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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured a clear copper color into a pint glass, lots of white fluffy head. smells like a hoppy forest of pine and honey. seriously, straight up pine trees and sweet honey. the taste doesn't fall far from the (pine tree).. lots of hop flavors explode in your mouth as you take the first sip.. bitter, sweet, citrusy - every hop profile seems to appear in this fine beverage! it's a medium body beer but goes down like a light bodied beer - perfect carbonation, lacing to the bottom of the glass.. this beer is excellent.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Czequershuus
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a pale amber with a large head, The aroma is classic, with caramel and toasted malts, pine, bitter orange peel, and dried mango. The flavor starts slightly sweet, with burnt sugar caramel malts leading, then becomes fruity, with citrus peel, dried mango, mandarin orange, and finishes with a nice and bitter dry pine. The mouthfeel is fairly full, with bright carbonation. Overall this is an excellent beer - a classic wets coast IPA that hits all the right notes.

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Photo of msumike89
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 98green
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap. Classic west coast IPA style. The hops lean more piney than tropical, but the punch is there. Not much malt, so the hops stand out. Glad I finally had a chance to try it.

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Courtesy of TimmyJ21.

Appearance: Burnished copper. Head is small and drops to a tiny wispy collar after a few minutes. Touches of lacing. Very clear. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Oily, dank and citrusy. Nice backing of pine resin. Huge hits of orange and grapefruit. A touch of pith, and low-grade weed. Malts run a little sweet and give a nice backbone to the hop presence. Some caramel sweetness as well. A touch of roasted malt.

Taste: Same pithy bitterness as the nose with a slightly oily pine needle finish. A building bitterness on the swallow. Orange and grapefruit assert themselves and help to balance some of the more bitter aspects. Malts are a little dialed down from the nose and provide a mild backing sweetness. Touches of mint. Mild roasted character with a bready finish.

Mouthfeel: A little thinner than I like with the style, meaning it runs a little under medium. Carbonation is on point and lends itself to a smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Touch of lingering dryness.

Overall: Definitely a solid IPA in a can. I wouldn't mind having access to this on a regular basis. Looks like Colorado scores another point in the "We make excellent beer" department.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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2.86/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Can. Best by date of 12/01/11 - this being only 6/21/11 I wouldn’t want to hold onto it unitl December but meh what do I know. Poured into a tulip glass dark copper color with a 1 finger light tan head that settles down at a medium pace. Not overly fruity aroma but definite notes of grapefruit/orange. Some floral type notes as well. Medium mouthfeel. Grapefruit, metallic, and then a building bitterness that seems to get fairly bitter. Lingering bitterness. This IPA just didn’t fit well with me. IMO not very balanced and had some off flavors both in the nose and the taste. Minimal lace.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kingcrowing
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a tumbler.

Pours a hazy amber/wheat color with almost no head and just a bit of lacing. Nose is nice and hoppy, fruity, fresh and crisp.

Damn, very good. Very bitter and hoppy, almost to the point of an IIPA w/ a low abv. It's still got a light maltiness, a bit weak but for a West coast IPA I think it's perfect. Smooth and sweet at first with a bitterness in the back that lingers for a bit.

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Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing Co.
4.08 out of 5 based on 2,734 ratings.
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