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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,892 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,892
Reviews: 703
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 188
Gots: 167 | 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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dgrauwiler

Texas

1/5  rDev -75.8%

11-16-2012 03:31:05 | More by dgrauwiler
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hjhart

California

1/5  rDev -75.8%

11-02-2012 00:15:26 | More by hjhart
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jonny_fairplay

Denmark

1/5  rDev -75.8%

05-20-2012 18:55:17 | More by jonny_fairplay
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FernandoIce

Colorado

1/5  rDev -75.8%
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.

Serving type: can

06-17-2013 04:35:47 | More by FernandoIce
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JasonLRose


1/5  rDev -75.8%

07-20-2012 09:19:32 | More by JasonLRose
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monaquee


1.5/5  rDev -63.7%

04-15-2012 06:07:41 | More by monaquee
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Chucker17

South Dakota

1.75/5  rDev -57.6%

10-02-2012 21:32:41 | More by Chucker17
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dorf

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

05-04-2012 03:05:00 | More by dorf
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wheatyweiss

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -39.5%
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.

Serving type: can

02-17-2011 01:01:12 | More by wheatyweiss
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Juner03

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

03-13-2012 01:50:50 | More by Juner03
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glazeman

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -35.1%
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.

Serving type: can

01-09-2011 21:51:17 | More by glazeman
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thefluker

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

07-02-2014 23:06:52 | More by thefluker
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HankC

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

10-09-2012 18:53:40 | More by HankC
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Lionhawk

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

07-30-2013 23:29:31 | More by Lionhawk
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ThisSpaceForRent

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

09-20-2012 04:11:26 | More by ThisSpaceForRent
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kbutler1

Minnesota

2.83/5  rDev -31.5%
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.

Serving type: can

06-21-2011 20:21:48 | More by kbutler1
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Ego

New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

bought down in the outer banks...

eyes...
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...

nose...
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.

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

Serving type: can

11-09-2010 04:39:42 | More by Ego
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goochpunch

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -27.8%
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.

Serving type: can

04-05-2014 23:44:55 | More by goochpunch
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chip26

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.4%

07-10-2014 03:10:58 | More by chip26
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jaredseaman77

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.4%

01-04-2012 15:31:28 | More by jaredseaman77
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Taylor_Boggio

California

3/5  rDev -27.4%

08-27-2013 05:51:31 | More by Taylor_Boggio
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mac10thmtn


3/5  rDev -27.4%

01-08-2013 03:44:30 | More by mac10thmtn
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -27.4%

02-25-2012 00:49:40 | More by crobinso
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.4%

02-05-2012 19:55:32 | More by TastyIsBeer
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combatFlexo

Michigan

3/5  rDev -27.4%

01-26-2014 03:30:17 | More by combatFlexo
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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,892 ratings.