Blazing World | Modern Times Beer

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4.11/5
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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:
#2,081
Reviews:
210
Ratings:
1,259
pDev:
8.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
239
Trade:
8
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Photo of YungAnejo
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can pour into American pint glass, half inch worth of white cream color head turns into about a centimeter, lighter lacing, Dark murky gold/brown body, not really reddish though like other ambers

Aroma is light weedy pine, maybe hint of grapefruit but not much going on there

Taste is slightly bitter at first but intensifies shortly after, followed by a dank bready malt, light citrus with what seems to be a little spice, I like it

Low but prickly carbonation, Mouthfeel is juicy at first but quickly dries out, very long finish

Overall this is the second brew I’ve had from this company and I’m impressed, especially being one of the cheaper selections they still come through with the flavor, would definitely seek out more offerings from them

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Photo of Ssippisam
3.54/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PierceTheElder
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cycle69
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of holzman57
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent amber with 3+ fingers of rocky eggshell colored head. Sheets of lacing & great head retention

S: Orange peel, pine

T: Follows the nose, a little dry breadyness, & lovely toastyness up front. Toastyness & pine as this warms more dryness too.

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation, pretty nice balance

Easy to drink. My first Modern Times beer, a very nice amber ale

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 12/05/17, consumed 1/13/18
Update: canned 12/16/17, consumed 1/20/18

Pours slightly misty amber with a thick off-white head.

Aroma is very bright tropical and citrus fruits, similar to the juicy IPAs out there. Very inviting.

Taste is a very nice balance of piney and earthy hops, smooth malt, and sweet fruit juiciness. Just outstanding.

Feel is creamy and smooth. Bitterness is just solid enough. Clean dry finish.

Overall drinks like a smooth, full-flavored IPA. One of the tastiest ambers I've tried. Another Modern Times gem.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful light amber colored beer with a popcorn colored head of 2 fingers. I can smell citrus from here.

Bright tropical fruits abound - papaya, mango, mangosteen, palmyra, tangerine, orange, and grapefruit.

Flavor starts off with a touch of bright wood, and then follows into tons of bright fruits. Cantaloupe, grapefruit, tangerine, papaya, and nectarine.

Feel is resiny, with a very mild and quiet carbonation, and a resiny, slightly alcoholic finish.

Overall, a killer amber IPA. Glad I have a bunch more to enjoy!

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Photo of Johnnyrafer
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gehille
2.4/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I do not like nelson hops.

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

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

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can, tulip, canned 7/14/17 (shame on stone’s San Diego airport location for serving such old hoppy beer and shame on me for not checking).

It is indeed amber, hazy, and covered with a good looking rocky light tan head.

Despite the age there’s a respectable level of hop aroma presenting lilikoi, pineapple, tangerine, pear, and dank.

Juicy hop sweetness with primarily pineapple and tangerine flavors. There’s a resinous medium bitterness. The malt body is caramel with wheat and husky flavors and not sweet.

It’s thinnish and a little gritty.

This is a well put together beer that I’m sure is better fresh. The parts together are good, but individually a little rough around the edges and degraded by time.

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Photo of burritoh
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is relatively clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high dense light beige colored head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a coating running down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dank hops are present in the nose with some notes of toasted malts and hints of citrus.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of dank hops with some citrus and pine with hints of tropical fruits and strong notes of toasted and caramel malts. The hops also contribute a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is nice and hoppy but has a strong underlying base of malts. The hops provide a lot of complexity to the flavors.

Serving type: can

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Photo of MDDMD
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tinfang
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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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Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 1,259 ratings