Blazing World - Modern Times Beer
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Reviews by darthvohn:
4.23/5 rDev +3.7%
Glass Used: Nonic
Appearance: Reddish copper body with a bone white head that held the consistency of whipped stiff egg whites. Very effervescent.
Smell: Nostrils fill with bursts of citrus & pine, then by a huge load of dank and green onion. One whiff of this, I new Nelson Sauvin hops were used (thanks TG's Zeelander) but in moderation. Sweet malt shines through as well, supporting the other hop aromas.
Taste: Having had a couple of beers that have used only Mosaic or Nelson hops, those flavors really pop for me. Citrus, fruity and dank. Lots of dank here. Bready malts are there again, supporting his hoppy friends. A slight bitterness lingers around well after the finish. Very tasty.
Mouthfeel: A slight bit of stickiness finishing dry. Well carbonated.
Overall: I feel the Nelson hop needs to be used very judiciously due to it strong flavor profile. Modern Times has done so here. This is a very well balanced, well hopped red amber that I would love to have again. Loved this one.
03-28-2014 02:32:12 | More by darthvohn
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 433 ratings.