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

12 oz. can, best by 3/16/2013. So, presumably very fresh.

A: Vigorous pour into a glass, 2 finger head. Clear amber body. Nice look to it.

S: Citrusy hops, some pine to it. Maybe a little nicer than your standard IPA.

T: Nice, big hop flavor here, and balanced well with caramel malts. Hop bitterness sticks around and is pleasant.

M: Decent carbonation, medium-bodied. Thick and full of resin.

O: Slightly ahead of the curve. I'd pick this IPA up over a lot of other ones. Cans are good for camping.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz can into a sam adams pint glass:

Apparence: poured a medium amber color (i'd guess something like 12.5-13.5 SRM), crystal clear, looks very nice, but maybe not how a IPA SHOULD look..

Aroma: piny, earthy, with some malt sweetness coming out, also slightly "green" tasting. Smells like an average IPA, but thats not a bad thing.

Flavor: flavor is almost even between malt sweetness and the btterness of the hops, i get a sweet caramel flavor with some crystalized sugar (crystal malt) hops are definetly present, and taste nice, i just wish the sweet malt wasnt there fighting with the hops as much, i would prefer a more hop domonent flavor, but again, this is average for most IPAs ive tried.

Mouthfeel: carbonation is nice, the after-mouth-feel is kind of cloying, it completely saturated my tongue, almost like a DIPA. Bitterness is, well, bitter, slight flavor of pine and "earth" come to mind. Again, sweetness is on the high side, which tends to stick around for a while on the tongue and battles the hops, which some people might like.

Overall: this one tasted pretty average to me, it's a good "go-to" but something i would crave or drool over, eh, I dont know. It takes a lot for me to say a beer is above average, so by no means is this a bad beer, just nothing to really take note of. Pretty average down the line.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Rackhouse Pub in a pint glass.

I had this a few years ago from the can and wasn't that impressed so I thought I'd give it another try.

Amber in color and with very good clarity and a 1/4" of white head.

Aroma is very hoppy and fresh with all of the good citrus and piney hops you could ask for in a standard IPA.

Flavor is big in hoppiness and bitterness but not overwhelming in either, which is a hood thing. The amber malt base is big enough to stand up to the hops but not too big to get in the way of the hops. It's a hop head's IPA but still fairly drinkable.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and perfectly carbonated for the style. Balanced enough but still plenty bitter.

Overall a really good Colorado IPA and I'm glad I gave it another try.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
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