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:
#2,184
Reviews:
820
Ratings:
2,765
pDev:
10.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
254
Gots:
526
Trade:
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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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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoonia
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Growlerghost73
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Khaack
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UWDAWG
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a IPA glass.
Look- amber, creamy head with good retention and lacing.
Smell- piney, boozy.
Taste- piney, well balanced.
Feel- good body, average carbonation.
Overall- solid beer, easy drinking. Nice piney taste with good balance and finish. I thought it would taste boozy from the smell, but it didn’t.

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

The beer pours a deep gold, almost tending toward amber. An initial whiff of grapefruit in the nose is quickly supplanted by a firm resinous, almost pine-like aroma. The flavor does not deviate one bit from the initial aroma. Monster pine needle and orange peel. A firmly bitter beer that truly doesn't take hold till you're 3 to 4 sips in.

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Photo of socon67
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BluntedKid
3.31/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billydrinksbeer
3.35/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kylestake89
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not my favorite. Sort of a heavy ipa. Wouldn't be able to drink more than one in a sitting.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,765 ratings