Dymaxion | Modern Times Beer

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Kurmaraja on 02-25-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
6.65%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vlaminck
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BWood
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice big fluffy head and great lacing. Pillows of fluff sit on top of the beer for a good while.

Nice tropical smell. Fruits and light pines.

Taste has fruit definitely. Pineapple...maybe guava or melon. Something tropical but can't put a finger on it. Nice and crisp ipa.

Feel is soft like a pillow. As the bottle says.

Overall a damn good beer. Low abv makes it a perfect beer for a day at the pool or beach.

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Photo of zonker17
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy NE style golden color, a finger of head, much lacing. Citrus nose, with deep pine notes. Taste is light on bitterness, more focused on orange, rind, some mild tropical fruits. Feel above medium and average carbonation.

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Photo of McBAINx
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of swanfungus
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz into Bell's Oberon Pint Glass. Bottled on February 24th 2017.

L: Hazy pale yellow, nice finger width fluffy off-white head. Retains well, lacing is good as well.

S: Lots of tropical notes here with stone fruit, some dank pine, floral and herbal notes as well. Oranges, guava, peach. Pleasant.

T: Follows the nose closely only divergence is there is less pine and more sweet fruit. Very tasty.

F: Light-Medium, good carbonation, semi-dry.

O: A pretty delicious Pale Ale. I love trying beer with experimental hop varieties. Not the greatest beer I have had but certainly one I would recommend to most anyone.

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Photo of 98green
3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle. Hazy pale orange. Smells of soft citrus, orange, wheat, bright tangerine, and grape. Tastes of orange, tangerine, and grape. Garlic bite behind it. Wheat. Light grainy malt. Medium light body. Crushable and delicious.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Modern Times willybecher pint
From: Trader Joe’s in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5.99
Purchased: March 31, 2017
Consumed: March 31, 2017
Reviewed as: American Pale Ale
Misc.: Bottled on Feb. 24, 2017

As crazy as it sounds, I think this was the first time I saw this in a store in California. I had seen it once before in Henderson, Nev., but don’t think I’d seen it in San Diego. Had to get it as I have every monthly beer they release. Not sure what to think heading in reading that’s it’s soft and pillowy.

Poured a light yellow cloudy color with three fingers of rocky white head. Calm underneath with just a few noticeable bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Excellent layered spiderweb lacing. World-class foamy retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled mostly tropical notes from the jump. Got stone fruit, sugary peach, dank resin, New Zealand hops, floral, orange blossom, a touch of white grapefruit, papaya and hints of guava. Toward the end reminded me more of those sugary IPAs from The Alchemist and the like. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste followed the nose for the most part. This was good. Still those sugary fruit notes dominating. Not as dank as the smell. Got stone fruit, papaya, sugary peach, citrus pulp, New Zealand hops, mango, orange blossom, white grapefruit, resin, pineapple and hints of spices. Hard to believe that this isn’t an IPA. (Taste - 4.25)

Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt tropical finish. (Feel - 4.25)

For a pale ale this was awesome. Pleasantly surprised. (Overall - 4.25)

4.19 | 93 | A-

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Photo of Hans_Muecke
4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into Willybecher glass bottled sometime in Feb.

A: Straw, light gold body small soapy white head amazing clarity.

S: papaya, grapefruit, some pineapple a little herbal and a little floral

T: Light papaya, pineapple, very little bitterness, some very light Crackery malts.

M: Medium bided with decent carbonation with just a little mouth cling.

O: This is a pretty solid pale ale lots of happiness in this guy and fairly easy drinking. Is it anything astonishing? No, but it is well done.

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

Photo of mactrail
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slight haze on the dark yellow brew in the tall Rodenbach goblet with a nice pile of foam. The aroma is quite distinctly fruit at first sip. Then it's grapefruit and orange blossoms and totally delirious. I had a glass at cool room temp which seems to accentuate the aromatics.

This has such a persistent grapefruit juice taste, but a little watery like fresh squeezed from the fruit. Quite unique in my experience. There's a slight bitterness in the aftertaste, just like after that gulp of grapefruit juice. My second glass is from the fridge and the fruit taste is more pronounced. These New Zealand hops are just delicious (Motueka, Riwaka, and NZ experimental varieties). Fine-grained persistent foam From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Trader Joes.

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Photo of Avatar113
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of anteater
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Dymaxion from Modern Times Beer
4.21 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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