Friday, November 11, 2016

Modus Mandarina India Pale Ale

Total Wine in Florida currently has a handful of Ska Brewing's beers on the shelf as part of their Brewery Direct program. Modus Mandarina India Pale Ale is one that I grabbed a can of to check out today. This is an IPA dry hopped with Mandarina Bavaria hops and brewed with orange peels. Around the rim: CRUSH RECYCLE RETICULATA SMARTEN HALFTIME RECYCLE BEVY FOREST ZEST KYLE RECYCLE. 6.8% alcohol. (Drink) BY FEB 26, 2017.

Big mandarina aroma dominates anything else you might smell. Super juicy flavors, again full of orange flavors. Sweet at the start though that is met with plenty of hoppy goodness alongside some sharp orange rind bitterness. Hints of pine, lightly spicy too, dry at the finish. 

However, to recap, this is orange IPA gone wild! Orange juicy, orange rind, orange hops, orange can, orange color. Very good beer (yes, I love oranges and manadarinas), though I prefer that Stone Tangerine IPA I recently tried!

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