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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Photo of bushwik
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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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of biegaman
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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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.12/5  rDev -13.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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