Blazing World - Modern Times Beer
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: Cherokee Market Beer & Wine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $10.99 for a 4-pack
Purchased: April 12, 2014
Consumed: April 12, 2014
Misc.: Use by June 11, 2014
Poured a caramel, honey murky color with 2-to-3 fingers of pillowy white head. Serene setting, but then moved to a good amount of bubbles coming up underneath the foam. Layered foamy lacing along the sides. Good retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled a pleasant mix of hops. Got resin, rye, citrus (grapefruit, grapefruit rind) and floral. Also some iced tea, caramel, sugary notes, lemon, peppery notes and buttery notes.
Tasted pretty close to the nose. Got resin hops, rye hops, floral hops and citrus hops. Fairly bitter. Grapefruit rind, iced tea, lemon, peppery spices and buttery notes. I do not like buttery notes, but I’ll make an exception here.
Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Longer, slightly bitter finish.
A very good beer and my first from Modern Times. I look forward to trying some more in the coming weeks.
04-13-2014 06:59:51 | More by BucannonXC5
More User Reviews:
4.74/5 rDev +16.2%
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).
03-19-2014 03:45:52 | More by 01001111
4.2/5 rDev +2.9%
Poured from a fresh tall-boy into a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.
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.
Medium-bodied, well carbonated, slightly oily yet refreshing.
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.
05-24-2014 02:45:11 | More by augustgarage
Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
91 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.