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Blazing World - Modern Times Beer

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448 Ratings
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90
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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 30
Gots: 39 | FT: 5
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)
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4.32/5  rDev +5.9%

08-30-2014 18:38:43 | More by LawLow74
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herman77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

08-30-2014 15:19:56 | More by herman77
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Gonzogizmo13

California

4.32/5  rDev +5.9%

08-30-2014 03:34:17 | More by Gonzogizmo13
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humpty1602

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.5%

08-29-2014 19:18:36 | More by humpty1602
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Tricerahops

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

08-29-2014 17:00:56 | More by Tricerahops
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djjacobsen

California

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev -2%

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d_kizzle

California

4/5  rDev -2%

08-27-2014 08:45:21 | More by d_kizzle
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crankdatank

Washington

4.04/5  rDev -1%

08-27-2014 02:57:20 | More by crankdatank
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Rlhinson2104

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -75.5%

08-26-2014 21:01:16 | More by Rlhinson2104
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Chingringo

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-26-2014 15:54:08 | More by Chingringo
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Sconi_tom

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2%

08-23-2014 20:16:21 | More by Sconi_tom
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hpthebull

California

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-23-2014 15:41:19 | More by hpthebull
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Tom_the_bomb

California

4/5  rDev -2%

Excellent, though amber may be a little misleading ... I think more of a hopped IPA rather than amber, but to each their own.

08-22-2014 19:30:20 | More by Tom_the_bomb
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

08-22-2014 06:36:49 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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DrewRPS

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

08-21-2014 03:01:01 | More by DrewRPS
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

A - Very hazy copper color with a hint of amber. Super fine/dense tan head. A think but complete layer remains across the surface after 5 minutes. Fantastic lacing bleeds down into a thick outer ring. 4.75

S - Lots of grapefruit rind, a hint of pine but mostly resinous/rindy grapefruit 4.25

T - Bitterness and pine slowly transitions to citrusy grapefruit notes, finish is mostly dry is where this one is at the height of its bitterness. Quite resinous but a sweet grapefruit and caramel backbone balance this sucker off wonderfully. Aftertaste doesnt linger too long and is quite palatable 4.5

M - Pretty ideal, mediumish bodied, solid carbonation, ideal. 4.75

08-20-2014 21:48:16 | More by MacQ32
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

08-20-2014 20:40:14 | More by jplopez21
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%

Received a four pack of this beer in trade with BA Black_Rider. Enjoyed out of a 16 oz can with no packaging or enjoy by date that I can seem to find. Poured into a Speigelau IPA-specific glass, because even though this one isn't an IPA, I can tell just by popping the top that it is extremely hop forward.

Appearance (4.25) - Pretty standard American Amber appearance initially, with a tawny rust-colored reddish clay hue, some haziness that seems mostly to be from the chill, rather than any large contingent of particulate. Atop the body sits a massive three fingers of off-white foam, tight knit bubbles except for a few slightly larger outliers. The consistency is dense and creamy looking. Retention is excellent, and there are mottled swaths of lace left on the side of the glass as I drink it down.

Smell (4.5) - Wow. The cacophony of aromas in this glass is impressive, with a huge presence of citrus in the vein of orange zest and light grapefruit pith blending seamlessly alongside more herbal notes of pine and resin. Beneath it all is the malt base, with notes of wheat cracker and toasted whole grain peeking through the hop salad. The malt is just enough to prevent this one from becoming nothing but hop aromas, but also manages to stay out of the way, although that sounds a tad contradictory, I suppose. I'd hesitate to call this balanced, as the hops clearly are leading the parade, but the grains are certainly a featured player.

Taste ( 4.25) - While not as mind-blowing as the aroma, this is still a wonderful tasting beer. As with the aroma, the hops really steal the show here, with lots of citrus and herbal characteristics, including (but not limited to), grapefruit, orange zest, pine, and perhaps some sweet pineapple that I didn't pick up from the aroma. And again, the malt resolves to be included in this part as well. The Munich malt provides a nice underlying bready sweetness that interacts quite well with the more pungent and, for lack of a better word, dank hop profile.

Mouthfeel (4.25) - Bright and lively on the palate, with medium body and a moderate-to-high level of carbonation. Oddly, sometimes ambers seem to be a bit heavy--not in the same way your traditional imperial stouts and big barleywines are--but lethargic on my palate, and this one defies that completely, with a juicy, bright feel.

Overall (4.25), this is easily my favorite "hoppy amber", out of the several I've had and it's certainly Modern Times' best beer. Some may quibble over the idea that it's an amber at all, since the hop profile is extremely aggressive, but I think there is just enough grain and bready sweetness to keep this one grounded in the style as much as any hoppy amber can be considered to be an amber ale. I really wish I could pick this one up on the regular in my neck of the woods.

08-20-2014 16:27:26 | More by LambicPentameter
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mbw314

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-19-2014 06:24:56 | More by mbw314
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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My good buddy Syndicate hooked this one up a couple weeks back.. Finally got around to it tonight while enjoying some brews and getting some backlog work done... Thanks Darrell!!

Pours a pretty muddy looking amber... light tan head.. good retention and lacing.

Nose has plenty of sticky piney hops, but a resolute malt profile brings dry toast, caramel and IMO, a pretty big hit of diacetyl...

Flavor begins with a good bitter bite and then moves immediately into pithy grapefruit/big pine... malts take over and provide a lingering toasted bread playground for the hops that go on and on.. With warmth a little buttery note is magnified by the residual sweetness... but also a tropical fruity hoppiness emerges as well..

Nice body and pretty drinkable... I personally don't care for the abundant darker caramel malty/toasty profile in this high percentage, but it is still well done... Thanks once again Darrel!!

3/3.5/3.75/4/3.75

08-19-2014 06:03:49 | More by JohnGalt1
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SamPowell

California

4/5  rDev -2%

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bschinelli

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

08-18-2014 02:38:48 | More by bschinelli
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

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SUBER

California

4/5  rDev -2%

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Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
91 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.