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Blazing World - Modern Times Beer

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

478 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 35
Gots: 47 | FT: 6
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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Tom-Peters, Jun 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

3SH33TS, Jun 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Minnesota_beer_guy, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

ACY73, May 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ChrisAlbertine, May 30, 2014
Photo of larryarms847
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Looks like no other beer I've ever had, it looks 'earthy.' Honestly, if I hadn't known the beer style prior to pouring this pint I would have guessed it to be a brown ale.

Very fruity, notes of guava, fig, and dank nug.

Tastes of dark tropical fruit, orange peel, guava, and possibly passion-fruit. I'm honestly getting a red starburst taste on the backend, fucking delicious.

Mouthfeel is thick and sweet with a dank hop bitterness that balances this brew perfectly.

Overall a spectacular red/amber ale. Every time I think I don't like reds/ambers, there is a brew like this to change my attitude.

larryarms847, May 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

vissai, May 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

SensorySupernova, May 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

krl2112, May 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Rick778, May 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

robear, May 24, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

augustgarage, May 24, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a dull ugly copper with a 2 finger off-white head that has some staying power. Decent legs on the lacing. Not 100% sure what to call it, but I wouldn't say amber.

S- Really picking up on the Nelson and Mosaic (which I like). Dank, onion-y, bright zesty fruits. touch of caramel.

T- Follows nose well. Clean tropical fruits that lead the way to a sweet malt backbone. Bitter without getting too crazy

M- Outstanding. Mid body, dry finish, and very drinkable. Chewy, yet clean finish.

O- Wasn't all that impressed when it hit the glass, but different story in it hit my lips. Just a really well done IPA that embraces the Nelson and Mosaic throughout. One of the better hoppy "ambers" I have had.

Bosoxfan20, May 24, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Wine Club in Santa Clara got a new shipment of Modern Times! Poured from a can into a pub glass.

A - Crystal clear deep amber color with 2 fingers of off-white bubbly head.

S - Whoa! Dank! Lots and lots of stinky hops, just like the can says. I'm trying really hard to get any other aromas with no avail, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

T - Where did the hops go? Taste is distinctively malty and bready up front and gives way to some citus. A bit of hop bitterness at the end.

M - A little thin up front, but finish is clean thanks to how bitter it is. Easy to keep drinking.

O - Hop aroma is a punch in the face, but is followed by a drinkable beer with nice aggressive flavor. I could see myself drinking a few of these out on the golf course.

FocusDave, May 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

DarthKostrizer, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

mrjmann, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

JOrtt, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

More_betterness, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

BryanCDM, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Centennial, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Houser, May 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

mhaugo, May 18, 2014
Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
91 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.