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RATINGS: 993   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2009
12oz bottle from bruisin ales. pours a clear amber color with a thin white head and solid lacing. aroma was quite pleasing with citrusy hops, a bit of tropical fruit, pine, and a touch of sugary sweetness. flavor was surprisingly well balanced with fresh, leafy hops, grapefruit, orange, and caramel malts adding a great sweetness. finish is mildly bitter with some lingering citrus and sugar cane. mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery which is my only true knock on this brew. glad i was able to try this one fresh. solid brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6257) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Can. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, caramel), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough, sweat). Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly to moderately astringent. Pretty ordinary and a little rough around the edges. Very raw, resinous hop aroma...very little is enticing about the nose. Typical abrasive mouth experience, but to style I suppose. Meh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2465) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2009
12 oz. can transferred to a pint glass at Lunar Brewing. Poured a golden/amber hue with a foamy, fairly lasting, off white head that left some nice, clingy lacing. The aroma was a nice mix of pine and citrus. The flavor exposed light, smooth malt with the resin coming forward over the citrus. Medium bodied and fresh, with a pleasantly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1359) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2009
can. copper pour with nice head. aroma of piney hops and citrus. tastes much the same with peppery bitterness. very nice IPA

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBunker (722) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2009
12oz can. Pours copper with foamy tan head. Heavy carbonation. Quite a bit of sediment noticed in the body. Aroma if hops, citrus fruit, pine, and dirt. Taste starts off with lots of grapefruit and pine. Unfortunately the hops were somewhat subdued in this beer. At first, you get a nice, btiter hop bite which quickly fades. The hops fade into a dry, dusty malt taste. Body is light. Mild alcohol burn. Finish is very dry, almost chalky. I was dissapointed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Can: Pours a hazy dark golden color with yeast floating about. The tan 2 finger head disappears fairly quickly but leaves nice lacing to follow. The aroma is sweet citrus, mostly oranges with some pine as well. The taste is slightly cloying and sweet but it works okay for this beer. Grapefruit dominates the taste and finish. The mouth feel is medium light with a moderately bitter finish. Iím pleasantly surprised by this beer and would pick it up to have around the pool or lake where bottles donít work.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (1941) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra. Bottled, surprisingly. This brewís main awesomeness comes from the bitter finish. Also thin bodied and can taste the alcohol. No matter what, Ska impressed me with this one. Itís kinda aight.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2009
UPDATED: APR 4, 2009 Gotta start the rating somewhere, so here goes. Can from AJís Fine Foods/AZ. Pours a beautiful copper color with a relatively dense tan head. Aroma is lively with a lot of citrus, pine, and some bread crust. Taste is relatively balanced with grapefruit, carmel, and grass. Bitterness is pretty mellow and overall finishes nice. If youíre an IPA person, there is no reason you shouldnít give this one a chance.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Thanks to rustychiles for the hand-delivered can. Pours a cloudy amber with sustained head. Aroma of very very fresh hops; lots of citrus and floral notes. Taste is quite a bit cleaner than expected. Has a definite spicy hop bite aftertaste. Quite resiny for a singly IPA. Not much bitterness for an IPA, definitely tilted more towards the flavoring and aroma hops. The aroma is at least twice as good as the taste, unfortunately. If only the hops tastes half as clean and good as the beer smells. Then itíd be a much better offering in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2013 Bottle. Poured a clear amber-orange color with a 2 inch thick, dense off-white head that faded to a layer and left some spotty lacing. Aroma of light caramel, a light leafy hoppiness, and some moderate fruitiness (orange and soft grapefruit). Smooth, moderately sweet entry with some light caramel paired with a soft orange leads into a moderately bitter, leafy hoppiness with some light pine undertones with some hints of tart grapefruit that finishes relatively smooth with a light sweetness. Moderate carbonation and somewhat heavy mouthfeel for an IPA. Overall, this is a decent IPA, but it doesnít seem to have the dryness nor the bright fruitiness that I prefer in my IPAs. Still a solid effort by Ska.


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