Blazing World | Modern Times Beer

Blazing WorldBlazing World
BA SCORE
4.11/5
1,236 Ratings
Blazing WorldBlazing World
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:
#1,948
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
1,236
pDev:
8.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
233
Trade:
8
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with solid aromas but the hops come through much better in the taste in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Knapp85
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can - pretty, pretty cool to now see this SoCal brewing phenom now represented way up here in Alberta.

This beer pours a mostly clear, medium copper amber colour, with three zaftig fingers of puffy, rocky, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some stellar layered sudsy cirrus cloud pattern lace around the glass as it lazily subsides.

It smells of musty and yes, dank, pine resin, muddled domestic citrus rind, grainy and crackery pale malt, a bit of scallion acerbity, and further leafy, weedy, and grassy green hop bitters. The taste is bready and grainy pale malt, a lesser biscuity caramel sweetness, some lemon, blood orange, and white grapefruit citrus peel, hints of an earthy yeastiness, and more weedy, musky, and gently dank verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is average in its workaday frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and sort of smooth, as the robust hops sort of take a bit of the surface sheen off of things here. It finishes off-dry, but trending toward the latter, as the malt seems to be eager to check out early.

Overall, this a very genial and yet somewhat aggressively hopped-up amber ale, with the malt looking kind of like a punching-bag by the end of it all. Not that I'm complaining - it's easy to drink, and definitely my preferred way of enjoying this particular style.

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3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a surprisingly light amber color (for an amber!) with a magnificently formed head that coats the glass and leaves streaks and spots of lacing

Smell: The label says it is dank and it is dank, with caramel and citrus pith tones

Taste: Caramel, with buttery diacetyl building underneath; the dank and pithy hops take over, in the middle, bringing an unusual combination of starfruit and melon to the mix; the buttery elements of the malt are a bit strong, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I was excited to try the beers from this brewery and this one has sat in my fridge for a couple of months too long, perhaps, taking the hops in a different direction than the brewer intended, I will have to try a fresher example the next time I see this one

Thanks, lincolnbeard, for the opportunity

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of LXIXME
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with BeerBaron666. 16 ounce can into tulip glass; no canning date, but should be pretty fresh. Pours lightly hazy deep orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big mango, passion fruit, pineapple, tangerine, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, light pine, biscuit, caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity of dank citrus/tropical hops with moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big mango, passion fruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange rind, caramel, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of mango, pineapple, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, floral, grass, caramel, biscuit, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of bright citrus/tropical hop flavors with a moderate malt balance; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome hoppy amber ale. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 1,236 ratings
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