Modus Hoperandi | Ska Brewing Co.

Modus HoperandiModus Hoperandi
BA SCORE
4.1/5
2,744 Ratings
Modus HoperandiModus Hoperandi
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:
#1,970
Reviews:
812
Ratings:
2,744
pDev:
10.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
254
Gots:
517
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 2,744 |  Reviews: 812
Photo of BeerAmbassador
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a amber-orange color with just a tint of haze. Two finger head with decent retention and some nice lacing. Grapefruit peel and fresh pineapple juice on the nose. Some malty sweetness as well. Medium bodied on the palate with just enough carbonation. Sweetness from the malt is kept in check by the bitterness from the hops. A really nicely balanced delicious beer from Ska.

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Photo of nycwinter
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of wchasse222
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of dogfish7
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Stoshua
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of ABOWMan
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I'll give SKA bonus points for this beer. Very clever.

My ale poured a big two fingered head of amber, fine foam that exhibited nice lacing throughout this drinking session. The color was a nice tea colored golden brown with moderate clarity.

The aroma is of piney resinous hops. I'm not sure what else is there as the hop aroma was so robust that it burned out my olfactory senses!

This beer is not for anyone that isn't in love with hops. There is a very intense resinous hop flavor with a nice sweet malt background, but not much else in the way of depth of flavor. But who cares! If you love hops, this ale with satisfy your craving for sure.

Drinkability is average unless you want to burn out your taste buds on bitter hops. Still, a respectable IPA. I'd enjoy another if I had one.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of magic_swaggin
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baseballrock
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoreenAndDave
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is a nice light amber color with a beige head that lingers nicely. Smell is great: lots of floral hops with some citrus and bread. Taste is excellent: it's complex and hoppy with a nice floral yet bitter finish. Mouthfeel is good; it's nicely carbonated and quite drinkable. All in all, an excellent IPA. Flavorful hops, aggressive but not overpowering.

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Photo of GabrielM
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from the can because that's how I drink Modus!

A - the can looks good.

S - a fresh blast of citrus hops explodes from the can when I crack it open.

T - awesome! Bitter hop bite that is perfectly eased with some sweet malt action on the way down.

M - tart, sweet, refreshing all at once. Creamy even. Freaking delicious!

O - Modus is not only an outstanding IPA, but one you can take anywhere. Love this brew and always have my fridge stocked with it.

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Photo of FishPondManager
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of TimG_0913
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Very smooth, well crafted would definitely recommend this brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of rwf08
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark amber with thick full head that goes away pretty fast. Pretty good lacing on the top but once the head is gone no more lacing.

S: Bitter grapefruit citrus. Strong rind aroma. Some vegital qualities. Sweet caramel malt followed by warming alcohol.

T: Bitter, grapefruit and some pine comes through. Sweet malt on the finish. Alcohol doesn't come through as much in the taste.

M: Close to medium but still thin. Dry finish and good carbonation.

D: My favorite go to IPA. Isn't the best out there but for the price, and since it comes in cans, this is my favorite. Not rated as high because I have had better but I can get this all the time and love it.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of slusk
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Pours a slightly hazy copper with a long lasting off white head. Nice lacing.

S: Bright, spicy pine and citrus with orange peel and light caramel. Slight earthiness and ever-so-slight catty hop.

T: Piney, citrus hop forward. light musty, earthy, catty. Bready, light toast and caramel.

F: medium light body, Moderate carbonation. Dry finish, a little astringency.

O: Great beer. Nice big hop flavor and aroma with a well balanced bitterness. Malty underpinning balances the bitterness. Nice complex hop profile with a caramel sweetness that finishes fairly dry. Alcohol is well hidden.

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3.76/5  rDev -8.3%

Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,744 ratings
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