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
Ranking:
#2,250
Reviews:
820
Ratings:
2,767
pDev:
10.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
254
Gots:
527
Trade:
7
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a: a dark, rich amber color. so rich it almost has some purple and ruby red notes. pretty clear. 3 finger tan white head

s: smell is juicy citrus - grapefruit, mango, hint of passion fruit. nice rich pine syrup, big bready malty backbone as well. aroma finishes with clean hops. its a really well balance smelling beer

t: taste is much more pine-forward than the aroma. pine, sap, earthy bitterness, unsweetened tea all at the front. middle of the mouth hits you with some of that piney, grapefruit bitterness. the finish is some sweet caramel malt and a slightly syrup-like flavor

m: medium mouthfeel with enough carbonation to make you feel it in your stomach after a few sips

o: reminds me of a toned-down Torpedo. i'm not a huge Torpedo guy, and for some reason this isn't really catching me either. if you like pine-forward beers, this will really be down your alley. its clean, has a real nice pine & pine bitterness taste. it feels a little too rich for a 6.8%, but if you drink it a little colder that won't really matter so much. overall, i can tell its a really solid beer, however it just isn't speaking to me

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer came to me as an extra in a trade. I'm really glad it did because this IPA was a big surprise. I'm partial to IPA's with citrus notes that are well balanced. This one had a hint of citrus but is strong on the pine smell and taste. Pine dominant beers usually aren't my thing, but it works so well with this beer that it was a great change from my usual rotation of IPA's. The balance comes in with a nice malt finish that sneeks in just enough sweetness to make this beer very drinkable. I recommend that you seek Modus out if you can buy it in your area.

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