Posts tagged “Ska

Brew Review: Ska Modus Hoperandi

It’s hoptastic!  It’s hoptacular!  It’s hoperific!

Seriously, this beer beats you about the face with hops at every sip.

The Modus Hoperandi has a reputation as being the perfect sipper for hop-heads and I can understand why.  It pours a nice golden color, but I wouldn’t have been surprised if it came out hop-leaf-green.  The aroma is all hops, and if you leave the glass sitting on a table for a few minutes, the room will be filled with the scents of an open field full of hop vines.  The flavor was hops up front, hops in the middle, and hops at the end.  The surprisingly part about it though, was that it never seemed like it was too much.  The hop flavor meld together very well.

It’s delicious!

-Tonzi

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Brew Review: Ska ESB Special Ale

Next on my Ska list was the ESB.  I’ve always been a bit of a sucker for this style of beer.  It’s thick and malty, slightly sweet, but not sugary.  A nice bitter hop to balance out the malts.

The Ska ESB fell into that mold fairly well.  It wasn’t as malty as I had expected, but still very tasty.  It’s a nice golden color with an almost grassy hop aroma.  Crisp flavor with a small bitter bite to it.  The finish was surprisingly clean, which was a great way to finish this beer up.

Well done Ska!  You’ve created a good stable beer that’s worth having a few.

-Tonzi

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Brew Review: Ska True Blonde

Ska Brewing Company has always been a favorite of mine, so when I saw their Mixed Up 12 pack, I grabbed it.

First up, the True Blonde Ale!  It is pale yellow in color with a light citrusy hop aroma.  The aroma is extremely inviting.  The flavor had a little to be desired.  It was light and crisp, but its finish was more bitter than I had expected.

Overall not a bad beer, although probably the worst of the 3.  I’ll be back soon with the other 2 in the pack.

-Tonzi

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