Dinosaur World
Modern Times Beer

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #176
ABV:
8%
Score:
96
Ranked #994
Avg:
4.41 | pDev: 5.67%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
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Notes: Our 1st-ever hazy DIPA is a thunderous avalanche of hop-sorcery that’s going to crash into your taste buds like a 100-megaton payload of pure pleasure. Boatloads of Citra, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops and fermentation with London III yeast came together to make this beer a tropical marvel, with outrageously tasty notes of passion fruit, tangerine, and stone fruit.
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Photo of jakecattleco
4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draught pour at Davis Beer Shoppe into a goblet. Pours murky copper orange with a finger of white medium density head with limited retention and left ringed lacing. Nose is uber tropical, lots of mango, papaya and passionfruit. Taste brings more citrus and less tropical aspects. Finishes with lots of drying astringency. Medium body with moderate carbonation, very noticeable slightly chalky feel. It's a good beer, but I'd much rather have Blam Blam to this one.

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Photo of MFMB
4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very hazy deep orange to deep golden yellow. Nose is of ripe fruits. Both citrus and tropical. Taste of ripe mangos and papayas as well as tangerines and oranges. Getting a very light oniony flavor that crops up in beers like these sometimes but it is very minimal. Light malt presence to the beer as well. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel and medium to full bodied. It's a good beer

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Photo of robjennings
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When I was a kid, there was a brand of "juice beverage" sold at supermarkets in Canada called Beep. It was juicy, sweet and delicious. Dinosaur World reminds me of Beep. This hazy IPA is an amazing example of this increasingly popular style. Goes down far too easy for a double IPA. This style is appealing even to people who don't like beer and might not ordinarily come near an IPA.

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Photo of jooler
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look is hazey dark oj
Smell is hoppy and amazing. Similar to Julius
Taste out of this world! Juicy for sure but then a slight bitterness. Very similar to Julius.
Feel is great. Great carbonation and but then falls alittle flat
Overall, my favorite modern times release ever so far, then comes goblin rock

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.52/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deeply embedded with the sexiest hops on the planet and with the soul of citrus and cake, the west coast Modern Times brewers dip their whole foot in the north east world of the haze craze.

Dinosaur World pours and extra pulpy golden and orange hue. Nearly viscous in its visual weight, the beer's patient separation of foam from fluid casts a balmy citrusy fragrance on the session. Radiant citrus, juicy tropical and an herbal medley is both mouth watering and jaw tightening with a mere pass of the nose. Fruity sweetness splashes the tongue with hawaiian punch, creamsicle and citrus meringue.

As its cakey sweetness dissolves on the tongue, the brightness of fruit charges in. Branch ripe tangerine link up with red grapefruit, lemon and lime for a tantalizing tanginess and succulence. Rich tropical fruits of passionfruit, pineapple and mango bring a juicy and exotic fruit complexity to the middle palate, and with a quick followup of apricot, peach and pluot. A fine grassy, hemp-like herbal bitterness rounds the finish for a smooth and clean bitterness.

Medium bodied and trending dry, tight and bitter, the beer's fruit flavors extend into an aftertaste of citrus and tropical fruit rinds with a grassy, sprucy after current. Hints of pepper and alcohol spice shows in a curacao liquor finish and a long herbal aftertaste.

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Photo of Jay_P22
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip.

Look is a hazy, thick orange juice bomb.

Smell is pineapple, fruit, and a touch of hops.

Taste follows the nose. Great pineapple aftertaste. So juicy. An amazing run at a NE style IPA.

Mouth feel is medium bodied and a slight aftertaste.

Overall, great! Modern times needs to do this more often. Love it. Fruity, balanced, great finish, and an almost perfect example of a hazy IPA.

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Photo of jhavs
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh can poured into fluted snifter.

Aroma may be the least impressive category for this DIPA. Not a huge burst of hops, but presence of tropical fruit, resinous pine and a hint of sweetness is there.

The flavor is top notch. Lots of earthy resinous hops with moderate bitterness balances the tropical fruit and citrus zest into a well-balanced and smooth DIPA.

Moderate carbonation and a tad over medium body.

Everything comes together nicely. Modern Times does a great job with lots of styles. There foray into "Hazy" hoppy brews is not a disappointment.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am a little high on this rating but I love this beer. Being a big fan of Citra and Mosaic this thing delivers. There is the expected aromas of orange, grapefruit and pine. The taste is tons of citrus fruits with a nice sweetness that is balanced out by the grapefruit and pine bitterness at the end. This beer is silky smooth with a nice creamy mouthfeel and good carbonation. Really great beer.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, dated from 2 weeks ago. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a medium orange, slightly darker copper hue, one finger thick white head, good retention, bits of lacing. Smells of citrus and a touch of booze, moderate grapefruit, pulp and a bit of resinous pine; heavy on the hops but also a fairly substantial malt backbone lurks behind the hops. Flavour is a nice balance of pulp, grapefruit, orange peel, moderate grainy and caramel sweetness, bitter orange peel and resin on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium lighter bodied, a bit sharp and slightly crisper than I'd expect for a beer of this style, but solid. One of their better executed IPAs in the style.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Truly a great Pacific Coast NEIPA. Has the great hazy straw look. Amazing aroma with all kinds of sweet and juicy fruity hops. Goes down almost like a bubbly juice and finishes smooth and juicy to make your mouth water a bit. Really a great NEIPA on the west coast.

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Photo of curtis6290
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 2/13/17. Enjoyed 2/24/17. Acquired in a trade.

Look: Dark orange, burnt orange peel. Hazy, nice foam head that lasts. (8/10)
Smell: Dank, Hoppy, citrus fruit, spice, herbs. Has a nice sweet sugar balance to the sour bite. (8/10)
Taste: Candy, super juicy, great balance of malt to hops to alcohol. leaves your mouth watering for more. Sour that balances out. (9/10)
Feel: Harsh bite at first that turns to watery goodness. Very refreshing. Alcohol is hidden pretty well. (8/10)
Overall: This blew me away, very hard to beleive this came from San Diego. reminds me of Treehouse Julius. Way to go MT. (8/10)

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Photo of thatche2
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a tulip glass at 1 1/2 months old. I also had it fresh from a growler for comparison.

Appearance is an orange/mango juice bomb that is completely opaque with two finger thick white head (dissipates quickly).

Smell is orange and tropical fruit juice (pineapple, mango, apricots) with a good amount of bitterness coming through and a hint bit of pine and alcohol. Notes of mango puree and honey sweetness/malt are prevalent as well.

Taste is slightly juicier than the nose would suggest with with orange and mango puree the focus balanced out by a fairly strong bitterness and a good amount of sweetness. I am getting some grapefruit pith as well in the bitterness that, although strong, does not linger. The sweetness is very well executed as well in that it resembles fruit without being cloying. The balance between the Citra, Amarillo and Mosaic hops is very good I assume as it is difficult to pick one out and the flavors work together in harmony.

Mouthfeel is very full in body with enough carbonation to make this really drinkable for the ABV.

Overall, this is my favorite IPA from Modern Times to date. I am assuming it is due to the higher alcohol content balancing out the hops nicely as well as some fine tuning that they have done over the past year. Although it is very good out of the can, this DIPA was significantly better fresh out of a growler. I am not sure if the recipe changed or if some of the hops faded behind the malt. Either way, I definitely recommend it and look forward to more of MTs offerings.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Type: 16-oz. draft
Glass: Clear tulip
From: Modern Times North Park Flavordome in North Park (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $7.50
Purchased: Jan. 17, 2017
Consumed: Jan. 17, 2017
Reviewed as: New England Style
Misc.: N/A

Was psyched to have this one and even came here just for that. Had high hopes once someone forwarded me the Instagram post and I saw, “Boatloads of Citra, Amarillo and Mosaic hops…” I was more excited about that than it being a hazy NE IPA, because I’m still not 100 percent into those.

Poured a straw-golden yellow hazy orange color with two fingers of frothy white head when I got it. Rather serene setting underneath with not bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Excellent uneven foamy lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 4.25)

First sniff was a 50/50 mix of hops and orange juice. No hiding the hops in Citra, sharp Amarillo and dry Mosaic. Also orange blossom, orange creamscicle, tangerine peel, hints of tropical (kind of a mango/passion fruit hybrid). (Smell - 4.25)

Taste was flat out orange juice to start, ending with a bitter alcohol bite. Reminded me somewhat of a screwdriver to an extent. For hops I got Amarillo and Citra for the most part with that dry Mosaic coming in late. Even a bit of Centennial in there. Also bitter citrus rind finish, more orange than tangerine. Could taste the pulp. Still got the tropical notes as well in bitter mango and stone fruit. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Juicy boozy finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Better than I hoped overall, but still very similar to most hazy NE IPAs. (Overall - 4.25)

4.23 | 94 | A-

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Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 102 ratings