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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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2,291 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,291
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 216
Gots: 283 | 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:
Beer added by: GilGarp on 03-03-2009

65 IBU
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of JCaweinstein
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep amber colored ale with a one finger peach-white head and that is very creamy. This is also a terrifically carbonated beer.
On the aroma I mostly just smell pineapple, which to me is fantastic. As the beer warms I also picked up notes of caramel.
This is a bitter tasting beer with grapefruit followed by toasted bread. I'm also tasting caramel and just a slight touch of honey.
This is a medium bodied brew and it's very smooth despite the large amount of carbonation. Bitter hops are followed by bitter malts and a sweet citrusy aftertaste lingers.
This is a very solid IPA that if available in my area I would purchase over and over again.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Dark Copper with a hazy look. Brownish head with excellent retention and lacing

Smell - Toffee, Caramel, Yeasts, Citrus Hops, and Malts. So malty and sweet that it almost smells like a Barleywine!

Taste - Toffee, Malts, Yeast, Citrus & Piney Hops with a rather (too) strong resiny aftertaste. Aside from the aftertaste, the flavor itself is quite good

Mouthfeel - Very light, smooth body with a molasses-like feel to it. It allows you to savor the flavor which this has to offer.

Overall - Very flavorful and easy to drink IPA and I would highly recommend this to any IPA fan.

Photo of Scotchboy
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 of 4 cans sent from Will (thanks man!) poured into a Ram 71 pint glass.

A: Pours a nearly clear caramel/gold with a touch of hop haze...creamy off white head sticks around and leaves good lacing.

S: Hope forward with a definite malt undertone. Some sweeter hops, grapefruit, mixed with astringent notes...piney hops, a bit pungent.

T: Decent bitterness, grapfruit and pine, lighter tropical fruits, soft caramel malt backbone with hints of creamy sweetness.

MF: Nearly medium bodied, creamy with a dry but not oppressive finish.

O: Really good, glad I tracked it down finally. Very flavorful. Thanks to Will sending me this Want!

Photo of MrJolly
5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a tan head. The aroma is full of pine and grapefruit, with some nice sweet biscuit malt notes also thrown in. The flavor follows suit. I get a lot of big, resinous pine notes and a medium amount of bitterness. There is also some orange citrus in there, but it hides behind the pine. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice IPA.

Photo of MeowTom
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A very clean nice head. It's not super huge, but it sticks around for a bit and when it dissipates it goes to a single ring around the edge. It's a very lovely light reddish amber in color, very clear.

S- Hoppy, with notes of citrus and pine. Not very over powering, but a very wonderful smell.

T- Crisp bitter hop flavor, the malt comes through the more you sip it. I feel like it is super refreshing with its clean flavor.

M- Light and a bit of stickiness on the back of my throat with the first few sips.. Carbonation has a awesome light tingle to it. The more you drink it the thickness starts to pile up, in a good.

O- A wonderful IPA that I would be proud to drink in front of my friends no mater what their thoughts on can beers are. My opinion, poor it in a glass and get over where it came from.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid IPA. Pours amber with a decent head, and some scant lacing. Lovely citrus aromas up front, followed by a hit of pine, and some clean, sweet malt on the back end. Very balanced in the taste, with the citrus and pine playing nicely together, and with some nice herbal flavors up front as well. The finish has a nice lingering bitterness that is well supported by the sweet malt. A nice beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,291 ratings.