Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,813 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,813
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 30
Gots: 183 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of snilsen13
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oh, I just love this beer. I don't have a huge selection, but it's one of the few I go back to right now. Some reason being is it smell fabulous, drinks very well and tastes as good or better at room temp than it does fresh from the fridge. So I usually savor this beer and let the flavors evolve. In fact, I often give it an hour on the counter before I pour. Mainly though, the brew is heady enough that it does it's job even taking it slow and two of these will get me kinda loopy, esp for a weeknight.


The flavor begins with strong bitterness, followed by the aromatic (as are others from this brewery) nutty and finally a mellow sweetness in the aftertaste.

I've had it on tap once before and it's better from the bottle.

Edit: 10 year later, I've been hopping between IPAs for some time, trying everything new under the sun, but today I went back to this old standard. It's just as good as I remember it and I think I'll stop looking for that new amazingness and settle back in on MOJO for a spell. It still has an immensely bitter, but so very drinkable, character. It's a real bitter IPA, in the same league as Ruination, but without the pretentious price tag and with a cheesy label.

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle with Enjoy By Aug 28, 2013, Into a tulip.
Appearance - Crisp, clean and gold, fluffy white head, loads of lacing.
Smell - a nice mix of citrus, grassy, and piney hops, as well as some herb! I love the nose of this beer; it's there from start to finish!
Taste - follows the nose nicely and has a terrific hop bite!
Feel - really easy to drink at 7.2 ABV and wakes up the taste buds!
Overall - This is an underrated beer IMO and a terrific value!

Photo of carln26
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I first had this beer at the Throw Down, but didn’t get a chance to rate it. I was very happy to see it on tap at RedBones today, and was even more surprised when it showed at Bukowski’s, so I got to verify my original taste. The color is a bright golden to copper. It usually has a nice full head. Light lace, not too heavy. The nose has a lot of the floral elements delivered by the hops. There is a subtle malt character in the nose too. The taste is big hops in the front, a big walloping bite. The floral character of the hops comes through mid quaff, with a mild alcohol bite on the back end. Not much malt to speak of. I’m not complaining, this is easily one of my favorite high-hop IPAs. It has a medium mouth feel, and despite the hop hit, is very drinkable.

Added note: Just had my 1st 12 oz bottle of this beer, and it doesn't dissapoint. A little clearer than from tap. Same flowery aroma, and initial hop wallop in the taste. Perhaps just a little less malt character, but a gain this beer is VERY satisfying. Still one of my favorite IPAs.

Photo of alexmpino
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great IPA from a very underrated brewery. I think these guys make some really killer beers. This beer has been a stand by for me for sometime. Great fresh hop flavor and the great refreshing taste that these ale are known for. Strongly recommend this ale to anyone who loves a bitter ale. Nowadays that seems like almost everyone, and this is truly an everyday, working man's beer, especially at this CONSISTENT quality and price.

Photo of phishsihq
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Our friends at Boulder Beer Company have really done it this time...

"Nitrogen is used under high pressure when dispensing creamy beers because it displaces CO2 to (artificially) form a rich tight head and a less carbonated taste. This makes the beer feel smooth on the palate and gives a foamy appearance."

We enjoyed Mojo IPA on Nitro tap at the Forge Publik House in Fort Collins and were amazed at the difference a little N can make. This beer puts on a show as it settles in the glass! A creamy orange color brew settles under a cascade of tiny nitrogen bubbles that float to the top to create a dense, off-white cap of foam that lasts throughout the drink and sticks all over the glass. Sweet floral and citrus hops dominate the nose, with some biscuity malt buried under the hops. A quick 1-2 punch of floral and citrus hops subside into a nice toasty and biscuity hop backbone, well balanced and a little more in tune then a normal Mojo. Medium in body, this Mojo is super creamy and almost silky in texture, thanks in part to the N. Charge up a few more, our new favorite IPA in town!

Photo of paco1029384756
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light orange color with two fingers of white head.

Scent of citrus, hops, grain, and some grapefruit. Great balanced scent, but not as hoppy as I would like.

Taste of hops, grapefruit, citrus and some grain with a lasting hop flavor. Great hoppy flavor with a nice sweetness to balance the bitterness. A very nice session IPA with a decent price tag.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and smooth with a good amount of carbonation.

Photo of Bighuge
4.39/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber tone with a thin, fluffy eggshell colored head. Lace is moderate. On the nose...smoky cannabis, pineapple, lemon rind and hop resin. Awesome aroma. On the buds, some more bong resin, pineapple and rind characteristics. The bitterness is fairly clean and enjoyable. Underneath all the hop activities lies an unassuming caramel and toffee base. But this beer's all about the hops. 'Rillos to be specific. And it's a hop head's wet dream of an IPA. In this day and age of Double and Imperial IPAs, truly solid IPAs are harder to find. This is one of them.

Photo of MikeBrandman
4.39/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours with about one finger of head and leaves a very thin layer of foam. Little to no lacing at points. Very bright pale yellow and absolutely transparent. Could have used more opacity, I believe. Smell is great. Strong, lemony, refreshing. Taste is similarly refreshing, with a lingering taste of pine and lemon. I was actually surprised that there's so much alcohol in this, as there is no taste of alcohol in this brew. Very drinkable and smooth, but could have been a little heavier, which might have complimented the strong flavor better. Overall, a solid IPA and a great part of a variety pack.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The bold, bright, and enticing, pine-like and citrusy Amarillo hops found in Rockie's Mojo IPA reach out and grab you even as you pour it! The frothy off-white head holds quite well, and fine bubbles can be seen straming through its clear golden body. Stands of craggy lace and small spots linger on the glass, and it maintains a thin but solid surface covering throughout almost the entire serving. The flavor is just as impressive as its aroma as notes of yeasty fruitiness and piney and citrusy (tangerine, lemon peel, subtle red grapefruit) hops swirl through a sugar-accented, biscuity malt. The body is medium-full; and it's fine-bubbled carbonation bristles on the tongue before warming to become a bit airy as it slips effortlessly across the palate. Resinous, piney hops linger in the aftertaste along with a dense, dry bitterness that slowly drops in intensity; and it's alcohol never really shows until you go to get up from your chair. One word: WOW!

Photo of Slynger
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Mojo pours a deep orangey gold color with a large lid of fuzzy lemon cream.

This beer smells all hoppy and delicious. Lots of citrus fruitiness, oranges, grapefruits, and lemons, with pine needles and grass.

The flavor has a solid caramel maltiness to balance out the awesomeness of the hops. They dance in with pineapples and sweet citrusy orange, bitter rind included, followed by lemon grass and pine sap flavors that add to the pleasant bitterness with a touch of earthy spiciness to it. Medium-full in body with a perfect amount lightly oily, creamy-fuzzy carbonation.

Great IPA from Boulder Beer. Gotta love Amarillo. Drink one and get your mojo workin'.

Photo of CharlesRiver
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
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!

Photo of Transatlantic
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

Photo of mmmbeer
4.41/5  rDev +17%
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.

Photo of Brent
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Photo of CHickman
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
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!

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Photo of ppoitras
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Photo of dhd1491
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Photo of cassanoj
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Photo of ZachKelly
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Photo of nkruback
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Photo of cvstrickland
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Photo of toddw8
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Photo of SafeAtFirst
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Photo of Louie1031
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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