Modern Times Beer

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IPA - New England
Ranked #1,157
Ranked #3,160
4.13 | pDev: 6.78%
Modern Times Beer
California, United States
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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gatornation from Minnesota

4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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burnerfinger from Texas

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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
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Aarroonn17 from Texas

4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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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Beaver13 from Colorado

3.36/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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
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Premo88 from Texas

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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
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donspublic from Texas

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can into tulip, good 2+ finger off white foam, good retention and lacing. Hazy golden in the glass. Smells of tropical citrus more to the grapefruit side & pineapple. Taste is initially a sweet malt followed immediately by citrus/grapefruit/pineapple, creamy thru the middle with a good firm bitterness on the finish. Finish is semi dry and a lingering grapefruit peel on the palate. Great mouthfeel, no alcohol detected.

Sep 05, 2020
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very cloudy golden color with a thick foamy head. Head retention is good as is lacing. Has a juicy citrus aroma. Grapefruit, tangerine and pineapple. Dank and juicy taste. Mainly grapefruit. Some tangerine. Very little pineapple. Some piney resin. Decent bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Sep 03, 2020
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a deep golden yellow with a huge thick, rocky white head. Excellent retention.
Nose is pine, resin, grapefruit, blueberry
Taste is blueberry, pine, orange rind, melon, dank, grapefruit rind in the finish. Solid bitterness and a subtle but present malt backbone. Great beer.

Aug 23, 2020
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, orange coloration with a medium, fluffy head. Smell is a little subdued, with some light biscuity malt and rather soft tropical fruit notes of mango and papaya, as well as some dank, herbal, almost minty accents. Taste is an interesting balance of light biscuity malt and rather bitter, herbal, dank and somewhat spicy and resinous hops with some rather soft tropical accents also coming through and notes of mint, sage, white pepper, pine, mango and papaya. Finishes with a medium/strong bitterness and some dank, herbal and slightly tropical notes lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This is a rather unusual and unique "New England" IPA that is a lot more heavy on the herbal, dank and resinous notes than the juicy tropical notes, although the latter, soft as they may be, balance this out nicely. Not your typical NEIPA, that's for sure, but rather interesting in its own way and I can personally rather appreciate that dank and herbal character. Mouthfeel is a bit disappointing for the style though.

Jul 16, 2020
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mschrei from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 4/20. Pours hazy golf, minimal head and lacing. Dank hoppy smell. Slight citrus notes. Taste is mildly citrusy, but bitter, but dank. Feel is light to medium bodied, slightly dry finish. New England in name but not very much in nature. Good, but not outstanding.

May 27, 2020
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wyzeprince from California

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a dank ipa; the concentration/alcohol content may actually overpower the mosaic hop. compare with karl strauss mosaic. less alcohol, but more balanced structure. i actually love this beer (which is why i bothered to write), but i'd accept a less hazy, less boozy mix in exchange for a more distinct mosaic hop flavor.

May 26, 2020
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Georgiabeer from Georgia

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Juicy with citrusy hops and a decent malt backbone, but still quite a dry finish. I think these very dry finishes have basically become a hallmark of the San Diego style. Virtually every beer I have from there seems to go in that direction. An enjoyable beer.

May 08, 2020
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall 19.2 can, 02/26/2020, had to pick it up with a sandwich I ordered from Boney’s in Coronado. This is a NEIPA so I know what to expect and it delivers. A tropical fruit bomb that’s smooth with great drinkability. But maybe I’m biased...seems a bit artificial/forced in the finish and feel. Like, dank and delicious but also a bit skunky and cloying. Maybe these beers truly don’t work outside of New England?

May 04, 2020
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden with some haze, rich white foamy head and decent lacing.
N: Light citrus and tropical notes, some resin and dank essence.
T: Follows the nose on this one. Light and crisp citrus flavors with some fruit/tropical mixed in. A resin bite and dryness on the finish.
M: Medium feel with a blend of sweet/bitter and a light dryness.
O: A decent beer but I feel it does get lost in the bunch, nothing jumps out on this one.

Apr 22, 2020
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kookajamo from Delaware

4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a muffin top

L: Golden, a bit hazy and poured with a 1.5 finger head with ample lacing. Wish it was more hazy.

S: Very fruit forward with some grassy hop dankness mixed in. Stone fruits, tropical fruits, just smells so freaking juicy.

T: Follows the nose but isn't overly fruit forward. You can definitely taste the punch that the mosaic hops pack but I was expecting more of a mosaic forward flavor. The addition of the six other hops drown out the mosaic but still mix together to form a very dank hop flavor with notes of stone and tropical fruits. The flavor is rather complex and I found myself tasting different fruity notes from sip to sip, all backed by an incredibly dank bomb of hop flavors. Some herbal spiciness on the end.

F: Feels a little overly carbonated which adds a bit of a prickly feeling to the mouthfeel and its a bit thin for a NEIPA but still very drinkable.

O: This was not what I was expecting but I am pleasantly surprised with how complex and tasty all the different hop flavors are in this beer. ABV well hidden.

Apr 17, 2020
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Anders91 from California

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: orange body with a medium fluffy white head, lots of carbonation

Smell: super fruity, tropical, citrus, hops

Taste: follows the nose, pretty hoppy/bitter for a NEIPA, sorta halfway between a west coast and a NEIPA

Feel: super bubbly

Mar 24, 2020
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summitsix from California

4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass
Canned on 2/13/2020 and reviewed on 2/29/2020

L - Hazy, golden brew, delicate beer foam floating on the top
S - Berry medley aromas, light blueberry notes
T - This beer is all about the taste.... tropical, stone fruit upfront, spicy and herbal on the finish (wow!)
F - Light bodied, simple to drink, very palatable, refreshing
O - Another delicious hop bomb for all the hopheads out there. Woohoo!

Mar 01, 2020
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StJamesGate from New York

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Milky gold with steady carpet; mango, cantaloupe, Meyer lemon on the nose; Lemonhedz, Sunny D, a thread of dank, hints of sage, honeydew, + resin; smooth + oily.

4 4.25 4.25 4 4.25

Mosaic, Simcoe, Ekuanot, Denali, Eureka, Nugget

7 weeks old, from a warm shelf in Trader Joe’s - proceed accordingly.
That’s some hop bill; most of them seem designed to deliver dank, but in the glass it’s oily lemon aromas + a balance of high citrus, light tropical (think melon, not mango) and pungent herbal notes (in line for both Ekuanot + Eureka.)
It sits light + almost spritzy, the 55 IBUs go almost totally unnoticed, the wheat + oats base is a smooth, blank canvas - it’s like they’re trying to Trojan horse a hop bomb into a summer quencher.
The can says “hazy” and “Mosaic” which I feel is misleading - it’s far from the best showcase for Mosaic, and is as much San Diego as New England in character.
So maybe not as advertised but still unique + well built, as well as easy + fun.

Another reason to like Modern Times.

Jan 25, 2020
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deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy IPA brewed with Mosaic, Simcoe, Ekuanot, Denali, Eureka, and Nugget hops as well as oats and white wheat. Poured from a can into a Listermann's pub glass. The pour is (not surprisingly) hazy and dark orange in color with a rather thin rocky white crown of foam. Not particularly well-attenuated. Average head retention. The nose has lots of over-ripe tropical fruit. I get over-ripe peaches, oranges, grapefruit, and a little dank resin-like character as well.

Medium body with an oily feel and a balanced flavor. I get some biscuit-like notes up front. The hops bring on flavors of lemon curd and marmalade, but that malt backbone provides a complementary honey-like sweetness. Not overly hoppy, but the flavors lean towards the dank side instead of bright and fruity. The use of Mosaic hops contributes to this character. I wonder how this beer would be if they had used Galaxy instead. Overall a solid beer, but not an IPA I would seek out again.

Jan 22, 2020
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mushroomcloud from Texas

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz canned 12-3-19. Opened 1-18-20.
2 finger white head cresting over the rim of the glass. Outstanding retention, still sitting at 1 finger 5 minutes after the initial pour. Thick lacing. Opaque orange IPA. Good looking Hazy beer.
Blueberry and oranges on the fruit side of the hop. Pine and a hint of dank on the green side of the hop.
Berry and melon are prominent with some citrus (orange/tangerine/grapefruit) and tropical (pineapple) flavors in supporting roles. Bready malt is apparent in the finish...nice balance.
Full body, medium carbonation. Soft and creamy mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Fruit filled medium length finish.
Very good. 2 for 2 on Modern Times beers for me and my palate...good stuff.

Jan 19, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I got a 4pck of this beer from my local beer store just around the corner. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had faint bitter citrus notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with dank ripe fruit presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

Dec 27, 2019
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monkist from Hungary

4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We are talking about Modern Times’ NEIPA here, that is quite hazy indeed, smells and tastes almost the same extent very fruity.
I was surprised that the beer had quite small of a head, almost nothing, as if it was really a fruit juice - because it looked and smelled almost like one, for sure! Although the beer had quite some carbonation to it, I could sense it on the wall of the tumbler. The aroma was true to the description, quite fruity, I would describe it as peachy with some tropical flavor added - oh yes, speaking of the flavor, it was almost the same as the aroma, although much less intensive but without almost any bitterness. Quite smooth but not in the lactose-y sense of the word but rather for the lack (?) of carbonation - it was really as if I was drinking peach juice. Halfway through the taste I could feel the hops, some slightly raw hops appear that actually gave the beer a beer-like character instead of just the juicy fruits.
Altogether I found it quite a pleasant beer (that I might have wanted to try a bit less icy cold, as it was served at The Bucket in FUK, JP. My wife would have liked it quite a lot I’m sure, if only she wasn’t the one to drive that night...

Dec 07, 2019
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pretty decent "hazy style" IPA ... Looks nice and I like the nose.... The feel is a bit unpleasant and my unsophisticated tongue can't really figure it out....Still, not bad.

Nov 11, 2019
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