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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

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 08-04-2002

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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of kmpitz2
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
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 mattcrill
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours golden amber and clear with a crusty white head. Carbonation dances up the side of the glass.

Smell: Light pine, citrus, and grapefruit notes. A very fresh smell.

Taste: Pine and citrus follow the smell with a slightly flowery background. A sweeter honey-like note pops up every now and then. A nice dry, slightly alcoholic finish rounds out the taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp. Slightly creamy and enjoyable.

Drinkability: I found the hop presence enjoyable but not overbearing. I could easily make a session out of this. Paired nicely with the chicken quesadillas I had. Recommended.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.54/5  rDev +24.4%
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 crookedhalo
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle. Pours a light copper with a sudsy off-white head. Grapefruity, resiny nose with some biscuity malt and reminisces of tree sap. Rather scorchy in its malt profile and dextrinous in mouthfeel; bitter and hoppy with a clean, resting finish. Dry hopping evident. Reminded me a little of Great Lakes Nosferatu only a little less malty and slightly hoppier, and a bit more homebrew-like. A solid IPA. I'd estimate the ABV to be near 7%.

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Photo of Dithyramb
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
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 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 Bierguy5
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bomber, no freshness date. Slightly hazy lighter copper color. Thick off white head which stayed for a little while, and left some very nice lace on the glass. The head on this thing was very impressive. Smells like citrusy hops, with some carmel malt. Slightly toasty malt flavor gives way to a good amount of citrusy and maybe slightly grassy hops. Not overpoweringly bitter, but a good amount. Medium body, maybe even a bit thin. Moderate levels of carbonation. Slightly sticky. Overall, a solid IPA. Maybe a little more powerful malt would be good, but I certainly won't complain about this one. Pretty easy to drink. Nice beer!

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

Appearance: Burn Orange/Brown color. A nice off white head sits atop with crazy go nuts lacing. Very sticky.

Smell: Hops and malts mix very well to give a very pleasant aroma. Maple syrup and grapefruit/citrus comes through.

Taste: Very rich. It has a burnt carmel bitterness to it. There some very nice hop flavor. It finishes very dry.

Mouthfeel: Very thick and sticky. Almost too thick and sticky.

Drinkablility: Fairly good. It gets easier to drink when you get midway through.

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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 BuckeyeNation
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
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 feloniousmonk
4.05/5  rDev +11%
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 Gusler
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer after its departure from the 22 ounce brown bottle takes up residence in my glass a nebulous rusty brown color, the head is dinosauric in size, creamy in consistency and the color a winsome light tan in color, after its decomposition the lace forms a thick and glutinous sheet to conceal the glass. The citrus like aroma of hops, and the sweet malt join to make a great nose, clean, fresh and oh so appetizing these IPA’s, and a style I once shunned like a trip to the dentist for a root canal. Start is sweet, rich with malt, the top fair to middling in its feel with the finish determined in its acidity. Hops are delectable, spicy in their bite, the aftertaste dry as the Arizona desert, a nice drinking IPA, not weak or not over the top, just plain “Good”, can’t ask for more than that.

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

Pours a cloudy brownish orange with lots of floating matter. BIG head with a slight tan tint.

Somewhat soapy note, and hops right off that falls down quickly.

Taste is woody malt at first, then piney hops with a dry, bitter finish. Fairly complex. Not a big beer, but a middle-age pouch beer.

Smooth and only slightly oily, full on the tounge.

A brew that is tempting because the alcohol went straight to the brain.

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

22oz bomber bottle. This brew is a dark red colour with a large white head of foam that lasts and leaves nice lace. However the aroma is strange and intriguing. The citrusy hops are there, as are some juicy malts. However, this beer also has a very medicinal hop aroma that is very reminiscent of Orval, or a similar Belgian style ale. The taste was nice. Hoppy up front with some medicinal qualities in the middle and a heavily malty finish. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, and the drinkability was OK. Not my favorite, but an interesting take on the IPA style.

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Photo of aracauna
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The ruby-brown body seemed to catch the light and shimmers with effervesence. The head is on the small side, but dense and creamy and never completely fades, leaving a thick, even sheet of foam across the top until the very end. This is a very malty IPA, slightly sweet with caramel and toast dominating the flavor. The hops are evident in the aroma and their bittering of the finish, but this is a pretty balanced IPA.

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

Expecting big things from an Ohio brewer, but...

Cloudy amber, with floating things that looked like orange pulp. Heavily carbonated, like other of this brewer's offerings.

Mildy citrusy hop smell, with a vague dishwater smell.

Smoky wood to pine to citrus hops, with a touch of alcoholy bitterness.

Tart, the alchohol taste really kills the mouthfeel.

Overall, not a bad beer, but a bit of a disappointment.

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Photo of beergeek279
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in the 22 oz. bomber, into a pint glass. The color is dark copper, with a very nice retaining foamy white head, with some nice lacing. The smell is a lighter hoppiness. The taste is a piney/grassy hoppiness with the malt definitely noticable. Mouthfeel is average. As for drinkability, this would be a decent session beer.

Buckeye is difficult to find (in an office building with a homebrew company sign on the front), but the beers are surely worth it, and this is no exception. Though I wasn't lucky enough to get my hands on the 76, this is nice on its own, and one that I'd have again.

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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 Ahhdball
4.07/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy copper color and had a massive head that lasted through the dawn (j/k but it was still huge). There was a citrus and malt in the nose that was distinct but not overpowering. The taste was fantastic. Strong hops all the way through and a sweet caramel/malt finish. The mouthfeel was slick and oily but cleared as soon as the drink was finished, very nice. I'll have this again.

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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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Photo of beerguy101
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium amber color. Large head. Aroma is hoppy. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are slightly sweet and nutty. Hops are citrusy and grapefruity. Well balanced. A nice very drinkable IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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Photo of jcalabre
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Originally sampled on New Year's Day, 2003. I am writing this review from my notes. This is a nice example of a Über-IPA. lIt has ots of citrusy hops on the nose & palate w/ a clean finish. This is an enjoyable beer to drink. The hoplover in my wants more

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Photo of PhantomVodoo
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
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 Wildman
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
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 Dogbrick
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yowza! got this via trade since I have been too lazy to drive the 2 hours to Buckeye Brewing. This 22oz beast pours a nice clear copper color with a medium off-white head and some lacing. Mild effervescence it notable, it makes the beer much more pleasing to the eye. Strong hops aroma will make you blink. Appropriately biting hops flavor makes me look forward to trying the '76. Just a pinch of toasted malt and caramel keep the hops from being overwhelming. Nice dry finish. This is a good IPA.

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