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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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2,294 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,294
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 217
Gots: 286 | 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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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.

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4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Light amber with a generous head that leaves significant lacing as it dissipates.

A nice citrus hop aroma.

For me the taste and mouthfeel just did not match up to the appearance of the beer. The citrus hops were there but not as pronounced as DFH or Sweetwater. The mouthfeel was a bit thinner. I think this IPA is not well balanced, it seemed very hop forward without anything to balance it out.

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3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can with a best before date of 05/22/12. Poured into my beer goblet. I purchased this while on a trip last weekend to Denver, thanks Oyvind!

Appearance: A very nice deep golden color with a clear view and little islands of foam atop. The head settled very quickly and was not much to begin with but did leave some decent lacing.

Smell: Nice pine forest sort of hoppy smell. The malts are difficult to pick out of the smell because the pine is strong.

Taste: There is a striking mineral hop note in the taste that is not prominent in the smell. I do not recall tasting anything quite like this before. The malt backbone compliments the hops well with a nice biscuit flavor. The dry taste is accompanied by a resiny hop bitterness on the finish. Because this beer is very dry, the perceived bitterness is stronger than expected.

Mouthfeel: The flavors of this medium bodied beer coat the mouth well and the carbonation is solid.

Overall: Not a bad entry into the IPA arena, just not my favorite. This one seemed a little unbalanced for my tastes. Was glad to have tried it, but probably will not seek it out again.

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Thanks to Beermasons for this and love that its a can and pours a see through light copper hue which leaves a very frothy three finger head and lacing everywhere looks nice,the smell is resinous piney hops with grapefruit and a touch of honey,the mouthfeel is abit light on for me and just over lightbodied with tastes of piney resinous hops first up followed by some stonefruit,a touch of redgum honey,piney hops,bitter juicy lemons and finished again with that piney hop bitterness and overall love the can apsect and even though its not over the top i could easily see this as a nice session drop just wish it would be the same price here as in the USA if ever released cheers.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
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