Modern Times Beer

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Modern Times Beer
California, United States
IPA - New England
3.99 | pDev: 6.27%
Feb 16, 2021
Sep 28, 2020
Very Good
Notes: Bursting with notes of mango, papaya, and fresh apricot, this IPA will be a staggeringly effective countermeasure for the enduring heat. Stuffed with heaps of Mosaic and Amarillo hops, it’ll make for a pretty fantastic way to close out the summer.
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3.92 by dsshuck from Delaware on Feb 16, 2021
4.1 by RMW66 from Australia on Jan 29, 2021
3.93 by blevinsaj from Ohio on Jan 25, 2021
3.85 by prototypic from Ohio on Jan 24, 2021
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4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by BucannonXC5 from California

Type: 16-oz. can
Reviewed as: New England IPA
Glass: Pure Project 14-oz. Teku glass
Price: $12.99 for a 4-pack
From: Windmill Farms in Del Cerro (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Nov. 2, 2020
Consumed: Nov. 3, 2020
Misc.: Canned on Sept. 2, 2020

Was surprised it took me this long to track this beer down. Wasn’t happy about the Sept. 2 canned on date, but went with it anyway. Online description called for, “Bursting with notes of mango, papaya, and fresh apricot, this IPA will be a staggeringly effective countermeasure for the enduring heat. Stuffed with heaps of Mosaic and Amarillo hops, it’ll make for a pretty fantastic way to close out the summer.”

Poured a pale semi-hazy color with 5-to-6 fingers of rocky white head. Calm setting underneath. Perfect layered foamy lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.75)

Smelled mango, guava, papaya, tangerine, orange citrus, apricot and hints of melon. Definitely more Amarillo than Mosaic. Even better out of the can with Amarillo and orange citrus coming through. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose, but still really good. In order got mango, guava, papaya, tangerine, orange citrus, Amarillo, melon, grass and lesser Mosaic. Not the lately “Modern Times yeast” problem that I’ve noticed recently with Critical Band, Space Ways and Alien Radio. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Normal finish. (Feel - 4.25)

This was outstanding overall. Not sure if being more fresh would’ve helped that much or not, but still outstanding. (Overall - 4.00)

4.07 | 91 | A-

Jan 23, 2021
3.75 by kevindp9 from Arizona on Dec 23, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BigGold from Mississippi

Had Elara in Humboldt straight from pint can split with friends, and then poured from pint can, bottom stamped "BLACK LIVES MATTER" and (apparently) canned on "09/2/20," into nonic pint.

Pours moderately hazy beautiful deep orange-gold with 1 & 1/2-finger foamy off-white head, with excellent retention, leaving splotchy lace down the glass. Big aroma of hop resin to start, moderate citrus and dank tropical fruits joining. Begins with good carbonation, some hop resin and dry malt, then some sweet citrus and tropical fruits, before a drying, citrus rind-bitter finish.

After the NEIPA pour, we move west, as the aroma is on the sharp citrus and dank tropical end of the fruit spectrum, and the dominant flavors include hop resin and biting citrus rind.

Dec 21, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by elNopalero from California

There’s generous foam atop a thin orange tan beverage. Modern, new, hazy aroma: check and check. Lots of peach pulp on the nose here. Lots. Expressive yeast, with more peach purée and some pineapple juice rounding things out.

Dec 15, 2020
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3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by puck1225 from Texas

I am admittedly a bit disappointed with this beer, but I think the fact it was canned at the end of September and I am drinking it mid December may be responsible.

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Hazy yellow color with good white head and decent lacing. The smell is subdued but mango and pineapple are there. Taste follows this with a bit of orange and tangerine. My guess is this would be significantly better from tap.

Dec 15, 2020
4.35 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts on Nov 30, 2020
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4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BillAfromSoCal from California

Canned 10/21/20, bought from a room temp shelf at Trader Joes about a week before now, so it is only 1 month old. I like this a lot. Nice head, nice lacing, hazy but not totally opaque. Crack the 16 oz can open and pour into a tulip glass and instant fruit bomb on the nose. Fruity taste although I cannot differentiate which fruits they are and which side of the trees they grew on and whether any skins slipped into the mix, but I was thinking pineapple and citrus. Fine carbonation. Very nice, clean mouthfeel. Debating 4.25 to 4.5 overall.

Nov 25, 2020
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3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by RyanK252 from California

Can poured into a Modern Times Beer glass

A: Pours golden orange amber with a frothy pale khaki head that settles to a firm layer and laces nicely.

S: Kinda earthy, tropical and stone fruit, slightly grassy, a hint of pine, bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Citrus, orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit, tropical and stone citrus, fruit, papaya, mango, passion fruit, apricot, peach, and a touch of melon, a little pine, earthy like black tea, grassy, bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: This one comes off kinda dull. You get the flavors from the hops, but they just don't pop. I'm almost convinced there's some Idaho 7 hops in there, even though they claim only Amarillo and Mosaic. I think if they brightened up the malt bill a bit this would have worked better.

Nov 24, 2020
3.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Nov 22, 2020
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4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by smackdanie from Illinois

Can dated 8/20/20. Pours a golden opaque with 2 inches of fluffy head. Nose is pineapple and grassy hops. Nice well balanced taste, hoppy up front, then mango and tropical with a trace of hops finish. Probably one of the better modern times I've had, could have rated higher if it was fresh...

Nov 22, 2020
3.9 by kjkinsey from Texas on Nov 19, 2020
4.02 by kkarimi from Texas on Nov 13, 2020
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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jngrizzaffi from Texas

Pours a very cloudy, opaque golden color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is very good. Citrus aroma. Maybe some mango. Pleasant but light. Some juicy aroma with citrus, mango, and some mild grainy soapiness at the end. Light to medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.

Nov 08, 2020
4.02 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Nov 05, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

Freed to flow into a clear glass Imperial pint mug, a pint can of Elara shows itself. It's a strawberry blond dark yellow and it has a very nice head and glass lacing as companions. More for the eyes than the nose, as there is very little smell to it. It might be easier to mislead the eyes than the nose, for for the taste is disappointingly mild and devoid of character. It might be better if it were just a little too something, rather than bland. If it's anything, it's a little too flowery. It's quite drinkable and if it had any character at all, it would be outstanding. Sadly, even at the finish, the head and glass lace try to convince that this is better than it tastes. A slight hop hit at the finish is the best it has.

Nov 04, 2020
4.38 by Jarrettperez from South Carolina on Nov 01, 2020
4.01 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Oct 27, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by imnodoctorbut from Texas

beautiful and enjoyable fruit bomb NEIPA
Mango and Pineapple forward, lush yet earthy hop balance in full swing.
easy and accessible but also full and rewarding.

Oct 21, 2020
3.5 by Marvicsin from California on Oct 18, 2020
4.38 by GClarkage from California on Oct 18, 2020
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by mactrail from Washington

Aromatic with mango. Flavors of payapa and orange peel, with a grapefruit finish. Moderate bitter aftertaste. The hops are listed as Mosaic and Amarillo. Fruity and sharp but not excessively acidic. This is one of the better of Modern Times' IPAs, being not so murky after all. From the 16 oz can purchased at Bine Y Vine. Dated 09-9-20 with a political message on the bottom.

Oct 17, 2020
3.56 by jstern from California on Oct 14, 2020
4.03 by Keananmichael5 from California on Oct 12, 2020
4.02 by kmanjohnson from California on Oct 11, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by UWDAWG from Washington

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a IPA glass.

Look- Between medium and deep gold, hazy, average head retention, above average lacing, frothy white head.

Smell- Melon, pineapple, papaya, earthy.

Taste- Melon, pineapple, mango, papaya, earthy, pithy.

Feel- Medium body, average carbonation, slightly prickly, astringent finish.

Overall- Tasty beer with a nice tropical profile.

Oct 06, 2020
4.18 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Oct 04, 2020
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