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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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Modus HoperandiModus Hoperandi

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2,058 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,058
Reviews: 718
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 200
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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Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

Jamato14, Today at 06:40 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

caustin90, Today at 12:01 AM
Photo of scrizo
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

scrizo, Yesterday at 10:23 PM
Photo of MisSigsFan
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured from a can into my Spiegelau IPA glass. Golden amber with a white head. Loads of citrus in the nose, a bit of pine. Taste is very citrusy and piney. Balanced nicely with the malt backbone. A bit of caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit thick. Someone mentioned the similarities with Torpedo and I can see that as well. Both have a thick, almost sticky mouthfeel. Carbonation is good. Overall, a pretty good, easy drinking IPA. Nothing special. Not gonna go out of my way to get it again. San Diego is spoiled in the IPA department.

MisSigsFan, Thursday at 12:29 AM
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4.64/5  rDev +12.6%

dagubna, Wednesday at 08:30 PM
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4.52/5  rDev +9.7%

Chefley09, Tuesday at 06:16 PM
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4.15/5  rDev +0.7%

Brams17, Tuesday at 06:14 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

polopaul20, Tuesday at 04:16 PM
Photo of FLima
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice name, let's see if creativity is up to deliver its hop promise.
Amber color with a two finger beige head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Nice fruity aroma with notes of passion fruit, caramels, honey and peaches.
Bitter predominant flavor of pine resins, some grapefruit, toasted malts and a bit of mango. But, pine is the key word. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Nome bacana, vamos ver se a criatividade consegue entregar o que prometeu.
Medium bordering full body with mild carbonation.
A hoppy piney IPA, but still with a decent malty base to support it. Assertive and not much complex. If pine is your thing, you got to try this.
Ap.3,5 Ar.4 Sab.4 Sens.3,75 C.4

FLima, Tuesday at 03:56 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

jharris0624, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Washuffizi98, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

KG710, Sep 14, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -3.9%

Geomarly, Sep 14, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +3.9%

aapike86, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of santomark
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

santomark, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

rspauldi, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

jfernandez, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

bimada, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

HighonHops42, Sep 12, 2014
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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
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