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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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 1,480 | Reviews: 745 | Show All Ratings:
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nitro tap at Scottys in Indy. This beer arrived looking like a darker Boddingtons, a dark gold in color with a super creamy whipped head. It looks great. The nose is of Sharp and fresh citrusy hops with no bitterness or alcohol. It's really smooth. It tastes of super creamy citrusy hops with a touch of honey and pine. It's extremely palatable. It drinks incredibly creamy and smooth, like velvet. Overall this beer is fantastic on nitro and of all things, is far more impressive than this year's Hopslam on draft. I'm glad I tried it. It was infinitely better than out of the bottle.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-11-2012 02:13:34 | More by aasher
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the Jamison Pourhouse on nitro tap.

Poured a pale golden orange with, of course, a billowing dense head from the nitrogen.

Aromas of caramel malts and refreshing hops.

Tastes more akin to an ESB. That was more then likely due to the nitrogen. From the nitro this beer has a more malty asspect, caramel sweetness. The hop flavor has mellowed into a more sutle pine resin and floral flavor.

The mouthfeel on this particular beer being nitro is rather thick and creamy. Lite bitterness at the end with only a hint of aftertaste, clean.

I had this beer before, nitro seem to scrub out all the harshness and leave a more drinkable, smoother beer.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-23-2011 10:57:38 | More by micromaniac129
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wingman14

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours medium orange with a thick frothy head from the nitro tap. The beer has a nice hoppy sweet smell, very floral and inviting. The taste follows the smell with a nice big hop flavor, not as sweet as the nose would suggest. The mouthfeel was so smooth and creamy, amazing texture that added so much to this beer. Definitely a great beer, not overwhelming hops, but a nice depth of flavor, the ABV can sneak up on you though. A great ipa worth checking out.

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-26-2011 22:31:24 | More by wingman14
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on nitro tap at The Buckeye Beer Engine. Rated a 6.8%abv. Very creamy, yellow boddy with alce sheet. A good bitterness. I would have thought nitro would have diminished the taste, but in fact it shifted it into an ESB-like flavour, differentiating it from all the other West Coast IPAs out there. Cute, fun stuff. Moderate hop aroma.

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-10-2011 14:16:26 | More by Sammy
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FanofHefe

Illinois

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

Nitro-tap into standard pint glass at the Global Tap House in Edwardsville, IL. Once the nitro settles, the head becomes a nice creamy off-white cap, that leaves good lacing. Mostly clear yellow body, with bit of brown tint.

Not sure if the nitro affects the aroma but it is fairly muted overall. Still, floral and tropical hop notes come through with a very minor note of grapefruit/pine. A little caramel malt in the background.

Fairly typical IPA flavors following the aroma. The grapefruit/pine notes come through more in the flavor than the aroma. Just a hint of tropical fruit, and a smaller sweet malt balance than I would have expected from the aroma. Solid flavors overall.

Enjoyable, smooth and creamy mouthfeel due to the nitro. Very interested in trying the bottle version for comparison. Overall, solid IPA, and I liked the nitro version.

Serving type: nitro-tap

05-28-2011 18:36:36 | More by FanofHefe
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from nitro-tap into a standard pint glass at Global Brew Tap House.

A-Pours out an uber-cloudy,creamy orange with a tight,dense,creamy,snow white head of two fingers that resembled whipped vanilla yogurt,lasted for the duration of the pint and left insanely thick,sticky lacing deposited on every inch of the glass.

S-There really wasn't much here and I know that that can be a result of the nitro-tap so I will keep that in mind.Mild,stale citrus and some biscuity malt mostly.There is also a faint mineral quality to it.

T-There was a little more hop presence here with some subdued citric and pine notes.Once again,a pale ale style malt body was detected.Muted hops and a somewhat bland malt backbone made this beer pretty average.

M-Great mouthfeel.Dense and creamy with a touch of IPA bitterness.More flavor overall would have raised this beer a few notches for me.

O-I need to try this beer from a standar tap to truly see what effect the nitro-tap has on this beer.I was a little dissapointed with this offering.

Serving type: nitro-tap

05-01-2011 16:43:54 | More by StlHopHead77
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed (due to nitro) gold with moderate cap of dense off-white head, decent retention. Scent is mostly floral hops, faint hints of citrus and pine, toasted and nutty malt backbone. First sip is nice and floral with minimal bitterness due to nitro, nutty and toasted malts, finishes with more hops, light citrus and grassy. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy due to cask pour. A nice presentation on cask, he base beer isnt a top notch IPA but it works on nitro due to that method dulling hop flavors and bitterness anyway.

Serving type: nitro-tap

03-31-2011 01:00:56 | More by rfgetz
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kylehayworth

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this at Chumley's in Ripple, and was surprised they still had it on tap. I heard they were doing that a month ago, and behold there it was. Let's try my first nitro/tapped IPA.

A: Poured a nice golden yellow.orange color. The head was slightly off white, but thick and creamy.

S: The smell of citrus hops was mild/moderate. I'm not sure if the pouring method subdues the nose?

T: I could get alittle profile of the same citrus hops, and a nice sweetness to balance it out. Nothing overbearing with either two, but played nicely together.

M/D: This is really the high point. It is like drinking a different style of beer for the first time. You have an ipa profile, but with a rich and creamy texture. It was very nice in this aspect.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-18-2010 12:56:18 | More by kylehayworth
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jimbus

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

On nitro tap, served in a pint glass. This was my first nitro IPA and I must say I was pleasantly surprised.

Poured a golden yellow color with a nice cream colored, inch tall head. Creamsicle Guiness came to mind. Smell was just average for me...I could smell the citrus but not enough hops, nothing to write home about. Taste was smooth and I could really notice the citrus and amarillo hops. Very light malt backbone and a dry finish. Mouth feel was super light, almost like water. It was weird not having that CO2 carbination, but I enjoyed the nitro. It definitely changed the dynamic of this beer. I could drink this beer all day. I'd like to compare it to the regular, bottled version.

Serving type: nitro-tap

06-03-2010 17:29:45 | More by jimbus
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 01:02:07 | More by smakawhat
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BTodd

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -10%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 18:38:37 | More by BTodd
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 08:20:57 | More by jimmah120
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.83/5  rDev -25.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 05:36:15 | More by UCLABrewN84
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 22:55:17 | More by mfnmbvp
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joeworrall

Arizona

3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
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...

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 02:08:33 | More by joeworrall
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mpedara429

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 03:32:43 | More by mpedara429
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spoony

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2013 03:24:24 | More by spoony
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Murrhey

Montana

3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 02:24:32 | More by Murrhey
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Brenden

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 18:49:39 | More by Brenden
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jcbogantes

Costa Rica

4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 12:10:26 | More by jcbogantes
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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
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 1,480 ratings.