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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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dreadnatty08

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw pale, crystal clear, bubble effervescent brew. A good inch of head is supported well, with chunky bubbles and good tracing. Aroma is amazing, what an IPA should be. Tons of pine and grapefruit come through demonstrating some massive hops. Flavors are dominated by the hops, American I assume, followed by a tinge of some crystal malt. This brew definitely gives me hope for midwest "hop bombs". Reminds me a bit of Alpha King, and I like it very much. High carbonation mixed with the hops provide quite a sting, and the alcohol is warming. This is a highly drinkable brew, one I could kick back several of if it wasn't for the price. Mojo will sure come in handy some the warmer weather, but provides a nice change of pace from all the stouts and barleywines. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2006 19:53:24 | More by dreadnatty08
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CharlesRiver

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle. Pours out a bit lighter than I expected. Very light tan color with a small white head. Not very effervesant.

The smell is just great. Citrus and pine notes come through. Not too over-powering but just right. Taste is well balanced. Slightly sweet malt and piney hops come through. Grapefruit and orange are present as well.

Overall this is a great beer. Well balanced with plenty of body. I am amazed at how balanced this beer is. Great job!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2006 23:36:37 | More by CharlesRiver
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly tarnished yellow gold body, good clarity. Topped by a tightly woven wedge of white foam. Very good lacing.

Nice big citrus aroma, groves of grapefruits and oranges. Strong even at a foot or more.

A quick opening burst of sweet malt goodness establishes a strong foundation, but is quickly assaulted by a strong tide of earthy hops with big splashes of fruit. Hop tingle continues past the finish and long into athe aftertaste.

Nice medium mouthfeel. Solid but not too thick for summer.

Very good drinkability. Goes down quick and easy.

I'm pleasantly surprised. This far exceeded my expectations.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2006 20:20:06 | More by RonfromJersey
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Louie1031

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle. Pour resulted in a modest off-white head that gradually subsided to a thin film of bubbles by mid-glass. A few patches of lace remained. Mojo appears a hazy amber.

The hoppiness of this beer really jumps out at you. Love it!!! A strong floral-citrus bouquet greets the nose.

Damn!!! The taste does not disappoint. Medium body with modest carbonation. A sweet note hits the taste buds initially, followed quickly by the abundant tasty hops: grapefruit, lemon and pine. A tasty treat indeed!!!

This is an excellent brew that goes down smooth, especially if you are one who enjoys a substantial diet of hops. Personally, I could drink these all day.

Boulder Beer Company is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Big fan of the Hazed and Infused as well.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2006 01:24:22 | More by Louie1031
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy copper color from draught pour. Enjoyed from the source in Boulder, CO.

Nose is a pleasing citrusy orange dominant aroma, with miscellaneous citrus and pine in the background. Big and pleasant orangey hops. Nice.

On the palate enough malt is present to balance out the hops but overall the orangey hop spice wins. I find this extremely appealing, as the beer becomes a lemonade (orangeade) of beers - great for thist quenching when you have that citrusy craving.

Finish is moderately long with plenty of tartness. Yum.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2006 23:04:52 | More by yemenmocha
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin but dense lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is fruity and hoppy, very well-blended with a light malt background.

T: The taste is very-well balanced with harmonious flavors of citrus sweetness, hops bitterness and light malts all working together. The after-taste is a little hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good representation of style, good kick, very solid IPA to drink for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2007 03:47:11 | More by TheManiacalOne
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nkruback

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This has always been one of my favorite beers. Though I was introduced to the Looking Glass Series with Mojo's little brother, Hazed and Infused, I quickly saw that this brew was much more in line with my taste.
Fantastic nose with touches of orange zest, pine sap, and big amounts of Amarillo Hops. The taste is refreshing and crisp when icy cold, and only opens up as it warms. Never too oily or sticky as some bigger IPA's can tend to be, but never short on the finish. There is just enough sweet maltiness to counteract this lively hopped beer.
Mojo is one of the greatest IPA's made. There, I said it.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2007 03:53:35 | More by nkruback
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SafeAtFirst

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange/gold color with a creamy, white head that settles into a thin lace with plenty of lacing on the side of my Greene King IPA pint glass.

The aroma starts off with a blast of grapefruit goodness. This is followed by a scents of pine needles and a light caramel.

Flavor is again dominated by citrus with a light caramel backbone. Finish is not as bitter as I expected, very balanced with a slight dry earth and pine aftertaste. Mouth feel is velvet-like with brisk carbonation and very little alcohol warmth.

Overall a really good, well balanced IPA. If you like Amarillo hops, you should like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2008 05:32:29 | More by SafeAtFirst
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alexmpino

New Mexico

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great IPA from a very underrated brewery. I think these guys make some really killer beers. This beer has been a stand by for me for sometime. Great fresh hop flavor and the great refreshing taste that these ale are known for. Strongly recommend this ale to anyone who loves a bitter ale. Nowadays that seems like almost everyone, and this is truly an everyday, working man's beer, especially at this CONSISTENT quality and price.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2008 22:53:04 | More by alexmpino
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The 12-ounce bottle poured into my DFH shaped pint glass yields a bright golden copper body with a huge crown of cream-white foam atop. The head relaxes into a chunky free-floating hockey puck-like structure, leaving fine sticky rings archiving the sip lines on the glass.

The smell is loaded with fruity hop notes of lemon zest and juicy grapefruit wedges, sweetly accompanied by a note of succulent Key Lime blossoms.

At first contact, the taste is crisp and in drastic contrast to the nose is surprisingly lightly-toasted and malt-forward. The flavor takes a drastic turn mid-swig, shifting into a sweet fruitiness that quickly morphs into a rolling pallette of assorted hop oils. Navel orange skins and oily grapefruit husks engage a sweet pineapple note, pouring on the copious bitterness that persists well into the aftertaste, the flavor lingering as a pungent essence of freshly cut grass and snipped pine needles.

Mojo is on the light side of medium-bodied and is enlivened with just the right amount of carbonation. Delicious and highly quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2008 19:56:14 | More by cvstrickland
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dhd1491

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly hazy yellow-gold with dense white head that slowly dies down leaving some good lace. Great aroma of grapefruity citrus. Taste is hoppy and refreshing, not bitter. Some toasted malt notes are present. Good balance between sweet and bitter. Nice light mouthfeel. Leaves a pleasant citrusy aftertaste.

One problem: this brew goes down too easy; doesn't last long in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 21:45:21 | More by dhd1491
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CHickman

New York

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer in the past and was happy it came with the Beer of the Month Club shipment so I could enjoy it again. Pours an orange amber color with a 2 finger creamy off white head; head is fluffy like whipped cream and lasted a while. Pretty nice lacing that leaves rings and slides down the glass very slowly; it holds on to the glass for a while with a good grip.

Smells of floral hops, piney hops, citrus, orange peel, some sweet malt and a little caramel; hop aroma dominated the nose and was very pleasant to smell. Very nice start to this IPA.

Tastes of floral hops, piney hops, orange peel, grapefruit, sweet malt, caramel, pine, grass or hay, light bread (like wheat bread), some lemon zest and a slight hop spice burn which is very subtle and on the sweet side. This brew actually has a slightly bitter finish that must be from the massive amount of hops used. Great IPA taste that's sweet up front with hops throughout, but it maintains a good enough malt balance to be quite drinkable. Very complex and enjoyable, with the hoppiness and sweetness mixing well in a way that allows for the sweet floral hops to dominate the flavor in a good way.

Mouthfeel is on the creamy side and goes down very smooth with little to no carbonation, a medium body and slick oily feel on the tongue.

I couldn't taste the high alcohol content as these went down smooth, but after a few I could feel the alcohol content and kick. This is highly drinkable and consistently flavorful. I highly recommend this beer. Great beer that I look forward to having again!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2009 03:14:25 | More by CHickman
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mmmbeer

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle with no freshness date; brewed with pale, wheat and crystal 20 malts, and hopped with amarillo and centennial. It pours a bright, golden-orange, with medium carbonation and an inch of off-white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing. The clarity is nearly brilliant, punctuated with dry-hopped particulates. Sticky and resiny aroma contributes grapefruit, orange and pine, and a backing of sweet crystal malt. Very clean on the palate, with a sturdy bitterness and loads of hop flavor. There is a kiss of alcohol and just enough malt to give the hops some ballast. Very crisp and dry body helps carry the bitter hop linger. This is not a complex beer at all, but the fermentation is so clean and the recipe so basic that every ingredient shines and helps to make this a wonderful IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 21:26:11 | More by mmmbeer
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12. oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Very little head that quickly dissipated but the carbonation was constant and light. Gave off a very hoppy aroma, with good citrus notes. Pleasant amber color and appealing look. Very good flavor on the front end of the sip, and gets a little stronger as it sits. Good, strong IPA. Definitely one of the better ones out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 02:32:50 | More by ZachKelly
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The bold, bright, and enticing, pine-like and citrusy Amarillo hops found in Rockie's Mojo IPA reach out and grab you even as you pour it! The frothy off-white head holds quite well, and fine bubbles can be seen straming through its clear golden body. Stands of craggy lace and small spots linger on the glass, and it maintains a thin but solid surface covering throughout almost the entire serving. The flavor is just as impressive as its aroma as notes of yeasty fruitiness and piney and citrusy (tangerine, lemon peel, subtle red grapefruit) hops swirl through a sugar-accented, biscuity malt. The body is medium-full; and it's fine-bubbled carbonation bristles on the tongue before warming to become a bit airy as it slips effortlessly across the palate. Resinous, piney hops linger in the aftertaste along with a dense, dry bitterness that slowly drops in intensity; and it's alcohol never really shows until you go to get up from your chair. One word: WOW!

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2005 19:27:21 | More by NeroFiddled
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toddw8

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright, orange-copper. Lots of tiny bubbles streaming upward. Huge, foamy off-white head settles very slowly to a half-inch. Lots of sticky lacing left behind.

Smell: Huge citrus aroma. Explodes with sugar-coated grapefruit and pineapple syrup. The best smelling beer I've ever had.

Taste: Very hoppy throughout. Citrus flavors up front followed by a long lasting hop bitterness. No malt flavors to speak of.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, but not syrupy. Does kind of coat the back of the tongue at the finish.

Drinkability: Excellent, but be careful, the 7% abv can go to your head if you don't pace yourself.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2005 03:06:55 | More by toddw8
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle from nvsblman as part of BIF 19. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed 1/2" beige head above the slightly cloudy orangey golden brew. Head lasts okay, with nice lacing. Aroma is pungent green hops. Taste starts with reasonably sweetness, and then the hops slowly begin to move in and take over. Flavor profile melds together very nicely. This brew has the softest initial mouthfeel of any I think I've had, and couples with incredible smoothness, especially for a hoppy brew. This makes the drinkability excellent as well. Terrific brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2005 21:53:50 | More by ppoitras
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Slynger

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Mojo pours a deep orangey gold color with a large lid of fuzzy lemon cream.

This beer smells all hoppy and delicious. Lots of citrus fruitiness, oranges, grapefruits, and lemons, with pine needles and grass.

The flavor has a solid caramel maltiness to balance out the awesomeness of the hops. They dance in with pineapples and sweet citrusy orange, bitter rind included, followed by lemon grass and pine sap flavors that add to the pleasant bitterness with a touch of earthy spiciness to it. Medium-full in body with a perfect amount lightly oily, creamy-fuzzy carbonation.

Great IPA from Boulder Beer. Gotta love Amarillo. Drink one and get your mojo workin'.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 03:54:30 | More by Slynger
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paco1029384756

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light orange color with two fingers of white head.

Scent of citrus, hops, grain, and some grapefruit. Great balanced scent, but not as hoppy as I would like.

Taste of hops, grapefruit, citrus and some grain with a lasting hop flavor. Great hoppy flavor with a nice sweetness to balance the bitterness. A very nice session IPA with a decent price tag.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and smooth with a good amount of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2009 23:09:07 | More by paco1029384756
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MikeBrandman

Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours with about one finger of head and leaves a very thin layer of foam. Little to no lacing at points. Very bright pale yellow and absolutely transparent. Could have used more opacity, I believe. Smell is great. Strong, lemony, refreshing. Taste is similarly refreshing, with a lingering taste of pine and lemon. I was actually surprised that there's so much alcohol in this, as there is no taste of alcohol in this brew. Very drinkable and smooth, but could have been a little heavier, which might have complimented the strong flavor better. Overall, a solid IPA and a great part of a variety pack.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 03:22:10 | More by MikeBrandman
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Transatlantic

Tennessee

4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice orangish yellow beer. Just screams "citrus" in a glass. Head was very soft, about two fingernails deep, and stuck around unbelievably till I was finished. Lacing, on the other hand, was so-so.

S - Like the appearance, there was a strong citrus aroma that could be smelt from a couple feet away as I poured it. I want to say a smell in between an orange and a lemon but with a sort of pine like smell somewhere in it.

T - The first taste I got out of it was the citrus taste. First couple of sips were incredibly sweet and citrusy. Afterwards, the hoppy bitterness kicked in like no other. Very strong but not an overpowering bitterness.

M - For an IPA, it did a very great job of coating the mouth. The taste held it's own little battle in my mouth.

D - Even though the hops snuck up in an aggressive manner, it still proves to be a drinkable beer. I know I enjoyed it, sitting outside on a humid 80 degree night.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2010 19:34:34 | More by Transatlantic
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boudreaux

Alabama

4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a solid white head with a lacing that sticks well to the side of the glass and froths along the surface of the brew

S - Really crisp, citrusy; some floral hop notes as well; a little spice as well

T - tangy, citrusy, with a bitter finish; clean and crisp, with a hint of alcohol

M - leaves a little bit of a metallic aftertaste; carbonation noted as well

D - for a decent abv, frighteningly easy to down a few in one sitting

Overall, a great beer. I'll definitely be looking for this one in the future.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 06:47:13 | More by boudreaux
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phishsihq

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Our friends at Boulder Beer Company have really done it this time...

"Nitrogen is used under high pressure when dispensing creamy beers because it displaces CO2 to (artificially) form a rich tight head and a less carbonated taste. This makes the beer feel smooth on the palate and gives a foamy appearance."

We enjoyed Mojo IPA on Nitro tap at the Forge Publik House in Fort Collins and were amazed at the difference a little N can make. This beer puts on a show as it settles in the glass! A creamy orange color brew settles under a cascade of tiny nitrogen bubbles that float to the top to create a dense, off-white cap of foam that lasts throughout the drink and sticks all over the glass. Sweet floral and citrus hops dominate the nose, with some biscuity malt buried under the hops. A quick 1-2 punch of floral and citrus hops subside into a nice toasty and biscuity hop backbone, well balanced and a little more in tune then a normal Mojo. Medium in body, this Mojo is super creamy and almost silky in texture, thanks in part to the N. Charge up a few more, our new favorite IPA in town!

Serving type: nitro-tap

05-15-2012 02:02:03 | More by phishsihq
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at O'neill's Pizza Pub. Poured into a chilled pint class, that I allowed to warm before tasting.

Hazy bronze color with a small creamy white head that disappears quickly. The aroma is of pine and herbal hops. The taste is fantastic. Herbal hops, and piney with a small bit in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, rich, and smooth with ample carbonation. Overall, this is a very good IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2005 14:10:27 | More by KarlHungus
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was unfamiliar with Boulder Beer and their offerings until I went to the New England Beer Festival and picked up some brews for house. I like the Hazed and Infused (and yes, the bottle was pretty damn cool looking too!) so when I went back for the party at Harpoon last month, I ended up getting the Never Summer Winter Ale and this. The bottles, once again, were cool, but the stuff inside was pretty amazing too. That matters more than anything else to me!

Beer poured a warm, amber color with a head that filled up the remaining space in my pint glass. I'm unfamiliar with Amarillo Hops, but this IPA has a wonderful mouthfeel, flavor, and aftertaste to it. Most IPA's I've had are very overpowering but this one was more mellow and grew on me as I went through the bottle and the serving warmed up more and more. Didn't hit me in the face up front, and there's a good measure of citrus and mint flavors present here as well. A slight malty backbone provides a good balance too, enough to make me want another sip, but not to dull out the hoppiness that one expects in a beer like this. Maybe one of the best aftertastes I've enjoyed in a quite a long time!

It's nice to see a concoction like the Mojo IPA stand apart from the other offerings of this style that I've had before, while helping to expand the range of one of my favorite styles of beer. If only I could find their offerings in my home state!

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2006 06:33:54 | More by JerzDevl2000
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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