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Lost Horizon - Modern Times Beer

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BA SCORE
84
good

25 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 25
Hads: 94
Avg: 3.69
pDev: 26.56%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DeanMoriarty on 11-27-2013

A resinous double IPA with Centennial, Chinook, Simcoe, and Calypso hops.
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Reviews: 25 | Hads: 94
Reviews by Smarty_Pints:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Photo of SuperChugLosAngeles
2.38/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was a highly recommended beer from a salesman in the beer isle at Whole Foods in DTLA. And that's where it stops. Nothing special,but I finished it off because I wanted to catch a buzz while watching Star Trek TOS with my family. Yes, Star Trek. I mean, this beer is better than Sam Adams, but not much better.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tilly
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Hazy golden pour witha nice frothy beige/white head. Consistent lacing.
A: Resiny pine, citrus
T: Resiny pine, citrus, mostly grapefruit, hoppy, fruity, almost banana, some sweetness.
M: Clean, medium body but the finish is not quite there.
O: A very good, almost great DIPA, Mail order beer ain't bad. Brings the west coast to the Midwest!

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Photo of dblipajunkie
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle labeled, inconspicuously (had to be held at the right angle of light to see it), with 322 G 1134 2014 (2014? Uh oh!)

Appearance - Pours hazy and golden in color with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention, then dissipates to reveal a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Lacing is streaky, with broken lines and a few spots here and there.

Smell - Orange with a touch of pine and a near equal grainy malt aroma that touches on a hint of caramel.

Taste - Follows the nose. Hoppy at first, with predominant orange character and a lesser note of pine, but then the malts creep in with grain, a touch of sweet caramel, and a cardboard-like staleness. The hops nosedive quickly, leaving a mostly flat, stale finish with a light sour twang.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body with low carbonation. Nearly lifeless. Goes down easy enough though.

Overall - I bought this at the Rancho Cucamonga Total Wine a few weeks ago. The TW label had a date of 10/22/2015, and since I couldn't see the nigh invisible date on the bottle, I assumed TW's check-in label would have at least been within a month or so of the bottling date and I purchased. The discovered '2014' and generally stale delivery here tells me this beer is at least a year old; I'd be willing to put money on it. For shame. I suppose I'll just have to be continually more wary of what I'm buying.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmoen
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TrojanRB
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

220z bomber poured into a tulip glass

Warm copper color with thin head. Surprising lack of nose....

Taste in piney / resin, with a citrus floral finish. Nice body to it...somewhat light feeling for a DIPA. Not syrupy or overly sweet.

Solid offering, but I wish the nose was bigger

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Photo of Catracho5
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bomber poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours a dark orange, amber color with a white head, decent amount of carbonation streaming up the side, lots of lacing, looks like a typical IIPA.

A: Not much on the aroma, some hints of grapefruit and lemon peel, some pine, not much as far as maltiness.

T: Subtle citrus flavors, some pine, resin, finish is dry and resiny.

M: Medium bodied, dry finish.

O: Lacks the punch of a IIPA, some notes of citrus and resin, also lacks malt. I've never understood how malt balances a IIPA, now I do, beer really falls off on the end.

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Photo of Lurkerson
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spark3148857
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Absolut
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass

Golden yellow. White head. Good looking dipa

Smells is malt, pine, citrus. Not as hop forward as you would expect from a San Diego double iPa

Mild tast, hops, pine.


Good beer. Just fails to stand out in a crowded field.

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Photo of largadeer
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Cook82
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbw314
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pmangold
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of masterofsparks
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatornation
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a Hazy golden color with a 1 finger white head, smells of pine and dankness in the hops , taste is bitter pine hops and resin with a dankness about it sweet malts in the finish, low-medium carbonation with a bitter palate, its worth a try but wont buy again.

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Lost Horizon from Modern Times Beer
84 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.