Avalon | Modern Times Beer

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4.16/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The progeny of London yeast and a breathtaking plethora of juicy hops, this 7% stunner promises to be a hazy IPA of the highest order. Prepare your taste receptors for a rousing chorus of tropical wonderment that will have you singing its praises long after the final sip.

Added by wisegreensoul on 05-02-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,601
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
55
pDev:
7.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duffman79
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twelveinches
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanK252
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a Modern Times Beer glass

A: Pours hazy golden orange amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and leaves some thin lacing.

S: Tropical and stone fruit, zesty citrus, a bit floral, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Big tropical fruit, mango, peach, apricot, hints of pineapple, passion fruit, and papaya, some citrus, tangerine and lemon lime, a bit grassy, floral,biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness. Definitely on the sweeter side.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, soft on the palate.

O: Maybe a bit overly sweet for my taste, but the amount of flavor they packed in is impressive.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 310gts
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beers-es
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a fully hazed orange. White foam leaves big rings of lacing. Smell was bursting with tropical and citrus fruits. Taste follows. Fantastic New England style IPA.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this at the Reno Invitational last Saturday. They sent 3 different beers, this was one of the two ipas. Comes out with a moderate amount of haze and yelllow in color with a 2/3" white head that lacks in retention despite its decent size.

Aroma was a little bit of Mosaic, it wasn't super juicy, a little bit of tangerine in there.

Taste wasn't too bad. It does still keep the streak of not being super impressed with their hoppy beers. It had some juiciness, milder bitterness, the hallmarks of these hazy ipas. I think the Simcoe(?) hop pushed the most weight on this beer. Some more tropical notes like papaya and guava are up around the bend. Its an enjoyable beer, kind of amazed how they've got a decently big distribution footprint with so many other hoppy beers out there.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Clear 16.5-oz. Belgian ale tulip
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $2.75
Purchased: May 20, 2018
Consumed: May 20, 2018
Reviewed as: New England Style
Misc.: Canned on April 27, 2018

Had been seeking this out, but not really that hard. Specifically went to Trader Joe’s, hoping to grab a 4-pack, but there were only two left. So be it. Grabbed both and four other beers as well. Online description read, “The progeny of London yeast and a breathtaking plethora of juicy hops, this 7% stunner promises to be a hazy IPA of the highest order. Prepare your taste receptors for a rousing chorus of tropical wonderment that will have you singing its praises long after the final sip.” This was written late in 2017 and I was surprised that the hops weren’t mentioned. Either way, was expecting to be in the 3.90-4.10 range. NOTE: Later saw in a review that Mosaic, Simcoe and Eureka (not Ekuanot) hops were used. My two favorite and Ekuanot. Nice.

Poured a hazy bright pale color with two fingers of off-white frothy head. Lots of fast-moving bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Very good spotty lacing. Good retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled floral, passion fruit, pine forest, tangerine, papaya, rose petals, tangerine peel and lime zest. Got more Simcoe than Mosaic or Ekuanot. From the can added juicy peach, nectarine and mango, also rose petals and pine. Green peppers late as well. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose. Got Simcoe first, followed by passion fruit, papaya, floral, rose petals, tangerine, peach, nectarine, woody pine, mango, peppery spice and orange peel. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, juicy finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Was kind of wavering with the smell (better than a 4.00), but really liked this overall. Maybe slightly overrated overall at 4.00. Outstanding. (Overall - 4.00)

3.93 | 88 | B+

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Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YungAnejo
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4 pack of 16oz cans cost me $10.99 at the local gas station, so considering the style it’s fair

Normal pour into Monkish teku produces a half inch of bubbly head, fades to a super thin collar

Nice can design but the body looks watery, not milky like some but still cloudy, like a orangish copper, minimal lacing

Smell is funky and dank, slight citrus orange notes but mostly bready yeast funk that draws me in

Taste is slightly citrus w/ a solid malt backbone, similar to Oat based brews but with a touch of cannabis, there’s a slight bitterness that fades quickly

Feel is silky and light w/ a little more carbonation then expected, super drinkable w/ no real alcohol presence

Overall for the price this is one of the most solid hazy offerings you can find in my area, and hands down the most enjoyable brew I’ve had from ModernTimes to date, this is my second pack and I’ll definitely keep an eye out for it, may it return

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Photo of swanfungus
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow brew with adequate foam in the big Duvel tulip. Sensationally aromatic with mango especially. Clouds of carbonation melt in the mouth. All the sweetness and intensity of a double IPA with a manageable alcohol level. Pineapple-orange is the flavor with just enough bitterness to balance.

Modern Time consistently excels with these fruity hop bombs. I suspect they do a good job of anticipating hop needs and buying the best. But not all of their experiments are as successful as this one. From the 16 oz can purchased at Elizabeth Station.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can from ABV.

A hazy light orange with a white head with good retention and lacing this looks great. The nose is modestly hoppy with peach, orange, a little mandarin, some melon and a touch of grass. A little honey is present too. The palate opens mildly bitter with plenty of hop flavor. There's fresh squeezed OJ, peach juice, a little guava and some passionfruit. Floral honey notes are present as well. Quite clean, though the mid palate is a little watery. A touch of mineral is present as well. Drying on the finish, this beer is moderately carbonated. Solid stuff.

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Photo of dflo32
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of von_kaiser
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque bright-orange with a finger of foam. Aroma is mango, papaya, tangerine, lemon zest, and earthy malts. It has a dense tropical fruit aroma display. Flavor profile is mango, papaya, tangerine, and a squeeze of lemon at the end. Malts are difficult to pick out, or in other words - buried by hops. Malts are biscuit and earthy, but very light. Mouth feel carries a bit of a grainy texture within a medium thickness. Overall, a heavy tropical fruit IPA that does very little outside of that.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of Cjmoose3595
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solely based on other Modern Times Hazy Ipa's. The forward taste is fruity, but finishes with the bitter of a tradition IPA.

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Photo of JonBoy23
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JLK7299
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very hazy orange amber with a three finger white head that dissipates very slowly leaving nice lacing. Aroma of pale malt, citrus and tropical fruit hops with light dankness, orange, grapefruit, mango, pineapple and passion fruit. Flavor is neutral malt, mild orange, tangerine, mango and mixed tropical fruit with a drop off of flavor into the lightly to moderately hoppy finish with residual flavors of dried tropical fruit, hints of pine and citrus rind. Nice medium body with moderate creaminess. The aroma of Avalon is very promising, giving me hopes of a full bodied mixed tropical and citrus fruit base. Everything is fairly mellow, however. This fits the profile of the hazy fruit forward IPA, but it is one of the variations that leaves only fruit and little herbal hop flavors in the finish. A fine example of the style from Modern Times, as expected, but to laid back for my palate.

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Avalon from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 55 ratings