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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,114 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,114
Reviews: 722
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 208
Gots: 233 | 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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Photo of zimm421
3.51/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can marked best by 13 NOV 13. Poured into a tulip. Only a small amount of head appeared, but wasn't an overly aggressive pour. Retention is good with some decent lacing. Color is dark amber, and the head is off-white.

Nose is fairly sweet, but there is good tropical fruit and citrus coming through. Taste is simply very bitter, with a bit of tropical fruit and pine. Not much else seems to be going on here; starts out bitter, some of the sweetness coming through in the middle, but then finishes extremely bitter as well. The aftertaste sticks around for quite a while as well.

The feel has good carbonation, but finishes pretty sticky. Just not clean enough for me here. Overall, this is a straight hop bomb, with tons of bitterness coming through. Almost a bit too much for me, as the bitterness covers up most of the flavor. Not bad, but expected a bit more from this.

zimm421, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

MSandahl23, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of HookemHops13
3.5/5  rDev -15%

HookemHops13, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Boilerfood
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Boilerfood, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of mrmitsui29
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

mrmitsui29, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Jame515, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of jkroese
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

jkroese, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of brurevu
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Modus Hoperandi was excellent. It was thirst quenchingly delicious and the initial grapefruit and citrus hop flavors made my mouth water. As the beer began to warm a more piney hop taste appeared on the back end coating my palate with hoppy deliciousness. The Modus Hoperandi is a beautiful copper colored brew that is a fantastic IPA.

brurevu, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of ECalebrews449
4/5  rDev -2.9%

ECalebrews449, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev -2.9%

woodchip, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of WynnO
3.5/5  rDev -15%

WynnO, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Lobina
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Lobina, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of rapayn01
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

rapayn01, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Tertullian007
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Tertullian007, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of TheBrk
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

TheBrk, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of rxthree
3.75/5  rDev -9%

rxthree, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of BKotch
4/5  rDev -2.9%

BKotch, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of matjack85
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up at the local Jewel-Osco store as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making it $1.67 for a single 12oz can. There is some kind of code on the side of the can but it's a mish mash of letters and numbers that make no sense, so as far as I'm concerned there is no freshness date.

The beer poured a cloudy golden/orange color with a huge 3-finger white head that lasted several minutes. The lacing was also incredible.

The aroma was a nice mix of pine and citrus hops.

Pine and grapefruit hop flavors dominate the taste, but there is also plenty of sweet caramel malt for balance. Lots of bitterness, but it's not harsh. 65 IBU's.

Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, medium bidied, with moderate carbonation. Nice lingering butter aftertaste.

This is a delicious IPA.

matjack85, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.44/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A- Clean copper with mild carbonation leading to a foamy off white head. Lacing absolutely coats the inside of the glass. Film of head retains throughout. Delicious looking IPA

S- Big west cost style nose. Lots of citrus and fresh pine trees. Somewhat dank. Mainly just hops, but not an overly powerful nose for the style

T- Hop forward again. A little more pine that citrus detected here. It is as bitter as it claims as it attempts to pound the palate into submission with hop oils. The hop profile seems a little discombobulated, if not messy. A lack of malt gives this one a "hot" quality as it goes down, but then it redeems itself with a surprisingly smooth finish.

M- Fairly drinkable, mild carbonation, bitter as can be, but not too dry

O- Looks great, but just seems to lack anything truly inspiring in my opinion. Better than average, but doesn't really set itself apart from a very competitive pack

Bosoxfan20, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Brendog9
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Brendog9, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.83/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark amber, almost reddish, with thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing is excellent. Nice citric, piney hops aroma. Malty taste up front, quickly followed by a piney hoppy bitterness with a citrus flavor right at the end. A bitter citric flavor predominates the aftertaste. There is excellent transition between the malts and hops. Excellent beer. One of my favorites

jngrizzaffi, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of ISmith87
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a nice copper amber color with about 2 fingers of off white head that dissipates down to a thick film of bubbles, leaving thick lacing on the glass. Can is cool.

Smell is citrusy/grapefruit/piney hops, with some bready malt smell too.

Taste is grapefruit and pine needles. Nice bitter bite to this one.

Mouthfeel is light-medium, lots of bitterness in the aftertaste, alc completely covered.

Nice IPA, nothing to write home about. The most impressive part to me was the rich, clear color.

ISmith87, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of mcdsports
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

mcdsports, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of evanforbeer
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours a deep ruby-orange with filmy white head.

aroma- smells of stone fruit and citrus hops! and some sweet malt- very effervescent!

taste- hits with orangey hoppiness up front, lemonade and stone fruit, soft grapefruit, some herbal and soft floral character, and malt, finishes bitter with more herbal notes/pine and biscuity malt

feel- medium bodied, fairly boozy for 6.8 abv, i don't know how much of this you could take down

a great IPA. reminds me of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed in some of its flavor profile. But alas some great flavor here on its own. Not a ton of bite from the hops but vibrant flavor.

evanforbeer, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Norseman
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Norseman, Sep 10, 2013
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,114 ratings.