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Modus Hoperandi | Ska Brewing Co.

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4.1/5
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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:
#2,026
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
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours an almost clear amber color that resembles iced tea. A 1 finger white head melts into a frothy cap with a raised collar that holds on to the glass.

S - Sweet ruby red grapefruit, woody pine, toffee malt, mint.

T - Pine comes out first then a blast of mint leaf hits, the caramel malt brings in some cookie-like sweetness and rides out until the finish. Leafy mint and grapefruit rind take over toward the finish and coat the mouth with different kind of bitterness.

M - Medium body, crisp, adequate carbonation.

I picked this up randomly and I'm glad I did. Lots of leafy mint and citrus rind hops going on as well as a solid malt bill. This provides an afterburner type bitterness. Well done. I'm looking forward to trying more beers from this brewery.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured a clear copper color into a pint glass, lots of white fluffy head. smells like a hoppy forest of pine and honey. seriously, straight up pine trees and sweet honey. the taste doesn't fall far from the (pine tree).. lots of hop flavors explode in your mouth as you take the first sip.. bitter, sweet, citrusy - every hop profile seems to appear in this fine beverage! it's a medium body beer but goes down like a light bodied beer - perfect carbonation, lacing to the bottom of the glass.. this beer is excellent.

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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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