Centaur Gardens
Modern Times Beer

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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 6.47%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
51
From:
Modern Times Beer
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  6
Gots
  11
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: We crammed this incredible beverage with Amarillo, Simcoe, Citra, J17, and Mosaic hops and fermented with London III yeast, yielding a majestic juice-beast bursting with tropical, citrus, and stone fruit magic. It's a breathtaking feat of hop-sorcery that puts your lucky little taste buds on the express train to Downtown Partyville.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 51
Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this a while ago, as the date on the bottom of the can read 4/16/17 with "CAN#10390" written below that. This was the first can that I've had from Modern Times and it's hard to believe that a brewery out of California nailed this style and had me second-guessing where it came from!

Nice pour to this as this was dark, orange, and quite hazy. Plenty of foam topped this off as the bubbles took quite a while to settle down. One thick soapy ring of lacing was left near the top of my pint glass with a few less distinguishable rings being discernible below that. Citrus rind, stone fruit juice, and tropical fruits filled the nose as the taste was just as dank, slick, and engrossing. Wonderfully smooth and chock full of Citra and Mosaic, this was just as good as counterparts from this neck of the woods as it held up well over all the time. Hints of grass and orange sherbet came in before this was all said and done as the aftertaste was a mix between a deep forest and swamp water...

The right amount of booze was in this as there was just a bit of heft but not way to detect it on the palate. While I haven't had much from Modern Times here or in line at Other Half, all of their offerings were excellent although none was quite like this. Should they ever open up a second brewery in these parts, they'd be well-off bringing this back to compete with the big guys in New England!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rand
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From can to pint glass

Hazy, almost muddy copper-orange appearance. Bouquet is bold and sharp, with notes of pineapple-orange juice, edged by grassy earth. Flavors follow, with tropical-citrus notes spearheading the profile. Booze is masked while a full-bodied complexion ushers in a long, lingering finish.

By far the juiciest beer MT has brewed. This is far too easy to throw back, yum.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MickeyHops
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A NE-style IPA from a phenomenal West Coast brewery - the beer nerd world has been turned upside down by "milkshake" beers.

I love Modern Times, so when I saw they had a NE-style IPA, I had to try it. It looks to style (like a milkshake), but is a smidge darker than the "typical" NE-style IPA.

The aromas are pure hops - loads of citrus and tropical aromas. The taste is in line with the aromas, with maybe a bit more tropical flavors, and the feels is a little sharper than the typical NE-style IPA, which I appreciated.

I don't ever want Modern Times to forget who they are and what they do, but they did a nice job with this, IMHO.

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Photo of scottiethebody
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DVMin98
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rawfish
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brianmandell
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Avatar113
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sd123
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevindp9
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeffNev
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anon
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of anteater
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of malfunxion
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jroberts8811
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Centaur Gardens from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 51 ratings