminds me of celebration ale.

Medium body, seems thin due to the lack of carbonation...the mouthfeel really holds this beer back for me...the astringency seems weird without carbonation...feels more like an RIS than an IPA.

Not as well rounded as some other IPA's but still dam good! (713 characters)

Photo of jrallen34
3.12/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into my De Struise glass. Lots of nice carbonation here, a dark tope head that rises several fingers, great retention and lacing. The head is very spongey, almost one big glob that moves and sticks together. Lacing looks like frosted icicles on a window...The aroma is blah almost dead, light musky grass and a dull malty caramel, so boring...Taste is a lot of alcohol, plain boring, light chalk on the finish a little pine resin.

Nothing special here. (466 characters)

Photo of Kadonny
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: A medium copper color with a hint of light brown. One finger thick white head leaves full lacing.

S: Hoppy with earthy notes and some caramel sweetness. A bit of citrus.

T: Hoppy and spicy up front with pine and earthy flavors really kicking in early. A bit of floral notes mix with the bready and caramel sweetness that allows the pine earthy hops to return. Dark resinous and bitter on the finish that lingers in the mouth.

M: Spicy, resiny, bitter with no alcohol flavors.

D: Pretty good, a very enjoyable beer that is very easy to drink.

Overall a nice IPA, but not an award winner. Very glad I got to try it as it's not one you will see everyday. Nice little beer. (737 characters)

Photo of CaptCleveland
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into SA glass.

Copper colored elixir pours a stable off-white 2 finger head. Nice citrus, piney hops aroma leads to a balanced IPA: smooth hop (Cascade?) taste kept in line with a nice malt backbone. The hop flavor predominates but is not an overwhelming bitter hammer on the buds. The resin lingers on the tongue.
Overall a nice IPA, easily drinkable. A "session" IPA, if you will. (402 characters)

Photo of tlazaroff
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from Goblet

A: Dark amber with a good 2" head made of some big bubbles but mostly tiny bubbles that sticks to the side of the glass.

S: Heavy on the floral notes, a tad of citrus.

T: Its all grapefruit with a twist of clementine on the backend.

M: Like a good IPA, this just glides all over the palate. Carbonation is high.

D: Quite good, I would defiantly buy this again if I could find it in my local stores. Had to get this one in Ohio. (450 characters)

Photo of fastpass17
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz Bottle

A: Amber in color, frothy two finger head lasts through the drink, strong carbonation.

S: Starts with a citrus driven hop, light malt notes in the background.

T: Starts with earthy hop taste in the forefront, then a nice roasted caramel middle, slightly astringent finish.

M: Tangy, crisp, mellows nicely after a few sips.

D: One bomber split with another person would be enjoyed. (397 characters)

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy deep amber color with a copper tint. Bubbly off-white head keeps nicely and some spidery sticky lace clings to the glass.

Smell: Semi-strong alcohol aroma, citrus and earthy hops, softly sweet caramel malt.

Taste: Starts off a bit dry with a caramel sweetness. Some rye seems to contribute to the graininess. Some generally spicy notes, earthy notes, and some citrus rind.

Mouthfeel: A bit rough and grainy feel. Medium carbonation and a thicker than average body. Gritty.

Drinkability: An interesting IPA, but a bit rough around the edges for my taste. (631 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear copper, with 2-3 fingers of frothy and slightly off-white head. This retains with a rich ½ finger that throws a huge creamy cascade of spotty foam up on the sides of the glass. The aroma is sweet with tropical fruit, mixing in the nose with some floral, herbal, and lightly spicy hop accents. Grainy malts and warmth gives this some heft in the nostrils.

The taste mirrors the aroma, with a lot of ripe fruity flavor and sweet graininess spreading out in the mouth. Bitter hop notes of spice, citrus rind, and earthy grit hang hard in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a smooth creaminess to the feel and some slickness which keeps this drinking rather well. Just some light warmth to the body and that's about it, helping the quaffable nature of this even more.

Pretty solid IPA here from Buckeye, which definitely relied on that fruitier hop character to keep this mostly balanced. The pretty severely bitter finish on this held the drinkable nature of this back for me so from a flavor aspect but ease of the body helped make up for it. (1,108 characters)

Photo of mgbickel
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 1/2 of a 22 oz. bottle into a Perfect Pint glass. Formed a 1 finger pearl white head that sat on top of the pale, golden yellow body.

The nose is pretty fragrant...lots of piney hops sit on top of a grainy-grassy background.

Wow...the first sip of this is a hop bomb. This mellows out as your palate adjusts. A bitter sweet combo hits you tongue first. The sweetness loses out by the finish, leaving your mouth coated in a piney, hop resin.

The mouth feel is medium/light and well carbonated.

Drinkable, but the bitterness of the hop character would limit me on this one. Worth a try for sure! (605 characters)

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. I'm a big fan of the Beer Engine, the bar in Lakewood owned by Buckeye Brewing, so I'm eager to try this one.

This is a clear yellow beer with a thick sticky head that quickly reduces.

This beer's aroma is hoppy, with hints of evergreen and malt.

It's a nice and bitter IPA, crisp and tasty. A moderate to strong hop presence starts the beer, with some bite as it slides down the tongue. While tasty, it's not a very complex IPA. Mouthfeel is pleasant, and each sip welcomes one more.

Now that I've had it from the bottle, I hope to have it on tap at the Beer Engine. (621 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired from raznug, courtesy of the Under 100 III BIF so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, a good amount of hops and some fruit.

T: The taste starts out with strong burst of hops bitterness that remains dominant the entire time you drink the beer. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus come in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The after-taste slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, while there might be some better IPA's out there, this is still a solid beer that is worth drinking for a long time. (905 characters)

Photo of degerbah
2.92/5  rDev -21.1%
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. (430 characters)

Photo of mwa423
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a very clear brown with red hues, darker than many IPAs. Finger of quickly disappearing head.

S - Bits of piney hops, hints of sweet malt, and I had to scan some other reviews to be sure I wasn't crazy, but kind of a soy sauce/lunch meat smell....odd.

T - Lots of bittering hops were there, but in the taste very little else except some sweet malt.

M/D - Mouthfeel and drinkability are only average, so boring I am having trouble finding ways to describe it. (471 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a translucent golden amber color with lots of a pure white head that has pretty solid retention and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S-different nose, there is some nice resigny pine notes, grass clippings, grapefruit, some sweet caramel, notes of bready malts and some carmelized sugar

T-the taste is also different, it has some bready caramel up front, some light hops come in next, pine resign, citrus, hint of grapefruit giving way to bitter hops at the finish that linger. the malts are more prevalent and the bitterness at the finish is also quite strong

M-just short of a medium body but not a light medium, perfect carbonation (low but present), relatively smooth throughout but crisp with all the hops at the finish

D-its very different, lots of malt and very sweet up front, big bitterness that lingers at the finish. they seem to contradict each other and it isn't really working for me. (910 characters)

Photo of TurdFurgison
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amazingly I've never tried this before, despite seeing it on shelves often. I picked up 2 bottles tonight, one for a trade and one to try. The beer is copper-orange color, a bit darker than your average IPA, with a thin off-white head. The aroma is not really like an IPA at all, there are some citrusy hops but they are subordinate to bready malts. This smells more like an English mild, is that what hippies would do to an IPA? The taste is also strong on the malts side, crackers and biscuits, tasty but not an IPA. On the other hand, I get a lot of bitterness in the aftertaste so there are SOME hops... The body's sorta average, maybe a little thicker than average, with lightly peppery carbonation. My overall opinion is that this would make a great cask ale but I'm pretty disappointed as an IPA. (803 characters)

Photo of PDXHops
2.19/5  rDev -40.8%
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. (677 characters)

Photo of hooliganlife
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to nlmartin

pours deep copper, light white head, maybe a 1/4 inch, and light retention

very light floral notes and a hint of copper

quite bitter with pine dominating. little bits of tangy citrus here and there. a bit of an earthy resin hop flavor. lots of pine, lots. light bread malts to balance it out.

full body, nice medium carbonation

pretty decent IPA, easy to drink and nice hop flavors. could use some more dry hopping though (446 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I got this brew as an extra in a trade with projectflam86, Thanks Kyle!

22oz bottle served in a standard pub pint glass.

Hazy copper color with a huge off-white head that left a lot of sticky lacing behind.
The aroma is floral and piney hop sweetness.
Upfront is the sweeter floral hop taste and then things turn bitter, harsh bitterness leads to a very dry finish.
Medium bodied with mild carbonation.
High bitterness and high abv make this a 'one and done' brew. (466 characters)

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ipa247 for this extra.

Pours an amber rubyish orangey color with a nice white head that retains fairly well until reducing to a thin skim on the surface and clumps around the ring of the glass, leaves nice tiered lacing.

Nose is of subdued hops and a strong malt backbone, smells like it may be a tad bit on in age, but also smells like it was never a real hop bomb to begin with, so take that as you will.

Flavor is pretty good. Certainly not a WC hop bomb, but not some EC garbage either. A well balanced, almost pale aleish IPA.

Mouthfeel is about what you'd expect, maybe ever so slightly undercarbed. Somewhat viscous, but certainly not chewy, and slick on the palate, minus the dry finish.

Very drinkable for the abv, really drinks like a pale ale due to the balance and indifferent hop profile.

Overall an easy drinking beer. Really more like a bigass pale ale than an IPA. I could see slammin a few at the pub or something, but its not something i would actively seek out again. A decent and enjoyable brew. (1,032 characters)

Hippie I.P.A. from Buckeye Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.