Critical Band | Modern Times Beer

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4.22/5
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179 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This deeply juicy stunner in the mold of City of the Sun and Booming Rollers will be replacing Aurora in the seasonal line-up next year. While our beloved red rye IPA will undoubtedly be missed, we think you’ll agree with our decision once you get a face-full of this outrageously tasty IPA. Brewed with Denali, Ekuanot, Citra, and Centennial hops, Critical Band is a blast wave of pineapple, papaya, and pink grapefruit over a crisp, restrained malt bill, before wrapping up in a soft, round finish that leaves you with warm feelings and an intense desire for another sip.

Added by Kurmaraja on 07-02-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,055
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
179
pDev:
5.45%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of WesMantooth
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hockeypuck
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DCHritz
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rblas
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rebotco09
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Utterly fantastic. Some hopheads may not find it challenging enough to the palette. It is almost too drinkable.
It pours a hazy glowing yellow-orange with a bit foamy head. Aroma hits you with tropical fruit, especially mango and papaya, along with a little pineapple and sweet orange and even a hint of banana. The taste is exceptionally smooth, with fresh tropical hops that don’t linger after it’s swallowed. You get a tropical fruit basket with a gentle malt backing suggesting pale barley, oats, and wheat. There may be a hint of honey but I would disagree with observations of caramel malt sweetness. Its body is on the lighter side yet it succeeds via creaminess and flavor. A wonderfully refreshing drink.

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

Medium gold color hazed to near-opacity under a foamy white cap... Presents a nice tropical, citric, and floral aroma, with maybe just a hint of distant pine, followed by taste impressions of juicy grapefruit with a kiss of pineapple and pale melon, and undercurrents of mild orange, mango and papaya - perhaps a brief flash of something akin to berry... Smooth and soft, courtesy, no doubt, of the oats and wheat; very mild bitterness, but also not too sweet - I'd say that's pretty mild, too - for an overall drinking experience I'd describe as light, clean, and refreshing, while still offering a full mouth-feel with plenty of pleasing flavors and aromas... A really nice beer... Features Denali, Ekuanot, Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial hops, and Two Row, Golden Naked Oats, White Wheat, and Maris Otter Malts...And wow - this was a 6/4/18 canning - musta been even better fresher!

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Photo of wonizm
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent West Coast Hazy IPA. Love it. Very fruity and juicy.

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Photo of jhlosito75
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eleimbach
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hughesm12
4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smithj4
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can pours a hazy bright golden with 2+ fingers puffy white head. Aroma is tropical fruit - pineapple, mango - on sweet caramel malt backing. The taste is exceptionally fruity with again strong caramel malt base - sweet citrus, pineapple, mango - minimal bitterness. Creamy medium full mouthfeel perfectly carbonated. So easy drinking - fantastic.

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Photo of matcris
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

LOOKS: A hazy sort o0f apricot/golden, with a large foam that lasts. Nice lacing.
AROMA: Nice blend of tropical and dank.
TASTE: Mildy bitter fruit up front, nice little sweetness on the finish. The flavor pretty much vanishes after each gulp.
FEEL: Very soft, below average carbonation, slightly sticky, medium-ish body.
OVERALL: Pretty nice and mild fruit flavors, then it disappears.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy pineapple grapefruit ju juice

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Photo of R11415
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goalie35
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Stofko1992
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kaseydad
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sweetbrew82
3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Critical Band from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 179 ratings