Modus Hoperandi | Ska Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
skabrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American-style India Pale Ale with a deep golden-orange color. Bitter and hoppy, with a surprisingly smooth finish.

Hops: Centennial, Columbus, Cascade
88 IBU
18 SRM

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,457
Reviews:
825
Ratings:
2,783
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
257
Gots:
529
Trade:
7
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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, best before 3/15/2019. Pours slightly hazy deep golden/orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, melon, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, caramel, cracker, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, melon, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, caramel, cracker, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, melon, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, caramel, cracker, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, sticky/resinous/rindy, and fairy crisp balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.8%. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/earthy hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth, easy, and fairly crisp to drink with the moderately bitter/resinous/drying finish, not overly aggressive. Awesome Columbus, Centennial, Cascade profile. Very juicy, vibrant, dank, and earthy balanced hop complexity; with a nice balancing dark/bready malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness from crisp resin dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive classic tasting Midwest style example.

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Photo of eternalsoundscape
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ehmdubya
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
2.14/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

L- Very deep amber, pours with pillowy 1cm white head.
S- Lychee and mango. This suggests this will be mega-hopped.
T- OMTG - a weird blend as if it were mixed tropical fruit juice (passion-fruit and lychee) with some of the bitterest and OTT hopping I've ever had in a beer. After the first mouthful I am wondering whether I wish to, or physically can continue with this.
F- Palate-stripping
O- Completely unbalanced, the 'kiddy' can design should have warned me in advance.
Bought from M+S, Kensington High Street, W8. BBE: 31/7/19.

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Photo of Chackman151
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355 ml can, M and S, Bristol - Pours clear copper with a medium white foamy head. Lovely lacing which holds up well. Medium carbonation. Aroma - Medium citrus - grapefruit/orange peel, biscuity malty notes, hint of resin, some caramel. Taste - Medium sweet, citrus - orange, medium malty middle, hint of resin, medium bitter finish. Nice well balanced West Coat style IPA.

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Photo of JohnDon
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sellen
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hoppy and unmistakably an IPA, but muddled and sweet. There are some citrus and maybe pine notes but mixed with brown sugar and toffee. About two months old so not super fresh - hopefully this just didn't hold up well (at all)?

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Photo of demonssouls
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRBLUE12
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VashonGuy
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JmpJckFlsh
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eppie82
3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber color. Agressively earthy, piney aroma. Good malt backbone and mouthfeel.

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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of outdoor7or24
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into pint glass, thanks to Kyle.
A: pours a deep orange copper body, plus one finger frothy white foam head, carbonation, lacing that is stringy
S: ripe orange, grapefruit, citrus, biscuit, bready malt,
M: medium
T: Citrus, ripe orange, biscuit, malty, slight pine resin oily in the finish
O: grows on you, solid classic ipa brew

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Photo of NodakEric
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a short glass shows a dark dirty coppery orange with a 1/8in cap of white tiny bubbles leaving a webbed lacing.

Aroma is pine resin, biscuity malt and slight citrus.

Flavors match leaving a bitter hop aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is sticky and has a lingering residue.

Overall a solid old school ipa recipe.

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Photo of TheGent
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,783 ratings