Modus Hoperandi | Ska Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
65 IBU

Added by GilGarp on 03-03-2009

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

A-slightly hazey dark gold that has a nice white head that lingers and leaves a heavey lace
S-pine, grapefruit and a slight smoke aroma
T-Deep pine resin taste with a citrus grapefruit background that stays with you til the end
M-Medium body and medium carbonation
O-it has a very hoppy bitterness with a citrus backgound that stays with and fades slowly to a dry crisp finish

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

Modus Hoperandi – IPA (6.8%) - Ska Brewing Co. (Colorado)

App: Beer pours a crystal clear medium to deep amber with an OK one finger head that dissipates quickly, but leaves a lot of sticky lacing around the glass. Head is almost completely gone. But there are still enough bubbles left on top to make it a decent looking beer.

Smell: Piney/citrus hops characteristics strong with a nice, almost smokey malt backbone that really compliment one another. Twinges of caramel commingle with assertive hops very well. Slight hints of chocolate and phenols/alcoholic heat. Smells a little of decay in a pleasant way.

Taste: Surprisingly chocolate like on the foretaste with some creamy caramel sweetness well suited to balance the pronounced hops character. Bitterness comes on slowly after the swallow, with the hops true flavors rearing near the end with hints of mold, earth, and dry clay. Cannabis like skunkiness from hops flowers into bright and bitter piney character well after the swallow. Seems more like a well balanced pale ale to me, with the American hops character being the only thing that would define it as “India” (The irony isn't lost on me)

Mouth: A little light bodied for my tastes. A little hot. Combatively hoppy on the end, but not overwhelming of the residual sweetness. Carb is pretty soft at this point, but the beer has been agitated quite a bit.

Home tasting, 12oz can into Tulip Glass. 2/5/14.

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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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