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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Not Rated.
Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

775 Reviews
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Reviews: 775
Hads: 1,852
Avg: 3.85
pDev: 19.22%
Wants: 38
Gots: 224 | 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:
Beer added by: Jon on 08-27-2003

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 775 | Hads: 1,852
Photo of JDV
2.7/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Can hardly believe this is the same beer as these ratings indicate...
Pours a pale light orange, mostly clear. Smell is of some honey sweetness, mild strength hops. Somewhat astringent. Taste is the same. Mild hops, low sweetness, and overall pretty bland and weak for an IPA. Like weak hop tea more than a true IPA. Slightly soapy, and not very citrusy or fruity. Below average IPA for sure.

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Photo of GimpyCane
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Last night beer session was an IPA night and the contenders were Mojo IPA, Two Hearted Ale, Stone IPA and Goose Islands IPA. All four brews were poured at the same time and tasted as well. Unfortunately Mojo was my least favorite of all. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a small fizzy off white head. The head mostly lasted and left a fair amount of lacing. I had trouble with the aroma. I felt it was bland to perhaps light in scent. The initial flavor was lightly sweet yet it end with an acidic aftertaste. The body was light to medium, watery and slightly fizzy in carbonation. In all I'm not a fan of Mojo, this is not to say that Mojo is not a good brew. The winner that night was Bell's Two Hearted Ale.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
2.8/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This ale was a deep yellow in color, with a one and a half finger head that died down to a lot of lace.

The aroma was of strong bittering hops, a hint of citrus and pine, and a good malt undertone.

Unfortunately, it did not follow through to the taste. The taste was bitter, and a little lemony. It was very hoppy, with almost no malt... and the aftertaste was like wet cardboard. This aftertaste kept coming back every time I burped, even half an hour later.

Mouthfeel was OK... drinkability is only average.

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Photo of palma
2.83/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

This beer starts out great, but then just falls off a high cliff ...

Great looking brew. Pale orange hazy body. Amazing pillowy head lasts for the entire pint. A strong but sweet hoppy aroma. Taste is a different story: not too good. Bitter hop flavor is decent but there is some weird artificial sweetener-like taste in the background. It's hard to put my finger on it exactly, but I know that it is not good. Raw alcohol in the finish. Aftertaste is pretty bad too. I'm tasting soap in the aftertaste, along with that weird artificial flavor again, only this time it comes back stronger.

This brew started out good (appearance, smell) but after tasting it, I became disheartened. I was looking forward to a great IPA, but no delivery here.

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Photo of mattcrill
2.83/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: Moderate floral hoppy notes, strong carmel backbone, slight metallic notes that are a little unpleasant.

Appearance: Clear amber orange pour with a sticky and sudsy white head.

Flavor: Big malty munich base with resiny and floral hop flavors. Background alcohol notes. Orange and citrus fruit persists. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly oily, moderate high carbonation.

Overall impression: An immensely drinkable malt forward APA. Maybe I didn't get a fresh sample but I thought the hop profile was too muted for an American IPA. Probably won't re-visit.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.87/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoy by 3/27/14.

Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grapefruit juice, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with metallic, pine, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that smells decent enough, but there is something making this one super metallic tasting and fairly undrinkable.

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Photo of onklsven75
2.9/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Looks and smells great, but this beer is too bitter for my taste. The bitterness lingers for quite a while. It might be better with a meal or snacks, but not by itself.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a two-fingered off-white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Moderate hoppy/floral nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Starts bitter, and plenty of hops, hints of sweetness. Bitter aftertaste. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

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Photo of Rayek
2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Deep gold with very nice clarity and minimal carbonation. Rocky white head gets a good start before retreating to a thin layer. Leaves behind a generous lace.

S: Seems promising enough. A strong scent of grapefruit, lemon and pine great the nose. There is a mild fruity sweetness as well.

T: Metallic grapefruit, with a slight caramel malt sweetness underneath. That pretty much sums things up. Bitterness hits right away with the aforementioned metal and fruit. It's moderate, rather than over the top, but it doesn't taste that good to me. The extra fizz in the body isn't helping matters. Finishes with tart grapefruit and a hint of pine.

M: Medium body is slightly oily and has a bit too much fizz.

D: I'm sitting here really wanting to like this. Boulder is one of my local breweries, and I want to support them. But this beer just doesn't do it for me. Way too metallic to make me want another.

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What you have here is an average ipa. Just a plain jane beer that is only represented by a cool label claiming its "mojo".

Appearance is very light orange with about a half inch head that last for 20secs or so. Minimal lacing which to me seems watered down.
Smell is of mild hops and citrus notes. (very light).
Taste is a lot like water, hops, and very little bitterness at the end.
Mouthfeel is a simple lightly carbonated easy to drink session.

Just ok.

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Photo of morimech
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly cloudy copper color with a thin head. I don't get any hops in the nose. Did I get a mislabeled bottle or something? Doesn't taste like a IPA at all. Tastes malty and yeasty and slightly flat, thin, and watery. I gave it 3.0 across the board as I obviously got a old, bad, or mislabled beer. Better luck next time I guess.

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Photo of beercollector
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Rockies line are a drinkable series of beers. I have a problem in that I drink the Rogue IPA's and other left coast brews. This one starts at a hop disadvantage.

It pours with a nice frothy white head that dimishes to nothing. It's a clear yellow-amber.

The nose says hops. But the taste is more alcohol, then a moderate to heavy bitterness, when I expect pucker. It has a nice medium body, a good lively fizz, and a lasting bitterness.

It would be a good summers day beer that you could pace yourself on and would not find yourself not able to taste anything by dinner time.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
3.02/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

22 oz. bomber, enjoy by May 1. Should be pretty fresh then.

A: Clear body, a bit on the light side. Decent retention. Lots of carbonation bubbles floating up to the top.

S: Candy, bread, some alcohol present in the nose.

T: Hmm. Not as many hops as I would like, and a skunky aftertaste. Some citrus, but it comes off tasting like cheap candy.

M: Thin, good carbonation levels though.

O: Not a good beer. I'm going to have a Lagunitas Sucks to wash this bad taste out of my mouth.

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Photo of Klym
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up my local nugget in the Sacramento area.

A: Looks like a basic golden IPA with a 1 finger foamy head that leaves spiderweb lacing.

S: Pretty much just a faint hop aroma.

T: Drinking it cold its pretty much empty, decent hops. As it warms up a smidgen of malt flavor comes through but not enough to save it.

M: Medium carbonation, medium body, nothing really wrong with it but nothing really good about it either.

O: A mediocre, generic IPA.

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Photo of drinkiusmaximus
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- yellow orange see through with a thin head which fades fast little to no lacing.

S- smell of bitternes, citrus hops dominate with a slight breadiness and I am also picking up a slight alchohol bite in the nose.

T-Very slight citrus hoppiness. picking up alot of alcohol in this especially in the aftertaste.(for 7.2 this is very warming)

M- mouthfeel is light to medium does not linger much.

D- Drinkability is fine this was pretty much a middle of the road IPA nothing really blew me away but then again nothing really threw me off either.

I bought a six pack for the wife thinking it might be a suitable replacement for 60minute, i'm kinda wishing they had the 60minute.


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Photo of troutmask96
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent session I.P.A. Pours an almost lager-like yellow, but with a big frothy head. Taste is not very complex: light hops and citus, with a lingering alcohol aftertaste. Very light and refreshing for an I.P.A., which really isn't a good thing for us hop-heads...

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Photo of marcobrau
3.04/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Looks good; a hazy gold with white foam that leaves some lace and falls to a collar. Funky nose...very vegetal smelling, corn-like with flowers in the way background, not so good. Tastes better than it smells; hop are spicy but a little bit of that corn pops up towards the finish, which is fairly bitter. A smooth drinker for sure, but off-flavors are disconcerting. Bitterness builds in a pleasant way. Good, but not great. I would like to give this another try.

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Photo of FollowedMyFolly
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The Mojo in my opinion does not stand out as its own. It seems like a great beer to start people out on if they have never had an IPA or APA. light in hops and average in color it wouldn't be intimidating to people just getting started in "beer love." I do love the Boulder Brewing Company though.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours an illuminated orange color. Body is hazy. Head is full-figured. Head retains very well and laces just the same.

S-The smell is very subdued. There is some citrus and grain. Grassy and breaded as well. The nose is in some aspects very nice but it is very mellow and there is a metallic twang hovering around too.

T-The flavor is no better. The proper components are there but they are tainted by an off-putting copper flavor. Also, the flavors are far too underwhelming in terms of intensity.

M-Lighter than the ABV would suggest. Bubbly enough. Decent feel.

O/D-Overall, I was not happy with this brew. A subpar IPA in my opinion. Perhaps something was amiss.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a lovely rich golden color with a 2" head that settled down to 1". Bouquet wasn't as hoppy bold as expected nor was the taste. Yes it's an IPA, yes it's a thoroughly enjoyable beer, no it doesn't stand out from other IPAs in any particular way to me. Perhaps my sample took a little too long getting from Colorado to Boston?

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Photo of devinoconnor
3.07/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a nice pale color.

Smells like a classic IPA -- hoppy and complex, but this one also features a citrus scent. Very interesting.

Taste is fairly hoppy, hints of a peeled orange. Nice balance of hops/malt.

As much as I liked the smell and initial taste, I couldn't really get into it. After one I was done.

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.07/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

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Photo of tone77
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops. Taste is a hop bomb. Not much balance here, all hops. Feels bitter in the mouth and has below average drinkability. Overall this beer is just a bit to hoppy for my liking.

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Photo of bobutt
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Clear golden color with a strong lacing.

S - Clean and flowery.

T - As IPA go this on strong side of hop taste, yeasty like bread. Flowery up front and hoppy hard finish.

M - Sudsy

O - I think it a good IPA, but my first choice. I would drink one or two, but would want something with more balance or less of a hard finish.

Go Buffs!

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Photo of BeerTruth
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a nice orange hue with a frothy thick head. The immediate odor of grapefruit and flowers clearly make this a hoppy IPA. The hoppy and floral odor is accompanied by a bittersweet citrusy juiciness. The hoppiness cannot be avoided in this very zesty IPA. I'm a big fan of American IPA's, but I wasn't really blown away by this one. Enjoyable, but nothing I would go head over heels for.

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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
87 out of 100 based on 775 ratings.