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Seventy-Six ('76) - Buckeye Brewing Company

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104 Reviews
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Reviews: 104
Hads: 121
Avg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 9
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Buckeye Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

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

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 01-09-2003

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Reviews: 104 | Hads: 121
Photo of klewis
2.68/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A: Pours golden with a finger and a hlaf of foamy head. Moderate lacing.

S: Grapefruit and pine in the nose with a slight fusel smell.

T: Not much flavor besides a metallic, oxidaized taste. A light lemon zest flavor in the finish along with quite a lot of hop bitterness. Unbalanced, and stale tasting, this beer is a mess.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.

D: Not quite a drain pour, but not far off. I'm hoping that this is a bad bottle.

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Photo of thaichile
2.7/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz. Pours an orangey golden color. Hop florality on the nose. A hop infused brew without the requisite malty backdrop to temper the hop onslaught. Don’t get the citrus/"sweet orange peel" flavors, but rather the bitter, somewhat metallic flavor. A middle of the road 2IPA. Thanks to Kramer 17801 for the bottle.

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Photo of BigDaddyWil
2.78/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a pint glass.
Undated bottle.
Label states Imperial IPA hopped with centennial.
Purchased at Bailey's Beverage Center in Toledo, Ohio.

This IPA pours a pale orange color, mostly clear with a decent amount of carbonation. Half inch thick, white head forms. Some spotty lacing is left behind. Mostly floral and citrusy aromas, no hint of malt whatsoever. Aromas are pretty weak, a deep breath is needed to get a good whiff. Taste is nothing but centennial hops, no malt backbone, in fact, no malt flavor to be found. There is a little sweet taste to this brew upfront. Finishes very bitter. Very dry finish, with a ton of hop bitterness. This beer is unbalanced and has a medium body feel to it. Not my favorite IPA by far, needs some malt!

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Photo of quasimoto
2.85/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - It has a rather cloudy look to its light copper color. There is barely any head on this at all.

S - It has a strong citrusy hop smell to it. It also smell alot like an orange. Very citrusy.

T - Storng overpowering hops all over the place. Its hop flavored and exceedingly bitter. There are barely any malts in this beer. They are very hidden and cant be found.

M - very sharp on the palette. Dry finish, leaves me with more to be desired.

D - I think this is a little over powering for the style. Not really balanced.

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Photo of mattcrill
3.21/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Citrusy and piney hop resins noted up front. Mild caramel malt notes in the background as it warms. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Nearly clear amber pour with a low sticky white head that retains well.

Flavor: More piney and resiny hop notes up front. Pleasant biscuit-like and caramel malt notes follow. Balance is firmly bitter and the finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slight slickness and carbonic bite that add to the complexity.

Overall impression: A nice American IPA. A little too malty for my liking but still in style and still hop-forward enough to keep me interested. Worth a try.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.23/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold in color. A nice one inch head forms on the pour. Smell is all centennial. Somewhat subdued since being bottled in the summer. This is a well put together IPA. Balanced very well and full on the mouthfeel. I'll definitely pick up a fresh bottle next summer.

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Photo of Rastacouere
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
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..

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 1/16/2010. Bottle thanks to Skyview. Pours a cloudy dirty orange with a small, thick white head. Aroma of caramel malt mostly and some citrus hops. Flavor of caramel malt, prunes, raisins, brown sugar. A decent beer but certainly a shadow of its former self. Hopefully I can try this again fresh and rerate.

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Photo of CooperEllis
3.4/5  rDev -15%
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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Photo of kmpitz2
3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer is following oaked arrogant bastard, so it may be a bit jaded. The beer pours a hazy peachy orange color with a finger of head that sticks around. The nose is not IPA, but APA in character. There is a lot of earthy hops with a tiny bit of citrus hops in there. The roasted malts come through a bit along with some sweet orange character. The flavor is also reminescent of an APA and not an IPA. The orange quaities of the malt balance out with the earthy and sweetness in the hop. The flavor is good, just not what I think of in an IPA. The feel is thick wtih hints of creamyness. Drinkability suffers just because the earthy hops dominate the citrus hops. Not what an IPa should be. This is a good beer, but not for an IPA.

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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.

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Photo of GreenWBush
3.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ruby underneath a bleached-flour head of foam. Minimal/cheap label art. Spots and speckles of lace.

Nose is mild and beer-y, but not overly hoppy. Always a disheartening find in a double IPA when there’s no dank lurking hop-fumes poking upward. Eventually sort of dry-hoppy, creamy, oily, light citrus fruit.

Taste is dry to the bone; one of the driest I’ve had, crisp, but the lack of malt girth eventually bottoms out to TANG-like artificial oranges and intense bitterness. Lack of true, rounded hop-flavor. Rather one-dimensional but decent.

Mouthfeel or drinkability is not high but this is enough of an introduction that I’d give their beers a shot in another situation.

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Photo of chickencoop
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big ups to w113raf for this and some Ohio love. Poured the from a bottle and this thing came off HOT!! lost half of it in the sink from the over-carbo action. Once it settled the pour was a lighter orange with a massive head (mentioned above). The aroma was a very bitter toffee with some fruitiness on the finish. The taste was big and tangy with some hopppy punch on the finish. Can't say this was that drinkable, not a fan of the tang, but still ok.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bomber into Imperial pint glass on 3/18/09.

A - Poured a clear amber/orange body with tons of tiny perculating bubbles of carbonation and half a finger of white head that yielded decent lacing.

S - Some floral and perfumy notes, a bit muted perhaps. Pertty malty nose with caramel and subtle toffee notes. Some fruity notes emerged as it warmed up a bit. Hops seem to have faded a bit.

T - Floral and perfumy notes with hints of sweet fruit and citrus. Hops are pretty jumbled, but results in a tasty IPA overall. Some buttery notes are also present. Finish is quite hoppy, actually.

M - Medium body with a smooth texture, perhaps a bit oily and a tad watery. Carbonation is soft overall. Bitterness is moderate and lingers for a while on the palate.

D - Not a bad IPA at all. Hops seem to have faded a bit, resulting in a maltier affair, but it's still flavorful and quite bitter.

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Photo of mgbickel
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Buckeye Beer Engine. Poured into a standard pint glass. Served with a single finger of peal head that faded fast and left tons of lace behind. The body is a golden honey color and crystal clear.

Lots of fruitiness on the nose. Some hops...more on the citrus side. There is something in the background that borders on candy and perfume.

The candy/perfume carries into the palate and gives this IPA an overall sweetness that is unexpected. The bitterness of the hops comes out in the finish and lasts throughout the aftertaste. Decently balanced, but a little odd...

Medium mouth feel, pretty slick and well carbonated.

Yeah, I would call this drinkable, but not the best example of the style. I would reach for a Hippie IPA before this one.

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Photo of jpmclaug
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into my SA Perfect Pint glass

A - Dark, dark yellow with a bubbly white head on top.

S - Mild hints of citrus and grapefruit hops. Really not much to smell here however.

T - This is a pretty bitter beer. light light malt flavor but this thing is hopped more like a DIPA with the malt bill of an IPA. Lots of piney bitterness.

M - medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Little bit of a sticky mouthfeel.

D - Pretty interesting beer. Very bitter, as stated earlier it seems like it has the hops of a DIPA and the malt bill of an IPA. Unfortunately this doesn't have any of those juicy hop flavors that I really love in my DIPAs. This beer is pretty good but I don't think I will seek it out again.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a tulip...Pours a medium but clear peach, ok retention and lacing...A very strong and malty aroma, tons of caramel, bread, some alcohol, grassy hops...The taste is less malty but lots of alcohol, metallic grass hops, its a decent dipa but nothing special...The feel is heavy, tannic, lots of lasting feel and taste...For only 7.8% this is a bit tough to drink.

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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.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, amber-copper color and is topped by a three-finger thick, light tan colored head that is quite long lasting. The aroma is definitely hop dominated with notes of pine and herbs being evident. Underneath the hop aromatics there is a bit of dry, toasty malt and a hint of sweet caramel. There is also a touch of orange and citrus type aromatics in the nose.

The beer has a nice, up front, candied sweetness that serves as a foil to the herbal pine-like hop notes. The beer also coats the mouth quite nicely with a lingering, creamy palate fullness. This beer strikes a nice balance, but the hop-head in me thinks that the hops could be a bit more in evidence. The malt notes make me think of caramel, a bit of toffee and there is a particular note that makes me think of slightly old malt extract (i.e. the malt seems a bit flabby). Despite my gripes about some of the flavors, this beer is definitely is hitting the spot right now.

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Photo of budsboy
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ... HOLY COW ... absolute VESUVIUS head rockets up. There's an inch of beer to 6 inches of head after this *very* gentle pour. Tap, tap, tap. What's there is cloudy, orange-yellow. Tap, tap, tap. Still too much white, rocky foam. Give me a half hour or so.

Alright, this beer has the most aggressive foaming quality I've ever seen. I can't really impart how amazing this is. I was warned. I pours ever so slowly. But still, WHAM, there it is.

It has a slightly grainy smell behind a potent, piney hop scent.

Fine grain flavor with piney hop accent, finishes very hoppy, bitterness that lasts but doesn't overpower that wonderful grain, like so many IPAs.

This brew shoots it's carbo load on the pour, leaving it somewhat flat on the tounge, but not altogether. Trademark IPA oily feel is there as well.

Good IPA if you have the patients to wait out the pour. I'll get it again because I really enjoy a bit of grainy, malty flavor that it gives up so well.

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Photo of pwoods
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of akorsak
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of clvand0
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a copper color with a small head that has nice retention and leaves a little lacing on the glass. The aroma is of citrus and grapefruit. American hops. The flavor is much the same - American citrus hops. Nice drinkability and ok body, but this really should be called an APA.

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Photo of siege06nd
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this in Athens, OH at the Jackie O's release.

A: Pours a crisp, clear light orange-yellow in my Sam Adams Perfect Pint. Maybe a half finger white head that settles to a quarter finger quickly. A little more clear and a little paler colored than I have seen in the style, but that doesn't mean it doesn't look tasty.

S: Sweet pineapple and grapefruit. Very very mellow for a DIPA, and I like it.

T: Citrus right up front, followed by a prominent hoppy bitterness as the oils wash over the palate. Finished very smooth, with a light lingering citrusy bitterness. Pretty good, but I prefer my DIPA's to be a tad smoother. Has a real malty, herbal flavor on the back end.

M: Excellent. Carbonation is perfect and the balance is just right. The only nit is the bitter hop flavors could be better integrated, but still sits really nice on the palate with one of the smoother finishes I've had in a DIPA, especially one with this flavor profile.

O: A good DIPA, but probably not a first choice for folks who prefer theirs citrusy and sweet. This one definitely rides the hops and has an indistinct herbal bitterness that lingers throughout. I'll need to revisit this one fresh from the tap.

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Photo of meatyard
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to AltBock for bringing me this bottle back from his visit to Cleveland.

Pours a hazy, amber/orange with a 1+ finger whitish head that leaves nice lacing. Pretty good retention too. Lots, bazillions of tiny floaties.
The smell is ample citrus and pine hops followed by a sweet, caramel malt aroma.
The taste starts off with citrusy hops and immediately turns quite bitter leaving a light, dry malt to follow that is, mostly, drowned out by the hop bitterness. What malt was sweet in the nose doesn't show up in the flavor as sweet.
Mouthfeel is a solid medium and dry.
Drinkability is fine. A bomber serves it's purpose very well at 7.8% ABV.

This is a very nice drinking IPA that would not likely find it's way to Philly had it not been for AltBock

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Seventy-Six ('76) from Buckeye Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.