Ska Brewing Co. released Modus Hoperandi, a big new IPA, Wednesday at Ska HQ in Durango.
Megaphone played the release party, which also featured a two-for-one special.
Modus Hoperandi is a big, dick-swinging, American-style India Pale Ale, weighing in at 6.8 percent ABV and 65 IBUs.
It is a major release for Ska, and will be available in cans (yes, cans) and bottles everywhere Ska beers are sold. It is the first addition to Ska's year-round lineup in years.
"Reviews are stellar," says President Thibodeau.
More info from Ska: "This American-style India Pale Ale is a deep golden/orange color. Piney, resinous and citrus hops abound, simulating a sensation not unlike playing the links through a pine grove of grapefruit trees."
A description from Ska's head brewer: “Strong citrus aromas followed by pine rise from the glass. As it moves across your tongue ... bitterness ... following close behind is a melding of citrus and pine with light caramel sweetness. There is just enough body to this beer to make itself known without distracting from the powerful hop presence. This beer finishes surprisingly smooth and fruity with an effervescent snap.”
(Many thanks to President Thibodeau for the information).
Plus, it'll get you drunk!
Soggy Coaster will post a review as soon as time allows.
(Corrected from an earlier version: Modus Hoperandi was not no. 11 in Ska's Local Series. That was Hoperation Ivy, another IPA).