Hippie I.P.A. | Buckeye Brewing Company

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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 08-04-2002

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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of grub
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

nlmartin hooked me up with this one as a part of BC2. thanks nate!

22oz bottle. sampled feb 2/08.

this one was a gusher. opened the top to a hefty pop of carbonation. immediately started to foam out of the bottle. barely got a couple ounces into two glasses and they were foaming over too. took about a half hour to pour the whole thing. hazy orangey amber with a huge off-white head.chunky lace. not sure if this one was bottle conditioned, but the haze could be from repeatedly pouring and sirring things up.

aroma is nice. bit of metallic character. light alcohol. bready malt. touch of earthy hops. bit of grapefruit. orange peel.

taste is nice. solid medium carbonation level. light caramel. bready malt. grapefruit. bit of orange. bready malt. definitely a bit of yeasty bite to it. light alcohol.

mouthfeel is ok. very high carbonation, but by the time i managed to pour the bottle out it had settled fairly well. still a bit high with some sting. medium body.

drinkability is ok. fairly well balanced. a decent ipa, but not one i was really wowed by.

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Photo of gpcollen1
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a light rusty orange into my Smutty Big Beer glass. Takes an easy pour to keep the head at bay. Aroma is dominantly rich malts with a bit of sweetness, hints of alcohol and some hops creeping up the nose. Hits the mouth with a blast of sweet and a bang of some hops that gracefully combine themselves and then peter out to a lightly bitter and wonderfully dry finish. There is a bit of a citric twang here and there that is pretty nice.

This one seems really thin at times and not at others - go figure. Has a nice dry finish like Smutty IPA - which is good. Quite enjoyable - I will not seek it out but would not turn it down for certain.

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber into a beer mug.

A generous pour produces a monstrous, fluffy almond head. The body is clear, golden-orange in color, and well carbonated. Excellent retention and the lacing is quite appealing. The aroma first delivers a malty blow, followed by piney, spicey hops galore.

The first taste greets the palate with a hoppy kick. The bitterness isn't overly done, here, as a biscuity malt backbone pulls through to add a nice balance to the flavor. Still, there seems to be something lacking w.r.t this IPA's taste (minor nag). The mouthfeel is good: bitter finish, medium body, and a tad bit on the over-carbonated side. Drinkability is also high. It finishes crisp, but I would have liked to see a longer-lasting aftertaste in the hops department. Damn Hippies.

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Photo of Wikipeteia
4.32/5  rDev +18.4%
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 hustlesworth
4.29/5  rDev +17.5%
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 genog
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Mad Mex today, while I was eating some insanely spicy food, only made this beer as well as my food spicier (reminded me of buckeyesox review).

Pours an orange color with plenty of carbonation apparent, and a nice and foamy white head that lingers, and leaves plenty of swirling and lacing. Smell is plenty of pine and spicy hops. Taste is bittering all the way around no matter how you taste it. Not my favorite IPA but gotta support the local stuff!

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Photo of xzqrut
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle, this beer poured out a very rich copper color. It's head was very mild, but lacing was excellent. Beer gave a nice hoppy scent, with some roasted malt, but not too big. The taste was very nice and hoppy, but not an overly bitter hoppy, very floral. Mouthfeel was medium, with mild carbonation. A good overall beer, enjoyed it.

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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 giblet
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
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 bluejacket74
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
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 leftmindedrighty
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bonus brew included in a trade with klewis

Smell, big citrus hops, but also a delicate floral aroma. I also smell a distinct nutty aroma, must be the malts talking.

Taste, Twangy hops hit first, big and citrus-ey. Carbonation is also very prickly on the tongue, not a characteristic I like in my IPA's. Malt backbone comes through to help balance it out, or I should say "help" balance it out. This one is leaning towards the hop fields for sure, but done in a very good way. Bitterness is assertive, but not over powering.

Overall, a good IPA. I saw these for sale when I was beer shopping in Ohio, but passed on it. While I regret that decision now, I have to thank Kevin for passing me one. A solid IPA, not my favorite for sure, but one I wouldn't hesitate to buy when in the mood for hops.

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Photo of nowise
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up as a 22oz bottle at Whole Foods. Because I live in Ohio, I always like trying a local brew. Nice bottle, I enjoyed their rendition of the Ohio flag.

A - Tasty looking deep yellow or orange color with a nice off-white head that was rich, but didn't last too long for me.

S - Smelled good. I got a good first impression upon smelling it still in the bottle. Strong fruity aromas.

T - Tasted good. Semi-standard for the IPAs I have had. Slightly sweet and fruity, yet with a bitter aftertaste. May be hard to handle for those who aren't accustomed to this style but works for me.

M - Not to light, maybe a bit heavy.. or maybe the word is thick in the mouth. Carbonated just right.

D - Probably wouldn't buy again, nor would I have more than one at a time but worth trying none the less.

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Photo of mcallister
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad looking IPA. Amber red in color with an off white head that has good density and lava like protruding bubbles. Decent length but very little in way of lacing.

Candied hops in the nose, citrusy and juicy. Very resiny as well with some caramel malt backing. Some slight piney aromas with a bready clean finish. Grapefruit and peach blend together into a hint of papaya. Nice.

Very fine IPA. Finish is dry and seems a being archaic with some smokey resiny happenings. Much more piney and earthy in the mouth. Still some peach and papaya but the grapefruit ceases to exist. Good bitterness with a unique finish. Creamy mouthfeel with a good zesty carbonation. A nice IPA to say the least. Very tasty and unique.

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Photo of JohnnyM2002
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 22 oz bomber, poured into a chalice at 40 degrees.

A - Poured a semi-cloudy bronze with a head that only sprouted up once I aggrevated it. Sticky lacing and good carbonation.

S - Smells of grassy hops; as it warmed, more of an alcohol presence was detectable.

T - Pretty straightforward taste of grassy hops, with some fruit in the background. A very solid hop flavor, but not much of a supporting cast in the malt category. Still, a good hoppy-IPA flavor.

M - Lighter-medium body with a matching bitterness upon the finish. Crisp.

D - Pretty enjoyable...not quite a session IPA, but I'm glad I got to try it.

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Photo of Imstillthegman
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Hippie looks your standard amber brew but with a nice and creamy off-white head. A ring of bubbles remains all the way until the end. Some light lacing sticks to the glass.

The aroma is very malty for an IPA. Hops are there but are relegated to the background. Sweet toffee and biscuits with a hint of citrus waaay in the back.

The flavor is nowhere as hoppy as I would like an IPA to be. The malts are the main player, again, with just a hint of hops. There is a bitter, astringent aftertaste that just doesn't really go with the flavor.

Decent mouthfeel with good carbonation. Maybe age is playing a factor in this sample (as I do not know how old this bomber is) but something isn't quite right about it. If I am ever in Ohio and can get a bottle that I know is fresh, I may try it again...but I doubt it.

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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 jackorain
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this bomber up on a trip to Cincinnati.

Poured into my new 20 ounce goblets (xmas present)

A- Darker than expeced for an IPA, in fact, very dark orangey brown. Off-white, 1-inch, rocky dense head, decent retention and nice lace. A very attractive beer, albeit dark.

S-green and citrus hops, carmel and bicuit malts.

T-The carnmel and bicuit malts from the nose come right up 1st. then the green hops back the malts down a peg. There is a citrus twang and malty sweetness on the finish. A real nice tasting beer.

M-medium body, good carbonation, some hops ols also come through.

D-I could definitely have a couple of these.

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Photo of brewcrew76
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark murky orange, copper, brown with a big 3-4 finger head.

S - Sweet caramel malt and grapefruit hops with just a bit of citrus.

T - Sweet caramel and grapefuit. It seems rather one dimensional and could use a little better hop flavor. A lot of sweetness and grapefruit making it taste slightly bigger than a regular IPA.

M - Medium bodied with the amount of carbonation making it feel full and slightly syrupy. Slightly dry finish.

D - Not a bad IPA but it just feels like it is missing a little something.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass.

Pours a very dark amber with a slight half inch head that recedes to just a "froth".
Smell is citrusy hops. There is a small hint of piney hops coming through in the nose as well.
Taste is bitter hops. Not over the top, but enough to remember what you're drinking. Taste is a little lacking. Not a whole lot to speak of outside the hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel is average. A little cloying with the piney hop factor after a while. It's not a bad sessionable IPA. For a good "value play" on price and being a home-state brewery I thought I'd give it a chance. Not in the same league as a Hop-Slam or Double Simcoe. But at the price and as sessionable as it is, I would probably have 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 nlmartin
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was served in a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer has a clear amber coloration with a thin biege head. The head had great retention. Thin streaks of lacing remained behind on my glass.

Smell: Pine and citrus hoppyness dominate the smell. A thin caramel bready maltyness brings up the rear.

Taste: The beer delivers a taste similar to the smell. Lemony citrus combines with pine cones. The malty backbone consist of a thin caramel taste. The beer has a bit of a metallic twang noted in the flavor.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer is medium bodied and well carbonated. This beer isnt flashy and sexy. This beer is a work horse beer. I have this beer whenever I dont really feel like geeking a beer.

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Photo of chilidog
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An ok IPA indeed!
It poured a nice looking dark amber/orange with a fair off-white head that maintained well and laced as well.
The aroma was typical IPA hop on the nose. The taste was pine over citric hop with a well balanced caramel malt. The mouth is crisp with a bite to start while the full bodied Buckeye blends a smooth aftertaste.
Overall, not a overpowering IPA, but then again sometimes thats just what it takes.

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Photo of alexgash
3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light auburn to orange body. Hazy. Large, cobwebby, light sandy brown head. Nose is Scotch tape, grapefruit, pine, backed by sugary, slightly fruity maltiness. Light caramel and sugar malt up front, toasted, slightly singed segue to hop dominance. Bitter, with hints of pine resin. Very cascade-y. Numbing, alcoholic (too prominent) finish with traces of fruit. Medium-body, with a slightly mineral feel. Not too bad, but needs a little work.

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Photo of beachbum1975
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Being an Ohioan, I had to this try one out...

This is my first beer from Buckeye Brewing Company. Colorful patriotic label (pretty neat). No freshness date or ABV and it had a plain silver cap.

This beer poured a clear, dark brown/amber with a ½ inch off-white head with good lacing. Rich and dark in appearance...

Smelled like your typical IPA – Piney hops mixed with grapefruit. A little sweetness (caramel?) detected, as well. Not a whole lot going on here, but not boring at the same time.

Tasted like the smell.

Mouthfeel was a well-balanced, medium to full-bodied IPA with ample carbonation and flavor. This beer had an initial bite that carried over with a smooth aftertaste.

It was definitely worth a try but I found it to be a little too heavy for refreshment or to make a session beer.

Will definitely try more beers from this brewer.

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Photo of bwyker
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks nlmartin for this one. Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

A: Deep amber, modest cream-colored foam and light lacing.
S: Pepper, earthy hops. Some dark sugars.
T: Pretty similar to the smell. Heavy malts, scorched caramel, some pepper/spice in the finish.
MF: Medium body, dry.
D: Nothing spectacular, but a decent beer. Nothing would keep me from having a few of these. The malts are a bit harsh in the first sip or two, but mellows. Not too bad.

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Hippie I.P.A. from Buckeye Brewing Company
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