Personal Beer Review: Modern Times Orderville

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Beer Details: Modern Times Orderville

  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Style: Hazy IPA
  • ABV: 7.2%
  • IBU: 75
  • Price: $6.99
  • Availability: Regular Production
  • Source: Developing Palates


 John McTavish


Modern Times Orderville has a clean white label, in the same style as their other releases. The bottle is 22 oz. with the Modern Times logo on the bottle cap. The beer itself pours hazy orange with an average white head.


Even before I’ve started to examine the aroma on the beer, I get significant amounts of bright citrus hops during the pour. Examining it once the beer has settled reveals a balanced sweet citrus aroma.


The first few sips I’m greeted with a sweet, creamy, citrus. The creaminess imparts a satisfying mouthfeel. The hoppiness sits right in the mid-palate instead of blowing out the front of my tongue. As the beer warms, sweetness starts to build and take on a syrupy character.


The Orderville has a great balance. The hops don’t overwhelm the profile, and the sweetness and citrus both play well against each other as well.


The finish is that sweet citrus but also some grapefruit sour citrus to balance it out.

Appearance Good
Aroma Good
Flavor Good
Balance Very Good
Finish Good
Overall Good


The Modern Times Orderville is a solid beer in the hazy IPA category. Although it’s not strictly sessionable at 7.2%, the flavor isn’t overwhelmingly hoppy, and delivers a balanced citrus experience.

John McTavish





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