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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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2,233 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,233
Reviews: 736
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 211
Gots: 261 | 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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3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can purchased at Brawleys in Charlotte, NC. Best by dating towards the bottom of the can.

Pours darker honey amber, under a medium tan head.

Resiny hop nose

Pleasantly balanced IPA, nice level of honey infused malts, some vanilla, and soft and smooth yummy hops. Tasty better then respectable IPA, perhaps a bit on the amber side of the IPA/Pale ale/amber scale of things.

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4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A medium sized off white head settles into a nice lacing above a clear golden honey colored beer.

A big hops aroma with floral, pine, and citrus all begging for time.

A big pine and floral hops taste with some of a sweet malt tries to work its way in there.

A dry and almost tart aftertaste with some if the citrus hops hanging around on this medium bodied IPA.

Very well done SKA.

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4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to ncketchum for the opportunity to give this one a go. Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass. Served chilled...

A) Nice looking amber, good clarity. There were two fingers worth of cream colored head, which had nice retention, eventually settling to a dusting. Layers of sticky lacing were left on the glass. Good looking brew...

S) Decent malt presence on the nose, primarily a caramel aroma. Plenty of tropical fruit, pineapple, fruit cocktail syrup. There is light grass/pine. A very enticing scent.

T) Does not quite live up to the nose. The flavor is just not quite as pronounced. There is light caramel and tropical fruit, but really what stands out from my perspective was lots of citrus peel tingle and light alcohol.

M) A lighter medium body, pretty well carbonated. It's fairly smooth overall, right up to the slightly dry, zesty rind finish. The aftertaste lingers a bit.

O) This was a very enjoyable IPA. It's not readily available in these parts, but I won't lose much sleep over that fact. Even so, it was definitely worth a try. Glad to recommend...

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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a standard pint.

A: Dark amber hue. Pours about a half finger, foamy, brown-white head. Settles fairly quickly leaving a blanket of foam on the surface, and a substantial beer ring. Very spotty lacing.

S: Hoppy pine, with a hint of indistinct sweetness.

T: Subdued hoppy goodness.

M: Full flavor; hoppy, dry finish.

D: Goes down easy, but lends itself to a sipping experience.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice color, decent head, but lacking lacing. Nose is simple but full, and representative of the style. Flavor is hops...enough said. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lightly chilled 12 oz. can into an imperial shaker pint. Best by date 10.14.12.

Look- Clear light amber with three fingers of banana flesh colored foam. Head falls over the course of five minutes or so, good retention. Gobs of sticky lace cling to the side of the glass.

Smell- Fresh, bright citrus, resin, lightly sweet. Nothing too flashy, but bold and promising.

Taste- Light, starts with a bit of resinous bitterness followed by a lighter citrus. Sweet grapefruit comes to mind, bitterness fades quickly but makesma resurgence towards the end, more of an herbal, black tea flvor this time around. Light, candied nut malt flavor comes and goes throughout but never really takes the stage. Aftertaste is a bit peppery, orange essence lingers.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, moderate carbonation, crisp at the sip, finishes quite smooth. Light warming towards the end. I could have a few.

Overall- A solid everyday IPA, big flavor without going overboard. Definitely worth snagging if you can get it.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,233 ratings.