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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

1,616 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,616
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 22
Gots: 76 | 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 dashirey


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

05-17-2008 00:54:32 | More by dashirey
Photo of ChopperSmith


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

02-11-2011 22:30:48 | More by ChopperSmith
Photo of secondtooth


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

04-01-2011 23:02:20 | More by secondtooth
Photo of Imsothirsty

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

06-28-2010 00:40:01 | More by Imsothirsty
Photo of smcolw


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

10-24-2012 13:07:27 | More by smcolw
Photo of exonthebottle


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

07-29-2010 19:36:42 | More by exonthebottle
Photo of alfistheman


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
Photo of BigCheese


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
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of filabrazilia


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
Photo of 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
Photo of benito


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
Photo of Casedogg43


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
Photo of Gambrinus1184


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
Photo of tai4ji2x


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
Photo of coalcracker


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
Photo of katan


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
Photo of 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
Photo of Vonerichs


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
Photo of Thur123


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
Photo of 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
Photo of SupaCelt


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
Photo of Stinkypuss


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
Photo of Redrover


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
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,616 ratings.