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:
#1,947
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
1,236
pDev:
8.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
233
Trade:
8
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of redshield3
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Amp
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJSFS
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Wizzle32
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

16 oz can, canned 5/18/17

Medium amber color, clear. White head, good head retention. Nice dank pine and earthy hop aroma, with caramel. Works well. Similar taste. Moderately bitter, good balance. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, medium bodied.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

**
07/07/17

Can to tulip glass.

LOOK: dark gold, almost brown, but mostly clear with just a touch of laziness. Medium white head that fades slowly.

AROMA: fruit, metallic, the mosaic is prominent.

TASTE: while the aroma is very IPA like, the taste almost drinks like a lager. A lot of Wheat and bread mixed in with tropical fruit. Also the metallic taste of mosaic carries over. Very tasty.

FEEL: well carbonated with a dry finish. Light to medium Bodied. Above-average carbonation. Dryness is a touch off-putting, but does keep you coming back for more.

Maybe a tad below fortunate Islands, but still very tasty.

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Photo of Wheels2532
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrewh995
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly amber gold with a white head. Smells of hops, citrus, caramel, and malts. Taste follow the nose almost exactly with some alcohol. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall it's a great beer, but it doesn't taste, smell, or look like any amber I've ever had.

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Photo of 57md
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a color that is more copper and honey than red. The nose has a decent dose of dank hops. The hop bitterness is the feature note of this very drinkable offering. There is a nice dankness in the flavor profile but there is a piney essence, as well.

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Photo of sjones5045
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sunsjammer
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

canned on 4/18/17

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Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly cloudy amber body with good head and the aroma has a nice chunk of caramel malt and then a minor hoppiness with citric notes. Thicker, heavier than most amber ales, this is more of a slow malt heavy bready/caramel beer (not quite sweet) with balance from light, citric earthy hops and is pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sixteen ounce can copped from Pub 365 in Las Vegas. Pours a copper ruddy hue with minimal frothing. Mellow aroma replete with hints of caramel and citrus. Similar overall flavor profile.

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

Photo of rjd722
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

The dark amber beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1 1/2" off white head that leaves patches, a ring and legs of lacing on the sides as it slowly recedes. Sipping leaves some nice arches of lacing and some small scattered patches of lacing.

The aromas are definitely noticeable and full of resin, citric (grapefruit) zest, along with some barely noticeable malt in the background. There also may be some tropical fruit hiding in the background along with some herbal character.

The flavors are all about the hops, there's the pine resin, the grapefruit zest, backed up by some very light touches of tropical fruits such as mango and pineapple. A light herbal character and the noticeable bitterness are a part of the mix. The barely noticeable bready malt backbone and the wee bit of sweetness it contributes are definitely here to support the hops and their flavors, not to conceal them or the bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and only slightly prickly from the light but persistent carbonation. The long finish begins as most other flavors start to fade while leaving the almost herbal bitterness to go on to an eventual dry finish.

On the whole this beer would be a hop head's dream since it effectively showcases the hop flavors and bitterness. I certainly would be willing to have another if I found it, especially if I could try it on tap. That said, it's probably not an Amber Ale I'd include in my regular rotation but only because my preferences in highly hopped beers are to have bit more malt backbone showing and mingling in with the hop flavors and bitterness.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Growler day after pour:
Pours an amber color - dark golden with a large fluffy head. Tight white bubbles thin out

A citrusy grassy and sever slightly so metallic nose.

The flavor is lightly grainy malt with a grassy bitterness. There's also a spice not unlike rye. Coming out of the fairly bold up front taste is citrus orange and grapefruit rind. Lively carbonation aids in the light biting nature of the beer.

This is an amber ale, but more on the golden side - making it almost more like a spicy and hoppy pale ale more than a red ale. That's good for me, and I ended up enjoying this more than I though I would.

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

Photo of dcotom
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blaze5445
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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