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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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Modus HoperandiModus Hoperandi

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2,355 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,355
Reviews: 758
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 220
Gots: 315 | FT: 7
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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Ratings: 2,355 | Reviews: 758
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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.

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3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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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.

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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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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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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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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
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