Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 1176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
frpilz (111) - Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Overwhelmin aroma of grapefruit and a bit of lilac bush. Nice head upon pour , and a dazzling semi opaque orange amber color. Striking appearence, then you can actually begin to taste with your nose in a way as you begin to sip. Refreshing burst of hop flavor, decent carbonation, not too much but there. Medium body has a crisp mouthfeel. Slight creaminess at the end. No sweet elements that I noticed, citrus, clove, and a bit of burnt toast taste. Sort of ashy tasting, not as balanced as I like, but definatly a high end American style hopped up IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbradley (2) - - MAY 6, 2012 does not count
Piney hoppy goodness. Not bad for coming in a can. Nice finish. Good citrus flavor. Welcome addition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (5539) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Pours deep gold into a shaker. White head quickly recedes to hug rim. Resin aromas. Deep caramel and resin aromas. Sweet caramel upfront turning to biscuit before the lasting sour resin finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2012
great easy drinking IPA! Great palate and great taste. Hits everything you expect of an IPA. Wish I could get more SKA in Minnesota!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Had this one on-tap at Lindley Park Filling Station in GSO on 12/8/11. Pour yielded a dark amber-orange with a thin head. What little head was there created some killer lacing though. Pretty beer in the glass. Mild citrus nose. Orange, pineapple, green hops. Flavor is dull and bitter. Faded grapefruit-like bitterness. Bitter hops for sure, but not all that flavorful. Decent finish. Alright IPA, but I expected more. I guess that’s the danger of checking reviews *before* having the beer, something I try not to do too often.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (2389) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2012
Tap. Two fingers of creamy very light tan head on a mostly clear dark amber orange. Some slight sweet citrus in the aroma with light caramel and maltiness as well. Sticky hops wiu grapefruit pine and some herbal qualities. Bit malty and a bit heavy but not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2012
Amber pour. Thick white head that lasts. Sweetish flavors to start, kind of sticky, then leads to a good dose of hop and bitter finish. Straightforward, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22391) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
29th March 2012
Can in Haandverkstuene. Hazy amber beer, tidy off white head. Light crisp palate. Minerals. Caramel malt supports grassy skunky hops. Marmalade fruits, well buried. Mild malt cream before the semi dry finish. Decent and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
36 cl bottle @ O’Hara’s Freehouse. Rated on 18.02.2011
Aroma has hops, exotic fruits and some gooseberry bush. Flavour is hoppy with fruits, some gooseberry bush and grapefruit. Slightly too sweet stuff for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2012
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 Smell is nice mix of sweet citrus and pine. Nice gold appearance. Taste is piney, bready, malty; mildly sweet. Would have liked the pine to be slightly less accented, but it’s more balanced than, say, Ranger. Classic East Coast IPA. Good mouthfeel - finishes nice and crisp. UPDATE: Had to uprate this one slightly. I go to it more than a lot of other IPAs out there. Some batches are also less piney than others. Either way, it’s still consistently a very good, highly drinkable, well-balanced IPA.

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