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:
#4,325
Reviews:
824
Ratings:
2,782
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
257
Gots:
529
Trade:
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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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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

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