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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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92
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1,833 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,833
Reviews: 702
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 183
Gots: 146 | FT: 7
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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DavidST

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass, best before date of 9/11/11.

Pours a deep amber / copperish color with an off white head (maybe a light tan) which leaves a nice lacing and has decent retention. The smells are of hops, lots of pine, after it warmed up to room temperature, the smell is very different, almost nothing but caramel malts with a hint of hops. The feel is medium to light. The taste is first of lots of malts, mostly caramel, not as much hop bitterness up front as I expected, but then there is a highly hoppy after flavor which hits oddly a second or two after I drink, maybe a hint of pepper. Overall a good IPA, I could see myself taking to the lake and drinking out of the can.

Serving type: can

07-18-2011 00:13:26 | More by DavidST
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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,833 ratings.