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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,716 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,716
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 111 | FT: 0
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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Photo of thatdirtymick
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of cigarplume
4.93/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Someone told me that if I Like big hop beers I need to try Hazed and infused by boulder beer. When I went to buy it the Mojo IPA was next to it so I bought a 6 pack of each. I have sampled 100's of different IPA and for me this one always stands out. Great full body hops yet very drinkable. After First having it by the bottle I now keep it on tap at home in my kegerator.

Photo of Thimsoria
4.92/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of LarrBear
4.9/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really like this beer, and it begins from the moment the bottle cap comes off. Immediately one's olfactory sense is met with a very pleasant strong smell of hops and citrus. Mojo IPA pours an unassuming golden color, but packs a big taste of hops bitterness mixed with grapefruit that lingers on the back of the tongue for a good long time.

Photo of saintwarrick
4.88/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Where to start with this brew. This brew pours an orangish gold with a big bubbly and foamy white IPA head that never goes away. Aroma is very hoppy but surprisingly fruity and sweet. Most other IPAs have a syrupy sweet smell but this one is definitely lighter. Hops oils are big with a with oranges and tangerines filling out the smell. Those fruits come through in the sweet taste, but instead of just a one-note citrus brew, lots of pineapple and clementines in this brew mixed with a little passion fruit. Very hoppy and bitter at the end, very reminiscent of Dogfish Head's 60 minute IPA.

Wow, this was a great find that I just bought on a whim. One of the best and most balanced IPAs I have ever had.

Photo of Grundle20
4.85/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance:
The beer pours light copper in color. There's a picture worthy sticky white head to the beer that displays superb retention and fine lacing as as I drain the glass.

Smell:
Everything I would expect from a good American IPA is present. There's a solid presence of grapefruit and tangerine rind with an underlying note of pine resin. Unfortunately this bottle's scent comes across a little less potent than I would have liked but a fine aroma still.

Taste and Mouthfeel:
Up front there's some aggressive bitterness and strong flavors of tangerine and strawberry punch candy. About mid drink a peak of candy sweet orange comes up while still maintaining the solid bitterness, this then pans out in to a dry rind bitterness which makes for a nice clean finish. There's a pleasant aftertaste of orange.

Drinkability:
This is easily my favorite IPA so maybe I'm biased, but I find these to go down easy and en mass.

Bottom Line:
It's a shame the Mojo Risin' was a little disappointing but that will never take away from how awesome the Mojo or the Hazed and Infused are. I highly recommend this beer to fellow hop heads, others may find it a little too hop heavy even for an IPA.

Photo of corey0212
4.85/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It's been way too long since I had this one....

Pours a clear light-orange color, big foamy white head keeps rising, threatens to spill over the edge of the glass, and then begins to settle very slowly, nice foamy layer on top of the beer with a substantial collar around the inside of the glass, and some good web-like patches of lace. Smell is a bright & beautiful citrus hop masterpiece!! Orange, tangerine, grapefruit all popping out of the glass. Taste delivers on all the citrusy goodness, with a nice mellow honey-like sweetness, and a faint hop bitterness. Medium-bodied, slightly sticky, but quenching, and begging you to pair this with burgers, spicy food, & BBQ. Flat-out delicious IPA....I'm ashamed I haven't had this in so long, and will make more of an effort to keep some in the fridge, because I can't imagine a time when I wouldn't want a Mojo.

Photo of allergictomacros
4.83/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out a clear dark gold. Big whiff of floral hoppiness. Head is thick, sticky and very solid. Hops are very floral, with light citrusy aromas and assorted generic fruit. Patchy lace remains after the foam slowly recedes. Good bitterness. Hops are grapefruity, but with an overall sweetish tinge, and heavy floral tone gives it an interesting smoothness. I Well rounded, bold flavours. Smooth body and not-too-heavy carbonation. A nice juicy IPA that tends towards smoothness over in-your-face hops. Still has tons of flavour though, and eminently drinkable. One of the best IPAs I've had.

Photo of undeadozzy
4.8/5  rDev +27%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a deep gold with a thick foamy head that leaves an insane amount of lacing on the glass. Good so far!

S - Not picking up on a lot of hops. Lots of citrus and some butter cookie, almost like a rum scent. Pleasant, but doesn't scream IPA.

T - NOW THIS IS AN IPA! The hops hops hops! Delicious balance between sweet and bitter. The hops come rushing in like a tsunami with a citrus punch that's buttery smooth. The assault on my taste buds is followed by a deep cookie flavor, yellow cake taste and more hops, and finally waves goodbye with yet another blast of hops and a twinkie sweetness. Perfection.

M - Silky smooth, like swishing velvet about in my mouth. Foamy creamy and smooth, the way it should be. No wateriness or greasiness, just smooth cold deliciousness.

O - I've had my fair share of IPAs (another of my favorite style) in my time, and I must say that none of them have had as profound an effect on me as Mojo. The appearance, the taste, the feel, the soul of this beer is perfect. A class act of a beer and one that I recommend you try as soon as possible!

Photo of Franceski
4.8/5  rDev +27%

Photo of hosehead83
4.8/5  rDev +27%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on August 16, 2012 at the Seven Monks Taproom in Traverse City, Michigan.
Bright, cloudy gold in color, with a luxurious head of frothy foam.
Aroma-Subtle citrus hops hidden under huge cloud deck of foam.
Taste-Super creamy and smooth-Hop bitterness subdued but very tasty citrus flavors prevail. I was blown away by the creaminess, flavor and all-to-easy drinkability of this nitro-tap IPA. A rare treat. More please!

Photo of GClarkage
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

09/06/05- Purchased at a random liquor store in Jackson Hole, WY.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness date. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Cloudy and orange-golden pour. Full 3/4 inch creamy head with above average lace.

Smell- Such a terrific scent. Strong fruity sweetness with a side note of pine. One of the best scented IPA's I have had.

Taste- Wow, lightly sugary sweet fruity hops with a forest of pine hops involved. Light malt as well. Just enough to keep it on the semi-balanced side.

Mouthfeel- Perfect creamy carbonation level. Leaves a great hoppy taste in your mouth.

Drinkability- Not quite a hop bomb, but balanced on the hop side for sure. Very drinkable. Not really sure it's a session IPA, but it's damn close if not. One of the best IPA's I have had...heck, one of the best of any kind of beers I have had.

Photo of captainbearcat
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of neonbrown82
4.72/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

After being so impressed by the pure hoppy bliss of the Hazed & Infused Pale Ale, I had to take the next step to the Mojo IPA. This beverage is hop bliss squared.

The appearance is very pale golden with only a slight amber hue and a massive fluffy marshmallow head. The smell is incredible, like grapefruit and a variety of other citrusy flavors. The aroma of amarillo hops is quite a beautiful thing. There is only one thing better: the taste. Quite frankly, this is the tastiest IPA I've ever had. It may not be quite as well done as Stone's, but it is just as craveable. Goes well with a copious serving of dank. The citrusy bitterness and high alcohol content prevent this from being a true session brew like its younger brother, but nonetheless, it is one of the most fantastic American brews I've ever had. No monotheistic mysticism involved in the brewing of this marvelous brew, but I'm sure "god" loves the brewers of Boulder Brewing Co. just as much as everybody's favorite trappist monks.

Edit: Looking at my glass from last night, just before washing it, the lace was still shimmering like a friggin' diamond in the light. I've not seen anything else quite like it, as far as brussels lacing is concerned.

Photo of Accipiter290
4.72/5  rDev +24.9%

Photo of nortmand
4.7/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours light caramel amber with a huge fluffy white head and a bit of of haziness.

Nose is total juicy sweet ruby red grapefruit. Amarillo, bitches! Very nice, very clean.

Sweet biscuit malts up front, a lot of Valencia orange mid tongue. Grapefruit throughout. Ends with a light, pleasant, resinous bitterness.

Medium body, the insane front loaded hops makes this beer extraordinarily drinkable and refreshing. Awesome beer.

Photo of Gump
4.68/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love the "Mojo". From the catchy artwork to the sweet apple fragrance to the hoppy finish.

Pours suprisingly clear but plenty of head.
You can almost taste the sweet smell right off the pour, sweet apple and sweet citrus. Like grapefruit.

Taste has similar quality. Hearty and will make your tastbuds tingle.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.65/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This IPA just hit town and it’s already a hit with me. I like the hop character in this one; it’s got that certain" twang" that I have to put down to either dry hopping or hop oils are used, and the body is pretty heavy for the style. Yum.

Best regards, Bill

Photo of gentlebubbles
4.63/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

on tap at Redbone's, also Bukowski's Cambridge

Clear light gold under a dense white head.

Bursting with citrus fragrance, not just grapefruit, but orangey sweetness and lemony brightness.

Zowie! Bitter with lots of grapefruit. As the attack dies down, a milktoast malt attempts to make itself known. Suggestions of apricot emerge, and a curious hazelnut note in the finish, with a tinge of varnish amid the lingering grapefruit rind. Tasty, tasty stuff, though a hair too sharp for me.

Vigorous carbonation and medium body.

Number one witha bullet. Every time I see this on offer, I get it, no question.

Photo of UnionMade
4.63/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The beer pours a beautifully clear golden color, lit with orange. A short crop of white froth appears on a modest pour, settling evenly into a filmy layer. Carbonation bubbles float up easily here and there. Thick rings of blobbed belgian lace. The head thins out into a striated nimbus atop the beer about halfway through. A swirl of the glass provides regeneration, but it's relatvely short lived.
The aroma is invitingly hoppy. Very floral and fruity, granny smith apples blend with clementine oranges and ruby red grapefruit. A thick background of pine sap lends some harsher bite, with vague toasty malt creating smoke signals on the horizon. Extremely fresh and snappy smelling, wide eyed with verve.
The first sip turns into two sips, and then another long pull until a quarter of the beer is gone. A kiss of toasty sweetness greets the tongue, buttering you up for a rush of hops. The hops initially start out with a sweetish burst of lemon and orange, a full citrus flavor on the palate with hints of blueberry and apple. A hint of malt graininess as the beer comes to a close. The bitterness quickly gathers in the long finish, drawing and quartering the palate with a brawny pine sap bitterness. A brush of metallic, floral bitterness that hints at some german hops right in the end. A hard water briskness in the finish, snapping the aftertaste off for the most part. Some oily citrus notes remain atop the tongue for ages, cutting through subsequent handfuls of chips. A fairly light body, I'd say right in the middle of medium. Moderate carbonation hangs in the background, playing nothing bit a supporting role to the stars of the show. A pleasant mouthfeel with some hoppy oiliness, bit finishing dry.
I don't know if I'd call it a double IPA. I guess the alcohol is in the low end of that range, but I've had regular IPAs that were similar strength. The body certainly doesn't feel double-ish. One hell of a damn fine IPA, I could drink this all night long and come back the next day. Excellent hopping with an assertive, cutting bitterness. It reminds me to SNPA on a hoppy day. My only real complaint is somewhat trivial, in that I'd prefer better head retention. It laces like a champ, all over the glass, so no problems there, but the head looked a bit haggard about halfway down. I guess another compaint would be that this drinks like a 5%er, rather than a 7%. That could become a problem after a few, but I'd hardly complain about something like that. If I were to think of a top ten list of IPAs that really appealed to me, this would be on it. I really should have picked up a six pack of this, rather than a single bottle. Hopefully it'll come around these parts again.

Photo of jcbogantes
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
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

Photo of shippos
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

courtesy of my secret santa Gueuzedude

poured with agolden honey color underneath a slightly dense creamy white head that was a bit on the small side.
fruity hoppy aroma, resiny with a sweet flowery sugar aspect and I get a bit of some lemon pith in this as well. smooth very excellent mouthfeel with a long lasting bitterness. the mouthfeel is thick at first with lot of body but is cut through by the excellent bit of hops.
I never picked up on the alcohol on this beer, and a double ipa...i don't know about that just a good solid ipa imo that is awesome.
thanks a bunch Gueuzedude.

Photo of Gehrig
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I grabbed this at Jupiter's while waiting for a pizza and wings takeout, and it was coupled with a great bar experience. As I entered, Illinois was down 28-26 to Purdue in the Big Ten quarterfinals. Just before the half, the barmaid told me that the wings would still be a stretch, so I ordered a Mojo IPA; great choice. As I was waiting for the Mojo IPA, Illinois, ranked 10th in the Big Ten Tourney, tied the game against the second-ranked Boilermakers, 28 up at the half.

The beer was excellent, pitching a thick finger of off-white head atop a lemon-orange body. Dense with hops, Mojo's IPA also comes stocked with fruity aroma, full of orange and pineapple. Terrific taste as well, with the fruit and chewy hop texture in pleasant harmony. At this point, I ended up chewing the fat with a guy names Steve about Illini hoops, baseball (both my Yankees and his Cubs), and college basketball generally. Really good guy, really energetic conversation with lots of good vibes for the second half. I had to split once the wings came out, and took an extra minute to finish the terrific Mojo. But the mojo continued well with the conversation. I met Steve's girlfriend Suzie, who also attends the university, and left them with a round for the terrific chatter.

Mojo IPA was excellent, easy to drink, fruity, and hopped. This was one with a mojo all its own, a very good beer with very good vibes. Certainly one of the better IPAs I've ever had, and one of the better beer and bar experiences I've had in quite some time.

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 1,716 ratings.