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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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2,292 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,292
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 217
Gots: 284 | 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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4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from can into tulip

A- pours a hazy amber orange, with a 1-finger light caramel colored head with nice lacing. depending on how you pour, a thicker head is possible; seems to last somewhat.

S- sweet roasted malt, hops, pine, citrus and some caramel

T- sweet roasted malt, hops, grapefruit, some pine, maple syrup and butter

M- has an oily feeling which i enjoyed. still feels a tad thin on the mouth though not in a bad way... but the delicious head makes up for it. just stir your glass a bit before you take a drink and get some of that head in there. carbonation a tad low for me.

O- this is an excellent beer and well worth trying. the complexity of smell and taste are very impressive. this is a great IPA to have fun with trying to 'pick out' everything in it. somewhat bitter aftertaste (that i enjoyed). the bitterness of the hops and also the alcohol come out a bit more as it warms up. try this brew. Delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the can with a very hazy orange color, and a modest white head. This is certainly not the most fragrant IPA, but the aroma is pleasant. Nicely bitter in the flavor but certainly more balanced, characteristics of grapefruit. The texture is fine, with a glimmer of the citrusy bitterness lingering long after each sip. Overall, this is a good representation of the style.

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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Who says you can't get a good IPA from a can? This poured a dark amber with two finger head that stays around for most of the beer. Good lacing. Nose is good. Very good smelling beer. The beer isn't as balanced as I'd like with a little more hop than the malt. Overall still a good beer. Big props to beergynt for hooking me up with this one.

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3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Darker,Amber color to it with a nice,fluffy head to it.

Smell: Has some nice fruity, citrus smells to it followed my a sweet, malty smell. A little biscuit to it but barely.

Taste: Up front it has a nice bitterness followed my some carmel malt flavors. I had a feeling from the color of it that it would have a decent malt body to it but there is enough hops in it to let you know that this is a ipa.

Mouthfeel: Nice amount of carbonation that lends to a easy to drink ipa.

Overall: I like this ipa but am not a huge fan of the malt bill. Although i like my ipa's on the bitter side- I also like a little malt backbone but not too much of one. Pretty good ipa overall.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

This beer came to me as an extra in a trade. I'm really glad it did because this IPA was a big surprise. I'm partial to IPA's with citrus notes that are well balanced. This one had a hint of citrus but is strong on the pine smell and taste. Pine dominant beers usually aren't my thing, but it works so well with this beer that it was a great change from my usual rotation of IPA's. The balance comes in with a nice malt finish that sneeks in just enough sweetness to make this beer very drinkable. I recommend that you seek Modus out if you can buy it in your area.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,292 ratings.