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Seventy-Six ('76) - Buckeye Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

120 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 9
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Buckeye Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 01-09-2003)
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Reviews by jampics2:
Photo of jampics2
4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

For review #420, I had to rate the straight-up chronic. Many have rated bottles of this, and, unfortunately, since there are no freshness dating measures, the overall ratings for this gem reflect many old bottles. My friends, you need to understand, this beer, when fresh, is up there with the cream of the crop. Pure, uncut dope. This sample was poured for me by the brewer himself.

Looks beautiful in the glass. Translucent orange and honey color, looks like a window into the soul of an IPA. Nice white head sticks around and leaves excellent lacing. Just wonderful.

Smell is 100% centennial hops, I smell chronic in the air. These hops are rocking. Some orange peel, grapefruit rind, pineapple, and pine. Exquisite hoppiness that showcases this beautiful hop.

One sip and Doctor Dre starts spitting lyrics in my head. Chronic 2010. G-funk. Where hoppy is life, and life is hoppy. Taste is a kiss of sweet caramel and crystal malt, then all hops baby! Mandarin orange, pink grapefruit, and pine slams the tastebuds with intoxicating levels of deep, lush flavors. Never too runinous. Little to no lingering alcohol. Wonderful!

Mouthfeel is just north of water, which I love. Not too sticky, but the hop resins coat and make their presence known. Perfect finish, with sweet hop nectar lingering on and on but never becoming too bitter. Brilliant.

An outstanding example of a mid-west IPA inspired by the West coast. Many good times were spent drinking this beer at the Buckeye's Miles road location. In fact, we may have been among the first 20 people to ever drink this. It's just exceptional, perhaps the best midwest IPA when super fresh. Certainly the most dear to my heart. In a word, this is the "sticky-icky-icky-woo-eee". Happy #420 to me and to Garin and Buckeye! Smoke 'em if you got 'em boys!

jampics2, Aug 13, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This one poured a nice, light hazy orange with a good, pure white head.

Smell – The aroma here was big. The citrus and pine hops came out right away but were immediately balanced by some nice malt undertones. The malts were sugary sweet.

Taste – The malt and hop notes from the nose came out beautifully at the taste. I especially enjoyed the sweet, toasty character of the malt balance. It played particularly well with the resin/citrus hop backbone.

Mouthfeel – Medium-bodied and sticky sweet. This one is very creamy and feels terrific in the mouth.

Drinkability – The complex hop profile, rich malts, and superb balance make this one a stand out.

RoyalT, May 07, 2004
Photo of sgoodship
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Rozi's in Lakewood during my last Cleveland trip. Thanks to Coreyroz. OK, I have to admit that this brew got accidentally frozen. I think the only impact may have been the appearance, so I gave it the benefit of the doubt. OK - onwards!

A: Nice 2 finger, fine, fluffy off-white head. Light amber, slightly hazy.

S: Very nice fresh, grassy and fruity hop. Got the typical grapefruit but I picked up some lemon citrus type smell as well as some apple at some points. Some caramel but hop reigned supreme.

T: Started with an aggressive hop. Mellowed and then delivered the knockout punch of more hops. Never ceases to amaze me how addictive the aggressive hop taste becomes. There is a biscuity malt backbone there but like the smell, the hop is king. Very very tasty stuff.

M: Nice, crisp and clean. Nice perfect amount of lively carbonation.

D: Really impressed with the 2 offerings I have had from Buckeye. Looking forward to trying something else or drinking '76 and Mammoth again. I think a trip to Buckeye's Beer Engine is in order the next time I am in Cleveland.

sgoodship, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of ROBORB
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received this bottle via trade from Rhinoos, Thanks Alex!

It pours a hazy orange color with a very large white head. The Aroma is great for an IPA. It has a very distinct citrus and fruit smell. There is great lacing and I find myself really digging this beer. I had no trouble finishing a bomber and found myself wanting more. This is a great, very drinkable, IPA.

ROBORB, Mar 05, 2009
Photo of warriorsoul
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to kmpitz2 for this one of many fine brews received.
Ah, no carbonation rush like the Hippie IPA I had from these guys...a great sign indeed.
Pours a hazy amber with a full finger of off-white head...sticks around for a bit and helps to produce some impressive lace.
The smell is very nice...not only a boatload of floral hops, but some raisin like characteristics leaning towards a barleywine...very inviting.
The taste is fantastic...a generous mouthfeel with a real balanced mix of malt to hops. There is some butterscotch (diacetyl?) hints, but by no way a "butter bomb" IMO...the hops provide a solid bitter finish and the flavors end very clean with no lingering aftertaste.
Alcohol is very well masked, making this highly drinkable.
After my first offering from BBC, I was a bit hesitant in cracking this puppy open...man, I wish I had sooner. It is not real fresh, but sure does taste it...need to score some more of this one.

warriorsoul, Nov 20, 2005
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4.72/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 22oz. bomber with simple white BBC label on it. "Hoppy Summer Seasonal"

Appearance: Poured an almost clear copper, with a frisky white head that really lasted and painted a wonderful lace picture on the glass.

Smell: Bursting with hoppy aroma! Floral dominating, with some citrus thrown in for good measure.

Taste: DFH 90 minute IPA....Stone Ruination IPA...you've both been put on notice that this beer is seriously challenging you! *MASSIVE* hop avalanche buries your palate in a sea of bitterness. It's all there...the spicy, floral, citrus hoppy flavors repeatedly gouge your taste buds into submission. The malt ambulance arrives to the scene far too late to try to salvage anything from the twisted and smoking ruins that were formerly your taste buds. Finishes very dry, with a long-lasting bitterness that makes for some quality (and oily) burps. Only the slightest bit of warming effect from the alcohol right at the very end. Outstanding.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied and surprisingly smooth in the mouthfeel department.

Drinkability: Top-notch. An outstanding IPA for the "hop head" crowd. Seek this one out. You will not be disappointed.

Note: $3.79 for this? I can't touch Ruination or 90-minute IPA for under $5.50 a bottle. Must get more next trip to Ohio.

Note (part 2): Massive thanks to AKSmokedPorter for this.

OldFrothingSlosh, Sep 03, 2003
Photo of xdefeatsy
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

xdefeatsy, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of pwoods
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bomber from Dilly Deli poured into a pint. No dating

A: Pours a hazy orange. Huge fluffy white head that takes quite awhile to die down. Leaves strong lacing even for a double.

S: Grass and citrus hops up front but not as overpowering as other DIPA's, which actually leaves me wanting a little more. Enough deep roasted malt to equal the hops.

T/M: Big fruity hops up front. Bitterness is also great. The biggest draw back here is the malts come in so quick it stops nearly all the bitterness. Not all of it as the finish is nice and dry with lingering hops. Body is a medium and creamy. Actually reminds me of a slightly weaker Dreadnaught... starts wonderful but malts come in too quick/hard.

D: Tasty and easier to drink than most DIPA's. At $5 a bomber, I'd honestly rather get a Ruination for the same price.

pwoods, Oct 23, 2007
Photo of cynical1027
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

cynical1027, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Sammy
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy orange excellently hopped citrus orange IPA. Refreshing, a bit of leaf and well malted. Very grapefruit aroma. Lucky to pick up a bottle this year. Biscuit of malt initially, but acidy finish builds up by 3rd glass, even with a meal. Best with food BTW.

Sammy, Jul 31, 2005
Photo of Jon
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear copper with a creamy, sticky head. Nice retention and lacing. Citric hops dominate the nose while a bit of sweetish malt lingers in the background. Taste is highly concentrated on the hops, which are resinous and piney with emphasis on a grapefruit/citrus profile. As the beer warms, somewhat biscuity, caramel malt becomes evident on the palate. Fairly smooth, rather oily mouthfeel. Quite drinkable and not overbearing for the style, this is a nice offering from Buckeye.

Jon, Nov 02, 2003
Photo of PhantomVodoo
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden brown in color with a good head that is off-white to light tan in color.
Big aroma of piney, citrusy hops. Malt is there as well.

Taste shows a good caramel malt body, but this one is about the hops. Huge, bitey, spicey, piney hop flavor beginning to end.

Good body and mouthfeel.
Good drinkability (assuming you like hoppy beers).

This is a good, hoppy IPA. Taste reminded me of Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA. I'd say I like their Hippie IPA better, but this one is well worth seeking out.

PhantomVodoo, Jul 17, 2003
Photo of alleykatking
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle. Thanks go out to Tifore
for the bottle!

A- Pours a semi-hazy golden orange color. One and a half finger off white head shows good retention. Nice ringy and streaky lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Tons of citrus hops in this beer. This actually becomes all of the aroma except for hints of a caramel malt backbone which hides deep in the backing of the nose.

T- Nice citrusy hop bite to the beer at the front end. This turns into a clean caramel malt middle that shows even a little piney hint to it. The ending of this beer shines back again with a citrus hop bite with a hint of piney hops to balance out the sweetness.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Citrus hops dominate the palate and long into the aftertaste with a hint of alcohol in the aftertaste added. Clean and crisp flavors overall with this beer being balanced overall to the correct style. Medium drying on the palate from the alcohol.

D- This was a damn good drinker. I didn't know what to expect from this company after their last beer I tired but this really surprised me. I think I could get used to trying more of their beers if they are anything like this!

alleykatking, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of CooperEllis
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz into .3l tulip.

Out of the bottle pours almost clear, in the glass it is a range of shades of amber/straw from dark at the top to nearly clear in the bulb.

Faint hop aroma, ruby red grapefruit.

This is lightly hoppy, an almost sweet citrus/grapefruit taste with very little trace of bitterness. The bottle states centennial hops, which are evident in the floral elements, but maybe this mellowed (no bottle date) as there is a bit of ginger, but again no real bitterness.

Mild carbonation. I was expecting fuller carbonation that brought the bitterness in the finish. Certainly an easy to drink brew, and above average in terms of drinkability and taste, but much different than I was expecting.

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CooperEllis, Sep 28, 2010
Photo of akorsak
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A bomber purchased at Vintage Estates.

A: The IPA is a golden orange color, bright and rather cheery. The ale is cold, so it has retained a haziness. Two and a half fingers of head are leaving legs, but no lace, as they recede.

S: Immediately on opening the IPA, I was created with an awesome citrus blast. In my glass, the Centennial hops and caramel malts seem to be outdoing each other, thickening up the aroma significantly.

T: The IPA has a huge flavor from the first sip. Peppery citrus hops leap off the ale, bitter and sharp. Malts are caramel and a nice match against the hops. The flavors are big enough that the IPA could pass for a double IPA. Big hops, citrusy sweet with orange peel flavors, drive the finish. Pepper is also prevalent whenever the hops shine through.

M: The mouthfeel is a hoppy delight, bitter and biting. Citrus and pepper are in strong supply with a malt backbone that readily stands up to them.

D: A little on the strong side, the ale rarely betrays its strength. That's a good thing because I like sipping on this IPA, even if I have to have the damned Buckeye staring me in the face.

akorsak, Aug 23, 2009
Photo of bluejacket74
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch frothy off-white head. Head retention is excellent, with a good amout of lacing. Nice hops in the aroma, it smells mostly like citrusy (grapefruit, tropical fruit, pineapple) hops, along with some pine hops and caramel malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some orange peel. The pine and citrusy hop flavors seem about even in the taste. Nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and slick, and is well carbonated. Drinkability is good, it's certainly easy enough to drink. In the future I'd like to try this brew a little fresher, but I thought it was good enough right now!

bluejacket74, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a a copper color ale with large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bitter hops with some floral notes and a nice caramel malt backbone. Taste is also a nice mix of well balanced bitter hops with some floral undertones and a sizable caramel malt backbone. Body is about average with good carbonation and no sign of alcohol. Very well done, easily drinkable and very refreshing.

Phyl21ca, May 08, 2009
Photo of cheers2beers
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Recieved this beer from babyhobbes in BIF

Served in a wiezen glass:

Appearance: This beer pours the color of applecider, a light tanish brown,cloudy slightly orange. The head is a nice creamy head decent laceing.

Smell: The aromas are of grapefruits and oranges. Nice sweet malt to balance followed by a great hoppiness.

Taste: The flavors are piney hops, nice sweet malt to balance out the hoppiness. Good alcohol bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Nice bubblely,slightly grainy, and even a bit slick. Medium to high carbonation. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: This is actually a good beer to just chill out with. Not too overly bitter, its just right. I would recommend you trying this one.


Cheers2Beers

cheers2beers, May 04, 2006
Photo of hustlemuscle
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came out of the big bottle with a vengeance, and most of it went down the drain. Huge, and I mean HUGE foamy head, much of which I scooped out with a spoon. Insanely carbonated, bubbles rising even when there was an inch left in the glass. The beer itself is a sort of peach color, golden.

Mellow flowery hops great the nose, nothing overpowering, but nice.

A very mellow IPA. Not a big beer, but a good one.

Very easy to drink. Smooth, with not much pucker factor.

Easy drinking, and a good refreshing brew. The head was odd though, so big until the very end that sometimes a spot of it would dot the end of my nose. I figure on getting a few more of these on occasion, as they would make an excellent lawnmower brew.

hustlemuscle, Apr 23, 2004
Photo of EgadBananas
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange, deep white head. good fingers. nice lacing.

There's a slightly sweet character, loads of citrus hops, some caramel notes.

Stinging bitter, with the tangiest, unripened citrus fruits you can find. Slight alcohol tart. Not overwhelming; does well to show its DIPA status.

Feel is medium, faintly crisp. Well carbonated for what it is.Sliightly slippery.

This is a big, flavorful DIPA, but 1 I think would be enough. A bomber suits it well!

EgadBananas, Sep 26, 2010
Photo of franksnbeans
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden burned orange with a frothy white head that laces and dies slow. Smells of grassy piney hops with a little malt in the back. Taste is nice and big grapefruit, citrus hops with a bitter rindy finish. Malt comes to the plate but kind of as a sacrificial lamb to the hops. Medium in the mouth with crisp carbonation. Very sessionable which is dangerous with a higher ABV. Oh yeah....GO BUCKEYES!

franksnbeans, Nov 22, 2007
Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

DrBier, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev 0%

Tyrawlings, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle courtesy of kirok1999, thanks Mark! Pours a lightly hazed golden color with a small white head. Retention and lacing are both average.

Smells like sugary malt, toffee and green grape fruitiness. Not really all that pleasant, although there are parts of it that shine well enough. Ive had enough Buckeye offerings to say this has the same tropical fruit yeast/hop combo.

Taste is toffee, citricly tropical hops with a shit-ton of bitterness. I am not sure I can distinguish this a whole lot from the Hippie IPA, they seem very similar too me. Body is lacking and the beer jumps from flavoring hop to bittering without any flow and softness in between. I like some of the hop flavors, but overall the bomber is a bit hard to finish by myself.

twiggamortis420, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Rastacouere
3.28/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear pale amber, the head leaves quite fast. Very oily nose, pineapple and resin abundant, resinous even. Fruity apricot skin doesnt quite cut through the heavy citric bite. Sappy in mouth, a bit fuelic, sourdough reminiscent, maltiness feels a bit limited despite the ample medium body. Light carbonation, agressive bitter finish. Not the best balanced..

Rastacouere, Sep 13, 2005
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Seventy-Six ('76) from Buckeye Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.