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 Ryan_NorthKorea
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber? Almost taste like iPas from ten years ago. A little thicker in body a lot more sweetness than your common IPA. I like this beer it puts a new spin on an amber but it pretty much tastes like a heavier IPA.

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Photo of Josholson666
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mflamar
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

From a 2.5-week-old tallboy can received in a holiday beer basket from friends on the West Coast. Whaaat?!? I must have been very good this year. Beer pours a clear amber (just like it says on the can--great clean design, btw, and love all the info). A finger of off-white foam leaves patchy lacing.

Smell is pine, fruity citrus and a touch of white grapes from the Nelson, along with a musty earthiness I assume comes from the Simcoe. Some sweet malts in there as well.

Taste is big on resinous pine with undertones of fruit--hops are big enough to keep the malt in a supporting role. Assertive bitterness, which works very well with the overall flavor profile. Some toasty malt in the finish.

Feel is medium-minus, with some body but still pretty crushable. Overall, a fine beer. Reminds me a bit of Surly Furious, another hoppy amber that's a favorite of mine.

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite hop forward and dank. Slight tropical and grape aroma that doesn't transfer to the palate. Bittering is assertive and somewhat overwhelming. Mouthfeel is dry even though it's an amber

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16oz into standard pint glass. Canned December 21st 2016.

L: Hazy amber, finger width off-white head that slowly recedes into a thin layer. Some lacing.

S: Subtle aroma, pine hops, caramely sweetness in the background.

T: Hoppy for an amber, but that's what is advertised. Very dank, piney hops with a decent malt backbone. Some citrus hops as well.

F: Medium-full body with low carbonation.

O: Not my type of Ambers, I prefer mine well balanced but this is still a well crafted beer.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryi86
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to 2beerdogs for this
16 oz can, dated 10/13/16, poured into a teku

A- A clear amber with a two finger white head.

S- Super dank, pineapples/tropical fruits, some toasted malts, touch of grapefruit.

T- Pineapple, tropical fruits, white wine, some citrus, toasted malts, dank/piney finish, well balanced.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A fantastic hoppy amber, definitely dank, worth seeking out!

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Photo of robmsf
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of whiskey_slurpee
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

From can into glass. Love 16 oz can formats. Great dank aroma I was bought in at that moment. Fairly dry and hoppy. Looking forward to more of these and others. Great brewery.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.2/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eldoctorador
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmd88
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Traveled to San Diego for my honeymoon and decided to give this beer a shot. Very hoppy for an amber ale in tasted and in scent. Also tasted some citrus. Pours a very coppery color. Overall very good beer. I highly recommend it for warm weather.

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

Photo of SirDirtJoe
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Thanks Kevin for the hook up!

A- Tall can drops a dark amber brew into my chalice. On the beer a thick and frothy off white head ascends up to about a finger high with fairly good retention dying out to a puffy wide ring. Wide sheets of lace form around most of the glass.

S- A very bright hop aroma comes off as especially fruity and dank; really seems to jump out of the glass with a sort of crispness to it. The chosen hops give off a well rounded aroma featuring dank nugs, herbal tones, berries, wine, kiwi, skunky weed, pineapple, woodsy earth and mint. The malts are toasty but it somehow balances into this particular hop bouquet.

T- In some ambers the fresh hops do not transfer over from the aroma but that is not the case here. Some new resinous pine does join into the mix but the intensely dank herbs, fresh tropical fruits, white wine grapes, berry, earthy/wooden, floral and orange zest character comes out swinging up front. The malts actually seem a bit more reserved here with a bit of toastiness, cereal grain and bread character.

MF- Creamy and puffy medium body with a bit of a slickness and high end carbonation. Finishes with a clean, moderately high end bitterness.

Perhaps one of the top hoppy amber aromas that I have ever experienced. The flavor follows it up and the dankness that is advertised comes through wonderfully. Mosaic, Simcoe and Nelson really provide a mixed bag that balances out nicely with the malts present.

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