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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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Straight pour from 12oz can to an oversized wine glass (HF stemware). Best-by date of August 30, 2012 printed in blue ink on the bottom collar of the can (right on the side, right next to the very bottom: “10:07 BEST BY 08/30/12”)

Appearance (4.0): About one finger of very fine foam with a light khaki color, fading to a haze on top of the body, leaving fine sheets of lacing. The body is a very nice reddish-amber color, slightly hazy and rich-looking.

Smell (4.0): The hop profile jumps out first with a very resinous, extremely floral character—slightly piney, a little dank, and sweet-smelling with orange and sweet citrus tones in back. There’s caramel maltiness here that fuses well with that sweet floral-citrus character, which really is ideal, to me, for an IPA like this.

Taste (4.5): On the palate, the hops come out as much more piney, and moderately dank: all the bitterness is locked up in pine needles and what turns into a strong citrus pith character. Classic American, and very well done. There’s that sweet citrus character underneath the bitterness again, melding with a moderate (but definitely noticeable) caramel tone that anchors everything. Very, very nice, and very well done. No alcohol and no yeast noticeable here, just really clean, full-flavored, and drinkable.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Right on the money here, too. Just on the full- side of medium-bodied, tingly carbonation that’s never coarse but also never dissapointing, foaming nicely on the way down. And the body is dry but oily, like a good dry-hopped IPA ought to be. Damn solid.

Overall (4.0): Can I give it 4.25? I’ll go low here to err on the side of caution. This is a really, really solid IPA, and I’m very glad to have tried it. To think that a lot of folks in this country can pick this up for $10/ sixer is ridiculous, though I suppose a lot of folks feel the same about Flower Power, which I am blessed with! This is a well-crafted, smooth, full-flavored and bold IPA that fits the style to the American T. Way to go, Ska.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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

Can dated best buy 9/26/12.

Poured into a Lagunitas mason jar. A bit on the low side when it comes to carbonation. A bit of head, but a respectable amount of retention. Nice aromatics: earthy hops, followed by sweet malts.

This is a nice, balanced IPA with a great price tag.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can into mug

Four finger off- white head

Amber color

Smells: floral hop, hemp, alcohol

Taste: hop, apricot, piney notes

Mouthfeel: too much carbonation for me.

Overall, try this one. You may like it. The can turned me off at first. But, it adds to the beer's underground persona.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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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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