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:
65 IBU

Added by GilGarp on 03-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,977
Reviews:
822
Ratings:
2,774
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
256
Gots:
529
Trade:
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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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Photo of GarbageMan10
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

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

Photo of andrewjraab
3.61/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quaffable IPA that pours a dark copper. Citrus notes, resinous, malty on the nose. Malt forward on the palate, followed by citrus hop notes. Overall solid brew but doesn’t standout in this category

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Photo of IPAHvntr
3.44/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

If you’re into malty beers, you would like it, but if you’re a hop hunter like me, this is a no go.
Two of these bad boys sat in my fridge for a while because it wasn’t the taste I was looking for.

Very malty for an ipa, very sweet and leaves your mouth with a over-sugared feeling. I’m into the crisp ipa finish, this is a little too heavy in the mouth feel for moi.

Pass

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: brilliant copper amber under a lacy 1" off-white to cream cap with fair retention.

S: Spicy hops dominate the nose starting with citrus, grass and pine followed by a hint of scrambled eggs.

T: Citrus starts the flavor seasoned with tropical fruit and melon leading to a refreshing bitter citrus pith finish that lingers.

F: lightly creamy with a medium light body and medium carbonation

O: a refreshing, bitter full flavored beer that calls out for a curry or smoked brisket

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Photo of btbcolo
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdamSteve
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.64/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burrocreek
4.77/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A truly challenging beer. For the IPA lover, this beer represents the most extreme flavor profile one could hope for. Rich, bicuity malt. Bracing astringency. Big pine. Wildflowers. Mineral and rotten wood. And just a touch of 4x4 tire rubber burning on a rockstrewn ledge. A truly unique and epic beer that tastes like the best and most terrifying adventure one might take into the unknown. Which is why they put it in a can.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,774 ratings