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 HappyHourHero
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thick piney hops and come candied alcohol in the aroma. Hazy apricot colored beer with a big white head that leaves islands of lace along the glass. Flavor is similar to the aroma. Light malt flavor is slightly sweet and mixed with some chewy piney hops, moderately bitter towards the end and increasingly alcoholic into the finish. Body solid and mouthfeel is pretty slick. I fairly big beer that's plenty tasty. Easily a solid IIPA, especially with all that alcohol sticking out.

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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 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 frazbri
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear copper-gold body topped by a good sized off white head. Head sustained very well, but not much lace. Floral and citrus in aroma. Carmel sweetness and citrus-spruce hop flavors. Modest carbonation and medium body.

This is a very good IPA, heavy in malt and hops. At times the sweetness of the malt overcomes the bitterness of the hops. This is one I will drink again.

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Photo of stirgy
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was obtained through BIF6. This poured slightly hazy and is orangey iced tea in color. A creamy heady foam topped this brew off. The aroma is strong and florally fruity. Pleasant and inviting with a slightly hidden and soft grainy character. I also detect something like orange blossom honey-like notes. The taste is fruity and bittersweet with a solid maltiness and a slightly sweet grapefruit tang. Very fruity and pleasantly bitter with hints of caramel malt. The alcohol is very well hidden. Overall, this is a very enjoyable and highly flavorful beer.

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Photo of BrewtalChris
4.67/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A medium orange color with a thin stark white head. A HUGE hop nose with a hint of sweetness, almost dreadnaughtesque. Mouthfeel is medium/full with sharp carbonation and slightly dry finish that stays with you. The flavor is a hop assault start to finish with a hint of orange and alcohol thrown in the mix with a nice lingering(but not overwhelming) bitter finish. Just an awesome beer. I was told this was an extremely fresh batch. The bottled version just doesn't do it justice. Definitely one of my all time favorites.

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Photo of Manos
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I did'nt see any ABV rating on the bottle, and boy, did I feel like
a lightweight afterward (strong ABV, so some reviewers suggest). Only availible in 22 ouncers to go, i'm told.
A good local IPA in every category, pours a huge head, most carbonation gone afterward. Nice and not too bitter, good IPA taste,
but not a gulpable one (currently in LOVE with Hop Devil so I am naturally comparing the two). I'm happy to see in a store finally(Chuck's Fine Wines, a strore on the east side of Cleveland, also highly recommended). I'm planning a brewery/bar visit soon.

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Photo of Ahhdball
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful auburn tones which make the light fracture to red. Smooth flow into the glass which produces a giant foam hat to sit on this offering, a 60/40 split. What's up Buckeye? It seems all their beers are like this, the "Hippie IPA" was worse.
Smelled citrus and caramel, with a nice overtone of big hoppy goodness.
Sweet with a strong hopp flavor in the first taste. Great balance between the big hops and caramel. Small citrus sting ends this drink, with a slight malt undertone. Very nice.
Thick, velevety smooth that finished by dissappearing completely leaving room for more!
A thourough IPA that leaves no flavor undiscovered. Great balance and clean finish, not the best but very good.

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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 RoyalT
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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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 John
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Monty's Korner 09 April, 2004. I see that there's lot of speculation regarding the alcohol content in this beer. I'll throw another number into the mix - it was listed at 11% abv. on the board at Monty's. William (Monty's owner and publican) often makes the trek himself to bring in hard to find gems like this one. He usually brings back reliable info on the beers. What a tasty little number this is. Hazy deep gold. Head is dense and sustained. Aroma is outstanding - hops o'plenty. I kept my nose buried in my glass savouring the divine aroma. Flavor has big ass IPA written all over it. Fruit juicy hops are dominant with an underlying malt sweetness. The hops and malts interplay with the alcohol but this is a very very drinkable for 11%. Killer brew.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.76/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of several bombers presented to me on my 39th birthday by SheepNutz.

Appearance - cloudy dull orange. Poured with the intent of getting minimal to average head. Got about a finger and a half of pale yellow tinted cream. Holds at a thick creamy covering and stays that way for the whole bomber's worth.

Aroma - a candy-like citrus, a little like the Bert Grant's mandarin orange, but more condensed. It diminishes after a bit unfortunately, but still provides a tickle of a smell with each sip.

Taste - a blast of citrusy flavor and floral hop pizzazz right out of the gate. Some alcohol presence burns its way through. The swallow brings on a drying bitterness. Ends with a strong grapefruit rind burning sensation at the back of the mouth. Top notch.

Mouthfeel - creamy, smooth and full-bodied. Coats the mouth well to provide little aftershocks of taste.

Drinkability - This bomber's been in storage since my birthday 4 months ago. A rather non-descript label had me passing it by time and again. A diamond in the rough it turns out. Perhaps my most enjoyable beer of '04 so far. Thanks Ryan, what a great gift, the other goodies you gave me have their work cut out for them to meet this standard.

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Photo of Jon
4.2/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of SheepNutz
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bomber poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a deep hazy orange color with 3 fingers of head. There is a nice bit of lacing left on the glass.. The smell is packed with hops and just a bit of citrus, a prelude to the taste. All I have to say about the taste is wow! It is full of hoppy flavor, flowers, and citrus. It is very crisp. The mouthfeel is fairly thick and strong. The drinkability is great, considering it has 100 IBUs. At $3.50 a bomber, there is no better IPA deal than this!

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

Lots of hops in this brew. Hazy and deep golden colored with a rocky off white head. Excellent lacing covering the entire glass. Big beautiful hop aroma that is citrusy with hints of orange oil. Mouthfeel is resiney and a bit chewey. Flavor is big and bitter yet not as bold as other Imp. IPA's I've had. Overall a goodd big IPA.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4.7/5  rDev +17.5%
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'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.

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Photo of Wildman
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a slightly hazy copper color and formed a nice foamy head that left some laticed lace as it subsided. A small amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of hops, caramel and some citrus is present with maybe a touch of malt. It had a flavor of hops, caramel and a touch of pine. The finish was a bit astrigent, but offset by the caramel sweetness. A fairly good body for an IPA. A very good IPA from an Ohioian again.

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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.

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Photo of jcalabre
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Originally sampled on 29 December 2002. Big Thanks to alcfron for this gem. It is a hazy orange color w/ a big head. Great hop aroma & flavor. Very nice on the palate. There are some malt flavors, but the hops are the main player here.A gorgeous beer.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely amazing brew. 2002 bottle (the first of many hopefully): Pours a deep orange with a medium off-white head and nice cascade and thin lacing. Unbelievably floral hops aroma with a hint of citrus. As for the flavor, well the relentless hops assualt is second only to Ruination as far as I am concerned. That may be why I actually like this one more. While the hops are definitely first and foremost, they don't go overboard as much as Stone's version. It made for what I now consider to be the IPA to beat in my book. There are also underlying malt, caramel and toasty tones that balance it very well. I was hoping I had saved the best for last in this Buckeye tasting session - mission accomplished! Superb.

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