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RATINGS: 935   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (205) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Can. Pours a very clear rusty orange. Smell is citrus and pine, taste is much the same. Bitter up front with caramel malt character, subdued fruity hop qualities on the finish. Well done but not a personal favorite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (973) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
12 oz can poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Clear amber/golden brown with 2.5 fingers of off-white head. Light lacing. Aromas of toast, biscuit, nutty notes, citrus. Tastes of toast, biscuit, some nutty notes, grapefruit citrus, sweet malt, light pine and resin, bitter floral and piney hops. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, semi-malty mouthfeel.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (403) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Modus Hoperandi is a staple of Colorado’s craft beer scene. It’s an undeniably impressive feat to have an IPA (one of the most overdone craft styles) that stands out in a state that makes a shit ton of great brews. Needless to say, the awesome can art and sweet name aren’t all that this beer has going for it. Modus Hoperandi has an amber color with some haze and an abundant off-white head. Smell is complex but a little light. There’s pine, grapefruit, caramel, and subtle pineapple in the aroma. Taste incorporates all of those elements. The strong grapefruit and pine notes are paired with resinous bitterness. Yet, the ale’s surprisingly malty middle smooths out the flavor and shows off the hops’ tropical notes. Pineapple, mango, and orange flavors are given a brief appearance. The finish is refreshingly wet with a lingering bitterness that sticks to the palate, tongue, and roof of the mouth. While I prefer American IPA’s that are more crisp (and bitter) than this, I love Modus Hoperandi’s depth of flavor and solid balance. Though the ABV and IBU’s aren’t as high as some of the newer IPA’s on the market, this beer is still an icon.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maltman53 (265) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUL 6, 2014
I see the 98 score but this beer is a little outside my style of IPA. The beer has tons of caramel malt that eclipse the aroma hops I like in an IPA. There is a nice bittering hop finish, though. Overall, the beer is out-of-balance for my taste, but for the CaraMalt fans this is a winner.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pricey290483 (177) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
really really nice beer a good amount of hoppyness a fruiy taste that will leave you wanting more i hope to come across this beer again

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1410) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Can, bbf December 2014. The name of this brewery and the beer does set off my crap alarm. It pours clear copper with a small white head. Caramel, soap, sweet onion, grain, bread. Reminds me a bit of a lighter version of Gubna. Pretty big bodied, oily texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Malty and not crisp.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seanpg (23) - IRELAND - JUL 5, 2014
Lovely pour from can with golden and white head. Lively malt citrus aroma with orange and quite a bittering on tge palate but in a good way. I lije this beer and a good ipa example

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (240) - ITALY - JUL 5, 2014
355ml can. Pours clear amber with a beautiful frothy light brown head. Smells of caramel, citrus tropical fruits, hoppy resinous notes. Taste is sweet malts, some caramel, citrus and fruits again and a lot of resinous bitter hops. Long lasting dry bitter finish. Excellent IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2272) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2014
Boks fra Systembolaget Lund, på hytta juli-14: klar gylden med kort skum. En vårlig spasertur gjennom furulunden. Grapefrukt galore i tillegg. Kitty nikker anerkjennende, klare og sterke inntrykk for SEK 23.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5522) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Draught at Taphouse. Dark amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, malt, caramel and a nice bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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