Aurora
Modern Times Beer

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From:
Modern Times Beer
 
California, United States
Style:
Rye Beer
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 8.79%
Ratings:
191
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 12, 2020
Added:
Oct 02, 2014
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  28
SCORE
87
Very Good
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3.25 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 12, 2020
 
3.84 by BEER88 from Washington on Aug 07, 2018
 
3.78 by CAcker from California on May 05, 2018
 
3.99 by TrojanRB from Texas on Dec 29, 2017
 
3.97 by hychenglao from California on Jun 18, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Can to becher pint glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt dark orange close to amber color with a thin finger's worth of messy white foamy head. Sly messy lace.
The aroma had a nice blend of pine to citrus to sweet rye over top of a nice embrace of caramel/toffee malts.
The flavor was authentic enough taking the prior mentioned aromas stealthily to glide into the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was a nice blend of the dry grip to a sly smoothness of the malts. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, a bit darker in color for a rye beer, but since the aromas and flavor compensated nicely across the board, I can see it as one and would welcome this again.

Jun 10, 2017
 
3.86 by JuiceMan818 from California on Apr 01, 2017
 
4 by jera1350 from Minnesota on Feb 20, 2017
 
4.2 by GClarkage from California on Jan 29, 2017
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by FilumDee from North Carolina

smooth. slightly malty aftertaste in back of tongue

Jan 28, 2017
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3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Karibourgeois from Texas

Clear dark golden pour with a big white head. Somewhat light aroma with hints of rye, pine and bread. Taste is resiny and piney upfront with a moderate bitterness and nice rye spice flavor. Light to medium bodied. Finishes dry with a fairly long lingering herbal and piney bitterness.

Jan 26, 2017
 
3.5 by dertyd from California on Jan 14, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by crob3888 from California

Poured a nice mahogany with a fluffy head that dissipates to a ring around the glass, some lacing. Aromas and flavors are a perfect balance of sweet and spicy rye malt hop flavors: tropical fruits, some dankness, some pine, and a marriage with orange. All of this makes for a drinkable beer which felt perfectly suited to pairing with a lot of different foods; tonight, we had a spicy, creamy chicken tortilla soup.

Jan 10, 2017
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4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by GrumD from Japan

Love this one. Pours with a relatively dense head that soon drops to almost nothing. The smell hints at pine needles, burnt sugar, orange zest, with a decent hop hit but also mango and lychee at the back. The taste is great and unctuous; it is well balanced with bitter hops jousting well with resins and malts. It leaves a decent 'afterburn' and should be revisited.

Jan 05, 2017
 
3.18 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Jan 02, 2017
 
3.81 by joeyjoey104 from California on Dec 15, 2016
 
4.1 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Nov 02, 2016
 
4.23 by StanleysCup from Maryland on Oct 29, 2016
 
4.12 by billab914 from Virginia on Oct 27, 2016
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4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jooler from California

look is dark red with a good half inch of head.
smell is really hoppy and piney.
taste is piney with a nice bitterness. lots of hops.
feel is crisp and smooth
overall, i don't really like red IPAs but this is by far my favorite. better than bells roundhouse.

Oct 24, 2016
 
3.75 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont on Oct 24, 2016
 
4.6 by Mkaram from California on Oct 22, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by XicanoBeerRun from Texas

Reddish, burnt orange. Smells like cotton candy, and makes me think of pink sugary grit in my teeth. Lots of hop action going on with a trace of the complexity of rye. , refreshing. I don't think my description does this beer justice, but they hit this one out of the park.

Oct 15, 2016
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4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tdizzle from California

Canned on 9/13/16. Consumed on 10/7/16. Poured into a Modern Times tulip glass.

L - Aurora pours a clear amber color with a sticky head of off-white foam that settles to a thick cap atop the beer. Streaks of lacing cling to the glass on the drink down. Nice retention.

S - The aroma pops with big notes of spicy rye malt, yeasty bread, resiny pine, and citrus fruit candy. Clean, fruity ale yeast and just a touch of heat follow up. An aggressive swirl brings out notes of sugar cookie.

T - A bitter punch of hops hits the palate first, giving way to a pungent, orange-y sweetness that's accented by spicy and sweet malt flavors. The finish is very dry, but leaves a lasting, lingering bitterness that recalls the citrus fruit character of the initial taste.

F - An aggressive pour helped to knock out some of the excess CO2, but the carbonation is still pronounced, though it's nicely balanced by a slightly viscous and chewy texture.

O - Aurora is on the sweeter side of the spectrum in the rye IPA category, but it's very flavorful and well executed. Bold in both flavor and aroma, and certainly worth a try for anyone who is a fan of rye malt in beer.

Oct 08, 2016
 
4.25 by Lingenbrau from Oregon on Oct 06, 2016
 
3.77 by Dicers from Colorado on Sep 25, 2016
 
4.61 by ezthebull from California on Jun 28, 2016
 
3.81 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Jun 02, 2016
 
4.06 by thebooyakid from Hawaii on Apr 14, 2016
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4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by elNopalero from California

This pours a pleasing malty caramel with a ruby glow and a creamy cap. Slightly bready, slightly peppery notes with a swirl of earthy hops from a melon field. I get a slight bitterness and a hint of honeydew along with a taste of cracked pepper and a piece of pumpernickel as I sip.
Oddly enough detected a bit of a backing soda note on the finish, the only down note on an otherwise enjoyable brew. Enjoyed six weeks after bottling. Er, canning.

Mar 28, 2016
 
3.5 by aztraz from Sweden on Mar 06, 2016
 
4.25 by Heeenrik from Finland on Feb 07, 2016
 
4.1 by Lodisgrisen from Finland on Feb 06, 2016
 
3.84 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden on Feb 02, 2016
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3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by bark from Sweden

The colour is amber (25 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head is warm white and compact, it sinks slowly leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is spicy and bitter. Dried fruits, butter, allspice, muesli and a touch of perfume. It is very sweet, too.

The taste is bitter and hoppy with spicy notes of allspice and nutmeg. Growing sweet notes of rye bread and caramel. Medium body. Some warming alcohol in the aftertaste as well as minerals, yeast, pine needles. Hints of soap and washing powder in the bitter finish.

The carbonation is medium strong, the short-lived bubbles are smooth. The liquid is smooth, too.

Very distinct spicy (and a bit harsh) rye flavours.

Jan 24, 2016
 
3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Jan 23, 2016
 
3.75 by devilfluff from New Jersey on Jan 23, 2016
 
3.89 by Waggman from Sweden on Jan 23, 2016
 
3.79 by JamFuel from Sweden on Jan 23, 2016
 
3.75 by thomda11 from California on Jan 23, 2016
Aurora from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 191 ratings