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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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Modus HoperandiModus Hoperandi

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2,286 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,286
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 215
Gots: 281 | 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 AmitC
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a snifter. Best by date of 4/7/2013

Color is amber. Some haze and may be very fine suspensions. A good one finger thick off white head with excellent retention. Some very good lacing on the sides. Calm, translucent and with no bubbles.

Aroma is a lot of earthy and weed like hops. A little bit of pine flavor. Grapefruit notes. Strength is good.

Taste has some well balanced bitterness throughout. A nice slight bitter finish. A good amount of grapefruit and other citrus notes. Nice bread like malt.

Mouth feel is medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation. Well balanced yet delicious.

Photo of blindtiger24
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep amber / copper color that is cloudy. Two finger frothy head that is sticky.

S: Strong floral and citrus and slight pine aromas.

T: Slight orange citrus sweetness on the front followed by sharp bitterness. Spicy, piney resinous hops cloak your tongue, and a bit of malt, biscuit, and caramel flavors seep in, but that bitterness clings to your taste buds.

M: A full bodied beer that dries the tongue due to the oily hop resin. Relief does come from the caramel malts which slightly diminishes the bitterness. Gentle carbonation and warm finish on the throat.

O: A staple of hop bomb canned beers. Even with it's huge hop bitterness, the flavor and mouthfeel isn't astringent or harsh. The caramel flavors stick around on the tongue and blend with the resin, but the drying effect is a bit much.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,286 ratings.