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Modist Brewing Co.

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Modist Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #206
Ranked #8,546
4.06 | pDev: 9.36%
Jan 31, 2022
Aug 17, 2017
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Notes: A soft, hazy Pale Ale made from oats and heavily hopped with Simcoe and Mosaic.
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Photo of akirakcat
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by akirakcat from New Mexico

Got this canned about four weeks old. It’s the IPA equivalent of a clean and fashionable sweatshirt. It has its hop cred, but it’s smooth and refreshing, a brew you could drink every day.

Pours thick, golden color. Aromas of pine and candied fruit. Tastes juicy sweet, with a hint of orange rind for balance. Full mouthfeel quickly gives way to light carbonation.

Jan 31, 2022
4 by Mattias from Sweden on Jan 07, 2022
Photo of CockerDaniel
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by CockerDaniel

Super fave.

Jan 06, 2022
Photo of MNAle
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by MNAle from Minnesota

Hazy muddy orange color from the front, but bright orange with a backlight. No visible carbonation, but it may be behind the haze. 1 inch white, thick and creamy head with excellent retention, receding in the middle while leaving a thick wall along the edge of the glass.

Aroma is dominated by pine, with citrus behind.

Taste is piney, almost like a classic WCIPA. Bitterness is present and not very subdued as I might have expected from the "New England" moniker. Citrus flavors are there as well, but more in the vein of an AIPA rather than "juicy" like a NEIPA. The brewer tags this beer as a pale ale, but I keep describing it in IPA terms. C'est la vie. The finish is bitter and also a bit sweet, with the bitterness lingering into the aftertaste.

Mouth feel is smooth with a moderate to thin body.

Overall, an enjoyable beer, but the tendency toward sweetness keeps me from calling it "refreshing". It seems as if this beer doesn't know what it wants to be. What it is (to me) is a very hazy, but bitter and piney, pale ale.

Rhetorical question: Why do brewers believe that "hazy" is the only defining characteristic of the "New England" label?

Nov 30, 2021
3.8 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 23, 2021
4.65 by Pjnols on Nov 14, 2021
3.81 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Nov 06, 2021
Photo of Pivopijak
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Pivopijak from Washington

Milky, cloudy, medium light golden orange look. Sharp, fermented citrus peel aroma. Medium light, thin, citrus peel flavor with little malt backbone.

Sep 19, 2021
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

2017 notes:
Highly clouded, very light yellow coloration, slim white head atop.

In the nose: Big lemon, huge citrus, traces of tropical. Trickles of pine. All kinds of nice.

In the mouth: Boom, there it is again, plenty of citric hop character, lots of bright hop character. Mouthfeel is smooth, clean, lovely. Oat malt flavor is coming through in this pale ale, and I really like it. Here is a good beer that you, I can surely state, can drink. Tasty stuff, thirst quenching, sessionable, utterly likable. Friendly and fun.

There's a lot of writing on this can that I can't read. Wait, let me get my glasses...Here's something I found: "A soft, hazy pale ale brewed with a grip of oats and juicy hops." A grip? What's a grip? More than a grab? Or less? No matter, it's a tasty beer that you can drink down with ease.

This is the replacement for Toats, due to someone thinking the name was too close to theirs, although it wasn't. Well, it seems like they found the right name, and I hope it sticks. This good beer that you can drink is one that I will return to again and again, and so should you.

Jul 04, 2021
3.58 by Gem29 on Jun 30, 2021
3.91 by LoriCrotty from Minnesota on Mar 20, 2021
3.99 by Keananmichael5 from California on Feb 27, 2021
3.75 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jan 30, 2021
4.23 by d5001986 from Wisconsin on Oct 08, 2020
Photo of LukeGude
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LukeGude from Iowa

Can from Total Wine poured into glass at Lake Kabetogama. Massive head. Light color, hazy, enjoy the NEPA style.

Sep 25, 2020
4.21 by Burgy from Minnesota on Aug 16, 2020
Photo of VoxRationis
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by VoxRationis from New York

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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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

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
3.81 by socon67 from New York on May 16, 2020
4.31 by Donkster46 from Washington on Apr 12, 2020
Photo of beergoot
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by beergoot from Colorado

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
Photo of beersampler6
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by beersampler6 from Michigan

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
Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

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
Photo of Winton_Ross
3.08/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Winton_Ross from New York

Do not get it. Modist is better than this somewhat harshly-hopped, dry, too-pale ale. Just me after tea?

Dec 01, 2019
3.6 by SargeC from California on Dec 01, 2019
3.91 by evanschaaf from Minnesota on Nov 07, 2019
3.9 by EdFed from Illinois on Oct 13, 2019
Photo of TerribleBeer
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by TerribleBeer from Minnesota

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
Photo of chitoryu12
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by chitoryu12 from Florida

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
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WoodBrew from Ohio

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
Photo of DMarlinJ
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by DMarlinJ from Michigan

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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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by barnzy78 from Illinois

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
Photo of Ckimmerle
4.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Ckimmerle from Minnesota

Juicy and smooth. Great for a lower alcohol content hazy beer. Definitely session worthy.

Aug 18, 2019
4 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Aug 07, 2019
3.99 by ATB571 from Minnesota on Jul 11, 2019
3.74 by nmann08 from Virginia on Jul 04, 2019
4.16 by jglipschultz from Minnesota on Jul 03, 2019
3.71 by einman from Minnesota on May 22, 2019
4.4 by andrew8626 from Minnesota on Apr 06, 2019
False Pattern from Modist Brewing Co.
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