Modern Times Booming Rollers

Posted: July 17, 2016 in American IPA, Modern Times Beer, Reviews

After my first Modern Times beer, I decided to pick up another four-pack for my hotel room while I binge watched “Forensic Files.” By the way, watching that show before going to sleep made for some really creepy nightmares.


ABV: 6.8%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Booming Rollers is a showcase for the juicy awesomeness of Citra hops. These new wave American hops impart a remarkable aroma and flavor, which we’ve amplified with the dark stone fruit character of New Zealand-grown Motueka hops. Some Centennial is thrown in to balance the tropical fruit party, and the malt body is just assertive enough to support Booming Rollers’ snappy bitterness. It’s a party in your mouth and all the beautiful people are invited.”

Random: This is a seasonal beer from the brewery from March through May.

The beer poured with a two finger, slightly off white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, bright yellow with moderate carbonation visible. The nose started with a lemon cleaner note and quickly went into tropical fruit. I picked up mango and passion fruit. The taste was grassy with citrus flesh. It had intense bitterness. The tropical fruit note was lost in the flavor, which was unfortunate, because it would have given the beer some depth. There was no malt to speak of in the flavor. The body was thick with high carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with grass and bitter citrus. A pounder can of this set me back $3.00, which came to $.19 per ounce. This was a nice beer, and I had no problem putting it back, but it wasn’t the best of the style that I’ve had. Despite that, I’m glad I got to try this since it’s not available in New Jersey.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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