SKA Brewing Co.’s “Modus Hoperandi” IPA

      I recently took a trip to Dallas,TX to visit a good friend. When planing my trip I realized that Texas not only makes a lot of really good craft beer but it also has access to craft beer that I do not here on the East Coast. This was like hitting a jackpot of sorts, Best Friend and Great Beer! I did try some well crafted Texas beers and other Mid-West offerings while in Dallas. Out of all the tasty beers I tried, it is very hard to pick a favorite! Although, there was one that does stand out to me. I may be a little biased on this one though. It is from a brewery that combines my love of beer with my love of Ska music!
      While visiting The Flying Saucer in Addison,TX I ordered Ska Brewing Co.’s “Modus Hoperandi” IPA. It came to me in a can with beautiful Ska Art on the label. “Modus Hoperandi” poured a hazy orange copper with a two finger off-white, long lasting foam head. It had an amazingly pungent pine and citrus hops aroma with toasted malt, caramel, and an overall earthy funk. Upfront there was a big juicy pink grapefruit hops flavor with a touch of pine needles, followed by a lighter clementine citrus and spicy orange peel. The Finish is long, slightly dry, and bitter. The 6.8% ABV provided the perfect amount of alcohol to compliment the big hops flavors. The mouthfeel was medium and sticky, with moderate carbonation. This is a great example of an American IPA, and one of the best beers I have had from a can! Here’s to Good Beers!
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3 Responses to SKA Brewing Co.’s “Modus Hoperandi” IPA

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  2. elMillero says:

    Yeah man – so, the first time I had this was from a local liquor store here in Western Illinois (Granite City, IL) and it was pretty much a one-off. They had 1 six-pack of cans, I liked the name (since I love the Humulus Lupulus) and have loved it since. An amazing hop-rich brew with great malt/hop balance, but the hops are so pronounced in aroma and flavor, that it was a true, distinct pleasure to indulge. I’ve been able to find it in St. Louis at a few restaurants, and 1 Liqour store just today (in good supply). I’m thrilled I have a source for my beloved beverage – your assessment is spot on –

    elMillero

  3. BrewThusiast says:

    Thanks! Glad you get to have this delicious brew whenever you like now! They just don’t distribute in Jersey. Maybe one day! Cheers!

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