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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%

Kunstman, Oct 07, 2012
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Traumahop, Oct 04, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this down on the Outer Banks in NC, brought one back to MD to review. Hoppy aroma oozes out as you pour it. Nice cloudy copper color, smallish head to it. Good mouthfeel, great balance in this one, of the better I've come across. Huge bitter hop taste but nice malt backbone that finishes clean and smooth. Definitely one of the better IPAs out there, in a can none the less!

oriolesfan4, Oct 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

xdefeatsy, Oct 03, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -57.5%

Chucker17, Oct 02, 2012
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fatboy91, Oct 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

bluckbeyes, Oct 01, 2012
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4.78/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass. A lovely clear dark copper color with a two finger off white head that hangs around for a few minutes before settling into a thin cap. There is visible carbonation and lots of sticky lacing down the glass. The mouthfeel is a little thin.

The smell is a nice malty sweetness with a wonderful piney and citrus hop scent that opens up a bit as it warms. There is also a slight grassy smell.

The taste pretty much follows the smell. It starts with malt up front, followed by lemon, grapefruit and pine notes from the hops, It finishes with a clean bitterness that doesn't last too long. It's very refreshing and goes down very easily.

This is one of my favorite IPA's with a distinct flavor and wonderful smell, highly recommended.

ChuckHardslab, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

By far one of the most pungent and flavorful beers I have ever had. Its sweet kiss followed by bitter kick is unmatched. Leaves a "stink-face" on those whom dislike IPAs, but a body shivering aw of perfection to the few who find the IPA complex, over-taking, and slow.

Not for the weak tongues

A must have for IPA lovers

English, Sep 25, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

ThisSpaceForRent, Sep 20, 2012
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3.15/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can courtesy of DonFrap. Poured into tulip glass. Best until 1/13.

A- Pours a dark reddish amber with a little over a finger of slightly yellowish off-white head that has great retention and leaves layered lacing. Decent carbonation.

S- Grains, amber malts, some light hops that don't give off that much of an aroma.

T- Fairly malty, mix between caramel and amber malts with some grassy hops in the background that accentuates on the finish. Lightly sweet, not much citrus going on, too dominated by the malts.

M- Medium bodied, king of corn-syrupy, slightly under-carbonated, easy to drink.

O- This was an okay beer, but not at all what I look for in IPAs. This was almost completely dominated by the sweet malts. The hops that were in it were fairly grassy and not the type of hops that I like in my IPAs. It was easy to drink, but not something that I would probably want again.

jaasen64, Sep 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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