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Blazing World - Modern Times Beer

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106 Reviews
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Reviews: 106
Hads: 848
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 74
Gots: 131 | FT: 11
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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Reviews: 106 | Hads: 848
Reviews by guityler83:
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4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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. (971 characters)

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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. (535 characters)

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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). (428 characters)

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Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
91 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.