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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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Modus HoperandiModus Hoperandi

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,233 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,233
Reviews: 736
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 211
Gots: 261 | 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%

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1/5  rDev -75.7%

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1/5  rDev -75.7%

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1/5  rDev -75.7%

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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.

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1/5  rDev -75.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -57.5%

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2.04/5  rDev -50.5%

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2.08/5  rDev -49.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

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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.

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2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

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2.52/5  rDev -38.8%

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Iv bought this beer twice (2 separate occasions), and both times it was well before the "best by" date on the bottom of the can. Both times it's smelled and tasted old and malty. This one is not for me and I won't be trying a 3rd go with it.

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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

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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.

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2.88/5  rDev -30.1%

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,233 ratings.