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SKA Modus Hoperandi IPA

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RATINGS: 976   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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It’s Old Man Bitter

A mix of citrus and pine that will remind you of the time you went on a vision quest with your Native American cousin and you woke up in a pine grove full of grapefruit trees.

An American-style India Pale Ale with a deep golden-orange color. Bitter and hoppy, with a surprisingly smooth finish.

Modus Hoperandi, an IPA sitting at 6.8% ABV and 65 IBUs.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
Can. Resin, fruity, lemon, light sweetness, booze makes it feel like a DIPA, sticky maltiness. Not quite one for me, but not saying I didn’t like it. Just didn’t impress me so much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Can, thanks to Eugene. Pours clear amber with white head; splotchy lacing. Aroma: herbal, leafy, with healthy dose of pine and caramel. Taste: moderate sweetness with a sharp and lasting bitter finish. Imagine somebody made a forest-flavored bitter caramel. Palate: medium body, oily texture, average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vjohans (45) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Grapefruit in aroma, very fruity bitterness, dirty caramel taste. Medium body, soft carbonation

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ryberget (1) - - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
A very nice and fresh beer. strongly recommended to everyone! Clear grapefruit at the palate.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MacBoost (1274) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Can. Best before date of dec 02, 2014. Pours a slightly hazed amber with a small white head. Aromas of pine tar and some light citrus. Taste is bitter and semi sweet. Very low carb. Very old school hop profile. This beer would have been great in 2009. As it is, it has to take a back seat to the new wave of late addition juicy tropical hop explosion flavored IPAs. This is dated and tired. Finishes flat, bitter and sticky. No.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1429) - - AUG 28, 2014
Can. Copper with a 1 finger off white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pineapple, caramel and pine. Taste is similar but more pine forward with a tangerine Jolly Rancher finish. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (679) - - AUG 23, 2014
Caramalt, peach, apricot, weed. Sweet citrus, marmalade, heady pine hops, hint of lime, bittersweet finish. Quite sweet for an IPA but hoppiness slowly grows on the palate nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (258) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Very nice IPA, with some nice hop, citrus, pine and grassy flavors. Smooth and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (648) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Poured from can to glass. Thanks to "Danyel" for the package! Aroma is malt forward, huge papaya, melon, pine, mandarin orange. Mouthfeel is great with a medium body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout but not cloying, with a nice bitterness in the following that extends through the finish. Overall this is a very well made brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (467) - - AUG 17, 2014
12 oz can bought at Mariano’s. Pours a clear dark orange/copper with fading off white head that fades to nil. Aroma is dank hop bitterness with pine resin. Flavor is bitter, but overall malty, a solid balance of the two. Medium bodied with active carbonation.


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