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Mage Hand | Modern Times Beer

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4.21/5
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60 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SDRedDevil on 02-12-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
60
pDev:
7.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by HalfFull:
Photo of HalfFull
3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can poured into a large wine glass. Pours a very light golden, even deep straw in color. A steady effervescence from the bottom keeps a lid on the cap for a good bit and drops lace here and there.

Aroma is hoppy and pleasant, a bit variable at times. No conflicts from caramel notes obviously, as there are none. This looks like an all base malt brew with a basket of hops thrown in for good measure. Hop notes are above average but below desirable in a sense. Without good glassware this beer will fall flat as the hop character isn't enough to reach out and grab you.

Taste is silky with a bit of citrus oil punch on the finish. The ABV is freakishly absent on the palate, and that may be this beers master stroke, and especially given its light body. Bitterness is lacking as expected for the style within a style. I sense some wheat as well given the green tinge we have. Alas I don't see myself supporting experimentation at this price. Cheers.

Picked this beer up at brewery and consumed within two weeks of release.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of J_BeerTimeYo
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of breadwinner
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A solid, if unspectacular, IPA. Not a haze bomb, nor West Coast clarity, and likewise the nose and palate, even if unintentionally, sort of straddle the two, a dose of pine playing alongside tropical aromatics, the palate not soft enough to go all NEIPA but not bitter enough to quite fit in alongside the West Coast stalwarts. All that said, it's a tasty beer, but I wonder if it's stuck in IPA purgatory at the moment.

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Photo of thatsarealplane
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SirBentham
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArtZan
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylemckinnis
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheLefty1616
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ardeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Massbmx
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chefbigjon
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dddddddd
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had to drive an hour to San Diego to Acquire a 4 pack of these babies.

Poured from a 16oz can into a stemmed pint glass

Pours a fairly clear, pale straw yellow, with exceptional carbonation bubbles. Half fingers egg white head with sexy spotty lacing to finish. Kind of light, but the lacing and carbonation make up for the color.

Smells of mega juicy grapefruit, super floral notes, a bit piney, a bit earthy and a bit spicy. Very nice aroma here. Super juicy.

Taste of juicy grapefruit, some earthy tones like pine and has a weird spicy to it, like pepper almost. Fairly light and the hops, then they come for the dry attack. Very well balanced.

Bitter but juicy at the same time. Pretty dry finish and nice grapefruit earth tones. Keeps your mouth dry wanting more.

Very clean, very balanced IPA right here. Super juicy yet super dry, not overly bitter, but not lacking either. Glad i got these guys.

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Photo of jhavs
4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into a flute.

Darker yellow/orange color. No haze, thick foamy white head. The head settles into a thick ring around the glass with floating islands of thin foam.

The aroma is bright citrus hops, grapefruit rind, zest, and juice. Noticeable bit of sweetness.

The flavor is smooth hops. Layers of citrus with a bit of malt sweetness pushing through to balance everything out. The main components of the hop flavor is grapefruit. Gives it a nice bitter edge. There is a bit of earthiness too. Not pine.

Moderate carbonation and medium body. Smooth, pleasant mouthfeel.

Overall a great brew. May be one of the best I have had from Modern Times, who always put out exceptional well-made offerings.

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Photo of SRBush1974
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Drew_V_dt
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brianmandell
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Mage Hand from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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