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Blazing World - Modern Times Beer

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505 Ratings

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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 35
Gots: 53 | FT: 7
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 MisSigsFan:
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4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I haven't written a review in a while, but this beer alone made me change that.

I was practicing with my band and happened to see a beer tasting sign outside of a warehouse across the street from us. After practice I went in to check the place out. Modern Times! Never heard of it, but I'll give it a try. I wanted something I could take home. I didn't want a growler so I asked them about their cans. I was interested in an IPA, but unfortunately they don't can the ones they offer. The bartender told me that this was very much like an IPA, very dank and hoppy. Why not? I grabbed a 4 pack and headed home.

Later on I cracked open a can and the smell just jumped right out at me. Wow! Sweet, piney, citrusy. It really smells like an IPA. I poured it into a pint glass and found it to look like an IPA as well, but maybe slightly more "amber." It poured with a white foamy head. The smell really took off once I poured it.

Now time for the taste. A nice punchy hoppiness with some pine, citrus, and tropical fruit. Maybe a little caramel too. The balance between hops and malt is quite good in this brew. I could drink this all day.

Now comes the mouthfeel. Very thick and filling. Not syrupy or oily, but very full bodied. I wish it were a bit crisper and lighter. Oh well, fantastic beer nonetheless.

Overall, I'm very very impressed. Reminds me a lot of Nugget Nectar. So good. I'll need to return another time to try Modern Times' other offerings. If they're as good as Blazing World this brewery will be going places.

MisSigsFan, Dec 25, 2013
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M: The thickness of a double or triple IPA without being too astringent on the finish.

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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.

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Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
91 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.