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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Reviews: 767 | Hads: 1,824
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)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.87/5  rDev -26.4%
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. (621 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with best by date December 12, 2013 printed on the bottleneck, so I'm a few days late, but that worries me not. Surprisingly, this is my first review of a beer from Boulder Beer.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a brassy golden orange with one finger of soft fluffy white head. Some thin scattered lacing. Fairly unimpressive, but it looks alright.

S - Smell is pretty off for the style. No real grapefruit hop aromas like the label describes, but more of a dried grass / peppery herbal smell, musty yeast, bready malt, and some green apple. Slight alcohol fumes. Not particularly bad smelling, but definitely off for the style.

T - Taste is of smooth clean caramel / amber malt, grains, breadiness, earthy yeast, some green apple, & grass.

M - Feel is smooth, clean, and bready. Light bitterness on the finish. Fairly light-bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a strange IPA. Maybe more of a pale ale of sorts than it is an IPA, but it works. Very drinkable, especially at 7.20% abv. Glad to have had it, and I look forward to more from this brewery.

Boulder Beer Mojo India Pale Ale ---3.5/5 (1,131 characters)

Photo of joeworrall
3.16/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I love the label, and would consider buying a cycle jersey with this logo, but the beer itself... Kind of "meh"... There is not a lot of hops aroma or flavor. It's IPA Lite IMHO... very refreshing, but it lacks the hop dominance that I personally look forward to in an IPA.

I'm tasting it head-to-head with three other IPA's: Pyramid Outburst, Anderson Valley Heelch O'Hops and Oskar Blues Deviant Dales. Of the four, this is the weakest... (441 characters)

Photo of 1sophrosyne1
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed from a pint glass over 20 compelling minutes.
Golden body, creamy head with nice retention and plenty of lace.
Lemongrass, resin and malty sweetness characterize the nose--but all components are rather muted.
Wicked complex flavor profile. Evolving from a creamy malt foundation with a hop center and a fine bitter end.
The nitro makes this medium-bodied brew, creating a very creamy feel that counterbalances the hop bitters beautifully.
Creative and inspiring product that is particularly enhanced by the nitro. It's hard to articulate the superiority of this mojo if all you get to try is a bottle; it's not the same, Baby! (635 characters)

Photo of mpedara429
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: A slightly hazy golden amber color. Two fingers of tan head that left lacing all around the glass.

S: Pine, grapefruit and sweet orange. Slightly floral smell in there. There is a fairly strong malt presence.

T: It is the nose to the tee. It is malty as the nose indicated.

M: Medium body with a medium-light carbonation.

O An interesting concept. A floral IPA that actually has a solid malt backbone. This is something I don't seem to find too often and found myself enjoying quite a bit. (496 characters)

Photo of spoony
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at a crappy airport bar in Denver International Airport into a pint glass. Reviewed from notes dated August 30, 2013.

A-My brew arrived with about one finger of sticky, white head. The lacing is pretty good. The brew is golden-orange color and mostly clear. A good look for the style.

S-The aroma is a bit off...I get some onion, straw, and floral scents from the hops. The malts are pretty dry and don't provide much aside from a slightly chalky, crusty bread note. It gets better as it warms with more floral notes and less onion.

T-The taste is similar to the smell, but slightly improved with more fruit and floral notes in the hops (and, I suppose, some fruit from the pale malts). There is some orange and slight bitter hit on the finish. The malts provide a little more balance on the tongue than in the nose.

M-The feel is soft with a moderate body and a lightly oily, coating feel. Carbonation is mild.

O-This beer is fair. I could not get into the hop flavors here, which were sort of odd and non-descript. The malts are sort of absent on the nose, but make an appearance as the brew gets warmer and provide a nice bit of balance. On the positive side, this brew looks good and has a nice feel. (1,216 characters)

Photo of Murrhey
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Three-finger thick white head with long retention atop a golden body with active carbonation. Fine looking IPA.

S- Floral and fruity hops. Tasty pineapple, fruits and flowers. Like a hippie in a glass but smelling nicer.

T- Fruity and very juicy. Slightly bitter, but more sweet than anything.

M- Juicy and wet with a lighter body and clean finish. Nice feel for an IPA.

O- Great beer. Very happy with taste, smell and feel. (549 characters)

Photo of Brenden
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Mojo is a straight amber color, clear with a consistent activity rising from the bottom of the glass. It aids in building up the thick, creamy finger-tall head. Lacing is left in creamy sheeting under a thick ring.
The nose is earthy and a little spicy with some pine and leaf. A note of something like spruce is in the bitterness. There's a mild chalky astringency underlying.
Chalky, aspirin pith is strong up front, though all the leafy, piney, earthy, spruce and spicy notes are still present. Hopheads will enjoy this, though someone looking for an exceptionally crafted beer will desire more balance.
This beer glides on the tongue, silky smooth without losing any crispness. The medium body offers good support, and the body goes somewhat dry but just as smooth from middle to finish. (791 characters)

Photo of jcbogantes
4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, very aromatic good looking beer.

The color is amber, with one finger white head that stays for several minutes leaving a moderate lacing on the glass.
The aroma is spectacular very citrusy and hoppy with some sweetness.
Taste of malt sweetness, bread, that goes very well with the hops and bitterness (313 characters)

Photo of Smurf2055
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
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. (349 characters)

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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