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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

1,600 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,600
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 22
Gots: 73 | 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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alfistheman

Florida

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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!

06-30-2009 22:22:20 | More by alfistheman
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

01-21-2012 02:28:11 | More by BigCheese
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prsguitarsr4me

New York

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

11-14-2008 06:28:03 | More by prsguitarsr4me
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bogus564

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

07-15-2010 02:39:56 | More by bogus564
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filabrazilia

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

12-29-2003 16:40:10 | More by filabrazilia
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OldSock

District of Columbia

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

09-01-2005 19:43:33 | More by OldSock
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benito

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

05-02-2006 14:13:39 | More by benito
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Casedogg43

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

Bottle from beer club my family for me for Christmas!
If all the brews are this good ill be ok!

This is my first beer club beer ever!
I give it a solid 4/5 overall!

Pours nice clean golden color
Looks fresh, nice head
Taste very solid, fresh and balanced.

Better than average mouthfeel.

Over all, darn good IPA!

02-01-2013 01:34:57 | More by Casedogg43
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

Served at Prime 16 in New Haven, Conn.

A: Poured a hazy chilled amber orange with a little cloudiness and a nice tight head of white foam.

S: Nice floral and pine hop aroma and some bready malts.

T: Taste has a nice oily pine hop resin flavor and a breadth of toasted pale malts throughout the middle. Finishes with medium hop aggressiveness; a nice IPA.

M: Mouthfeel is a bit slick and resinous, but not too much where it's cloying.

D: If the ABV were a bit lower, and therefore the alcohol taste mellowed, this would make a great session beer. For now, I just paired with with my lime glazed mahi-mahi burger and took it for what it is.

Boulder is a fairly decent brewery with some interesting and some not so interesting brews. I'll have to give them another look next time I'm at the liquor store.

05-03-2008 17:14:21 | More by Gambrinus1184
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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

light amber gold, decent head that shrinks to a thin layer. some lace. but overall just a little too pale in color, imho

lightly piney hops, with grapefruit notes. whiff of yeast and faint alcohol.

resinous hop character is present but not overly aggressive, becoming a little more citrusy along the way. moderately bitter, although perhaps more bitter going into the finish and aftertaste. decent bready malt and caramel peek through and make a presence towards the finish too.

slightly thin and astringent, but overall still smooth enough, with gentle carbonation.

02-10-2008 02:55:42 | More by tai4ji2x
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coalcracker

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

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

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

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

New York

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

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

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

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

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

02-01-2010 02:20:27 | More by Thur123
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

03-31-2011 01:00:56 | More by rfgetz
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SupaCelt

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

02-13-2006 13:43:34 | More by SupaCelt
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

10-08-2008 19:18:49 | More by Stinkypuss
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Redrover

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

04-15-2005 14:52:39 | More by Redrover
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

05-16-2011 01:09:13 | More by mvanaskie13
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

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

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

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

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

06-05-2004 13:15:02 | More by MuddyFeet
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joe1510

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

01-19-2008 01:43:07 | More by joe1510
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

06-28-2008 22:37:50 | More by markaberrant
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,600 ratings.