Modus Hoperandi | Ska Brewing Co.

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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can at Star Bar in Denver (I love this place). Hop hazy orange-gold. A big blast of American hops hits the nose as soon as the can is popped. Pouring into a glass opens things up even more. Huge pine and citrus, bit of mango, dank herbal notes too. Clean malt with just a wisp of caramel sweetness. Juicy and vibrant. Bitter, yes, but the hop flavor/aroma is at the fore. Damn good canned beer at a damned good establishment.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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

We've been saying it all along...Crafts Can Can!

Modus Hoperandi, from Ska Brewing Company and located in Durango Colorado, pours a golden amber, capped by one-inch of white foam that provides for a very sticky lace. Resiny pine aromas and grapefruit notes fill the nose, with some caramel malt hints as well. The hop aromas from the nose are also present in the flavor profile, and quickly become SUPERBLY balanced by sweet caramel malt flavors. Modus Hoperandi is very well balanced IPA that is also medium-light in body with a lower level carbonation. Fun to say, and even more fun to enjoy!


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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

Pours a burnt orange with a thumb and a half width cream colored head and nice lacing. Bright and citric aroma of orange rind and a healthy dose of pine alongside some caramel malt. A very crisp, bold aroma. Starts of with some orange and its rind, a mixture of fruity and bitter, then comes some pine and some malty sweetness shows iself in the finish. A little bit of a bitter after taste. A active, crisp medium body with kinda a dry finish. Overall, a good IPA. Not my favorite style but one of the better, if not best, SKA beers I have so far tried.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a Spiegelau tulip.

A: Pours a dark orange with a decent off-white head. Leaves some very nice lacing.

S: Nice nose of bitterish citrus rind, sweet grainy malt, orange, pine, grapefruit.

T: Grass, pine, orange pith, big citric bitterness, mint, caramel malt, slight alcohol, grain. Pleasing mild malt sweetness lingers.

M: Fine carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: Really tasty and drinkable IPA.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88.5% out of 100 with 2,742 ratings
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