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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

1,662 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,662
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 23
Gots: 91 | 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 clvand0
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

clvand0, Oct 14, 2004
Photo of shivtim
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

shivtim, Aug 10, 2009
Photo of unclejimbay
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Mojo IPA , Boulder, CO
Reviewed as BA def = American IPA, crank bottle to chilled mug 9/18/08, ABV = 6.8%?
A 4.0 golden copper color, good head but short retention
S 3.5 pronounced hops with malt notes in background
T 4.0 mild hoppiness in taste, malt taste gives a good balance
MF 3.5 solid carbonation, hoppy on palate, but mild on finish
D 4.5 I dig it, it's a fine rep of an easily accessible not to bitter IPA

unclejimbay, Oct 08, 2008
Photo of beerogre
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

beerogre, Nov 18, 2007
Photo of Biffster
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a slightly turbid golden-copper, with an off white head that lingers.

The arome is citrusy (orange), peppery and spicy, and a bit resiny. There is some diacetyl, but it is not objectionable. There is some fruitiness and I detect some phenolic notes as it warms.

The first sip starts with a hint of sweetness that is quicky overcome with piney hop flavor. The resiny and citrusy hop flavor lingers and fades to an assertive bitterness at the swallow. The finsh is quite bitter, but a bit of malty sweetness mingles with it.

The mouthfeel is substantial. The body is medium full and the carbonation is medium low. There is the impression of astringency, but that may be the bitterness.

Overall, I find this to be a substantial IPA - big and hoppy but balanced. My experience is that bottled IPAs, especially from Micros on the other side of the country, tend to be spotty at best. This was a well preserved sample of a very well crafted beer.

Biffster, Mar 12, 2005
Photo of GarrettB
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The list of beers that I’ve seen around my beer stores but never tried is longer than I thought, even uncomfortably long. I eagerly embraced New Belgium, dabbled in O’Dell and my first 750ml bottles were almost entirely Avery beers. Boulder Beer never had the same draw, and I’m ashamed to say, the label art kept me away. The appearance of a Boulder mix pack at a recent barbeque was the perfect opportunity to descale my eyes and see the beer behind the wrapper. The Mojo was the best of the lot, offering a surprisingly deep and delicious IPA. As a hop-phobe I found the aroma to be a welcome shock - deep scents of pine, honey and caramel malts. The taste reigns in the ferocious hops bitterness found in some IPAs, instead coupling it with more drops of pine sap flavors to offer a well-rounded, balanced beer. The sugars are sweet, surfing unctuously on a medium body. A sip and a glance at a watch later find a long aftertaste where the dreaded astringency is left behind, slowly dying and wailing as the other flavors evaporate. Aside from this unwelcome loiterer I am wholly impressed. It always feels good to find another drinkable IPA, especially from a local brewer, and even better, at a barbeque with a box of bottled surprises.

GarrettB, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of macster
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
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!

macster, Jan 13, 2007
Photo of Satchboogie
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle (best by 2/23/11) poured into a Duvel Tulip

A: Pours golden yellow, hazy, coaxed a 1-finger white frothy head that slowly dissipated.

S: Citrus and pine hops (tangerine, lemon), caramel malt background, a little floral and grainy.

T: Fairly light and mellow for an IPA (granted I'm sure the hops have faded quite a bit). Pine and citrus hops up front (a little bitterness), caramel malt is fairly reserved in the background, providing just enough sweetness to balance the bitter hops. Overall malt character is very light and floral/grainy. Finish is clean, a little bitter.

M: Light to medium carbonation, light body, fairly sticky and decent bitterness. Finish is a little bitter and clean. It's fairly pleasant, just a little too thin.

D: Since this doesn't seem as over the top as a lot of IPAs I've had recently (hops fading could be part of that), it's very easy to gulp down. Light body and carbonation also help.

Satchboogie, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of rkuhnel
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

rkuhnel, Feb 24, 2008
Photo of BeerFink
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a filtered clear golden color not unlike apple juice with a quickly depleted lightly colored head. Amarillo hops are immediately apparent in the nose. Oranges and tangerines are there, as well as some grapefruit. Not much malt breaks through this semi-sweet citrous aroma. Taste begins smooth and somewhat mellow, before the hops take the field. Once that happens, all is lost to resinous hop oils filled with bitter citrous and some pine. Hops are prickly on the tongue and are largely unchecked by any malts. Finish is bitter and dry. Although I generally look for more malt backbone to my IPAs, this is an enjoyable brew for a hophead such as myself. If you require a bit more balance to your ales, I would steer clear of this one. Otherwise, indulge in this oasis of alpha acids.

BeerFink, Jul 27, 2005
Photo of AmitC
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

AmitC, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
3.94/5  rDev +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.

Murrhey, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of dashirey
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this CO beauty from mmtmatrix in a trade a few months ago. I finally got around to it...

A - Caramel colored with some orange hues. Short head with little retention, it fades rather quickly. Not much lacing on this one.

S - Smells of hops - some citrus with some grassy and pine notes deeper. (Allegies prevent me from doing it more justice)

T - Malt wuickly upfront, but then it is welcomingly overpowered by the hops.

M - Crips but dry in the end. Light to medium bodied. Smooth with a little carbonation bite after the swallow.

D - Easy-drinking. I'd drink a few of these in a night, but since it so easy going down I might be afraid it would catch up with me.

Another solid beer from the Boulder Beer Company.

dashirey, May 17, 2008
Photo of ChopperSmith
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Clear medium amber color with a tan foamy head that gave way to some nice lacing.

Smell: Lots of citrus (grapefruit and lemon) hops aroma with a little malt underneath.

Taste: All about the hops! Clean and fresh citrus hops up front with a lingering bitterness on the finish...as a good IPA should be.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Feels crisp and clean on the tongue.

Drinkability: A fine example of an American IPA. Good to session with and easy to drink. Would be especially good served ice cold on a hot summer day. It's a thirst quencher.

ChopperSmith, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of secondtooth
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light, transparent golden, with a nice white head. Superb lacing -- detailed and impressive.

Aroma is nice, but not overwhelming. I get sweet citrus hops.

Superb taste...mellow and balanced hoppiness. Sweet, rather than bitter. Maybe I'll call this one "kind hops". I also get a nicely tangy orange zing. Good.

Quite a nice IPA, easy to drink and masking a relatively high ABV (7.2%). Enjoyable, and one I'd like to do again.

secondtooth, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of Imsothirsty
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden and clear with a half finger rocky head

Smell is nice floral hops, a hint of pine

Unfortunately the floral hops dont come through in taste its pretty much just pine hops, a little sugarry malt and a slightly bitter finish with some alcohol flavor.

Mouthfeel is very light, seems over carbonated, quick finish.

Drinkability is good because its very light, not great because the alcohol flavor is almost as strong as the hop flavor, I dont think this is even moderately high abv. Im sure if I lived in or near Boulder Colorado I would drink this often, but I dont so I probably won't have it again.

Imsothirsty, Jun 28, 2010
Photo of smcolw
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love what nitrogen does to a beer. Rich, foamy head that required the bartender to pour it over a two minute period. The head stuck around during the entire tasting, leaving a blanket of lace after every sip. The broth is relatively clear with a gold amber color.

Mild prickliness from the hop. Rather nondescript.

Peppery hop bite with a evergreen kick. Overall, this is rather one-dimensional but is good for hop heads. Long aftertaste. Full bodied with an appropriate level of carbonation.

smcolw, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of exonthebottle
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ed's usually has a IPA and Pale Ale on tap. I haven't reviewed Mojo yet.
copper with thin head that fades the lacing is okay but spotty around the glass and kind sticky
grapefruit malts citrus
smells good

taste a more malty IPA like Commadore Perry but sort of subdued and nothing is remarkable but good.
mouthfeel is not as good as other IPA's
sort of weak
drinkability is high and good beer to have at the bar on hot night.

exonthebottle, Jul 29, 2010
Photo of alfistheman
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden yellow, decent amount of carbination, great head retention, large amounts of lacing as the glass goes down

S - grapefruit and citrus hops followed by bitter hop smell, sweet malt smell in the background

T - Great IPA, decently sweet but enough hops stronger than the malt profile build on the palate. Hops taste of grape fruit, citrus, slight lemon, and pine. Great balance of flavors with the malt smoothing out the bitter after taste that still lingers. This beer remains true to the style.

M - Carbination matches the thickness, i'd say medium body, certainly not as thick as a DIPA. Slight oily residue left behind with each sip, but the flavor is alive and tickles the palate.

D - Very good considering 7%... people seem to love or hate this beer. I've never had Smutty nose or Stone, but those are a few extra dollars a sixer... I just can't afford right now. Maybe once I try those my opinion of this beer will change... til then... If i'm looking for a decent priced IPA for the evening this is my go to beer!

alfistheman, Jun 30, 2009
Photo of BigCheese
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from mix pack, 2 months from drink by date, guessing that makes it 4 months old, not ideal not terrible though.

A: Somewhere between an amber and yellow, "west coast" ipa in color. Pours a small white head, dissipated pretty quickly, with a some lacing but not very much.

S: Not overwhelming, citrus based hops, quite sweet in flavor, sour orange, not much maltiness, smells good though.

T: Hops right up front, initially an earthy/grassy/marijuana flavor of hops, then a very sweet citrus, more pineapple than grapefruit, not overly bitterr. For color has a nice malt backbone, wasnt expecting this, not overly dark but a nice molasses/rasin bread flavor.

M: A tad thin, decent to low carbonation, had a oily slick to it though, tasted more like a 6.5% than 7.2% (not necessarily good or bad, flavor wasnt overwhelming) One of the more session-able ipas.

O: Solid brew from Boulder, i recall it being much hoppier when fresher. Nothing crazy but its a good brew from a good value brewery. You defnitely get your moneys worth and wont be disappointing.

BigCheese, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of prsguitarsr4me
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not much head and no retention or lacing at all - nice color, though. There isn't much smell here, but the taste was good - surprising at first. Bitter and hoppy - perfect carbonation - feels great in the mouth. Drinks well - easy and not overly complicated, but with some flavor. The alcohol is a little evident, but I like that.

prsguitarsr4me, Nov 14, 2008
Photo of bogus564
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden color, produced no head. Curious.

I can smell the hops right up front; in full disclosure, as I am a bit of a hophead, I found this to be pleasing.

A taste of this reveals a fairly strong grapefruit sensation, with nice hoppy bitterness to go along with it. Subsequent swallows present a slight raisin taste; nice product of the malt. Mmm.

This is a bitter beer, and as such, offered me a nice bit of mouthfeel. If you like hops, you can't not like this beer.

I would have another one of these, along with some nachos or good snack fare.

bogus564, Jul 15, 2010
Photo of filabrazilia
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy light copper with a white head. The head thins but leaves nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma - Malt and floral hops dance above the head of this nice smelling beer.

Taste - Citrus flavors abound in this delicious ale. A little more hop balance would have made it much better.

Mouthfeel - A little thin but a nice dry hoppy finish.

Drinkabilty - Delightfully consumable. A decent beer that I would share with others.

filabrazilia, Dec 29, 2003
Photo of OldSock
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance and Presentation – 22 oz bomber poured into a pint glass. Despite the nice lacing the white head falls to almost nothing after the first few sips. The beer itself is light yellow-orange.

Smell – Hops to the front, citrusy with a touch of floral. I can’t detect much malt or alcohol in the aroma.

Taste – Good balance for an IPA, it is certainly bitter but not unpleasantly so. The hops are the main player here as well, mostly orangey with some pine as well. Unlike the smell however, the malt is present in the back with just a bit of sweetness. The aftertaste is pretty good, hoppy without too much bitterness. The alcohol is completely hidden by the hops. It’s a solid flavor, but I feel like I’ve had it before in so many similar IPAs.

Mouthfeel – Good medium body with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability and Notes – Despite the alcohol this is an easy beer to drink. However, this beer fails to distinguish itself from the multitude of American IPAs available these days in my local liquor stores. It’s a fine beer, but nothing about it makes it exceptional in my eyes.

OldSock, Sep 01, 2005
Photo of benito
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Old Chicago in Silverthorne, CO.

A: Pale copper with a creamy white head. Surprisingly light for an IPA.

S: A heady mix of citrus, tobacco, whipped cream and grass. Delicious.

T: There's a creamy, light fruitiness on the front of the palate with hints of banana and pineapple. This gives way to a bitter hop wallop--very fresh and resiny--with a long, hoppy aftertaste.

M: Medium-body, as one would expect. Nice and fluffy across the palate.

D: Good, especially for such a bitter IPA. It does a great job of whetting the appetite.

I hadn't had this in a while and was happy to give it a second look--especially on tap. Worth a first or second look for you too.

benito, May 02, 2006
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,662 ratings.