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RATINGS: 885   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Itís 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Bottle thanks to Bardwashrind (BA)!
Fiery amber body with a soapy white head. Nose is soap, pine, some caramel malt sweetness adding a light balance. Bitter flavor is astringently soapy, some grapefruit and pine. Lightly grassy and salty finish to the moderate body. Quite clean and bitter, but the hop could use some balance, whether with different variety or more malt. It comes off singular and lightly offensive as is, particularly in the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2010
On tap and, for this rating, a12oz can from Kegs and Barrels in Plano. Pours a glowing light copper body topped with an ivory head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma of both piney and citrus hops. Some tangerine notes really come through. Flavor of bready/caramel malt balanced by citrus (orange zest/grapefruit) hops. Lightly floral in the end. Medium bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel and body. Solid and a very easy drinker.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Picked this up back in Chicago, never heard of SKA brewing so I bought it for name solely. Thatís ok, excellent fucking bier! Wicked hoppy in every sense. Bright orange with a big fluff head. havenít rated a beer in a while, so im a bit rusty. awesome flavors. citrusy and big, hop headed, ignorant and in my face. super tasey.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rader58 (763) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Pours a hazy orange amber. Strong floral aroma with a hint of malt. Flavor is floral, citrus with malt to balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttutony (607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Copper color in the glass with a thin offwhite head. Citrus and spruce hop aromas. Hop bitterness on the palate is tempered nicely by the malty base. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (7103) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Floral and grassy nose. Nice amberish pour. Medium bodied. Nice overall IPA. Rated 10/18/09

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
imjohnward (7) - , Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2010 does not count
Pleasantly surprised by the floral and grassy notes. Very lively going down and awesome bitter finish. just right

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bubbz696 (9) - USA - APR 23, 2010 does not count
Huge aroma on the nose. Very piney and resinous. While still being a very sessionable IPA, the hop taste on the palate is huge. Itís in a can too so the hop heads have a great beer to go camping with. Ska hit it big with this one!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elpresidente19 (30) - Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2010
Wow. I opened the can, and I can smell it from where Iím sitting. I hate to describe IPAís like this, but its skunky, in a very, very good way. Tons of citrus, especially grapefruit, with a bit of blood orange. Very resinous with a strong malt backbone. Very well made, and a new personal fav.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
scrob (53) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2010
pop the can and it smells like flowers and hops. so good i must drink 3-4 sips right away. amber color in the glass. back to the aroma - i cant think of another beer that smells so good each time i tip the glass into my mouth. aftertaste hangs around just long enough to remind you how good it tasted... my new favorite ipa


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