Tycho
Modern Times Beer

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,100
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #20,802
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 8.14%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
22
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Modern Times Beer
 
California, United States
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One-off
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SCORE
89
Very Good
TychoTycho
Notes: Both complex and incredibly refreshing, June’s hazy IPA will sport an abundance of Nelson, Simcoe, and Idaho 7 hops. Prepare your grill-piece for a symphony of white grape, blueberry, and lychee flavors that promises to be positively enchanting, and a seriously ideal companion for pool parties and barbecues.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 22 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by gcasher:
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gcasher from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I couldn't disagree more with the other reviews. This is a great bitter West Coast IPA. I was sitting in the yard in the bright sun and heat. Tycho poured into a snifter with a glowing orange haze and a foamy white head. The aroma was floral and strong. The taste was bitter, yet clean. The hops are prominent and fresh. The mouthfeel was good. If you are looking for a NE fruity IPA, you came to the wrong place. The can was stamped 3 weeks ago.

Jun 21, 2020
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Gregf51 from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 21, 2020
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RyanK252 from California

3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a Modern Times Beer glass

A: Pours hazy golden orange with a frothy eggshell white head that settles to a firm layer and leaves some thick lacing.

S: Earthy herbal notes, citrus zest, pretty much the whole produce section worth of fruity notes, tropical and stone fruit, melon, citrus, and grapes, a little pine, bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Herbal piney notes hit first, but quickly give way to the fruity side, white grape, gooseberry, apricot, peach, papaya, passion fruit, mango, and melon, a little citrus, orange and lemon, floral notes, underlying earthy notes, bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Just a touch on the fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation, soft on the palate.

O: I had such high hopes for this one, but I feel like the Idaho 7 addition just muddies the waters. Great looking can, but I'm not crazy about the beer inside.

Jun 30, 2020
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vrbulldog22 from Ohio

4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 12, 2020
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JuiceMan818 from California

3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 10, 2020
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ChrisMon02 from Ohio

3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Typical hazy orange color with a 3 finger head-nice lacing.

Smells of...oh no, onion. Here comes the Mosaic. Tired of so many using this hop. Wish I would have know as I would have passed on this one. Look and mouthfeel are the high points. It’s a decent beer but I will struggle through the 4 pack and move on.

Jun 07, 2020
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ChuckTom from Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 23, 2020
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Hophazzard from California

3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Jun 17, 2020
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BucannonXC5 from California

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: 16-oz. can
Reviewed as: New England Style
Glass: Pure Project 16-oz. brandy snifter glass
Price: $11.99 for a 4-pack
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa, Calif.
Purchased: June 10, 2020
Consumed: June 10, 2020
Misc.: Canned on June 4, 2020

Had my wife pick this up at Trader Joe’s on a recent trip. Was going to take it up with me to Santa Barbara, but decided to just have a can now instead. Their website called this (back in December 2019) as “Both complex and incredibly refreshing, June’s hazy IPA will sport an abundance of Nelson, Simcoe, and Idaho 7 hops. Prepare your grill-piece for a symphony of white grape, blueberry, and lychee flavors that promises to be positively enchanting, and a seriously ideal companion for pool parties and barbecues.” Liking the hop combo, even though Idaho 7 is hit and (mostly) miss for me.

Poured a murky amber color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky white head. Lots of bubble streams coming up along the sides of the glass. Perfect spiderweb foamy lacing. Perfect retention. (Sight - 5.00)

Smelled a mix of all mentioned hops, in order Simcoe, Nelson and Idaho 7. Specifically pine, papaya, tangerine, orange, mango, mixed berry, apricot, stone fruit, white grape and red grapefruit. Much of the same from the can. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose, but still solid. In order got Nelson, white grape, viney berry, papaya, apricot, stone fruit, bitter pine, black pepper, Simcoe, Idaho 7, mango, red grapefruit and melon. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, citrusy finish. (Feel - 3.75)

A pretty good beer overall. Glad I picked up a 4-pack. (Overall - 4.00)

4.04 | 90 | A-

Jul 04, 2020
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StoutSnob40 from California

3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 30, 2020
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BEER88 from Washington

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 01, 2020
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elNopalero from California

4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can about three weeks after the date stamp.
For some reason, I was craving a hazy beer tonight. Visually, this hits the spot, with a slightly hazy, opaque but not turbid, creamsicle orange capped with a generous head that lingers longer than it has any right to.

The aroma is lightly tropical, with some guava and peach notes. Flavor comes off as smoothly creamy, low bitterness, with more juicy notes and a touch of piney resin on the finish. Nicely done.

Thursday at 06:09 AM
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Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jun 21, 2020
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mactrail from Washington

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Quite hazy in appearance, with long-lasting foam in the Tripel Karmeliet tulip. Highly acidic, and gets worse as you sip. Quite aromatic with green melon, grapes, and a touch of peach. Flavor starts off with some fruit and a little malty sweetness but just gets harsh.

This is a seriously murky— and sharp— concoction. Such interesting hop flavors but so need-to-clear-the-back-of-my-throat. From the 16 oz can with date of 06/04/20, which makes it exactly two weeks in the can.

Jun 19, 2020
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RaulMondesi from California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Like, whatever, man. Seriously. People love Modern Times here in SoCal, but the majority of their one off’s are about as refreshing as Courtney Cobain. Like, what the hell? This one is ripe on the dirty melon. Umm, no, bro. This is not some farmers’ market stuff.

Modern Times has a lot of good stuff going for them, but dear god, they also release so much stuff that is just so average.

Get it together, guys.

Jun 06, 2020
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camtgrant from Washington

3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is another exceptional hazy ipa from modern times. Pours a murky, beautiful hazy orange glow followed by a fluffy, thick head. The aroma is an array of fruity hops and sweet citrus. Medium bodied and well balanced, not too heavy or too light. It’s profile is very fluffy and creamy, slightly sweet, combined with tons of delicious juicy hoppy flavors.

Fairly low bitterness which is typical of a hazy IPA like this. Overall this is really solid hazy, very drinkable and refreshing yet full of complex character. Modern times is one of my new favorite breweries, love everything I’ve tried from them so far.

Jul 20, 2020
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wilymobastardo from California

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jun 10, 2020
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Jsalz21 from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jul 02, 2020
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Avatar113 from California

3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 22, 2020
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22Blue from Kansas

3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 09, 2020
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Hop_God from California

4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Jun 27, 2020
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Sound_Explorer from Washington

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 18, 2020
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 22 ratings