Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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2,239 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,239
Reviews: 736
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 213
Gots: 263 | 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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4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - caramel copper colored ale topped with a frothy ivory head
S - piny citric nose with grapefruit and caramel
T - sweet, caramel and bready malt is followed by pungent, bitter grapefruit and pine
M - resinous and medium bodied, pine lingers with a rather balanced finish
O - always a very solid go-to IPA, nice to come back to this one every once in awhile

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like it. Heavy but not muddy. Recently moved from new England to Colorado. Lots of ipa, but this has become one oF my go to brands. Need more characters to post. Need more characters to post. Need 250 characters to post. Onigosh is this enough, need one more,

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4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Bottom of can says Best By FEB14.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick bubbly ring around the edge of the glass and random bubbly splotches of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves clots behind on the glass.

S- Earthy, herbal hop aroma that's pungent and dank. Plenty of cereal grain malt sweetness to accompany the hops making for an enticing combo.

T- Aggressively bitter hop flavor with notes of pine and grapefruit. The malt does a great job of providing just enough breadiness and sweetness to offset the intense bitterness and complement the citrus notes from the hops.

M- Sharp from the hops but the bite doesn't linger too long which is impressive considering how bitter it is in the front. Also quite oily and resiny with medium
carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- A hop bomb done the right way. The contrasting balance keeps me coming back for more sips.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chill haze dark bronze, with lumpy, stiff french vanilla-white meringue head that leaves chunky speckled sheets.
Stupendous floral, orange, caramel, skunk, lemon Italian ice, fresh hop nose.
Soft toffee up front with big lemon sorbet, spruce, and sugared grapefruit hops.
Pink grapefruit juice finish and pithy linger.
Lt-med, round, slight cling, creamy.

Malt sweetness evidences as straight sugar, which pulls off the trick of the malts being minimal yet balancing. And then comes lots of bright, juicy pale citrus - lemon and grapefruit. 70+ IBUs are nowhere to be found. So sessionable, even good for rookies.

Stands right up there with Racer 5 as the epitome of C hop goodness.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,239 ratings.