Modern Times ‘Elara’ Hazy IPA


“Bursting with notes of mango, papaya, and fresh apricot, this IPA will be a staggeringly effective countermeasure for the enduring heat. Stuffed with heaps of Mosaic and Amarillo hops, it’ll make for a pretty fantastic way to close out the summer.”

Glassware: IPA.

Appearance: Hazy pastel orange with a sturdy three finger head. Excellent retention and tonnes of lace sticking to the glass as it subsides.

Aroma: Mostly sweet and sticky summer fruits like mango, guava, pineapple, rockmelon and tangerine. Hints of earthy apricot/kumquat also getting amongst it. Slightly dank pine and weed/herbs, rind and a malty sweet and doughy malt structure. Very neat and tidy.

Flavour: Dominated by the fleshy and sweet tropical fruits – paw paw, rockmelon and mango along with a distinct tangy orange on the edges. It’s pretty earthy too…lots of apricot, grapefruit and even a trace of matcha. Resin and pine forming late and shifting in to a dry, grassy/herbaceous finish.

Mouthfeel: Dry, prickly and a tad astringent…a bit of that is due to the booze burn though (7% ABV). Medium body, nicely carbonated.

Overall: MT are hard to pick. They’ve brewed some of the best hazy’s we’ve ever had but also some of the most average too. Then there’s ones like this…middle of the road. Good but hardly memorable.