Buckeye Cleveland IPA - Buckeye Brewing Company

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Buckeye Cleveland IPA
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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:
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(Beer added by: CaptCleveland on 03-29-2012)
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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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!

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3.12/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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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 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.

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3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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