Blazing World | Modern Times Beer

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4.1/5
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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
Ranking:
#4,172
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
1,305
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
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Photo of CoasterGuy
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

As far as hoppy amber ales go this is a good one - well balanced, some caramel malt but also new school hop aroma and flavor. Lots of citrus, some tropical and a touch of pine.

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Photo of Dduquette
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Four packs are now on sale in Maryland. It's pricey, sure. But whatever. What the hell am I gonna spend my money on?

Blazing World has a bit of a tepid pour. It's a dull, filtered amber with little life after the pour. Certainly not hideous, but probably meant to be drank directly from the can.

Smells of fruity, contemporary hops. Contrary to the beer's official description, however, it is NOT the stickiest of the icky. It's actually probably a bit on the tame side for the style. Again, it's fine, but not up to the usual standards of Modern Times, and not worth 4 bucks a can.

Tastes... okay, again. Contemporary, fruit forward hops. Dry throughout with a clean finish. Plums and mangoes up front, citrus in the back. It's fine. Totally fine.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking semi-dark amber color with a nice finger's worth of white foamy head softly dissolving to leave some fine speckled lace.
The aroma had a nice grassy and leafy tobacco sweet meshing up front then playing with a piney and citrusy backbone.
The flavor took the prior mentioned aromas and brought them into a semi-refined sweet to bitter refinement. Mild aftertaste of tobacco, citrus, pine and bready malt.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability. Good carbonation and ABV. Mild citrusy, tobacco, piney finish with a touch of clean bready malt.
Overall, yeah, I could see myself coming back to this.

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Photo of jwc215
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint-sized can:

Pours amber with a thin white head. Beautiful color. The head becomes a thin wisp leaving some trailing lace.

The smell is of dank leaves - tobacco. Citrus comes through strongly.

The taste is of smoky/dank tobacco. Citrus - lemon and grapefruit. Steely caramelized biscuit gives a sweet kiss. Dry, long finish.

The body is robust and just about hits full-bodied. Some lingering alcohol shows.

A rich, dank, hop-forward amber. Could be confused for an amber-tinted IPA. Very nice!

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Photo of WDJersey
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jak
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Parmesan
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a slightly hazy and muted golden orange with a medium white head and several nice fingers of lacing on the glass.

S: Sweet tropical fruit including some orange and mango with notes of pine and pine sap underneath.

T: Sweet tropical fruit, with orange, mango, lemon, banana, that are followed by some pine, not a very strong bitterness.

F: Medium body and creamy smooth carbonation.

O: This is a nice beer, however, I like my red IPAs to be a little bit more piney and sappy.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skabiski
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of meatyard
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gambyt20
3.64/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msscott1973
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophead100
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TLA
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLC60
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewnme
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fitzy01
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This could possibly be the best amber I have ever had!

Look- nice Carmel amber hue, with a decent head and sticky lacing.

Smell- sweet breads, grapefruit, roasted malt.

Taste- a sweet roasted malt taste with grapefruit hoppiness. Very dank taste.

Feel- medium body with some sticky hoppiness

Overall this is an outstanding beer! Would buy it again. I can picture sitting around a fire sippin on this.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweetbrew82
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antwon616
3.27/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattSn
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,305 ratings