Modus Hoperandi | Ska Brewing Co.

Modus HoperandiModus Hoperandi
BA SCORE
88.5%
Liked This Beer
4.1 w/ 2,742 ratings
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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:
#1,961
Reviews:
812
Ratings:
2,742
Liked:
2,427
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
10.24%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
255
Gots:
517
Trade:
8
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,742 |  Reviews: 812
Photo of Ilafan
3.51/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbauer
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orphan
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another great IPA that I don't mind drinking at all. I'll be buying more.

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Photo of heymikew
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a big three finger off white head that settles into a thinner creamy layer.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop driven aroma with a scent of citrus, grass, and pine. Citrus hop scent of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, and tangerine along with pineapple. Earthy hop scent of pine resin and grass. Malt scent of caramel, grains, and cracker along with yeast. A really nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and earthy hop forward taste with notes of citrus fruit, pine, and grass. Citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, and tangerine with some pineapple. Earthy hop notes of grass and pine resin. Malt notes of caramel, cracker, and grains along with some yeast. A very good hoppy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, fairly oily, and drying.

Overall: A very good IPA. Nice mix of citrus, grass, and pine hop notes with a solid caramel malt backing.

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Photo of williamphelps
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Color is deep amber with some red. Lacing is present and pretty. Head is minimal. Aroma is medium plus intensity and very nice; pine needles, sap, overripe grapefruit, overripe pineapple, tilled fresh earth. Palate is less sappy more citrus and tropical fruit, bread and toast malt, though finishing in bitter grapefruit and pine needles. Pros nice lacing, big beautiful aroma, not too bitter of a finish, nice full body, balanced alcohol with only slight bitter alcohol cloy, delicious, nice balance. Cons minimal head, high alcohol (6.8), less refreshing then others because of intensity of flavor. 93/100.

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Photo of CCutch
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boverhof3
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KLHBB
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a gorgeous amber, smells of hops, grapefruit, orange pith. Taste follows, just a little too hoppy for me with little malt and no brown sugar to temper the bitterness. Nice feel, glad I tried it. Now let's try something else.

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Photo of Moestavern
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.37/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Way over-rated. A metallic after-taste wouldn't quit and revealed reliance on hops and less on craft.
My first from Ska, I can't give a good review.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mytu420
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattBeer
3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a beautiful beer that tastes almost medicinally bitter. There's so little going on flavor wise, other than bitterness. I was disappointed...perhaps because I'd spent the afternoon drinking Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA?

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Photo of Lorihall1
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into an El Catador teku glass.

A: Hazy and dark gold, with relatively low visible carbonation. Forms a finger's worth of off-white head that has great retention. A pretty standard East Coast IPA appearance, but nice.

S: Resin, tangerine, and grapefruit pith. The toasted biscuit malts are substantial, though no caramel or toffee sweetness in the mix (at least on the nose). Lesser notes of flowery and herbal hops. Nice, albeit old-school perhaps.

T: Juicy grapefruit, citrus pith, some melon and resin. Bready malts, with just a touch of caramel. A hefty grapefruit bitterness in the hang – it stops short of being over the top, but toes the line a bit.

M: Medium body with good carbonation sensation. Alcohol presence seems about average.

O: A tasty IPA for sure. Rather reminiscent of Jai Alai, with the juicy grapefruit and the hefty malt bill. I could do without the caramel in the malts, but as I said it is minimal. Pretty well done – I wouldn’t hesitate to grab a sixer of these if I was looking for an old-school hopped (both in variety and without the crazy dry-hopping schedule) East Coast IPA. I don’t imagine I’ll be getting any more though; I think this is a limited-time distribution here, and it certainly isn’t worth trading for. I would prefer Jai Alai…let alone Sunshine City…for canned local options. But if I was somewhere and it was on tap, I wouldn’t hesitate to order one. Scores include a bit of a bump for nostalgic reasons.

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Photo of JCastaBarry
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ChuckTom
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of phatsmackey
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HabaJohn
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcb7472
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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