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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2747) - 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 (877) - 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 (3019) - 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 (13232) - 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 (1509) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2012
Apricot colored pour, white head. Nice lacing. Sweet malts up front followed by grassy, citrus hops. Flavor is very malty sweet and hoppy, some light unripe stone fruit, caramel. Nice, easy drinker.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (2257) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle from jmikolich, thanks! Pours clear amber with a soapy white head that settles to a soapy film with spotty lacing. Aroma is sweet malty caramel and earthy floral hops with a touch of cookie dough. Taste is bitter grapefruit like hops with a nice caramel hops. Palate is medium and sticky with a chalky dry finish. Good IPA that has solid flavor and is easy drinking!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammer (1101) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2012
Citrus and pine tastes, with a nice maltiness to it. Everything you would want in a nice, smooth drinking IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 7/30/2010. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Hippie IPA pours a hazy deep amber color with a copper tint. A bubbly off-white head keeps nicely and some spidery sticky lace clings to the glass. A semi-strong alcohol aroma permeates the smell, which is mostly composed of citrus and earthy hops, softly sweet caramel malt. The flavor starts off a bit dry with a caramel sweetness. Some rye seems to contribute to the graininess. Some generally spicy notes, earthy notes, and some citrus rind. The mouthfeel is a bit rough and grainy feel. Medium carbonation and a thicker than average body. Gritty. This is an interesting IPA, but a bit rough around the edges for my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (8913) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Tap at Beer Engine. Clear golden pour with a soapy white head. Mild citrus and bread on the nose. Medium palate. Taste is grapefruit, caramel, and some earthiness. Good stuff.


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