Modist Brewing Co.

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New England IPA
Ranked #966
Ranked #3,770
4.14 | pDev: 7.97%
Modist Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States
Notes: An american ipa that’s made ENTIRELY from oats and wheat. Splendidly hazy with aromas of stonefruit, pineapple, and citrus. An insane amount of Citra and Denali hops per barrel make this beer an incredibly juicy and citrusy treat with an approachable level of bitterness.
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Photo of rickrem
3.72/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can with no readable date on it.

Dark yellow, slightly orange in color with white creamy looking head, left little lacing.
My biggest turnoff in the look was the amount of 'floaters'. Most of it did settle to the bottom of the glass over time.
Guessing the impact of using all oats and wheat?

Aroma was faint with some citrus, grass and maybe peach.

Taste was along the lines of the aroma. Much lighter though and not the big juiciness you tend to expect from a NE. Oats tend to maybe imply creaminess but for me it lessened the fruit flavor. Carbonation seemed a bit light as well.
Bitterness hung in there well though without being overpowering on the finish. For some, they might just call it 'easy drinking'?

Certainly worth a try as are most all beer. Maybe the impact of the look lessened my desire to like it like I should have?

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this at the brewery whilst in town for a work conference. The beer poured a hazy orangish and had thin white head that left a nice lacing. The scent had citrus fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with citrus fruit peel presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

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Photo of jimmah120
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16oz can, bunch of gibberish on the underside. Literal gibberish and a date

Looks like cloudy pee, but the guy's hydrated at least. Smell is grass, grain, and dank juicy (citra) hops. Taste is light and citra-y. Smooth.. the added oats give it a little more body and flavor, but it still falls on the lighter side, with the oily hop flavor sitting center-stage

Very easy to drink (for an IPA these days)

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Photo of barnzy78
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz can, date stamped “#CUP 07/09/19”. Thanks to Anthony for giving me a can to try! Shared with my dad. Hazed tangerine colored ale with a sticky & foamy off-white head. Zesty citric aroma with some earthy pine and wheat. Good meld of flavors with notes of citrusy tangerine, fruit cup, oats, wheat, pine, and a bit of melon and pineapple. Fuller body, resinous hops coat the palate with some bitterness. Decent overall, but there are better options out there. Regardless, I’m always glad to try something from another state.

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Photo of metter98
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Modist Brewing Co., Minneapolis, MN

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color, pouring with a short white head that has very good retention properties.
S: Moderate aromas of tangerines are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of tangerines with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The use of oats makes this beer a little lighter in body, but I didn't find it to "juicy" like other New England-style IPAs.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on April 11, 2019. American IPA that is made from oats and wheat. Splendidly hazy with aromas of stone fruit, pineapple and citrus. A large amount of Citra and Denali hops per barrel make this beer an incredibly juicy and citrusy treat with an approachable level of bitterness.

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Photo of brureview
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Semi clear golden color with a 4F head in a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Lots in the aroma: floral, citrus, pine.
The taste is not your typical IPA. The Denali hops add an unusual balance of flavor: pine, citrus earthy, and sweet.
Very hoppy finish.
Excellent beer.

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Photo of Ronl12
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can into IPA glass. Can't read date.
Look is nice cloudy golden with slight orange hue. Smell is sweet tropical fruit. Taste follows nose and very nice. Feel is light and a little creamy. Overall a very nice NE style IPA. Would drink again.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery, pours a moderately hazy light orange. Smell and taste have tropical fruits, citrus and earthy dank. A little thin for the style. Still, an excellent and delicious beer.

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Photo of smcolw
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy dirty gold color. Nice head which settles slowly. It leaves a blanket of lace on the far side of the glass throughout the tasting.

The smell reminds me of the brewery. That is of day old spilt beer... Slightly stale yet attractive aroma.

There's a band-aid background to the traditional pale ale flavors. The body leans thin while the carbonation leans high. The flavor is dry with a neutral hop flavor. Short aftertaste.

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Photo of The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Most impressive about this beer is its HUGE floral profile. It completely cuts through any bitterness. There is basically none. A flavor profile of lemon, mango, and melon. Soft, creamy, pillowy mouthfeel. This is one of those IPAs that you can introduce to your friends who hate IPAs, and also enjoy yourself.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy, murky golden color. The head is 1 finger, frothy, and white. The retention is quite good.
The nose is quite hoppy. As I was pouring the beer, I could smell it. It has a mango aroma.
Taste - As with the nose, a mango flavor. It doesn't hit right away, but takes a second to hit.
Feel Is lighter than I'd expect, but not bad at all .
Delicious American IPA. Quite good quality to this beer.

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Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives very hazy and a darker shade of honey than typical; a nice big head caps the liquid and leaves webby lacing

Smell: Juicy with grapefruit, mango, pineapple, tangerine, and papaya

Taste: Juicy with the mango, papaya, and pineapple forward; tangerine and grapefruit, through the middle, with a finish as juicy as the start; the oats and wheat add a nice aspect, as well

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; creamy

Overall: A very good juicy IPA; this brewery knows how to sling the NE IPA style

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Photo of ovaltine
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The pour yields an orange milkshake-looking beer with a full and creamy off-white head. The nose is on point, with juicy oranges and passion fruit aromas jumping from the can as soon as the top is popped.

The oranges are really forward on the taste, but they yield slightly to the exotic passion fruit flavor, which is nice. The mouthfeel is a bit softer than I’d prefer, but this is still a very nice “new age” IPA.

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Photo of brock146
2.94/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The first thing that comes to mind when smelling this beer is sour milk. The taste was somewhat similar. I know that sounds harsh and the beer doesn't taste spoiled, but, I can't get that idea out of my head while I drink it. Can we just do ourselves a favor and go back to the good old days of filtering our IPAs?

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Photo of wasatchback
3.57/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I’ve never had a beer that smelled so good and tasted so... off. Biggest glaring issue is the total lack of carbonation. Feels like the first home brews I kegged and couldn’t figure out the correct carbonation levels. Interested to know what the percentage of oats this is, I think the weird flavor is partially attributed to way too many oats. A great example of a brewery trying to make a certain “style” of beer but has no idea how to actually do it. Aroma is great, rest is just not that good. Can art is cool, beer is not.

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Photo of aleigator
3.3/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an entirely clouded orange juice color with an immense, huge head.

Smells of ripe papaya, blueberries, lime pulp and blood oranges - you get it, this one is really fruity on the nose. It got a very appealing kiwi bite to it, which amps up the presence of all the other fruits on the nose quite a bit.

Drinks silk but throughout a little too thin for its higher abv, not really developing the refreshing character which is to be found in many other IIPAs, which is due to the lack of carbonation.

Tastes a little sharp, hints of booze among ripe and sweet fruits, which do produce a light, enjoyable hop dryness for a short glance. Turns a tad more prickly, as kiwi enters the palate, fading amongst toffee malts and a watery hole. Finishes with hop powder, a short alcoholic bite and its initial papaya flavor.

This is certainly fruity, but lacks in balance and actual flavor.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in an oversized, stemless wine glass

This beer pours amber with burnt orange highlights. It has a slight haze to it. It is topped with two inches of off white head that leaves nice lacing.

It has a big tropical fruit nose. I get guava and passionfruit.

The tropical fruit translates wonderfully into the taste. It even has a little pine and grapefruit in the finish.

Medium mouthfeel

This is a tasty, easy drinker. Was recommended by a recent trading partner from Minnesota. Great call!

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Photo of aoampm
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a snifter. No visible canning date.

Pours a murky orange juice color with a really nice frothy and inviting head. Solid lacing.

Smell has citrus zest, tangerine, pineapple, mango, pine.

Flavor has creamy mango, bitter pine, tangerine, citrus, hoppy wheat, crisp apple.

Feel is nice and full bodied. Almost has a creamy feel to it.

Overall another awesome beer out of Minnesota!

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Photo of Blackop555
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange. Foamy, medium, white head that fades slowly. Good lace.

Smells Tropical, citrus peel, grapefruit and malt.

Tastes grapefruit, citrus peel, tropical, pineapple, bready malt, light grassy and pine hints. Finish is dry with citrus peel linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy pineapple yellow color with a large white pillowy head that falls to a quarter inch cap that leaves a little lacing. The aroma is tropical fruits and the flavor is the same with a nice hop bite. Very creamy and a little too easy to drink for the 7%. I'll buy this again.

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Photo of zeff80
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out a clear, golden-amber with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of tropical fruits - mango, grapefruit and pineapple. Nice citrus/tropical fruit flavor with a good bitter bite.

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Photo of omahawk
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper gold. Surprised at how little aroma there is, very faint citrus hops. Solid American hop profile, good balance of malt backbone and slight bitterness. This is a good (not great) New England IPA.

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Photo of Evilyak
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

it's a yawn in a can. not a bad yawn - sometimes it's not bad to be tired. but this is nothing to get excited about. everything about this has been muted a bit - doesn't really smell like much, doesn't really taste like much, doesn't really take charge in your mouth. i imagine the oat and wheat combine for a nice feel, but it actually detracts from things a bit as it makes it somehow even more tame.

i will say for 7% you'd never know, and this would be really easy to get accidentally hammered, but i can't imagine wanting to put down 4 or more.

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Photo of mnbuffalo
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy orange with floaties
Smell: Not a big nose with some pine hoppy flavors and some citrus.
Taste: Some hop bitterness and sweet citrus and malt flavors.
Mouthfeel: Full body with a balanced carb.
Overall: Solid local IPA. Good option to grab once in a while.

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