Buckeye Cleveland IPA | Buckeye Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Buckeye Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
buckeyebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CaptCleveland on 03-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
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0
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6
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Cylinsier
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz

Pours a clear amber gold, quarter inch of eggshell head retains very well.

Smells of bready malts and potent dry piney hops.

Flavor of mild toasty malt, hint of toffee, and pronounced dry woody hops. Hops are very bitter but don't contribute much to the flavor.

Medium to full body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A very hoppy IPA with lots of bitter but little hop flavor. Seems the wort was heavily hopped early and not much later. Not to say that is good or bad, just that this is what it is. If you're looking for a hop bang, this is pretty good, but if you want some of that west coast influence, you will probably be disappointed. It's clear to me this isn't trying for any fruity or floral hop presence, so it is good for what it is.

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Photo of mpolewan
3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrBier
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imdabuzzard
4.41/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice ipa, one of my first

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Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CapCollector16
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbobcat
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bushwik
3/5  rDev -18.7%

A very well balanced take on an IPA. This is a Midwest style APA and Cleveland brewers just know how to make a good beer. The hops are there but not anywhere near the level of many IPA's out there, especially the West Coast varieties. This is actually closer to a true English IPA but with American skunky hops that give it that resiny, even creamy mouthfeel. The head was impressive from the fresh bomber I bought. I would certainly buy this again. Go Buckeye Brewing!

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Photo of stumac
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of dtm426
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of biegaman
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cleveland doesn't have the most impressive skyline but it's something to be proud of. Same with Cleveland IPA; its head doesn't tower with arrogance but is well-built, aesthetic and enduring. The liquid - bright, fiery orange colour with a waterlogged murkiness - looks substantial too.

A good IPA should have hops with hops - a pungency that jumps out the glass and springboards into the far, back caverns of the nostrils where it erupts like fireworks with citrus or pine or flower petal flavours. This one, however, greets you with more of a moist, limp handshake.

And it's not a quality control issue, though there is an undesirable iodine-like alcohol note that turns the citrusness of the hops into a kind of dish-detergent-like soapiness and makes the piny resins taste like wood cleaner. Doesn't spoils things entirely but I could do without.

Toasty caramel malt shift in and out of the picture, providing a spongy toffeeness to soak up excess alpha acids and herbal pungency. Again, all is in order except for the alcohol which stands out like a swollen toe and beats up on the smaller, weaker floral hop and honeyed malt notes.

Cleveland IPA, to borrow from an old British beer commercial, is a pint that thinks it's a quart. This is a good or a bad quality depending on your end-game; hop-fiends looking for their fix are unlikely to be totally satisfied, but those that want to enjoy fruity, earthy flavours without having their palates accosted should be pleased. You know who you are - buy accordingly.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Lelampp
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Sethyergin
3.12/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Axnjxn
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of marmstrong1212
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Paccamacca
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of DeFaz
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of ttylicki
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of MilesRaymond
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Noonan425
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing lings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, peach, honey, caramel, floral, grass, pine, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, tangerine, orange rind, pine, floral, grass, caramel, honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, honey, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus and pine hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice IPA! All around good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of steamboatbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of mhaugo
2/5  rDev -45.8%

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Buckeye Cleveland IPA from Buckeye Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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