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:
2,718
Reviews:
805
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
10.29%
 
 
Wants:
253
Gots:
509
For Trade:
7
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of DoreenAndDave
4.12/5  rDev +1%
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 slusk
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
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 -7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of magic_swaggin
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StL_Rob
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of ChuckHardslab
4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass. A lovely clear dark copper color with a two finger off white head that hangs around for a few minutes before settling into a thin cap. There is visible carbonation and lots of sticky lacing down the glass. The mouthfeel is a little thin.

The smell is a nice malty sweetness with a wonderful piney and citrus hop scent that opens up a bit as it warms. There is also a slight grassy smell.

The taste pretty much follows the smell. It starts with malt up front, followed by lemon, grapefruit and pine notes from the hops, It finishes with a clean bitterness that doesn't last too long. It's very refreshing and goes down very easily.

This is one of my favorite IPA's with a distinct flavor and wonderful smell, highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of JMC_TM
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this great brew poured out of a can at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte, NC

This IPA pours a deep orange color with a thick frothy off white head that leaves great lacing down the side of your glass as you sip away. A grapefruit and pine cone smell dominate the nose with faint hints of orange peel lingering in the background. This beer is definitely hoppy with lots of citrus, but it is well balanced by the caramel malts that come out after the initial hop explosion. Medium-bodied with an abv of 6.8%, this beer could be considered sessionable for Hopheads.

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Photo of ghebel
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours copper colored, slight haze with 2 finger, creamy off-white orange tinged head that that covers the glass with laces upon dissipation.

S - Sweet caramel malt with floral, citrus, piney hops. Nice balance. Smell is inviting. Slight alcohol in the background.

T - Profile follows aroma with just the right amount of bitterness. Dry hopped "vegetal" character is noticeable on the tongue, but not over the top. Adds a bit of complexity.

M - Carbonation bite followed by sweet malts and bitterness. The bitterness is lingering and leaves the tongue numb. Warm on the swallow. Finishes dry. Body is moderate. Hop flavors coat the mouth for a few minutes post swallow.

D - Could drink plenty. Does not leave a full sensation.

Overall - Balanced IPA with both malt and hop characters, but neither are too much. Gives the impression of both working together, neither competing to be up front.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.32/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of joshuadlight
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bitter and mouth drying out of a green can. One of the darker IPAs out there, nice head on the pour, small retention and lacing. Malt backbone is barely present, and a huge hop bouquet takes over. Puckering for a single IPA, paired decent with some seared pork chops.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Brackh
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Pours a darker yellow almost red color. Super duper piney smell. Very unique smell beyond the normal IPA smell. Very hoppy taste on the front end. Get a ton of pine and a little fruit. There is something there that I don't get with other IPAs. Easy finish and a smooth taste all the way through. I really enjoy this one and I don't get to have it that often.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
4.08 out of 5 based on 2,718 ratings.
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