DonnM38 (12) - Hartford, South Dakota, USA - DEC 4, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím not going to complicate this one because itís just a damn good IPA. It pours a nice amber color with a very frothy head that lingers. The aroma is as good as any beer youíve ever had. The taste is nothing short of fantastic. The right amount of "hop" in the middle that just hangs there and then finishes as smooth as any IPA Iíve had. Thank you again Beertopia. Who would have thought a six pack of cans could taste this good.
GrungyBob (62) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a clear red amber with thick soft off white head, looks great. Aroma, a subtle smokey chardness, with lots of pine. Initial taste malty sweet with huge pine hops, very dry finish, makes the mouth salivate for more. A very good ipa
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish amber-thick off-white head, Aroma strong with caramel malt, piney hops, herbal, some citrus. resinous piney hop flavor-chewy, slightly rough around the edges, but I like it. medium body, would make a great session beer- good balance of malt, hops, and bitterness, A little different, but good.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: Another wonderful canned beer. Great balance. Not much to say, itís just a great beer.
TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a sparkling, clear, light to medium, orangey amber with a large, off-white head that kept a small head and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel; and moderate to heavy grapefruit and orange hops; lighter pine hops and hints of underlying resinous hops. The initial flavor was sweet and light to moderately bitter; while the finish was sweet and rather bitter with a long duration. There was grape fruit, caramel malt, a little pine, orange rind, then a little rubbery and resinous hops at the tail end keeping it from being perfect in my mind. The light to medium body was a bit syrupy and sticky on the lips with fizzy and tingly carbonation and a slightly metallic finish.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ska Brewing Company--Modus Hoperandi India Pale Ale--Hand Crafted Durango--Walk, Kite, Recycle, Hide, Seek, Plant, Recycle, Grow, Shower, HHH, Tube, Recycle--12 oz. Can purchased at Colorados Liquor Outlet, Colorado Springs, Colorado on 11/21/2010. Sampled 11/21/2010 and 11/24/2010. 6.8% ABV. 65 IBUís. Thick pour. Thin white light lace head. Clear bright amber gold color. Rich floral hop front. Smooth rich zesty mild sweet tangy caramel smooth hop infused crisp rich IPA body. Dry balanced tangy clean bitter hop spice end. 6-Pack $9.99. (4.25 / 5.0)
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
First tried this at Durham World Beer Festival 2010. Good pour from the can with biggish bubble head and sturdy lacing. A bit of barn and dirt in the nose (did someone spill gueuze in this batch??). Hops all over my tongue but balanced by sweet malt body. Smoother than most IPAs--doesnít have that snap/dryness to it.
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Thanx Fastpass11. Brilliant pour with dome fine head. What a nose! The fuity IPA aroma just bellows out of your mug. And that translates into some great taste. Enjoy
drupgyu (9) - USA - NOV 15, 2010 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ska produces another fine brew that comes in a can (!). Great taste made more entertaining by the can design. Worth a try for IPA fans. Break out your Specials records and skank to the Modus.
dalekliz (912) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a clear dark amber with a huge fluffy white head. Light aroma, of citrus, hops, malt, a hint of pine and sugar. Taste is bitter and smooth, of hops, malt, citrus, sugar, and a bit floral. Lingering creamy bitterness. Decent.
Vir4030 (599) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2011 Pours a medium reddish brown with an off-white head out of a can. Very hoppy aroma. Biting flavor, with a hoppy finish. Tastes a lot better when itís not ice cold.