Modus Hoperandi | Ska Brewing Co.

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Modus HoperandiModus Hoperandi

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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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Modus Hoperandi was excellent. It was thirst quenchingly delicious and the initial grapefruit and citrus hop flavors made my mouth water. As the beer began to warm a more piney hop taste appeared on the back end coating my palate with hoppy deliciousness. The Modus Hoperandi is a beautiful copper colored brew that is a fantastic IPA.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of matjack85
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up at the local Jewel-Osco store as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making it $1.67 for a single 12oz can. There is some kind of code on the side of the can but it's a mish mash of letters and numbers that make no sense, so as far as I'm concerned there is no freshness date.

The beer poured a cloudy golden/orange color with a huge 3-finger white head that lasted several minutes. The lacing was also incredible.

The aroma was a nice mix of pine and citrus hops.

Pine and grapefruit hop flavors dominate the taste, but there is also plenty of sweet caramel malt for balance. Lots of bitterness, but it's not harsh. 65 IBU's.

Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, medium bidied, with moderate carbonation. Nice lingering butter aftertaste.

This is a delicious IPA.

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3.46/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A- Clean copper with mild carbonation leading to a foamy off white head. Lacing absolutely coats the inside of the glass. Film of head retains throughout. Delicious looking IPA

S- Big west cost style nose. Lots of citrus and fresh pine trees. Somewhat dank. Mainly just hops, but not an overly powerful nose for the style

T- Hop forward again. A little more pine that citrus detected here. It is as bitter as it claims as it attempts to pound the palate into submission with hop oils. The hop profile seems a little discombobulated, if not messy. A lack of malt gives this one a "hot" quality as it goes down, but then it redeems itself with a surprisingly smooth finish.

M- Fairly drinkable, mild carbonation, bitter as can be, but not too dry

O- Looks great, but just seems to lack anything truly inspiring in my opinion. Better than average, but doesn't really set itself apart from a very competitive pack

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.81/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark amber, almost reddish, with thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing is excellent. Nice citric, piney hops aroma. Malty taste up front, quickly followed by a piney hoppy bitterness with a citrus flavor right at the end. A bitter citric flavor predominates the aftertaste. There is excellent transition between the malts and hops. Excellent beer. One of my favorites

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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a nice copper amber color with about 2 fingers of off white head that dissipates down to a thick film of bubbles, leaving thick lacing on the glass. Can is cool.

Smell is citrusy/grapefruit/piney hops, with some bready malt smell too.

Taste is grapefruit and pine needles. Nice bitter bite to this one.

Mouthfeel is light-medium, lots of bitterness in the aftertaste, alc completely covered.

Nice IPA, nothing to write home about. The most impressive part to me was the rich, clear color.

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours a deep ruby-orange with filmy white head.

aroma- smells of stone fruit and citrus hops! and some sweet malt- very effervescent!

taste- hits with orangey hoppiness up front, lemonade and stone fruit, soft grapefruit, some herbal and soft floral character, and malt, finishes bitter with more herbal notes/pine and biscuity malt

feel- medium bodied, fairly boozy for 6.8 abv, i don't know how much of this you could take down

a great IPA. reminds me of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed in some of its flavor profile. But alas some great flavor here on its own. Not a ton of bite from the hops but vibrant flavor.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
4.08 out of 5 based on 2,734 ratings.
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