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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,006 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,006
Reviews: 715
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 200
Gots: 204 | 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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larryarms847

Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.1%

07-26-2013 23:46:38 | More by larryarms847
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Bowers-Brew

Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -7%

A - Extra dark body with crisp puffy white head

S - More pine notes than citrus - pleasant hop aroma

T - Malty start with hop middle and bitter finish. Good, but would have preferred more depth and a bit more balance.

M - Nice carbonation and creamy texture gives it a heartier feel.

O - Good beer. I like it enough to drink it again, but I wasn't wowed by anything.

07-26-2013 22:17:53 | More by Bowers-Brew
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CatapultDowntown

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-26-2013 02:29:49 | More by CatapultDowntown
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-23-2013 01:13:24 | More by WOLFGANG
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leinie13

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-21-2013 02:55:13 | More by leinie13
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-20-2013 02:39:15 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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jmoses11

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-18-2013 00:53:20 | More by jmoses11
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-17-2013 19:57:55 | More by gpblackgt
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pastramionrye7

Germany

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-17-2013 01:24:59 | More by pastramionrye7
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E_Cox

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-15-2013 08:41:43 | More by E_Cox
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-14-2013 23:17:06 | More by jaswilson2
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-14-2013 01:54:27 | More by zekeman17
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Gerred

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-13-2013 03:52:44 | More by Gerred
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-13-2013 02:39:57 | More by jderosia603
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donna9391

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-12-2013 23:36:57 | More by donna9391
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-12-2013 04:19:28 | More by jeff1973
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kemoarps

Washington

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%

The initial pour is super enticing. Rich deep amber, crisp and clear with a big frothy head that dissipates leaving minimal reminders of its time on earth.

A bubblegum maltiness underpins the piney and grapefruit hops. I love this aroma combination. almost a cedar character to it that endears it immediately to this PNWers heart.

The taste sees less of the malt than the nose, as the hops take front stage. A combination of citrus and evergreen bursts forth, but even without any readily prominent malt flavour it still feels whole and balanced. The citus is somewhat pithy with some ruby grapefruit, and the evergreen is mainly pine sap, but there's that nagging cedar presence that reminds me of my childhood home and really pushes this to a higher plane for me.

resinous and oily, the little carbonation stabs with the spices to provoke complete gibberish from this reviewer. The fact that this is a production shelf beer that is readily available in my area makes me very ha(o)ppy.
Buy it. Drink it. Skank along with it in your hand. Just enjoy it!!

07-12-2013 03:46:13 | More by kemoarps
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

12 fl oz. can, with best by date of October 08, 2013 printed on the bottom lip of the can. I haven't had this stuff in quite some time, but I remember liking it a lot last time I drank it. My third beer from Ska Brewing Co.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Gentle pour yields one finger of doughy fluffy off-white / tan colored head on top of a nice coppery dark orange colored body. Lots of sediment maneuvering around the glass, and some bubbles lazily floating to the top. Thin cavernous lacing streaking down the glass.

S - Smell is initially of bitter piney hops and citric grapefruit, but mellows out quickly. Not a very powerful aroma, but decent.

T - Taste follows the nose: bitter grapefruit & pine hops, sugary tea leaf sweetness, malts, & some alcohol heat on the finish.

M - Feel is dry and bitter, with some intense hop resins coating the palate. Bit of heat on the finish, again.

Overall, this is probably the best beer I've tried from Ska Brewing Co. as of yet, and it stands as a pretty decent IPA. Not a groundbreaking beer by any means, but highly palatable and insanely drinkable, and reasonably priced. A winner for sure.

Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi ---4/5.

07-12-2013 03:16:26 | More by mfnmbvp
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-12-2013 01:07:57 | More by lucasj82
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Dusty6467

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-11-2013 23:08:39 | More by Dusty6467
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peteh2112

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-11-2013 02:57:50 | More by peteh2112
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oilcan01

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-11-2013 00:01:36 | More by oilcan01
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mpenning13

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-10-2013 00:46:33 | More by mpenning13
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-09-2013 02:18:24 | More by HarmonMW
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

07-08-2013 02:40:32 | More by jzlyo
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,006 ratings.