Ice | Modern Times Beer

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BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
74 Ratings
IceIce
BEER INFO

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

Style: Bohemian Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The flavor: cold. The crushability: maximum. Ice was our very first pils, and it brings the noise. Hopped with Czech Saaz hops before, like, so many weeks of lagering, Ice packs the flavor of the mighty San Diego mountains into a compact, low-ABV package.

Added by rawfish on 04-05-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,024
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
74
pDev:
7.69%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by EdTheEdge:
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3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of flagmantho
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz tall can into a dimpled mug. Canned 6/20/17, so less than 3 months old.

Appearance: light golden hue with a moderate haze and a finger of frothy ivory foam atop. Normally I would downgrade a Czech Pilsner for such cloudiness, but that's not really how Modern Times is marketing it, so I shan't; actually, I think it looks quite attractive.

Smell: definitely a lager with plenty of yeasty aroma; there's also a rather grainy malt component. A sweet element kind of brings it all together, though, and I like it.

Taste: quite yeasty with some grassy, green hop character. It's not groundbreaking, but it's quite nice.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body but with a great-big carbonation and a relatively satisfying creaminess.

Overall: this is a pretty balanced beer; sweet but grainy, and lightly hopped but bitter enough that you know you're drinking a beer. Paired with the light ABV, it means I could drink quite a lot of this stuff. Definitely worth a try if you see it around!

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Photo of Thirsty_Desert_Rat
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Looks:
-Beautiful light golden color with a thin white head and average retention.

Smell:
-Floral smell with a slight herbal smell to it.

Taste:
-Again there is a slight floral taste to it as well as a slightly bitter citrus aspect, but nothing over-powering. Although you will get a better crisp feeling when it is colder, the flavor is also nice at room temperature. The aftertaste does not stay very long, but it still has a sense of being refreshing.

Feel:
-Very crisp feel to it and not over carbonated.

Overall:
-I'm not generally someone who likes light beers, but I was fairly taken with this one. It feels like something I would have to refresh myself on a hot day. It also does well at being light while still retaining a decent flavor.

Food Pairings:
-I'd suggest sticking to lighter meats like chicken and maybe some mild seafood. I personally had it with garlic fries and found that the garlic actually really complimented the drink. I'm looking forward to trying it with something that has rosemary in it to see if it will bring out more of the herbal aspects of the beer.

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Photo of juablu
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Clear yellow body. Smells of spicy and grassy hops with a little bit of a tropical aroma as well. Also smells like corn, though. Taste has a bright fruity hop flavor before a light bready malt and corn sweetness. Grassy and spicy hop bitterness in the back. Medium light. The hop profile is a little out of sorts for the style, but the corn is the real problem. Not bad, though.

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Photo of pGaf
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best composition for this style of beer that I've had in a while.

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Photo of Danielr26
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Acforster2
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a two finger white head that dissipates to a thick cap with good lacing. Aroma is classic grainy biscuit malt with grassy Noble hops. Flavor follows, with biscuit malt with husky grain, continental grassy hops, finishing with grainy malt and mild to moderate dry grassy hops with a hint of lemon. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Not sure what the "ice" is about (it makes the can look 90% like a BMC light beer can). Tastes like a traditional Czech pilsner, maybe a little on the mild side for hopping. True to style, but does not stand out in the pils crowd.

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Vroom vroom! Clear. Not crystal clear Pepsi clear, but kinda straw like. Aroma is sweet grain and malt like a Tijuana sunrise after visiting the donkey shows. Taste is much the same, along with some nascar metallic lingering. Not too pumped about that.

Anyway, Raul moves on and he sips, and he sits, and it’s a perfectly fine pilsner for a perfectly fine day - but sometimes you want da best. And da best ain’t here.

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Photo of largadeer
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrewh995
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold. Smells of malt, grains, very light hops, and earthiness. Tastes of a lot of grains and malt, grass, light hops, and a small amount of citrus. Medium in body and medium-high carbonation. Overall for a Pilsner, this is damn good.

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Photo of frasergrove
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jortonsbeer
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sparkling golden with a moderately large, fluffy white foam leaving sticky arms of lace.

I'm smelling corn, biscuit and grassy hops that are slightly astringent with much the same in taste, which adds a tad more bitterness of grapefruit rind and pine through an ultra frothy, crisp body and a semi-dry to dry finish.

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Ice from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 74 ratings