Modus Hoperandi | Ska Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
skabrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
65 IBU

Added by GilGarp on 03-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,711
Reviews:
802
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
Wants:
251
Gots:
507
For Trade:
7
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Photo of Beerbirdnerd
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Purp1eOne
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Burkbom23
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of daem3384
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cambabeer
3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of laketang
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from a can dated best by 7-1-2016

bright amber in color with a great pillowy head
real hoppy smells, earthy but some sweetness too
great hop bitterness, resiny. nice balance for me.
medium mouthfeel chewy, clean finish.

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Photo of MickeyHops
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 10Crumra
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hockeypuck
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a nice golden amber with a large foam head that lasts for 20-30 seconds. Smells consist of citrus and pine with a very nice hops blend. Taste is very nice, bite of hops, splash of citrus, and a nice dry finish give this beer a great appeal. I really like this IPA, one of my favorites for sure. Very nice Ska.

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Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.27/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MosesKo
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NJBrews609
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MDDMD
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Tsnider123
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gphelps70
3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark caramel color, with 30% opacity. Head sticks and laces on the sides.

Sweet caramel and grapefruit on the nose, with fresh oranges.

Very balanced flavor with tons of pale malt, some caramel, pine, breadiness, and orange peel. The pine wins out at the end, still retaining balance and familiarity.

Feel is sticky, resiny, carbonated, and sharp.

Overall this is a great IPA, very tasty and will have again. I like Mandarina better though due to its abundant freshness and total fruity paradise.

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Photo of skaboom420
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tlema1
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: reddish amber color, nice white head
S: malty and herbal
T: bitter, malty, resinous
F: really coats the tongue, dry finish
O: true to DIPA style, but more bitter than I like in a beer

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Photo of JustinPStewart
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The look is the highlight here with a good amber colour with a good white head poured from a 12 oz van

S - Toffee, pine, resins and grass. Smells definitely like a dipa

T - follow the smell but less on the caramel malt and more on the herbal notes and a bit of citrus

F - Above average carbonation, quite thick

O - A very bitter brew, not a fruity ipa, a but sweet, a bit dryer might have been appreciated. A bit medicinal

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