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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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2,183 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,183
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 211
Gots: 248 | 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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1/5  rDev -75.7%

dgrauwiler, Nov 16, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.7%

hjhart, Nov 02, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.7%

jonny_fairplay, May 20, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.7%

kala3323, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of FernandoIce
1/5  rDev -75.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

If I could give this a beer a 0 I would the taste alone made me puke. I'd rather drink cat piss, and I hate cats..I have drank a lot beers in my life and this is by far the worst. I understand why there are no negative comments on this beer, it's that bad. I didn't want to waste 250 characters on it but I felt someone should.

FernandoIce, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of JasonLRose
1/5  rDev -75.7%

JasonLRose, Jul 20, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -63.6%

monaquee, Apr 15, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -57.5%

Chucker17, Oct 02, 2012
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2.08/5  rDev -49.5%

sswall1965, Today at 03:01 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

HeyYoMar, Aug 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

caustin90, Sep 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

dorf, May 04, 2012
Photo of wheatyweiss
2.5/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a tulip.

Pours a medium honey with a moderate cloud. Two finger head recedes to a decent cap and sticks well.

Aroma is a unique, very floral hop. The hops yield to a spicy malt, cinnamon and allspice, bit of clove. Skanky, dirty malt aroma in the finish.

Flavor is..odd. Metallic hops take the fore front. Medicinal and phenolic, this is not a good flavor, the phenolic flavors are over the top. Malt is spicy and the hops are extremely floral, But the band aid phenolic is just too much, it is sour and chemical and not good at all.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied carbonation is good.

At first I thought I had an infected beer, but I had more from the six and they were all the same. This beer was forced past a drain pour, not recommended in this form.

wheatyweiss, Feb 17, 2011
Photo of Juner03
2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

Juner03, Mar 13, 2012
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2.52/5  rDev -38.8%

kmitch520, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of glazeman
2.68/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: orange in color with a one finger white head that had moderate retention and lacing.

S: I don't get much on the nose, there's a little bit of lemon zest and citrus, but not much.

T: I have had this beer on two separate occassions and found it to be quite soapy both times. The hops are not balanced and not plesant. It is very bitter up front, but only soapy in the aftertaste.

M: Nice level of carbonation and viscosity, but not a very good aftertaste.

D: I wouldn't want more than one of these in a night. There are so many better IPAs out there.

glazeman, Jan 09, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

thefluker, Jul 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

HankC, Oct 09, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

Lionhawk, Jul 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

ThisSpaceForRent, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of kbutler1
2.83/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Can. Best by date of 12/01/11 - this being only 6/21/11 I wouldn’t want to hold onto it unitl December but meh what do I know. Poured into a tulip glass dark copper color with a 1 finger light tan head that settles down at a medium pace. Not overly fruity aroma but definite notes of grapefruit/orange. Some floral type notes as well. Medium mouthfeel. Grapefruit, metallic, and then a building bitterness that seems to get fairly bitter. Lingering bitterness. This IPA just didn’t fit well with me. IMO not very balanced and had some off flavors both in the nose and the taste. Minimal lace.

kbutler1, Jun 21, 2011
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2.88/5  rDev -30.1%

dskinner, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of Ego
2.95/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

bought down in the outer banks...

best by 2.21.11
like their decadent I tried last night the head really boils up on this, a good full two fingers, damn, poured side by side this might be a twin of the Decadent sans a slight red hue not present on modus....
carbonation is apparent, clean and clear looking through the brew, head retention and lacing is very good. man... this seems like a rewrite of my last review... hopefully this one kicks it in the taste pants...

underwhelming nose (the beer, not mine), some hops, some sticky smelling caramel malt, nothing that sings... pretty average but not bad.

taste etc...
just like the decadent the carbonation feels flat, I can see the bubbles but the structure is strange, this taste's like watered down Decadent... the bitterness is there but the overall hop flavor is lacking, the malt is also just "meh". Rarely is bitterness off putting to me... but this is.

there are much better IPAs in a can... let alone bottles.

Ego, Nov 09, 2010
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2.98/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours out a dark amber with a fairly thick head. Smells strongly of citrus hops with loads of caramel malts. A bit of toast in the nose as well. Tastes very malty. Too malty for an IPA for my tastes. Lots of caramel and toasted malts. Solid citrus and bitterness from the hops, but the malts run this beer. Also, I get a ton of fruitiness from the yeast, which reminds me of gummy candies. Mouthfeel is smooth in the carbonation, but it's a bit sticky and thick for what I look for in an IPA. Overall, this isn't my favorite IPA. Too sweet and malty.

goochpunch, Apr 06, 2014
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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,183 ratings.