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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,109 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,109
Reviews: 722
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 208
Gots: 232 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Pizzadude, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of movingglass
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off I like how it came in a can, it brings me back to my beer can collection.
A: Nice maple color, and leaves a nice lacing on the glass.
S: There is a nice citrus smell thats not over powering.
T: You can taste the hop from the tip of your tounge to the back of it.You can taste a lite citrus flavor, but its not strong.
M: Don't know how to answer this one, it's clean, smooth and didn't leave a bad taste or after taste.

movingglass, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ska modus tasted from Can.
Sharp hop and pine aroma.
Pine pine taste. Did I mention pine?
Mellow and balanced, worth drinking...
Nice hoppy brew for the hop heads out there. It doesn't get much hoppier than this but still has a nice balance and not overly bitter.
Ok intro to SKA.

DrinkSlurm, Mar 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Davit, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.23/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deceivingly pale for an IPA. Pretty decent foam and ok lacing. I would rate this lower, but the color is a nice element of trickery.

Smell: Basically wet hay with some citrus hops. I have definitely smelled better...and worse.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Very crisp body, but the flavor is too mellow. Mostly hay and some faint lemon and pine.

Overall Drinkability: I was definitely disappointed with this.

tjsdomer2, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

bkrbdan, Mar 01, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed with my friend pschul4

A: Very little head. Dark orange/copper color that looks pretty inviting.

S: The smell is very promising, with strong, citrusy hop scents.

T: Good hoppy flavor that one can expect from an IPA. Not too strong, however, it lingers in the mouth for quite a while.

M: Very little carbonation and very smooth and drinkable. Incredibly good.

O: Great IPA. My only complaint is that I wish it had a little more of a hoppy flavor, but all in all a really good beer.

areich6, Mar 01, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a mix6 from Binny's shared with ariech6

A- Pours a dark gold with a lot of head (2") because I'm a newb pourer :(

S- Tons of big piney hops in the scent. I am developing high hopes for this one, please don't let me down

T- A decent amount of hops with a surprisingly tasty malt background. I am really enjoying this although it's far off from what I expected

M- Super creamy and smooth which is uncommon for an IPA but I am really digging this one

O- Awesome! It still blows my mind that a canned beer can be this great, can't wait to buy more of this one

pschul4, Mar 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

freehafe, Feb 28, 2012
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,109 ratings.