Modus Hoperandi | Ska Brewing Co.

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Modus HoperandiModus Hoperandi

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
65 IBU

Added by GilGarp on 03-03-2009

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Photo of ckeegan04
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear amber color with a two finger light brown head. Excellent retention and lacing. Lots of little carbonation bubbles quickly rising to the top.

S - Big grapefruit citrus aroma. Hints of a little orange as well. Faint biscuity sweetness underneath.

T - Citrusy hops up front that carry through the entire beer. Lots of grapefruit and even a touch of some tropical fruits. The malt backbone is present but very muted and gives a light biscuity taste. Finishes with a clean bitterness.

M/D - Medium bodied and very smooth. Carbonation is at a good level, could be a touch higher. Very easy drinking.

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

Photo of JKV96
4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ALC82
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benloho
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of pmcadamis
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - I tried this one in a nice little green can at Kelleher's in Peoria. It's a nice medium orange, slightly hazy, with a two finger white head that throws some good lookin' lace on the pint glass.

S - The can is three or more shades or green, and nothing could describe the nose with more accuracy. This is lively, green, fresh, and hoppy as all hell. A little pine and a good deal of zesty lime-like citrus.

T - Citrus hops, fresh green pine, and some good solid caramel malt. This one is doing everything right so far!

M - Medium bodied, fresh, firm, and well built. A lot of carbonation makes this an excellent beer to enjoy with food, and the hoppy fresh flavors really stick with you after swallowing.

D - A supremely quaffable IPA that comes in a can! This is a perfect session brew, and now you can take it fishing, camping, or to sporting events (can you have a beer at Junior's little league came? You sure can if you put a can of this excellent brew in a nice innocent can cozy).

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Photo of neckbracesub
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Cooker_stp
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Westyn
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Cresant
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 12 oz. can into a Sierra Nevada hops glass. No date. The body was semi-cloudy and bright cooper. One finger of manilla envelop colored head formed. When opened it sound flat, not much carbonation evident, but a vigorous pour created adequate head which remained throughout. Some lacing remained. The can art reflects the Ska culture.

Smell was piney and earthy. An organic rotting hay aroma.

Taste was grapefruit pith. Caramel sweetness was eclipsed by the hops which left a long lingering aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and had moderate carbonation.

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Photo of tbeq00
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A deep copper appearance, but clear. 2 fingers, huge head! Nice sticky lacing all over the glass. This is how an IPA should always look!

S - Tons of piny, and citrusy hops.

T - Like the smell, tons of hops! Piny and citrusy! Very well balanced. Alcohol is pretty prevelant for a 6.5% brew, or I would have given it a 4.5

M - Full bodied and well carbonated!

O - About as good of an IPA out there. Very cool that it comes in cans. Wish I could get this in Georgia. Thanks to my bro who got this for me for Christmas, brought back while out west on vacation!

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Photo of NJB145
4.16/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Wer34truh
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MidwestBA
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours an almost clear amber color that resembles iced tea. A 1 finger white head melts into a frothy cap with a raised collar that holds on to the glass.

S - Sweet ruby red grapefruit, woody pine, toffee malt, mint.

T - Pine comes out first then a blast of mint leaf hits, the caramel malt brings in some cookie-like sweetness and rides out until the finish. Leafy mint and grapefruit rind take over toward the finish and coat the mouth with different kind of bitterness.

M - Medium body, crisp, adequate carbonation.

I picked this up randomly and I'm glad I did. Lots of leafy mint and citrus rind hops going on as well as a solid malt bill. This provides an afterburner type bitterness. Well done. I'm looking forward to trying more beers from this brewery.

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Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jwswigs
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Kirk
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ocelot2500
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an amber orange color with a thick off white head. Plenty of lacing on the glass.

Smells of a big citrus and pine flavor. A little maltiness can also be found.

Tastes of the big citrus and pine hops upfront with a good malty backbone to support it. The malt is a nice sweet caramel malt. This is not unbalanced.

The mouthfeel has a medium body with a creamy and smooth finish.

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Photo of bismarksays
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of captainbearcat
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Proclarush
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
4.08 out of 5 based on 2,733 ratings.
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