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Blazing World - Modern Times Beer

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473 Ratings

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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 30
Gots: 46 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 06-30-2013)
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Reviews by BergBeer:
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4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass

A: Red-honey colored with a thin vanilla head. This is probably one of the clearest beers i have ever reviewed. Who ever is the clarifying person at Modern Times needs a raise! Great lacing on this one also the head really sticks to the glass!

S: Dank! Fills the immediate area as soon as you pop the can! Pine, sweet malt, pineapple, tangerine, wheat bread, and more pine. Smells great!

T: Malt hits the tongue first followed by an explosion of piney hops! That all flows back to a solid amber back bone. Sweet biscuit, honey, pine, floral notes, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, white grape, pine again, and whole wheat with honey on it. Really tasty.

M: Thin and lager like on the attack until the hop bomb detonates and then it becomes thick and resiny. Goes down light to medium bodied range and sticky.

O: Awesome Brew! First time drinking Modern Times and i must say i am impressed! The only real gripe I have is it is a bit thin on the mouthfeel at first but it definitely makes up for it in its hop profile! Best compared to a more balanced-amber version of Sculpin. They share a pretty similar hope profile and i must admit i might like this more. If you are a fan of Sculpin you have to check this one out. Definitely impressed and made MT's nitch in the SD beer scene pretty solid!

BergBeer, Nov 23, 2013
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A: Viscous tangerine.

S: Dank, resinous hops that are orange-like in character. Mango, nectarine.

T: Peach, mandarin or tangerine, hoppy but not overly bitter.

M: The thickness of a double or triple IPA without being too astringent on the finish.

O: Super impressed with this one. Apparently a "hoppy-dank amber" lies somewhere between a double IPA and an imperial red in taste and mouthfeel (though without the higher ABV).

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Carrot orange to amber gradient, good clarity, plugged by a thumb of champagne souffle. Superior retention, thick, eggy lacing.

Dank, fruity aromatic assault with guava, persimmon, orange peel, mint/thyme/marijuana filling the air. A sweet gently candied malt note comes across as well.

Intense tropical fruit is smothered by an equally intense herbaceous hop flavor burst - as if you were chewing on whole flowers mixed with Starburst. You can sort of pick out individual flavors now and then (passion-fruit from the Nelson; tangerine from the Simcoe, a wide array from the Mosaic), but the bitterness wakes you from any analytic reveries you may be nursing. The toasty Munich malt and dough-y Midnight wheat add a characterful balancing sweetness into the medium-dry finish where the hop flavors have their last stand before dissipating.

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While I generally prefer ambers from the Pacific Northwest (nothing pairs so well with fresh caught salmon) - I will add this to my shortlist of SoCal beers (Hop Head Red; My Bloody Valentine, etc.) that make the style their own.

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Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
91 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.