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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,765 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,765
Reviews: 766
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 27
Gots: 149 | 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:
Beer added by: Jon on 08-27-2003

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Ratings: 1,765 | Reviews: 766
Photo of eveninghawk
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mojo IPA has a really pretty golden orange color, very clear, and the head deflates quickly. The hops are very present in its flowery aroma, I'm almost tempted to just sit and sniff before getting around to drinking.

It has a great bitey sting of a very hoppy beer, but not overly dry. I still feel like I've had something refreshing to drink rather than running for a glass of water.

I don't get so much of a citrus feel as a little bit bitter, a really exciting flavor combo that stands up well to more spicy foods, but my taste buds are a bit annihilated when I'm done (regardless of what the pairing is). This is definitely a beer I will look to replenish in my collection once I've finished what I have.

Photo of snaotheus
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright yellow, mostly clear, with a thick frothy head that sticks to the side of the glass until you rinse it out. Heavily hopped, but less piney than a lot of IPA's I've tried. Somewhat floral in scent and taste. Feels crisp in the mouth, and is fairly drinkable.

Photo of AdmiralDiaz
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A: Golden-orange body with some rising bubbles. One-finger white head with poor retention.

S: Smells pretty malty for an IPA, floral hops with caramel.

T&M: Very well balanced. Hops hit first turning into a caramel malt and back again to semi-bitter hops. Moderate carbonation that leaves a very oily feel.

Overall: I do love hoppy IPAs but I also enjoy a very balanced IPA, this was one of the most well balanced I've had. Very drinkable without any traces of alcohol

Photo of WaveRebel51
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wasn't impressed by the paleish yellow color. Things get noticeably better with the piney, citrusy hop aroma. The overwhelming piney, citrusy hop flavor may be offensive to some, but I liked it. Could use a little bit more maltiness to balance out, which would improve taste and drinkability. Not a great, but a good IPA.

Photo of Murrhey
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Photo of mholm815
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of CruzWilder
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Marty
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper with a moderately thick but sticky white head.

Aroma: Hoppy, with a good mix of raw and aromatic.

Taste: Pretty crisp overall, even after warming in the glass for a while.

Mouthfeel: Dry and sticky, as an IPA should be. The hop tingle lingers for some time.

Photo of Jon
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This ale, from the Looking Glass Series, pours a hazy peach color with an off-white head. Trails of lace reside on the glass while a thin head remains throughout the brew. Nose is dominated by citric hops, with big notes of grapefruit and not much else. Flavor features additional notes of citric hops and a similarly big grapefruit profile. Not overly balanced, but tasty just the same. Truly a hop head's ale, but one that could use some more malt for balance. It's still quite enjoyable, however; refreshing and easy to drink. A better than average, hoppy IPA overall.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a hazy golden-orange with a medium size fluffy white head that was moderately lasting leaving slight streaks for lacing.

S: citric and spicy with some lemon hopping and oranges. Spicy.

T: For flavor there was grapefruit, lemons, and a light grassy hoppiness that provided a tangy bite on the swallow.

M: The body was medium-full with moderate carbonation.

D: Drinkability was very crisp, and citrusy sweet leaving a lemony/citrus lacing that quenches your thirst leaving you looking forward to the next sip.

Photo of Dodo2step
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased fromthe Underdog Sports bar and grill.

A- The bottle is quite colorful and unique. Very eye-catching. Pours a smotth dark apricot color. no head and no lace. It looks like butterscotch in a way.

S- very hoppy smell with a trail of citrus to finish off my nose. Very deep in smell and very inviting.

T- wet yet dry, hoppy yet wheaty. Its hard to describe. I can taste some grapefruit definitely and it adds to the flavor very well.

M- Like i mentioned wet yet dry. It goes down pretty easily

D- a very decent IPA and it goes down smooth. No issues and def worth a 6-pack.

Photo of cpn920
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy golden color with a thick creamy head that left nice rings of lace down the pint glass. Smelled liked I expected with a big nose of grapefruit and pine. I smell something else but I can't place it. Taste is very nice with big hop profile but not a ton of malt. Mouthfeel for me is a little thin and lacking in carbonation. Good IPA that I will enjoy from time to time.

Photo of mntlover
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with orange hints nice fluffy off white head that leaves sheets of lace on my glass. Aroma is wow lots of hops citrusy with fruity orange coming out and a pine presence on a ever so light malt backdrop. Smells the way an IPA should. Taste is hops sweet light malt mix with light fruity flavors then a tart like grapefruit takes hold of the taste buds finishes bitter around a good medium bitterness touch of resin on the tounge is about it. Mouthfeel is a little light not much of a malt background on this IPA but it is crisp and refreshing a good thirst quincher. Drinkability is good nice little IPA want to thank merlin48 for this wonderful sample he has provided me with.

Photo of beerprovedwright
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice one finger head of thick, rich white foam. Spattered lace with lots of cling. Color is a 8 on the SRM beer color chart. Sharp aroma of citrus/pine, lemon peel and hops. Hints of wheat and barley malt. Sharp flavors of citrus/hops, with a underflow of black pepper, and malt. Thin in the mouth, some zing from the carbonation, but watery over the tongue and back of my soft palate. Bright refreshing flavor will bring my back for another on a warm day.

Photo of Ryan011235
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass on 8/9/09

Date on the bottle reads 8/19/09

A - Ever-so-slightly hazy & gold in color. Poured a 1/2 inch head with ok retention. Impressive lacing - easily works its way down the glass.

S - Crisp, citrus nose - primarily grapefruit. This is a juicy critter.

T - Following the nose, the taste is full of citrusy hop goodness. Grapefruit is in abundance, as is a decent bit of pine. Toasty malt backbone. Toward the finish I tasted something akin to a shot of pineapple juice having been tossed in for luck; kind of odd at first but refreshing. Good bitterness & spice.

M - Ample carbonation adds a nice kick. Juicy bitterness lingers. On the lighter end of medium-bodied.

D - Very drinkable. I imagine this would be a good IPA for session drinking.

Photo of Gavage
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellowish orange color with a thick head. Some minimal lacing occurs. Carbonation levels are decent. The aroma is very floral and malt is detectable. The flavor focuses on the bitterness with a thick malt background. Citrus tones round out the flavor.

The mouthfeel is smooth and the finish is long on the bitterness. This brew was medium to almost heavy in body. By the end the bitterness was a bit too overpowering to make this more than a slightly above average drinkability brew.

Photo of Larrytown
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours orange with amber undertones and a decent head. Nice-looking beer. The aroma is pleasant with hops up front, but definite malt and citrus presence.

The taste is just as balanced. The hops are the first thing to hit, but there's plenty of room for the other flavors. Enjoyable beer to drink.

There's nothing that makes this brew particularly distinct, but boy, it goes down nicely. I might not seek it out, but I'd be more than happy to have it again.

Photo of clvand0
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice golden color with a small head that dies off rapidly. Not being a hop-head, the Amarillo over-hop-ness smacked me right squah in the nose. Very citrus/grapefruity hop aroma. Not much more there than a ton of hops. kmpitz2 furnished this bottle - I'd never seen nor heard of this one. He also called me girly in his review because of my tendency toward malts over hops. But I digress. The amarillo hops carry through in the flavor giving it a strong citrus character. Slight caramel maltiness in there as well as hints of the alcohol. Well made.

Photo of shivtim
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Groovy.

Poured out into a pint glass. Nice slightly hazy gold orange color, heavily carbonated, with a sticky white-ish head.

Nose is fresh fruity IPA. Bready malta and citrus hops combine. Nice, straight-forward, and well done. Taste follows suit. An all-around well done basic IPA, with gentle malts up front and a sustained west coast hop character. Slight pine hints. Mouthfeel is a bit above average. Quite drinkable.

Photo of beerogre
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was the last bottle of a 6 pack I've had in my fridge for well over 6 months. One day at the beer store I finally decided to succumb to the curiosity of what laid behind the groovy labels on the Boulder Beers Mojo and Hazed and Infused. It turned out to be a disappointing weekend.

I remembered Mojo as being by far the superior of the two beers, but not being all that impressed by it either. So it was a very pleasant surprise when I cracked this final bottle open this evening, to discover that it was actually a lot better than I remembered it.

Drinking it now, I would definitely buy it again. It is highly refreshing and has a beautiful hoppy aspect. I sit here and smile wryly as I type this and ponder that for the last 6 months at least, I have been wandering around with a completely inaccurate view of this beer.

I wish I had a few more to drink after this one. Still, I did just buy a shit load of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, so life's not all that bad.

Photo of macster
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden orange and slightly hazy under a tight white enduring head. Nose of pine and grapefruit pleasantly dominates yeilding a clean and fresh aroma. A firm bitterness is quickly perceived followed by a delicious blend of caramel malt, citrus and a herbal hoppiness. A brief wateriness appears mid plate, but is soon forgotten due to a crisp, clean and dry hop-infused finish with a nice little punch of the 7%. Worth every penny of the $6.99 sixer price!

Photo of rkuhnel
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 22 oz bottle this poured a cloudy orange with a fat white head and fine lacing. Nose of citrus hops and the mouthfeel is medium with a slight slick feel on the back of the tongue. Favor is not complex, but is hops and malts in good balance. Nice bitter finish. Overall a very drinkable IPA that stays away from the excesses that many of this type show these days.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark copper body with a thin, whitish head and a slight overall effervescence. Light, splotchy lacing.

Smell: Fairly pungent, fruity aroma with strong, zesty notes of oily lemon and tangerine rinds along with some pineapple. Modest hints of pale malts in back. I'll freely admit, it does smell pleasant.

Taste: Pale malts with a scant caramel sweetness. Juicy, ripe hop fruit flavors follow with a firm, but not overbearing bitterness. Very slight biscuity tones perk up late for the first few sips, but as the cumulative bitterness builds, they fade away. Finishes dry with a light, lingering bitterness and a pinch of spicy hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Just a hair above medium carbonation. Slight oiliness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Not grotesquely bitter, just enough malt balance, and an altogether fine aroma. A quality India Pale Ale.

Photo of AmitC
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I like the color and the way it pours into the glass. Very neat, light amber brown color. Little pale for an IPA. Extremely transparent. Little head. A good number of bubbles rising up.

Decent smell. Some hops that are piney, citrus and a hint of malt.

Taste is very IPAish. Normal bit of hops upfront not very bitter. Followed by malt sweetness.
Medium bodied mouth feel. Not a lot of oils.

A good IPA overall. Nothing wrong with it. Good drink-ability. Boulder also have the DIPA in their mojo series, which of course is a bit better, for a hop head like me. Good alcohol strength of 7.2 as marked on bottle. Go for it. You won't be disappointed. Neither will you be amazed.

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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,765 ratings.