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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:
#2,037
Reviews:
815
Ratings:
2,751
pDev:
10.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
253
Gots:
520
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 2,751 |  Reviews: 815
Photo of hockeypuck
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a nice golden amber with a large foam head that lasts for 20-30 seconds. Smells consist of citrus and pine with a very nice hops blend. Taste is very nice, bite of hops, splash of citrus, and a nice dry finish give this beer a great appeal. I really like this IPA, one of my favorites for sure. Very nice Ska.

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Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.27/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MosesKo
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NJBrews609
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MDDMD
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Tsnider123
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gphelps70
3.45/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark caramel color, with 30% opacity. Head sticks and laces on the sides.

Sweet caramel and grapefruit on the nose, with fresh oranges.

Very balanced flavor with tons of pale malt, some caramel, pine, breadiness, and orange peel. The pine wins out at the end, still retaining balance and familiarity.

Feel is sticky, resiny, carbonated, and sharp.

Overall this is a great IPA, very tasty and will have again. I like Mandarina better though due to its abundant freshness and total fruity paradise.

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Photo of skaboom420
3.62/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tlema1
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: reddish amber color, nice white head
S: malty and herbal
T: bitter, malty, resinous
F: really coats the tongue, dry finish
O: true to DIPA style, but more bitter than I like in a beer

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Photo of JustinPStewart
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The look is the highlight here with a good amber colour with a good white head poured from a 12 oz van

S - Toffee, pine, resins and grass. Smells definitely like a dipa

T - follow the smell but less on the caramel malt and more on the herbal notes and a bit of citrus

F - Above average carbonation, quite thick

O - A very bitter brew, not a fruity ipa, a but sweet, a bit dryer might have been appreciated. A bit medicinal

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SlobbeD
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of woomThomas
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer is ready to go in the bright red color. The foam is white with small bubbles. The foam disappears leisurely quickly and leave fine traces. Aromas of tropical fruit and hops. A little malt, citrus, spicy pine and orange peel and light caramel. Small smells of bread. The flavors go in hops and bitterness with bitterness a bit thin. Tropical fruits where lemon come first, followed by a little orange. Some malt, a little earthy and sweet tones. Lightly toasted and a little caramel. Good roundness with medium long finish that does not have too much hops or bitterness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry surface, small roughness. The beer is not a real hop bomb with high bitterness. It has a good round balance that will not be too much.

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Photo of thomasjohne
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Less complex than some of the other 90s rated IPAs, but still good

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Photo of JamFuel
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManBearPat
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigMac59
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of snilsen13
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz cans
West Coast style. Well balanced. The hops aren't memorable (SNPA-like) but it is really good drinking and still West Coast. Sneaky stuff just gets better when you crack your 2nd or 3rd can.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,751 ratings
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