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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: 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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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,752 ratings
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