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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
Ranking:
#1,950
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
1,237
pDev:
8.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
234
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 1,237 |  Reviews: 204
Photo of brandonwnw
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Celtics76
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of citizencane
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours...wow. I don’t know how this isn’t nitro. Thick velvety snow white head. Smell is ok, but quite faint- couldn’t smell much of anything in the glass...the can smells of hops and caramel malts. Tastes of caramel malts and citrusy and herbal hops. Overall...look sets you up for unreasonable expectations, but it’s still a good beer. Interesting hop profile- a little heavily hopped and herbal/ floral for the style. Different.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz.can. Has a copper/amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, malts. Taste is malts, citrus, some herbal notes, very little bitterness to speak of. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Cloudy golden amber pour. 1.5 fingers of white head. Great ring of lacing.

S: Caramel malts and citrus hops. Surprisingly fruity nose for a red ale.

T/F: Follows the nose. Rich and malty... caramel and lightly toasted grains. Citrus and tropical fruit hop presence. Very mild bitterness. Dank hops are more prominent than the malts and this is not a bad thing. Grapefruit, passionfruit, and mango... smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Finish is tropical fruit.

O: A solid tropical fruit forward red ale... melds well with the rich malts. Easy drinking... super tasty.

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Photo of Shy5
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbertsch
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklmcgrew
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a pint glass

L: Pours a very hazy deep gold/copper, with a nice 1-finger head that dissipates quickly, but leaving decent lacing.

S: Dank and fruity hops along with bread and toasted malt.

T/F: Very smooth, balanced flavor. A nice mixture of the dank hops, some citrus, caramel malt, bread and stone fruit. Medium body with long lasting carbonation. Fairly creamy mouthfeel.

O: Very tasty red ale. Nice change of pace from IPA juice bombs.

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Photo of festizio
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sellen
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesLeung
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alecmedeiros
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
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 -2.9%
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 -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 806beerman
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StArnoldFan
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
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 -0.5%
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 +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanK252
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
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 -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 1,237 ratings
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