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Seventy-Six ('76) | Buckeye Brewing Company

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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 Genghis22
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chris for this.

A - Pours a nice golden honey color. Medium sized frothy white head with nice lacing.

S - Lots of grapefruit! Citrus and pine notes. Grapefruit and Clementines. A little earthy dankness to it as well. Can't wait to dig into this one.

T - Sweet citrus at first. Quickly leads into a piney earthy dank like hop flavor. Very quickly goes into a touch of bitterness, but is just as quickly brought into balance with the malt. The aftertaste is slightly bitter, but nowhere near what you would expect based on the way it starts out.

M - A little thin for the style if you ask me. Medium body, with moderate carbonation. The low point of the beer. Would like to see somthing a little thicker.

O - A delicious easy to drink beer. The alcohol is completely hidden and I love all the delicious citrus notes. An under the radar beer I would have never heard about if it weren't for the Secret Bunny BIF. Yum.

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Photo of b3shine
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle to frosty pint. It's solid. Very drinkable for an imperial, but then again, I don't know too many imperials that are only 7.8%. Could've complimented the in-your-face hops with a touch of honey, but better too hoppy than too sweet. I'd definitely drink it again.

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Photo of CliffBrake
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright orange color with a modest head that leaves light lacing on the glass.

Tangerine on the nose. Some citrus flavor, but not as prominent as the smell. Bitterness is fairly tame.

Body (and flavor) seems fairly light for a double IPA. A well balanced but restrained brew.

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Photo of alleykatking
4.28/5  rDev +7%
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!

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Photo of JayQue
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good one!! I didn't realize this was a summer seasonal until I read some reviews. I got it in October and just drank it today. Good taste, but I bet I missed out on some hoppy goodness as a result of having it sit in the reefer.

Pours a fairly clear (slightly hazy) orange color. Lot of bubbles, medium size off white head with less than average retention and some spotty lacing. Smell was citrus hops (grapefruit), somewhat mild for a DIPA. I hope I get a fresh one next year for comparison.

Tasted good. Citrus hops more pronounced. Somewhat even balance with biscuity malt.

Mouthfeel is crisp. Well carbonated, hops present on the tongue. No hint of alcohol. A rich IPA.

Drinkability is good. A somewhat balanced IPA (leaning on the hoppy side). Tasty, rich and goes down easy.

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Photo of BB1313
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. I've always been impressed by '76. Pours a golden honey color w/ nice white head and nice lacing. This IPA smells great! You get a blast of fruity hops.. orange, grapefuit, tangerines, all of the goodness. The taste is right on, slightly malty and bittersweet. Finishes nice w/ good carbonation. Good drinkability due to the wonderful flavors going on.

This is more an IPA to me, not really a DIPA. Whatever you want to label it, it's awesome. Great IPA from the midwest, that all coasts would appreciate. Recommended.

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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 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!

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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 steve8robin
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a recent BIF. Thanks again Chris. 22oz bottle...

A: Golden honey with a humongous 2 inch plus white head that fades at a very slow pace. Decent.

S: Kind of hard to get some good scents off of this one. Some citrus / grapefruit upfront blended with some dry bitter hops in the middle. Some sweet malty caramel on the backend. Good.

T: Kind of interesting. Sort of like a rye beer blended with an IPA. I get a almost hint a raspberry with sugary malt upfront blended with some bready flavors. Some sweet fruity flavors in the middle with a very faint hint of sour flavor in the backend. Good.

M: Full bodied with a thick carbonation feel. Good.

D: This one goes down great despite the blend of flavors and ABV. Very good.

All in all, this is an ok brew. Good, but not great. So, good to try if you have access, but otherwise, not worth hunting.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer from drgonzo3705, Thanks Paul!
22oz bottle served in a tulip glass.

L - hazed copper/brass color with a creamy white head that left globs of sticky lacing.

S - citrus and floral hops a touch of earthiness.

T - strong hoppy bitterness with tropical fruit and pine flavors, dry finish.

F - medium bodied, creamy smooth.

D - it's easy to drink this tasty brew.

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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 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!

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Photo of TheHoppiest
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a golden yellow, fairly clear, with an uneven white head. Decent lacing down the sides.

A nice citrus floral hops, slightly delicate, that starts to fade away.

Very tasty pine hops, slightly citrusy, decent malt, enough to balance the hops at the front end. A floral aroma as I drink it down, with almost lemon hitting me.

Thinnish mouthfeel, saved by the flavor bomb that hits you.

Highly drinkable, will easily finish all 22 oz.

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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 Spider889
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear maize color with a nice white foamy head.

Smells of sweet fruit - mainly pineapple. The sweetness is STRONG, much more citrus and fruit characteristics than any other IPA I can remember.

The taste is of bitter hops and an aromatic lemon flavor.

Light bodied with a nice dry finish, this would be easy to drink in multiples.

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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!

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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 Gyle41386
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Big thanks to ajsdad06 for the bottle.

The pour is unusually orange. Not that the shade of orange in unusual...I'm just used to every IPA/DIPA being that similar amber-orange. Surly Abrasive Ale was the same way. I'm a fan. Monster white head fills close to half of the glass. Retention is pretty good, and there's some nice soapy lacing on the glass.

Sweet, citric hop-centric aroma. The nose pretty much begins at sweet orange and ends at bitter grapefruit peel. That's about it. And that's pretty much all there should be. I can tell by the color and the smell that there's not going to be a whole lot of restraining malt sweetness.

The flavor is DIPA-level hop bitterness, minus the big malty sweetness. Again, we're talking about orange and grapefruit peel. Now, there is some malt flavor, but it's more of the lightly toasted variety, and doesn't do much to derail the hop train. Resinous, piney bitter finish. Wasn't really expecting this much hop flavor and bitterness.

Body also makes me think DIPA. It pushes medium-full, with a lush, creamy texture that is highly drinkable. Alcohol is very well masked. A real treat for the IPA fan.

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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 MbpBugeye
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pale, golden color thats super clear. A stark white head rises up fairly large and leaves insane lacing. It has great stay and eventually fades, but only just.

S- Centennial goodness all over. This is the best part of this beer. Citrus flowers, tangerines, pineapples. It has an almost candy-like sweet citrus aroma.

T- Light malts are subdued by bittering hops. Orange peel, lemon-lime, and grapefruit. There is more of that "orange gummy bear" sweetness.

M- Light carbonation that is faintly prickly with a dry finish.

D- This beer is quite refreshing. This is just a simple, no frills beer that really hit the mark. Good stuff from a small time Ohio nanobrewery.

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Photo of movingtrain
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber sampled from at Saison Dupont tumbler.

The bottle says this one is brewed with Centennials...the only hop used? Cool.

Pours a nice copper color, firm head on top with some nice lacing.

The aroma is bubblegummy, fruity, citrus, caramel...The aromatics from this one are wonderful...full bodied, can't wait to taste it.

On first sip, the beer seems solid. Some citrus up front, bittersweet, followed by a nice peppery aftertaste. There are all the elements of a good IPA here...hoppy, but not too overwhelming. The beer finishes a little bit on the metallic end, but this does not take away from the well-rounded flavor in this beer.

Overall, well worth it. I would definitely drink this one again. It is drinkable, for sure. The hops linger around long after the beer is gone, so don't drink this one first if you are doing a night of tasting. In the end, a balanced IPA with some good flavor and classic profile.

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

Pours a nice orange color with a nice two finger head, lots of bubbles rising, nice amount of lacing. Inviting.

Smells like tangerines, orange, and pine. Slightly perfume like, but in a sweet way. Very sweet for an IPA. Complex and even more inviting.

Wow! Lots of flavor. The tangerine and orange dominate, almost like a tangerine altoid. Sweet but aggressive.

The mouthfeel is sticky, with a medium body, and a dry finish.

Great beer, great flavor, inviting, and enjoyable; sweet, and sticky, with the ABV make you respect it.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a transparent dark sunset orange with a tight, thick off white head, about one finger that lingers for a bit of time slithering down the side of the glass

S-the nose is pretty big and very hoppy! Appricot and grapefruit grace the nose initially, very wet, giving way to a big nose of oily pine. Floral notes try to poke through but are beaten back by pine needles and more oily hops

T-the taste is quite big, oily and bitter. The tropical fruit hops are faint and are beaten back after an initial greeting. The pine and oily hops dominate the middle only to be toppled by a big bitterness. This is huge and hoppy, the way an IPA should be

M-medium bodied, thinner end of medium, smooth as it coats the mouth and dries it in the back. A prickly carbonation makes a slightly unwelcome appearance on the back of the throat of this syrupy concoction

D-this is a bitter piney hop lovers dream. Big time pine, oily, and bitterness. Very solid brew and easy to enjoy because it just tastes so good.

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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
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 121 ratings
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