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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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Modus HoperandiModus Hoperandi

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2,044 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,044
Reviews: 716
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 201
Gots: 220 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
65 IBU

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 03-03-2009)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Good appearance. Dark amber with ruby hints. Nice head and lacing.

Very appealing mild citrus and stronger pine aroma. Totally correct for the style. Not a super strong aroma but quite good.

Taste is typical American IPA and similar to SN Torpedo to my taste buds. Good balance of sweet and bitter. Not huge citrus tatses but a bit of orange is there. Nice piney flavour, resinous feel and solid malt core make this a good drinking IPA. IBUs are noticeable and welcome!

Overall, a very solid offering and rendition of this renown style of beer. Perhaps nothing outstanding or remarkable for those who've tried a few of this style but definitely enjoyable. This would have a wow factor for anyone not used to big, hoppy US beers.


LagerCognoscenti, Aug 13, 2014
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This beer was damn good. Great body, little to no head, very sweet hop in the nose, not that citric acid smell that some fruits give off, but a very sweet smell. The taste was exactly like the smell, almost floral at times, jasmine, blooming orange or lemon tree, very very floral in the taste, biscuity, and that classic wet hop profile we all love. The body is light-medium, oily at times, very smooth, refreshing, and dry. If you love IPAs and want to transition into DIPAs, this is the beer for you. It's a great introduction into the heavier style. Note, if you're use to DIPAs you probably will not find of an "X" factor with this brew. But considering it's style, it's a solid brew. The only down side for the consumer is it's price tag. For this, I'd be much happier going for the 4pck pints of Modern Times.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
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