Hippie I.P.A.
Buckeye Brewing Company

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IPA - American
3.68 | pDev: 11.96%
Buckeye Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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TheSarge from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Went home to Lima, Ohio, and found this at a local grocery store and figured I'd give this a try.

Poured this brew into a Stone Imperial Stout glass, and the IPA makes a strong three finger thick foam cranium that is tan in color, and the body is copper in color with a mild chill haze at most.

The aroma is perfume, orange rind, caramel and toffee, and slightly floral.

The taste is very well balanced, and this bew seems to be a hybrid between the US and UK style. Lots of caramel sweetness followed up by sharp stabs of lemony and piny hops.

Feels lightly carbonated, oily and sticky at the same time, and leaves the palate coarse and dry... Maybe a little sugary stickiness too.

Mar 29, 2012
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currysage1 from Maine

3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle received as part of the Little Guy BIF, thanks nlmartin!

Pours a copper red, topped with a two finger eggshell off white fluff of a head. Sinks to streaks and a ring.

Smell is of grassy older citrus, some dry field, plant esters, hop oil.

Taste is metallic bitter, hard water, again dried citrus peels, nice hopping with this one.

Feel is good, plenty of body but not syrupy, it stays refreshing with the good carbonation that keeps it moving on the tongue. I would certainly buy this again if I could, which I can't.

Aug 07, 2009
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Clydesdale from District of Columbia

4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a moderately hazy burnt orange color. The creamy, frothy head is medium sized and has good retention. Solid rings of lacing stick admirably to the glass.

S: Some lightly caramel malt sweetness up front. Fresh hop aromas are equal parts vibrant and dank - citric (orange), tropical, and highly grassy/spicy/herbal. Some resiny/candied notes are also detectable. A unique nose.

T: Malt backbone consists primarily of pale malt sweetness, with light caramel notes. Hop flavors are prominent - citrus is foremost, but a spicy/grassy and lightly tropical character is also enjoyable. A slightly oily note. Despite vibrant hop flavors, bitterness is restrained until a stronger flash appears in the finish.

M: Medium-firm body. Carbonation is medium, lending some crispness. As mentioned, a slightly oily body until the very end, whereupon the finish becomes quite dry.

D: I'm digging this IPA - definitely freshly hoppy (particularly in the nose) and flavorful. It doesn't quite hit "outstanding" territory - I feel it could benefit from a more consistent bitterness rather than minimal bite before a strong finish - but this is very enjoyable nonetheless. It may not be every hophead's all-time favorite, but it has an interesting hop character that is worth trying.

Dec 29, 2010
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DrinkingDrake from Massachusetts

3.09/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy and on the darker side of orange. Head has huge soapy bubbles that vanish quickly. No lacing. A lot of earthy hops on the nose. Some fruity grapefruit as well. Some caramel and toffee malts. Flavor is those earthy hops upfront but it gives way to a decent mix of tropical fruits and caramel candy malts. Medium body that is slightly creamy. A big carbonation bite on the end but not really any hop bitterness. Nothing to spectacular here but not bad.

Nov 16, 2011
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mikereaser from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my New Belgium glass on 2/23/11

Pours a light hazy orange with lots of foam, almost the whole glass, it slowly faded leaving lots of good lacing down the glass. For some reason everytime I pour this it just fills up with foam. The aroma is a nice mix of sweet malts and citrusy hops. Taste follows the aroma with a nice malty sweet backbone with plenty of citrusy hops throughout ending with a slightly bitter finish. The carbonation is well lively but not overly so in my mouth. Its medium bodied and very easy to drink. I'd grab this one again.

Feb 24, 2011
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donteatpoop from Ohio

3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Holy foamy beer, batman. No matter how gently I pour it bubbles up like crazy, more than half the glass is foam. Annoying.

But man does it smell good. Citrus hops and floral. Some underlying pine.

Grapes, orange, pine hit the mouth with some nice bready notes. Long bitterness lingers in the mouth.

Dec 20, 2010
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DmanGTR from New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to a generous BA for this extra. From notes.

Poured a deep honey color, very clear, with pieces of sediment floating around and a short lived white head. A deep, earthy bitter aroma with touches of pine and grapefruit rind. Light honey, cereal, and somewhat bittersweet finish. A rather one dimensional beer that honestly, is kind of boring. But drinks decently. Eh, I'm glad I tried it, but it's just bland for an IPA.

Jul 11, 2011
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toolbrew from Indiana

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark copper color with a small off-white head.

Mild pine aroma - maybe slight citrus.

Less aggressive hop flavor than I would've expected from an IPA. Still good hop flavor.

Lasting hop flavor in the mouth. Goes down smoothly - medium body.

Very drinkable beer. Nice and refreshing.

Nov 24, 2008
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LilBeerDoctor from New York

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle thanks to moejuck. Pours a deep orange/brown with a small, thick white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and some bitter piney hops. Flavor is quite bitter with lots of sour grapefruit notes. Lots of caramel malt too. I think this might be old but can't say for sure. Still nice and drinkable.

Jul 14, 2009
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ATPete from New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle received in a trade! thanks man!!

The Hippie IPA opens with a nice loud POP! It pours a hazy brown/orange color with a huge 3 finger frothy white head. The nose is of fresh minty hops, not much else. Wow balance, i should say amazing balance. Its malt character creeps in first, very strange for an IPA but i am loving it, bright, fresh citrus blasts of hops sit nicely on top of the malt base and continue far into the finish. A pleasant smokey, grainy, hoppy, with, dare i say, coriander and licorice aftertaste follows the experience. Medium bodied with rather intense carbonation (probably its only fault). This beer is great, i really wish these bombers were available here in Jersey!

Jul 10, 2008
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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Buckeye Brewing Company
Hippie IPA

22oz bomber. Pours a dark copper color, with an off white, yellowish head. Laces the glass pretty well. Aroma is quite malty upfront, giving off caramel and biscuit smells. A little floral/herbal hops come out as well. In the taste, much like the nose, malt forward. Brown sugar, caramel, and toffee flavors are all there, with a distant citrusy hop character. There is very little bitterness and the brew finishes a touch sweet. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low/medium carbonation. Overall, a good gateway IPA for those not fond of overly bitter brews. Decent.

Feb 02, 2012
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kinger from Ohio

3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pretty tame IPA, but well rounded and easily enjoyed. This brew by the mysterious Buckeye Brewing Co. showed up at the store recently so I had to grab one. Aroma is hoppy, mostly pine with some citrus very mellow for this style needs to be more assertive. Great pour darker than most others theres a caramel almost light brown tint to the dark copper color. Fluffy off white head and great lacing that trickles back down. Mouthfeel is creamier and smoother than many IPA's, there's a nice satisfying fullness to this one. Flavor is real tasty but I was expecting more bittering hops especially since it touts itself as being 80 IBU's. Again mostly pine with some citrus but lacking the grapefruit taste that I love in a good IPA. Nice one by the good folks up north.

Oct 29, 2008
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imperialking from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Jan 09, 2012
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sgoodship from Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -9%
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.

Jan 24, 2009
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CoolJosh from Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

As much as I'd like to be, I really can't feel sympathetic for this beer. Mostly because it sucks..

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange, with a huge spritzy white head. Way too over carbonated, It nearly ran out of the bottle and overflowed.

In my nose, I catch scents of: Metal, slight apricot, slight peach scents, and some piney hops. Nothing to be excited about but nothing to complain of.

Once I pour this beer into my mouth, I catch on to tons of piney dry hops, a way too overcarbonated mouthfeel, some grainy textures, and a bread taste.

All in all this is an ok representation of the style, by no means is this a winner.

Jan 28, 2009
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alleykatking from Indiana

3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz bottle. Thanks to Tifore for throwing this in as a extra.

A- Pours a darker burnt orange color. Two finger white head that shows medium retention. Lots of ringy style lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Lots of caramel bready malts in the front of this. There is some grassy style hops in the backing of this malty beast. Light orange citrus hops come into the ending of the aroma. Pretty basic but it is done well. My only complaint is the malt should be more into the background and not so much in front.

T- Light citrus hops in the front with a pale malt backing behind it. The middle of the beer is more caramel malt forward which hides the citrus hops overall. There is a nice crisp bitter hop bite on the very ending of this one which balanced the overly powerful malts at times. Alcohol is there but lightly sweet.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Hops and sweet malts left on the palate..kind of oily from hop resin at times being left on the teeth as well. Aftertaste is sweet malts, light faded alcohol, and bitter hops that last longer than the alcohol. This is more malty than what I think the style should be. No off flavors to speak off when I was drinking this. Medium drying on the palate from the alcohol.

D- This was a drinkable IPA nothing over the top. Average at best. Their other IPA was more outgoing than this offering. I liked it don't get me wrong but the malty sweetness that ran in this beer was only good for a glass at best.

Jan 13, 2011
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KickInTheChalice from Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy deep amber color with a copper tint. Bubbly off-white head keeps nicely and some spidery sticky lace clings to the glass.

Smell: Semi-strong alcohol aroma, citrus and earthy hops, softly sweet caramel malt.

Taste: Starts off a bit dry with a caramel sweetness. Some rye seems to contribute to the graininess. Some generally spicy notes, earthy notes, and some citrus rind.

Mouthfeel: A bit rough and grainy feel. Medium carbonation and a thicker than average body. Gritty.

Drinkability: An interesting IPA, but a bit rough around the edges for my taste.

Jul 30, 2010
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PDXHops from South Carolina

2.19/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thx to Ryan011235 for this bomber, poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a hazy dark amber. A 2 finger off-white head leaves patchy sheets of lacing.

Smells of sweet malts and a hint of vanilla. Very little in the way of hop presence- barest hint of citrus and that's it.

As I take a sip, I get a decent level of earthy/pine bitterness, moreso than the nose indicated. It doesn't last long, though- it's swallowed up by a big breadiness mid-swallow. Small level of citrus creeps in at finish. No lingering hop presence at all. Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation.

Overall impression: This is a brew seriously in need of a dose of bitterness (old bottle?). Not recommended.

Dec 29, 2009
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projectflam86 from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a murky orange color with a decent sized foam head that leaves some lacing.

S- Lots of citrus grapefruit scents in the nose with pine hops and a very detectable malt sweetness.

T- Initial hop bitterness with a pine/grapefruit taste. Some floral and ester notes as well. A biscuity malt caramel flavor eases the bitterness down a notch for a well balanced finish. A slightly metallic (almost blood-like) aftertaste lingers. A little weird, but not bad.

M- Medium body with ok carbonation. Well balanced, and a bit syrupy.

D- Overall, a decent IPA that doesn't quite compete with the best. Still, it is a local IPA to be fond of.

Jul 09, 2009
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zimm421 from Ohio

2.61/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber into a shaped pint glass. Appears a very dark amber color, fairly clear. Has a sudsy off-white head that has some decent staying power and leaves some lacing.

The nose is not overly strong, and doesn't really give many good notes. Maybe some earthiness and slight pine. Get some notes of the malt, mostly caramel. The taste is almost just straight bitterness. There is very little caramel sweetness at the beginning, a hint of pine, and then it is straight bitterness (without really any flavors backing that up) and alcohol. The way this comes together and finishes is just slightly off-putting. Not really impressed here, honestly a little disappointed.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a below average carbonation level. Overall, a decent brew, but nothing I would search for, or probably even drink again. Was hoping for more here.

Aug 06, 2011
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Florida9 from Illinois

2.72/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Clear light copper in color. Forms a moderate sized off white head. Little retention as it quickly drops to a thin surface coating. Aroma is strongly malty. Lots of caramel malts. There are some light hops: a bit if herbal hops, a little earthy, maybe a little grapefruit, but really, it's the caramel malt. Taste is more of the same. Caramel malts and grapefruit pith. A bit of dirty earthy hops on the back end. Medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Pithy bitterness. This is just a mediocre IPA. Tastes like a shitty homebrew.

Jun 09, 2013
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degerbah from Ohio

2.92/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

Mar 03, 2010
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LordAdmNelson from Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Beer Engine. Straw gold color, pretty typical look for the lighter IPAs, big hoppy aromas on the nose. Flavor is clean, big citrus hops over a bready malt bill. Simple, clean, tasty. A bit light on the feel. Check out the Beer Engine for sure--decent food, good beers, great bottle list.

Dec 18, 2010
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tlazaroff from Virginia

3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from Goblet

A: Dark amber with a good 2" head made of some big bubbles but mostly tiny bubbles that sticks to the side of the glass.

S: Heavy on the floral notes, a tad of citrus.

T: Its all grapefruit with a twist of clementine on the backend.

M: Like a good IPA, this just glides all over the palate. Carbonation is high.

D: Quite good, I would defiantly buy this again if I could find it in my local stores. Had to get this one in Ohio.

Aug 03, 2010
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Sean9689 from Illinois

2.91/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Duvel tulip.

A - Dark rusty color, almost a brownish. A cream-colored head with some lacing left behind after the pour.

S - I get a lot of malt from the nose, not much citrus/hops. The nose is more of an APA or English IPA then an American IPA to me.

T - Not much hop & citrus-wise here. I get a lot of malt up front with a small hint of bitterness, not enough. Needs more citrus/hops, IMO.

M - I like the light-medium body this beer offers along with good carbonation. No real complaints here.

D - Overall, not my favorite example of an IPA.

May 12, 2009
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