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RATINGS: 1131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2011
slow creeping bitter on a pretty dark colored ipa in a can. i like this beer. good looking structure, nice lacing and retention. even citrus and pine. best ipa in a can in my market.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1468) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Cans available at the Market on Bald Head island. What a pleasant surprise, great IPA with a tendancy to the medicinal and alcoholic side. golden with modest head

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (763) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2011
12 oz can.
Hazy dark amber, thin tan head, patchy lace.
Big piney aroma at first, followed by peach, citrus and caramel.
Flavor is piney hops, with a slight caramel sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibeerlove (113) - Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Piney slight mangoey citrud aroma well Complimented by a sweet caramelly malt scent smells like an imperial ipa appearance is a light ruby red, first taste is slightly grassy and goes into a sharp pine and finishes with a sweet slightly roasty malt

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rebella (39) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2011
Bottled. Never been disappointed with SKA and neither with this am I disappointed. Aroma of herbs and pine. Taste of caramel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2011
on draft at oskar blues liquid and solids, this is a great beer out of the cans, first time on draft and just as good. tasty refreshing ipa great for throwing horseshoes and enjoying the hell out of a hoppy beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3108) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Can from Bruisin’ Ales. Canned IPA: smart. I actually have just passed on picking this up because I have never been impressed by SKA, even their double IPA was just okay. Brian and Bruisin’ Ales spoke quite highly of Modus Hoperandi and the guy knows his stuff. Right after the pour I’m quite impressed. This is way better than the Decandent IIPA, just by aroma alone. This one is very, very dank with lots of pine and herbs and a sticky, resinous scent. The first thing I think is that I need to buy some cans every time I go back. The palate is spot on, just sticky enough. Great flavor here too. Lots of evergreen and even notes of mint with some smooth caramel-tasting malts. This is absolutely great. It could be the best IPA I’ve had in a can so far.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2011
12 oz can pours a clear amber with a 1 finger head. Aroma is grapefruity cascade hops, mild pine, and toffee sweetness. Very dank and hop-forward. Body is medium but with enough carbonation to lend it a lightly creamy mouthfeel..just perfect for a session IPA. Flavor is resinous hops, then more hops, then some mild toffee sweetness, then light alcohol burn that infuses itself with a lasting piney bitterness and a dry, dry finish. This is one of my top 3 value priced, go-to, session IPAs alonside New Belgium Ranger and (the best in my opinion) Avery’s canned IPA. Great for the summer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2012 I enjoyed this beer very much. Not too much caramel sweetness. Great fresh west coast cascade hope flavor. Finished bitter but not over powering. Well made, however, slightly boring. 2/14/12 Previous was possibly old? You can definitely smell the freshness of this beer. It’s quite amazing actually. Plenty of pine, which seems to be missing from the IPAs I have had lately, which all seem more citrusy. The smell is seriously like smelling a big bag of hops. Taste is fairly bitter throughout. I would have guessed about 80 ibus. Enjoyability 4/5.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (6392) - Utah, USA - MAY 22, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 On tap at Trident grill in Tucson
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber with a small white head and good lacing
Aroma: Fruity and caramel
Taste: Fruity, sweet caramel and tangy grapefruit
OK 7/3/6/3/14

7/11/13: Picked up a 12oz can at Wilburs to rerate this, and glad I did. Wow, this is great. Aroma if dank hops, grapefruit and pine resin. Flavors of grapefruit, pine resin and bitter
I could drink this everyday. Hoppy, bitter and dank but very drinkable. I love these kinds of IPA’s, wish they all were like this.


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