Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a clear slightly reddish orange color with a small 1/4" head of off white bubbles that was there for at least 45 seconds before it ended up as a small ring at the edge of the glass where it meets the beer. There isn't really any lacing left on the glass after drinking.
Aroma: The aroma is obviously dominated by the citrusy American hops, but there is a noticeable solid malty background here, so the hops aren't the only thing in this beer. The hops have a very mild chalkiness to it that suggests that this beer is pretty bitter, but not necessarily a hop-bomb.
Taste: The flavor follows what the aroma alluded to pretty well. A wholesome amount of hops in the beginning with a little bit of oils noticeable on the tongue. There is some sweet toasty malt notes that is noticeable in the middle of the flavor profile, but they stay reserved the whole time. The finish is ran by the bitterness of the hops and there is a little bit of chalk left on the back of the throat from the water, but overall it is pretty well balanced.
Opinion: Overall this is a pretty good AIPA. It has a pretty good balance, though the hops are ruling the beer, that is what you expect with this style. The water is reacting with the hops a bit, and I would like to to be a little less, but that is personal preference. As it is, this is a good example of the style, and if you are into IPA's, you especially should give this one a try.
Serving type: can
06-24-2011 00:41:16 | More by SkeeterHawk
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