Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.
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3.6/5 rDev -12.8%
I drank this beer out of a can at a local beer shoppe. The smell is a very strong, hoppy, leafy smell. It's a very original smell. The mouthfeel is very light, with a very light carbonation. The taste is pretty good. It has that typical bitter, hoppy IPA taste, with a bitter aftertaste. It leaves a chewy feeling in your mouth. Overall, a decent IPA, I would recommend this beer
11-20-2011 02:50:36 | More by Meshuggah135
4.13/5 rDev 0%
A: Dark amber/copper hue with a thick and steady head--looks like bread rising; lacing is great
S: Lots of citrus rind, grapefruit, pine, tea leaves, pineapple--this is every bit of hop awesomeness that you would want in an American IPA; some sweet bready malts but mostly just a hop explosion
T: Citrus and pine hop bitterness upfront but not quite the explosion experienced from the aroma; actually more balanced than expected with a slightly sweet bready malt presence coming through
F: Nice medium, sticky, and oily beer
O: Great IPA from Ska; so hop forward, refreshing, and awesome--why don't I drink this more often?
11-17-2011 01:42:33 | More by dbossman
4.22/5 rDev +2.2%
12 oz. can into Duvel tulip. Marked "Best By 11/2011." Shipped back from trip to Santa Fe.
A: Slightly cloudy, amber; 1/2" beige head that drops quickly and leaves thin, consistent lacing.
S: Sweet caramel; some vanilla & pine.
T: Citrus, then caramel malt, followed by quick emergence of piney bitterness that lingers.
M: Medium body and light carbonation; rich; slightly bitter finish, though neither wet nor dry.
O: A very solid IPA, with full scale hops -- one I wish was distributed in WI.
11-15-2011 03:07:34 | More by bierbrauer
4.28/5 rDev +3.6%
Poured in Belgian style beer glass. Dark copper hue with 1 finger head, big lacing.
Smells piney, nice floral but with citrus overtones. I can smell some centennial hops but usually like more aroma upfront for this style beer.
Mouthfeel has bigger malt than hop upfront but I can taste some big hops at the end like cascade or simcoe. Balanced carbonation.
A unique approach and excellent example of American IPA. I really enjoyed it and will be getting more.
11-13-2011 22:58:06 | More by Durtdiggler
3.23/5 rDev -21.8%
12 oz can served in a standard pint glass:
A - Pours a transparent copper color with a 1.5 finger head of decent cream. The head recedes rather quickly, but leaves a nice amount of lacing.
S - Sweet honey, musty hops, grapefruit and pine. Standard fare, though inviting.
T - Much maltier than expected. Sweet caramel opens, followed by some bittering hops. Less pronounced flavors than predicted by the nose. Bitter on the climax, but well balanced.
M - Smooth, and almost light bodied. Not traditional, but works well.
D - Decent overall, but not great. Doesn't embody the style very well at all.
11-11-2011 01:55:01 | More by blakelive784
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,006 ratings.