Modus Hoperandi
Ska Brewing Co.

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Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #457
Ranked #6,050
4.1 | pDev: 10.24%
Feb 28, 2022
Mar 03, 2009
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Notes: 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
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4.24 by zotzot from Vermont on Feb 28, 2022
3.95 by Slyde180 from Texas on Jan 05, 2022
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Scrappy notes from 2015. 6 pack of 12 ounce cans.
Excellent! Wet and crunchy with a sharp bitter hop bite. Slightly tropical. Light malts are there. Soft mouthfeel. Smooth and medium bodied. Bold and bitter pine all the way through the finish which lingers.

Nov 27, 2021
4.21 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Nov 25, 2021
3.54 by KT3418 from Colorado on Aug 26, 2021
4.11 by HighwayChile from Kansas on Jul 04, 2021
4.24 by simonrgilbert57 from California on Jul 01, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ANIMOUL from Vermont

One of my all time favorites; great west coast style IPA!

Jun 27, 2021
3.91 by joran from Kansas on Apr 18, 2021
4 by Daniel_Mott from Sweden on Mar 30, 2021
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3.57/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by misteil from Ireland

look: big off white rocky head with very good retention, beer is a dark amber to copper colour in the glass, lightly hazy but pretty clear, slow moving carbonation within the beer.

smell: not too impressive an aroma but not unpleasant, biscuit and caramel, lot of orange and grapefruit, resin, pine, floral.

taste: nice enough but not remarkable, light biscuit and caramel, orange and orange pith, pink grapefruit, seriously bitter, nicely sweet, floral, lingering bitterness and sweet fruit flavours linger on the finish.

feel: medium bodied, light to medium carbonation, a tonne of lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue, very drinkable.

overall: i suspect age may have gotten the better of this can, not bad none the less, would like to try fresh or fresher at least

Feb 27, 2021
4.5 by summitsippin from Colorado on Feb 18, 2021
4.03 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Feb 11, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Paradox1000 from Florida

Excellent west coast style IPA!

Jan 16, 2021
3.7 by Chilmer from Iowa on Dec 21, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by stevoj from Idaho

Draft at Fort Street Station. Clear amber with small creamy head. Malty, piney aroma. Taste is caramel, juniper, woody. Pretty classic IPA style, tasty, smooth.

May 09, 2020
4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 07, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Mister_Faucher from Washington

12oz can sent to me from a friend.
BBD is 06/09/20. Served in a nonic pint glass.

Look- Clear dark amber color. Small off-white head that recedes quickly to a thin cap of foam, spotty lacing. Moderate carbonation streams visible.

Smell- Citrus (grapefruit, orange and lemon), caramel malt, resinous pine and floral/spicy notes.

Taste- Similar to the aroma. Citrus, big malt and pine, lingering aggresive hoppy bitter finish. Nicely balanced.

Feel- Medium bodied, dry side and fairly crisp. Medium carbonation on the tongue.

O- A typical west coast style Big C hop bomb. I don't get all the hype as beers like this are frequent up here in the PacNW.

Mar 03, 2020
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3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beerthulhu from New Jersey

BB 01.05.20. consumed 02.06.20.

A: A caramel-ruby coloring is highlighted by back-lighting, a fair dense nature, is quite lovely and bright. A khaki toned, frumpy head is one plus inches and strong on the hold accompanied by an equally impressive strong sheet lacing all the way down the glass wall. Carbonation detection is very faint, but overall a good old school caramel based ipa showing.

S: Slight touch of sweet caramel grains, toasty, along with wet citrus. Some pine but the awareness was very light to me, perhaps due to consumption vs bb date?

T: Sweet caramelized grains, toasty as with the nose meets brisk, citrusy hops. Piney-grapefruit, tart lemon shows some old school nature but is more flavor focused then bittering. Semi-bitter, and very well balanced with the sweet malt base. Leaves with a light grainy and flowery coating behind.

M: Slightly sticky hop resins, a very good fullness, has flashes of sugary grainy feel and malt presence. A low carbonation awareness with an overall very comfortable full feel.

O: The hops are well played here, slightly more focused based, with a good sweet caramel malt base for balance makes for a very smooth drinking experience. Balance is the key here, sweet and toasty caramel, hints of wet citrus and a slight balance of tart grapefruit hops mends well together. High rate of drinkability will make this go down effortlessly, seriously, you want more then one at hand. While the nose may have suffered past its prime, the flavor held up nicely and still made this a must have.

Feb 19, 2020
4.24 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on Feb 08, 2020
4.48 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Dec 25, 2019
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jmbranum from Oklahoma

Poured from a can into a glass here in OKC. Lots and lots and lots of hops. Some dank herbal notes, but also some slight spices and copper. Fairly dry. Full mouthfeel.

Oct 13, 2019
3.89 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Oct 11, 2019
4.13 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania on Sep 24, 2019
4.08 by drh88 from Pennsylvania on Sep 15, 2019
3.77 by Sayb from Arizona on Sep 13, 2019
3.79 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Sep 09, 2019
4.41 by clager from Michigan on Sep 02, 2019
4 by n2492004 from Michigan on Jul 13, 2019
3.82 by emerge077 from Illinois on Jun 14, 2019
4.81 by Acrtcr from Colorado on May 26, 2019
3.84 by BradyRivers from Washington on May 23, 2019
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4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by rex_4539 from Greece

L: Hazy amber/red color, one finger white head, ok lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Hops, malts.

T: Hoppy, malty, bitter. Really nice!

F: Medium bodied, plenty of flavor.

O: A superb straightforward, no-bullshit IPA.

May 12, 2019
4.04 by Curt3 from New Jersey on May 08, 2019
4.25 by GreyGooseStout from Colorado on Apr 28, 2019
4.1 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 26, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

Pretty cherry amber color, faint haze. Large white head that retained well. Plenty of lace.
Citrus aroma, herbal hops.
Grapefruit taste, some orange. Late herbal hops. A little biscuit.
Medium-bodied, resiney.

Apr 20, 2019
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4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by egrandfield from Massachusetts

Good old fashioned sticky IPA. Pours brownish amber, very clear, nice long head. No school like the old school as they say. Would have again, and I'm not always one for old school IPAs.

Apr 02, 2019
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3.11/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by SB2017 from Iowa

I say this only because I operate under the assumption that the vast majority of the 2,784 reviewers of this beer will have drunken at least two other IPAs in their lifetimes: This beer is HORRIFICALLY overrated. If your IPA tastes like cleaning product, don't rate it highly. If the only things you can taste reminds you of chewing on hops, don't rate it highly. Completely mediocre beer. Pass.

Mar 21, 2019
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 2823 ratings