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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,480 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 1480
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%


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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Smurf2055

Washington

4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy, orange/amber color. Little head.

Super citrusy smell. Orange dominates. Bit of a lighter fruit as well, melon. Just gushing with fruit.

Taste is more pine than I thought would be in it. Earthy. The citrus flavors that dominated the smell give way to the malty characteristics.

Pretty sweet, very drinkable. Very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 04:41:31 | More by Smurf2055
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sammyrasp

Florida

4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite IPAs. VERY flavorful, aromatic, and hoppy. The age of the beer matters. It is not a hot seller, so the lower ratings are probably a result of people who had a batch that was less than fresh. I highly recommend this beer. It goes ok with food, but I believe that flavor deserves your undivided attention. Try it with a cleansed palate and you will understand.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 18:08:34 | More by sammyrasp
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | 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!

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 02:20:47 | More by DenverHopHead
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Poured a very nice yellow color with a thick 2 finger head, and nice lacing.
S - Smells great! Fresh lemon zest, honey, pine, caramel malts, biscuits, orange juice, and peach.
T - Now this is where things start to fall apart, All the nice fruit flavors mentioned in smell are nearly non existent here, which is a huge shame. Bitter floral hops up front, a little bit of orange and lemon zest, biscuit malt, and some dried flowers, not really that great.
M - Thin feeling, and bitter aftertaste. The alcohol can be felt in this.
O - What started off as a good looking, good smelling beer lets down in the taste department drastically, I'm shocked there was this big of a difference, maybe I need to get a super fresh one, but I cant see it being far off from what I've tasted. For an average IPA, weighing in at 7.2, I'd rather have more flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 03:07:35 | More by Omnium
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Maltmaiden

Alabama

3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light orange/yellow. Clear with lots of bubbles. Thin fizzy head that goes away to nothing. Watery looking.

S: Grapefruit and lemon zest. caramel. Touch of pine. A Pleasant smelling IPA.

T: Light grapefruit, citrus. But well balanced with malt. On the sweeter side for an ipa. orange blossom. Again, pleasant.

M: Thin but not completely watery. Appropriate body. Plenty of carbonation. Crisp. Short bitter aftertaste

O: Avery sessionable IPA. Nothing offensive but not complex. The word pleasant just keeps coming to mind.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 06:54:23 | More by Maltmaiden
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ao125

Virginia

2.29/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Serving Type: $1.65 12oz bottle at Total Wine. Poured from the bottle into a Rock Bottom pilsner glass, with a decent aroma collecting top.

Appearance: Amber/orange in color. Not entirely dissimilar from Nugget Nectar, though a high level of clarity. I'd have to guess filtered.

Smell: This is where things fall apart. Just sort of a big mess of Del Monte fruit cocktail, honey, and cheap [herbal glaucoma remedy]. The fruit cocktail became more pronounced as it warmed.

Taste: Oh yeah... big honey and assorted canned fruits. Some tangerine creeping out from under the weighty mess, but not enough to scream "I'M AN IPA!".

Mouthfeel: Actually not bad. Had a decent mouthfeel for an IPA. Neither too thin nor too thick.

Overall: The bottle said: "ENJOY BY MARCH 19", so I'm 13 days away from the end of code, but still... This couldn't be any less of an IPA. I've had worse beers, but I just don't see the point in buying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 13:23:33 | More by ao125
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hoppytobehere

Colorado

2.99/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 03:58:50 | More by hoppytobehere
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Casedogg43

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 01:34:57 | More by Casedogg43
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours brilliant clear gold, light but a darker top. Light foam layer. Light oily pine nose. But subdued. Light malty bitter taste. Quite mild. Good bitter buzz throughout. Grapefruit flavor, nice and balanced. Sneaky at 7.2%.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 13:01:58 | More by KTCamm
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notchucknorris

California

3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden color with a huge off white head. Tons of sticky lacing down the glass.

S: Lots of floral and grapefruit hop notes with a good amount of sweetness. Candied citrus, honey and caramel.

T: Lots of grapefruit, caramel and some floral hops. Middle brings some biscuity malt. A touch of hop resin and a lot of malt sweetness on the finish. Maltier than I'm used to, but still a solid IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 01:20:45 | More by notchucknorris
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Boulder Mojo India Pale Ale pours from the bottle to a gold/tan color with a body that has just the slightest chill haze. The nose on this beer is fruity and just slightly spicy and the foam is good, provided you pour assertively.

The taste of this beer is fruity with the flavor of grapefruit juice dominating. There are some other flavors present as well, like pale malt, bread, caramel, and some pine. Toward the end, I can detect some other fruit flavor, possibly melon, before settling back to the taste of grapefruit.

Mojo IPA is a fruity brew and while there are other flavors present, the taste continues to return to the flavor of grapefruit. It almost seems like actual grapefruit was used in the production, but according to the manufacturer, it doesn’t have any such ingredient- it is the Amarillo hops that help create this grapefruit character.

I love a good IPA and I agree this is a good one and certainly a nice change from other IPA. I don’t think I could drink this as an everyday IPA because the citrus emphasis is not the type of flavor I want to taste on a regular basis. But it is still a good IPA and one worth adding to your list of beers to try.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 03:40:58 | More by BryanCarey
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 02:32:50 | More by ZachKelly
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AAG

Texas

3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this beer into a stein after letting it sit for a few minutes to warm after taking the bottle out of the refrigerator. Fresh - bottle said drink before February 2013.

Appearance - Nice, transparent amber color. Very light head (possibly due to a weak pour). Head dissipated quickly and clustered nicely after a few sips. Light carbonation.

Smell - Grapefruit/orange-like smell. Smell the hops...

Taste - A hoppy American IPA that is balanced well by the malt flavor. Slightly bitter (but not overwhelming). Grapefruit, orange-like flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light on the palate; not over-carbonated but hoppy.

Overall - A good American IPA, overall, but a little hoppy for my taste (I'm not a hop-head!). I would have liked a thicker head but I haven't had the opportunity to drink this from a tap yet. Enjoyed the grapefruit/orange-like taste but found it a little bitter for my taste. That said, though I wouldn't seek this beer out, I would be happy to drink another pint if it was available at a pub that I happened to be at.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 00:57:06 | More by AAG
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a clear golden amber colored beer with a two finger white head. The head has a great level of retention slowly fading over time to give a great level of lacing.

Smell- The aroma is of a bready malt and a caramel sweetness. Mixed with these smells are aromas of grapefruit hop as well as a lighter pine hop aroma.

Taste – The taste starts out as a bready flavor mixed with a light caramel sweetness. Right at the start there is a good grapefruit hop flavor. A light pine hop joins the taste soon after the initial taste, with the caramel fading in intensity. As the taste goes on from the middle to the end the grapefruit and pine really picks up in intensity. A very resinous hop flavor dominates the taste at the end where it leaves a bitter hop flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is a little bit on the creamier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The average level of carbonation is good for keep it drinkable while the body accentuates the resinous flavors quite well.

Overall – A nice biting and bitter , but drinkable IPA. While not the smoothest, if you want a good hop flavor this is a good one to go to.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 22:38:40 | More by Darkmagus82
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Mojo

Alabama

4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a New Belgium glass.

This beer pours up a nice medium gold with not much head and not a whole lot of lacing. It gets better from there. The nose is floral and pine with a little bit of spiciness to it. Taste is good. Up front I get some sweet maltiness with the citrus tanginess and a good bitterness on the finish. No need to try and pick out all the subtlies. It is just a good beer. Mouthfeel was adequate carbonation and no nasty aftertaste. Try it if you haven't.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 04:33:24 | More by Mojo
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AmitC

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I like the color and the way it pours into the glass. Very neat, light amber brown color. Little pale for an IPA. Extremely transparent. Little head. A good number of bubbles rising up.

Decent smell. Some hops that are piney, citrus and a hint of malt.

Taste is very IPAish. Normal bit of hops upfront not very bitter. Followed by malt sweetness.
Medium bodied mouth feel. Not a lot of oils.

A good IPA overall. Nothing wrong with it. Good drink-ability. Boulder also have the DIPA in their mojo series, which of course is a bit better, for a hop head like me. Good alcohol strength of 7.2 as marked on bottle. Go for it. You won't be disappointed. Neither will you be amazed.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 02:32:57 | More by AmitC
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claspada

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark copper color with a thin, whitish head which leaves minimal splotchy lacing.

Aromas begin fairly pungent and fruity with strong, zesty notes of oily lemon, tangerine rinds and some pineapple. As it warms you can detect the modest notes of pale maltiness.

The tastes begin in reverse with the pale maltiness with scant caramel sweetness. Juicy, ripe hop fruit flavors follow with a firm, but not overbearing bitterness. Very slight biscuity tones also emerge but as the cumulative bitterness builds, they fade away.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is dry with a light, lingering bitterness and a pinch of spicy hops.

Overall this is a solid example of an American IPA. It is not overly bitter, with just enough malt balance and an decent aroma.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 17:17:40 | More by claspada
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle at Stubbies in Gainesville. This one pours a bit murky hazy gold, with a creamy small white head. Aroma is nice, with the expected pine hop profile in the smell. But the flavor is lacking and muddled. Dusty, dirty pine flavors with very little bitter, fading into a caramel fruit base as it goes down. This is really more like a weakly hopped pale ale or summer ale. Relatively light bodied but just not much going on, and a bit watered down. Not a good representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 02:24:50 | More by BMMillsy
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Hop_kulture


3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very nice dark golden color

S: hops to the brain. nice smell for an IPA

T: I'd like more bite from the hops

M: Head retained well and laced nicely. I enjoyed swigs and sips with this beer

O: A decent high grav IPA for any night. More kick expected but it would be a nice IPA for the daily indulger

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 05:18:44 | More by Hop_kulture
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hoppy IPA DAY! I started the day with Hoptimum by Sierra Nevada (which is effing amazing). This is my second. I hope to knock off a couple more... probably at least Smuttynose since I know it is very good.

I poured this into a DFH, chalice style glass. Looks like the typical orangy IPA with about two fingers of sticky head. This leads to some decent lacing.

I get a bunch of flowers from the top. I was surprised by the lack of citrus.

Flavor was pretty good. I like the fix of hops and decent hopping. It has good balance.

I would say that this is a pretty good IPA. It is a nice departure from those citrus bombs. I recommend trying this out to mix it up.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 00:40:48 | More by ummswimmin
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barczar

Kentucky

3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden apricot color with minimal ivory head that leaves substantial lacing as it dissipates into a thin layer of film.

Aroma is resiny, with a fairly bready malt aroma, ending with pine and a hint of citrus.

Flavor is far more brutally hoppy. Resin and pine hit early, carrying strongly into a significantly bitter finish. Undertones of grapefruit pith and perfumey hops add complexity. Tastes like biting on a pine tree at some points. A minty note pervades as it warms. Malt character is definitely an afterthought.

Body is a touch watery, with moderate carbonation, and a bit of hop derived astringency is present at the finish.

Overall, far hoppier in flavor than aroma. Substantial bitterness and hop presence, though bittering hops definitely dominate. More flavoring hops would improve the experience.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 21:37:48 | More by barczar
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high dense off white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus hops in the nose along with notes of pine resin and pineapples.
T: The taste has flavors of citrus hops intermixed with some notes of pine resin hops. There is a moderate to strong amount of bitterness, which particularly stands out and lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA delivers a nice punch of hops and bitterness but is well-balanced in that the hops are not overpowering. It also hides its alcohol very well, making it not too difficult to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 00:21:10 | More by metter98
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a balloon glass. The beer is your typical slightly hazy off-orange color. A light cream colored head dissipates to some big bubbles in the center and a fine "mist." Pretty good sticky lacing, randomly. The aroma is a combo punch of grapefruit rind and fresh pine. The taste follows the smell -- lots of fresh pine and grapefruit rind up front. It finishes dry and clean, leaving a bitter reminder of how much of an IPA this is. The mouthfeel is dry and perhaps carbonated somewhat.

Overall, really impressed with this IPA. It's straight forward, pulling no punches: you get loads of citrus, pine, and hops. Quite good, and the 7.2% ABV is hardly noticeable.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 15:41:11 | More by JuicesFlowing
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hsvhughes


4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is probably the best $ value IPA on the market. It has the the hops content and lingering mouth feel we all want, but is not overpowering on the palate or the wallet.
appearance --> love that lacing!
smell --> makes me want to drink it fast
taste --> makes me want to drink it slow, and enjoy it
mouthfeel --> like beer should be... absolute pleasure
overall --> When I can find it, this IPA is in my fridge. There seems to be a supply issue.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 23:00:09 | More by hsvhughes
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donmonkey1

Tennessee

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy orangish-yellow with a small head that dissapears quickly. There is some lacing before the head leaves. The carbonation looks alright.

Smell: VERY nice floral and fruity/citrus hops.

Taste: Exactly like the smell but much more intense.

Mouthfeel: Light body, watery.

This will definitely cure an ipa craving. One or two is awesome but it's definitely not a session beer. It could get old quick after a couple.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 05:47:05 | More by donmonkey1
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 1,480 ratings.