False Pattern
Modist Brewing Co.

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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #223
Ranked #6,900
4.07 | pDev: 9.09%
Modist Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States
Very Good
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Notes: A soft, hazy Pale Ale made from oats and heavily hopped with Simcoe and Mosaic.
Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 90 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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VoxRationis from New York

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Fordham University shaker pint glass; canned 1/30/20, code #QWERTY.
A: Pours an opaque, hazy, golden color with a slightly orange caste, a two to three finger foamy and fluffy, white head, solid retention (half a finger), and sticky, discrete rings of lacing.
S: Aromas are largely fruit: tangerine, pink grapefruit, pineapple, and, mango, with quite a bit of honeysuckle and caramel.
T: Sweet. Flavors are a melange of the nose; very fruity and very fun. Very balanced, almost minty bitterness; so balanced, I barely noticed it after the first "bite."
M: Medium bodied with strong carbonation. Creamy, smooth, and rich.
O: This castes itself as a "New England Pale Ale," which I suppose fits, given the fluidity of descriptors used in branding. Tasty, flavorful, and truly enjoyable. Really what I like in a Simcoe/Mosaic hopped beer.

May 21, 2020
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metter98 from New York

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color. It poured with a finger high frothy white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of lychee and gooseberries are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of gooseberries along with hints of lime.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and very juicy on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is nice and juicy. I enjoyed its unique hop profile.

Serving type: can

May 18, 2020
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beergoot from Colorado

3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Soft and pale yellow body, semi-cloudy; fine white head, dense and frothy. Very little scent; lemon bread with a slight fruitiness. Bright and delicate flavors; biscuit and lemon bread; very nice hop presence and bite; a dull citrus and sweetness throughout. Medium body; sharp and biting on the palate; crisp; acidic; semi-dry.

I love the delicate look and razor-sharp mouthfeel and taste with this one. I'm not a big fan of NEIPAs, but this one certainly hits the spot.

Feb 26, 2020
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beersampler6 from Michigan

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very nice pale ale from a brewery that's new to me. 1/7/20 printed on can. Pours a very slightly hazy pale yellow color with some fluffy white head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of fresh grapefruit, pineapple, orange, lemon and some melon. Also malt, vanilla and bread. Taste follows the good, good balance and depth, very little bitter hoppiness at the end. Smooth mild mouthfeel, quite soft, with excellent carbonation. Very enjoyable.

Feb 25, 2020
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a Trillium pub.

Look is a dark hazy yellow with a thin white head.

Aroma is juicy candy.

Taste doesn’t have as much of that candy element, but is still delicious.

Feb 07, 2020
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TerribleBeer from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down one of my favorite beers in Minnesota.

Look: Beautifull hazy yellow, with a fair head that lasts fairly wells

Smell: Good amount of orange, orange zest, passion fruit, and more tropical fruits

Taste: Similiar to smell with some notes of malt and light spice from the hops

Mouthfeel: smooth yet full-bodied

Overall: solid beer!

Oct 03, 2019
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chitoryu12 from Florida

3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Hazy pale yellow. One finger if white head with average retention.

Smell: Mild hoppiness with orange peel and some grain. Hard to detect anything in particular.

Taste: High hop flavor but very low bitterness, with notable orange peel and passion fruit notes. Mild malt presence. Limited aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Full, smooth body with good carbonation.

Overall: I’m always impressed by getting hop flavor without strong bitterness. This is an interesting ale that I would try again.

Oct 03, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | 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 yellow 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.

Sep 22, 2019
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DMarlinJ from Michigan

4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Two finger head diminished to nothing and left little lace, hazy gold color true to NEPA. Wow to the smells of passion fruit, papaya and other fruitiness. Outstanding aroma stands out. Taste doesn't follow completely but holds up. I get a little peppery hit that fits the passion fruit profile. Feels a bit watery and thin. Maybe the double has the
feel I'm looking. Wish it was more full because I think it would carry the flavors better. Improve that and this would be outstanding. Overall I'm impressed, solid beer, I've had better NEPA and weaker but none with the aroma of this. Can't read the date stamp on the bottom but it must be fresh I'm guessing.

Sep 13, 2019
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barnzy78 from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, stamped DON'[email protected] 05/16/19. Thanks to Anthony for giving me a can to try! Cloudy and opaque yellowed body with a tall fluffy off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, mainly pineapple & passion fruit. More hop forward tropical fruit notes of passion fruit, guava, and pineapple; along with lemongrass, honeydew melon, and faint grapefruit. Medium body, ample carbonation, creamy & smooth, finishing bitterness is modest. First time trying something from this brewery, and this one is something I would recommend. (8/10)

Aug 27, 2019
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Taybeh from Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one’s solid, but i’m not sure it stands out in an increasingly crowded field of other solid New England style pales and ipas. From a tallboy, into a willibecher. Looks good and hazy in the glass, kind of light orange. Good head and good lacing. Nose brings a little lemongrass, half-ripened papaya and passion fruit, and a little green vegetal hoppiness, too. Taste follows...though there’s a touch of earthy spiciness, too. And there’s a whole lot of flaked maltiness. Round and soft mouthful, and a tad thin and watery. Not bitter but there is a little lively bite. All in all -- good beer and definitely worth a shot. I don’t know that i’d be able to pick it out of a lineup of other good beers of the same style, but tbh, I'm a hophead who just prefers older school pales and ipas to the NE type.

Feb 01, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Bradford's in Plymouth for about twelve dollars. Have never heard of or seen this brew before (new to MA?). Pleasantly surprised, very nice brew, compares well to Surly.

Jan 26, 2019
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a moderately hazy light gold. White head leaves a sleeve of lacing. Smell and taste are fruity, earthy and dank. A little thin, but otherwise an excellent IPA.

Jan 25, 2019
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pat61 from Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: hazy yellow gold blanketed by a robust 3" of off-white to cream colored foam with a fine bead and fair to good retention

S: soft, moderate aromas of citrus and biscuity malts lightly scented by a hint of resin ditchweed

T: creamy and fruity supported by some wheat and a trace of oats accented by a moderate bitterness that is not overly harsh.

F: clean, creamy and smooth medium bodied beer with medium carbonation

O: very drinkable and repeatable - very suited as an all evening beer

Dec 26, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i know everyone is really high on the hoppy beers modist is making right now, and i get it, they are on trend, dry hopped to oblivion, hazy, all of it, but this one is not amazing to me, there is a lot of green pellet hop taste to it, some burning harshness on the back end, and a heavier body from all the starchy haze than i need or want in an american pale of any persuasion. its pale and straw colored and almost impenetrable to light from the tap, although it does have a nice head on it with clinging lace as it drinks. aroma of fresh pine and bitter lemon, juicy on the dry hop but also with some early vegetal bitterness creeping in, and its there in the taste from about the midway point on, as much as it tastes good up front, its not so nice on the back half, really bitter and overdone, just taste like plants. and drinks heavy for a style i usually want to pound on. i like the malt base, i like the body, but its the hops here that steer it wrong. a beer full of potential but seemingly more concerned with being cool than tasting good. thats a judgement obviously, but thats how this presents itself to me...

Nov 06, 2018
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This hazy Mosaic hop bomb APA is a joy to drink - juicy Mosaic hops all over the nose and the taste, a mouthfeel that is substantially bigger than the 5.5% ABV. This is world-class, IMHO.

Oct 06, 2018
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy straw with a good sized head. The aroma is gentle and mostly tropical, with notes of guava, pineapple tangerine, passion fruit, orange peel, and a hint of cedar. The flavor is soft and sweet, with passion fruit, pineapple, papaya, underripe banana, guava, and a cascading creamy flavor. The mouthfeel is gentle and pillowy light with bubbling, soft carbonation. Overall a really nice beer - soft, mellow, gentle, easy going, and thoroughly enjoyable.

Sep 20, 2018
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Mdog from Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 16oz can:

Appearance: Cloudy yellow, good head.

Smell: Danky, mild citrus.

Taste: Mildly sweet, citrus, some lemon. Soft feel and easy drinking.

Overall: False Pattern is a nice cloudy pale, easy drinking and tasty. Seems to be a little more fruit/berry forward from the hops on tap than in the can. Can was more citrus/lemon forward.

Sep 09, 2018
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JackieTH from Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It’s another shrink wrapped can my third of the evening is everything plastic— this particular one is decorated with maze artwork— and now I’m wondering if there’s a start/finish to the maze as it’s actually quite intricate— or is it really just a false pattern..

The can states “..brewed with a grip of oats and juicy hops”. I’m assuming a grip of oats means fist fulls — as in a lot. By the way, these oats show up later in a good way.

Pours the now popular/typical hazy PA/IPA style which is a cloudy pineapple yellowish orange. This has a foamy white cap that initially looks weak but thickens a bit as it lays down and is persistent and sticky at about a half inch.

I’m getting faint citrus notes, lemongrass, even fainter mango and papaya on the nose.

Taste is just like the smell only a bit stronger laying in the mango, papaya, peach, with a clean citrusy bitterness on the finish. An easy drinking tasty beer one can enjoy.

Body is straight up medium, but it holds well across the tongue and it must be the grip of oats lending some heft resulting in a soft but solid carb almost chewy. Very nice.

One of the better tropical hazy style PA’s for sure. I’d buy more and I’d like to see this amped up to a IPA.

Jun 22, 2018
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fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Bulldog in Lowertown. The beer had a creamy yellow appearance wit a thin, but thick looking head. The aromas included orange hops with some grass while the taste was more like a sweet grapefruit and mango combination. Excellent, crisp carbonation. Overall, great aromas and mouthfeel.

May 17, 2018
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Blackop555 from Michigan

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light hazy gold. Foamy, short, white head that lasts for a little while with light lacing.

Smells orange, Citrus, grapefruit and dank.

Taste grapefruit, orange, citrus peel, like pineapple, Brady hints and light vegetal. Finish is dry with citrus Linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

Mar 09, 2018
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ZAP from Minnesota

3.36/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

L-Hazy yellow/tan color

S-Pineapple, ripe oranges, a pretty strong catty garlic/onion aroma, and a spicy black pepper led dimension as well.

T-Ripe oranges, some tropical fruits, light cattiness...stronger black pepper like spiciness..

F-Medium light bodied...creamy and smooth. Easy drinker.

O-Kind of a different take with a bit of a Belgian yeasty impression blended with some citrus and tropical fruits and the catty notes as well. It's OK.

Jan 06, 2018
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Poured a slightly hazy, golden orange color with a one-finger, fluffy head of foam. It smelled of orange, pineapple and toasted caramel. Juicy tasting with orange, grapefruit and pineapple. Sweet caramel finish and nice bitterness.

Jan 03, 2018
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh can pours a hazy light golden color with very nice lacing. smell had tropical and citrus notes with bready malty finish. Taste was light with the hops it was session like hops were faint with cracker malts more prevalent. Mouth feel was soft and tasty i liked this. PA was good for sure, and would buy again, Modist does not date cans so this is my last one, but i like it.

Nov 05, 2017
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Brewer's notes: "A soft, hazy, juicy pale ale made with a grip of oats and heavily hopped with Centennial and Mosaic. ABV:5.5"
Poured from 16oz can into glass. No date stamping found.
Very murky, pale yellow body. Two finger white head settles to islands and a ring. Lots of lacing.
Smell and taste include onion, garlic and tropical hops. Not juicy.
Feel is a quick through and through.
Another experiment from Modist. Not one that I will seek out again.

Nov 01, 2017
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 90 ratings