Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hoplover82:
5/5 rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A-I really don't think you can get any better than this beautiful alure of this gorgeous IPA. It pours a clear, deep golden color with a hint of amber.It boasts a large off white head that has excellent retention and strong, luscious lacing all the way down the glass. It's a looker for sure.
S-Huge aroma of scrumptious pine hops finds it's way to my nose first, then the slight sweetness of both pale and caramel malts come next and quite underneath, but not hidden. The nose also is very floral as well as piney. Very nice. I don't think the aroma could be improved any either. So far this is a winner. Very impressive
T-And the flavor has a HUGE hop character as well. Pine first, then slightly floral and a bit sweet caramel in the finish. Of coarse there is a big, bold bitterness that is very clean and refreshing that makes me want to drink more and more of this wonderful IPA.
M-This had a full, creamy body that coates the mouth well and a wee tad bit of dryness in the finish. Perfect!
D-I could slowly session this all night long and be very happy. Please, if you haden't had this IPA yet, you need to go and find it and buy it. This is what an IPA should be like. It's very rare that I give a perfect score on any given beer, but this one deserves it, for real. Very impressed indeed.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2009 03:43:08 | More by hoplover82
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4.04/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This is a beautiful, almost perfect looking IPA. Pours a deep gold-orange with a finger a half of tight, sudsy white head. Good lace retention too.
In terms of smell, you get a big whiff of pine as soon as you crack the can. This dominates for the duration, with just a faint whiff of sweet orange in the background.
Taste is a little one-note at first, with big cool hop, piney bitterness dominating. Like the smell, there are hints of orange and caramel as the beer warms and mellows.
Mouthfeel is really great -- seemingly creamy and dry at the same time, with a long lemony finish.
A big piney IPA that doesn't deviate too far from the formula, but it's solid and well-done.
Serving type: can
03-09-2014 17:55:42 | More by Mongrel
4.11/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a vibrant orange golden (lightly hazy) with 1 1/2 finger of khaki-colored bubbly head. Tons of sticky lacing is left when the head recedes.
S: Big aromas of grapefruit, stone fruit, guava, and a little bit of pine dominate. Some sweet malt character. Some slight hint of alcohol.
T/M: Smooth lightly wheaty malt sweetness gives way to big citrus hop character and juiciness. Accompanying this is a mild hop bitterness that swells through the finish and lingers alongside malt character. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate, fine, foaming carbonation that doesn't strongly affect the flavor of the beer.
O: Really a nice IPA -- big and juicy flavor without an overwhelming bitterness. Mouthfeel is really nice and complements the beer well.
Serving type: can
03-07-2014 05:20:53 | More by jdhowe
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
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