Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mmcary:
4.03/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First offering from Ska and I am very impressed. Picked this up along with the Lagunitas A LittleSumpin' Sumpin', together they are a nice way to start a Father's day weekend!
A- Pours a nice amber orange, darker than expected, but looks great, almost like a hazy sunset.
S- Wow, a lot going on in this one, piney, with a hint of citrus mainly grapefruit, some unusual mustiness as well, very interesting.
T- Man this is very bitter, hops up front, citrus and pine followed by a slight malt background. Not bad at all, very tasty. Not overpowered by grapefruit as many west coast IPA's can be, but it is there. Tangy and sweet, as it warms the malt comes through more.
M- Very dry and well carbonated, not to much at all, very balanced for the style.
D- Alcohol is well hidden, and the flavor makes this one very drinkable. This is one to have a few of, but the higher ABV makes it dangerous.
Overall I really enjoy this IPA, it has a great flavor and is well balanced for a west coast IPA. I will be enjoying this all summer!
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2009 19:41:29 | More by mmcary
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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
4.2/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
poured from can into pint glass
A: Burnt orange to light brown with about two finger head that quickly thins out to a nice ring with some moderate lacing. very litte opacity
S: hoppy, piney, citrus, slight hints of maple and gingerbread ( i have a strange nose feel free to disagree)
T: definitely bitter and full of hops, yet a bit mellower flavor than other IPA's .
M: highly drinkable medium-bodied session beer
O: great brew in ever category. drink this. life is short; listen to ska!!!
Serving type: can
02-28-2014 08:11:18 | More by InI
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
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