Dymaxion | Modern Times Beer

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BA SCORE
94.8%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 58 ratings
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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)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Kurmaraja on 02-25-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,833
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
58
Liked:
55
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
6.33%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by twelveinches:
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
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 t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
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 jmccraney
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
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 breadwinner
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pleasant looking pour, moderately hazy, deep gold, really nice layer of foam that persists throughout the glass. Smell is similarly pleasant, balancing floral-sweet citrus, almost orange blossomy, alongside a lightly herbal undercurrent. It's not huge, but it's well put together. On the palate, things fall apart a bit, exacerbated by a somewhat watery body. Maybe I was extra sensitive to it, with the label's promise of something "pillowy", but the toned down flavor, in concert with the watery body, proved an underwhelming combo. The fruit flavors gave way to a more green/grassy flavor, light and one-dimensional. Overall, kind of a letdown.

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Photo of zonker17
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
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 jason_nwx
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrojanRB
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a warm orange gold with nice puffy head that slowly settled with high lacing

Smells of dank citrus, a little floral

Taste is bitter, a bit grassy, peppery spiciness, and citrus zest

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Photo of spark3148857
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vlaminck
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopHunter19
4.99/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - nice golden amber hazy beer with a white head that sticks and leaves great lacing
S - big peach, papaya, orange zest, grapefruit, pummelo, pineapple juice, hop zest, dank, garlic onion in a good way, overly ripe fruits, just huge huge huge east coast ipa tones
T - again big peach, papaya, orange zest, grapefruit, pummelo, melon, pineapple juice, hop zest, dank, garlic onion, ganja, definite hop bite (no shit right?)
M - light to medium mouthfeel, alc covered, aftertaste is orange zest, grapefruit, peach
O - damn. I gotta give this one the almost perfect. Its as good as a pale ale gets pretty much. Amazing beer.

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Photo of frasergrove
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice hazy golden, thick billowing white head that leaves massive lacing. Aroma is a HUGE blast of dank New Zealand hops...definitely pungent and enjoyable. Reminds me of O.G. Stone Enjoy By aroma. Taste is smooth, nice bitterness up front with a light amount on the back. Smooth throughout. Ah Modern Times, how you are awe inspiring. Wish there were 6 packs of this.

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Photo of abagri
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of mbw314
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdown
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wilymobastardo
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass, golden yellow with a light haze. Nice lacing left behind by the white foamy head which settled to a thin head throughout the session. Aromas and flavors are citrus, tropical fruit, and a lot of floral character which I love: tons of orange blossoms alongside sweet pineapple and juicy stone fruits. The description on the bottle says "pillowy" and the mouthfeel is quite nice. The beer rests gently on the tongue and doesn't assault with hip bitterness. Overall, another excellent beer from Modern Times.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Dymaxion from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 94.8% out of 100 with 58 ratings
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