Buckeye Cleveland IPA - Buckeye Brewing Company

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: CaptCleveland on 03-29-2012

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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 12
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Photo of imdabuzzard
4.41/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice ipa, one of my first

Photo of oline73
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
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 Clydesdale
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.42/5  rDev +21.8%
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!

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +10.2%
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
3.62/5  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
3.81/5  rDev +5%
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).

Photo of BDIMike
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
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!

Photo of biegaman
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cleveland doesn't have the most impressive skyline but it's something to be proud of. Same with Cleveland IPA; its head doesn't tower with arrogance but is well-built, aesthetic and enduring. The liquid - bright, fiery orange colour with a waterlogged murkiness - looks substantial too.

A good IPA should have hops with hops - a pungency that jumps out the glass and springboards into the far, back caverns of the nostrils where it erupts like fireworks with citrus or pine or flower petal flavours. This one, however, greets you with more of a moist, limp handshake.

And it's not a quality control issue, though there is an undesirable iodine-like alcohol note that turns the citrusness of the hops into a kind of dish-detergent-like soapiness and makes the piny resins taste like wood cleaner. Doesn't spoils things entirely but I could do without.

Toasty caramel malt shift in and out of the picture, providing a spongy toffeeness to soak up excess alpha acids and herbal pungency. Again, all is in order except for the alcohol which stands out like a swollen toe and beats up on the smaller, weaker floral hop and honeyed malt notes.

Cleveland IPA, to borrow from an old British beer commercial, is a pint that thinks it's a quart. This is a good or a bad quality depending on your end-game; hop-fiends looking for their fix are unlikely to be totally satisfied, but those that want to enjoy fruity, earthy flavours without having their palates accosted should be pleased. You know who you are - buy accordingly.

Photo of bushwik
3/5  rDev -17.4%

A very well balanced take on an IPA. This is a Midwest style APA and Cleveland brewers just know how to make a good beer. The hops are there but not anywhere near the level of many IPA's out there, especially the West Coast varieties. This is actually closer to a true English IPA but with American skunky hops that give it that resiny, even creamy mouthfeel. The head was impressive from the fresh bomber I bought. I would certainly buy this again. Go Buckeye Brewing!

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at nano brew in cleveland. the pour is the color of apple cider, coppery to red, a little cloudy, inch of lasting white head. the nose is more of an american pale ale, a little richer in the malt and less aggressive on the hops, more balanced. caramel and pale malts combine to form a sweet flavor that is tasted before any hops at all. when the hops do hit, they seem relaxed, or maybe washed out is a better term here. maybe im being unfair. i prefaced this beer with a nano brew citramax and a fat heads head hunter, two very very good citrus first india pale ales, so this one just seemed a little bland in that context, but its still a tasty brew by all means, just less exciting hop varietals and intensity. a little short of well carbonated, medium bodied, and clean in the finish. id have several pints of this if i didnt have to drive. nothing challenging or brave about it, but a servicable balanced ipa.

Photo of CaptCleveland
3.62/5  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.

Buckeye Cleveland IPA from Buckeye Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.