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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

1,574 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,574
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 20
Gots: 62 | 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 coalcracker


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden color with white head that does not disappear too quickly.

Smell: Very citric, spicy aroma.

Taste: Rich, hoppy bite- citrus/floral dominates. Hops are not too oppressive but definitely overpower the malt. Hop bitterness reains right through the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Hops slap around the tastebuds but this brew is otherwise smooth. Medium-bodied.

Drinkability: Great for hop-heads like myself. Not as strong a brew (like Hops Infusion) but tasty.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2008 01:40:24 | More by coalcracker
Photo of katan


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz bottle.

A- Pours a light golden color - veyr clear. No haze. Has a decent head on it that disappears quickly. Small lacing remains.

S - A strong hpos smell that could be described as citrusy - maybe some grapefruit backup. Don't see any malt in the nose.

T- Starts with a sweet flavor, that transitions to the bittering hops quickly. The hops aren't as strong as the smell would suggest. Then finishes off with some sweet specialty malts flavor. Awfully balanced.

M - Its thick and creamy - very smooth going odwn. Not much carbonation there.

D - A good drinking beer. I would say it could go down in bunches. Potent enough though to keep you honest.

Another fine selection from boulder beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2008 05:03:48 | More by katan
Photo of Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, poured and light amber and clear. white head, leaving thin rings of lacing. Grainy, resiny hop nose. Hops here are citrusy and have a healthy biting nature. Agressive, American syle IPA. Enough malt to smooth out the ride. Nice long hoppy dry finish. Nicely put together, agresssive IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2004 12:29:04 | More by Billolick
Photo of Vonerichs


3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange with fluffy white head.

Grapefruit and floral hops with a touch of sweetness in the smell.

Massive citrus hops, grapefruit and orange, dominate the flavor. There's little malt balance, but that's ok with me. Extremely bitter.

Mouthfeel is oily and dry.

Alcohol is not very detectable. An enjoyable IPA that I'd try again.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 01:24:10 | More by Vonerichs
Photo of Thur123


3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a lighter orange ride orange with a voluminous head of about three fingers that fades slowly. The carbonation looks good, lots of little bubbles ambling to the top. The smell is hoppy without being overwhelming and smells of both fruity and floral hops. The malt base on this one seems fine tuned, showing up in the nose but just so.

Glug glug glug

The flavor is that of a standard American IPA and I don't mean that in a bad way. The hop flavor is bold without being special or big and the whole brew is very well balanced. Pine and fruitiness make its presence known and then slide away leaving an aftertaste that's a little malty for my taste, but that's also pleasant. The mouth feel is better than some beers I've had, ifs pretty smooth and creamy. Overall I might come back, or I might just find a favorite of the style and ultimately get a more likeable and personable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2010 02:20:27 | More by Thur123
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New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed (due to nitro) gold with moderate cap of dense off-white head, decent retention. Scent is mostly floral hops, faint hints of citrus and pine, toasted and nutty malt backbone. First sip is nice and floral with minimal bitterness due to nitro, nutty and toasted malts, finishes with more hops, light citrus and grassy. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy due to cask pour. A nice presentation on cask, he base beer isnt a top notch IPA but it works on nitro due to that method dulling hop flavors and bitterness anyway.

Serving type: nitro-tap

03-31-2011 01:00:56 | More by rfgetz
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is orange in colour and formed a soapy white head after the pour. The head fell to a thin, but entire, cap atop the brew. Chunky lacing wraps itself around the perimeter of my glass. The carbonation appears light and slow to rise.

The nose is bolused with fresh hop scents and a fairly heavy malt base. Pine and a lesser degree of caramel seem to be the main components. There is some green, grassy, and herbal character to the hop bouquet as well.

The taste is heavy on pine sap and is well malted. There is a bitterness reminiscent of citrus acidity, but the lush evergreen impressions are much heavier. The bitterness is well expressed. Overall, this feels fresh from the hop angle and with a perfectly appropriate malt character.

The mouthfeel is light but seems to grow in substance when the bitter, tongue drying hop effects set in to their fullest extent.

Drinkability is good. This is another fresh and tasty brew with high hop character. The pale ale from this brewer is a much tastier ipa in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2006 13:43:34 | More by SupaCelt
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A. Poured from the tap into a glass mug. Nice orangish body with a good off white head and some decent stick.

S. Pleasant but nothing stands out besides some citric and floral hops and a bit of malt.

T. Wonderful fruityness from the yeast/hop combination that leaves me thinking of fresh mangoes. Some citrus overtones are noted as well. The malt is balanced well as is the yeast and its not overly sweet.

M. Medium bodied and smooth. Pleasurable. Slightly dry finish.

D. This is a very tasty and original IPA. A bit strong as far as alcohal goes, but you would never know it, as there is virtually no alcohal presence in this one. A good gateway IPA for those who aren't ready for the super bitter.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2008 19:18:49 | More by Stinkypuss
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz brown bomber with a very colorful label. I did not see any freshness dating.

The beer was a light bronze with a thick, dense head and nice lacing. For some reason, I expected a darker color from this IPA.

The nose was very solid. A lot of citrus (more orange than grapefruit) and pine. In the background was some faint grain/malt aroma.

The taste was fine. Nice expected bitterness with more of that good citrus taste. The beer becomes a bit more floral and less raw as it warms. Seems slightly out of balance and I think a bit more malt taste would help.

Good oily mouthfeel with spot –on carbonation. The drinkability suffers just a bit from the lack of balance. All in all, an enjoyable IPA, but a bit overpriced at $3.99 a bomber a Sam’s Wine & Liquor in Downers Grove.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2005 14:52:39 | More by Redrover
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass; nice crisp, clear pale straw color; head is off white, nice and thick.

Smell is solid hop bitterness upfront, more pine than citrus, but good lemon undertone, followed by a nice malt sweetness.

Taste is a mix of hop and malt sweetness, a good among of piney hop flavors, with a nice malt balance, hint of ester/alcohol flavors follows.

Mouthfeel is on the slightly cloying side, but it works with esteriness.

Overall well done, nice hop aroma and flavor, good malt balance and a solid strength.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 01:09:13 | More by mvanaskie13
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance is a nice medium golden tone with a medium sized frothy head.

The smell of the Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer is a mix of cinnamon, pepper, honey and hops, nice blend.

The taste of Mojo is hoppy, but not to hoppy, with a sweet but pleasant after taste.

Mouthfeel is sharp and crisp, the hops linger on the mouth for a while.

Drinkability is solid, these are delicious.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2008 00:58:33 | More by mltobin
Photo of CaptainIPA


3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pale copper color with a generously frothed, two-finger head, active carbonation and phenomenal lacing.

S: Citrus hops, malts and grapefruit.

T: Piney citrus hops with an adequate balance of sweet malts. Notes of pine and tangerine. Finishes bitter and dry.

M: Medium-bodied and somewhat creamy. Well carbonated.

D: Good drinkability for something bordering on an Imperial IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2008 22:50:28 | More by CaptainIPA
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North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bartender told me that she had received some complaints on this beer. I can see why, this beer was bitter--almost sour. But it is only bitter at first and does not linger into the finish. Also, the alcohol in the beer stands out a little more than most people may like. Fortunately, I like bitter beers. The beer is also pretty hoppy and it reminds me of green wood. The beer poured dirty orange in color with an almost foam-like head and there was very little lace left on the glass.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2004 13:15:02 | More by MuddyFeet
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
$6.99 6-Pack
Binny's Orland

Mojo IPA is Boulder's fourth beer in the Looking Glass series. Mojo glistens a polished pale copper with streams of carbonation rushing to the surface trying to keep the head alive. It's doing a fine job too. There was two fingers worth of powder white head on the pour before falling to a respectable cap leaving some really nice lacing on it's way down.

The aroma is fruit juicy. Sweetened grapefruit and oranges make up the majority while a biscuity maltiness swirls around in the background. Although the citrus takes hold there's more than enough maltiness to create a sense of balance.

This beer hits the spot when you're in the mood for a balanced flavorful IPA. This isn't necessarily a hop bomb or a taste bud shredder (which are usually my preferred IPAs). No, this is more of a juicy citric tinged IPA with a biscuity maltiness.

Good mouthfeel here. Medium bodied with a touch of airiness from the streaming carbonation. That carbonation also brings along a velvety mouthfeel that goes great with the style.

Mojo is a very approachable IPA. Has a good balance that keeps you drinking the night through. This may go down a little too easily.

Mojo is another good brew from Boulder. Although I'm not too fond of their standard offerings the Looking Glass Series sports a good portfolio.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2008 01:43:07 | More by joe1510
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - very deep gold, just a hint of orange. Head is pretty much white and decent sized. Lots of sticky lace down the side.

S - fresh grapefruit rind is the dominant aroma, not much else. Not a huge nose, but I'm not sure of the age either.

T - taste is a good mix of sweet and bitter grapefruit hops, but also a lot of floral hop too. Malt is there for effect only, just a whisp of sweetness before a big, longlasting finish of bitter hoppiness.

M - low carbonation, smooth, med body. Finish is dry and resinous, very good. Alcohol is there, but smooth, and helps with the drying effect.

D - Pretty darn tasty IPA, no complaints here.

Straight up IPA, simple and basic. Dry, crisp, low sweetness, lots of bitterness. Just the way I like them. It's not the best I've ever had, but it sure is solid. Nice blend of Amarillo and Centennial hops; you don't get any strong piney notes, but the complex floral and citrus character is quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2008 22:37:50 | More by markaberrant
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught: This beer pours a darker amber color with some off-white head. It does leave some lacing down the glass. There are definite notes of grapefruit and pine to the nose. Maybe a hint of floral also. The taste is fairly well balanced, with a decent malt body. Slightly bitter taste with flavors of grapefruit and pine. A decent quaff.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2005 13:09:58 | More by Boto
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled 8.18.05

A nice off-white head chills on a copper orange, slightly visible through out. It shines in my glass, like pennies in the sun. Foam hangs out for a bit, but starts to fade leaving some sticky lacing to wash off into your mouth as you go.

It smells creamy, the malts up front but the hops linger there below that. Caramel tones waft in & out. Some fruits in there as well.

The creamy aroma transfers nicely in the mouth. Bitter hops kick you back to IPA bliss. But those caramel tones still work themselves back in, and really display a barley malt flavor when rolled in the mouth for a bit before swallowing. This beer is ever present. Chewy and full, it's very similar to SN Bigfoot. A strange marriage. But it's not entirely an overwhelming hoppy IPA despite its claim on the bottle. Possibly I got an older bottle that has mellowed? Unfortunately, no date on the bottle*, so I can't tell. Either way, this is damn fine.

Great to drink, but good to savor. It's a big beer in a small bottle. The 7% and the richness of this will keep you at bay, but overall a fantastic beer.

*EDIT: thanks to amboston personally filling me in, I was able to find an ink jetted date printed on the neck just under the neck label. Though it was smudged, I believe the date on my bottles was Feb 6, '05. So, maybe 6 months mellowed the hops boasted about on the bottle's label? Tough to tell. Still great to me.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2005 19:32:48 | More by GolgiIPAratus
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clean and clear. Nice golden color with about half inch of white head that fades quick leaving a nice fluffy film around the glass. Looks like a great IPA as far as appearance is concerned.

Smell is sweet and syrupy, apple juice, some fresh hop aroma but not the blast of piney, citrusy I've come to expect from upper echelon IPAs.

Taste does however redeem this beer quite quickly. Its sweet up front but not syrupy or cloying and is followed by a very assertice hop bitterness that provides a nice crisp finish. Very taste stuff.

7% is a great ABV in my opinion, its strong enough to make you want to slow down and enjoy what you're drinking and not strong enough to where you'd only be able to find it in a bomber.

Great job Boulder and happy 30th birthday!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2009 20:53:36 | More by indiapaleale
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 01:39:27 | More by ChainGangGuy
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

Loved the Hazed & Infuzed..this one follows in it's footsteps pretty nicely. I've had more than a few six-packs of this in my day, and it never fails to dissapoint. This is a great beer to have sitting in the fridge if you need a hop fix from time to time. The smell is a bit subdued for an IPA (in my opinion), but there is a nice floral hop aroma. Crisp taste and the hops come out in full force now..i was surprised at how hoppy this was. A very solid IPA that I'd recommend to any hophead.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2006 06:05:30 | More by hero27
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3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours a very clear, golden color. Head is foamy and a massive two and a half fingers. Head retained well and left a nice web of lace down the glass.

Smell: Nice mix of floral and piney hops up front. Floral hops seem to be a little stronger, but a nice mix nonetheless. Caramel malts are noticeable, but it does not smell balanced. Hops are strong. Citrus notes (grapefruit and orange) are notable.

Taste: Caramel malts and citrus flavors provide an initially sweet taste. Floral and piney hops again come through in taste, but it's not overly bitter. It's more balanced than one would expect from the smell. Slight bready taste on the tail. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light to medium bodied. Carbonation is good. It's drinkable and goes down easy. Due to its smooth feel and nice taste, I find it very drinkable. This is a very solid beer. I can't say it'd be my first choice for this style, but it's good. Check it out.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2008 03:07:55 | More by prototypic
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3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A bit hazy for a non-bottle conditioned beer, but the flavor and hop make up for the look. This tastes more like a double-ipa than its American IPA BA style designation, although this distinction seems to be blurring. Nice grapefruity nose and taste, good hop mouthfeel. It is an easy beer to find and drink around Boston, so I frequently have it in my fridge as a standard.

I have also had in on tap over at Bukowski in Boston. I think I prefer the bottle, seems to have a bit more hop acidity, which i enjoy in some beers. The hop overwhelms the ABV, so if you are a hophead, be careful you will all of a sudden realize you are a bit tipsy after a few.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2006 18:45:41 | More by ridedammit
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3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Redbones
Poured a pale orange color with a thin white head that left little lace. Very fruity citrusy aroma that continued to develop as the beer warmed up. The flavor was a bit piney but mostly citrus hops with a nice bitter finish. This was a slow sipper for me and 1 was enough.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2007 17:37:11 | More by kaelingirl
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3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the Jamison Pourhouse on nitro tap.

Poured a pale golden orange with, of course, a billowing dense head from the nitrogen.

Aromas of caramel malts and refreshing hops.

Tastes more akin to an ESB. That was more then likely due to the nitrogen. From the nitro this beer has a more malty asspect, caramel sweetness. The hop flavor has mellowed into a more sutle pine resin and floral flavor.

The mouthfeel on this particular beer being nitro is rather thick and creamy. Lite bitterness at the end with only a hint of aftertaste, clean.

I had this beer before, nitro seem to scrub out all the harshness and leave a more drinkable, smoother beer.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-23-2011 10:57:38 | More by micromaniac129
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New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap @ Bukowski Tavern in Boston, MA.

Served hazy orange with a big, frothy white head. Left tons of lacing on the 12 oz. Hoegaarden glass it was served in (very cool). Huge floral hop aroma. Upon taking my first sip I could only think of one thing: pine trees. Very piney taste, think of eating your christmas tree and you'll get the idea. Dry mouthfeel from all of the hops, but not overwhelmingly dry. This beer's intensity did bring down it's drinkability for me. This a very good beer that will suit any hop head's craving.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2005 20:21:56 | More by Jacobob10
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,574 ratings.