Hard to Earn
Modestman Brewing

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Modestman Brewing
New Hampshire, United States
Fruited Kettle Sour
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4.06 | pDev: 10.34%
Sunday at 08:12 PM
Dec 19, 2021
Notes: Collaboration with Definitive Brewing Company

Imperial Sour w/ Mango and Tangerine. Dry hopped w/ Galaxy and Citra.
Recent ratings and reviews.
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz undated can.

Pours cloudy gold with a short-lived head of white. Minimal retention or lacing. Soured orange juice with mango in the nose. Medium bodied with a slickish, tacky mouthfeel. Very sour and fruity on the palate. Mango, guava, orange, peach spritzed with vinegar. Finishes puckering and juicy.
Sunday at 08:12 PM
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Reviewed by nickb2000 from New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Imperial Pint
Look: Hazy bright yellow-orange pouring a 1/2 finger head which dissipated into a thin rings and med lacing

Smell: Fresh mango, doughy wheat malt, and some baking yeast. Medium strength

Taste: Mango and raw dough, followed by a really strong lemon tartness riddled with tangerine. Finish is really nice, very light tangerine zest and lightly toasted wheat malt

Feel: light-medium body, with a semi crisp finish and moderate carbonation

Overall: Nose was a tad off putting, but the taste was very complex, yet weird. One of the most sour beers I've had to date, definitely would drink again
Jan 30, 2023
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Reviewed by VTbrewfan from New Hampshire

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from an undated can into a Teku glass. Think this was released on or around 12/3. Pale orange with some visible pulp on the pour. Smells like citrus fruit punch- tangerine zest and fresh cut mango. Lots of tangerine juice flavors up front with hints of mango on the finish. Can definitely make both prominent flavors out on the palate. Can hardly tell it’s 8%. Surprisingly thin mouthfeel- I think it could have been even better if a little thicker and chewier but that’s me being nit picky. Really tasty beer and I continue to be impressed with what modestman puts out.
Dec 23, 2022
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.27/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Hard To Earn 12/6/22

Modestman Brewing LLC

Sour - Other:

Wow..the Mango tangy fruity sourness!!! Sour Earthy citrus tang is pretty intense. Crisp, yet slick and chunky feel. Like mango sour hoppy chunks that are seriously complex and also very heavy in the palate.
Dec 06, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

3.42/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I tried my best to like this as I love both brewers and have been digging sours in a big way. Must be my need for berries of some form, and more of a malt backbone to balance. This was too much like just juice of mango and tangerine. Very OJ-forward in both aroma and flavor. Probably rating this higher than I really felt about it. Not for me. Yuck.
Apr 04, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Dec 24, 2021
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a 16 oz Nordic glass not sure when was canned. An Imperial Sour with mango and tangerine 8%. Pours a very attractive orange with a finger plus sticky head that leaves some thin streaks of lace with nice retention. 4.25

Aroma really tangerine stands up first, with mango, and maybe a little peach. 4.25

Taste follows tangerine, mango, with a little peach and pineapple. 4.5

Mouthfeel is above average, not sticky or dry, rather soft carbonation for the style, and at 8% if you like these flavors it goes down real easy. 4.25

Overall a nice collaboration in celebration of Modestman’s 2 year anniversary. Recommend for sure. 4.25
Dec 21, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Dec 21, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Dec 19, 2021
Hard to Earn from Modestman Brewing
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 9 ratings