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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Photo of dogfish7
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of RuckusDu
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - The slightly beige head grew slowly to about a finger. Body is super clear and maybe an orange/amber color. Slight lacing.

S - Just straight up hops. Piney, some grapefruit. Pepper.

T - Lots of bitter hops. Simple and green tasting. Very piney. It's harsh, but because of the simplicity, quite nice.

M - A light body and moderate carbonation.

O - Really just a simple well done beer. Not much to say, but at $1.50 or whatever, how can you complain?

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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1/5  rDev -75.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can. Best by 8/2/12. Served in a Southern Tier snifter. 

Pours murky amber with a thick 2 finger cream head. A nice bit of sticky lacing all the way down. 

The hop smells lean towards the floral/herbal/piney side. Pretty nice but nothing special. 

Mild to moderately bitter with more of that pine and floral hop that the nose indicated. Slight citrus and a bit of sweet bread. Overall a pretty good balance. 

Fairly light body with moderate carbonation. Slightly sticky dry finish with no noticeable booze. 

While I don't seem to like this as much as the general population does it really is a solid IPA. Not my favorite but a well balanced, easy drinking beer. The other few my friend left in the fridge for me shall not go to waste but I won't be clamoring to find more. 

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of VncentLIFE
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%

Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,765 ratings