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Booming Rollers - Modern Times Beer

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BA SCORE
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37 Reviews
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Reviews: 37
Hads: 317
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 37
Gots: 49 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: SocalKicks on 04-30-2014

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Reviews: 37 | Hads: 317
Reviews by imyourhero21:
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Photo of Tdizzle
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 3/20/15. Poured into a tulip glass.

L - An aggressive pour yields two fingers of sticky eggshell foam. Nice lacing clings to the glass for the duration. The head settles to a frothy cap atop the beer. Color is a not-so-clear deep gold, with noticeable hop particles floating throughout.

S - Aroma pops with massive notes of juicy, ripe tropical fruits. Mango, papaya, kiwi, stone fruits, and citrus. Clean ale yeast against a base of slightly sweet, crackerish malts. A good swirl yields notes of lemon candy and mild alcohol phenols. As the beer warms to room temp, a prominent apricot aroma surfaces.

T - Waves of the delicious tropical fruit, stone fruit, and citrus notes that the aroma promised blanket the palate, quickly giving way to a pithy citrus rind bitterness. The malt backbone provides just enough balance with some sweetish cracker-like flavors. Finishes nicely dry.

F - Slightly oily, slick, and medium-bodied. Perfect level of carbonation that doesn't augment the hop bitterness.

O - A wonderful IPA bursting with delicious bitterness and bright notes of fresh fruits. Seek this out. (1,121 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.01/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice enough look, cloudy amber with a decent head. Decent aroma of fruity hops with a strong malt-honey sweetness. Mild hop taste, but mostly a malt-bomb, with a slightly stale aftertaste. Too heavy in the mouthfeel. Not very good, but I suspect the can was a bit past its prime. (279 characters)

Photo of mactrail
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
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. (759 characters)

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really nice nose and quality taste from the hops. It was very drinkable but did not have as much happiness as usual IPAs. (121 characters)

Photo of CondorMcBride
2.5/5  rDev -39.8%
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. (855 characters)

Photo of reebtaerG
4.4/5  rDev +6%
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! (193 characters)

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ben7773
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of JakerLou
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aquazr1
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JC333
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikaveli
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of virinow
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rack0flamb
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CLCardinal84
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

As fresh as I'm going to get this as a Northern California Native. Canned 14 days ago.

Super refreshing IPA with a drying and crisp mouthfeel. Lingering finish keeps you begging for another sip.

Lighter tropical fruits. Primarily a Lemony - Pineapple forward flavor and grapefruit.

Nothing is over the top. The balance is amazing. This does everything you want a hop forward IPA to do while staying subtle.

This is the ideal warm sunny day IPA you want to crack a few of while sitting on any patio with a view. Very good stuff. (534 characters)

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of twizzard
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
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. (573 characters)

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up in a trade.
A: Clear, Golden yellow with a nice thin, foamy, white head.
S: Has a vey mild smell. Some malty sweetness, banana, floral and piney notes.
T: Subtle hops, some malty sweetness along with piney/citrus notes. Has a very dry finish. Tasted some dry grapefruit aftertaste.
M: Moderate amount of bitterness, medium carbonation.
O: Fairly balanced IPA, was pretty good, but nothing exceptional about it. (425 characters)

Photo of Mshea805
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Booming Rollers from Modern Times Beer
91 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.