Blazing World | Modern Times Beer

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is the stickiest of the icky. It's a luxuriously hoppy amber loaded up with intemperate quantities of Nelson, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops, which are some of the fruitiest, dankest hops sweet, sweet money can buy. Despite its amber hue, Blazing World is pleasingly dry, sporting a lightly bready malt backbone that serves as platform for the huge & complex hop profile.

Added by mactrail on 06-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,225
Reviews:
200
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.74%
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
229
For Trade:
8
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Photo of JamesLeung
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bwbetts
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alecmedeiros
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - a deep opaque orange with a white head, good retention, and a decent amount of lacing.
Smell - dank and citrusy hops are upfront along with caramel and bready malts.
Taste - the malt and hop characteristics blend together pretty well, but the dank hops dominate.
Feel - high carbonation, medium slightly chewy body (for the style), and smooth finish.

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Photo of TH28
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can. 6/13/17 can date. Appearance: Deep golden with a touch of haze and a low lying off white foam head. Wouldn’t say this is amber as the description claims. Aroma: Dank, resinous pine, grass, and light tropical fruit hop aromas underneath a caramel/crystal maltiness. Taste: Toasted bread crust and light caramel malt sweetness, strong grapefruit, herbal, and grassy hop flavor that builds to an extremely strong and dry bitterness. A touch of cinnamon shows up on the swallow Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high carbonation Finish: Very dry, with lingering sharp grassy bitterness and sticky hop residue on the tongue. Overall: Pretty good dark pale ale. Hard to qualify this as an AAA when the color is clearly a deep golden. Nice hop aromas, but aren’t very strong. Flavor is fairly more complex, with nice hop character that stands out more than in the aroma. Surprisingly dry with a sticky residue on the tongue. Definitely hop forward, but the malt backbone is enough to help balance

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Photo of Phineasco
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 806beerman
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StArnoldFan
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best Amber I've had, right up there with Nugget Nectar. Enjoyed it fresh from the can after a long hike at Zion. Picked the can up in Vegas the night before and wish I would've picked up a sixer instead of a single.

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Photo of Hopresin19
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16oz Can into Tulip Glassware,Appearance is a nice Dark Amber,with good carbonation,and beautiful pillowy 2 Finger Head.Nose is substantially dank and onion/Garlic like owing to the Simcoe Hop profile,Taste follows suit,nice HOP BITE that lingers with a lupulin rush,excellent!...Overall a great and well recommended offering from Modern Times

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Photo of frankie818
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanK252
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Modern Times Beer glass

A: Pours deep copper amber with a frothy khaki head that settles to a light layer that hangs around and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Monster wave of all different kinds of hops. Starts dank, some white wine grape, spicy pine, citrus, underlying tropical fruit, toasty bready malt, and toffee sweetness.

T: You can definitely taste all the different elements of the hop combo coming out to play. White wine grape, dank pine, citrus, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine zest, tropical fruit, papaya, passion fruit, and mango, all backed with toasty, even a bit roasty (faint chocolate on the back end), bready malt, and toffee sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: To be honest, it's a red IPA, not a "hoppy amber", but who cares. I had a taste of this one some time ago and wasn't impressed. Now, with a can to myself I can properly appreciate it. Really nice beer.

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Photo of Acforster2
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trocketsauced
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of redshield3
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of nickfl
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Amp
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJSFS
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BuffaloBreathJerry
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

16 oz can, canned 5/18/17

Medium amber color, clear. White head, good head retention. Nice dank pine and earthy hop aroma, with caramel. Works well. Similar taste. Moderately bitter, good balance. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, medium bodied.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

**
07/07/17

Can to tulip glass.

LOOK: dark gold, almost brown, but mostly clear with just a touch of laziness. Medium white head that fades slowly.

AROMA: fruit, metallic, the mosaic is prominent.

TASTE: while the aroma is very IPA like, the taste almost drinks like a lager. A lot of Wheat and bread mixed in with tropical fruit. Also the metallic taste of mosaic carries over. Very tasty.

FEEL: well carbonated with a dry finish. Light to medium Bodied. Above-average carbonation. Dryness is a touch off-putting, but does keep you coming back for more.

Maybe a tad below fortunate Islands, but still very tasty.

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Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
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