Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.
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Reviews by khiasmus:
4.43/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A flip, a tumble, and then a cascade down, like so many raindrops down a glinting metal slide in the summer sun, the suds a-gurgling
the bubbles floating lazily, popping in the torrent only to reform just-so
such a strange thing, the pouring rain in the golden afternoon sunshine, galoshes a-plopping about and the smallish bubbles leaving a coating, a sheet as it were, the beauty and one expects only just to see a rainbow
A Cascade and a fresh pine-tree just broken off at the top by the earlier, as the sap comes just a-dribbling
jogging, ever so slowly as it tries to catch itself, the dense aroma of just-so greenery in a heavy, plodding sort of way, though bright as this afternoon sunshine which glows
golden, a green gold, this, honeysuckle and green leavery, as the raindrops glisten off of every bit of evergreen still stood out against the warm golden sky
A flavour unique, just of the dense green shifting this way and that across the tongue, caressing the tastebuds in a glamorous
yet wholesome and genuine display of frasier fir body with the grandness of the mildest touch of grapefruit and a sensible measure of background dewdrop sweetness to keep the wheels a-turning and the leaves just a-swaying and a-bending beneath the weight of all that water as it glistens
in the sun
Clean, just right
just a perfect balance and one could have one
but there is only one as the slinking grandeur of this altogether delectable
and the utter refreshment of just simply gulping
and enjoying the green
in a sunshiney rainstorm.
Serving type: can
12-21-2010 03:18:37 | More by khiasmus
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Had originally sampled this IPA a couple years ago and have had it ranked on my #1 IPA shelf for quite some time. It is time to officially review it and see if it will stay on the top shelf. Aroma is very hoppy and floral...definitely a west coast IPA smell. Good balance between malt and hops but the hops hit first and the malt follows. The malt is smooth, slightly caramelly and bready/grainy...not too sweet although it has a sweet aroma to it. This is a very nice IPA and will remain on my top IPA shelf. Some reviewers mentioned a metallic taste from the can, I poured this into a glass and did not taste any metallic flavors.
Serving type: can
04-23-2014 02:20:42 | More by THE-DUDE
4.03/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A big thanks to jdhowe for bringing this out from Colorado. Freshness date is listed at the bottom side of the can as "May 05 14." Cracked this open about a week ago.
One of the darkest, reddish-amber IPAs since Surly Furious immediately graced my glass, with a gigantic head that rose all the way to the top, almost overflowing, when poured gently. Took a while for the frothy, off-white looking head to dissipate, but when it did, it didn't really leave behind too much stickiness. Definitely strives to be stellar, but I've started to notice that this appearance is pretty common to a lot of IPAs from Colorado.
Smells unbelievably refreshing, with intense grapefruit, pine, and blood orange immediately hitting my nostrils. Those were the main aromas throughout, but I definitely picked on some pear and apple notes as well. Light white pepper, sage, and light tropical notes that I'm finding difficult to define. I'm honestly blaming the malt profile there, which is relatively sweet and earthy, evoking caramel and toffee, as well as some nice biscuit notes throughout. Not too complex, but a wonderful pleasure is certain respects - nothing harsh or too intense, as an IPA aroma should be.
The flavor is pretty much the same here, and it's good enough for me that it ended up as such. Big grapefruit, pine, and orange, with a strong malt backbone delivering caramel and toffee to the fullest form. Sage, pepper, and light pineapple follows soon after to deliver some extra sweetness, but the finish is more pine and bitter toasted grains, which keeps things interesting and cleanse the palate appropriately for the next sip. It's definitely malt forward, and while the hop phenols do dominate, the malt thickness adds a creamy, bready characteristic that makes this highly drinkable, while still putting the hop oils at ease. Never feels thin or lacking in carbonating. Really refreshing, and definitely has top potential to be food-friendly.
What a delicious IPA - others I've had in the past from Colorado have been too malty, but this is particular found the right balance without merely stacking itself as a "dry-hopped pale ale." It's definitely similar to a good quality West Coast IPA, but it retains its own regional charm to great success. I would love to have a 6-pack around the house every once in a while, but too bad the distro laws concerning Colorado beer are so strange out here...
Serving type: can
04-19-2014 04:33:49 | More by magictacosinus
3.8/5 rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Tasted On: 04-17-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: Received from a friend
Mostly clear amber beer with an offwhite head. The creamy head has very good retention as well as the lacing.
Aromas have floral and piney hops plus a little malty sweetness.
Flavors are firstly of piney hop bitterness, with tropical fruits like pineapple in support. Finally there's a little dose of caramel malt sweetness.
Body is in between medium and full. The finish is dry and quite hoppy, with some astringency as a detraction.
Overall a powerful IPA, very good but marred somewhat by astringency.
Thank you goes out to Craig for bringing me this
Serving type: can
04-17-2014 18:09:40 | More by sommersb
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
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