Blazing World - Modern Times Beer
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Reviews by portia99:
3.81/5 rDev -6.6%
16oz can poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.
A - Pours a super clear medium amber color with a thick finger of fluffy pale tan head with excellent staying power. Nice webs of lacing left on the glass.
S - Resiny pine, thick grapefruit and fruity tropical notes of mango. Mild caramel maltiness, lightly buttery and bready at the base.
T - Buttery, toffee-ish and biscuit malt base...overall earthiness to the malt. Hops are medium level bitterness - not as potent as I expected given the aroma and the claimed 85 IBU on the can. Pine hop flavors and some grapefruit, although overall they are quite muted in the flavor.
M - Medium in body with a lively medium level carbonation. Earthy malt and bitter hops yield a well balanced beer. Hops are resiny and sticky and mostly driven with pine flavors...some grapefruit citrus joins the party too.
O - I expected a lot more intense hop experience here, given the claims on the can. I get mostly piney notes and a sticky resiny feel. Malt is more in the forefront and rather earthy overall. Well balanced beer...wish the hops stood out as much as the can claims they should.
11-23-2013 22:15:01 | More by portia99
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.