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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,363 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,363
Reviews: 759
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 220
Gots: 322 | 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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Color- clear amber straw. Full head.

Aroma- sharp grapefruit zest from the hops and background of dandelions.

Taste- Starts hoppy but not sharp, mellowed hoppiness followed by subtle sweetness finishing with pine needle dryness.

Poured from 355 ml can into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 6/24/2013.

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From a 12 oz can (best by July 28, 2014) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces about one and one-half fingers of odd dark-tan head. The retention is decent and the lacing is great at first. The beer is nearly clear and still. The color is rusty orange.

S-The aroma is earthy with a moderate hop stink of oily orange citrus and a touch of pepper. There is a fair amount of caramel sweetness here too. Overall, the impression is a bit vegetal and leafy, with light to moderate bitterness.

T-The taste is a bit more interesting than the smell with more citrus zest, juiciness and overall hop flavor. That being said, there is still quite a bit of malty sweetness with caramel being a strong flavor here. There is a mild medicinal flavor and a lightly bittering finish. Still somewhat dull and earthy.

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O-It has been a while since I have had Modus because my recollection of it was not positive. Tonight's review beer was better than I remember it, but still not great. I continue to think of the beer as a bit dull around the edges. I applaud the balance between hop and malt, but this beer just feels dull and overly earthy to me.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,363 ratings.