Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.
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Reviews by ZoomanCru:
3.96/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Modus Hoperandi – IPA (6.8%) - Ska Brewing Co. (Colorado)
App: Beer pours a crystal clear medium to deep amber with an OK one finger head that dissipates quickly, but leaves a lot of sticky lacing around the glass. Head is almost completely gone. But there are still enough bubbles left on top to make it a decent looking beer.
Smell: Piney/citrus hops characteristics strong with a nice, almost smokey malt backbone that really compliment one another. Twinges of caramel commingle with assertive hops very well. Slight hints of chocolate and phenols/alcoholic heat. Smells a little of decay in a pleasant way.
Taste: Surprisingly chocolate like on the foretaste with some creamy caramel sweetness well suited to balance the pronounced hops character. Bitterness comes on slowly after the swallow, with the hops true flavors rearing near the end with hints of mold, earth, and dry clay. Cannabis like skunkiness from hops flowers into bright and bitter piney character well after the swallow. Seems more like a well balanced pale ale to me, with the American hops character being the only thing that would define it as “India” (The irony isn't lost on me)
Mouth: A little light bodied for my tastes. A little hot. Combatively hoppy on the end, but not overwhelming of the residual sweetness. Carb is pretty soft at this point, but the beer has been agitated quite a bit.
Home tasting, 12oz can into Tulip Glass. 2/5/14.
Serving type: can
02-06-2014 01:10:44 | More by ZoomanCru
More User Reviews:
4.89/5 rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Love this beer and the can it comes in. No to harsh not to light, just right. The color is just right, the smell of hops is just right. It does at times have a after taste but that's probably me cause it's off and on. Overall I like it better than any English IPA
Serving type: can
07-23-2014 16:37:30 | More by Tyczka
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
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