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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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2,329 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,329
Reviews: 752
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 221
Gots: 298 | 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:
Beer added by: GilGarp on 03-03-2009

65 IBU
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4.44/5  rDev +8%

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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Nothing special here, just an average golden pour with medium head, medium retention

S. Smells of grapefruit, lemon rinds and pine. really hoppy.

T: Nice and bitter. The taste mirrors the nose. The fruit accents from the hops are nice and tart!

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, medium stickiness left in the mouth from the hops.

D: This is a REAL good go-to beer for picnics, poker with buddies, or just when you want to pound a few great beers but don't want to pop open a bomber of something fancy.

VERY drinkable!

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Sallerj
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a classic American IPA. It has a strong, funky, citrusy aroma. It has a ton of resiny bitterness (but none of the oniony bitterness that I hate). It has enough malt to back it up, while not leaving any doubt that hops are the star of the show. It has a firm, lingering, bitter, finish. There's a little too much stickiness for the ABV. Overall, delicious.

Photo of MeowTom
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A very clean nice head. It's not super huge, but it sticks around for a bit and when it dissipates it goes to a single ring around the edge. It's a very lovely light reddish amber in color, very clear.

S- Hoppy, with notes of citrus and pine. Not very over powering, but a very wonderful smell.

T- Crisp bitter hop flavor, the malt comes through the more you sip it. I feel like it is super refreshing with its clean flavor.

M- Light and a bit of stickiness on the back of my throat with the first few sips.. Carbonation has a awesome light tingle to it. The more you drink it the thickness starts to pile up, in a good.

O- A wonderful IPA that I would be proud to drink in front of my friends no mater what their thoughts on can beers are. My opinion, poor it in a glass and get over where it came from.

Photo of TheBeerDog
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Carlwalker
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of ChristianBlack
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the can! Poured into a glass. Nice looking color and head generated. Good carbonation. And, it smelled wonderful. Nice and hoppy! Great taste. Really enjoyed it. Mouthfeel was good and overall this beer belongs in the family of really good ipas.

Photo of Inflames
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first can was at the Flagstaff brewing co. a few days later picked up a six pack in Albuquerque, then a week later another sixer at a different place in Albuquerque.
My first experience was, "wow this stuff is delicious" second time was, "I love this and I wish it were was available in California. The 3rd place I got this at, there was a noticable off flavor to the brew. I hope this is a rare instance.
Easily one of my new favorite brews, I will seek this out when I get back to an area this is sold.
A very average looking IPA, the selling point is the flavor and aroma, fresh citrus and pine engulf the senses with much pleasure. Some super hoppy brews aren't easy drinkers but this isn't one of those. I find myself moving on to the second without a second thought.
Proud of Ska for creating such a tasty IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of PaleZombie
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ordered this one on tap at Wings Over Broadway.

A- Beautiful color, amber/copper like color to it with about 1 finger worth of head which dissipated fairly slowly. Moderate lacing was left on the glass.

S- This had a wonderful smell to it, the first whif was filled with a blast of hops followed by some mild citrusy sent such as grapefruit, lemon, and orange.

T- Taste of hops and some citrus with a fairly bitter finish.

M- Moderate to high amounts of carbonation with a medium body which was pretty pleasant.

O- I enjoyed this one, still a bit bitter for me but I am new to IPA's and I'm really starting to like them. Give this one a try if you get a chance.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.8/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of ebraun
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Poured a deep copper with a pillow-y sticky head that left a goodly amount of lacing down the glass.

S: Hops and more hops. Pine up front fading to grapefruit.

T: Whoo wee. A lot going on here. The nose would lead you to believe it's going to be nothing but hops. The taste however is quite complex. After the hop bite fades it mellows to pineapple and a touch of caramel and vanilla. Really, really great.

M: Surprisingly smooth and creamy with a little peppery burn in the back of the mouth. Not a terribly dry finish.

D: Very drinkable, not really a session beer, but you could knock back a few, for sure.

Funny packaging with comic on the bottom of the sixer. I like the sort of attitude of this brewery, different and fun.

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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,329 ratings.