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Modus Hoperandi - Ska Brewing Co.

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2,183 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,183
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 210
Gots: 247 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.9%

alysmith4, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

marct, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

inspektor, Jan 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

WritersBlock, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Flabbyjandro, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

mkennedy119, Oct 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

MNBeer1017, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of afksports
3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hmm. Cool can, man. But damn I'm all dried out. And it wasn't totally worth it. You see, I'm sitting here cooking some food (veggie sausage with peppers and onions) and thinking about all the good fist-pumping beers I've had. And then this Modus Hoperandi hops along and gets all up in my palate and I'm not Jersey Shorin' it anymore.

It looks fantastic-- deep amber hues the body as the lace takes over the glass and the head stays on top saying drink me. But the smell is less appealing, consisting of mostly pine and some sea / earth type of stuff. Maybe some grapefruit zest but hardly any citrus or malt. It tastes clean but drying. And that gets clingy. At 6.8% it goes down easy, but the cling of that hippy dryness isn't balanced, and I'm forced to think of ex-girlfriends.

I'll probably finish it. I mean, I'm pretty good at drinking beer. And although it definitely hits that dry hop head note, it's off key for me.

Still, it's not unredeemable, and there are some really well done parts to it - outside of the great label - so this beer settles right in there at average to slightly above.

Which is more than I can say for my cooking.

afksports, Jul 14, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

CarolinaKev, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

LightnerLiquorKS, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

zbooks, Jun 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

lakersfan16, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

jriggins6, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

dsauter, Jun 14, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

aoampm, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can, best by 5/29/11, to a pint glass.

A - The beer pours a very slightly hazy copper/amber color with a HUGE 3 finger fluffy white head with great retention and lacing.

S - A nice aroma of orange, grapefruit, mango, and pine hop character. A bit of of sweetness prevelant. Very nice.

T - The beer hits with the resiny oily hop character with flavors found on the nose. The middle of the beer brings the bitterness with melds with a nice crisp malt character. The beer finishes with a fruity hop character to match the bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with a little carbonation. Very smooth. Good.

D - Yes.

Overall, this is a very good American IPA. I would buy it again without hesitation and strongly recommend it.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: can

hopfacebrew, Jan 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

vcoggins, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

sunofneurot, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

ethanmc12, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of zimm421
3.51/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can marked best by 13 NOV 13. Poured into a tulip. Only a small amount of head appeared, but wasn't an overly aggressive pour. Retention is good with some decent lacing. Color is dark amber, and the head is off-white.

Nose is fairly sweet, but there is good tropical fruit and citrus coming through. Taste is simply very bitter, with a bit of tropical fruit and pine. Not much else seems to be going on here; starts out bitter, some of the sweetness coming through in the middle, but then finishes extremely bitter as well. The aftertaste sticks around for quite a while as well.

The feel has good carbonation, but finishes pretty sticky. Just not clean enough for me here. Overall, this is a straight hop bomb, with tons of bitterness coming through. Almost a bit too much for me, as the bitterness covers up most of the flavor. Not bad, but expected a bit more from this.

zimm421, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

krl2112, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

mcdsports, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of RoamingGnome
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to ncketchum for the opportunity to give this one a go. Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass. Served chilled...

A) Nice looking amber, good clarity. There were two fingers worth of cream colored head, which had nice retention, eventually settling to a dusting. Layers of sticky lacing were left on the glass. Good looking brew...

S) Decent malt presence on the nose, primarily a caramel aroma. Plenty of tropical fruit, pineapple, fruit cocktail syrup. There is light grass/pine. A very enticing scent.

T) Does not quite live up to the nose. The flavor is just not quite as pronounced. There is light caramel and tropical fruit, but really what stands out from my perspective was lots of citrus peel tingle and light alcohol.

M) A lighter medium body, pretty well carbonated. It's fairly smooth overall, right up to the slightly dry, zesty rind finish. The aftertaste lingers a bit.

O) This was a very enjoyable IPA. It's not readily available in these parts, but I won't lose much sleep over that fact. Even so, it was definitely worth a try. Glad to recommend...

RoamingGnome, Sep 04, 2012
Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 2,183 ratings.