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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
SRM | Gold: 5
IBU: 65
Final Gravity: 1.004

Hops: Simcoe, Oregon Horizon and Amarillo
Malts: Two Row, White Wheat and Pale Malt

We've spent years obsessing over how to create the bomb-diggityest of IPAs. We've scoured the globe for the choicest hops, exhaustively refined our malt bills & yeast strains, & fine-tuned our methods & recipes to a point some would consider ridiculous. We wouldn't, & you're about to taste why. Vibrant notes of stone fruit, pine, & refreshing citrus dazzle the palate before making their exit in a graceful, dry finish that argues convincingly for a follow-up sip. It's the sum of our (current) IPA-brewing wisdom, & it also happens to pair pretty wonderfully with those veggie pakoras a couple of aisles over.

Added by BucannonXC5 on 07-02-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,003
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
123
Liked:
118
Avg:
4.22/5
pDev:
6.4%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by anteater:
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4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Trader Joe's Exclusive. Bottling date of 06/25/16

Appearance - Pours hazy and orange in color with an off-white, finger width head. Fair retention before retreating to a thin, consistent layer of suds with a fair ring lining the edge. Fair lacing, mostly consisting of spots found along the glass.

Smell - Fair aroma that's juicy in character with orange, apricot, pine, melon and a hint of pineapple.

Taste -Follows the nose. Mellow but juicy; a blend of orange and honeydew melon with a bit of mango. A touch of pine and spice hit mid-taste and into the finish that also features some citrus pith, but the flavor fizzles out fairly quickly. Found a bit of yeast on the bottle and added it to my glass. Adds more welcomed pithy bitterness throughout the experience.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with soft, but slightly tingly carbonation. Silky texture makes it an easy drinker with a slightly dry finish.

Overall - Overall a good beer, but the strength of this is its smoothness. In a way, this quite reminds me of some of the hoppy pales that Maine Beer Co. has to offer, especially their hazier offerings.

Pro-tip: a bit of yeast settles on the bottom that contains a lot of bitterness. Swirl the bottle midway through pouring to get that bit more of flavorful goodness. Trust me, it needs it. Added a quarter point in taste

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Photo of virinow
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of augustgarage
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 11/1 or 11/11 - so this is pretty fresh either way (2-3 weeks old). Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Extremely turbid old gold body, almost neon, with a bright white finger of thick micro-foam. Dense even lacing, superior retention. Decidedly unfiltered, and I'm guessing the white wheat is flour rather than malt? Cool looking, despite defying most any style guidelines.

Decidedly juicy aroma with citrus, mango and peach dominating (hints of pineapple and apricot - MAYBE some gooseberry and/or passionfruit in there as well). There is also a low floral/herbal quality suggestive of mint. My wife reports heavy grapefruit seeds/pine, though I'm not getting much of that.

The malt profile accentuates the peppery/spicy bite of the hops - below the crest of citrus and bright fruit flavors there is a cushion of flavorful yet clean malt rounded by oats - the synergy this has with some of the hops yields surprising flavors that give this one of the most complex finishes of any IPA around, bringing to mind a fine single-origin coffee from Ethiopia or Kenya (lemon, chocolate, berry, bergamot, etc.). Moderate bitterness throughout, not especially aggressive, allowing the core flavors to reveal themselves fully. No off notes. Some vague hints of pine and scallion. Maybe slightly grassy (though never vegetal) at times from heavy doses of dry-hopping (I'm guessing), but just short of perfection otherwise.

Pillowy, soft, not-quite-medium bodied, and supremely refreshing - where was this all Summer?

Excellent value - easily on par with some of the small batch, canned, limited release "NE style" IPAs that have so much current trade value. These should fly off the shelves.

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Photo of dertyd
4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of trocketsauced
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a hazy orange with a little more than a finger of head. It recedes rather quickly but leaves some heavy lacing.

S: Very hoppy. Citrus, some pine. Mango, oranges, tangerines.

T: Follows nose with a clean dry finish. Real nice.

F: Medium body, moderately carbonated.

O: I picked a few of these up at Trader Joe's. I'm glad I did. Easily one of the best beers I've had. Truly top notch.

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Photo of SaulFox
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjones5045
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rizzy17
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmoen
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewjframpton
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soco89ziegler
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SirBentham
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleHunter805
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spark3148857
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours super hazy straw yellow with a one finger fluffy white head and some intense lacing. Aroma has some peach, white grape, and earthiness with a little bit of cat pee (I hate that term but that's what I'm getting from the simcoe). Up front I'm getting orange, white grape, peach, pine and a sweet and velvety wheaty malt. Somewhat astringent. Finish is not very bitter leaving notes of white grape and peach to linger.

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Photo of edthehead
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Really damn good, IMHO.

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Photo of jtk21351
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beer pours almost identically to the beloved (or despised) Easy Coast/VT style IPAs...huge haze level, thick frothY foam. Aroma is light and floral, peaches and plum up front. Smooth bitterness and rich mouthfeel. I like the beer, but the super haze rich yeasty unfiltered-ness is a bit of a detractor.

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Photo of matthewrdale
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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