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RATINGS: 344   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeff789 (1408) - 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,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3217) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Pours a clear caramel color with a thick tan head...lively...great lacing and retention. aroma has notable maltiness...doughy...caramel, also sweet sticky hop notes...earthy. flavor is also very malty...slight caramel sweetness, also some earthy, spicy hops. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky and the finish is hoppy and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Bomber from Belmont Party Supply. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral and citrus hops and caramel. The taste is earthy and citrus hops with toffee malts. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6943) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2011
22oz bottle. Clear orange color, webby lacing on surface, spotty lacing on glass. Carbonation is a bit sharp, and the finish is kind of mild. Good bitterness. Spicy, acidic note. When the bottle was still cold it had a hint of metal. The hops have come out, and it is much better aromatically when warmed a bit. I think the $4 price was right.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3400) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2011
22 oz bottle. Clear rusty orange with a thin ivory head. Nose is caramel, pine and citrus. Medium body with a crisp tingle. After a few sips becomes quite resiny and a bit ponderous. Taste is juniper and quinine that mellow into orange marmalade. Delivers the hops but not so refined.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2011
sent as an extra, believe its an old bottle. hops have turned to a sweet mess. if i come across this again ill have to review

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerjeff (34) - Sagamore Hills, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Nice dark amber IPA. Great color little aroma or head. Subtle hops taste but good. Toasted malts overpowering. Aftertaste is both choppy and malted. Very nicely balanced IPA

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
22oz bottle into my De Struise glass. Lots of nice carbonation here, a dark tope head that rises several fingers, great retention and lacing. The head is very spongey, almost one big glob that moves and sticks together. Lacing looks like frosted icicles on a window...The aroma is blah almost dead, light musky grass and a dull malty caramel, so boring...Taste is a lot of alcohol, plain boring, light chalk on the finish a little pine resin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2011
bomber. Murky amber w/ enough floral nose & citrus to keep it interesting. An odd something lingers under the surface.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2011 Tastes just like and rates just like an ipa. I detect a hint of hops. Looks like an ipa too. Blah blah bitter blah blah good aftertaste. The ohio flag is classy in the bottle despite the donkey kong hippie barrel in the middle. I don’t quite understand what exactly makes this hippie beer? Maybe it is made with hippies. Cleveland represent.


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