Seventy-Six ('76) | Buckeye Brewing Company

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Seventy-Six ('76)Seventy-Six ('76)

Brewed by:
Buckeye Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Summer

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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 01-09-2003

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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 104
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 DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of akttr
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Weegee40
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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 jrob21
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xdefeatsy
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Seventy-Six ('76) from Buckeye Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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