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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
The Hippie I.P.A. continues to be the Buckeye Brewing Company’s best selling beer. First brewed in the summer of ’98, the “Hippie” has become a Cleveland classic among hop lovers. Reminiscent of ales brewed on the Pacific west coast, the Hippie I.P.A. is big, rich in malt and chock full of hops. American malts are used in the grain bill, including pale ale, crystal, dextrin malt and torrified wheat. It is hopped five times with a combination of Northern Brewer and Cascade. After fermentation, hops are added “dry” to impart bold hop aroma. The Hippie starts at 1.068 and is 80 IBU’s.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Aroma: Rich floral and resin hops. Appearance: Light amber with a light head. Taste: Medium bitterness throughout. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, soft finish. Overall: This is interesting. There’s big aroma of hops, but in the flavor, it’s mellowed and much more drinkable than many of the more acerbic IPA offerings. The balance is intriguing, and there’s enough there to catch my attention.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (958) - Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2015
On draft. Cooper color with one finger head. Citrus and slight caramel aroma. Taste is similar with some floral in there too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (2466) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Caramel in color... Minimal hop aroma... Nice malty flavor, decent hop balance... Not terribly hoppy but a decent IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3174) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle brought back from Ohio. Orange pour with large fluffy off-white head. Citrus hop and caramel aroma. Caramel malts balanced well with the hop bitterness in the taste. Good clean bitter and toast in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7452) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
22 oz. bottle from notes. Pours a hazy deep amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor had floral hops, lightly toasted bready malts, caramel, orange citrus, hints of pine, grapefruit. Medium bodied. Better than I thought this would be as I may have found a pretty fresh bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
falco242 (354) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Hate to say it but just not my cup of tea. Lots of malt and sweetness and just wasn’t looking for that. Not super toasted but a bitter finish. Ok overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to fatknitty. Pours a mostly clear copper-amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is citrus, some tropical fruit, fruit-flavored candy, and some bready malt. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, quite malty. Bitter finish. Nice, big, atypical IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Wow... this beer had a freakishly active level of carbonation. It took a half hour to pour this beer before my wife and I were able to drink it. It looks slightly hazy, with a dark/medium pale orange color and an off-white, wickedly billowy head. The lacing is thick and frothy, and looks like it’s sticking to the glass with super glue. The nose is clean and lightly hopped with somewhat fruity, with Cascade hops dominating. Gently. In the mouth, well, I’m actually feeling a little let down here. My wife thinks it’s skunky, but I think it’s just... odd. Cascade greets the tongue as it enters the mouth, followed closely behind by rich caramel malts. Its body feels just a little too full, and it makes that caramel feel very heavy on the palate. It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but where it seems odd to me is mostly in the finish, which is bitter - just lacking. There’s definitely a strong yeast character that seems to have stuck around. Most likely this excessive yeast was also to blame for the beer’s excessive carbonation. Maybe a thinner body and higher alcohol would help... or maybe less caramel malts. Or maybe a different yeast strain. I’m not sure, exactly, where this is off, but it could go in a few directions for improvement. It’s definitely a heavy IPA. Good, but misses the mark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a nice copper, looks great. Drinkable but nothing distinguishable on this one. Solid but not special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beermack (725) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 12, 2012
Bomber courtesy of pellegjr - cheers Joey my friend! Pours hazy amber/orange with billowing off-white head - huge huge head on this chap - plenty of thick lacing down the glass. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, yeast, and a big hit of caramel malt. Taste is very well balanced between the resinous pine and the sticky caramel malt, touches of citrus and yeasty spice in there too. This baby is carbed up to the nines, perhaps too much, but it doesn’t detract from the solid flavour profile. Tasty residual pine resin and citrus bitterness lasts long into the aftertaste. This IPA is certainly on the richer, more malt forward end of the spectrum (which I’m rarely in the mood for these days) but this guy was very enjoyable indeed - great Cascade character.

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