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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
22oz bottle from Dutch’s Bar & Bottle Shop in Cincinnati, OH. Pours a clear, copper-gold colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is dull pines with some grapefruit resins, oranges, and a medium sweet caramel malt backing. A bit of a vegetal floral backing too. Flavor is similar. Dull pine resins, grapefruit and oranges, some grassy and vegetal hops, and a medium sweet caramel. Finishes dry, lightly sweetened, and has a medium-high bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, not a bad IPA, but dry, bitter, lightly sweetened, and fairly lifeless. Eh...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (690) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle: pours clear reddish amber, dense off white head that recedes to a pleasant ring. Nose is dough, earth, caramel malts, honey, pine, grapefruit hops. On the tongue, caramel malts and honey sweetness, peppery, citrus hop bitterness from evident dry hopping. Nice bitter finish that lasts for the style. Medium bodied so quite drinkable. Solid offering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michcam8 (283) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2012
On tap in Athens, Ohio. Amber in color with an off white head. Hops and malts take over on the aroma. Sweet malty flavor overwhelmes the hop flavor. Was expecting a better IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (776) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2012
22 oz. bomber. Poured hazy amber with light khaki head. Tons of sweet malt balanced well with resinous pine and citrus. Medium bodied. Just not my style of IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2012
22oz bomber from Herchick poured into a Schlafly Tulip glass. Thanks Bob! Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange with a huge amount of off-white head. Aroma of a lot of pine and citrus with just a touch of caramel. Taste is heavily bitter. Pine resin with some citrus on the back end. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, great! I would love to drink this again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2214) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Pours a clear light copper with a large off white head...aroma is honey malt and pine, citric with a nice grainy backbone...flavour is similar, floral hops that quickly establish their bite, very light caramel, nice pitchy bitterness that counters the malt, finish is dry and grainy...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (553) - Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bomber - Pours a very cloudy light brown and light head that seems to clear up a lot after a few minutes. Has a nice pine/citrus hop combination. Has a nice dry finish. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2661) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2012
This was the only bottle of my samples. Pours a dark amber with a small head. The aroma has a nice bit of pepper, pine, citrus with a bit of sweetness lingering. The flavor starts with just a bit of the malt but gives way to a big hop kick.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10764) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bomber from bittermestupid. Thanks Greg! Pours copper with a slight beige head. Aromas of citrus and somewhat roasted malt. Med+ body. Flavor is light pitted fruit, citrus and a background roast caramel. This is living up to 80 IBUs. Finishes with a dry, hop burn. A very good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
RABinCO (1157) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2012
From a 22oz bottle. Pours mper with a slight white head that fades to light lacing. Citrusy hops aroma that’s not overpowering. A little bit of sugary sweetness comes through on the nose. Taste is bubblegum and oranges, a really interesting mix that work. Very dry mouthfeel that leaves me feeling like I’ve been drinking a light champagne.


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