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Modern Times Beer
California, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,589
Ranked #5,358
4.12 | pDev: 6.8%
Apr 30, 2022
Oct 23, 2013
Notes: Orderville is a hazy IPA that blends the fruit-forward character of Mosaic & Denali hops with the resinous stickiness found in a mélange of dank varieties. The resulting beer is immensely rad, with an unmistakably bangin' aroma and a fully saturated hop flavor and finish. The juicy body provides a base-layer upon which the massive, incredibly unmistakably delicious hop character is built, inviting your taste buds to join a drum circle of flavor in a magical forest of hops.75 IBU
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3.5 by mpenske from California on Apr 30, 2022
4 by zotzot from Vermont on Feb 28, 2022
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3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by TheBricenator from Oregon

Look: Hazy light orange with a frothy and silky-looking head that builds and holds as a pillow, slowly receding to reveal copious lacing clung to the glass
Aroma: Passionfruit, papaya, mango, pine, cantaloupe melon, blueberries, Cannabis, wafts of strawberries, and sweet bready malt notes
Taste: Blueberries and a tropical fruit salad team up and hit hard out of the gate, followed by subsequent waves of pine and weed that trade off landing blows. Sweet bready malt is present throughout and closes with more tropical fruit, pine, and a nice hop bite
Mouthfeel: Full, silky and soft throughout, medium-high carbonation, and a pretty soft finish with just a hint of a hop-influenced dry note
Overall: I dig it. This was one of the first beers I had from these folks when they first starting distributing in the state and it’s still tasty. A nice example of the tropical fruit aspects of Mosaic and for me, these folks and this beer are what I still call a tweener WCIPA/NEIPA – hazy, soft, lots of hop flavor, and smooth, but also not chalky, not too soft, a noticeable hop bite, and a light dry note

Feb 24, 2022
3.85 by psweet70 from New Hampshire on Dec 13, 2021
4.5 by -Andrew- from Michigan on Nov 09, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

16 oz can pours a turbid medium gold, good head. It has a noticeable aroma of herbal hops and tropical fruit. It’s herbal, fruity, the oats smooth it out somewhat probably, and it packs a good hop punch that drinks stronger than the 55 listed on the label. Their interpretation of a hazy, and it’s a good one. I had it on tap twice at the Fish House in San Diego and it was a little smoother, the fruit was more prominent, but hid the bitterness well though it was there. This can also has some age on it and is falling off a little so glad I had it fresher on tap, cheers!

Nov 06, 2021
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3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by allengarvin from Texas

Hazy amber color with a dense head of foam. Ripe tropical hoppy fruit aroma. Very hoppy flavor, with moderate bitterness. Malt is restrained. Body is a little thin, especially for the strength.

Not bad, but it's kind of an ordinary HIPA.

Oct 24, 2021
4.1 by midlifec from Michigan on Oct 14, 2021
4.18 by socon67 from New York on Sep 22, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

L- Pours a hazy, pale orange. Big creamy, white head. Little carbonation. Nice lacing.
S- Big candied citrus, melon, pineapple sweet smell.
T- Nice citrus, grapefruit and melon taste that is not overly sweet. Nice lighter bitterness that presents good balance. Spice and pepper in the bitterness. Just a little pine resin in end.
F- Middle mouthfeel.
O- High quality, good balance with some resin on the way out. Very nice.

Sep 12, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BigMac59 from Texas

Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a thin head. Very little lacing.
Smell is awesome, sweet bready malt with citrusy aromas and resinous.
Taste is complex. The malt is there along with citrus and dankness. Also, some bitterness with maybe some pine and bitter citrus. The can says 7.2% ABV but it also tastes slightly boozy.
Lots of different hops combined nicely.
I like it.
Mouthfeel is good with normal carbonation.
Really nice Hazy IPA.

Sep 02, 2021
3.83 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Aug 14, 2021
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3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by BillAfromSoCal from California

canned 5/20/21, consumed 7/19/21. Nice gold/orange color, but very thin head that is very short lived and basically no lacing, so very little to commend here for looks. The hop combo is apparent in the smell and to a lesser degree in the taste. I judged the body the be on the heavy side of medium for mouthfeel, with gentle carbonation. Overall an OK hazy but not nearly as good as others, including some from the same brewer. I tend to prefer hazy IPA that whack me in the face with an obvious hop and fruit flavor combined with a beautiful white fluffy head and conspicuous lacing and this one fails on those points.

Jul 20, 2021
4.19 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Jun 20, 2021
3.84 by QuintusHorace from California on Jun 17, 2021
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HalfFull from California

16 ounce can into pint glass. Medium haze with no turbidity. Half inch cap of foam offers moderate retention. Looks good, golden yellow.

Nose is dank, onion, fruity, citrus. Taste follows with perky carbonation, hints of lemon and muddled malty richness. Dry on the finish, lightly bitter, decent follow through. Touch of hop spice on the finish. Overall a solid and regular offering from MT.

Jun 15, 2021
4.04 by blevinsaj from Ohio on May 14, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

A hazy gold color with a one inch white head and a bit of lace.
Aroma of citrus, some pine.
Taste of grapefruit, orange, caramel. Some late dankness.
More fruity than hoppy.
Nice beer.

May 09, 2021
4.24 by RPBeerdude from Colorado on May 07, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Mdog from Minnesota

From a 16oz can:

Appearance: Hazy yellow, good head.

Smell: Citrus, sweetness, bit of dankness.

Taste: Citrusy, oranges, underlying breadiness, mild berry flavor, mild bitterness. Mostly sweet.

Overall: Excited to see Modern Times in MN, picked up their mosaic focused IPA. Nice sweetness, NEIPA done well with no hop burn. Not too sweet, displays some breadiness and balance. Good stuff!

Apr 24, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gatornation from Minnesota

Pours a hazed golden color with a nice white head and lacing. Smell is juicy floral and tropical. Taste had citrus ,lemon and grapefruit zest, grassy herbal notes and cracker bread malts. Mouth has good carbonation is crisp and juicy some pine bitterness in finish. Easy drinking.

Apr 15, 2021
4.27 by Luckydog91 from Texas on Feb 10, 2021
3.48 by eljabak from Michigan on Feb 09, 2021
4.25 by StanleysCup from Maryland on Feb 06, 2021
3.98 by 10Crumra from Texas on Jan 29, 2021
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4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by burnerfinger from Texas

bought this IDK where
pouted from the 16 oz can into my Sam Smith pilsner glass:

A poured up a full 4 finger head, settles with heavy white lacing
very cloudy and lemon colored:

S nice hops to the nose

T a bit of a bite on the toungue, but not classic IPA at all

M good not too heavy

D slush em down!

Jan 19, 2021
4.21 by Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania on Jan 11, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

Bought a 4-pack cans $10.49 Target
50 days old
Smell of citrus
Hazy golden-orange color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium-light carbonation
Tastes of citrus, juicy, easy drinking, hides alcohol well
Overall a good beer. Would be better if the flavors were bolder.

Dec 18, 2020
4.21 by dielzubro from Texas on Nov 23, 2020
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4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Aarroonn17 from Texas

Born date 8/18/20. The beer pours with a lot of head. Light carbonated bubble leaves little foam, some residual lacing. Look is yellow/golden with some opaque. Not as hazy as the can suggests, even with oats and white wheat for the malt. The heading here says 75IBU, can states 55IBU...which I probably side more with can. It is not as bitter as some reviews suggest which makes me think there may have been adjustments. Smell is citrus with a slight beautiful intoxicating dank. Taste and feel is medium bodied, would’ve preferred more chew, starts sweet and later is satisfying bitter addiction. Overall this one is an outstanding NEIPA, it could be that resin dank character that seems to be brought on by this blend of mosaic and Denali hops.

Oct 09, 2020
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3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Beaver13 from Colorado

16 oz can, dated 8/10/20. Pours hazy gold yellow with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet bready malt and fruity floral hops with light resin. A bit subdued.

The flavor is sweet bready malt with big bitter resiny fruity hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a decent NE IPA.

Sep 20, 2020
4.31 by SMH_NWI from Texas on Sep 18, 2020
4.07 by peachy-tay from California on Sep 15, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by Premo88 from Texas

19.2 oz. tall-boy can poured into nonic
(8/6/20 born-on date printed on bottom of can)

L: about 70-80% opaque yellow-yellowish gold as it pours out of the can; stacked in the glass it's almost 100% opaque, looks a lot like a pale orange juice; pushes up a massive thick head of white foam almost 2 inches tall that is super sticky and laces on the way down; fans of the style might want more "murk", but for this craft beer fan, it's an easy 5

S: grapefruit juice, cilantro, hint of green onion, some sweet bread malt, orange peel, grapefruit peel; as it warms, it starts smelling like a tart orange/grapefruit kolache, which typically isn't a thing, but that's what it smells like

T: juicy grapefruit, bitter grapefruit peel, some earthy dirt hop flavor and a layer of biscuit malt ... not nearly as sweet as the nose with a growing bitter buildup of earthy citrus peel

F: solid midweight, maybe on the lighter side of midweight but with some definite heft, relatively soft ... I'm not sure if it's the big pour I gave the beer or all the protein/hop haze in the glass, but the effect is close to a thick orange juice without the pulp

O: very solid beer that has a world-class opening — the first few sips are like drinking carbonated sweet grapefruit juice; the bitter buildup is a bit overkill, but nobody could accuse Modern Times of tricking up this recipe with lactose or fruit juice or anything other than water, yeast, hops and malt; for that, the brewery should be applauded for keeping an honest IPA in their regular lineup

Sep 13, 2020
4.26 by deereless from Colorado on Sep 08, 2020
3.76 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas on Sep 07, 2020
4.35 by Mortarforker from Texas on Sep 06, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

Golden and hazy, this brew looks good. Grapefruit/piney character to the nose. Still going pretty well here. Citrus flavor with less sweetness than you would have in an NE IPA. Some malt in the finish and aftertaste with a mild bitterness holding. Good carbonation for the style with a thinner feel really. Maybe a West Coast version of a NE IPA but nothing like what I’m drinking here in PA. Not a bad beer though. Pretty decent as an IPA.

Sep 06, 2020
Orderville from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 761 ratings