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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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2,078 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,078
Reviews: 720
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 201
Gots: 229 | 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 Leftbob
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Once over the can presentation which I admit should not be limiting this is a VERY nice IPA

While appearance is a function of handling it pours well and is well behaved poured into a tilted pint but responds well to a vertical pour with a nice head on a clear dark amber body.

The beer laces well (not that I have the slightest idea of why this is important other than being visually interesting) and has a strong pine scent with a citrus (grapefruit ) finish to its aroma.

The taste mirrors aroma with a stronger bitter base which is a good thing.

All in all a VERY drinkable IPA. Its a nice balance of tart and bitter which for me makes for an IPA that one can ask for another pour...

Leftbob, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of drunkin_monk
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

drunkin_monk, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of hopivore
5/5  rDev +21.4%

hopivore, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Ltserge10
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Ltserge10, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of BigMikesNC
4/5  rDev -2.9%

BigMikesNC, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of pegordon
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

pegordon, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of godzillalad
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

godzillalad, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Susanaoror
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Susanaoror, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Tropicalthomsen
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Tropicalthomsen, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of EighchBrews
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into tulip glass. Hazy, honey color at the edges while the middle of the glass is a dark, brownish-orange. A nice fluffy off-white head rests on the surface. A few swirls leave a bit of lacing on the glass. The smell is wonderful. Definite notes of grapefruit give way to just enough sweet malty aroma. Smells like a boiling kettle of freshly hopped wort! The taste is a bit more hop forward than I was expecting after smelling the beer. The flavor is basically hops from start to finish, however the amount of malt in there keeps the bitterness from being over the top. Carbonation is maybe a bit much, definitely tingles the tongue and in combination with the low malt presence, leaves the palate dry and ready for another drink. Could easily drink a few of these. Good beer. Nice to have an IPA this refreshing in a can.

EighchBrews, Jan 23, 2010
Photo of elezotte
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%

elezotte, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of drewy813
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear copper. Decent head that dissipates over time leaving small layer. Lacing is light, but present.

Smells great. Sweet, little hints of fruitiness, some light spicing, fresh hops.

Taste is slightly better than average. First sip brings out the fullness of the is IPA, hop flavor is good, slight taste that reminds me of the color present, but not too bad. Flavor lingers at the back of the throat for too long.

Carbonation is spot on. But feels somewhat 'greasy'.

Drinkability is low... I crave one every now and then, but I couldn't drink it back to back.

drewy813, Mar 11, 2011
Photo of wstuart
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a decent brew, but i think the can bottling technique makes the beer a bit sour and slightly dry. bitter and hoppy, modus is a fun summer ipa. hot days and beaches seem to mix very well with hoperandi. i havent had this brew too many times, but i wont be looking for it specifically next time i go shoppin'. smells like opium...just sayin.

wstuart, Mar 11, 2011
Photo of bigherb713
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

bigherb713, Feb 08, 2013
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1/5  rDev -75.7%

jonny_fairplay, May 20, 2012
Photo of Tickon
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Tickon, Jul 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

AntiZach, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

jeffgossett, Oct 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

jj4258, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of HillsdaleHops
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

HillsdaleHops, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of sampstar
3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can to pint glass.

Light copper amber color.

i smell light fruit tones but mostly pine.

Taste - For the first few drinks, the bitter then the pine was not pleasing to my old taste buds. Pine is just not what i typically look for, however, after the taste buds got accustomed to it, i enjoy it.

Easy drinker. Leaves you with a citrus pine taste.

sampstar, Feb 10, 2011
Photo of Brian83
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Brian83, May 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

JohnMays, Sep 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

cguidry44, Jan 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

ipakingdom, Jul 23, 2014
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,078 ratings.