Category Archives: Modern Times Beer

Modern Times Booming Rollers

Brewery: Modern Times Beer
Country: USA
ABV: 6.8%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 75 IBUs. Malts – Two Row, Carapils, Crystal 10 and Wheat. Hops – Citra, Motueka and Centennial.

Brewer Description: (from 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.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 200ml pour on draft at Mikkeller Bangkok into a mini stemmed Mikkeller tasting glass.
Appearance: It was a clear golden copper colour with a one finger white head and good lacing.
Aroma: More subtle than I hoped for, but there is citrus fruit, grapefruit and pine.
Taste: Similar to the aroma, it was bitter with grapefruit, citrusy lemon and pine along with some biscuit malt.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was just ok for me. I tried Blam! Blam! right before Booming Rollers and for me, Blam! Blam! was easily my preferred choice.

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Modern Times Fortunate Islands with Grapefruit Zest

Brewery: Modern Times Beer
Country: USA
ABV: 5%
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Other Notes: 46 IBUs. Hops – Citra and Amarillo. Malts – Wheat, Two Row and Caramel Vienna.

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Fortunate Islands is the citrusy, Citra-loaded, bomb-diggity hoppy wheat beer that we brew year round. This marvelously grapefruity variation on it came about when we made a few one-off kegs with intemperate quantities of grapefruit zest back in July 2013. The results were so painfully refreshing & agonizingly awesome that we knew we had to make more. So here it is: a special release that tastes like summer and goes with everything. Enjoy!

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.44
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 22 oz bomber with no visible bottled on date, poured into a Spiegelau American wheat beer glass.
Appearance: It poured a very nice clear golden colour with a 2 finger puffy white head with pretty good retention that eventually settles to a thin layer and leaves some nice lacing.
Aroma: Strong grapefruit zest with some flowery and grassy notes. Tropicalness creeps in every now and then with mango and peach.
Taste: Much like the aromas, very strong grapefruit and grapefruit zest with a hint of mango. There is some mandarin sweetness and wheat flavours towards the end.
Mouthfeel: Very crisp, light bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall: I have not tried the base beer, but this was very nice. Being light and crisp, it goes down very easy and could easily be an everyday beer for me. I would definitely buy more if I could, except that I can’t find this in Hong Kong…

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