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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Ratings: 2,711 |  Reviews: 802
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours an amber golden with a significant head that is quite frothy

S- Strong pine and juniper hop aromas, what I think of when I think of an IPA aroma, definitely my favorite part of the beer

T- Strong hop flavor off the bat with minimal bitterness until towards the end, slightly warming, grassy notes on the finish, very green throughout, slight malt sweetness in the middle provides a good balance in the taste

M- Low carbonation, medium body, lingering warmth and feel on the aftertaste

O- Really liked this one, love the smell and I love that there is some good balance even though it's got a ton of hop flavor

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy dark orange/gold color; very small head that falls almost instantaneously; patchy lace. A little odd-looking. Nose is balanced between sweet caramel malt and piney, spicy, resiny hop notes.

The taste is a bit more hop forward than the nose, with strong bitterness, lots of pine, resin, and citrus notes, and a nice caramel malt backbone with restrained but present sweetness. Semi-dry finish with both lingering bitterness and a touch of sweetness.

Medium full-bodied with moderately low carbonation; very smooth, creamy, and satisfying mouthfeel. Another excellent IPA in a can!

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12oz can...

Appearance - Poured nearly 2 fingers of eggshell head, color of the beer is a transparent deep orange copper, looks fantastic. Light webbed lacing coats the entire glass.

Smell - Pineapple, citrus, grapefruit, fresh green hops.

Taste - Whoah, tons of fresh, brite citrus. Grapefruit, orange zest, lemons, also fresh green floral hops, and then bitter citruses, grapefruit rinds and some pine long into the finish. There is a light pineapple citrus malt sweetness that comes along for the entire ride.

Mouthfeel - Lite to medium mouthfeel, fairly ample medium carb, lots of crisp edges from the carb that transition to the more bitter and dryer citrus and hop flavors that go long into the finish.

Overall - This IPA is so brite and refreshing, a real eye opener. Just the slightest sweetness in the back, but so well balanced. Great complexity of citrus fruits and peels, and fresh green floral hops, an excellent beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
4.08 out of 5 based on 2,711 ratings.
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