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Blazing World - Modern Times Beer

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710 Ratings
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Ratings: 710
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9%
Wants: 50
Gots: 96 | FT: 9
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:
Beer added by: mactrail on 06-30-2013

This beer is the stickiest of the icky. It's a luxuriously hoppy amber loaded up with intemperate quantities of Nelson, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops, which are some of the fruitiest, dankest hops sweet, sweet money can buy. Despite its amber hue, Blazing World is pleasingly dry, sporting a lightly bready malt backbone that serves as platform for the huge & complex hop profile.
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Ratings: 710 | Reviews: 98
Reviews by darthvohn:
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4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

We don't get Modern Times distro'd in Marin County so finding this on Maui is a treat.
Not sure how fresh it is (16oz can poured into a basic ass glass) but there isn't one thing that I can point to that would render this beer anything less than outstanding/awesome. So it could be a week, a month or three months old. If more than a month, I might B my L in my P if I tried this fresh.
Dank, hoppy nose, a sexy golden hue, good creamy lacing and by damned if this isn't my favorite of the four MT beers I've tried while here on Maui.

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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dank, resiny aroma! Taste follows with some piney hoppiness. Mouthfeel is light medium with prickly carbonation. Not much bitterness. Overall tasty brew.

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Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
92 out of 100 based on 710 ratings.