Blazing World - Modern Times Beer
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Reviews by guityler83:
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
A: Dense soapy looking white head built from the can into the glass and sustained for a few minutes before receding. Dark copper to orange liquid with moderate haze. After the head fell there was spotty lacing on the edge of the glass.
S: Huge tropical aroma, stone fruit, peaches, mangos and pineapple. Light toasty malt aroma, but overall balance is on the hop side.
T: Extremely juicy and fresh fruit flavored hop bitterness. Mangos and peach (similar to the aroma) also a moderate pine tree flavor. Toasty and caramel malt flavors are subtley sweet and compliments the juicy hop flavors nicely.
M: Crisp and clean fermentation character. The body low with carbonation being on the mild side. The body feels a little thin for the style but for the lighter ABV I think it works.
O: Extremely flavorful, sesionable and uniquely flavored. Modern Times was a great find in San Diego and I would recommend a trip if you are in the area. Not a bad beer in their lineup.
03-05-2014 06:19:21 | More by guityler83
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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 448 ratings.