Modern Times City Of The Sun

Posted: July 15, 2016 in American IPA, Modern Times Beer, Reviews

This beer was one that I was excited about trying. We don’t get Modern Times in New Jersey and I’ve seen their stuff get very high ratings. When I saw this on the shelf in California, I knew it had to come back to the hotel with me.


ABV: 7.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “City of the Sun is a big, fruity, pungent, sticky, delicious IPA. Mosaic & Motueka give it a very fruity hop character, with Simcoe providing enough of a piney backbone to prevent it from going off the deep end. The complex but unobtrusive malt character gives it a medium body and a platform for the saturated hop flavor.”

Random: This is a seasonal beer from the brewery from December through February.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was clear and bright orange with moderate carbonation. The nose was huge with tropical fruit, specifically mango. I picked up a lot of Mosaic hop. Citrus peel was there as well along with some wheat. The taste was really hoppy with tropical fruit. It had the same citrus peel as in the nose and also had a touch of cattiness. There wasn’t any malt to speak of. The body was relatively thick with lots of carbonation. It had a long finish with citrus flesh and peel. A pounder can was $3, which broke down to $.19 per ounce. Given the flavors on this beer, I thought the price was great. I really enjoyed this one and if I could get it in Jersey, I would have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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