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:
#2,074
Reviews:
816
Ratings:
2,756
pDev:
10.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
253
Gots:
522
Trade:
8
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Photo of Premo88
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into tulip
(April 14, 2014 best by date)

L: dark copper ... burnt orange with loads of amber in it; almost 1/2-inch head of white to off-white foam that does stick at the top, not a ton of lacing; crystal clear, as clear as any IPA I've poured

S: pine and citrus ... a bit of grain; gets into a candied orange at times but not full-on caramel; with that said, it's super sweet

T: follows the nose more or less with lots of bitter pine up front but a real citrus/candy citrus sweetness on the back end

F: good all around, nothing remarkable good or bad

O: I worked through a six-pack of this one, and it started off very piney/citrusy with loads of sweetness and evolved closer and closer into a caramel bomb ... even this last one, however, still holds on to quite a bit of good citrus taste with some pine still in there.

I'd only buy this beer again if I can find it fresh ("fresh" here being at least six weeks from its best-by date). I prefer grapefruit/hard citrus IPAs with the piney notes following, and this beer had a lot of that when it was fresher. Definitely a solid brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BTodd
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into pint glass.

A-Two fingers of foam, nice lace, dissipating slowly. Great amber color.

S-Initial pine hop aroma, with caramel malt.

T-Sweet maltiness in the front with lingering pine and grapefruit hop flavor.

M-Low-mid carbonation with lighter body than some others in this category. A little, but very drinkable.

O-A long-time favorite of mine that is beginning to be replaced with even more aggressive, hop driven IPAs. A six will still make it to my fridge on a regular basis, but less now than before considering the competition and Modus' recent price raise (from 8.99 to 9.99) in Chicagoland.

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Photo of Williaar
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Clembo1957
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of KFrank729
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Bburns87
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Mongrel
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a beautiful, almost perfect looking IPA. Pours a deep gold-orange with a finger a half of tight, sudsy white head. Good lace retention too.

In terms of smell, you get a big whiff of pine as soon as you crack the can. This dominates for the duration, with just a faint whiff of sweet orange in the background.

Taste is a little one-note at first, with big cool hop, piney bitterness dominating. Like the smell, there are hints of orange and caramel as the beer warms and mellows.

Mouthfeel is really great -- seemingly creamy and dry at the same time, with a long lemony finish.

A big piney IPA that doesn't deviate too far from the formula, but it's solid and well-done.

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Photo of megamass
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,756 ratings
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