Oneida | Modern Times Beer

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Modern Times Beer
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
2014 Release:
Oneida is a vigorously hoppy, aromatic pale ale saturated with Hallertau Blanc, Cascade & 05256 hops, a new experimental variety. A stripped down malt bill keeps the focus on the fruity, complex, pungent hop aroma & flavor.

HOP VARIETALS: Hallertau Blanc, Cascade & experimental Hop 05256
MALT VARIETALS: Two Row & Carapils

2013 Release:
Oneida is Nelson-centric. The dark fruity dankness of Nelson hops from New Zealand give it an uber-pungent aroma, with the grapefruity citrus of Cascade providing a touch of balance. While more aggressively bitter than Fortunate Islands, Oneida still has a light body and moderate ABV. 50 IBU

Added by mactrail on 07-20-2013

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on date of 08/10/15

Appearance - Pours hazy and pale yellow in color with a white, half finger width head. Fair retention gives way to a thin, broken layer of suds across the surface. Lacing consists of small broken sheets and a few spots around the glass.

Smell - The aroma is delicate but rousing, with hints of citrus, mango and leaf. Faint bready sweetness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Soft, hoppy flavors that touch on white grapefruit and pineapple with lesser mango and leafy character. Faint white bread undertone. The finish is mellow pith bitterness that fades realtively quick.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with light carbonation. Smooth, slick texture that goes down quite easily.

Overall - Hmm, drinks more like a hoppy blonde than an APA, but a pretty decent brew all the same. It won't win over the hop bomb crowd, but those looking for a light, easy drinking beer with a fair amount of hop complexity could do a lot worse than this.

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Photo of Prager62
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pint can with a unreadable date code, but I trust the freshness and person that passed this along to me. Pouring it in a 13oz. tulip for the review.

Look- Pours a transparent brilliant gold with a finger of egg white foam.

Smell- A weak wiff of mild citrus and pineapple.

Taste- Passionfruit, pineapple and some floral notes in the finish.

Feel- Crisp and clean with a semi dry finish.

Overall- A crisp and flavorful session pale with enough hops to get your fix. The perfect grilling and or chilling beer without the side effects of it's bigger brothers. Yeah, I'm a fan of it!

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3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Cherche for this one from his recent Ninja box. 16oz can poured into shaker pint glass. Canned on 7/19/16. Poured a very hazy straw gold color with about an inch of white head that had very good retention, and light-moderate lacing.

The aroma was fairly subdued, very light grains, and a bit of citrusy hops. On the tongue though, the beer had more personality. The grains showed through to give a good foundation, the hops were brighter and crisper, and there was a bit of fruitiness at the back.

The body was fairly typical, a bit on the lighter side average for the style, was smooth across the tongue and finished clean and dry. Drinkability was good, my can was gone quickly. Overall, a nice, solid example of the style. Worth trying if you see it, not sure I'd put a lot of effort into obtaining it.

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4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice biscuity, and bready malt followed up and slightly intermingled with a nice, smooth hop presence. Has a lighter body and mouthfeel, with some nice fruity and piney hops on the olefactories. Solid, Solid beer.

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4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.36/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.04/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of G_Shoe
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a blew golden color with a large white head. Loads of carbonation and lots of residual lacing. Beer is very well balanced and easy drink. Great summer beer.

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3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

A hazy, creamy orange and very light copper in color. Creamy near-white head which leaves lots of sticky lines of creamy stick down the glass. Very pretty, and it immediately reminded me of Alpine Nelson, which is always a very, very good thing.

Expressive Nelson hop component in the aroma: grapefruit flesh, floral components, and a bit of a sweet, freshly-baked bread character. Very nice.

Moderately bitter with expressive Nelson hop flavors. Discernible. Crisp and very drinkable flavors.

Medium bodied, slightly creamy. Moderate carbonation.

Like Alpine Nelson Jr. I liked this one a lot. I would certainly love to see this one in cans!

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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 1 US pint can with a canned-on date of June 2017. Purchased a little while back from the Brewdog webshop. Described on the label as a sessionable pale ale hopped with Hallertau Blanc, Cascade and Exp 05256.

A: Poured into a tulip. Can-conditioned. A bright, hazy golden hue with moderate carbonation and plentiful fine sediment. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a persistent surface layer. Some lacing.

S: Aroma of light, grassy hops with hints of herbs, hay, floral notes, subtle spice, pale malt, mild grain and earthy yeast. Crisp and dry but surprisingly aromatic - very nice.

T: Tastes of herbal hops with notes of grass/hay, noble hops, spice, floral hints, subtle bay leaf, pale malt, light grain and earthy yeast. Dry, followed by a crisp hoppy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and good body. Could perhaps be a shade thicker given the strength. Aftertaste of spicy, grassy hops, herbs, earthy yeast and pale malt.

O: Rather nice - hoppy and understated. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are stuffed with grassy, herbal hops, earthy yeast and pale malt. Good body. Comes across almost as a hoppy pilsner with slightly enhanced malt presence. Lovely balance; goes down like a dream. Well worth sampling if you have the chance.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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