Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ska Modus Hoperandi

type: imperial IPA
origin: Durango, CO
price: $2-3/12oz (guess)
ABV: 6.8
NSP: 8 - 12

Oh man, does the Recon-man know how to pick 'em or what?!   This is an absolutely delicious, unique IPA from SKA.  It tastes like the IBUs are through the friggin' roof (some serious mouth puckering) but they're actually not (only 65, where Big Eye is 85) and it's not too dry; so, only the complex flavors of the yeast and hops linger.  But there's an acidic quality to that linger that reminds me of when I chewed on a pellet of Magnum and nearly lost my tastebuds.

I'm beginning to think Chris is somehow trying to beer-it-forward, because he consistently shows up with some major gems (e.g. this, Hop Rising, ...).   I can only hope he doesn't want me to watch him sleep nude in an oxygen tent, because I don't believe it gives him sexual powers.
Chris, when he's not bring back awesome beers from Colorado.

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