Friday, September 23, 2016

Modern Times Booming Rollers IPA

Beer Name: Booming Rollers
Brewery: Modern Times Beer (San Diego, CA)
ABV: 6.8%
How sold: 4-packs of 16 oz tallboys; on draft
Where bought: Craft Shack (San Diego, CA)  ****bought online
Price: $11.99 for 4-pack of 16 oz tallboys

Date Canned: (unknown; there is a "canned on" date at the bottom, but indecipherable)
Date Bought: August 10, 2016
Date Received: August 19, 2016
Date Opened: August 19, 2016 
When brewed? Seasonal beer in their Spring Series. Available March through May. Check out their beer release calendar here!

What's on the Can/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." Read more here!

Homebrew Recipe: Modern Times has released a homebrew recipe for Booming Rollers here!

Where distributed: As of August 2016, Modern Times distributes their beer in California and Hawaii. See if Modern Times ships to your area!

Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. Frothy white head. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Mostly light dank and tropical-citrus. Orange, tangerine, peach, mango. Complementing malt and some floral notes. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Hop-forward, with tropical citrus (orange, tangerine) and stone fruit (peach, mango) qualities. Refreshing. Complementing dankness, nothing overwhelming. A side of me wants more yummy IPA flavor, but it's still tasty. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-light bodied, some carbonation. Bitterness will linger on the tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. With Modern Times Beer not available in stores in my area, I had to go online for this one. After reading several positive reviews on this seasonal IPA, I had a pleasant first experience with this brewery. This does remind me of a lighter version of Sticky Hands, again using one of my favorite local go-to beers. After scanning their beer release calendar, they come out with several IPAs throughout the year, so I will definitely be revisiting this brewery in the coming months. 4.25/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.263/5

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