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: 1,824
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 31
Gots: 193 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 CharlesRiver
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle. Pours out a bit lighter than I expected. Very light tan color with a small white head. Not very effervesant.

The smell is just great. Citrus and pine notes come through. Not too over-powering but just right. Taste is well balanced. Slightly sweet malt and piney hops come through. Grapefruit and orange are present as well.

Overall this is a great beer. Well balanced with plenty of body. I am amazed at how balanced this beer is. Great job! (461 characters)

Photo of Transatlantic
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice orangish yellow beer. Just screams "citrus" in a glass. Head was very soft, about two fingernails deep, and stuck around unbelievably till I was finished. Lacing, on the other hand, was so-so.

S - Like the appearance, there was a strong citrus aroma that could be smelt from a couple feet away as I poured it. I want to say a smell in between an orange and a lemon but with a sort of pine like smell somewhere in it.

T - The first taste I got out of it was the citrus taste. First couple of sips were incredibly sweet and citrusy. Afterwards, the hoppy bitterness kicked in like no other. Very strong but not an overpowering bitterness.

M - For an IPA, it did a very great job of coating the mouth. The taste held it's own little battle in my mouth.

D - Even though the hops snuck up in an aggressive manner, it still proves to be a drinkable beer. I know I enjoyed it, sitting outside on a humid 80 degree night. (926 characters)

Photo of mmmbeer
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle with no freshness date; brewed with pale, wheat and crystal 20 malts, and hopped with amarillo and centennial. It pours a bright, golden-orange, with medium carbonation and an inch of off-white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing. The clarity is nearly brilliant, punctuated with dry-hopped particulates. Sticky and resiny aroma contributes grapefruit, orange and pine, and a backing of sweet crystal malt. Very clean on the palate, with a sturdy bitterness and loads of hop flavor. There is a kiss of alcohol and just enough malt to give the hops some ballast. Very crisp and dry body helps carry the bitter hop linger. This is not a complex beer at all, but the fermentation is so clean and the recipe so basic that every ingredient shines and helps to make this a wonderful IPA. (798 characters)

Photo of Brent
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Hi, my name is Brent, and I'm a hophead." "Hi Brent." Throw this beer into the middle of a meeting of hopheads anonymous, and a riot will ensue. Wonderful grapefruity hops aroma. Rather surprisingly, the grapefruit notes did not carry into the flavor, and initially I was a bit let down that the anticipated Cascade-like notes did not smack me in the face (the bottle notes Amarillo hops are used). The hops bittering seemed rather flat at first, but the pungent hops bitterness was so well integrated and balanced, that each sip called for another. Soon, the hopping developed a pleasant herbal character that was quite engaging. (631 characters)

Photo of CHickman
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer in the past and was happy it came with the Beer of the Month Club shipment so I could enjoy it again. Pours an orange amber color with a 2 finger creamy off white head; head is fluffy like whipped cream and lasted a while. Pretty nice lacing that leaves rings and slides down the glass very slowly; it holds on to the glass for a while with a good grip.

Smells of floral hops, piney hops, citrus, orange peel, some sweet malt and a little caramel; hop aroma dominated the nose and was very pleasant to smell. Very nice start to this IPA.

Tastes of floral hops, piney hops, orange peel, grapefruit, sweet malt, caramel, pine, grass or hay, light bread (like wheat bread), some lemon zest and a slight hop spice burn which is very subtle and on the sweet side. This brew actually has a slightly bitter finish that must be from the massive amount of hops used. Great IPA taste that's sweet up front with hops throughout, but it maintains a good enough malt balance to be quite drinkable. Very complex and enjoyable, with the hoppiness and sweetness mixing well in a way that allows for the sweet floral hops to dominate the flavor in a good way.

Mouthfeel is on the creamy side and goes down very smooth with little to no carbonation, a medium body and slick oily feel on the tongue.

I couldn't taste the high alcohol content as these went down smooth, but after a few I could feel the alcohol content and kick. This is highly drinkable and consistently flavorful. I highly recommend this beer. Great beer that I look forward to having again! (1,563 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin but dense lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is fruity and hoppy, very well-blended with a light malt background.

T: The taste is very-well balanced with harmonious flavors of citrus sweetness, hops bitterness and light malts all working together. The after-taste is a little hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good representation of style, good kick, very solid IPA to drink for a long time. (653 characters)

Photo of ppoitras
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle from nvsblman as part of BIF 19. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed 1/2" beige head above the slightly cloudy orangey golden brew. Head lasts okay, with nice lacing. Aroma is pungent green hops. Taste starts with reasonably sweetness, and then the hops slowly begin to move in and take over. Flavor profile melds together very nicely. This brew has the softest initial mouthfeel of any I think I've had, and couples with incredible smoothness, especially for a hoppy brew. This makes the drinkability excellent as well. Terrific brew. (586 characters)

Photo of dhd1491
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly hazy yellow-gold with dense white head that slowly dies down leaving some good lace. Great aroma of grapefruity citrus. Taste is hoppy and refreshing, not bitter. Some toasted malt notes are present. Good balance between sweet and bitter. Nice light mouthfeel. Leaves a pleasant citrusy aftertaste.

One problem: this brew goes down too easy; doesn't last long in the fridge. (390 characters)

Photo of cassanoj
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Big yeasty head. Hazy amber color. Loads of lacing sticks to the glass like white on rice.

Has a very perfumey smell. Floral accents, citrus, piney hops, grapefruit, pineapple. Really one of the most wonderful smelling beers I've come across.

The citrus and pine hops thrive in the mouth, with a layer of caramel just in front. Pineapple, grapefruit. The taste is more subtle than the nose, but this is still one hell of an IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium body, bitter but balanced. Just a light bubble on the tongue.

This is a stellar, humble beer that I think deserves much respect. (604 characters)

Photo of ZachKelly
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12. oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Very little head that quickly dissipated but the carbonation was constant and light. Gave off a very hoppy aroma, with good citrus notes. Pleasant amber color and appealing look. Very good flavor on the front end of the sip, and gets a little stronger as it sits. Good, strong IPA. Definitely one of the better ones out there. (367 characters)

Photo of nkruback
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This has always been one of my favorite beers. Though I was introduced to the Looking Glass Series with Mojo's little brother, Hazed and Infused, I quickly saw that this brew was much more in line with my taste.
Fantastic nose with touches of orange zest, pine sap, and big amounts of Amarillo Hops. The taste is refreshing and crisp when icy cold, and only opens up as it warms. Never too oily or sticky as some bigger IPA's can tend to be, but never short on the finish. There is just enough sweet maltiness to counteract this lively hopped beer.
Mojo is one of the greatest IPA's made. There, I said it. (608 characters)

Photo of cvstrickland
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The 12-ounce bottle poured into my DFH shaped pint glass yields a bright golden copper body with a huge crown of cream-white foam atop. The head relaxes into a chunky free-floating hockey puck-like structure, leaving fine sticky rings archiving the sip lines on the glass.

The smell is loaded with fruity hop notes of lemon zest and juicy grapefruit wedges, sweetly accompanied by a note of succulent Key Lime blossoms.

At first contact, the taste is crisp and in drastic contrast to the nose is surprisingly lightly-toasted and malt-forward. The flavor takes a drastic turn mid-swig, shifting into a sweet fruitiness that quickly morphs into a rolling pallette of assorted hop oils. Navel orange skins and oily grapefruit husks engage a sweet pineapple note, pouring on the copious bitterness that persists well into the aftertaste, the flavor lingering as a pungent essence of freshly cut grass and snipped pine needles.

Mojo is on the light side of medium-bodied and is enlivened with just the right amount of carbonation. Delicious and highly quaffable. (1,061 characters)

Photo of toddw8
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright, orange-copper. Lots of tiny bubbles streaming upward. Huge, foamy off-white head settles very slowly to a half-inch. Lots of sticky lacing left behind.

Smell: Huge citrus aroma. Explodes with sugar-coated grapefruit and pineapple syrup. The best smelling beer I've ever had.

Taste: Very hoppy throughout. Citrus flavors up front followed by a long lasting hop bitterness. No malt flavors to speak of.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, but not syrupy. Does kind of coat the back of the tongue at the finish.

Drinkability: Excellent, but be careful, the 7% abv can go to your head if you don't pace yourself. (628 characters)

Photo of SafeAtFirst
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange/gold color with a creamy, white head that settles into a thin lace with plenty of lacing on the side of my Greene King IPA pint glass.

The aroma starts off with a blast of grapefruit goodness. This is followed by a scents of pine needles and a light caramel.

Flavor is again dominated by citrus with a light caramel backbone. Finish is not as bitter as I expected, very balanced with a slight dry earth and pine aftertaste. Mouth feel is velvet-like with brisk carbonation and very little alcohol warmth.

Overall a really good, well balanced IPA. If you like Amarillo hops, you should like this beer. (619 characters)

Photo of Louie1031
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle. Pour resulted in a modest off-white head that gradually subsided to a thin film of bubbles by mid-glass. A few patches of lace remained. Mojo appears a hazy amber.

The hoppiness of this beer really jumps out at you. Love it!!! A strong floral-citrus bouquet greets the nose.

Damn!!! The taste does not disappoint. Medium body with modest carbonation. A sweet note hits the taste buds initially, followed quickly by the abundant tasty hops: grapefruit, lemon and pine. A tasty treat indeed!!!

This is an excellent brew that goes down smooth, especially if you are one who enjoys a substantial diet of hops. Personally, I could drink these all day.

Boulder Beer Company is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Big fan of the Hazed and Infused as well. (806 characters)

Photo of kaszeta
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the '05 American Beer Fest.

Pours with a nice clear amber body and a frothy white head. The aroma was a nice, aromatic and floral hops body, with nice depth. The taste was quite good as well, with a nice bitter note complemented by some of the softer hops character and some gentle maltiness, and just a hint of citrus. One of the more pleasant IPAs I've sampled recently, and one I hope to try again soon. (420 characters)

Photo of dreadnatty08
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw pale, crystal clear, bubble effervescent brew. A good inch of head is supported well, with chunky bubbles and good tracing. Aroma is amazing, what an IPA should be. Tons of pine and grapefruit come through demonstrating some massive hops. Flavors are dominated by the hops, American I assume, followed by a tinge of some crystal malt. This brew definitely gives me hope for midwest "hop bombs". Reminds me a bit of Alpha King, and I like it very much. High carbonation mixed with the hops provide quite a sting, and the alcohol is warming. This is a highly drinkable brew, one I could kick back several of if it wasn't for the price. Mojo will sure come in handy some the warmer weather, but provides a nice change of pace from all the stouts and barleywines. Highly recommended! (793 characters)

Photo of brewandbbq
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer for Rockies, I've been snapping these up whenever I make it down to Mass, although the supplies are dwindling. Hope fully they will do another batch of this hop nectar.
It pours clear, pale gold,with a dissapating head.
Big fruity aromas, peaches, pine, oranges, grapefruit. Great zest of hop. Addictive whiffing.
Nice crisp fruit in the flavor, big peaches from the Amarillo,fresh oranges,more grapefruit too. Not very warming,but not a small beer.
Hop bitterness lingers as well as the citrus. Very mild malt, drying mouthfeel and inviting aftertaste.
Great IPA, I wouldn't call it a double though.
For $8.00/sixer, its a great deal. (652 characters)

Photo of yemenmocha
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy copper color from draught pour. Enjoyed from the source in Boulder, CO.

Nose is a pleasing citrusy orange dominant aroma, with miscellaneous citrus and pine in the background. Big and pleasant orangey hops. Nice.

On the palate enough malt is present to balance out the hops but overall the orangey hop spice wins. I find this extremely appealing, as the beer becomes a lemonade (orangeade) of beers - great for thist quenching when you have that citrusy craving.

Finish is moderately long with plenty of tartness. Yum. (543 characters)

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly tarnished yellow gold body, good clarity. Topped by a tightly woven wedge of white foam. Very good lacing.

Nice big citrus aroma, groves of grapefruits and oranges. Strong even at a foot or more.

A quick opening burst of sweet malt goodness establishes a strong foundation, but is quickly assaulted by a strong tide of earthy hops with big splashes of fruit. Hop tingle continues past the finish and long into athe aftertaste.

Nice medium mouthfeel. Solid but not too thick for summer.

Very good drinkability. Goes down quick and easy.

I'm pleasantly surprised. This far exceeded my expectations. (620 characters)

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - A clear golden color. Slight head, and minimal lace.

S - The amarillo hops dominate. Very pleasant. You can smell it as an IPA right away.

T - A mild bitterness at first. Citrusy hops dominate. So smooth. Not as bitter as other IPAs.

M - Medium carbonation. Very smooth.

D - Excellent. It is so smooth and the alcohol is nicely hidden. I am craving another one! A very nice IPA. (388 characters)

Photo of GreenWBush
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hmm .. cheesily packaged beers often repel me. Such was the case with the bomber of this beer. After exhausting most other options, I gave it a shot.

And i'm glad I did! Hop-heads only. The beer pours a hazy, yeast-clouded golden orange. I could almost take a swim on the beach of bleached frothiness, but don't expect to see more than splotchy lacing on your glass.

You could pitch this beer to a smirnoff ice lover, saying it was an fruit beer. The beer is loaded with pungent whiffs and tastes of grapefruit, mango, papaya, and even limon.

My only complaint about this beer was the slightly metallic bitterness I encountered.

I caught only the occasional glance at malt, but at least there was no overly annoying sweetness at a fairly high ABV.

I do say for the drinkability factor, it rates quite high - you finish your pint before you know it. I would've gone for at least another bomber - seriously!

My fiancee noted that it could possibly be the best late warm summer beer. (1,002 characters)

Photo of Briarscratch
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Special thanks to bonsreeb85

Poured with a mighty head, golden caramel color, bubbly with good lace.

Smells of grapefruit and lemon! So much citrus. Floral hops as well. The amarillo hops definately make a statement here.

Hoppy goodness! I love it! Sort of a metallic off flavor. The best by date is this month so i think that has a lot to do with it and its past its prime but i must say the hoppyness is holding up strongly. I would love to get ahold of some of this fresh straight out of the tap.

Medium body leaves a dry feeling on the roof of the mouth.

Great drinkability! No alcohol presence for this 6.8% beauty. Could easily drink 6 of these in a night. (667 characters)

Photo of kbnooshay
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

MMMmmm. This poured a nice light orange color with a very frothy white head. White as hell w/cool lacing. The smell was insanely citrius hoppy. Grapefruit flavors add to the bitterness. Awesome sweet hop taste. The mouthfeel was moderate to full. Very easy drinking. This is my kind of beer. Hoppy as fuck hides the alcohol. This is very addicting. (348 characters)

Photo of HeartsO
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite citrus style IPAs. I'm slightly biased as beers with centennial hops are always my favorite.
A- light bodied and pale in color. Head retention was good and really trapped in the hoppy taste of the beer.
S- Nothing over powering but you can get a hint of citrus.
T- a light citrus style. Hops for sure over power any malt characteristic but you can really taste the centennial hops.
O-Great beer, great brewery would recommend it to anyone just starting to drink IPAs as its not the most intense beer of the style but still has enough hop to satisfy the hophead in me. (586 characters)

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