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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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Modus HoperandiModus Hoperandi

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2,228 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,228
Reviews: 735
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 210
Gots: 259 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single 12 oz. can.

A- Poured aggressively into a pint glass with a dark amber hue. Fluffy two finger head

S- Pine, citrus and floral hop notes followed by some fresh herbs, as well as bready and caramel malt

T- Some grapefruit, orange peel, and pine upfront with a big dose of bread and caramel malt that follows with a slight mint in the aftertaste. Much less hoppy compared to the nose.

M- Medium carbonation that’s has a little crisp at the beginning and finishes slightly dry

O- A nice session IPA. Really no sign of bitterness until the aftertaste, which leaves the taste buds craving more. First beer from Ska, and am interested in trying their other offerings.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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

This beer gives the lie to the perception that cans are somehow inferior to bottles (though there is probably no substance to this). Having previously tried the ESB (okay) the Modus is a step up. Presents a considerable dense head in the glass which dissipates over time; the color is quite dark, almost chestnut. Aroma is good, fairly piney citrus. Palate shows strong bitter taste, quite dry, bit of maltiness (compares with Hop Devil), good mouthfeel. Top class.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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

This is a really nice IPA. Not a whole lot of crystal malts messing up the place. Grapefruit and piney hops come through on the nose and on the tongue.

This is an IPA done right. The smell is bold enough, the taste is of citrusy/piney american hops and the malt balance takes a back seat.

I've been disappointed with ska in the past, but this is one nicely done IPA. Nice crisp mouthfeel. A hop head's delight for sure!

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

Appearance: Clear, deep golden orange, with a large, sticky off-white head, which retains very well. The lacing is thick and scattered, the carbonation is profuse.

Aroma: An absolutely massive aroma of pine, grapefruit rind, and sweet orange hops burst forth. There is sweet caramel mat as well, but the malt is quite secondary to the staggering hop aroma.

Taste: AS with the aroma, tasting yields a surge of hops, predominately pine, but grapefruit and sweet orange hops are present as well. The caramel malt presence seems understated, bu that is probably only when considered against the hops. In a lesser-hopped beer, the malt would probably stand out. That being said, while this is a very hoppy beer, it still seems graceful ad pleasing. Finishes with a lingering medicinal hop bitterness, The relatively high ABV (6.8%) is handled so artfully that it almost escapes notice.

Mouth feel: Soft and full with zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A very well-crafted and drinkable example.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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

A-pours a clear dark copper color with an -off white 1 finger head streaking lacing coates the glass
S-pine hops and citrus rind with sweet baked bread malts
T-pine hops right away and resinous citrus hop flavors its an oily hoppy brew its backed with a caramel/toffee sweet malt hit
M-medium carbonation dry and bitter with sweet malts
O-a sweet IPA with more pine than tropical notes with a bitter aftertaste

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,228 ratings.