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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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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Appearance: Burnished copper. Head is small and drops to a tiny wispy collar after a few minutes. Touches of lacing. Very clear. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Oily, dank and citrusy. Nice backing of pine resin. Huge hits of orange and grapefruit. A touch of pith, and low-grade weed. Malts run a little sweet and give a nice backbone to the hop presence. Some caramel sweetness as well. A touch of roasted malt.

Taste: Same pithy bitterness as the nose with a slightly oily pine needle finish. A building bitterness on the swallow. Orange and grapefruit assert themselves and help to balance some of the more bitter aspects. Malts are a little dialed down from the nose and provide a mild backing sweetness. Touches of mint. Mild roasted character with a bready finish.

Mouthfeel: A little thinner than I like with the style, meaning it runs a little under medium. Carbonation is on point and lends itself to a smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Touch of lingering dryness.

Overall: Definitely a solid IPA in a can. I wouldn't mind having access to this on a regular basis. Looks like Colorado scores another point in the "We make excellent beer" department.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,767 ratings