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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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2,132 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,132
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 209
Gots: 234 | 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%

BradShook, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

FUwolfpacker, Oct 09, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +1%

randeezy74, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz pint at the Alamo Drafthouse Denver (actually out in Littleton).

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber hue, with one finger of foamy, mostly creamy beige head, which leaves a speckled wall of fuzzy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of pine resin, orange and grapefruit pith, caramel cream malt, and a further floral bitter hoppiness. The taste is a whole lot more astringent, the fruity hops gaining a certain metallic edge, the malt twisting closer to a bready sort of nature, and an edgy perfume essence arising.

The carbonation is a bit peppy, but mostly easygoing, the body medium-light in weight, and teetering in its smoothness. It finishes fairly dry, the perfumed and crackery notes persisting.

A decent enough hop-heavy IPA, even if said hops go off the reservation a bit. The metallic, flinty character might make a huge dent in the overall desire for another, that is if there weren't already so many other options around here.

biboergosum, Oct 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

pathman, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

famous_mortimur, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

wr3ck00n, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

ToddThompson, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Dicers, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

outoffocus, Oct 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

runawaycyborg, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

TonyJ815, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of kell50
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can purchased at Whole Foods for $2. No freshness date found. Poured into a snifter.

A- Pours amber/copper like color with roughly an inch of a super fluffy head which dissipated quite slowly. Moderate lacing was left down the glass.

S- Again, this can didn't have a freshness date, but damn, it's gotta be fresh. Big blast of piney hops followed by some mild citrus such as grapefruit, lemon, black pepper, and orange peel.

T- Taste follows the nose. Pine, grapefruit, lemon, orange peel and fresh cut grass. The finish is quite bitter. (This has got to be the coldest canned IPA I've ever had.)

M- Moderate amount of carbonation with a medium body. Super drinkable.

O- I love this beer. I don't usually crave this beer, nor seek it out, but whenever I pop a can I always wonder why. Oh, the price is pretty aweome too at $8-$9 a six pack.


kell50, Oct 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Parker9000, Oct 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Todd, Oct 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Cronkite11, Oct 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Bunchy, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

emwild12, Sep 30, 2013
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
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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

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

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

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

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

jkroese, Sep 25, 2013
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,132 ratings.