Thursday, September 23, 2010

Homebrewing Modus Hoperandi

The homebrewers among you might be interested in this gentleman's attempt to clone Ska Brewing Co.'s Modus Hoperandi IPA.

It doesn't surprise me that he wasn't entirely impressed by the result. Modus, which uses four different hop varieties, strikes me as a difficult beer to clone. The teeth-kicking hop flavor of that particular India Pale Ale is unique.


  1. I am wealthy beyond words, for in my refridgerator right now is Ska Stout, Euphoria, Raging Bitch from Flying Dog, and something delicious from Avery.

  2. Not bad. But doesn't the Bible say: "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God?"

    Perhaps you should repent by giving those away and drinking a Natty Lite.

    Or not.

  3. I will make sure then that I have none left when it is time to visit the ivory gates.

  4. Hey there!

    Thanks for the link! I was a little disappointed at first for sure, though now that I've let it bottle condition a bit longer it's turned out quite nicely. That hotness I described has disappeared and it's been popular among friends. Only problem is now I'm down to only a couple bottles. I'm going to try and brew something similar this weekend, swapping some of the Centennial out for Chinook.