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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,480 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1480
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%


Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jon on 08-27-2003)
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau glass. Enjoy by April 16th, 2014.

A real nice looker of an IPA, nearly perfect. Three finger creamy head with a little soapy retention, some island puck clumps and spider lacing. The body color is a gorgeous brass orange, crystal clear, just the right amount of active carbonation, slow towards the bottom, a good fast clip to the top. Head falls though a little quickly, but otherwise great looking beer.

Hints of malt and spiced caramel and cinnamon. Slight fruit but kind of small, definitely not a large hop forward brew going on here. Sweet. A little bit of honey and resin hop stick qualities to match also.

Palate comes with a nice clean finish. A short hop pine and controlled blast in the mid palate, but disappears quickly on the swallow. Aftertaste brings a nice honey character with some sweet white sugar but noting overly so. A little light bodied, hints at some tight carbonation on the tongue also.

Not too bad, certainly a good looker, but IPAs have certainly come quite a long way since then.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 01:02:07 | More by smakawhat
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BTodd

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass

A-blonde in color, poured with less than one finger of head, dissipating over a short period of time.

S-I get more of the malt from this one. Perhaps bread, orange, apricot. I don't get much from the hops.

T-Some floral and citrus hop character but also a little grassy to me with a fairly balanced feel overall. Some light, caramel sweetness.

M-Light bodied, decent carbonation, a little thin, but very drinkable (especially for the alcohol)

O-Strange IPA to me. The hop character was lacking to me in aroma but present, if not a little unusual, on the palate. Not my favorite but goes down easily enough.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 18:38:37 | More by BTodd
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle with a date. drank up out tha bottle.

look i can't comment on, the smell was average - bready malts and stinky pine-and-grass hops. taste is very average but enjoyable, with more fruity hops than the nose suggests. average medium feel with a syrupy finish.

ok but doesn't match up with the giants of the style, more of a hoppy amber. as an ipa it's unimpressive.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 08:20:57 | More by jimmah120
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.83/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoy by 3/27/14.

Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grapefruit juice, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with metallic, pine, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that smells decent enough, but there is something making this one super metallic tasting and fairly undrinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 05:36:15 | More by UCLABrewN84
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with best by date December 12, 2013 printed on the bottleneck, so I'm a few days late, but that worries me not. Surprisingly, this is my first review of a beer from Boulder Beer.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a brassy golden orange with one finger of soft fluffy white head. Some thin scattered lacing. Fairly unimpressive, but it looks alright.

S - Smell is pretty off for the style. No real grapefruit hop aromas like the label describes, but more of a dried grass / peppery herbal smell, musty yeast, bready malt, and some green apple. Slight alcohol fumes. Not particularly bad smelling, but definitely off for the style.

T - Taste is of smooth clean caramel / amber malt, grains, breadiness, earthy yeast, some green apple, & grass.

M - Feel is smooth, clean, and bready. Light bitterness on the finish. Fairly light-bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a strange IPA. Maybe more of a pale ale of sorts than it is an IPA, but it works. Very drinkable, especially at 7.20% abv. Glad to have had it, and I look forward to more from this brewery.

Boulder Beer Mojo India Pale Ale ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 22:55:17 | More by mfnmbvp
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joeworrall

Arizona

3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I love the label, and would consider buying a cycle jersey with this logo, but the beer itself... Kind of "meh"... There is not a lot of hops aroma or flavor. It's IPA Lite IMHO... very refreshing, but it lacks the hop dominance that I personally look forward to in an IPA.

I'm tasting it head-to-head with three other IPA's: Pyramid Outburst, Anderson Valley Heelch O'Hops and Oskar Blues Deviant Dales. Of the four, this is the weakest...

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 02:08:33 | More by joeworrall
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1sophrosyne1

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed from a pint glass over 20 compelling minutes.
Golden body, creamy head with nice retention and plenty of lace.
Lemongrass, resin and malty sweetness characterize the nose--but all components are rather muted.
Wicked complex flavor profile. Evolving from a creamy malt foundation with a hop center and a fine bitter end.
The nitro makes this medium-bodied brew, creating a very creamy feel that counterbalances the hop bitters beautifully.
Creative and inspiring product that is particularly enhanced by the nitro. It's hard to articulate the superiority of this mojo if all you get to try is a bottle; it's not the same, Baby!

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-23-2013 02:05:10 | More by 1sophrosyne1
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mpedara429

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: A slightly hazy golden amber color. Two fingers of tan head that left lacing all around the glass.

S: Pine, grapefruit and sweet orange. Slightly floral smell in there. There is a fairly strong malt presence.

T: It is the nose to the tee. It is malty as the nose indicated.

M: Medium body with a medium-light carbonation.

O An interesting concept. A floral IPA that actually has a solid malt backbone. This is something I don't seem to find too often and found myself enjoying quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 03:32:43 | More by mpedara429
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spoony

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at a crappy airport bar in Denver International Airport into a pint glass. Reviewed from notes dated August 30, 2013.

A-My brew arrived with about one finger of sticky, white head. The lacing is pretty good. The brew is golden-orange color and mostly clear. A good look for the style.

S-The aroma is a bit off...I get some onion, straw, and floral scents from the hops. The malts are pretty dry and don't provide much aside from a slightly chalky, crusty bread note. It gets better as it warms with more floral notes and less onion.

T-The taste is similar to the smell, but slightly improved with more fruit and floral notes in the hops (and, I suppose, some fruit from the pale malts). There is some orange and slight bitter hit on the finish. The malts provide a little more balance on the tongue than in the nose.

M-The feel is soft with a moderate body and a lightly oily, coating feel. Carbonation is mild.

O-This beer is fair. I could not get into the hop flavors here, which were sort of odd and non-descript. The malts are sort of absent on the nose, but make an appearance as the brew gets warmer and provide a nice bit of balance. On the positive side, this brew looks good and has a nice feel.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2013 03:24:24 | More by spoony
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Murrhey

Montana

3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Three-finger thick white head with long retention atop a golden body with active carbonation. Fine looking IPA.

S- Floral and fruity hops. Tasty pineapple, fruits and flowers. Like a hippie in a glass but smelling nicer.

T- Fruity and very juicy. Slightly bitter, but more sweet than anything.

M- Juicy and wet with a lighter body and clean finish. Nice feel for an IPA.

O- Great beer. Very happy with taste, smell and feel.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 02:24:32 | More by Murrhey
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Brenden

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Mojo is a straight amber color, clear with a consistent activity rising from the bottom of the glass. It aids in building up the thick, creamy finger-tall head. Lacing is left in creamy sheeting under a thick ring.
The nose is earthy and a little spicy with some pine and leaf. A note of something like spruce is in the bitterness. There's a mild chalky astringency underlying.
Chalky, aspirin pith is strong up front, though all the leafy, piney, earthy, spruce and spicy notes are still present. Hopheads will enjoy this, though someone looking for an exceptionally crafted beer will desire more balance.
This beer glides on the tongue, silky smooth without losing any crispness. The medium body offers good support, and the body goes somewhat dry but just as smooth from middle to finish.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 18:49:39 | More by Brenden
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jcbogantes

Costa Rica

4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, very aromatic good looking beer.

The color is amber, with one finger white head that stays for several minutes leaving a moderate lacing on the glass.
The aroma is spectacular very citrusy and hoppy with some sweetness.
Taste of malt sweetness, bread, that goes very well with the hops and bitterness

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 12:10:26 | More by jcbogantes
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Smurf2055

Washington

4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy, orange/amber color. Little head.

Super citrusy smell. Orange dominates. Bit of a lighter fruit as well, melon. Just gushing with fruit.

Taste is more pine than I thought would be in it. Earthy. The citrus flavors that dominated the smell give way to the malty characteristics.

Pretty sweet, very drinkable. Very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 04:41:31 | More by Smurf2055
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sammyrasp

Florida

4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite IPAs. VERY flavorful, aromatic, and hoppy. The age of the beer matters. It is not a hot seller, so the lower ratings are probably a result of people who had a batch that was less than fresh. I highly recommend this beer. It goes ok with food, but I believe that flavor deserves your undivided attention. Try it with a cleansed palate and you will understand.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 18:08:34 | More by sammyrasp
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle with Enjoy By Aug 28, 2013, Into a tulip.
Appearance - Crisp, clean and gold, fluffy white head, loads of lacing.
Smell - a nice mix of citrus, grassy, and piney hops, as well as some herb! I love the nose of this beer; it's there from start to finish!
Taste - follows the nose nicely and has a terrific hop bite!
Feel - really easy to drink at 7.2 ABV and wakes up the taste buds!
Overall - This is an underrated beer IMO and a terrific value!

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 02:20:47 | More by DenverHopHead
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KevT

California

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer on draft (nitro) served in a pint glass at SDTaproom during a recent trip to San Diego. Beer arrived with a thick, dense nitro head on top of a beer that is a dark straw color. Aroma was a little hoppy and I thought perhaps a little metallic. Soft hop flavor with creamy mouthfeel that you would expect from a nitro beer.

Serving type: nitro-tap

05-27-2013 17:56:42 | More by KevT
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Poured a very nice yellow color with a thick 2 finger head, and nice lacing.
S - Smells great! Fresh lemon zest, honey, pine, caramel malts, biscuits, orange juice, and peach.
T - Now this is where things start to fall apart, All the nice fruit flavors mentioned in smell are nearly non existent here, which is a huge shame. Bitter floral hops up front, a little bit of orange and lemon zest, biscuit malt, and some dried flowers, not really that great.
M - Thin feeling, and bitter aftertaste. The alcohol can be felt in this.
O - What started off as a good looking, good smelling beer lets down in the taste department drastically, I'm shocked there was this big of a difference, maybe I need to get a super fresh one, but I cant see it being far off from what I've tasted. For an average IPA, weighing in at 7.2, I'd rather have more flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 03:07:35 | More by Omnium
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Maltmaiden

Alabama

3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light orange/yellow. Clear with lots of bubbles. Thin fizzy head that goes away to nothing. Watery looking.

S: Grapefruit and lemon zest. caramel. Touch of pine. A Pleasant smelling IPA.

T: Light grapefruit, citrus. But well balanced with malt. On the sweeter side for an ipa. orange blossom. Again, pleasant.

M: Thin but not completely watery. Appropriate body. Plenty of carbonation. Crisp. Short bitter aftertaste

O: Avery sessionable IPA. Nothing offensive but not complex. The word pleasant just keeps coming to mind.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 06:54:23 | More by Maltmaiden
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ao125

Virginia

2.29/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Serving Type: $1.65 12oz bottle at Total Wine. Poured from the bottle into a Rock Bottom pilsner glass, with a decent aroma collecting top.

Appearance: Amber/orange in color. Not entirely dissimilar from Nugget Nectar, though a high level of clarity. I'd have to guess filtered.

Smell: This is where things fall apart. Just sort of a big mess of Del Monte fruit cocktail, honey, and cheap [herbal glaucoma remedy]. The fruit cocktail became more pronounced as it warmed.

Taste: Oh yeah... big honey and assorted canned fruits. Some tangerine creeping out from under the weighty mess, but not enough to scream "I'M AN IPA!".

Mouthfeel: Actually not bad. Had a decent mouthfeel for an IPA. Neither too thin nor too thick.

Overall: The bottle said: "ENJOY BY MARCH 19", so I'm 13 days away from the end of code, but still... This couldn't be any less of an IPA. I've had worse beers, but I just don't see the point in buying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 13:23:33 | More by ao125
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hoppytobehere

Colorado

2.99/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

22 oz. bomber, enjoy by May 1. Should be pretty fresh then.

A: Clear body, a bit on the light side. Decent retention. Lots of carbonation bubbles floating up to the top.

S: Candy, bread, some alcohol present in the nose.

T: Hmm. Not as many hops as I would like, and a skunky aftertaste. Some citrus, but it comes off tasting like cheap candy.

M: Thin, good carbonation levels though.

O: Not a good beer. I'm going to have a Lagunitas Sucks to wash this bad taste out of my mouth.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 03:58:50 | More by hoppytobehere
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Casedogg43

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from beer club my family for me for Christmas!
If all the brews are this good ill be ok!

This is my first beer club beer ever!
I give it a solid 4/5 overall!

Pours nice clean golden color
Looks fresh, nice head
Taste very solid, fresh and balanced.

Better than average mouthfeel.

Over all, darn good IPA!

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 01:34:57 | More by Casedogg43
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from tap into a sampler shaker. Poured a golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bread, citrus, pine, and pine hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, pine, citrus, fruit, pine hop, and spicy hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I honestly went into this one not really expecting much. However, what I found was surprisingly pretty good. There was a very nice balance of flavors going on here that definitely sparked my interest. While this one was obviously quite hop forward it was by no means overpowering which was very nice. A definite must try if you see it on the menu and have never had it. It might just surprise you like it did me.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2013 21:43:41 | More by thagr81us
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours brilliant clear gold, light but a darker top. Light foam layer. Light oily pine nose. But subdued. Light malty bitter taste. Quite mild. Good bitter buzz throughout. Grapefruit flavor, nice and balanced. Sneaky at 7.2%.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 13:01:58 | More by KTCamm
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notchucknorris

California

3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden color with a huge off white head. Tons of sticky lacing down the glass.

S: Lots of floral and grapefruit hop notes with a good amount of sweetness. Candied citrus, honey and caramel.

T: Lots of grapefruit, caramel and some floral hops. Middle brings some biscuity malt. A touch of hop resin and a lot of malt sweetness on the finish. Maltier than I'm used to, but still a solid IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 01:20:45 | More by notchucknorris
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Boulder Mojo India Pale Ale pours from the bottle to a gold/tan color with a body that has just the slightest chill haze. The nose on this beer is fruity and just slightly spicy and the foam is good, provided you pour assertively.

The taste of this beer is fruity with the flavor of grapefruit juice dominating. There are some other flavors present as well, like pale malt, bread, caramel, and some pine. Toward the end, I can detect some other fruit flavor, possibly melon, before settling back to the taste of grapefruit.

Mojo IPA is a fruity brew and while there are other flavors present, the taste continues to return to the flavor of grapefruit. It almost seems like actual grapefruit was used in the production, but according to the manufacturer, it doesn’t have any such ingredient- it is the Amarillo hops that help create this grapefruit character.

I love a good IPA and I agree this is a good one and certainly a nice change from other IPA. I don’t think I could drink this as an everyday IPA because the citrus emphasis is not the type of flavor I want to taste on a regular basis. But it is still a good IPA and one worth adding to your list of beers to try.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 03:40:58 | More by BryanCarey
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