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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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92
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1,875 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,875
Reviews: 702
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 187
Gots: 158 | 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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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-10-2013 00:57:27 | More by DemoniChris
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BeerWizard

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I pick these up quite a bit, admittedly. Love the graphic on the can, and something about that deep green just suggests hops and refreshment. The first time I had one of these I was really surprised it poured as dark as it does; almost like a reddish-orange, totally clarified, and perfectly carbonated. Poured into a goblet with a nice one inch head that flattens out into a bubbly film that pretty much doesn't go away the whole time you're drinking it. The nose has a warm, tropical fruit profile, like pineapple and mango; and the malt gives it some vanilla and caramel aromas. Really nice. Flavor and mouthfeel-wise it's quite balanced. The caramel in the flavor is predominant and sweet, but the bitterness from the hops and alcohol keeps it tight - both satisfying and refreshing. Overall I think this is a great beer from Ska Brewing, and a great IPA overall.

Serving type: can

06-09-2013 00:49:30 | More by BeerWizard
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Harkrank

Sweden

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-08-2013 16:05:25 | More by Harkrank
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-07-2013 19:16:21 | More by BMart
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Ysgard

Virginia

3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pretty Darn good.

Appearance is slightly darker than typical of IPAs, orange into amber. Lacing isn't insane but exists.

The smell is just a touch of citrus with earthiness, and strong pine.

The taste is stronger of earth and Pine, with the citrus at the end. Crystal malts somewhat distract from the hops, but there is just enough maltiness overall that this is forgivable.

The mouthfeel is nothing to write home about. Nothing detracting, but slightly thicker than I want at this level of beer.

A good solid beer, but no Dale's.

Serving type: can

06-07-2013 14:58:01 | More by Ysgard
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-07-2013 00:04:29 | More by Lare453
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HalfNelson

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: A deep dark sunburst orange with a nice blonde two finger head that dissipates quickly. Nice thick lacing throughout

S: Very pleasant a lot of floral and fruity hops and good whiff of pine that comes through.

T: You get hit with an awesome rush of floral hops with great piney hops coming through saying hello. Then like waves in the ocean you get hit immediately right after with the delicious piney hops. Finishes very clean and leaves you wanting more.

M: very smooth and creamy almost silky.

O: I love this beer definitely one of my go to IPAs

Serving type: can

06-06-2013 05:16:38 | More by HalfNelson
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pinnser

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-05-2013 20:52:20 | More by pinnser
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apanloco

Sweden

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-05-2013 18:50:57 | More by apanloco
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SoberPhobic

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-05-2013 01:31:51 | More by SoberPhobic
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mdbilkey

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-03-2013 23:52:06 | More by mdbilkey
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can from The Cave, Glasgow (355ml, £3.29):
Bright amber with a nice sized, half centimetre tall head that stays well initially before turnings to a thick looking and solid lacing that is foamy and white looking.

Pine & floral hops with a strong, tropical fruit aroma that consists of some pineapple, peach and mango; all very refreshing. There is some grapefruit and some subdued malts with a slightly sweet and bitter end.

Sweet & tropical fruits to begin with, there is some pine and grapefruit with quite a bit of bitterness. There is some mango and floral flavours with a bit of a kick and some lighter caramel malts.There is also a lot of citrus too.

Medium with a creamy texture with some nice floral notes and plenty of bitterness. The finish is crisp and very dry one yet somehow still seems refreshing.

Great pine and floral hops with some excellent tropical fruit flavours that are strong but not quite overpowering. The bitterness levels are pretty high but the beer remains an easy one to drink and goes down particularly well.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 15:07:17 | More by flyingpig
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Leavittbeerguy

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-02-2013 00:59:06 | More by Leavittbeerguy
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Tom-Peters

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-31-2013 17:10:37 | More by Tom-Peters
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bhurley

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-30-2013 04:55:51 | More by bhurley
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guityler83

Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark orange to maroonish red hugh color. sustaining finger tall kahki colored head with big chunky lacing. Slight haze.

S: Tropical fruit (blueberry, melon, kiwi) hop precense, a little catty also. I don't detect any alcohol, but a hint of toasty malt.

T: Very in your face dank piney bitterness right on the first sip. The toasty malt character comes through in the middle as you feel your pallet adjust. it finishes with a familiar refreshing pine taste.

M: Oily texture as it washes down with moderate carbonation and low to mid-low body

O: As far as IPAs go this was middle of the road. If you like yours more bitter than aromatic with the emphasis on dank hops, this is for you.

Serving type: can

05-30-2013 01:34:16 | More by guityler83
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dwoolley1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-28-2013 23:04:12 | More by dwoolley1
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-28-2013 22:25:44 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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hopswap1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-28-2013 16:08:41 | More by hopswap1
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MeisterMayhem

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-28-2013 01:05:33 | More by MeisterMayhem
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BRLockwood

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-27-2013 18:45:18 | More by BRLockwood
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-27-2013 01:51:01 | More by smithj4
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metter98

New York

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off whit head that died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrus and pine resin are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of citrusy hops along with notes of caramel from the underlying malts along with a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather easy to drink hop-frward IPA and is a good representation of the style.

Serving type: can

05-27-2013 01:28:34 | More by metter98
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Hoptimus-Prime

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-26-2013 23:02:58 | More by Hoptimus-Prime
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windypete

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-26-2013 19:20:23 | More by windypete
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 1,875 ratings.