Friday, February 3, 2017

Modern Times Orderville IPA

Beer Name: Orderville
Brewery: Modern Times Beer (San Diego, CA)
ABV: 7.2%
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $7.49 for 22 oz. bottle

Date Bought: October 25, 2016
Date Received: October 31, 2016
Date Opened: November 7, 2016
When brewed/released? Year-round beer. Check out their beer release calendar here!
IBU: 75

What's on the Bottle/Website: "Orderville is an aggressive, fragrant IPA that blends the fruit-forward character of Mosaic hops with the dank, resinous stickiness of Simcoe hops. The resulting beer is immensely rad, with an unmistakably bangin' aroma and a fully saturated hop flavor and finish. The cracker-dry body keeps the focus squarely on the massive, incredibly delicious hop character, inviting your taste buds to join a drum circle of flavor in a magical forest of hops." Read more here!

Where distributed: As of November 2016, Modern Times distributes their beer in California and Hawaii. See if Modern Times ships to your area!

Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. Off-white head and some lacing on the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Soothing tropical (passion fruit, tangerine) and other fruity (peach) qualities, with complementing dank and malt notes. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Dank immediately. Tropical swoops in right after, and the aftertaste is mostly tangerine. Bitterness of citrus peel lingers in a pleasing way. Not overly bitter, lovely to drink. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Slightly dry on the tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding IPA. Mostly on par with Protocosmos, which I reviewed last September, yet clearly not as bitter (and it is accurately reflected on the IBU). Love Orderville's tropical and dank nature while retaining that easygoing drinkability. Another awesome IPA from Modern Times. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.475/5

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