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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,006 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,006
Reviews: 715
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 199
Gots: 204 | 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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Jenkster4

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-20-2011 04:17:28 | More by Jenkster4
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Meshuggah135

North Carolina

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
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brobeerbot

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-19-2011 03:29:57 | More by brobeerbot
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BigMilkDan

California

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-18-2011 20:50:30 | More by BigMilkDan
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Brew33

Ohio

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-18-2011 14:50:16 | More by Brew33
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67couple

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-18-2011 00:22:41 | More by 67couple
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cpinto6

Georgia

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-17-2011 19:35:22 | More by cpinto6
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-17-2011 07:52:26 | More by ej285701
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dbossman

Nebraska

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
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freduardo

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-16-2011 05:24:57 | More by freduardo
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Mosley1212

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-15-2011 22:03:42 | More by Mosley1212
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-15-2011 16:32:02 | More by NCbeerpirate
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mater

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

11-15-2011 13:29:10 | More by mater
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leeswagerty

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-15-2011 06:44:45 | More by leeswagerty
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-15-2011 05:49:24 | More by Exiled
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moserine

Colorado

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-15-2011 04:52:58 | More by moserine
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mjtiernan

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-15-2011 04:20:18 | More by mjtiernan
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IpeeA

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-15-2011 03:26:35 | More by IpeeA
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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

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
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-14-2011 23:03:19 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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Adamostella

Washington

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-14-2011 22:24:17 | More by Adamostella
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sbricker

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-14-2011 19:29:43 | More by sbricker
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-14-2011 17:48:20 | More by Jspriest
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Durtdiggler

Illinois

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
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blakelive784

Colorado

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.