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City Of The Sun | Modern Times Beer

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BA SCORE
4.18/5
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536 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer
California, United States
moderntimesbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,734
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
536
pDev:
7.18%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
115
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 536 |  Reviews: 118
Photo of StanleysCup
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.35/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

**
03/15/19

can to pint glass.


LOOK: Bright mostly clear gold. Decent white head. Nice retention.

AROMA: perfume, orange.

TASTE: citrus, perfume, hairspray.

FEEL: medium body.

**

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Photo of ghasting
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Single can from Trader Joe’s in San Diego. Pours a uniform hazy golden orange with 2 fingers of tight off white head.
Aroma is wonderfully tropical sweet with over ripe orange, pineapple, mango, caramel malt - beguiling funky tropical.
Taste caramel malt, mango, tangerine, hint of grapefruit - sweet over rides the balanced hoppy bitterness which is present but understated with honey notes.
Mouthfeel is moderately full - some resinous effect at a pleasant bittersweet finish.

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Photo of hypnotoad1
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a lightly hazed burnt orange with a one finger white head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is grapefruit, orange peel and bready malts.

T - The taste is tangerine, orange peel, mango, bready malts and light piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - Pretty solid IPA. The flavors are nice and bright. Super easy drinking at 7.6%.

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Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Smakawhat
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned Jan 26th 2019.

Deep orange body, with a light copper hue. Slightly hazy, but mostly fairly clear in the body appearance. Big fistful producing head, that actually settles fairly quickly with island lacing and a real fine creamy like look. Off white, not quite yellow but not bleach in color either. Nice looking IPA.

Real nice juicy hop aroma mixing of fruit tropical notes and thick gum drop like candy flavors. Real impressive hop fruit mix of citrus and tropics that has a great gummy sensing flavor on the nose. Everything else is pretty neutral as far as malt and yeast, making for a one note experience but it is a stellar one out of the park at least.

Palate is a classic hop joy. Juicy rich mouthfeel, making an almost honey like feel and mouthflavor. The sweetness is just perfectly dialed in making this brew like a liquid hop rush. Thick amounts of gummy bitter hops, with a light touch of honey malt sweetness permeates the tongue just everywhere. Big amounts of tangerine and cantaloupe like melon just bursting everywhere.

Love me some Modern Times. Glad to see them still cranking out more great beers like this one.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tobelerone
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Pours orange. Smells of fruity hops, melon and such, and sweet pale malt. Tastes akin to the nose. Very fruity up front. Light tingling of piney hops, but the back end is sweet melon. Low bitterness, at least compared to the malt profile, which is on the sweeter side. Not bad, but not something I'd pick up again.

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Photo of jcarlosv
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BeerBeast
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz, canned on 12/19/2018. Slightly hazy deep golden colored body with a foamy & sticky off-white head. Juicy and fruity aroma hinting at peach, lemon-lime, mint, mango, and caramel malt. Juicy and tropical fruit flavors of mango, orange, peach, lime, caramel, grain, and a bit if mint. Full body, creamy yet resinous, bitterness is mild yet enough to build on the palate a bit; semi-dry finish. Very good flavors and also very refreshing. I'd seek this out next time I come to California.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, hoppy, and juicy all around: this IPA closes in on NE IPA territory, not quite hitting the mark in terms of mouthfeel, but definitely borrowing the hazy appearance.

Hops are moderately dank, with a nice presentation of the pale malt bill; at 7.6%, this is approaching DIPA territory, and it shows through nicely.

Very drinkable; lively, if not creamy, and easy to drink.

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Photo of fehrminator
3.62/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MephistosCafe
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

$ 4.47 (Including shipping)/16 oz can ($ 0.279) from Tavour, Seattle, WA. Reviewed 2/6/19.
“Canned On 11/27/18” stamped on bottom of can. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.25.
Body – Gold, hazy and opaque. When held to the light, gold and translucent with large lumps on the bottom.
Head – Large (Maximum 5.5 cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, dense with a few rocks, above average retention, slooowly diminishing to an irregular four to seventeen mm lacy ring and a thin complete layer with rocky islands.
Lacing – Very Good - Thick bands of tiny to medium bubbles, with massive stalactites.
First pour – Light yellow, clear.
Aroma – 4 – Citrus and tropical fruits and zest.
Flavor – 4.5 - Begins with citrus and melds into generic melon, most like canary melon. At the end, the malt backbone becomes noticeable. Overall dry and lightly bitter. No alcohol (7.6% ABV) flavor. No diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4.25 – Yet another excellent brew from Modern Times! My few experiences with their brews have been above average to very good, with their IPAs holding up well. This is no exception – still juicy and melony after two months in the can. Makes me want to go to San Diego and have some fresh off the bright tanks.

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Photo of baklo
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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City Of The Sun from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 536 ratings