Aurora | Modern Times Beer

AuroraAurora
BA SCORE
3.88/5
187 Ratings
AuroraAurora
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer
California, United States
moderntimesbeer.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ModernTimesJacob on 10-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,464
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
187
pDev:
8.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
29
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of hychenglao
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of JuiceMan818
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FilumDee
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

smooth. slightly malty aftertaste in back of tongue

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.24/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of dertyd
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of GrumD
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StanleysCup
4.23/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jooler
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mkaram
4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Tdizzle
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ezthebull
4.61/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dexterk1
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebooyakid
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Aurora from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 187 ratings
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