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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9142) - 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 (1919) - 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 (1047) - 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 (6559) - Burnsville, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1768) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
a: amber/copper color, 1/2" head with decent retrtion. Carbonation s: Citrus t: pine followed by grapfruit and other citrus flavors, good malty base, slight toast

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1333) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bomber from Vintage Estates brought back by ck1, thanks bro! Pours golden orange - very clear - with some below surface bubbles and an off-white head. Aroma brings fresh citrus fruits, pine, resin and a nice grassiness. Taste has sweet fruit, bittersweet citrus, some caramel malt. Finishes with some length and some sweetness, then very bitter at the end. Nice, solid hoppy ipa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home.

[ Courtesy of Secret Summer Santa ]. Clear medium to dark orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, orange - citrus, flowers, dark citrus, some fruity ? maybe light apricot. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, dry dry. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111015]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3073) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Appearance is a translucent copper with a thick head of loosely packed foam roughly the color of an orange tinged white. Slight lacing as the foam dissolves. Aroma is a resinous grapefruit with a slight bready background. Taste is a strong bitter and resinous taste with a rough leather note and a slight alcohol presence at the very beginning. Mouthfeel is juicy, yet sticky with a nice citrus sting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Light amber, big off white rocky head, 3 fingers, laces nicely... caramel malt, sweet more malt than hop... piney, lighter malt than expected, good flavor, less sweet than the aroma dictates... easy drinking for an ipa,


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