Blazing World | Modern Times Beer

Blazing WorldBlazing World
BA SCORE
92%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 1,227 ratings
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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:
#1,940
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
1,227
Liked:
1,129
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
8.76%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
232
Trade:
8
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,227 |  Reviews: 200
Photo of Czequershuus
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a rich amber with a solid head. The aroma is rich with red malts, pine, cedar, mango, pineapple, guava, brown sugar, lychee, and toffee. The flavor is pleasantly rich and hoppy, with upfront pine and mango, as well as caramel and red malts, guava, grilled pinapple, banana, and kiwi. The mouthfeel is full and soft, with small bubble carbonation. Overall this is a really lovely beer in a style I love - hop and malt balanced, with a tantalizing combo of flavors.

Cheers to my brother in law Ivan for bringing this from California when he came to visit!

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

Photo of CMC73
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Dark gold/light amber body, clear, under a pale head that trailed lots of lace behind... Aromas and flavors were of dank pine and shellacked fruit... Had a great resinous tack to it, light-bodied, with enough malt to toss some grain on the palate... Nice, warming bitterness, hearty and earthy... Drank fast... 5/4/17 canning...

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

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoCal_Matt
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jack77
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to BWood for this brew.

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 04/28/17

Pours a pretty nice dark golden amber color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slight malt, citrusy, diesel like. The taste is really nice, hoppy, slightly malty, with a very nice citrus note, pretty nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very nicely, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a very tasty brew.

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

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

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

Photo of G_Shoe
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rachel_and_alex
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biggoon16
3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

Photo of biboergosum
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can - pretty, pretty cool to now see this SoCal brewing phenom now represented way up here in Alberta.

This beer pours a mostly clear, medium copper amber colour, with three zaftig fingers of puffy, rocky, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some stellar layered sudsy cirrus cloud pattern lace around the glass as it lazily subsides.

It smells of musty and yes, dank, pine resin, muddled domestic citrus rind, grainy and crackery pale malt, a bit of scallion acerbity, and further leafy, weedy, and grassy green hop bitters. The taste is bready and grainy pale malt, a lesser biscuity caramel sweetness, some lemon, blood orange, and white grapefruit citrus peel, hints of an earthy yeastiness, and more weedy, musky, and gently dank verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is average in its workaday frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and sort of smooth, as the robust hops sort of take a bit of the surface sheen off of things here. It finishes off-dry, but trending toward the latter, as the malt seems to be eager to check out early.

Overall, this a very genial and yet somewhat aggressively hopped-up amber ale, with the malt looking kind of like a punching-bag by the end of it all. Not that I'm complaining - it's easy to drink, and definitely my preferred way of enjoying this particular style.

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Photo of Not_a_Shovel
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Very interesting--tastes like a combination of an IPA with an amber ale. It is the hops that stand out. Seems like a wide range of hop flavors thrown in there, causing a balance to be struck not between hops and malt, but between different and practically opposing hop taste profiles. From overripe dark fruit and damp basement to grass, pine, bright tropical fruit and citrus, it's all there. Very fresh. It coats the mouth and allows you to experience different tastes in different areas of the tongue and palate. Moderate bitterness that to me was not overwhelming, carbonation right in the middle. Nice little bready malt backbone. Very nice.

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Photo of johnnyboy76
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of talbotjf99
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopHunter19
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - nice golden amber beer with an off white head that sticks and leaves a nice lacing
S # big sticky sweet caramel, orange peel, pine
T & again sweet caramel, orange peel, pine, bitter hop resin, clean bitterness
M # light beer, carbonation appropriate, alc covered, aftertaste is pine, bitter orange peel
O $ good amber ale. Like G'knight

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Blazing World from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 92% out of 100 with 1,227 ratings
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