Fraxos | Modern Times Beer

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This 16oz hazy wunderkind will be crafted with a bevy of Citra & Simcoe hops and fermented with London III yeast, yielding a dazzlingly delicious IPA with massive notes of mango, stone fruit, and tropical magic that are going to light up your pleasure receptors like a frickin’ Christmas tree.

IBUs: 50

Added by superspak on 01-01-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,505
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
60
pDev:
5.16%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of 2beerdogs
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 310gts
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpyle
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to DW for providing this sample - hand carried from San Diego!

Could see that it was cloudy coming out of the can. Deep golden or pale amber color, hyper cloudy. Pours a moderate sized white head, creamy and decently lasting.

Sweet fruity nose with a lot of orange and mango - very pleasant but not overly interesting.

A bit of malty sweetness initially, then loads of hop flavors. A lot of mango, and the hop flavor strikes me as more interesting than the aroma. Seemingly brewed in the hop burst or at least very heavily skewed toward late additions hopping - just a mellow, gentle bitterness at the end. The hop flavors and tropical fruit linger into the finish. Hop flavors are intense and pleasant.

Medium body and low end of medium carbonation. Seems to have a bit of warming (or am I feeling the hot sauce from dinner?) Has a tanginess or tartness on the tongue, but isn't astringent.

I think this takes the modern IPA to the extreme, and does it well. Remarkably fresh tasting with the hops.

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Photo of CraigFarrell
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really liked this one wish it was available more often.

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Photo of searsclone
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjones5045
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer blew me away at first, but my excitement about it waned by the end of the can, which I had poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
It pours an uber-hazy opaque straw color and looks a bit creamy and a bit oily as it pours. Very thin head that quickly settles; not much lacing.
The aroma is a bouquet of tropical fruit with prominent pineapple, mango, some seeet orange, banana, and some raw sugar. The taste gets a little messy with the bright tropical hops counter balanced by heavy-handed candied banana-brown sugar sweetness. This balance was refreshing at first but the sweetness becomes cloying by halfway through. There are some herbals, a little spice, and thick bready malt. Feel is a bit viscous, creamy, a little oily. Finish is not bitter and has a syrupy linger. It really doesn’t taste like an IPA - more like a malty syrupy APA with nice fresh hops. The result is decidedly mixed.

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

Photo of 562Brew
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from ABV.

Hazy orange with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is soft, juicy, fruity with pineapple juice, peach juice, green grape juice and some melon. A touch of grass is present. The palate opens with a mild bitterness and plenty of hop flavor. Peach juice, mango juice, a little of pineapple juice, a little bit of grass and a flavor that vaguely reminds be of oats. The mid-palate is a little watery, with the sweetness of the juice flavor cut by a moderate carbonic acid bite. Drying on the finish, this beer is both, medium in body yet a bit watery.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Picked up a four-pack from TW Arrowhead 4-8-18 for $10.99. Canned on 3-17-18; received at TW 3-27-18.

Beer poured the typical hazy orange with a very nice white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is fresh squeezed orange juice, very nice.

Initial sips were like sipping on your morning juice, very fresh. Orange forward with a light touch of pith to let you know this is an IPA.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and very refreshing.

Overall this hits the mark for the style, very enjoyable!

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Photo of MickeyHops
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnyboy76
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mactrail
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty much opaque cloudy yellowish brew, but it has an exuberance of white foam in the Tripel Karmeliet tulip. Thickish body but not gunky. Aroma of marmalade with some papaya. Seems to be all fruit and not any of the pine or resin flavors.

Overall this has the orange juice taste and is quite sweet. I think of the sweet peels of kumquats. Plenty hoppy, though, just not overly bitter. Still it's a murky flavor with some kind of chalky persistent sensation that is not my favorite. From the 16 oz can purchased at Barons Market on West Point Loma.

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

Photo of leroybrown10
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very hazy golden amber, looking like unfiltered orange and pineapple juice, with a two finger white head with great retention and thick lacing. The expected aroma of tropical fruit and light citrus hops, orange citrus, mango, pineapple with hints of light stone fruit. Flavor is tropical and light citrus and piney hops, orange and lemon citrus, apricot, mango, papaya and passion fruit. Finishes with solid mixed tropical and citrus fruit. Medium bodied with light to medium creaminess and nice mouth feel. A classic NE hazy IPA profile with a little more variety to the fruit flavors and a solid finish that has a moderate hop kick to it, which redeems it for me as I'm not fond of the purely juicy in this style. Kept my interest through the taste and entire can, so gets a fine score despite not being my favorite IPA style. These guys know how to deliver an IPA.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned date 03/09/18

Appearance - Pours hazy and faded orange in color with an off-white, dense half finger width head. Displays sub-par retention before peeling back to a thin, broken layer of suds across the surface.

Smell - Fair aroma with light citrus and tropical character. Orange, apricot, mango and underlying yeasty dough.

Taste - Mellow citrus upfront before big juicy notes of apricot and mango kick in. Hints of pineapple acidity.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with fair carbonation. Slick texture makes this an easy drinker.

Overall - Pretty tasty hazy IPA with solid balance and juiciness. One of Modern Times better beers, IMO.

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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 JuiceMan818
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 60 ratings