Blazing World | Modern Times Beer

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4.1/5
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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:
#2,352
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
1,276
pDev:
8.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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96
Gots:
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Ratings: 1,276 |  Reviews: 212
Photo of Johnnyrafer
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gehille
2.4/5  rDev -41.5%
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
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vlaminck
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
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 +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gboley
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
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 +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tinfang
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vande
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brandonwnw
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Celtics76
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of citizencane
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
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 CTHomer
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
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%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbertsch
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklmcgrew
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
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 +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 1,276 ratings