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:
1,170
Reviews:
182
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.74%
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
216
For Trade:
8
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Photo of Tdenham
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T100Mark
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, at the brewery, in San Diego.

Appearance - The color of a shinny new penny. Great clarity. Thin head but big stickage. A handsome beer.

Smell - Big hop nose (a combination of citrus and pine needles). A whiff of sweet malt in the background.

Taste - Hop forward, for sure (pine needles). The toasty malt foundation is there but it takes a backseat to the hops. A nice west coast ale.

Mouth - Crisp. Fizzy.

Overall - Modern Times tells the world that this is an amber when, in reality, it's much closer to a West Coast hop bomb. Very tasty but not as advertised.

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

Photo of thebooyakid
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BustaPheara
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Light amber, darker than gold but stopping well short of red. White head with good retention and lacing. Very clear.
Aroma: pretty good wallop of nelson- black pepper, cannabis, pineapple, garlic and chives, melon. Generally pretty herbal and fruity, not particularly citrusy, maybe a little bit piney. Lasting impression is tropical and dank. Malt aroma is barely perceptible.
Flavor: firm bitterness, dry, continues the pineapple melon garlic/chive character from the aroma. Slight toastiness/kilned flavor, but still dominated by the hops. Residual sweetness is low.
Mouthfeel: fairly crisp, medium carbonation, light medium body
Overall: This has been one of my favorite San Diego beers since I first tried it, and I have had it many times since both from tap and can. It is a very modern beer in terms of the hop character, with a powerful fruitiness that manages to be just restrained enough by the more herbal qualities. Very morish; despite a powerful aroma and flavor, the beer never becomes fatiguing for me.

One thing I feel like stating, and I know I'm not the first person to point this out- this beer is marketed as an amber; it's an IPA. I'm not a style nazi, so this fact doesn't affect the beer's score in my eyes, but the color of the beer, which is achieved almost entirely by a small addition of roasted grain, per the homebrew recipe on their website and the ingredient list on the can, is, while on the darker end, still in spec for an IPA, and everything else about the beer just screams IPA. It has none of the expected malt flavor or aroma of an amber/red ale, so don't expect that going in. Again, I still love the damn thing, just sayin'.

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Photo of Foley67
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CaptainQ
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pajfuwen
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heymikew
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is dank hops, spices, pine and a background of citrus. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus, mildly syrupy body, malts and a mix of bitter/hoppy and slightly sweet in the finish.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcorn
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a pint can. Really dank. A tropical mix. Awesome Amber ale balanced but so fruity. The smell Is crazy and the taste follows. Pine, blood orange, grapefruit, tropical fruit
And the mouthfeel is so smooth. Amazing stuff

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Photo of rypkr
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Masters
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pint sized can served chilled into an imperial pint glass. Canned 1/4/2016.

Blazing World is a hazy amber red color with thick white head. It settles fairly quickly but leaves some good lacing behind.

Aroma is hoppy but not overly intense. Good citrus, pine, and "dank" character.

Flavor is pretty spot on for a west coast hoppy amber. Malt backbone lends sweetness to the more dominant fresh hop bitterness. The same notes from the aroma come through in the flavor providing good depth.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated with good balance and drinkability.

Overall an excellent example of the style. Not a "wow" beer but very well constructed.

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Photo of Norvelljeff
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DNICE555
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
4.12 out of 5 based on 1,170 ratings.
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