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Blazing World - Modern Times Beer

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

515 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 515
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 35
Gots: 55 | FT: 7
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 McStagger
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's craft in a can!

A: Fairly aggressive pour gave me about two and a half fingers of off white head. Beer itself is amber, but light fairly easily passes through. Slightly cloudy. Head retention is moderate. Lacing is stellar.

S: Man, does that smell juicy. Huge hop presence. Overloads with tropical juciness. Lots of mango and papaya and some pineapple. Papaya is the word. Overloaded with it. Dank, as the can explicitly states. Underneath you get the malt.. Slight caramel, little toffee and a tiny bit of breadiness. Still, this one explodes with tropical fruit. One of the best smelling beers I've come across.

T: Tastes very nice as well. The tropical element carries through in the flavor. Nowhere near as bitter as the 85 IBU's would have you believe. Big tropical fruits up front. Mango, papaya, some citrus. Bitterness tapers off just before hitting astringent levels. Very dry and fruity. Aftertaste is slightly spicy, with the resinous "dankness" lingering for just a little bit.

M: Deceivingly light, considering the color of the beer. Carbonation is pretty mild. Slightly creamy, but still thin in the mouth.

O: Very unique and surprising experience. I'm quickly learning the Nelson is one of my favorite hops. Looks kinda ugly, but it smells amazing and tastes great. Reminds me of a toned down version of the Sucks. Very good.

McStagger, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of ArrogantB
2.93/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16oz can purchased from Whole Foods Hillcrest for $9.99 a four pack. Amber color, good appearance, good head. Aroma was malts, touch of fruity hops and then something I wasn't sure of until I tasted it. Flavor was buttery like diacetyl, malts, notch hoppiness because I was so distracted by the butter. I'dije to try this again but I'm super sensitive to diacetyl and I hate it.

ArrogantB, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of maDUECEgunner
4/5  rDev -2.4%

maDUECEgunner, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of BeerMeCJS
4/5  rDev -2.4%

BeerMeCJS, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of santomark
4.71/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Poured a very light body, caramel, slight yellow, reddish hues, but clear, only time it was hazy was due to carbonation. 2 finger head off white head that will flirt with you throughout drinking.

S - Smells just like the can says, very dank, piney, light maltiness, epic citrus notes. This beer has 1 of my favorite hops, the legendary Simcoe. This thing is beautiful to the nose.

T - Depending how you drink this you will get a completely different experience. Quick sips reveal a very complex hop profile, perfectly balanced with the malt, a dry finish and an after taste of bitter with sweetness. Longer sips will reveal the malt character very quickly then smooth out with a wonderful backsplash of fruit, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, dry bitterness.

M - Very light, highly drinkable, it's so crisp and light, it reminds me of a lager.

O - This beer is immediately one of my favorites. This is has something for everyone in this beer. It's light, crisp, drinkable, citrus, bitter, pine, dank, and more. I can't say enough good things about this beer. There's something for everyone. I wish Modern Times fused this with Fortunate Island. Wow, that would be amazing, The Simcoe and the Citra would be an instant hit! PLEASE TELL ME YOU'RE LISTING MODERN TIMES, SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

santomark, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of jstilwell
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

jstilwell, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Jessenimmo
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Jessenimmo, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of hopsputin
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a: dark caramel with some rich amber hues. 3 finger frothy, marshmellow head

s: right away i notice its much hoppier i'm used to from an amber. its tropical - pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. has a pretty nice malt backbone - sweet and toffee. this smells juicy; makes your mouth water.

t: this is interesting. much more malt forward than the nose indicates. caramel and rich toffee. backend has the bitterness: tealeaf and piner resin. its not an overpowering bitterness. the malt fades into the bitterness making for a nice sweet refreshing beer

m: medium, with some syrup qualities. carbonation is there, but not extremely noticeable

o: pretty good. its a little hoppier than i'm used to from am amber, but: 1)its from San Diego what did i expect 2) it does say hoppy amber on the can. this is a really good beer to drink while watching a game and not wanting to focus on the beer. in the can is great, its portable. i'd say its a nice session beer, but its at 6.8% so be careful. still, a little hoppier than i would have liked

hopsputin, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 -2.4%

zestar, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of BeerTrader57
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

BeerTrader57, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Dawkins
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Dawkins, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of DoubleJ
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Train54
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Train54, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of mikeburd1128
4/5  rDev -2.4%

mikeburd1128, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of KindbrewCali
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

KindbrewCali, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of straightlambic
4/5  rDev -2.4%

straightlambic, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of dar482
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a hazy bright amber ruby color.

The aroma has a wonderful dankness and resin. Some bright ruby grapefruit and red orange. A candy sweetness.

The flavor follows with some dank pine in the front. And then onto a bready body along with a tinge of a bright sweetness that plays with the fruity flavors in there. Some grapefruit and almost a cherry fruit flavor. A decent bitterness and with tons drying on the finish. Some sticky pine, herbal, and resin on the finish.

The aroma has a wonderful combination of Mosaic and Simcoe, whereas the flavor has mostly Simcoe.

The packaging looks awesome. It’s a beautiful can with lots of information like the IBUs, malts, hops, etc.

dar482, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of WeisGuy
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

WeisGuy, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of ste5venla
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

ste5venla, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Beerbuddy21, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Modernrickk
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Modernrickk, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of JLoPMac
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

JLoPMac, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Davepoolesque, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of IWannaEatFood
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

IWannaEatFood, Jan 06, 2014
Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
90 out of 100 based on 515 ratings.