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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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2,329 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,329
Reviews: 752
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 221
Gots: 298 | 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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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A gracious extra from xpimptastikx. Thanks Michael.

The beer is transparent and copper to orange in color. The aroma is the best aspect of the beer. Fresh, dank hop scents, nice notes of pine. Good flavor as well. Hop forward with a pleasant, lingering bitterness. Light to medium bodied with crisp carbonation. A solid IPA. I would have this again.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of QualityOverQty
3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

MH has good look, decent smell and, at best, decent taste. It has bitterness but not quite enough flavor to back it up. I'm not disappointed with it but for the price I don't think it measures up. The best way to put it is that is doesn't taste bad but rather bland or lacking.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of bens0n
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear orange caramelly color with a nice amount of creamy looking off-white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass.

It has an herbal and hoppy aroma, not overpoweringly hoppy though, theres something kind of peppery in it I can't quite put my finger on.

Flavor wise it starts out really smooth and then the hops take control, its not extremely hoppy on the finish but it leaves that bitter hops bite. Its actually fairly thick and wet for an IPA, I dig it.

Photo of Finatic
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a Myrcenary IPA pint glass.

A: Pours a dark orange hue with a nice white frothy head. Nice lacing retention throughout the glass.

S: Nice assortment of hops ranging from piney to citrus fruits.

T: Tastes just like it smells.

M: Full bodied and very well carbonated.

O: Just what I have come to expect from a Colorado IPA.

Photo of heygeebee
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ok - so apart from this being an IPA in a can, and pouring a wonderful deep orange copper colour with a lovely looking head, I find myself thinking 'another American IPA'.

Lacing is fabulous, it has all the grapefruit and orange rind flavours, goes down well, but at the end of the day....

It's just another American IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A deep copper appearance, but clear. 2 fingers, huge head! Nice sticky lacing all over the glass. This is how an IPA should always look!

S - Tons of piny, and citrusy hops.

T - Like the smell, tons of hops! Piny and citrusy! Very well balanced. Alcohol is pretty prevelant for a 6.5% brew, or I would have given it a 4.5

M - Full bodied and well carbonated!

O - About as good of an IPA out there. Very cool that it comes in cans. Wish I could get this in Georgia. Thanks to my bro who got this for me for Christmas, brought back while out west on vacation!

Photo of nickthegun12
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

now this is an ipa!!

a reddish, brown color with a beautiful white fluffy head...

smells of an assortment of hops!!....piney, some citrus, grapefruit

taste a lot like it smells....piney, citrus, grapefruit...

the feel is phenomenal creamy and very full bodied...

overall this is a fine ipa!

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,329 ratings.