It's not simply a similar old neighborhood that joins Stone Brewing and Modern Times. It's a constant drive to make, enhance and challenge show. (Also the mutual fixation on those little green marvels we call hops.) Modern Times/Stone WIzards and Gargoyles IPA is an accomplishment of synergistic magnificence between two San Diego craft beer pioneers. Centennial, Cashmere, Citra, and Azacca hops are joined by two being developed hops, yielding delicious notes of tropical citrus that play perfectly with the powerful flavors and aromas of the espresso, provided by, obviously, Modern Times' caffeination experts. The outcome is a beer as magnificently remarkable as its makers. Espresso forthright and throughout. Orange, Tropical, Stone Fruit, Nutty, Creamy, and a pleasant dry completion.