Hippie I.P.A. | Buckeye Brewing Company

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Buckeye Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
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 metter98
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear orange amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high light beige head that hardly died down and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of citrus in the nose - oranges and tangerines seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste is citrusy and has lots of flavors of clementines along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The orange and tangerine flavors in this beer make this unique compared to the other citrus beers dominated by grapefruit.

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Photo of BEERchitect
2.91/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A nice beer that suits the style pretty well but has some flaws. The base pale malts hold onto a lot of residual sweetness and keeps the beer from drying out th eway I like. This makes the beer a little sweet and a tad syrupy. The caramel sweetness, though a bit much, is a nice backdrop for the pine and orange zest hoppiness. Backup notes of peaches, pears, apples, pineapples, and appricots comliment the hops with a nice estery touch. But on the phenol front, the beer delivers a plastic and medicinal note that becomes very strong as the beer warms, making the taste difficult to overlook. Too bad because the look of the beer is solid. Bright rust and orange colors hold a significant dry-hopped haze with great lacing.
Not a bomb of the beer but better control of the yeast on the phenolic front and better attenuation will do this beer wonders.

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Photo of brentk56
2.78/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a murky apricot nectar color with a huge and rocky head that just won't fade; even with a careful pour, it was hard to keep the head down; nice lacing, I have to admit

Smell: Lemony and piney aroma, with very little malt elements present

Taste: After just a second, the bitter flavors jump out and become very piney, or should I say Pine Soly by mid-palate; after the swallow, the flavors are just bitter for bitterness sake and don't have the kind of flavor characteristics that I seek in an IPA

Mouthfeel: Medium body and prickly carbonation

Drinkability: Really tough to put this one down the gullet; way too unbalanced

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Photo of superspak
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy orange amber color witha nice 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of apple, grapefruit, orange rind, caramel, floral, grass, and herbal spiciness. Ok aromas, but they aren’t very hoppy for an IPA; kind of weak as well. Taste of grapefruit, pine, caramel, toast, orange rind, floral, grass, bread, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, pine, bread, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance of flavors; good bitterness/sweetness balance as well. No cloying flavors at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good IPA. Good flavor balance; very smooth and crisp to drink. Enjoyable stuff for sure.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
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 Kegatron
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear copper, with 2-3 fingers of frothy and slightly off-white head. This retains with a rich ½ finger that throws a huge creamy cascade of spotty foam up on the sides of the glass. The aroma is sweet with tropical fruit, mixing in the nose with some floral, herbal, and lightly spicy hop accents. Grainy malts and warmth gives this some heft in the nostrils.

The taste mirrors the aroma, with a lot of ripe fruity flavor and sweet graininess spreading out in the mouth. Bitter hop notes of spice, citrus rind, and earthy grit hang hard in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a smooth creaminess to the feel and some slickness which keeps this drinking rather well. Just some light warmth to the body and that's about it, helping the quaffable nature of this even more.

Pretty solid IPA here from Buckeye, which definitely relied on that fruitier hop character to keep this mostly balanced. The pretty severely bitter finish on this held the drinkable nature of this back for me so from a flavor aspect but ease of the body helped make up for it.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired from raznug, courtesy of the Under 100 III BIF so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, a good amount of hops and some fruit.

T: The taste starts out with strong burst of hops bitterness that remains dominant the entire time you drink the beer. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus come in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The after-taste slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, while there might be some better IPA's out there, this is still a solid beer that is worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Seriously junked-up, funked-up, dark murky orange. There's a blizzard of stuff swimming around in the beer; filtered it ain't. The head is a tight mass of beige foam that is stubbornly refusing to give any quarter. No sense in even attempting to assess the nose until it falls a little (reviewer begins reading the label to pass the time). I should have put this thing on the clock, the head is lasting for... ever. Strangely enough, very little lace sticks to the glass.

The aroma is dominated by citrusy hops with an assist from sweet caramel malt. It's a nice, though not a spectacular, IPA nose. The flavor is a bit of a letdown, largely because it isn't hoppy enough for the style. Sweet caramel malt is too intrusive. While it doesn't overwhelm the grapefruit and sprucy hoppiness, it does effectively blunt it and prevents me from being 'wowed' by this here Hippie.

There's no shortage of bitterness, but without a corresponding amount of hop flavor, I just can't get fully on board. If ever I had need of a taste score of 3.75, this is it. (I decide to fall back on my home state roots and round it up to a 4.0). The body is full for an IPA and contributes to the lengthy, increasingly bitter finish.

Hippie IPA seems more like a DIPA than an IPA to me. I think that's because of the hugeness of the caramel malt backbone and the full, slightly syrupy body. Give me a bright, tropical fruity, tongue tweaking, hop bomb any day. Not bad, but Buckeye Brewing's '76 IPA is the superior beer.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased this 22oz bomber up in Cincy on my last trip through town. The name alone drew me to it and I knew I had to pick one of these up right away. Poured this one into an imperial pint glass and served it at right out of the fridge but allowed the second pour to warm up a tad.

A - This one poured a very nice and hazy deep orange amber color, almost with a honey like tint to it. Very hazy, but with no sedimentation this had the classic look of a nice IPA. Big frothy white head formed on the e top almost immediately and reached a height of around three inches before settling back down to just a thin film across the top of the glass. Very nice side glass presentation left behind copious amounts of sticky lace. Some nice carbonation could be seen trickling up as well.

S - The aroma was very well balanced, and I would find this to be a theme throughout the session. Very nice sweet malt character coming through immediately when I cracked it and this was quickly overtaken by a very nice touch of piney like hops. Good balance here as neither one really dominated but let the overall presentation speak for itself. Some light fruit notes in toward the back of it as well.

T - The flavor was very solid. The first thing that came across was a nice hop presence, which was a good mixture of pine and orange flavors. Sticky a touch with loads of resin coming through on this one. Some very nice sugar notes now coming through as well and really balancing it out nicely. No hint of alcohol leads me to believe this was around 6% or so, not awfully strong. Nice really dry finish pulled out the flavors and left you with a long lingering bitter finish. Very nicely done.

M - Very nice light bodied IPA. This was highly carbonated with loads of tiny bubbles popping through in your mouth and letting the flavors really take hold. Nice crisp clean feeling, especially at the finish. This was definitely a very solid offering.

D - A very good and very sessionable IPA. I easily was able to put down the bottle during dinner. I could have had another and it would not have been an issue. Low ABV and a tight crisp profile really allowed this one to pull together well.

Overall a very solid offering here. Not sure, how the rest of their lineup holds, but if this is any indication, I would expect it to be solid. This was a very good IPA and would recommend giving it a try to anyone!

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
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 WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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 RblWthACoz
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a almost murky looking orange hued brown. Very small amount of creme head. Nose is slot of tart citrus. Grapefruit mostly with a milder piney and floral tone. Flavor is salty bitter hops. Pine and citrus are in the back ground, and the profile lasts. There is a bit of a tangy element that is almost an aftertaste. Feel is smooth on all aspects. A very easy to drink fuller bodied IPA.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear, bronzish color, strong, sturdy head, active, but quickly crumbling.
Aroma, nice, stand-out citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, more...
taste: ,mighty smooth, not a trouble in sight, medium-bodied, and the hops are subdued, but slowly release a juicy flavor...very fruity, sweet, tasty, damnably drinkable, but mellow in the hops, much more in an English style, than a wham, bam, blitz you with the hops, Ma'am approach one might often find....gets juicier and fruitier as we go, tasty, yummy, delicious Well-balanced, full of the the malt, very nice to have in a good IPA, rich, sweet, substantial, tasty....a very nice IPA, glad I got to taste it, finally.
and for that I thank sidabeef7! cheers, buddy!

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Photo of Wasatch
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to beveritt for this brew.

Pours a nice dark golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malts, citrus and pine notes. The taste is slightly sweet, bitter, hoppy, malty, nice touch of citrus and pines. Medium body, nice little chewiness to this brew, nice dry/bitter finish. Drinkable, a nice IPA, glad to have a chance to try it.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy deep copper to amber color beer, it is topped by a frothy tan head with amber highlights. The aroma has a sweet, almost sticky caramelized citrus note to it; with both a solid malt and hop contribution. I get notes of tangerine, candied orange peel, and something akin to a caramel glazed bready character.

The body of this beer has a certain heft to it, which coats the palate and lingers a bit without being cloying. There is a solid malty sweetness here, and it is in good balance with the hop levels. That is to say that this is a bit on the tame side, at least hop wise, for an IPA. The combination of the malt sweetness and the flavorful hop additions give this beer a sort of hop nectar type note. There are notes of orange, tangerine, floral nectar, . The beer finishes with a solid bitter contribution that has a hint of astringent hop character along with a lingering caramelized orange note.

This beer is very well balanced for an IPA, lots of hops of course, but also a substantial malt profile that is noticeable in its own right. This beer is quite nice, though it is a little to sweet and malty to be quaffable, it is an easy sipping beer that allows me to slowly work my way through this 22oz bottle.

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Photo of weeare138
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle courtesy of richlikebeer...
Appears an orange amber with a fluffy white head. Tiny lacing is left behind.
Smell is of biscuity malt and orange/citrusy hops.
Taste is of the same pleasant aromas with nothing more to be said.
Mouthfeel is a bit acidic and citrus, and medium bodied.
Drinkability is good. I enjoyed the flavors from this Ohio brewery.

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Photo of akorsak
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 650 mL bomber purchased at Vintage Estate.

A: The IPA is a bright orange-amber hued ale, especially loud at the narrower base of my tumbler. A general haziness pervades the entire beer. A two+ finger head, white with a few brown shades thrown in, laces around the upper third of my glass.

S: Full, spicy hops are strong here, throwing a great deal of citrus and pepper at me. An equally strong malt base emerges, lending more strength to the ale.

T: A very firm caramel and butter rum malt flavor is the driving force behind the first few sips of the ale. Citrusy hops are forward, present throughout most of the ale's life. Vegetal bitterness follows the citrus, dulling things out significantly. The malts settle down the more I dig into the ale, allowing the hops to be the stand-out. The only problem is that the bitterness isn't memorable.

M: The maltiness in the start of the ale was interesting before it yielded to the hops. The bitterness could use a little more focus.

D: The hoppiness is a bit of a detractor but luckily the alcohol is restrained. I wouldn't turn another one down.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy dark amber color with a huge 2 or so inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both very good. It smells like grassy and citrus hops, along with some caramel malt. Taste is the same as the aroma, also there's a good strong bitter hoppy aftertaste which lingers around a while. Mouthfeel/body is medium and a bit slick, but with a too much carbonation for my liking. Drinkability is OK, but would be better IMO if the carbonation was cut down a little. Not a great beer, but definitely a good drinkable one. I'll make sure to try this again in the future.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle received from Nephilium in the Virgin BIF. Thanks, Marty! Into my Duvel tulip. I just got back from a wonderful bike ride and could use a tasty beer - let's see how this stacks up.

A: Pours a crystal-clear amber-orange with a massive off-white head. Great retention, tons of carbonation, nice lacework as I drink on. I like it so far

S: Got a sharp citrus aroma up front with orange (hello, Centennial!), grapefruit and a very faint orange blossom honey sweetness. Marmalade-like. Solid

T: Massive hop bitterness up front with a lot of citrus rind/orange marmalade and grapefruit character. Malt character is faint and there's no sweetness or hop flavor to balance the bitterness. Finishes dry, long and bitter

M: A tongue-bruiser of an IPA, for sure, with great carbonation, tons of bitterness and a nice dry finish

D: The high bitterness of this makes it hard to drink more than one but I'm enjoying this right now.

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Photo of Brad007
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color: Pours an orange/amber color with a huge frothy head and some lacing.

Aroma: Floral and grassy hops on the nose with a decent whiff of malt underneath.

Taste: Smooth and hoppy upfront. Hop bitterness is strong here with breadiness from the malt. Dominated by hops.

Mouthfeel: Dry and hoppy. Strong. Not much else shines through the hoppiness.

Drinkability: Nice and drinkable if you like hop bombs. You won't be disappointed here. If you're looking for balance, you might want to look elsewhere.

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Photo of Viggo
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to grub for opening up this one.

Pours a hazy amber/orange, massive gusher, took us 30 minutes to pour, massive white head, drops some nice lace. Smell is metallic, grapefruits, floral, very sharp nose, some bready and caramel malts, oranges and citrus, not bad. Taste is grapefruit, caramel, metallic flavours galore, yeast, sour oranges, citrus punch and bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation, prickly. The overcarbonation is a hassle, and the metallic aroma flavour was pretty offputting. Thanks Russ!

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Photo of jrallen34
3.12/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into my De Struise glass. Lots of nice carbonation here, a dark tope head that rises several fingers, great retention and lacing. The head is very spongey, almost one big glob that moves and sticks together. Lacing looks like frosted icicles on a window...The aroma is blah almost dead, light musky grass and a dull malty caramel, so boring...Taste is a lot of alcohol, plain boring, light chalk on the finish a little pine resin.

Nothing special here.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amazingly I've never tried this before, despite seeing it on shelves often. I picked up 2 bottles tonight, one for a trade and one to try. The beer is copper-orange color, a bit darker than your average IPA, with a thin off-white head. The aroma is not really like an IPA at all, there are some citrusy hops but they are subordinate to bready malts. This smells more like an English mild, is that what hippies would do to an IPA? The taste is also strong on the malts side, crackers and biscuits, tasty but not an IPA. On the other hand, I get a lot of bitterness in the aftertaste so there are SOME hops... The body's sorta average, maybe a little thicker than average, with lightly peppery carbonation. My overall opinion is that this would make a great cask ale but I'm pretty disappointed as an IPA.

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