Fraxos | Modern Times Beer

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Modern Times Beer
California, United States

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

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

Photo of WickedBeer
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 03/09/18. Grabbed at Total Wine.

Pours a nice deep golden yellow. About an inch of frothy white foam and some nice retention around the glass.

Juicy, tropical nose. Pineapple and citrus really comes out, and there just a slight amount of bitterness in the finish. I get a lot of lemon and some grassiness in the aromas as well.

Again, a lot of juice upfront. Not as tropical, but lots of citrus. Everything from grapefruit to tangerine can be picked out, and it has a nice bitter hoppiness to balance out the flavors. Peach and mango are also hinted at in the profile.

Nice medium feel for a hazy, carb is pretty low but sharp. Very smooth, very juicy. Slightly sticky.

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

Photo of jtk21351
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Like a lush, tropical sunset, this one speaks to me. Golden haze, exotic aroma on the nose for daze... I’m feelin’ it. Like a ghost in the darkness, I am intrigued. Like a gentle whisper at midnight, I want to know more. It is here, it is there, hot damn I am speaking of everywhere. Drink it while you can. Drink it while it’s good... Like a floozie in 4 inch stilettos, this one is not misunderstood.

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

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

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4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16oz can into 20oz Sauvin glass. Canned on 3/09/18, so right under a week old.

Look: Pours dark yellow, with moderate opacity. Appearance similar to pineapple juice, just slightly darker. Has a juicy look to it. Formed about 1" frothy white head, but glass does help with head formation. Moderate lacing on the glass.

Smell: Citrus first, with orange, tangerine, and grapefruit notes upfront. Pineapple, papaya, mango, strawberry, and lemon hints are also present. Has subtle hints of lemon grass on the notes. Stonefruit aroma also present, with notes of peach, apricot and some plum. There also is a slight floral/earthy smell as well, but very faint. Really nice smell.

Taste: Follows the nose, but more pronounced. Orange, grapefruit, pineapple, mango and lemongrass really present on the taste. Aftertaste is where I get peach, apricot and mango. Pretty damn tasty beer, with a good "juicy" complexity. Not much going on hop wise, and no astringent taste or flavors. Light yeasty presence in the taste as well.

Feel: Most disappointing aspect of this beer, but by no means is terrible. Feel is light in body, with low carbonation and milk yeast composition. Spreads a bit thin across the palate, but isn't a deal breaker. Really smooth with slight creamy feel, but thin.

Overall: I was very surprised by this beer. I didn't know what to expect, nor had I heard of it. It is what I would hope a NEIPA encompasses, complete with a really fruit-forward flavor profile. Well done Modern Times! I would buy again and fully recommend. Cheers!

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Fraxos from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 60 ratings