Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.
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4.08/5 rDev -1.2%
Cascaded it slowly down the side of a pint glass, while whispering a sweet petition to be halfway decent after a hard day. Alas, I was in luck.
The color is of an orange-caramel rustic hue; how an IPA should appear-a good start.
Coming off under-carbonated in part lending a weak mouth feel, Modus Hoperandi leaves a bit to be desired. Almost 'watery'. Although this isn't detrimental to taste.
Hoperandi tastes as its aroma suggests; a clean, sweet malty backing, with a gladly received bitter resin punch. Don't look for grapefruit here.
Overall impression: Not going back for a repurchase, but I'll gladly finish the next five in the cool trunk with a smile on my face.
01-27-2012 22:18:41 | More by FungusBrewer
4.35/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured from 12oz can, best by 5/29/11, to a pint glass.
A - The beer pours a very slightly hazy copper/amber color with a HUGE 3 finger fluffy white head with great retention and lacing.
S - A nice aroma of orange, grapefruit, mango, and pine hop character. A bit of of sweetness prevelant. Very nice.
T - The beer hits with the resiny oily hop character with flavors found on the nose. The middle of the beer brings the bitterness with melds with a nice crisp malt character. The beer finishes with a fruity hop character to match the bitterness.
M - Medium bodied with a little carbonation. Very smooth. Good.
D - Yes.
Overall, this is a very good American IPA. I would buy it again without hesitation and strongly recommend it.
Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.
Serving type: can
01-27-2012 14:55:50 | More by hopfacebrew
4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
Pours a slightly hazy light amber. A little bit of head forms, fades quickly but leaves some good lacing.
Big piney notes on the nose. That's just about all I get. A little bit of sweetness but mostly big, juicy hops.
The taste follows the nose. Big, juicy hops up front. A little more citrusy in the taste than what I was getting in the aroma. A light caramel backbone to keep it all together. The malt is far from overpowering. Very well balanced.
Good creaminess as it swishes around the mouth but quite dry and very crisp in the finish. Big and flavorful but somewhat one dimensional after it all drops off my palette.
Overall, very drinkable. Good hop characteristics and certainly sessionable.
01-23-2012 01:45:59 | More by qthompso
3.98/5 rDev -3.6%
another good ska beer. pours amber colored with some sticky white lace on top. smells like a wet hop brew, really the essence of hops, oily and strong. flavor is a little sweet for me as far as ipa's are concerned, not enough bitter bite going on here, but a nice balance between the sweet malts and the piney hops. mouthfeel is fuller bodied and plenty carbonated. this beer takes on a sappy sort of complexion as it warms. more proof that great beers come in cans too!
01-15-2012 22:22:12 | More by StonedTrippin
3.28/5 rDev -20.6%
Can courtesy of scray24, poured into a pint glass. Brownish color with a lacy white head. Aroma of grass clippings, lychee, and bread, heavy on the malt overall. Flavor is similar, malt-forward especially with crystal and caramel, mild fruitiness. Hops? Please?
01-14-2012 07:21:49 | More by illidurit
4.22/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
01-14-2012 05:05:36 | More by WillCarrera
3.5/5 rDev -15.3%
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.
01-11-2012 21:34:15 | More by allforbetterbeer
District of Columbia
3.55/5 rDev -14%
From 12oz can to Bruges hybrid glass on 11/28/11
-- 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.
01-09-2012 23:18:00 | More by Rhettroactive
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
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