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Modern Times Beer

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Modern Times Beer
California, United States
Imperial IPA
3.81 | pDev: 13.12%
Jun 15, 2020
Nov 27, 2013
Very Good
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Notes: A resinous double IPA with Centennial, Chinook, Simcoe, and Calypso hops.
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Rated: 3.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Nugganooch from California

3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle split between a couple of taster glasses
Last noted from 10.07.15

This is a nice DIPA but falls a tad short of being something really great. Well balanced in that it hides the alcohol well.
Bright straw gold with minimal hop haze as the refined beverage comes to settle in the glass. Capped with smallish layer of bone white suds. Light dots of stick noted.
Grassy resinous pine needle and mild dank herbals with a distinct earthiness. Some restrained grapefruit and tropical flora. Decent pale malt backbone and a light honey like sweetness. Flavor is sticky dank oils, grass, and earthy evergreens answered by some juicy grapefruit and spiced papaya. Malty caramel, bread, and cracker all come together with a hit of earthy hop bitterness that lingers. Super dry finish. Slight grainy quality. Was hoping for a bit more pop but still has some nice flavors.
Jan 09, 2017
Rated: 4 by Mattias from Sweden

Jul 02, 2016
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Rated by ezthebull from California

5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is one tasty double ipa
Jun 16, 2016
Rated: 3.53 by GClarkage from California

Apr 13, 2016
Rated: 4 by CaptainQ from Washington

Apr 12, 2016
Rated: 3 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Feb 21, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by Dominic_Decoco from New Jersey

Feb 21, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by thebooyakid from Hawaii

Feb 17, 2016
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Reviewed by gatornation from Minnesota

3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a Hazy golden color with a 1 finger white head, smells of pine and dankness in the hops , taste is bitter pine hops and resin with a dankness about it sweet malts in the finish, low-medium carbonation with a bitter palate, its worth a try but wont buy again.
Feb 05, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by Cook82 from Maryland

Feb 01, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by Stezz420 from Illinois

Jan 20, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by Mealhouse from Minnesota

Dec 28, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois

Dec 20, 2015
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Reviewed by TheSixthRing from California

3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Bottle labeled, inconspicuously (had to be held at the right angle of light to see it), with 322 G 1134 2014 (2014? Uh oh!)

Appearance - Pours hazy and golden in color with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention, then dissipates to reveal a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Lacing is streaky, with broken lines and a few spots here and there.

Smell - Orange with a touch of pine and a near equal grainy malt aroma that touches on a hint of caramel.

Taste - Follows the nose. Hoppy at first, with predominant orange character and a lesser note of pine, but then the malts creep in with grain, a touch of sweet caramel, and a cardboard-like staleness. The hops nosedive quickly, leaving a mostly flat, stale finish with a light sour twang.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body with low carbonation. Nearly lifeless. Goes down easy enough though.

Overall - I bought this at the Rancho Cucamonga Total Wine a few weeks ago. The TW label had a date of 10/22/2015, and since I couldn't see the nigh invisible date on the bottle, I assumed TW's check-in label would have at least been within a month or so of the bottling date and I purchased. The discovered '2014' and generally stale delivery here tells me this beer is at least a year old; I'd be willing to put money on it. For shame. I suppose I'll just have to be continually more wary of what I'm buying.
Dec 16, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by kmoen from California

Dec 15, 2015
Rated: 3.98 by BAsbill from California

Dec 15, 2015
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Rated by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pine, light caramel malt, medium bitterness, resin, sugar covered orange rind
Dec 15, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by 2GOOFY from California

Dec 13, 2015
Rated: 4 by scottiethebody from California

Dec 11, 2015
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Reviewed by Tilly from Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
P: Hazy golden pour witha nice frothy beige/white head. Consistent lacing.
A: Resiny pine, citrus
T: Resiny pine, citrus, mostly grapefruit, hoppy, fruity, almost banana, some sweetness.
M: Clean, medium body but the finish is not quite there.
O: A very good, almost great DIPA, Mail order beer ain't bad. Brings the west coast to the Midwest!
Dec 06, 2015
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Reviewed by cherche from Washington

4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: bright orange body, thick off white head with light but lasting retention and solid lacing.
S: malt comes first, not overwhelming but definitely has the first impression. After the malt comes the fruits, very tropical fruits (pineapple, guava), slight grassiness but mostly a tropical fruit and malt smell.
T: similar to the smell. Tropical fruits more on the front end with the malt following it up and balancing it out.
M: average carbonation and feel.
O: very good DIPA, well balanced and very enjoyable. Not a hop bomb but absolutely worth a try for all IPA and DIPA fans. Reminds me of double jack and I will soon have to try them side by side to see if that initial impression is accurate. Modern Times continues to impress me.
Dec 05, 2015
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Reviewed by Brolo75 from California

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
22 ounce bomber poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours a dark orange, amber color with a white head, decent amount of carbonation streaming up the side, lots of lacing, looks like a typical IIPA.

A: Not much on the aroma, some hints of grapefruit and lemon peel, some pine, not much as far as maltiness.

T: Subtle citrus flavors, some pine, resin, finish is dry and resiny.

M: Medium bodied, dry finish.

O: Lacks the punch of a IIPA, some notes of citrus and resin, also lacks malt. I've never understood how malt balances a IIPA, now I do, beer really falls off on the end.
Dec 04, 2015
Rated: 4 by pmangold from Florida

Nov 29, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Nov 27, 2015
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Reviewed by corby112 from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden orange color with tangerine colored edges and a two finger, frothy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Excellent retention with streaks of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down.

Grassy hop aroma with resinous oils, pine needle and dank buds with juicy tropical/citrus fruit and a pale malt backbone. Dank and floral with grapefruit, mango, orange peel and pineapple along with subtle caramel, bread, biscuit and cracker.

Full body with a blast of dank, earthy hop bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and malt backbone into a bone dry finish. Dank and bitter with sticky oils, grass and earthy pine needle countered by juicy grapefruit, mango, papaya and tart orange peel. Faint malt sweetness with some biscuit and grainy cracker. Really great complex hop flavor with subtle alcohol in the finish but this beer is dangerously drinkable. Excellent!
Nov 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Absolut from California

3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a pint glass

Golden yellow. White head. Good looking dipa

Smells is malt, pine, citrus. Not as hop forward as you would expect from a San Diego double iPa

Mild tast, hops, pine.

Good beer. Just fails to stand out in a crowded field.
Nov 23, 2015
Rated: 3.89 by nygannon from California

Nov 20, 2015
Rated: 4 by GRG1313 from California

Nov 20, 2015
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Reviewed by KyleDavis from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Wonderful example of a modern West Coast DIPA. The label does not lie: piney and sappy. Tons of pine and citrus aroma and flavor. Bottle is roughly 3 weeks old, poured into a tulip glass. Slightly hazy appearance, but wonderful golden yellow color. Great head retention leaving lacing on the glass. Very easy to drink for a DIPA. No booze heat at all.
Nov 17, 2015
Rated: 3.62 by Lurkerson from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2015
Rated: 4 by tgates from Minnesota

Nov 14, 2015
Rated: 3.28 by thegerm87 from Massachusetts

Nov 13, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by Purp1eOne from Illinois

Nov 11, 2015
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Reviewed by johlac66 from California

4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured a lemon gold with a frothy two finger head that left a curtain of lacing.
Piney citrus tropical floral on the nose. Taste followed but not quite as sweet as the aroma.
Nicely carbonated. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Slight dry finish.
Strong but smooth. Bold but not overpowering.
Nov 11, 2015
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Reviewed by BenwayPHD from California

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
It pours an orange yellow with a decent sized head. The aroma is pine, resin, mild tangerine, bitter berries, and a light biscuit malt in the rear. The flavor is good. Bitter upfront, which gives way to a mild sweetness. It has an oily feel, which I like in IPAs. This is an homage to the beers that put San Diego on the map. I feel like people might be disappointed when comparing thus to the type if beer MT normally makes, but for what it is, I find it excellent.
Nov 10, 2015
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Reviewed by SuperChugLosAngeles from California

2.38/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
This was a highly recommended beer from a salesman in the beer isle at Whole Foods in DTLA. And that's where it stops. Nothing special,but I finished it off because I wanted to catch a buzz while watching Star Trek TOS with my family. Yes, Star Trek. I mean, this beer is better than Sam Adams, but not much better.
Nov 08, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by brotherloco from California

Nov 08, 2015
Rated: 3.87 by kiki3drt292 from California

Nov 07, 2015
Rated: 3.89 by mobrado from California

Nov 06, 2015
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