Effective Dreams
Modern Times Beer

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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 6.34%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
55
From:
Modern Times Beer
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  9
SCORE
92
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Reviews by AzIpaGuy:
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5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Photo of Stevedore
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, served in a snifter glass. Pours a hazy golden straw-yellow body, one finger thick white head, good retention, lots of lacing. Smell is lemon, grapefruit, juicy orange, mild caramel malt, bit of spice and resin. Flavour follows; though on the bitter side and slightly boozy. Still, the hops burst here with plenty of grapefruit zest and citrus, moderate zesty bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, creamy, good carbonation, nice zesty finish. A mix of east and west coast IPA, of their best characteristics, is the best way to go with describing this.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow. Boom like a volcano that was waiting to erupt. Huge massive everything in my mouth - but good stuff - not like I’m Jenna Jameson. Huge tropical everything like the 4th of July in Hawaii.

Yep!

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Photo of Kendo
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the half-growler into a Duvel tulip. Body is hazy/juicy-looking with a small off-white head. No lacing.

S: Juicy pineapple and mango - big on the tropical fruit in general.

T: Modest bready malt foundation, then pineapple juice. Finishes with a touch of herbal hops as well.

M: Medium in heft, juicy in feel.

O: Very good. Sort of a west coast take on the NE IPA.

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Photo of rand
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leroybrown10
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oldsailor
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billab914
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abrodsky
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned March 17, 2017, enjoyed March 27, 2017.

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Photo of rawfish
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brianmandell
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Avatar113
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Clear 16.5-oz. Belgian ale tulip
From: Modern Times Beer in Point Loma, Calif.
Price: $20 for a 4-pack
Purchased: March 20, 2017; Received April 8, 2017
Consumed: April 8, 2017
Reviewed as: New England Style
Misc.: Collab between Modern Times and Great Notion; Canned on March 17, 2017

I tend to not like to get all caught up in the canned and special releases, but after pulling the trigger on Dinosaur World, I ordered Effective Dreams as well. Citra, Mosaic, Southern Passion and an experimental hop? Even with the haze, count me in.

Poured a light yellow hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy white head. A few bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Outstanding foamy lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled the hops right away with Mosaic and Citra leading the way. Also orange juice, passion fruit, orange blossom, floral, stone fruit, sugary peach and pineapple juice. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted juicier than the nose with less hops. Got guava, passion fruit, pineapple juice, papaya, orange juice, orange blossom, stone fruit and grapefruit. Citra and Mosaic lead the way in the hops, but are not overpowering. This was a good beer. (Taste - 4.50)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, juicy finish. (Feel - 4.50)

Wow was I surprised. This will go down as the best hazy IPA I’ve ever had. Awesome with the drinkability at a 5. (Overall - 4.50)

4.41 | 98 | A

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Photo of dfhhead25
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Collab with Great Notion, draft pour at the tasting room. Pours a hazy straw color (not milkshake hazy, on the lighter end), good tropical aroma. Taste is clean, tropical, some mango. Noticeably yeast "light" compared to many of the haze heavy offerings out there. Pretty easy drinker, reminds me of a few GN IPA's....

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Photo of jakea
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevindp9
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cp45
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Effective Dreams from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 55 ratings