Space Ways
Modern Times Beer

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,125
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,752
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 6.31%
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
238
From:
Modern Times Beer
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  5
Gots
  25
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: This delectable hazy IPA is packed to the brim with mountains of Nelson, Motueka, and Simcoe hops and fermented with London III yeast, yielding a brilliant profile replete with mango, nectarine, and bright lime-zest character. Prepare your flavor receptacles for an astonishing thrill ride through a garden of tropical delights.

NELSON・MOTUEKA・SIMCOE HOPS
TWO ROW・WHITE WHEAT FLAKED OATS・DEXTRAPILS MALTS
Reviews: 65 | Ratings: 238 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by buzzy:
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buzzy from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 06, 2019
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RaulMondesi from California

3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It’s kind of weird. Not weird like that kid who sat alone on the bus that liked to burn stuff, but it’s weird in the sense that it tastes like fresh and rotten fruit at the same time. And when I say ‘rotten fruit,’ I mean like the best organic rotten fruit. Again, it’s just weird! Funky and fresh like that camp counselor you had a crush on that you knew was a freak, but hey, she was too old for you anyway!

Carry on.

Oct 09, 2018
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GOBLIN from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 27, 2019
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djrn2 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 08, 2019
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Jason_cs from Florida

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 22, 2019
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TooManyGlasses from Canada

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Uniform hazy golden pour with finger of slightly off white head.
Aroma is fruity - citrus - lemon, orange - as warmed a good hit of mango, hints of melon, peach.
Tastes of juicy tropical fruit - pineapple, mango, melon, ripe orange, lemon, with some piney notes but sweetness dominates over minimal bitterness.
Medium full mouthfeel - creamy carbonation - leaves with a touch of citrus bitterness amidst a wash of fruity sweetness. Delicious.

Dec 12, 2019
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Four pack of cans purchased at Total Wine in Lynnwood, Washington.
Canned on 09/17/2019. Poured in to a pint glass.

Look- Hazy golden orange juice color. Modest off-white head with decent retention, spotty lacing. light carbonation streams as it sits.

Smell- Light citrus, pineapple and stone fruit. A little dank and crackery malt.

Taste- Follows the nose with a bit of white pepper in there.

Feel- Light bodied compared to it's look, light carbonation on the tongue, well balanced though.

O- Not one of MT's better offerings IMO. Kind of mundane.

Sep 29, 2019
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ElGallo from New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 27, 2019
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mtbdonn from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dec 20, 2019
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Ghrymm from Canada

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 1 Pint Can. Canned on Nov.14/2019 50 IBU's
A nice dank nose IPA with good tropical fruit taste notes.
Pretty smooth finish. Downed on March 6/2020 but still holding up well.

Mar 06, 2020
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CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 17, 2019
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned October 3rd 2019.

Quite a nice looking NEIPA. Has a mix of hazy and turbid, but does not go full on swamp water looking body. Pale lemon yellow, but with some actual clear edges on the side of the glass, showing some very copious amounts of fine carbonation. A standard classic three finger white head hits, with some big swiss cheese like bubbles, and good staying power and retention. Some cascading pill lacing while settling and you have a great looking IPA here.

That hop aroma hits wonderfully. Classic fruity tones of tropical notes and citrus. Zest orange, with hints of earthy pineapple mixed in. Sweet grass and herbs get into the mix too. Hop dominant with a neutral malt and yeast presence, that is inviting and delicious smelling.

Palate gets in the groove. Locking hops of slight melon and much more into the tropical flavors of guava to mango like than the hinted citrus. Malt body is a bit basic, but solid. Aftertaste hits with an excellent balance of fruit punch light sweetness and grass bitter herbs, bordering on a menthol fantastic aftertaste. Misses a little in the malt density and chewy character to put it over the top.

A well suited and another solid beer from these guys who rarely ever disappoints me.

Nov 03, 2019
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Gambyt20 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 14, 2019
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BEER88 from Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 12, 2019
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a stemless wine glass.

Murky orange color with a white frothy head-leaves nice lacing.

Smells of Stone fruit, grape musk, citrus and light herbs. A touch dank.

Taste mimics the nose. Nice pop of peach, nectarine with light herbs. Finished with a slightly bitter citrus note.

Mouthfeel is soft and smooth.

I enjoyed this one a lot. A really nice mix of flavors. Quite complex and satisfying. I will repeat again soon.

Sep 29, 2019
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UWDAWG from Washington

4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a IPA glass.

Look- Pale gold, hazy, no visible sediment, above average head retention, average lacing.

Smell- Tropical, mango, melon.

Taste- Tropical, tangerine, melon.

Feel- Medium body, average carbonation, smooth finish.

Oct 13, 2019
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bdiiorio from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 01, 2019
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arizcards from Arizona

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 16 oz single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop cooler on 9-7-18 for $2.99. Canned on 8-29-18; cold stored since purchase and consumed on 12-11-18.

Beer poured a cloudy golden orange with a nice white head with the initial pour.

Nose has some fresh orange and tropical scents.

Taste is orange and mango forward with a touch of mild bittering citrus rind in the finish.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and refreshing.

This beer has held up pretty well despite the age. Overall a solid NEIPA style beer that i am glad to have tried!

Dec 11, 2018
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served with the heat domed over the glass rim. Cloudy, lighter amber color. Good steaks stemming from initial blankets.

Nice grapefruit rind aroma with a weaker pale ale malt and light warming alcohol in the background.

The malt has a stronger presence initially than the smell suggests. The bitterness takes over with earthy overtones. The finish has a bite that fades moderately. The body and carbonation are as expected. Overall, a hop forward pale ale which doesn't hit like a NE IPA.

Nov 10, 2018
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GClarkage from California

4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 20, 2018
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rab53 from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 24, 2018
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wisegreensoul from Idaho

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 10, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy light golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Nice lacing... sediment at the end of the pour.

S: Citrus... hops and grapefruit.

T/F: Grapefruit and tropicals... pineapple, mango, and melon. Some floral character... sweet fruit and modest bitterness. Summer stone fruits later in the swig. Coats the tongue...with more fruit at the finish.

O: Another really nice Modern Times IPA and a nice take on the NEIPA style from a West Coast brewer. Yummy beer!

Nov 09, 2018
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jak from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 21, 2018
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macrosmatic from Florida

4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to DblDiamond for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 16 oz. can into an El Catador teku glass.

A: Turbid light gold with orange highlights. Visible carbonation on the low side. Forms a half-finger of fairly dense white head with great retention. Nice-looking beer.

S: Dank and herbal, with backers of tropical fruits, melon, citrus, and resinous pine. Less spicy/peppery as well. Cracker malts with a mild husky character. I don’t know where the dank is coming from, but otherwise strong Nelson aroma.

T: Tropical fruits, citrus rind, peaches, and melon. Still a bit dank here on the palate. A nice cracker malt body that doesn’t have any husk character in the flavor. Some pine resin, then a stronger peach and tangerine rind bitterness in the hang.

M: Noticeably full-bodied for an IPA but not off-putting at all. Good carbonation sensation and low alcohol.

O: Really enjoyable, and just different enough in the sea of IPAs that I would seek it out actively if I was somewhere they distributed. Nicely done.

Mar 21, 2019
Space Ways from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 238 ratings