Modus Hoperandi | Ska Brewing Co.

Modus HoperandiModus Hoperandi
BA SCORE
88.5%
Liked This Beer
4.1 w/ 2,742 ratings
Modus HoperandiModus Hoperandi
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:
#1,959
Reviews:
812
Ratings:
2,742
Liked:
2,427
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
10.24%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
255
Gots:
517
Trade:
8
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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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Photo of DukeofAle
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love IPA's so I try as many as I can. My neighbors travel to Colorado frequently and have chosen to support my habit by returning with various hoppy beers we don't usually get here in Iowa. Most are good, but this one is exceptional. Poured from a 12oz can the brew is a dark, brassy gold, with plenty of piney hop character and aroma. Wish I could get some more!

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

Pours a clear medium amber with persistent lacing.
Smell is slightly sweet with some hoppy citrus.
Taste is very hop forward. Grapefruit followed by pine.
Hoppy but not oppressive.

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Photo of drstalker
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RaySchroeder
4.79/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is some of the most intense hop concentration I've had. It's pungent with hops, almost oily in a great way. The flavor and aroma are similar, they are dank with intense dark, deep notes. It reminds me of apple when it turns brown after cutting it. The feel is lighter than most and it's incredibly drinkable. It's just got such a hop punch that it's best enjoyed slowly. The hop complexity is off the charts. I've had higher rated beers that don't compare in complexity. Hop lovers dream

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Photo of dee4maine
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Classic mid west style IPA in my opinion. Loads and loads of hops- citrus, pine and good balance of malts. My can was sadly couple month old but regardless of that fact, I really enjoyed it and hope to try it fresh sometime.

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Photo of markjarema11
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Modus Hoperandi by Ska Brewing at Sorry Charlie's

Very nice IPA! Well balanced 7/22/17

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

Photo of RyanK252
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jbuilder16
4.79/5  rDev +16.8%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VictoriaTyagunova
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of andrew8626
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Horning
4.79/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Czequershuus
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
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 +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerlover
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
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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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88.5% out of 100 with 2,742 ratings
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