Hippie I.P.A. | Buckeye Brewing Company

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Hippie I.P.A.Hippie I.P.A.

Brewed by:
Buckeye Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 08-04-2002

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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of rogueleonardi
4.55/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy amber orange color, ton's of off white head (this beer fountained when I opened it, poured slow and over half the glass was head)

S - Some citrus, with a hoppy floral scent. There's a lot sweetness in this beer to. Most likely from the malt. Also maybe some rye in this beer?

T - Flavor explodes from this beer right off the bat. At first sip you can tell there's a good balance between the floral hop taste and the sweet malt. Could use more of a hoppy citrus flavor, the malt is almost to much. And there's a bitter alcohol finish.

M - Tons of carbonation make this beer feel great as you drink it. Unfortunately the taste of alcohol lingers for a bit.

O - Overall I'd say this was a good IPA. Only thing I would change is the lack of hops. A few extra hops and I think they'd have a perfect 5.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.54/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance - orange amber. Smooth dense head laces thickly as it recedes.

Aroma - intense citrus, approaching pineapple, with a slice of pine.

Taste - sweet orange citrus, very brief, then turns into a strong and bitter grapefruit. There is an occasional breath of malt that gets in from time to time, mild caramel. Overall just slightly harsh to me but mostly fantastic.

Mouthfeel - smooth, juicy, oily and sticky. Average carbonation, I wouldn't change a thing.

Drinkability - a big IPA, I'm glad I grabbed some extras of these.

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Photo of TheSarge
4.5/5  rDev +23%
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.

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Photo of DanielJR
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of BDIMike
4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy light brown color with a ton of carbonation. This beer is so highly carbonated that it rose and shot out of my glass with a tan head that was about 75% of the pour.
Aroma has a very nice hop smell. The hop smell is very sweet, but there is also a strong Belgian sugar smell. I don't know if there is any in this brew, but it smells nice and gives it a floral aftersmell.
Taste is an awesome IPA. It has all the great hop taste of an IPA, but a very nice balance of sugars and malts working with it. Great hop taste with a balanced, sugary finish.
Mouthfeel is awesome. The brew has a medium body with a very refreshing crisp carbonation in the mouth.
Drinkability is exceptional. This beer has such a nice balance of a lot of different tastes going on. I had never tried a brew from Buckeye Brewing before and I am very happy I did. I would definitely recommend this beer to anyone and would like to try another offering from Buckeye.

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Photo of Wikipeteia
4.32/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I'd like to preface by saying I'm an unabashed hop head, and a big fan of the IPA, so, my scores are possibly on the high side.

All that aside, this is a fantastic entry-type IPA, for those interested in recommendations from someone who knows beer. It's never too harsh and hoppy, to turn off those who are unindicted into the wonderful taste, and definately hoppy enough for those who know a good beer.

My first was a few weeks ago in a take home bomber, accompanied by the burger from the brewpub of the same name. The burger was fantastic, but, the beer really won me over. The copper color was perfect, and the head was thick and delicious, perfuming my nostrils with the smell of those wonderful hops. The taste was equally good, a smooth start, a pungent bitterness for a split second, and then citrus and grain for the finish. In the mouth, it didn't take over, and actually complimented the food well.

Since then, I've had several more, and I can say with authority: This is a great IPA, and we should be happy to have a great brewer along side the Great Lakes juggernaut here in Cleveland.

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Photo of beerphan
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bomber -> goblet

Pours a clear rusty amber with a massive head, although the beer shows little carbonation. Standard pours result in half beer/half head. The head settles slowly with clumps. Not bad looking at all. Leaves patchy ringed lacing, impressive.

Piney hops with a touch of pineapple. Malts are very apparent as well, some sweet bread in there also. Smell is well balanced.

Taste is heavy delicious malts up front with a nice dry hop kick. Dry lingering buttery after taste, with minimal bitterness. Very impressed.

Mouthfeel is medium to full. Just right for the style.

Drinkability is high as this is one tastey brew, that doesn't overpower the taste buds. The ABV seems to be a mystery but i'd guess around 6. Recommended.

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Photo of hustlesworth
4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another great offering from a local brewery, i got this from winking lizard who had it listed as 6.8% ABV on their menu.

A- poured a thick syrupy mostly clear rusty copper amber elixir with only about an in of loose cream colored foam that leaves lots of sticky lace.

S- complex hop aroma here its fruity like grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, and at the same time woody piney and earthy, with great tobacco burnt biscuit cocoa caramel malt aromas that balance everything out with a brown sugar kind of sweetness.

T- creamy butterscotch marshmallow for about half a second then wap! big hops in your face.woody herbal hops dominate with pine, grapefruit, bitter curacao type orange peel. surprisingly strong pie crust/donut malt character emerges about half way and is welcomed because it seems to compliment the hops rather than take away from them before backing off for an earthy musky dry hop finish and a pretty neutral aftertaste.

MF- super smooth and juicy slightly oily and resinous in a good way. seems sticky but really isn't. full bodied and kinda filling.

D- big flavor and an abv hovering right around 7, more of a well balanced IPA that an hop jamboree but i can appreciate that. goes really good with flavorful food like chili but ya know, hops, they put me to sleep Zzzzz

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Photo of scott
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
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 PhantomVodoo
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brownish golden color with an off-white head. Leaves lacing.
Aroma dominated by citrus hops.

Taste is heavy on citrusy hops (my favorite). Smooth. Pale malts there to balance at first, but then the onslaught of hops win out middle to end. This one's a hop giant.

Very good mouthfeel.
Good drinkability.

TwelveVoltMan quite appropriately I think called this one "Ruination's Little Brother". Nice to see this beer make it to Columbus. One nice, heavy-hopped IPA.

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Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of NJpadreFan
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
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 far333
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
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 JDV
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Big thanks to miketd for the bottle
Rich cloudy honey color with a sudsy sticky white head and nice lacing. Smell is nicely hopped, with some noticeable malt playing in as well. Hints of apple as it sits a while. Crisp and biting carbonation initially with a nicely equally crisp hop flavor and bitterness, and finishes with a smooth creamy maltiness as it goes down. Nice thickish body, yet with very active carbonation. Exceptionally well balanced. For a standard IPA this is near perfect for me. Crisp, yet creamy, mostly hoppy, yet amply malty with a nice level of bitterness. Finishes with a great balance. Thanks for this one!

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Photo of giblet
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from the bottle to the glass to my mouth. this beer pours nice with nice head, nice carbonation, nice lace, good hoppy aroma with hint of malt. taste is hint of malt with good hoppy taste. a very good IPA and one i will certainly buy again. did not understand the price...3.99 for a bomber is cheap for an IPA this good. i purchased three different ones this day and they were 3.99, 4.99, and 6.99. the cheapest was as good as the highest.

suckem up and movem out.


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Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy amber-orange with a big finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades down at a slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of pine and grapefruit hops with some sweet caramel and lightly bready malts.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit and citrus hops with some bitterness and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and floral hops come through with some more bitterness and some bready malts. Finish is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops with some bitterness with some sweet bready and caramel malts.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice hop profile and hop and malt balance.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Erniek for sharing this with me. The beer poured a golden color with a big 4 finger head...a bit too much for me on the style. The nose was nice sweet grapefruity hop with some more mellow sweet caramel notes behind it. The flavor was more intense than the nose. A big citrus hop presence over an equally big caramel malt. I like the flavor being bigger than the nose. The feel was moderate with a slight carbonation, a little too thin for me. I like the beer. The flavor is very nice, but it could use more nose and body.

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Photo of ATPete
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
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!

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Photo of AltBock
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bomber bottle with no picture of a hippie but with a simple white label with an Ohio state flag and in the circle they have a picture of a barrel. There is no back label, but on the side there is the address of the brewery and on the other, the usual govt. warning. Don't bother to look for a date, there isn't one anywhere.

Appearance: When poured into my Samuel Smith imperial pint glass, the beer was a nice dark amber color with a 1 finger head of white foam. It had nice retention leaving behind little lace and plenty of rings around the glass.

Smell: When I first popped the cap, piny hops came gushing out of the bottle! When poured the piny hops remained up front with sweet citrus fruits in the background.

Taste: To be honest, I thought this beer would bland, but was actually quite surprised by it. Plenty of bitter piny hops in the beginning, then the sweet citrus fruits, and this all ended with very little malt in the background. It wasn't overly hopped like most, it was just right for my taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation and with a aftertaste of strong piny hops and sweet citrus fruits.

Drinkability: I really enjoyed this beer, it wasn't too bitter and one of their really affordable beers. I got this for $3.79 while most of them are in the $4.00 or above range. I could go for another of these beers!

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Photo of Dithyramb
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mad props to Mr. Dogbrick for hooking me up with a bottle of goodness from Buckeye. Had this straight from the tap at the brewery a few months back. I like the bottled version even better.
Presented in the 22 oz bomber with the flag label
Poured a cloudy, murky brown, like when you leave the tea steeping in the glass for too long. The head was amazing. I poured three separate glasses for some friends that were over. Each had a two-inch head of pure sea foam that took forever to reduce and some decent carbonation. Aren’t super hoppy IPAs supposed to destroy the head? Not this tasty brew…
Smells of brown malt sugars swirled around with musty pine hops
The taste was a pine laden, chewy, and sweet beer. The grapefruit and pine notes were like a greasy Greek divorcee at a college town bar’s girl’s night. The hops were brisk and forward, but not abrasive and overpowering. Enough of the sweetness was in there to keep the brew honest. Too many other IPAs out there just don’t seem to be as well balanced as this.
Finishes slightly bitter and sweet with a medium full mouthfeel. Highly drinkable, although it didn’t give me any hop belches.

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Photo of Wildman
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Ohio beer finally started showing up in Columbus, even though I still owe this brewery a visit. It poured a very dark amber, almost brown color and formed a huged foamy white head that refused to go away. Traces of lace scattered the sides of the glass. A medium amount of carbonation is present. An aroma huge of hops with citrus and some pine present. The flavor was of hops, malt and citrus. The finish is a touch bitter with the hops, with a slight caramel aspect to it. A fine IPA and good Ohio find. Keep in mind with my review I am a huge fan of heavy hops style IPAs.

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Photo of dustinjkline
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Won this in Mikesgroove's weekly LIF. Thanks!

A - Poured gently into pint glass. Huge fluffy head. Typical medium amber IPA color

S - Big citrus smell

T - Some citrus notes. A little more pine than citrus

M - Pretty carbonated. Maybe a little too much.

D - Very easily drinkable. Would have again if it was available in my area.

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Photo of Clydesdale
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

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Photo of hopdog
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle acquired in trade with OhioDad (thanks!).

Poured a dark and hazy amber color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of juicy oranges, grapefruit and light caramel. Tastes of grapefruits (stronger in the taste than the smell), oranges, caramel, and some pine. Medium bitter with a light sweetness to it.

Notes from: 8/18/05

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