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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerWizard
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I pick these up quite a bit, admittedly. Love the graphic on the can, and something about that deep green just suggests hops and refreshment. The first time I had one of these I was really surprised it poured as dark as it does; almost like a reddish-orange, totally clarified, and perfectly carbonated. Poured into a goblet with a nice one inch head that flattens out into a bubbly film that pretty much doesn't go away the whole time you're drinking it. The nose has a warm, tropical fruit profile, like pineapple and mango; and the malt gives it some vanilla and caramel aromas. Really nice. Flavor and mouthfeel-wise it's quite balanced. The caramel in the flavor is predominant and sweet, but the bitterness from the hops and alcohol keeps it tight - both satisfying and refreshing. Overall I think this is a great beer from Ska Brewing, and a great IPA overall.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pretty Darn good.

Appearance is slightly darker than typical of IPAs, orange into amber. Lacing isn't insane but exists.

The smell is just a touch of citrus with earthiness, and strong pine.

The taste is stronger of earth and Pine, with the citrus at the end. Crystal malts somewhat distract from the hops, but there is just enough maltiness overall that this is forgivable.

The mouthfeel is nothing to write home about. Nothing detracting, but slightly thicker than I want at this level of beer.

A good solid beer, but no Dale's.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: A deep dark sunburst orange with a nice blonde two finger head that dissipates quickly. Nice thick lacing throughout

S: Very pleasant a lot of floral and fruity hops and good whiff of pine that comes through.

T: You get hit with an awesome rush of floral hops with great piney hops coming through saying hello. Then like waves in the ocean you get hit immediately right after with the delicious piney hops. Finishes very clean and leaves you wanting more.

M: very smooth and creamy almost silky.

O: I love this beer definitely one of my go to IPAs

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4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can from The Cave, Glasgow (355ml, £3.29):
Bright amber with a nice sized, half centimetre tall head that stays well initially before turnings to a thick looking and solid lacing that is foamy and white looking.

Pine & floral hops with a strong, tropical fruit aroma that consists of some pineapple, peach and mango; all very refreshing. There is some grapefruit and some subdued malts with a slightly sweet and bitter end.

Sweet & tropical fruits to begin with, there is some pine and grapefruit with quite a bit of bitterness. There is some mango and floral flavours with a bit of a kick and some lighter caramel malts.There is also a lot of citrus too.

Medium with a creamy texture with some nice floral notes and plenty of bitterness. The finish is crisp and very dry one yet somehow still seems refreshing.

Great pine and floral hops with some excellent tropical fruit flavours that are strong but not quite overpowering. The bitterness levels are pretty high but the beer remains an easy one to drink and goes down particularly well.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark orange to maroonish red hugh color. sustaining finger tall kahki colored head with big chunky lacing. Slight haze.

S: Tropical fruit (blueberry, melon, kiwi) hop precense, a little catty also. I don't detect any alcohol, but a hint of toasty malt.

T: Very in your face dank piney bitterness right on the first sip. The toasty malt character comes through in the middle as you feel your pallet adjust. it finishes with a familiar refreshing pine taste.

M: Oily texture as it washes down with moderate carbonation and low to mid-low body

O: As far as IPAs go this was middle of the road. If you like yours more bitter than aromatic with the emphasis on dank hops, this is for you.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
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