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Hippie I.P.A. | Buckeye Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Buckeye Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 174
Reviews by CFHMagnet:
Photo of CFHMagnet
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Happily found this in my local Giant Eagle. I love supporting my local beer scene.

A mildly aggressive pour launched my experience with slightly more than a finger of banana cream colored head. Body is a rich amber-orange color, and the head died down in a minute or so to thick ring and dusting up top. Lacing tries clinging to the glass, but to no avail.

The nose is a bouquet of floral and pine hops. Very bready malt tones balance it out, with some caramel being very noticeable.

Flavor is very good. Pine hops dominate, with bready malt in the middle to balance it out. Pine and floral up front, resiny pine on the back, with just a hint of sweetness to finish it off.

Medium bodied. Extremely dry finish.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This head was non-stop. It foamed up about two inches and just laid there for what seemed like an eternity. It slowly came down and covered the inside of my glass with lacing. The beer itself is a murky, cloudy brown with hints of orange. Beautiful!

Smell – There is much malt to this IPA. The heavily toasted malty backbone is laden with caramel and brown sugars. The hops are pine and very musty.

Taste – This balanced IPA is musty and big. The piney hops are covered in big, malty flavors soaked in raw and brown sugars. This is like drinking a hoppy candy bar.

Mouthfeel – I just loved the mouthfeel on this IPA. It is full-bodied and dry like the Salt Flats in the center of Death Valley in the middle of July on a particularly warm summer day. This one is big, chewy, and (did I mention) dry.

Drinkability – Don’t eat anything with this. The Hippie IPA is breakfast, lunch, and dinner all rolled into one.

Comments – I had this over at AleOha’s First Annual Derby Party but, unfortunately, was too far gone to give it a good review. OFS came to the rescue and sent me this in a killer trade. Big thanks to OldFrothingSlosh for making life right.

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Photo of sgoodship
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into an imperial pint glass.

A: Dark amber. Slight haze and still. Aggressive pour delivered a small head. Head dissipates to a dusting and bubbly ring. Some spotty lacing.

S: More bready malt than I would have expected. There is a nice grapefruit hop smell there but it doesn't jump out as much as I would like it to.

T: Malt up front. Hop finish. Aftertaste is a mix but has a nice dominant hop bitterness. The malt is bready but there is a sweetness there. It never really quite evolves into anything outstanding. The hop is pleasant but along with the grapefruit comes a floral taste that is a little too harsh for me.

M: Needs some carbonation. Feels a bit flat. The mouth is fairly clean but has a resin type consistency that makes the mouth feel a little fuller.

D: All in all it is not a bad beer. I think they were going for an IPA with big hop and malt facing off but the malt doesn't have enough character and the hop isn't quite doing it for me. I wouldn't go out of my way for this brew but happy to support Buckeye by trying it.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The Hippie IPA pours from the bomber a nice deep amber orange color with a fluffy, creamy half inch of head that persists atop the brew. Aromas of sweet caramel and crystal malts collide with a robust citrusy, grapefruity hop presence that also brings along a bit of a floral, piney aroma. A bit earthy as well. Nice.

First sip brings a crystal, caramelly slightly chalky maltiness along with a bitter wall of citric, grapefruity earthy hops. The bitterness runs across the entire palate as the brew finishes with a bread dough aftertaste. Hoppy throughout...this is a big earthy, citric IPA that seems to be a bit one sided with the bitterness. I was expecting a bit more out of this one.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a big burst of carbonation that flows all over the mouth. Fairly easy to consume with lingering hoppy bitterness after each sip. The flavor seems a bit muddled, otherwise I think this would be a real winner. Picked this up in Dayton, OH...worth a try but not worth going out of your way for.

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Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, courtesy of brewedlyhooked13. Pours a bubbly copper orange body with a generous two finger almond head that holds for several minutes. Excellent patch lacing. Aroma has an assertive pink grapefruit note with a hint of orangepeel and a kiss of pine cone. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit overcarbonated. Taste is dominated by citrusy hops with a hint of pine. Subdued caramel malt backbone is solid enough to balance. Some fruity notes of tart green apple are picked up midway through. Well balanced, overall, and never overly bitter. Very well made American IPA from the Buckeye State.

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Photo of warriorsoul
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to kmpitz2 for this one of 2 IPA's from Buckeye BC.
Holy carbonation...this one fizzes w/ the pop of the cap and produces 4 fingers worth of sudsy white head...produces some decent lace, but does not last long...beer is light copper in color.
The carbonation really distracts the aroma, but I can detect sweet malt and a decent spiced hop base.
The taste is what saves this one...it has a nice bitter hop bite and a subtle sweetness in the finish. Bitterness lingers a bit too long on the pallet.
Mouthfeel is a tad thin and while the carbonation is high, it is not over the top as it appears.
I will drink this bomber w/ little effort, but this one will not be on my radar anytime soon.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the BBC pub.

I recall the dark copper color of this beer and it still impresses. Lack of any head deflates the appearance somewhat. Scant lacing of the glass. Nose is again all hops. Citrus, pine cones, earthy-grassy notes abound. Not quite as intense as I recall. Flavor is, as expected, hoppy. Not quite as bitter or dominant as the '76 from BBC (which I *much* prefer), Hippie is more tame. Some malt balancing is evident. Dry finish, with a snap of hop twang and just a hint of a grainy aftertaste. Not as smooth as I remember. nor as drinkable. Maybe my palate is getting more sensitive to some of the nuances in beer, but this was just "good".

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Photo of SkinnyElvis
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bomber purchased at Capone's in Norristown. It looks like a typical IPA in color but without much of a hoppy smell. The smell is actually a bit sweet. It is not very hoppy in taste and does not have much zing. The beer is appropriately carbonated and it is easy to drink. With all the great IPAs available in SE PA, I don't think I would buy this again.


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Photo of jcdiflorio
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

served into a nonic glass from a 22oz brown bottle crimp on cap split two ways.

Cloudy,medium copper color,off-white creamy head with spotty lacing down the glass.

A moderate hop aroma piney/citrusy clean, followed by a malt nose of carmell and toffee. A nicely balanced aroma.

A citrusy,grapefruitty taste with honey-like maltiness,a bit of grassiness shows thru towards the finish.A bittersweet honey finish thats piney/citrusy balanced and a nice pleasing quality to it.

A medium mouthfeel,creamy turning a bit grainy.Feels like a beer that brewed in small batches.A bit filling,very tasting,defianatly worth a try.

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Photo of Osiris9588
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650ml bomber. The color is a deep amber with a bronze hue. The off-white head is creamy, showing decent retention, leaving behind substantial big-bubbled lacing.

The smell is of spicy hops, citrus, suble malt, and grass. The taste is lemon, caramel malt, bitter hops, spice, and a nutty burnt finale.

The mouth is a little lightweight, bright on the front, burnt and bitter on the back, laced with light sugar. However, the hop flourish at the end is not as muscular as some IPAs.

The drinkability is solid. Let is warm for a mellower, more satisfying overall experience. Not earth shattering, but enjoyable.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of far333
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thick-looking, hazy ochre color with big fat bubbles boiling up to the top, throwing up a thick head of tight meringue a half inch into the air. The head settles down to a quarter inch cap that sticks around for a while.

roma is sweet like cotton candy, and fruity like sweet pear, with a confident malt backbone riding beneath. Not too much hops in the nose, but it comes through in the flavor.

Sweet floral hops hit the tongue upfront riding with the sweet biscuity malts, but the hops comes forward as the beer rolls across the tongue, morphing as it travels from floral to citrus to pine, finally to an orange peel bitter in the back of the mouth. It's not "kick yer head off" hops, but it's there and it compliments the malt flavor well.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied, and creamy, and delivers a tingle in the finish. A fine spider web of lace winds around the glass. Thanks to BuckeyeNation for sharing.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One thing about the Buckeye brews I've noticed so far is that they look almost identical in appearance. Appearance: Pours a caramel copper filtered hue with a large light tan head that leaves even lacing throughout my session. Aroma: A bit subdued buy earthy, floral, and pine cone hops emit from my pint with caramel malt backbone seems solid enough. Taste: Hoppy flavors mixed with mild fruity tones from the caramel malts with a good amount of hop bitterness overall this is comparable to a really good homebrew. I like it the hop bitterness isn't too much and enough hop flavor and malt sweetness come through to balance for me. Mouthfeel: Good stuff I can't really complain medium bodied no resinous textures good sturdy carbonation feels smooth on the palate. Drinkability: Yep the three year round brews from Buckeye are all designed to be easily imbibed but overall this is a good characteristic this is a no shame American IPA.

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Photo of OStrungT
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a dark cloudy rust color. It has a white head that fades fast, leaving a small layer on the top of the beer. It leaves many thick laces.

The aroma of this one ais rather week. I get a slight grassy hop aroma mixed with some pine. That is it, and it is barely present. Just to make sure it is not just my nose, I even smelled some flowers my wife has sitting around. Definately the beer.

After such a week aroma, I was plesently surprized to find the taste quite good. It is mild, but at least I can taste something. It tastes grassy, with some pine hop flavor. It has a slight citrus flavor to it. It has a very slight sweet flavor lingering in the finish also.

This beer is quite smooth. It leaves a slight piney aftertaste. It is carbonated well for the style.

I think this would make an excelent session beer. It dosent taste bad at all, and I can see myself having quite a few of these. Also, I think it is relatively low in alcohol, so that wouldnt be a problem. Ultimately, this beer is pretty good except for that little lack of aroma problem. Thanks ArrogantAngler for bringing it to me form home.

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Photo of degerbah
2.92/5  rDev -20%
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.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Buckeye Brewing- Hippie IPA

Big thanks go out to Babyhobbes for this 1!

A- Bright hazy orange with the thickest meringue head. Thick foamy lacing!
S- Creamy smooth caramel/ toffee malt, orange/ grapefruit rind, and light sweet pine hops.
T- Nice balance of creamy/ buttery malt toffee and caramel with bitter orange, lemon, and grapefruit rind. Bitter oily pine hops kick in at the end.
M- Sweet and smooth, big malty body, and a good bitter hop bite to finish this off.

Overall- Quite delicious! Well balanced and tasty makes this 1 Hippie this conservative likes!ha
(Thanks Sarah&Ben!)

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Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.98/5  rDev +9%
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.

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Photo of cokes
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

More brown than most, with its amber-sienna hues below a fleeing beige dome.
The nose is wet and grassy, backed with bagels, and generalized dry maltiness, perked with sprigs of ganja.
Caramel and dough prevail up front. And generally linger is stasis. as it slowly fades towards its inevitable hop finale of mint, lemon peel and fresh picked herbs.
Light bodied, considering, and loose in the mouth.
While generally okay, this seems to strongly strive towards a hop bomb that it cannot truly realize.

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Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bomber hophead fix at $4 USD, bought at Chuck's close to the brewery. Good floral hop aroma, very steady and drinkable IPA, some dryness in there like tasting the leaf, but malted over for a balanced taste. Grapefruity citrus and toned down but evident astringency that is good with food.

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Photo of dancinwillie
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clean, no floaters, which I expected based on other reviews, not to mention that this came yesterday courtesy of a trade (thanks again tburkhart!) Dark, for the style, and the whitish head drops away to nothing within a couple of minutes. Dark amber in color, and a lot of bubbles drifting upwards.

Floral hops, and caramel, bready malt scents are detected, slightly.

Floral in flavor too, but some other flavors from the hops, somewhat citrusy, grapefruit mainly, and a little pineapple. Very malty, whether an older bottle, or the way it's made, I don't know. I do know, however, that it's not bad. I love hop-bombs, but I also love malty IPA's. The sweet caramel flavor is strong here, but it never quite overpowers the hops. A sneaky bitterness, very soft up front, but kind of builds on my tongue. A tasty beer, seems like I could really session it, but without knowing the ABV who knows?

Full bodied, due to the strong malt profile, medium-low carbonation, which seems to work fine.

Overall, a bit more hops/less malt might benefit this beer, but as it stands, this is a drinkable IPA, and I'm just happy for the chance to try something that I might never had otherwise, if not for trading. Cheers!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, although the bottle was stored cold for some time and carefully poured - still OK. Very deep amber (almost brown) with a thick cream colored head that lasts. The aroma is of earthy and lightly citrusy hops backed by a soft caramel malt. It's full bodied, but with a zesty mouthfeel from a high level of carbonation. The malt flavor is much fuller than suggested by the aroma, and the hops take a backseat in flavor but not in bitterness. A little rough around the edges. The finish is quite dry and hoppy. Overall, a very nice beer.

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Photo of scott
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Fresh from the source, this is one snappy offering. Large head over top a clear, moderately carbonated copper. Very pleasant nose consisting of floral and citrusy aromatics that don't dissappoint the tongue. Mildly bitter with an easy finish. Highly recommended.

BB will certainly have their day if they keep up with solid offerings like this, and the '76.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, secret santa 2011

appearance: label likely printed from an off-the-shelf label making program...beer looks nice in the ale asylum pint glass though - hazy orange straw body - big frothy white cap with foam retention

smell: sweet malt, tangerine, lemon rind, pineapple

taste: fairly easy drinking IPA - sweet bready malts, light citrusy hops, tangerine, pineapple, lightly floral with moderate bitterness. nice indigenous IPA for the cleveland locals.

mouthfeel: fairly light, middle of the road bitterness

overall: good enough for a hippie

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trying a Stinger (22oz) of Buckeye Hippi IPA. The beer pours a clear deep golden orange color with thin off-white head that laced. The smell is hoppy that included citrus and pine notes with a good malt balance. The taste is slightly sweet, bitter, hoppy, malty, nice touch of citrus and pines. The mouthfeel was a medium body with good carbonation. Overall I thought the beer was very good and could session this one.

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Photo of Jon
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light amber in color with a sticky, dense white head that leaves a maze of lace behind. Nose is clearly hoppy with citrus and pine trails dominating a somewhat biscuity malt nose. As the beer warms up a bit, the taste evolves from one-dimensional hoppiness to a sweeter, rounder character. The once-biscuity malt in the aroma turns quite sweet with direct notes of caramel and the hops become more resinous, creating a fine, somewhat oily mouthfeel. Quite smooth and mildly carbonated overall. This beer drinks quite easily and is definitely a thirst quencher for hop heads.

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Hippie I.P.A. from Buckeye Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 226 ratings