Modern Times Beer Orderville IPA – American IPA at 7.2% ABV | 75 IBU

Modern Times Beer Orderville IPA American IPA at 7.2% ABV | 75 IBU (C$11.04 at Oak & Vine, 650 ml, bottle date 7-Mar-2017, acquired 26-Apr-2017, reviewed 27-Apr-2017)

Appearance: hazy (first pour) to near opaque particulate-laden (second pour) deep gold with two fingers of dense ivory head, excellent retention and spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: resiny pine, tropical fruit, pale malt, floral, light earth. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, dry bitter finish. (4/5)

This is the problem with finding your white whales, innit? Like they say, never meet your idols. That’s not to say this isn’t good, it surely is – hell, it’s world-class – but it’s not legendary. What it is, is a very well-done, slightly Belgian-ish A/IPA verging on DIPA. I knew going into this I had unrealistically high expectations, so it was almost guaranteed to be a letdown, but in its defence, it isn’t much of a letdown. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze

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