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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,843 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,843
Reviews: 702
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 184
Gots: 149 | 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:
65 IBU

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 03-03-2009)
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elniko

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass. According to label bottled during third week of May.

A: Pretty deep rich amber with less head than I expected but very nice heavy lacing. Good looking IPA.

S: Surprisingly sweet on the nose. A little caramel with some piney notes as well. Quite interesting.

T & M: Taste comes across as pretty standard West Coast IPA as compared with the nose. There is some sweet maltiness up front but the finish is nice bitterness. Balance solid, slight citrus tones are apparent as well.

D: Quite drinkable, this just came to the Metroplex and I would not be opposed to buying again. Definitely the first Ska brew that I have been impressed with.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2009 22:27:46 | More by elniko
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oldvines

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-05-2012 02:36:06 | More by oldvines
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-22-2012 22:35:20 | More by jacewg
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SimonTja

Sweden

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-11-2013 19:15:28 | More by SimonTja
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-13-2013 20:58:47 | More by spycow
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jrhottle

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-10-2014 17:40:17 | More by jrhottle
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Lost_Medic

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-08-2014 21:31:26 | More by Lost_Medic
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

12-29-2013 14:00:13 | More by Schmoog
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-21-2013 21:16:02 | More by JKV96
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blackcompg

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12oz can...

Appearance - Poured nearly 2 fingers of eggshell head, color of the beer is a transparent deep orange copper, looks fantastic. Light webbed lacing coats the entire glass.

Smell - Pineapple, citrus, grapefruit, fresh green hops.

Taste - Whoah, tons of fresh, brite citrus. Grapefruit, orange zest, lemons, also fresh green floral hops, and then bitter citruses, grapefruit rinds and some pine long into the finish. There is a light pineapple citrus malt sweetness that comes along for the entire ride.

Mouthfeel - Lite to medium mouthfeel, fairly ample medium carb, lots of crisp edges from the carb that transition to the more bitter and dryer citrus and hop flavors that go long into the finish.

Overall - This IPA is so brite and refreshing, a real eye opener. Just the slightest sweetness in the back, but so well balanced. Great complexity of citrus fruits and peels, and fresh green floral hops, an excellent beer.

Serving type: can

04-13-2012 04:05:50 | More by blackcompg
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seanhug

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-24-2012 01:08:47 | More by seanhug
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Jordan444

Nevada

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-22-2014 02:18:43 | More by Jordan444
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monitorpop

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-19-2014 04:33:53 | More by monitorpop
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mikeradebaugh

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-27-2012 02:28:47 | More by mikeradebaugh
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cvalleskey

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-02-2014 01:56:29 | More by cvalleskey
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loverofthecraft

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-05-2014 06:19:22 | More by loverofthecraft
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Camjmorton

Arizona

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-31-2014 21:23:12 | More by Camjmorton
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moarmare

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-29-2013 21:33:25 | More by moarmare
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-18-2012 03:24:03 | More by DonFrap
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MayLattimore

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the can with a very hazy orange color, and a modest white head. This is certainly not the most fragrant IPA, but the aroma is pleasant. Nicely bitter in the flavor but certainly more balanced, characteristics of grapefruit. The texture is fine, with a glimmer of the citrusy bitterness lingering long after each sip. Overall, this is a good representation of the style.

Serving type: can

09-27-2011 19:56:10 | More by MayLattimore
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid IPA. Pours amber with a decent head, and some scant lacing. Lovely citrus aromas up front, followed by a hit of pine, and some clean, sweet malt on the back end. Very balanced in the taste, with the citrus and pine playing nicely together, and with some nice herbal flavors up front as well. The finish has a nice lingering bitterness that is well supported by the sweet malt. A nice beer.

Serving type: can

07-31-2012 01:46:02 | More by Georgiabeer
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acbe

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-27-2013 01:59:18 | More by acbe
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jhitchco

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-31-2012 11:36:57 | More by jhitchco
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nzerbe

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-04-2013 02:40:52 | More by nzerbe
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jondavidsson

Sweden

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-07-2014 10:54:41 | More by jondavidsson
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,843 ratings.