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Modus Hoperandi | Ska Brewing Co.

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2,750 Ratings
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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:
#2,019
Reviews:
814
Ratings:
2,750
pDev:
10.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
253
Gots:
518
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 2,750 |  Reviews: 814
Photo of macrosmatic
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
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 -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ChuckTom
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of HabaJohn
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcb7472
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Schoeni
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
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 -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgator3
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
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 +3.4%
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 +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thrifty101091
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of mkh895
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of runlikeakenyan
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dum3z
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pete_2112
4.93/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. This beer is just pure hop resin in a glass. Coming in at 88 ibu's, this brew just coats your mouth with the best bitterness you can imagine. The nose is piney, citrusy. The taste is to seriously die for. Just resinous as can be. The after taste of hop flavor is killer. A really solid malt backbone as well. This beer is perfect. I will definitely be buying this regularly. Has the taste of a double IPA, but is really just a single IPA. So great. Well done Ska.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wookieboy1
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a really nice umber color that is clear with an ivory head that settles slowly leaving a very fine lacing down the glass.

The nose is peppery sweet pine and has notes of bread, pine and rainy day in the forest and some nutmeg and camphor.

The taste is a classic American IPA and has a very nicely balanced hoppiness to malt. There are strong notes of pine, fructose, nutmeg, and hops all well blended.

The moustfeel is just right and delivers the complexity across the palate.

Overall an exceptional IPA and well worth packing on a camping trip or with some BBQ.

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Photo of akolb
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by 1/3/2016. Remind me not to buy Ska beers near their expiration date. Pours dark amber-red, much darker than your average IPA. Nose is a blast of pine, grapefruit, earth, and sweet caramel. Solid malt background in the taste with enough depth to stand up to the hops. Orange peel, pine, citrus, and more earth. Thick and rich bodied. This is a wonderful IPA that to be encompasses what "dank" means when applied to beers. Layers of earth, pine, and malt. Delicious.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,750 ratings
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