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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,057 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,057
Reviews: 718
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 200
Gots: 220 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.9%

JohneHoodlum, Jul 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Acuity, Jul 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

FalconA, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of ThickNStout
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can. Best by 8/2/12. Served in a Southern Tier snifter. 

Pours murky amber with a thick 2 finger cream head. A nice bit of sticky lacing all the way down. 

The hop smells lean towards the floral/herbal/piney side. Pretty nice but nothing special. 

Mild to moderately bitter with more of that pine and floral hop that the nose indicated. Slight citrus and a bit of sweet bread. Overall a pretty good balance. 

Fairly light body with moderate carbonation. Slightly sticky dry finish with no noticeable booze. 

While I don't seem to like this as much as the general population does it really is a solid IPA. Not my favorite but a well balanced, easy drinking beer. The other few my friend left in the fridge for me shall not go to waste but I won't be clamoring to find more. 

ThickNStout, Jul 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Jason_Quad, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

maltlikker, Jul 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Mordhaus, Jul 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

jaminjohnson, Jul 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

mconrardy, Jul 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

carrollmel7, Jul 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

mlhenson, Jul 02, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Id heard such good things.

Lots of sticky resinous hops on the nose, with a good amount of lemons and other sweet tropical fruits. Very balanced taste, upfront sweetness from both the sticky malt and slick lemons, oranges, and mangoes. Flash of bitterness comes and goes, only slightly. Finishes clean with a slight metallic feeling upon exhale.

Exceptionally balanced, slightly sweet, and just the right dry hop flavors. I think I found a new top 3 IPA.

VncentLIFE, Jul 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

dubmax, Jun 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

lvoutlawjlh, Jun 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

grubefresh, Jun 27, 2012
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HumanParaquat, Jun 27, 2012
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halftrowel, Jun 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Billakowski, Jun 26, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aggressive pour from can into small glass

Grassy and citrus aroma

Amber/copper color, very good clarity, Thin head, not much carbonation apparent.

Sweet malt up front, a bit metallic, quickly followed up with grapefruity, hoppy bitterness. The hops really linger.

Medium body, good carbonation, I enjoy the level of carbonation more drunk from the can than glass.

Overall a solid IPA, I'm pretty impressed with how long the hop bitter lingers for.

parris, Jun 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

discdueler, Jun 23, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a clear dark orange mahogany/copper color. A foamy cream colored head dissipates to chunky, bubbly film. Lots of sticky lacing. The beer smells piny, woody, and slightly citric. The beer tastes like a good IPA should: bright bitter hops, and a clean fresh pine wood accent. The finish is that of pinon wood. Tasty. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and dry.

Overall, highly impressed. I've seen this beer on the shelf for years, and just couldn't pull the trigger. It's got some interesting flavors in it that are delicious.

JuicesFlowing, Jun 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Thehopluver, Jun 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

wdarcy77, Jun 20, 2012
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,057 ratings.