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:
54
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
6.65%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
For Trade:
1
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | 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 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 t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | 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 Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | 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 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 pkalix
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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 crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
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 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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4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MickeyHops
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spark3148857
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Dymaxion from Modern Times Beer
4.21 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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