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Modus Hoperandi | Ska Brewing Co.

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Modus HoperandiModus Hoperandi
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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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Ratings: 2,750 |  Reviews: 814
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Id heard such good things.

Lots of sticky resinous hops on the nose, with a good amount of lemons and other sweet tropical fruits. Very balanced taste, upfront sweetness from both the sticky malt and slick lemons, oranges, and mangoes. Flash of bitterness comes and goes, only slightly. Finishes clean with a slight metallic feeling upon exhale.

Exceptionally balanced, slightly sweet, and just the right dry hop flavors. I think I found a new top 3 IPA.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aggressive pour from can into small glass

Grassy and citrus aroma

Amber/copper color, very good clarity, Thin head, not much carbonation apparent.

Sweet malt up front, a bit metallic, quickly followed up with grapefruity, hoppy bitterness. The hops really linger.

Medium body, good carbonation, I enjoy the level of carbonation more drunk from the can than glass.

Overall a solid IPA, I'm pretty impressed with how long the hop bitter lingers for.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a clear dark orange mahogany/copper color. A foamy cream colored head dissipates to chunky, bubbly film. Lots of sticky lacing. The beer smells piny, woody, and slightly citric. The beer tastes like a good IPA should: bright bitter hops, and a clean fresh pine wood accent. The finish is that of pinon wood. Tasty. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and dry.

Overall, highly impressed. I've seen this beer on the shelf for years, and just couldn't pull the trigger. It's got some interesting flavors in it that are delicious.

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

A- Very clear copper, with an orange hue. Nice big thick frothy head that sticks around for most of the glass, lacing last throughout.

S- Very Very sweet, with a lot of pine. Bready character also makes it's way through. All comes together to make a very floral aroma, very nice.

T- Mild bitterness at start, beginning from the tip of the tongue down the sides, with the carbonation tipping off the top. The malts and hops balance each other really good, the malt meets in the middle then lets the hops finish the beer slightly dry. After taste is like a nice baked bread. Piney hops and bready malts.

M- Slightly water downed, but easy to drink with mild carbonation, not the best mouth feel you want on a beer but pretty decent, and that makes it an excellent summer beer.

O- A very solid IPA, easily on my top ten ipa's and making its way to the top 5. It is very balanced for an ipa still hoppy of course and pairs with food very well, bbq, sandwiches, etc. My go to beer that I can take to the river or lake. Superb.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Deep red amber/bronze with a thick and foamy off-white head

Aroma: Smooth floral hop scent, very citrusy

Taste: Bold and robust hop flavor, very floral, with a smooth and pleasant aftertaste

Feel: Thick and frothy with an imprint left on the tongue

Overall: A very tasty and rich IPA that goes down smooth

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

Beer poured from can into a Nonic shaped pint glass

A - Beer pours with a thick creme colored head, about one finger in size; nice layer of lacing forms around the edge of the glass; translucent dark orange/amber colored body; not very carbonated; head holds well

S - Citrus and roasted malt; pine trees and bitter hop; caramel; rosy and floral

T - Roasted malt and deep citrus hop taste right down the middle of your tongue; caramel; pine

M - High hop bitter aftertaste; tangy around the sides of your tongue; rich buttery malted taste; slightly creamy

D - Very good IPA; easy to drink and pleasure from start to finish; really deep bitter aftertaste

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,750 ratings
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