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
Ratings:
2,711
Reviews:
802
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
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251
Gots:
507
For Trade:
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Photo of Boverhof3
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KLHBB
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a gorgeous amber, smells of hops, grapefruit, orange pith. Taste follows, just a little too hoppy for me with little malt and no brown sugar to temper the bitterness. Nice feel, glad I tried it. Now let's try something else.

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Photo of Moestavern
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.37/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Way over-rated. A metallic after-taste wouldn't quit and revealed reliance on hops and less on craft.
My first from Ska, I can't give a good review.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mytu420
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattBeer
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a beautiful beer that tastes almost medicinally bitter. There's so little going on flavor wise, other than bitterness. I was disappointed...perhaps because I'd spent the afternoon drinking Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA?

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Photo of Lorihall1
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into an El Catador teku glass.

A: Hazy and dark gold, with relatively low visible carbonation. Forms a finger's worth of off-white head that has great retention. A pretty standard East Coast IPA appearance, but nice.

S: Resin, tangerine, and grapefruit pith. The toasted biscuit malts are substantial, though no caramel or toffee sweetness in the mix (at least on the nose). Lesser notes of flowery and herbal hops. Nice, albeit old-school perhaps.

T: Juicy grapefruit, citrus pith, some melon and resin. Bready malts, with just a touch of caramel. A hefty grapefruit bitterness in the hang – it stops short of being over the top, but toes the line a bit.

M: Medium body with good carbonation sensation. Alcohol presence seems about average.

O: A tasty IPA for sure. Rather reminiscent of Jai Alai, with the juicy grapefruit and the hefty malt bill. I could do without the caramel in the malts, but as I said it is minimal. Pretty well done – I wouldn’t hesitate to grab a sixer of these if I was looking for an old-school hopped (both in variety and without the crazy dry-hopping schedule) East Coast IPA. I don’t imagine I’ll be getting any more though; I think this is a limited-time distribution here, and it certainly isn’t worth trading for. I would prefer Jai Alai…let alone Sunshine City…for canned local options. But if I was somewhere and it was on tap, I wouldn’t hesitate to order one. Scores include a bit of a bump for nostalgic reasons.

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Photo of JCastaBarry
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Docksidebars
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ChuckTom
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of phatsmackey
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HabaJohn
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcb7472
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Schoeni
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

WALK;KITE;RECYCLE/HIDE/SEEK/PLANT/RECYCLE/GROW/SHOWER/HHH/TUBE&RECYCLE

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Photo of beagleyx2
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass. Pretty dark color for an IPA which tells me there will be a lot of malt/sweetness. The taste and aroma both feature a good amount of sweetness to balance out the fresh hoppy bitterness really nicely. This is a fantastic IPA.

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Photo of crimsonfloyd
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amber with an inch of thick head. Smells of lime and faintly of raspberry. Taste is of pine, lemon and to a lesser degree seeds. Fairly hop-heavy, but slight malts do add a streak of smoothness. Overall, a pretty classic West Coast IPA taste.

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Photo of mthomp081
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thrifty101091
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
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