Broken Shadows
Modern Times Beer

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American IPA
Ranked #1,155
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Ranked #11,675
4.32 | pDev: 3.01%
Modern Times Beer
California, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 11 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Stevedore
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, Modern Times stemless glass. Cloudy, pulpy darker yellow golden body, one and half finger frothy white head, good retention, splotchy lacing. Smell is a nice distinct spicy rye background, juicy citrus and orange flesh, touch of canteloupe, herbal resin on the finish. No real hop burn or booze at all. Balanced between the rye and juicy hops. Not too sweet, not too spicy, plenty hoppy. Medium bodied, creamy, perfect carbonation, so much flavour that is packed into a drinkable can.

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Photo of mynie
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As much as I appreciate the consistency of branding within Modern Times' flagships, I really like the wraparound art on their special edition cans.

Very hazy yellow with a nice, fluffy white head.

Smells of rye, yeast, and contemporary fruit hops. A unique pallet: much more balanced than most newer, bigger IPAs.

Tastes... nice. Unique. Older Rye IPAs balanced the sharpness of the rye malt with bitter, piney hops. Here, Modern Times manages to pull off a balance with sweet, fruitier hops. The rye is less pronounced, but it still lends a nice, bitter edge that keeps the fruit from becoming cloying. The end result isn't perfect, but I think it's exactly what they were going for.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L:. Pours a hazy orange juice yellow color with a medium white head and lots of lacing around the glass.

S:. Sweet tropical fruit, orange, guava, mango, some spiciness from the rye.

T:. Sweet tropical fruit, guava, mango, some spiciness from the rye, some floral and grassy hops. Alight to medium bitterness.

F:. Creamy smooth mouth feel, medium to full body.

O:. This is an really amazing beer, I love what the rye does to the hazy IPA.

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Broken Shadows from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 11 ratings