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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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2,285 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,285
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 215
Gots: 281 | 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:
Beer added by: GilGarp on 03-03-2009

65 IBU
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4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from can into pint glass.

Appearance: 1 inch head (with great lacing while drinking), beautiful copper/bronze color, really clear. From the look of the head, the carbonation seemed like it would be heavy, but it was standard for an IPA.

Smell: Pine, grapefruit, biscuit, herbal.

Taste: Initial taste is bitter with pine tones, finishes really with sweet malt and begging to try another sip. The taste is influenced by the smell and is delicious. Grapefruit rind is prominent and the IBUs seem way higher than the given 65, but the finish begs to differ.

Mouthfeel: Balanced malt with the hops, really a perfected IPA.

Overall: This beer has won me over, from the initial pour, I knew I was going to love it. Ska Brewing has created a masterful IPA, highly recommend! If you see it at your local shop, buy it.

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3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can best by May 21, 2013. Poured into a pint glass and drank at 45F.

A - Bright rusty orange body with a solid cover of white froth, very little lacing but the cover lasted all the way down the glass.

S - Extremely hoppy, piney. Peppery notes, some pear, apricot and citrus present also. Smells like a lot of complexity squeezed in here.

T - Yikes! Hop-bomb to bitterness, killed it in a bad way for me. Can't speak to any complexity going on at all, just a bitter medicinal quality. It settles down after the first taste, but then nothing more to speak of than bitter hoppiness.

M - Very dry.

O - A beer with aspirations of being great but suffers from overexuberance. More exciting than a macro brew, but less drinkable. I'd like to put it down below a 3.0 where i rate the macros in that regard, but I appreciate the effort.

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4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Pours and orange-copper with a sizeable head. Smells of strong danky pine, awesome aroma.

Taste opens with a straight shot of piney hops, followed by some bitter grapefruit. Gets more bitter toward the back end with a strong bitter finish. The malt presence is well in balance. Mouthfeel is crisp, not too heavy.

Overall it's a great sessionable ipa. Great balance, good price at 8.99 a six. Definitely worth checking out.

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4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a snifter. Best by date of 4/7/2013

Color is amber. Some haze and may be very fine suspensions. A good one finger thick off white head with excellent retention. Some very good lacing on the sides. Calm, translucent and with no bubbles.

Aroma is a lot of earthy and weed like hops. A little bit of pine flavor. Grapefruit notes. Strength is good.

Taste has some well balanced bitterness throughout. A nice slight bitter finish. A good amount of grapefruit and other citrus notes. Nice bread like malt.

Mouth feel is medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Well balanced yet delicious.

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4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a burnt orange amber brown color, somewhat hazy, with a about a finger of white head, recedes quickly. Minimal lacing.

Pine and malt aromas up front, plenty of hops as well.

Similar flavors of pine malt and hops, with a prominent malt character also present. There is also a sweet floral aspect as well. Very piney and resinous.

Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation. It's what they call chewy, I suppose.

Overall this has been one of my favorite IPAs since first trying it a few years ago. Can't get it in my region, but am glad to try it down in NC. Cheers.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,285 ratings.