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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,971 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,971
Reviews: 712
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 198
Gots: 195 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
65 IBU

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 03-03-2009)
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LagerCognoscenti

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Good appearance. Dark amber with ruby hints. Nice head and lacing.

Very appealing mild citrus and stronger pine aroma. Totally correct for the style. Not a super strong aroma but quite good.

Taste is typical American IPA and similar to SN Torpedo to my taste buds. Good balance of sweet and bitter. Not huge citrus tatses but a bit of orange is there. Nice piney flavour, resinous feel and solid malt core make this a good drinking IPA. IBUs are noticeable and welcome!

Overall, a very solid offering and rendition of this renown style of beer. Perhaps nothing outstanding or remarkable for those who've tried a few of this style but definitely enjoyable. This would have a wow factor for anyone not used to big, hoppy US beers.

93/100

08-13-2014 10:14:28 | More by LagerCognoscenti
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joeyjoey104

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-23-2014 04:54:43 | More by joeyjoey104
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

12oz can with a best by date of 11/07/2014 poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a hazy deep amber with 1 finger of head and fine lace

Smell: Citric zest and pine

Taste: Malty up front with earth and pine notes in the middle with a slightly resin finish; the hop bitterness remains subdued throughout

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation with some syrup feel in the finish

Overall: A nice IPA with pine notes. There is a strong malt backbone which keeps the bitterness from getting too strong.

08-23-2014 00:43:42 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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stadmo1

Michigan

4.32/5  rDev +4.6%

08-23-2014 00:39:34 | More by stadmo1
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DrJones

Iowa

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%

08-22-2014 23:36:55 | More by DrJones
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-22-2014 21:52:17 | More by Casterbridge
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mntlover

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours a clear amber color with a nice big fluffy tan head that falls slow and laces well.
Aroma is big pine, some citrus rind and floral hints on a good malt base smells bready but with a caramel kick to it also. Taste is good lots of pine notes but grapefruit rind like bitterness that lashes the tongue. Finish is softer floral notes with some pine mingled in. Overall this is a better then good IPA and one that I would purchase again and keep on hand.

08-22-2014 21:44:41 | More by mntlover
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-22-2014 18:03:39 | More by Zonian1
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Csparks33

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

08-21-2014 17:42:20 | More by Csparks33
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RandyPuckett

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-21-2014 11:10:48 | More by RandyPuckett
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myuncle

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.4%

08-21-2014 10:50:26 | More by myuncle
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TaylorIPA19


3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Just okay... Guess I'm more of a West Coast Style IPA fan at this point... Dark amber color that smells and tastes of sweet caramel maltiness. Small khaki colored foam head with a few wispy streaks on the drink down. Low carbonation, kind of thick and resinous... Doesn't blow me away but doesn't blow either...

08-21-2014 07:20:18 | More by TaylorIPA19
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kjb32812

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-20-2014 21:18:52 | More by kjb32812
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-20-2014 18:07:22 | More by PA-Michigander
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Mandrew87


4.48/5  rDev +8.5%

08-20-2014 13:32:24 | More by Mandrew87
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hbchrisg

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-20-2014 04:37:50 | More by hbchrisg
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-20-2014 02:30:45 | More by AnitaBrewski
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-20-2014 01:32:39 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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Pro_Magnon

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-20-2014 00:28:54 | More by Pro_Magnon
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andy1701

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -10.9%

08-19-2014 18:39:43 | More by andy1701
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dinojrbtom

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-19-2014 02:47:57 | More by dinojrbtom
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BrentLepping

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-18-2014 23:58:52 | More by BrentLepping
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ErikO

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-18-2014 22:39:09 | More by ErikO
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thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-18-2014 15:44:16 | More by thufflife
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Boulder5620

Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%

08-16-2014 23:00:42 | More by Boulder5620
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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,971 ratings.