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:
2,732
Reviews:
808
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.29%
 
 
Wants:
254
Gots:
515
For Trade:
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Photo of RyanK252
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Blue Sky Bar in Denver International Airport

A: Pours deep golden orange amber with a frothy light tan head that settles to a light layer and laces very nicely.

S: Citrus, pine, a little tropical fruit, slightly toasty malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Citrus, bright zesty lemon, grapefruit, a little tangerine, light tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit, a little pine, just slightly toasty bready malt backbone, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Excellent balance of hops with malt backbone. Haven't had an old school style IPA like this in a while. I dig it.

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Photo of cmurphy7
3.06/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jbuilder16
4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Tremendous dark amber color with creamy head that stayed around for the entire beer. The color, aroma and mouthfeel are exactly what I look for in an IPA. This beer constantly finds its way into my beer fridge. Cannot stress enough how the look, aroma, taste and mouthfeel are exactly what I look for in a beer. One of my favorites for sure.

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

Photo of VictoriaTyagunova
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of andrew8626
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Horning
4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Czequershuus
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a pale amber with a large head, The aroma is classic, with caramel and toasted malts, pine, bitter orange peel, and dried mango. The flavor starts slightly sweet, with burnt sugar caramel malts leading, then becomes fruity, with citrus peel, dried mango, mandarin orange, and finishes with a nice and bitter dry pine. The mouthfeel is fairly full, with bright carbonation. Overall this is an excellent beer - a classic wets coast IPA that hits all the right notes.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerlover
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a nice bronzed caramel color with a slim finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipiated within seconds. Stringy lacing speckled the glass here and there. The smell had a sweet to slightly spiced citrus and earthy caramel running in and out. The taste was moderately sweet and sticky citrus with a semi-dry citrus aftertaste and lightly noted dry citrus finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation hits decently as an AIPA and leaves a moderately harsh bitter feel. Overall, this was a pretty good AIPA that I would have again.

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Photo of Ilafan
3.51/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of orphan
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another great IPA that I don't mind drinking at all. I'll be buying more.

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Photo of heymikew
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a big three finger off white head that settles into a thinner creamy layer.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop driven aroma with a scent of citrus, grass, and pine. Citrus hop scent of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, and tangerine along with pineapple. Earthy hop scent of pine resin and grass. Malt scent of caramel, grains, and cracker along with yeast. A really nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and earthy hop forward taste with notes of citrus fruit, pine, and grass. Citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, and tangerine with some pineapple. Earthy hop notes of grass and pine resin. Malt notes of caramel, cracker, and grains along with some yeast. A very good hoppy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, fairly oily, and drying.

Overall: A very good IPA. Nice mix of citrus, grass, and pine hop notes with a solid caramel malt backing.

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Photo of williamphelps
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Color is deep amber with some red. Lacing is present and pretty. Head is minimal. Aroma is medium plus intensity and very nice; pine needles, sap, overripe grapefruit, overripe pineapple, tilled fresh earth. Palate is less sappy more citrus and tropical fruit, bread and toast malt, though finishing in bitter grapefruit and pine needles. Pros nice lacing, big beautiful aroma, not too bitter of a finish, nice full body, balanced alcohol with only slight bitter alcohol cloy, delicious, nice balance. Cons minimal head, high alcohol (6.8), less refreshing then others because of intensity of flavor. 93/100.

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Photo of CCutch
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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