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Blazing World - Modern Times Beer

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384 Ratings
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 26
Gots: 22 | FT: 4
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by darthvohn:
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darthvohn

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: can

03-28-2014 02:32:12 | More by darthvohn
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jaeone

California

3/5  rDev -26.5%

07-28-2014 01:40:24 | More by jaeone
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Beestin

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-27-2014 20:28:11 | More by Beestin
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leaversuch

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

07-27-2014 00:52:43 | More by leaversuch
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somalley26

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-26-2014 21:43:30 | More by somalley26
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Ns2361

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-26-2014 21:16:10 | More by Ns2361
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dank you (ha!), Abraham.

Pouring a mildly hazy amber with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great! The nose is bright, fresh and dank, with a blend of dank weed and citrus pith. While inspired by Nugget Nectar, with the bready, toffee-like note with a hint of caramel present, it does add a unique twist with an oatmeal character that's surprisingly noticeable.

Opening with a big, bright and dank pine resin hop blast with moderate grapefruit, candied orange and some weed, this is excellent. An oatmeal-like creaminess is present on the mid-palate, working well with the hops. Also present is a mild sweetness with notes of toffee and brown sugar. Drying on the finish, moderately bitter and plenty pine-y, this beer is medium-light in body, moderately carbonated and thoroughly enjoyable. Excellent stuff.

Serving type: can

07-26-2014 05:37:16 | More by DefenCorps
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-26-2014 04:37:47 | More by ucsbmullet
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SCanthony

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

07-25-2014 13:04:10 | More by SCanthony
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a surprisingly light amber color (for an amber!) with a magnificently formed head that coats the glass and leaves streaks and spots of lacing

Smell: The label says it is dank and it is dank, with caramel and citrus pith tones

Taste: Caramel, with buttery diacetyl building underneath; the dank and pithy hops take over, in the middle, bringing an unusual combination of starfruit and melon to the mix; the buttery elements of the malt are a bit strong, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I was excited to try the beers from this brewery and this one has sat in my fridge for a couple of months too long, perhaps, taking the hops in a different direction than the brewer intended, I will have to try a fresher example the next time I see this one

Thanks, lincolnbeard, for the opportunity

Serving type: can

07-25-2014 01:40:54 | More by brentk56
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kustard

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-24-2014 19:24:39 | More by kustard
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ToddBeans

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2%

07-24-2014 01:04:27 | More by ToddBeans
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Danny1217

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

07-22-2014 21:00:45 | More by Danny1217
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

07-22-2014 03:16:57 | More by hilgart1
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California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +22.5%

07-20-2014 20:18:49 | More by spham
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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mbeerdino21

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-20-2014 19:17:42 | More by mbeerdino21
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a crystal clear copper hue with a nice fat one finger head that fades to leave a nice creamy blanket. Solid

S - Aromas of caramel, pine resin, sweeter malts, rather balanced albeit light. Slight earthiness too

T - Taste is light caramel, some pine, faint citrus, light peppery hops with slight spice. Malts are slightly heavier with this, perhaps not super super fresh. Still, a solid amber.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, clean, crisp, slightly thin though and the alcohol is lightly noticeable.

O - Overall, a solid amber ale. Nice appearance and aroma though wish it was a bit hoppier. Still, not all that bad.

Serving type: can

07-20-2014 00:53:28 | More by rudzud
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-19-2014 22:42:46 | More by hansenm72
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koopa

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

07-19-2014 01:59:51 | More by robgage
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
91 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.