Sunday, September 21, 2014

Modern Times Phalanx IPA

This is a 7.5% ABV India Pale Ale from Modern Times Beer of San Diego, California. It has 100 IBU's and uses Summer, Chinook and Horizon hops. The Summer hops are a recent Australian variety that impart peach/apricot.

The beer pours apricot, copper and amber in color. There is a medium head of white foam. The aroma is very ripe tropical fruits, orange and citrus, and overripe melon. The taste follows the aromas directly, this is big, fruity, juicy, overripe really, both sweet and tangy, I am getting the peach they mention on the bottle as I keep drinking it. There is definitely some caramel malt notes under there, but the fruity hops stay slathered on top. It drinks smooth and round with a light tingle of carbonation. The finish is only moderately bitter. 

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