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Blazing World - Modern Times Beer

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464 Ratings
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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 29
Gots: 43 | 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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with solid aromas but the hops come through much better in the taste in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -2%

zestar, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%

Appearance: Pours a surprisingly light amber color (for an amber!) with a magnificently formed head that coats the glass and leaves streaks and spots of lacing

Smell: The label says it is dank and it is dank, with caramel and citrus pith tones

Taste: Caramel, with buttery diacetyl building underneath; the dank and pithy hops take over, in the middle, bringing an unusual combination of starfruit and melon to the mix; the buttery elements of the malt are a bit strong, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I was excited to try the beers from this brewery and this one has sat in my fridge for a couple of months too long, perhaps, taking the hops in a different direction than the brewer intended, I will have to try a fresher example the next time I see this one

Thanks, lincolnbeard, for the opportunity

brentk56, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -2%

Texasfan549, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -2%

kjkinsey, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -2%

ygtbsm94, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -2%

largadeer, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -2%

SocalKicks, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.63/5  rDev -11%

Brewer calls this a "hoppy Amber" featuring Mosaic hops. On tap at California Kebab in Pacific Beach.

Attractive dark amber color in the imperial nonic. Long-lasting foam with a pleasant spritzy mouthfeel. Really fragrant floral hop aroma. Overall it's rich and bitter. Assertive hop flavors from the first sip. Reminds me of Deviant Dale. Some malty sweetness. Not quite a DIPA, it's more slimmed down, but it has the bones.

Dry aftertaste with that big nose of hops. More resiny as you sip. Quite a mouthful of flavor, if you like this much bitterness.

mactrail, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -2%

MarkyMOD, May 06, 2014
Photo of beernads
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

beernads, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

drewone, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%

As a few people stress over how many more breweries the USA can support, Modern Times is yet another new brewery in San Diego. I was given a taste of Blazing World a month back, which inspired me to purchase a four-pack of pint cans if and when I saw it in Orange County. With it in stock at Total Wine, the purchase occurred with little hesitation. Here comes a pint. On to the beer:

A ½ inch of head covers the beer of dark amber and autumn hues. Creamy lacing sticks around the glass as the beer drops. The aroma is clean, pleasantly hoppy with cantaloupe, pine, honeydew and a kiss of munich malt. This could be confused for an IPA if you don't pay attention to the detail of the malt.

The taste is hops with a good malt base. Pine and cantaloupe are quickly identified. There's toffee crisp, a kiss of tangerine, all while the beer shows little bitterness and has a cleanliness to it. Just the squeeze of the hops. Beer is medium bodied and smooth, which helps make this beer a joy to drink. Certainly different from Calico Amber Ale and Hophead Red,which are already two well-made ambers produced in San Diego.

DoubleJ, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of BARFLYB
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

BARFLYB, May 11, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%

Got in a trade with BeerBaron666. 16 ounce can into tulip glass; no canning date, but should be pretty fresh. Pours lightly hazy deep orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big mango, passion fruit, pineapple, tangerine, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, light pine, biscuit, caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity of dank citrus/tropical hops with moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big mango, passion fruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange rind, caramel, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of mango, pineapple, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, floral, grass, caramel, biscuit, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of bright citrus/tropical hop flavors with a moderate malt balance; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome hoppy amber ale. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Would go for nonic but the first words on here say hoppy and dank, so let's go with that glass. No obvious dating that I can see.

Deep orange bodied amber brown color, real nice faint carbonation of white rising through the middle of the glass. Head is foamy vanilla yellow with a top of easily four to three fingers tall. Perfectly aggressive with a nice controlled but large head. Solid looking amber, if a bit pale towards orange.

Great hop angle, mild earth and dank qualities, hints of grass and weed on the bouquet. Very noticeable weed like aroma and mixed fresh potted soil. Great hop angle, looking for the malt, but it's pretty buried and definitely hop driven brew on the nose here.

Palate comes with a nice toned surprise. Fruit juiced quality and mix of earth and tropical notes. Soft bodied caramel and a little bit of sweetness round out on the finish. Finishes very tropical strangely, letting the notes of weed and earth hinted on the note completely disappear. Great very small muted but noticeable caramel sugar softness and flavor.

Overall first sips had me quite intrigued, but the more I drank it, the better it improved. The visual character of this reminds me of Lunch, but the flavor profile of course different. I am such a sucker for a good amber, and this one is it.

smakawhat, May 11, 2014
Photo of Kelp
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Kelp, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of JohnGalt1
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

JohnGalt1, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Zaphog
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Zaphog, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of HopHead84
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

HopHead84, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

ShanePB, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

iL0VEbeer, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%

Pours a brilliantly clear dark golden color with a smallish off white head that persists for a little bit. Lots of citrus and pine in the aroma, grapefruit and resinous dankness backed up by a hint of bready caramel. The flavor is lots of juicy hops with some mineral and earthy edges. Citrus and pine flavor are a bit lighter than the aroma suggested. Light bready malt sweetness with a moderate stinging bitterness that lingers long into the finish. Light alcohol sensation, medium body with moderate carbonation. some rough edges here, but I certainly had no trouble finishing 16oz of this.

johnnnniee, Nov 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

drummermattie02, Mar 03, 2014
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Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
91 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.