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Booming Rollers - Modern Times Beer

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BA SCORE
92
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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 12
Gots: 37 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SocalKicks on 04-30-2014

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Ratings: 172 | Reviews: 27
Reviews by Eriktheipaman:
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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Photo of mactrail
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delirious aroma of passion fruit. I see this has Citra hops, which seems to be the hop it has in common with Fortunate Islands, also with that passion fruit taste. Bright and spritzy.

What a delightful beer, I forget it's an IPA! The bitterness just seems to enhance the crisp, refreshing quality, rather than drag you down with a harpoon line wrapped around your peg leg. Lightly but tastily malted with just enough body. Wonderful aromatics, and then the flavor flares up with fermented pineapple and a sweet yet tangy taste.

For a place not generally known for IPAs, Modern Times proves they can make an excellent version of most any style. The exalted beings at Alpine should taste this. From the 16 oz can purchased at Barons Market on West Point Loma.

Photo of CondorMcBride
2.5/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I don't normally write reviews and I never write bad reviews, but i feel like i have to speak out for this one. Modern Times has produced amazing beer for every batch of their core beers and special release beers I have encountered... except for the Booming Rollers cans dated 2.20.15. All I tasted is butterscotch and Buttered Popcorn with some slight bitterness. Anyone who knows better... DIACETYL. So I'm writing this to let you all know if you get a can of Booming Rollers and its dated 2.20.15 and it tastes bad, well you aren't the only one.

The only reason I'm NOT giving this a 0/5 is because I had previous batches (on tap and in can) that were at least a 4/5. The diacetyl in the 2.20 batch of cans i got were enough to give a 0/5; which i don't think is harsh at all considering how on point all of their core and special release beers are.

Photo of reebtaerG
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My 100 review for this style!! Pour from can dated 2/17 with a one finger white head, ok lacing. A solid citra IPA in the aroma and taste. Mouthfeel was sticky to the tongue. I must have again!

Photo of Ben7773
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of aquazr1
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CLCardinal84
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into can glass

A: nice dense creamy looking head, great clarity, slightly amber colored yellowish in color

S: Pure stone fruit deep lush grass and a lot of sweet caramelized candy fruit smell

T: candied fruits very sweet tasting and grassy taste with an almost overripe fruit taste ends very abruptly. Lots of soft fruit tastes with cantaloupe and smooth sugary finish

M: medium to light feel

O: I'm smitten with these guys and I absolutely adore Citra hops this is like Zombie Dust but very easy to get so it can't be as good right!? Love this beer.

Photo of Mshea805
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Roguer
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Quick review notes:

Absolutely gorgeous beer; pale orange and crystal clear, topped with a good size snow-white head with excellent retention. Nice lacing.

Aroma is very hop-forward, but less demonstrative than I anticipated. Lots of citrus juice and slightly herbal hops.

Flavor is very balanced between hops and malt, with citrus and tropical fruit, sweet, earthy herbal notes, and a thick, buttery, wheat-and-grain malt profile. Buttery flavor builds as it warms, to its detriment.

Lovely mouthfeel; exceptional drinkability, smooth, medium-bodied.

This is an excellent beer, with great balance which showcases the hops without being over the top. The only complaint is the buttery component to the flavor that becomes a little too strong as the brew warms.

Photo of riotontheroad
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of breadwinner
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of terpinsd
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of heystevec
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopnotch760
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ConradKenney
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tsandler
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlisuk
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of TrojanRB
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of macesq
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Booming Rollers from Modern Times Beer
92 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.