Seventy-Six ('76) | Buckeye Brewing Company

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

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Buckeye Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Summer

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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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Photo of projectflam86
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a light amber/golden color with a thick forth white foam head. Nice lacing left down the side.

S- Some nice citrusy hoppy notes (grapefruit, orange, lemon) with a bit of honey.

T- A light bitter hoppiness initially with pine and citrus flavors. A deep rich malty flavor in the finish with honey and caramel in the forefront.

M- Medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Almost a bit 'too' balanced for me considering this is an IPA.

D- A nice brew from a little known brewery.

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

A completely understated brewery and beer. A simple and unadorned label doesn't exactly scream excitement, but the beer inside demands appreciation.

The beer opens with a froathy pour of copper, golded, and orange rust hues. Fantastic head formation and retention leaves a lot of lacing behind. A persistent dry-hopped haze keep light from permiating at any great clip.

Very bold aromas of 'C' hops give a sharp and pungent grapfruit scent. Following up, are orange zest, pine, and pineapple. But the beer isn't all hops; the malts give a sweet caramel malty note that balances the hops well and later gives body and structure to the beer.

A good balance of sweet but restrained malt sweetness gives some bready flavors and light caramels. Just enough to prop up the hops. The Centennial hops are showcased well with the huge emphasis on the grapefruit, orange peel, and pineapple flavors. Moderate yeasty fruitiness gives a background layer of complexity, thought the alcohols give a sweet paint-thinner taste.

The body is a bit heavy, giving the feel of a big Double IPA. Sweet textures show the relatively low attenuation and, along with the fruitiness, gives the impression of a big Enlgish style IPA. Still, bitterness and bold hop bite tells me its an American beer. The alcohols get bitey from time to time, but the other complexities and boldness more than make up for the slight flaws.

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Photo of charlatan
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a tan colour with a reasonable head for such a strong beer. It has a sweet citric nose with grapefruit to the fore. I taste in order brown sugar, lemon, grapefruit, something biscuity and then a herbal hop finish. It isn't as sweet as the nose suggests. This is a big, all grown up beer with a pleasant degree of carbonation: an excellent sipper. The 22oz bottle should last all night.

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Photo of AltBock
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber bottle with a dirt simple plain white label that has '76 in red and blue letters. At the top of the label is Buckeye Brewing underlined in red. At the bottom are the words "India Pale Ale" in bold red letters. Just below that is a short description of the beer. To the far left of the label is the Government warning and to the far right of the label is the address of the brewery. Buckeye doesn't date their bottles and this one is no different.

Appearance: I didn't have any suitable Ohio glassware for this beer, so I poured it into my Imperial Brooklyn Brewery pint glass. '76 took IPA hazyness to a whole new level. It wasn't hazy because hop particles. It was more of a natural hazyness. It was so hazy that I could only see the shadow of my fingers on the other side of the glass. For the color of the beer, it was a mix of amber and a golden orange color. Along the sides of this mixed colored beer were a few sunshine yellow highlights. Sitting on top of this IPA was only a small skim of white foam. Yet despite it's small size, this skim of foam lasted the entire time this beer was in my glass. When the head of foam receded with the beer, it left behind tiny streaks of lace in its tracks.

Smell: You'd think that a IPA named '76 would be hoppy in the nose, but here's the catch. It really wasn't all that hoppy. Instead, the aroma went down a well balanced citrus road. The first citrus aroma that came to me was the scent of a tart lemon. Quickly following the tart lemon was an aroma that smelled like malted tea leaves. When the tea leaves left the nose, in came a splash of orange peel, a hint of tart grapefruit, and a subtle touch of citrus hops. If you're lucky, you'll get a small whiff of gently toasted malts at the end.

Taste: Like the aroma, the first taste that came to me was the tart lemon. But unlike the aroma, the taste then goes bitter directly after the lemon. The hops were of the citrus variety with a touch of piney hops backing them up. The hops did a minor build up and when they reached their bitter peak, they dropped like a rock. When the hops dropped off, the taste then flowed into a subtle toasted maltyness. In between the cracks of the citrus and pine hops was a splash of lemon peel, a hint of orange peel, and a speck of tart grapefruit. Not an overly hopped IPA, but it sure was packing in the flavors.

Mouthfeel: '76 is a medium bodied IPA with a decent amount of carbonation and a long lasting dry hopped aftertaste of dried citrus hops, a touch of piney hops, tart grapefruit, and a lemon peel. I couldn't taste any malts in the aftertaste. That's probably due to the hops kicking them out. This dry hopped aftertaste lasted for a good 4 minutes before it decided to move off the tongue.

Drinkability: If you like your IPAs that are not overly hopped, but still pack in the flavors, then you should seek out this Ohio brewed IPA. Would I ever drink it again? I most certainly would! It's really good and it's easily affordable.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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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 ROBORB
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of drgonzo3705
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Very pale copper/bronze color with a small head and little lacing.

S: Light citrusy smell with a larger pine smell.

T: Very piney, the Columbus hops really pull through on this one.

M: Nice medium body with good carbonation.

D: High. I kick myself for not trying this before. Definitely prefer this over Hippie IPA. Seek this out fellas!

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Photo of UDbeernut
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber poured into my DFH pint glass.

A: nice tan amber color, froathy 1/2 head with good retention. Lacing rings around the glass

S: citrus and earthy hop aroma greets the nose

T: solid and complex IPA flavor with the citrus tones from centenial hops. Personnaly I feel this is better much better than their Hippie IPA

M&d: full to medium bodied, plenty of bubbling carbonation to help. Decent mouthfeel with out the typically dry aftertaste on an IPA.

This is an excellent beer, close to the likes of SN Celebration Ale. Cudos to buckeye brewing for such an outstanding beer.

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Photo of tmoneyba
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured hazy dark amber color with full white head that diminshed very slowly with good lacing.

Very good aroma of hops and citrus.

Medium to full body with a slick texture.

Flavor was also very complex with the same tones as aroma with a citrus and alcohol finish.

I enjoyed this greatly and will look for more from this brewer.

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

Shared a bottle with BA raznug at his place. He picked it up somewhere since we've both enjoyed other Buckeye Brewing Co. beers.

Pours golden with 1/4 inch head sitting nicely on top of the glass.

Aroma is a very nice blend of malts and centennial hops.

Taste was balanced malts and hops. There was a slight bitterness, but it is an IPA.

Pretty good mouthfeel.

We both really enjoyed this one from Buckeye. I look forward to finding it again and sharing with others.

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

Sampled from a bottle provided by DrunkAsASkunk (thanks!) @ the SD Strong Ale Fest.

Poured a cloudy, medium brownish/orange color. Aroma and tastes of caramel with a light piney finish. Some citrus as well. More sweet than bitter. Reminded me more of a Barley Wine than a an IIPA.

Notes from: 12/6/04

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Photo of mwa423
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - About a finger of head, lacing keeps throughout the glass, clear and light amber color

S - Strong hops, hops and more hops

T - All the best parts of IPAs and hops, citrus and pine flavors

M - Goes down smoothly, leaves a pleasant tingle from the hops

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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.

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

A - Pours murky, gold and brown mixture. Nice thick white head, slow to leave, webby, sticky lacing.

S - Biscuit and citrus dominate. Yum.

T - Taste follows smell. Lots of biscuit with citrus notes. Creamy goodness.

M - As mentioned, creamy, medium mouth, good carb and balance.

D - Very , especially considering the ABV. Glad to have tried this one.

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

On tap at Buckeye Beer Engine. This is an extremely drinkable IPA - with excellent balance, but plenty of hop bite. The nose is citrus and floral. There is enough malt to balance the hops, but not enough to distract from the bitter hop bite. The palate is clean and dry. It never ceases to surprise.

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