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RATINGS: 1087   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adam42381 (383) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Best by 02/21/11 printed on can. Appearance: Pours a clear medium golden amber with a 2-3 finger fluffy light tan head. Excellent head retention. Smell: Sweet citrus, grapefruit and piney hops with a light caramel malt background. Taste: Grapefruit and pine up front with a hint of toasted malt in the middle and more bitter grapefruit at the finish. Very bitter lemon zest aftertaste. The taste is nowhere near as sweet as the aroma. Not a bad thing. Mouthfeel: Light-to-medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Quite sticky from the oily hops. Drinkability: Very high drinkability. You could knock back a few without much difficulty. Overall: Very solid IPA. I prefer a little more sweetness to balance out the bitterness but this will definitely do. Worth trying for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammer (1081) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Copper colored pour from a can. Thin head. Aroma and taste is pine, citrus and hops. In a word - excellent. This is what an IPA should taste like. Very well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Funny how I sometimes forget to rate beers that are a staple consumption item. Moderate orange color, sparing head formation. Great hoppy aroma trending towards piney and herbal side, light bit of caramel malt as well. Well constructed body with lots of piney hops flavors, but not overly dry and devoid of all malt contributions. Prickly finish with a light bit of dustiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Sampled on 9/22/2010. This IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz can. Large sized white foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is grapefruity, floral, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity, piney and citrusy. Nice carbonation. A high bitterness IPA. Hop flavors are kind of juicy. Just wish it had a little more of a malt backbone. Still a very nice IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp and a touch dry. Aftertaste is bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Strong resiny hop aroma, sticky and bright. Clear copper, small head, though it looks like the can started to leak a bit, perhaps from the flight. Very light on the tongue, save for a sharp spicy bitterness and mild caramel body. Very clean and dry, refreshing to drink, another great ska brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5555) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2010 Courtesy of northernbrews

Can: The aroma has lots of tropical fruits, mango, and citrus hops. It pours a transparent amber with a small soapy off-white head that leaves spotty lacing behind. The flavor starts with lots of tropical fruits, pineapple, and mango. The finish has moderate citrus hops with a touch of pine. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2141) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Can(s) in Santa Fe, NM.

Glorious tropical-juicy nose, just the right malt backing to support the flavorful amarillo-ish hops. Splendid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7951) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2011 Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Poured a clear orange with a white head that dissipated to the edges but laced nicely. Aroma had a strong pine note with a hint of citrus and a cereal backbone. Flavor was full of pine, there was no citrus from the aroma and the same cereal backbone was there.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3373) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2010 Draft at the KC F.S. and again at Marfields. Really fine IPA. Darker than expected color with a medium white head and a little lacing. The bitterness is nice, a little towards the piney side but definitely not overpowering. well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (1048) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2010
UPDATED: APR 28, 2014 Can. Aroma is tons of fresh floral hops with a nice malt backbone. Notes of pine, pepper, and citrus stand out. Palate is perfect, a little dry with a strong bitter aftertaste. Flavor brings some of the malt forward. Very impressive for a standard ipa.


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