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 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a clear copper orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white bubbly head that reduced down to a thin puddled film and small collar with excellent sticky sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a light biscuit malt, pine hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, citrus (grapefruit) and a light tropical fruitiness (pineapple I believe).

The taste was lightly malty sweet with a hint of caramel and a mild fruitiness from the start, becoming nice and hoppy with dose of citrus, a hint of toffee and a bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted for a good long time following the swallow, with a slightly sweet bitter hoppy taste that was left to linger for a while longer.

Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body with an exceptionally dry texture and a carbonation that was a little more than mild.

Overall this was a decent enough IPA with a good strong bitterness along with a touch of fruit and mild sweetness, making this a nice and easy to drink brew...

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can into pint glass. Pours a darkish amber with a 1-finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is loaded with citrus and pine, crusty white bread, bread dough, caramel, toast and light mineral notes. Flavor is big on toast and some ceral grain up front, fruity yeast, honey and floral hops. Citrus and pine hops wash over everything, surprisingly late in the game, in a good way, leaving a citrus, mineral and bitter hop finish. Palate is nicely light to medium and mostly crisp and clean, though there is a lightly oily feel in the middle and end along with a fairly light, but blanketing and a little sharp carbonation, which fits this beer really well. Overall, a very nice and solid IPA that I found in Tucson.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into my oversized HF wine-glass.

Appeared a dark burnt orange color with very little head. Very clear but a bit darker than expected.

Smelled of some pine hops and a bit of roasted malts. No alcohol scent detected. Slight honey presences.

Taste was fairly sweet, definite honey notes with some bitter hops throughout. Not as fruity as I would expect, more of the bitterness than citrus flavors from the hops.

I thought this beer was a bit flat. Could certainly use some more carbonation. Felt very thin IMO.

Interesting brew. Can't say it was my favorite of the style but overall it was solid. Could definetely use some more carbing - it lacked in this department. Also, more citrus hops could balance out the malted notes a bit more.

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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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