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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

1,698 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,698
Reviews: 751
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 103 | 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 MmmIPA
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wimpy pour lead to a one finger head and some nice cloudy burnt amber body.Grapefruit and some piney smells in the nose.Piney taste then leads to malty then to amarillo hops,the dank,resiny hop taste that sticks to the roof of your mouth.Nice mouthfeel.I also smell some pancake and syryp in the nose as well.There really isnt a bad part about this APA.Its tasty and I think it weighs in on the west coast side of the style.Tasty and the alcohol isnt that bad,but two may be your limit.I would have again for sure.

MmmIPA, Oct 03, 2007
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.

cpn920, Jan 30, 2009
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.

mntlover, Dec 01, 2004
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.

beerprovedwright, Dec 03, 2010
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.

Ryan011235, Sep 06, 2009
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.

Gavage, Jun 26, 2004
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.

Larrytown, Apr 25, 2009
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.

clvand0, Oct 14, 2004
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.

shivtim, Aug 10, 2009
Photo of unclejimbay
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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 +4.5%
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.

beerogre, Nov 18, 2007
Photo of Biffster
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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 +4.5%
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 +4.5%
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!

macster, Jan 13, 2007
Photo of Satchboogie
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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 +4.5%
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.

rkuhnel, Feb 24, 2008
Photo of BeerFink
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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 +4.5%
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.

AmitC, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
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 +4%
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 +4%
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 +4%
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 +4%
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 +4%
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
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 1,698 ratings.