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Buckeye Cleveland IPA - Buckeye Brewing Company

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82
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Buckeye Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CaptCleveland on 03-29-2012)
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Reviews by CaptCleveland:
Photo of CaptCleveland
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

New IPA from Buckeye with awesome artwork by David Helton (WMMS Buzzard fame) showing the great city of Cleveland. Bomber purchased for $6.99 from Chagrin (Eastside) Whole Foods.

Pale orange elixir poured into SA glass. One finger, white head quickly forms sustained tight, thin bubble layer. Minimal lacing.

This one is made with all Centennial and the hops give rise to that citrus, floral aroma that Centennial is famous for.

Smooth bitterness made up of pine and citrus rind. The malt backbone comes through.

Well carbonated, light to medium body.

If you like Centennial hops and expect to detect the malt in your IPA then this is for you. For me, I wonder why they messed with the success or their flagship Hippie and '76 brews. I much rather prefer their one hop Amarillo which was very well received but still discontinued.

More User Reviews:
Photo of DStoked
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of lumpy1126
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of oline73
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with two fingers of off white head that leave some lacing with a layer remaining.

Smell: Citrus hops with some mild malt and a hint of soap.

Taste: Soapy citrus hops with some fruity notes from the yeast and some grain sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a mildly dry finish.

Overall: This one was just ok. The soapy hop flavor wasn't my favorite.

Photo of Sethyergin
3.12/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Clydesdale
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange-bronze color. The orange-tinted head is moderately sized, with a somewhat dense, frothy texture. Retention is solid, and a bit of lacing sticks to the glass.

S: Some cookielike malt in the nose. Light caramel is present, but in the background. Prominent citrus (orange, almost exclusively) aromas are detectable, with lesser floral notes. Centennial hops certainly seem to be at play here.

T: Some lightly doughy and sugar cookie-like maltiness up front. Light caramel drizzle. Hop bitterness is firm but restrained. There doesn't seem to be any especially bracing alpha acids working here, just a pleasant medium bite. Hop flavors are very citric (orange), with lighter fruity and floral notes.

M: Medium body. A bit undercarbonated. It's smooth and a little creamy at first, but it doesn't quite perk up into the mildly prickly mouthfeel that works well in a hoppy beer. The finish is dry but not particularly crisp.

D: This is a good IPA, and drinks a little like Bell's Two Hearted. There are some minor flaws in terms of mouthfeel, but this is a nice, citrusy American IPA.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, hops, mostly citrus and notes of pine hops. In the taste, a big orange citrus hops to a dry, pine hop. A hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange citrus to pine hops in the aftertaste. Big hops, citrus to pine, a pretty damn super!

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing lings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, peach, honey, caramel, floral, grass, pine, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, tangerine, orange rind, pine, floral, grass, caramel, honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, honey, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus and pine hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice IPA! All around good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass at Corner Alley

A- Poured a dark almost brown copper color with a soapy head that left light lace

S- Huge pungent pine, grapefruit, and sweet caramel notes. Very sweet and astringent aroma

T- Some pungent grapefruit and pine hop flavors and a huge sweet caramel and raisin maltiness. This tastes like a super hopped up barleywine

M- Medium body, light to medium carbonation, does not quite finish dry

O- This has a lot of hop flavor, but also tons of maltiness. If I was tasting this blind I would have thought this was a barleywine. This is a very sweet beer.

Photo of AwYeh
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a fuzzy golden-copper color with a finger of frothy white head.

S: Very balanced smell- orange and grapefruit, floral hop flavors alongside a light, sweet bready malt backbone.

T: Balance is what catches my eye again, with bready/caramel malts meeting the bitter pine and citrus hop flavors. Finish is particularly bitter, with lots of pine, grass, and lemon zest. A hint of a metallic flavor coming through as it begins to linger keeps this one from being outstanding.

M: Medium-bodied and well-carbonated, fairly creamy at first, smooth, and dry on the finish.

O: Solid IPA from Buckeye Brewing; wish it was bottle dated so I would have picked it up sooner (I'm assuming this bottle is less than ~3 months old based on when I was last at that store).

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of BDIMike
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden color, almost orange. A mild amount of carbonation, but a thin white head is created that sticks to the drink all the way down the drink.
Smell is awesome on this IPA. More malts than the usual IPA, but some really good citrus smells almost dominated by an orange smell, which I normally don't get out of an IPA.
Taste is good on this IPA. A lot of things going on. A good malt base and almost sweet toffee. However, this beer is dominated by hops. Some awesome citrus tastes with lemon, orange, and the grapefruit really comes out in the taste.
Mouthfeel is awesome on this beer too. A medium thickness and a very good smoothness.
Drinkability is awesome on this IPA. A lot of good tastes going on. This is one of the better IPAs I have ever had. Plus, it has the name of Cleveland on it, which makes it even that much better. The best city in America, and the most underrated craft beer city in America, has an awesome IPA named after it. Great beer, go get it!

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Buckeye Cleveland IPA from Buckeye Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.