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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,844 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,844
Reviews: 702
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 185
Gots: 149 | FT: 7
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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jondavidsson

Sweden

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-07-2014 10:54:41 | More by jondavidsson
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-09-2013 02:18:24 | More by HarmonMW
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-15-2011 05:49:24 | More by Exiled
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davet100

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-15-2013 22:31:38 | More by davet100
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ghstrp


4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-09-2014 01:36:50 | More by ghstrp
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Jason_Quad


4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-10-2012 15:09:19 | More by Jason_Quad
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dprophet

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-22-2012 09:55:50 | More by dprophet
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DoubleJ

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Paramount Cafe in Denver, on to the beer:

Looks copper orange in color with a semi-creamy texture of head on top. The nose is very aggresive with the hops, with a good combination of piney grapefruit and crystal malt, and its hoppy nature continues into the taste. Citrusy flavors of orange, grapefruit, and lemon mix well together. There's is a thin layer of caramel from the malt which provides just a little sweetness. In a city filled with a number of good hop options, Modus Hoperandi can hold its own.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2012 00:25:00 | More by DoubleJ
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seanmugs

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-03-2012 05:21:58 | More by seanmugs
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gfx

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-28-2012 01:13:47 | More by gfx
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walkinginplace

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-02-2014 03:11:04 | More by walkinginplace
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halfbarrelbrew

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-10-2014 06:04:34 | More by halfbarrelbrew
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salvo

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big, bad hop-bomb in a can. This is a great canned beer to bring where bottles dare not tread. Ultimately, there isn't quite enough malt to balance the hops, but this is a pinnacle of its type: I just want more balance. Love, love, love the 2Tone Ska branding and will have to make a stop next time I'm in Colorado.

A: Flufy head as this golden-brown brew pours from the can. Even just looking at the beer pour, my nose starts to pick up the piny resin as the head laces the glass. Nicely carbonated as the small (.25 mm) bubbles float up.
S: Piny resin powerfully fills my nostrils as I inhale, enjoying the power of the pine and citrus.
T: Whoa! Did not expect the power of the resinous hops from the canned beer, even after being prepped by the smell. Big hops, but not very subtle either. Almost (but not quite) overwhelming. I wish there was a bigger malt profile to balance the hops.
M: Nice and chewy; medium body that supports the astringent hops.
D: I can imagine having too many of these, but the hops are so pronounced that one will usually be enough.

Serving type: can

06-16-2010 18:37:44 | More by salvo
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Daveychu

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-09-2011 10:00:33 | More by Daveychu
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-20-2013 22:07:14 | More by pipinmalikonj
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Beefytits4

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-03-2011 03:29:42 | More by Beefytits4
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-11-2014 04:55:04 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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camartin27

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-09-2013 00:46:48 | More by camartin27
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spointon

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this one from a 12oz can into a tulip pint glass.

A= This ale poured a hazed orange color with a 3/4" sudsy white head that dropped to a broken skim failry quickly. Lots of clingy web lace left on my glass.

S= Hop forward in the nose, even for an IPA. Lots of pine and citrus hop character and some hoppy dankness all present. Slight alcohol and a hint of malt/caramel.

T= Slight malt base offered a bit of caramel here and ther but this was mostly a hop explosion. Resiny pine hop character was greater than the citrus component but bot were present. A leafy, earthy hop flavor in there too. Base bitterness was substantial but not scraping-my-teeth bitter. Not a lot in the way of fruity esters came through the hop onslaught. Some alcohol in the dry finish but nothing offensive.

MF= Medium bodied with a fairly soft carbonation that was right in the zone for this style.

D= A well made IPA that certainly delivers on the hop bitterness and provides the kind of hop flavor that the piney-hop lovers will appreciate.

Serving type: can

03-11-2010 02:57:47 | More by spointon
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-30-2014 20:59:30 | More by brpendergast85
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cfitterer

Arizona

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-18-2014 03:01:32 | More by cfitterer
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-29-2014 23:42:05 | More by neckbracesub
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sammimag

Kansas

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dh brought this home from some sort of recommendation. We both really liked it. We appreciate most IPAs and stronger tasting beers. We thought this was a nice balance of lighter and bite. We thought is was a refreshing beer after some yard work or some home improvements. A tasty thirst quencher.

Serving type: can

10-18-2010 23:46:56 | More by sammimag
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mtlasley

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-20-2012 22:31:56 | More by mtlasley
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tswater

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-11-2013 02:36:22 | More by tswater
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,844 ratings.