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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,358 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,358
Reviews: 759
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 220
Gots: 317 | 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:
Beer added by: GilGarp on 03-03-2009

65 IBU
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Ratings: 2,358 | Reviews: 759
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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PicoPapa
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Orthodoxkardia for this one.

12oz can. Pours a dark brown with an inch of frothy white head. Fair amount of lacing. The aroma is piney and dank hops with some caramel. Floral and resinous. The taste is more pine and resinous hops. Floral, grassy hops as well as some more caramel malt flavor. Earthy. Finishes with more of the pine sap taste. Medium bodied with a slightly chewy mouthfeel. Overall, very piney, resinous IPA.

Photo of ColoradoPhil
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delicious IPA. I could drink this everyday, and love it.

Photo of JonCaytion
4.84/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Piny, Danky, Floral, My "go-to" any day

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3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a biter, but a good one! Smell is awesome, taste gets better after a few sips. Wish we got it in GA!

Photo of boblee
3.43/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A Very good IPA with a lingering bitterness at the end.

Photo of kjlcm
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, best before July 2, 2015, poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.


The beer pours a very dark amber color, clear with orange hues with a big soapy, foamy head, about 2 fingers high with very nice retention yielding plenty of webbed lace. The aroma is bitter, plenty of piney hops, grapefruit rind, earthy and grassy flavors with a big malt backbone, sweet, rich and balancing. The flavors are nice, piney, sappy, sticky hops, a bit of citrus, heavy on the bitter and earthy rind, but some juiciness is there too, grassy, dirty, earthy, plenty of amber malts, not too heavy, less so than the nose suggested, more bitter than the 65 IBU indicates, which I like. The mouthfeel is nice, coating, medium body, ample carbonation, lively texture, easy finish that has a dry bite.


Verdict: A really nice staple IPA from Ska Brewing, definitely one that can be put away easily and is still rewarding. Simple but enjoyable, refreshing but substantial.

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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sachie23
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Syracuse12
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tanktizzo
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopSavant
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaymo18
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bufante
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,358 ratings.