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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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2,079 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,079
Reviews: 720
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 201
Gots: 229 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

teamwiggum, Jun 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

ChaseTheAce, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

inspektor, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev -2.9%

brpendergast85, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of aoampm
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

aoampm, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of dedrinker
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper/amber/orange color with a light tan head.

aroma of pine and toasty malt.

Has nice piney, resinous, citrusy hop taste, the kind that most people these days taste and go, "yeah - that's an IPA." I certainly would call this an IPA. Yeah. Hops - unmistakable.

medium body with some sweet malt in the mid-palette before finishing with some resinous hop bitterness.

It's an IPA. It has a consistent high score over many reviews. People recognize it as a quality IPA. So do I. I spend money on stuff like this time and again, as do many others. New craft brewers with boring/ wimpy IPA's should take note, especially if their sales aren't where they would like them to be.

dedrinker, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of jharris0624
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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

LightnerLiquorKS, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

mjw1200, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of bundy462
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

bundy462, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

ExaltedNecrosis, Aug 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

krl2112, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of OgreSanchez
4/5  rDev -2.9%

OgreSanchez, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of zimm421
3.51/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can marked best by 13 NOV 13. Poured into a tulip. Only a small amount of head appeared, but wasn't an overly aggressive pour. Retention is good with some decent lacing. Color is dark amber, and the head is off-white.

Nose is fairly sweet, but there is good tropical fruit and citrus coming through. Taste is simply very bitter, with a bit of tropical fruit and pine. Not much else seems to be going on here; starts out bitter, some of the sweetness coming through in the middle, but then finishes extremely bitter as well. The aftertaste sticks around for quite a while as well.

The feel has good carbonation, but finishes pretty sticky. Just not clean enough for me here. Overall, this is a straight hop bomb, with tons of bitterness coming through. Almost a bit too much for me, as the bitterness covers up most of the flavor. Not bad, but expected a bit more from this.

zimm421, Sep 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Beezee, Feb 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Ispeakforthetrees, May 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Hohnbaum, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of GregSVT
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a snifter

A: Pours a dark amber with a big white head that fades to a big ring and leaves a lot of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is all hops in the form of pine, tropical fruits, apricot, and dank earth. Very reminicent of Gubna...I'd be willing to bet this has Summit hops in it.

T: The taste follows the nose with bitter pine on top of an apricot backbone and the finish is a slightly bitter earthy flavor. This even tastes like Gubna...has to be Summit hops.

M: The feel is crisp and well carbonated...very refreshing.

D: Great hop flavors and the ABV isn't too bad. Very drinkable IMO.

Glad I finally took a chance on a 6er of this one. Found my new hop fix that's not as expensive as Gubna. I will be keeping this one around from time to time. Survey says: No Summit at all...apparently from the brewers mouth it has Cascade and Centennial hops in it.

GregSVT, May 08, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- 1+ finger white head that wont go away. Turns foamy and is leaving great lacing as it starts its descent. A clear orange copper colored beer sits in my glass.

S- Heavy on the pine with citrus and bitter smells really good

T- nice bitterness thats complimented nicely by similar notes as the nose.

M- light light mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

O- I really liked this IPA. bitter with just enough citrus tastes and balance.

Gushue3, Jul 22, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

cfh64, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of cvm4
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear copper color with may'be a half finger head.

S - Citrus flavors hit your nose with floral nuances intertwined. Smells pretty hoppy.

T - I get a lot of floral flavors with citrus undertones. The bitterness exposes itself in the aftertaste. There's a good amount of lacing.

M - Seems about on par with this style of beer. Nothing out off the ordinary.

O - This is not an IPA that you'll lose yourself in. But, I'd buy it consistently if it was available here. Just a beer I can see myself drinking over hours and never get tired of.

cvm4, Oct 04, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

chadwicktorres, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mostly hazed beer with a soft white head only a half inch thick. The beer is pretty and laces nicely as you drink. The color of the brew reminds me of tarnished copper with a little bit of red splashed in.

Smell is fantastic. This is a hop bomb that is packed with grapefruit aromas and some subtle caramel malts. Slightly fruity and in the neighborhood of tropical juicy fruit gum.

Taste is clean and crisp with a nice emphasis on the hop. The nose hints at the citrus, piney green little cones and the flavor backs it up. An initial bitter bite fades to a zesty lemon and a pithy grapefruit. The tongue pinch fades to a sweet subtle malt that lasts well into the after taste.

Not bad mouthfeel. I love the pucker from the bitterness and the release to a creamy malt backbone. It has more then the average brew in feel but it unfortunately moves towards a dusty powder dry finish.

What can I say other then this is a solid brew. Tasty, with a great nose, nice feel and a good appearance. Easy to drink and satisfying.

jbphoto88, Nov 21, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

jaminjohnson, Jul 04, 2012
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,079 ratings.