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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
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1,842 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,842
Reviews: 702
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 184
Gots: 149 | 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:
65 IBU

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 03-03-2009)
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Best by date on the bottom of the can, drink by April 2012.

A- Pours a dark orange color with a nice finger and a half head, fluffy and white.

S- Loads of bitter hops, citric and piney, hints of caramel malt in the back.

T- Hops, hops, and more hops. From the first sip the flavor is powerfully bitter, with hops that are clean, dry and leafy, backed up by citrus and pine. Caramel malt tries to lend some balance to it, but can't really stand up against the hop onslaught. Hints of booze. Finishes dry and bitter.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, has a slick, oily feel.

O- A pretty damn tasty IPA, the clean, crazy bitter hop flavor is great, a great choice for a six pack.

Serving type: can

01-14-2012 05:05:36 | More by WillCarrera
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-14-2012 01:21:17 | More by kspongeworthy
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tatums1984

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-13-2012 08:27:34 | More by tatums1984
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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-13-2012 05:36:13 | More by hippityhophead24
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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-12-2012 22:28:52 | More by zonker17
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TexAggie011

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-11-2012 22:52:57 | More by TexAggie011
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

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

Bought this in the can at Shuga's in Colorado Springs for something like $3. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours with normal head for a canned IPA- one finger over an orange/amber head.

This IPA is pretty straight down the road, with moderate bitterness, a strong dose of hoppiness supported by minimal malt flavors, and a slight astringency.

Conclusion: I like IPAs that deliver strong, bold, clear hop flavor but allow the malts to shine as well, and do all this with lower than average bitterness. This IPA doesn't fit that description, but as one of the hundreds of identical American IPAs that abound, it is a fine choice.

Serving type: can

01-11-2012 21:34:15 | More by allforbetterbeer
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WestSideAmish

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15%

01-10-2012 14:37:08 | More by WestSideAmish
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 12oz can to Bruges hybrid glass on 11/28/11
*From notes

-- boatshoes, you're the man for supplyin' this one --

A: A firm pour yields a big and dense three finger white head. Nice lacing and retention. The hue of the beer is a clean reddish-amber.

S: Resinous. Concentrated pine attacks the nose. No real fruit here.

T: Quite similar. Lots of pine oil - it pricks the tongue and really makes for a full palate assault.

M: This is a pretty full bodied IPA. It's got plenty of creamy carbonation and texture.

O: Ska Brewing's Modus Hoperandi has been a longtime want, so you can understand my excitement to see this extra peering out from my trade box. It may not beer the beer I wanted it to be (floral, tropical fruity hops), but it ain't half bad and would certainly fill my daily hop fix, given I was in it's distro window.

Serving type: can

01-09-2012 23:18:00 | More by Rhettroactive
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wspscott

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-08-2012 21:24:58 | More by wspscott
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ScrimshawFan

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15%

01-08-2012 02:49:09 | More by ScrimshawFan
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bitterbeerguy

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Modus pours a nice orange-red color. Initially almost looked flat, but quickly gained small white bubbles that rise throughout the 30 minutes I drank this brew.

Smell is a little subtle. Carmel and slight grapefruit are present up front. I did not get a smell until I got my nose in the glass.

Taste is very refreshing. I enjoyed this cold and after 20 minutes at room temp. I think it really opened up over time with more pronounced flavored. Orange peel, lemon, grapefruit, and kiwi. Also hints of caramel. Balanced well, but also no explosion that I have come to expect with IPAs.

Nice brew and if I had it as a local brew I would have it in the fridge all the time.

Thanks to azdback for the extra!

Serving type: can

01-08-2012 02:03:22 | More by bitterbeerguy
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A gracious extra from xpimptastikx. Thanks Michael.

The beer is transparent and copper to orange in color. The aroma is the best aspect of the beer. Fresh, dank hop scents, nice notes of pine. Good flavor as well. Hop forward with a pleasant, lingering bitterness. Light to medium bodied with crisp carbonation. A solid IPA. I would have this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 01:59:22 | More by Huhzubendah
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-07-2012 03:55:07 | More by Stoffel
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UnkleFester

Kansas

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-06-2012 18:05:53 | More by UnkleFester
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jmpizzo

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-06-2012 02:40:01 | More by jmpizzo
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ATPete

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-05-2012 21:13:38 | More by ATPete
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freemancw

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15%

01-04-2012 22:17:21 | More by freemancw
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keenanite21

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-04-2012 22:12:55 | More by keenanite21
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-04-2012 22:11:47 | More by rbrefbeerman
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jaredseaman77

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.2%

01-04-2012 15:31:28 | More by jaredseaman77
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QualityOverQty

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

MH has good look, decent smell and, at best, decent taste. It has bitterness but not quite enough flavor to back it up. I'm not disappointed with it but for the price I don't think it measures up. The best way to put it is that is doesn't taste bad but rather bland or lacking.

Serving type: can

01-03-2012 23:59:52 | More by QualityOverQty
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-03-2012 05:14:03 | More by Texasfan549
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suncrust

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -15%

01-03-2012 04:09:58 | More by suncrust
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Deetz

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15%

01-03-2012 01:46:39 | More by Deetz
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,842 ratings.