God Loves Ugly
Modestman Brewing

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Modestman Brewing
New Hampshire, United States
IPA - New England
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4.56 | pDev: 3.07%
Mar 19, 2022
Apr 30, 2021
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Photo of tekstr1der
4.57/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

Just phenominal sauce from Modestman. So proud to have them in our state. This stuff is sublime in every metric - looks deliciously opaque, smells juicy as all get-out, flavors are just so well-balanced it's absurd, and as smooth a mouthfeel as can be with a clean, but really tasty, finish. Superb!

Mar 19, 2022
4.35 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Mar 14, 2022
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4.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours an opaque yellow gold color with a finger of soapy white head. Moderate retention. Leaves a nice ring of lacing around the glass. Looks like an orange sherbet smoothie.

Strong aromas of apricot, mango, pineapple, orange candy and grapefruit, with some lighter notes of honeydew melon and pine. Herbal spice throughout.

The flavor is so well-balanced. Sweeter notes of peaches, melon, tangerines, and orange creamsicle. Lightly tart apricot and some bitter grapefruit rind, with an earthy, bitter piney finish. The cracker malt hides in the back like a little bitch. But he's there. You know he's there.

The feel is medium-full bodied with lower carbonation. Creamy, soft, and exceptionally smooth.

Overall, this is a fantastic NEIPA. It's drinkable, yet full-flavored and is nearly perfectly balanced. This beer reminds me a lot of Other Half, who have (or used to have) done incredible things with the simcoe hop. Very happy this beer is brewed in my home state. I need more.

Jul 25, 2021
4.42 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on May 02, 2021
4.69 by Johncnh from New Hampshire on May 01, 2021
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4.57/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ichorNet from Massachusetts

Hot off the heels of their new Run Come Save Me NEIPA (which features Idaho 7 and Citra) comes this one with the same ABV featuring Simcoe and Citra. I expect it to be a little less experimental/out-there, but similarly great. Simcoe is one of the best hops of all time, in my opinion, as it has this uncanny ability to just really work in most recipes that heavily feature it, and so I'm hoping it stands out here. No disrespect to Citra, of course, but as I mentioned in my review for RCSM, they've already demonstrated their aptitude with it in multiple other beers. Let's see what's going on here!

Pour is definitely a bit better looking than RCSM, which is amusing because I remember the last time I had two MM NEIPAs back-to-back, I also thought the second one has a superior appearance to the first. Again, it could certainly go back to glassware or something, of course, but this is a bit more vibrant looking with a less "strictly-yellow" color and more depth/saturation to it. Orange sherbet-looking with some straw highlights, a decent quarter-finger head with good if inconsistent lacing. Kind of a give-and-take with this one, honestly. I still think this is one of the areas in which MM could use some improvement.

The smell of this beer is quite awesome, and I will be extremely happy to give Simcoe a lot of the credit for that. The intense pine needle/grapefruit/apricot combination is super redolent of that varietal, and, though I think Citra should be applauded for giving some nice backing mango/guava/tangerine here, the majority of this is just insanely Simcoe. For this one I will go back to my review of DDH Simcoe Bomb from Sloop: "Simcoe is currently undergoing a renaissance in the NEIPA realm, the way I see it, and its unique charms seem to have it worming its way into unusual hop combos." Yeah, no kidding. This is incredibly aromatic and the smell of it is almost intoxicating all by itself. It's honestly hard to overstate how important I think this varietal is to modern IPAs, so let's continue to the flavor profile.

Sugared grapefruit and guava upfront with notes of passion fruit and dank grassiness in the mid-palate and transition to the finish. Superb fresh pine needle elements coming out as it goes down, and an almost menthol-like coolness washing over my palate. Huge citrus and complex tropical flavors as it warms a bit. Very happy with the surprisingly forward bitterness in this one; it's not just a "juice bomb"! There's a bit of that, sure, but I honestly get a ton of complex elements that don't just feel strictly fruity or smooth, though I will say the Simcoe doesn't feel overly aggressive or biting... it's all dialed in quite nicely. Feel is, of course, quite plush, and it highlights the spruce-y stuff happening while also lending space to the tropical fruit elements. Soft, lightly-effervescent carbonation helps this one out a lot. Definitely one of their best IPAs, and I'm craving more now.

Apr 30, 2021
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4.78/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Poured into a 16 oz Nordic pint glass canned this week. Pours a hazy yellow with a half finger sticky white head that leaves thin streaks of lace with excellent retention. 4.75

Aroma is tangerine, cantaloupe, papaya, pineapple, and apricot. 4.75

Taste follows tangerine, cantaloupe, pineapple, papaya, and apricot really balanced and low on bitterness. 4.75

Mouthfeel is above medium, soft creamy carbonation, not dry or sticky, and at 7% ABV really easy going down. 5

Overall another killer NEIPA from Modestman Brewing. Serious wow factor for me. 4.75

Apr 30, 2021
God Loves Ugly from Modestman Brewing
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 7 ratings