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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2003
a nice example of a super-IPA. lots of citrusy hops on the nose & palate w/ clean finish. An enjoyable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Thanks Jeff (TrappistAlesRule) for this one almost there with Stone Ruination, High hops, strong IBU’s. a definite winner, THANKS TAR for this superb IPA,Go for IT, it is a Winner, and highly Recommended ! Cascade hops at their finest !dry finish, good choice here.Yesss !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Hippity Hoppity IPA - this has crazy hops! Crisp floral and citrus aroma, dark orange golden color with a super stinging bite! Quite good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Yowza! Thanks to alcfron to sending this to me since I have been too lazy to drive the 2 hours to Buckeye Brewing. This 22oz beast pours a nice clear copper color with a medium off-white head and some lacing. Mild effervescence it notable, it makes the beer much more pleasing to the eye. Strong hops aroma will make you blink. Appropriately biting hops flavor makes me look forward to trying the ’76. Just a pinch of toasted malt and caramel keep the hops from being overwhelming. Nice dry finish. This is a good IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kyzr (1152) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 22, 2002
1st off thanks alcfron for this brew. That’s why I love this site. This beer is one of the better IPA’s that I’ve had. Great aroma of the hops. Great taste of the hops, and great finish with the hops. A wonderful beer, a must try for any hop head!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2002
Copper colored with a huge,slow-rising, frothy,head.Excellent lacework and retintion. Aromas of herbal,citric hops and strong caramel.Quite a pleasing aroma.Palate is a bit thin.Flavors are caramelly,toasty,with a big,appealing hop finish.This is totally drinkable and well worth seeking out.Got my first bottle in the spring(wished bought more than one)and got two from Jeff,thanks to Alcfron.Love it everytime.Consistent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3468) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2002
Copper colored out of the bottle with a thick, frothy off-white head and a piney, sharp hop nose. Very much a west coast style IPA. Great balance of sweet and bitter. Nice citrus flavor over a strong malt backbone without that pinching grapefruit taste you get in some extreme IPAs. Very smooth and fresh. It does bring to mind the White Knuckle, but I think this has a better overall taste. Seek this beer out. Thanks to alcfron for my bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TAR (2495) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2002
The foam is very healthy, yet unusual. It’s got a mixture of large bubbles on one side, and some density on the other, similar to a Belgian I cannot currently recall. The foam subsidence eventually turns rocky. Very frothy and sticky, nevertheless. Unfiltered hazy strawberry. Extremely fruity aroma boasting tropical fruit (mostly pineapple and coconut), interesting phenolic-blackberry-strawberry intervention, leather, candied malt sweetness, peach, bread, rubber, hint of spiciness from the intense hoppage and alcoholic esters. However, the mushy malts are a distraction and lead me to believe this is a tad dated. Very soft and round mouthfeel. The initial flavors reveal alcohol. Then come the bitter orange peel and leafy hop textures, before the pepperish blaze and faint toasted malt bring this to a conclusion. The phenolic notes, which I am finding in too many heavily hopped ales, are too much for me to fall in love with this. After a few minutes away from this, I can feel the alpha acids attacking my rear palate. This is seriously reminiscent of Marin White Knuckle in every fashion. Thanks, alcfron!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2002
Great flowery aroma. Super hopped - but not overdone in anyway. Although not exceptionally malty, somehow balanced. Try it!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2003 Citrus aroma. The glass has developed head. It does taste like a Washington IPA. Its very good. Right up there with Ruination, Sweetwater, and HopDevil. I really like it.


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