Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

767 Reviews
THE BROS
86
very good

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Reviews: 767
Hads: 1,823
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 31
Gots: 191 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jon on 08-27-2003

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Photo of Tilly
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy golden copper, almost Belgian. Huge white head.
Hoppy citrus, florals, mostly grapefruit.
Great grapefruit citrus, resin oil and earthy hops.
Good carbonation, mild, and a good bit of bitterness.
I'll be sure to try this again. (238 characters)

Photo of Gregaroo
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On cask at the Dandelion Pub in Philly. 2nd round of The Open on the telly. Hand pumped Into their classic dimple mug. Nice and smooth IPA. Feels like an ale from Scotland (but hoppy). (184 characters)

Photo of Zaktcc
3.07/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a hazy amber color with 2 1/2 finger head. Good head retention and lacing present.

S - Nothing initially pops out at first, not too much present it appears aside from more subtle scents. Hints of pine and grapefruit are the most prominent scents. Overall not much to the nose, decent but vague aromas.

T - Fairly bitter IPA, with flavorings focused around hops, pine and overall "earthy" flavors. Minor notes of grapefruit are present as well but quite vague. Leaves a fairly harsh/bitter aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied with mild carbonation present. Not too much else to say here really; above average but nothing spectacular.

O - An average IPA all-in-all. Nothing in particular really stands out to me with this beer. Would drink again if given to me but will not go out of my way for. (803 characters)

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Boulder Mojo IPA: The definition of an average IPA. Nothing really stands out, but by no means a drain pour. About as middle-of-the-road IPA as you'll find. (156 characters)

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color. White head.

Nose: Pine, grapefruit, sweet malt, hops and peach.
Taste: Citrus, mango, caramel malt, grass and orange peel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation. (181 characters)

Photo of twoody
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nearly clear golden color. Smooth creamy head. Not a poignant aroma but a bit dank. Feels a bit dull due to the lack of carbonation. The hoppiness is presant but it's not bitter. It almost feels warm on the tongue. Very smooth finish. (234 characters)

Photo of Auraan
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear amber body with a one finger foamy white head and light carbonation bubbling up. Overall impression of appearance is of an IPA, true to form. Scents of tropical fruit, grapefruit zest, tangerine flesh, medium-light vegetal hops and some light earthy dank aromas and pale malt sweetness. Overall impression of aroma is of a fairly typical West Coast IPA, not bad, not the most exciting aroma, but a solid take on the style. Flavor begins moderately bitter with notes of earthy, dank, vegetal hops, tangerine flesh, light amounts of grapefruit and a lightly sweet pale malt backbone. Middle continues with vegetal and dank hops dominating and a slight flavor of preserved orange peel and some moderate citrus peel. Finish is moderately bitter with notes of vegetal hops with an onion-like quality, bitter hops and some light floral hop flavors and a pale malt backbone. Aftertaste is biscuity malt, a light hop bitterness and some citrus peel. Overall impression of flavor is of a nice dank IPA. It has more earthy and vegetal flavors than bright ones, with a solid malt backbone. Not bad. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a resinous, sticky feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a good IPA, nothing off. Overall this is a fairly good standard IPA. It has a nice vegetal, earthy quality with just enough bright fruit and malt to balance. A good IPA. (1,392 characters)

Photo of nakedasajbird
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good and more complex than the mojo. More malty. It was a great surpise beer in their mixed 12 pack but I think I would buy a different 6/4 pack if I was looking specifically for an ipaipa (188 characters)

Photo of KChristie87
3.37/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Love the color of this beer. Not too dark and not as light as a lighter beer. A nice golden brown color. Has a solid lemony/pine taste to go along with it. Overall a great beer. (181 characters)

Photo of Hophazzard
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an odd tasting beer. It has a strange aftertaste that reminds me of an american adjunct lager, which is not what you want in an IPA. Was really hoping for more... (171 characters)

Photo of mardolin
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Had this off a nitro tap at Park in Cambridge, MA so the review was pretty much driven solely by feel, but a great way to enjoy a middle of the road IPA, so smooth. (164 characters)

Photo of Justin666
4.71/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I've tasted quite a few IPA's, and this one is the top. Very nice aroma and color. The first sip is an avalanche of flavor and has an excellent finish. (151 characters)

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A golden/honey color, almost no visible carbonation, 1/4" soapy head, larger bubbles, settles to a bubbly film on surface, good lacing
S - Grapefruit,
T - Moderate hop with light bitter; I typically don't like big bitter, but this one was about right for me and didn't linger on forever
F - Nice body, not thin or watery, low-medium carbonation
O - I'm typically not a huge IPA fan, but this one was actually ok, or, I'm just getting used to IPAs since I keep trying them. (476 characters)

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.21/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pale golden yellow lighter than most IPAs

Somewhat sweet aroma

Taste similar to smell however unpleasant aftertaste

Feels nice, like most IPAs

Overall decent I wouldn't go out of way to recommend (202 characters)

Photo of Reillybrews
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bought 6 pack of cans, drink by date 2 months from now. Poured into glass, nice looking beer, light orange glow with 1/2" head. Nose was sweet caramel with subtle grapefruit, stone fruit/grape must aroma. Smooth, sweet mouthfeel, light bitterness at first that lingers with a light dry finish. Nice beer but I get the feeling the ones I am tasting are a bit aged despite the best by date. Oxidation? (399 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: slight haze; light amber; 1 finger ivory head that receded to an uneven cap; nice lacing;

S: grassy, earthy, a little floral; grape nuts; a little graham cracker;

T: more floral than anything; the flavor sort of dies at mid-palate and you're left with low to moderate bitterness with a bit of sweetness to the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: flavor was a little disappointing; (402 characters)

Photo of Jrp54
4/5  rDev +2.6%

This was the beer that really got me into crafts. Off the tap it was amazing. Found it on nitro once before but it wasnt the same. Tried it in bottles and cans since then and, while its still good, still doesnt match the first taste from the tap. Guess Im going to be chasing the dragon. (291 characters)

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours a bright orange/yellow with an off white head that trails the glass. The smell is full of both bread and grapefruit citrus notes. The taste is all about the hops though with full hop grapefruit flavor in the beginning and then mellowing out to a nice finish. A lingering aftertaste, but it was very nice. (310 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.24/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color. The head is a finger high and white in shade. It has a superbly sticky texture and good retention; the former allows it to leave a nice ring of lacing on the glass. Very aesthetically pleasing. (4.5)

Smell: There doesn't seem to be a significant hop presence here. There is a bit of flowers and apricot coming from the Amarillo hops, but the primary note is a sweet, white bread maltiness (which I prefer to the more burnt caramel/toffee I get from darker IPAs). Actually, there isn't a significant anything to this IPA. I'd reckon the nose about 15% too subtle for its own good, in fact. (3)

Taste: Flavors of nettle, flowers, and apricot hit the palate first. Between the beginning and ending hop flavors (though the latter is more of a bitter finish), there's a pleasant maltiness lurking in the mid-taste. Instead of obstructive toffee, the flavor is closer to sweet bread, or maybe even sugar cookie. Nothing too exciting here, but at least it's not loaded down with crystal malt. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: It's a bit flabby as far as IPAs go: it has a full body and a sweet finish that hinders its ability to go down the palate. Carbonation is somewhat weak...maybe that's why. Luckily, the bitterness gives it some drinkability back. (3)

Overall: This isn't your typical crystal-malt-and-piny-hops IPA; this is more floral, with a lighter (yet still sweet) maltiness. It's still maltier than I prefer, but I think its malt backbone is genuinely likable. I'd gladly give a fresher sample another chance. (3.25)

3.24/5: Not much stands out here, but at least they got the maltiness right (1,662 characters)

Photo of Lou22
4/5  rDev +2.6%

I am really starting to get into IPA's and I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. The citrus flavor was extremely enjoyable, and it goes down pretty smooth. Drank out of the bottle. I enjoyed this a lot. (196 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%

My Mojo has been pretty good for a long time (not to brag), but for some reason I don't buy this often. I know I tried it a long while back, but I don't know why I haven't been back. Mojo has good mojo.

I looks like a good AIPA, yellow, with some head and lacing. The aroma is pungent and actually has something besides hops in there.

The taste is very well balanced for the style. Hoppy, yet a little dark and malty. It has the depth that some of the lighter AIPAs are missing.

The aftertaste is crisp and hoppy. None of it is too bitter. I think I should do more mojo more often. (584 characters)

Photo of minterro
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%

Bought from Morgan’s Liquor store. On sale and I needed something cheap to drink while I moved.

A&S: Great looking pour. Lively, transparent light copper colored beer. Head is think and fizzy but dies quickly. Head is a tan color and leaves globs of lacing. Some oiliness on the surface. The aroma is my favorite part about this beer. Pretty straight forward with a heavy dose of citrus via lemon and some grapefruit, but you also get a sense of a malty backbone.

T&M: Taste is way to malt forward, but at the same time oddly bitter (the combo doesn’t suit this brew well). Breadyness than right to bitter, not much flavor. The finish packs a huge bitter punch. Hangs kinda heavy for an IPA, really coats the mouth, you need something to snack on otherwise you are bound to just be getting bitterness after a while. High body, but also pretty highly carbonated, it makes for a really abnormal combo.

Overall: Barely worth the sales price of 8 and change. Pretty easy to drink considering the heavy feel and bitterness, but you can find much better IPAs out there for just a buck more a sixer. (1,102 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau glass. Enjoy by April 16th, 2014.

A real nice looker of an IPA, nearly perfect. Three finger creamy head with a little soapy retention, some island puck clumps and spider lacing. The body color is a gorgeous brass orange, crystal clear, just the right amount of active carbonation, slow towards the bottom, a good fast clip to the top. Head falls though a little quickly, but otherwise great looking beer.

Hints of malt and spiced caramel and cinnamon. Slight fruit but kind of small, definitely not a large hop forward brew going on here. Sweet. A little bit of honey and resin hop stick qualities to match also.

Palate comes with a nice clean finish. A short hop pine and controlled blast in the mid palate, but disappears quickly on the swallow. Aftertaste brings a nice honey character with some sweet white sugar but noting overly so. A little light bodied, hints at some tight carbonation on the tongue also.

Not too bad, certainly a good looker, but IPAs have certainly come quite a long way since then. (1,054 characters)

Photo of BTodd
3.41/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass

A-blonde in color, poured with less than one finger of head, dissipating over a short period of time.

S-I get more of the malt from this one. Perhaps bread, orange, apricot. I don't get much from the hops.

T-Some floral and citrus hop character but also a little grassy to me with a fairly balanced feel overall. Some light, caramel sweetness.

M-Light bodied, decent carbonation, a little thin, but very drinkable (especially for the alcohol)

O-Strange IPA to me. The hop character was lacking to me in aroma but present, if not a little unusual, on the palate. Not my favorite but goes down easily enough. (648 characters)

Photo of jimmah120
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle with a date. drank up out tha bottle.

look i can't comment on, the smell was average - bready malts and stinky pine-and-grass hops. taste is very average but enjoyable, with more fruity hops than the nose suggests. average medium feel with a syrupy finish.

ok but doesn't match up with the giants of the style, more of a hoppy amber. as an ipa it's unimpressive. (376 characters)

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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
88 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.