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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,716 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,716
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 110 | FT: 0
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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Photo of BEERchitect
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma: Definate hop character laced with malty sweetness. Spicy and a bit pine-ey.
Appearance: medium coper. A solid color. Nice carbonation. 1/2 inch head that remained firm. Tight white bubbles that laces well.
Taste: Hops dominate the nose, but soon balances well with a medium-full malty body. Body remains firm and continues to release flavors of spice and herbs. A complex hop blend. Finishes nice. Perhapse a bit dry, but ok for style.
Aftertaste: Bitter and sweet. Not too dry, which often happens with IPA's.
Impression: a well balanced IPA. Not overly agressive on any end. Flavors are consistent and varying in a subtle way. A nice summertime refresher.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Burnished orange-amber, filled with an impressive flurry of variously sized particles. The thick, creamy, eggshell white cap has a magma-like surface and deposits sticky sheets of sand-blasted lace in its wake. It looks like the hop load is going to be on the generous side.

There are very few things in all of beerdom more appealing to me than an Amarillo and Centennial-loaded IPA. Mojo features an explosive nose of bright, pungent, fruity (grapefruit, pineapple and orange), hoppy splendor. In a word... outstanding.

The flavor didn't seem quite the equal of the nose initially, but with warming has come into its own and is impressing the hell out of me. Almost all aspects of the aroma are still present and accounted for on the palate. This is unquestionably an Amarilloicious IPA and is one that I will enjoy to the very last drop from my laced-crusted pint glass.

There's great balance between malty sweet and hoppy bitter, starting as the former and ending as the latter. The flavor profile consists of melted caramel with an overlay of candied citrus zest, pineapple syrup and pine sap. The flavors meld nicely in the mouth, making this an IPA that is easy to love. I'm a sucker for beautifully brewed hop bombs such as this.

The body is medium during the first half of the bottle, but firms up noticeably as it warms and is mouthcoating without being overly sticky sweet. The amount of carbonation is near perfect as it brings a minor sparkle to the mouth and tongue. A huge thank you to prAna for the bomber.

I love the Looking Glass series of beers and Mojo is no exception. A heavily-hopped Amarillo and Centennial IPA is right up my alley and this one hits all the right notes in the creation in a symphonic homage to the glory of the hop. I'd still probably pick a supermodel over Mojo if I had to choose one to take to a desert island, but I'd have to give it a long, hard think first.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very nice single finger nitro formed head on an orangey golden cloudy body. Aroma of Pungent floral, resin and earthy hops. Flavor follows with sharp peppery bite and more pine resin, tart citrus and floral notes. Fairly well balanced by the malty base. Smooth nitro feel is nice as the bite from the booze and hops combined with normal carbonation would set this one back for me. The booze just dominate for me and are set off even more by the hop profile to really enjoy this one.

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a pale yellow with a decent head, and some nice lace, looks pretty good. Smell was very citrus, with a predominat grapefruit right up front. A hint of somthing bolder lying beneath it through. Taste has quite a bite. That grapefruit, orange hits you right up front with a nice piney afterwards. Taste lingers for a while too. Very smoothe, with good carbonation. This is a nice IPA. It could be a bit fuller, it is crisp, but very nice and definatly a drinker.

Photo of womencantsail
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Boulder Beer Tap House at the Denver Airport

A: The beer pours a clear pale golden color with a white head and some lacing.

S: Not the hoppiest nose on this. Floral and sweet citrus hops with some more subtle tangerine and orange aromas. A sweet bread malt aroma, too.

T: Sweet on the palate as well (seems to be a trend). A bit of pine and some light apricot notes. Sweet bread and a faint toffee flavor is there as well. A light citrus flavor, perhaps tangerine just a bit of grapefruit.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: As far as IPAs go, this was middle of the road at best.

Photo of Knapp85
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours out as a yellowish color with some hazy to it. The head was white and pretty fluffy looking at first. The lacing was decent. The smell had a little bit of pine and cirtus. The taste was good in the beginning but by the end it seemed like the hop flavors died off by mid glass. The mouthfeel was average. Overall this beer isn't terrible but I think it just loses something half way through.

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark copper body with a thin, whitish head and a slight overall effervescence. Light, splotchy lacing.

Smell: Fairly pungent, fruity aroma with strong, zesty notes of oily lemon and tangerine rinds along with some pineapple. Modest hints of pale malts in back. I'll freely admit, it does smell pleasant.

Taste: Pale malts with a scant caramel sweetness. Juicy, ripe hop fruit flavors follow with a firm, but not overbearing bitterness. Very slight biscuity tones perk up late for the first few sips, but as the cumulative bitterness builds, they fade away. Finishes dry with a light, lingering bitterness and a pinch of spicy hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Just a hair above medium carbonation. Slight oiliness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Not grotesquely bitter, just enough malt balance, and an altogether fine aroma. A quality India Pale Ale.

Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear dull golden with a very sticky white head that stuck like glue to the pint glass as it settled very slowly.Hmm very piney,citrust aroams that really jump out at ya very fresh aromas,I detected a noticable nutty malt aromas underneath the hop profile.Seemed a bit thin for 7% alc a tad watery that carried over into the flavors no real malt base just a thin watery-like flavor turning into a piney hop finish.Now the hop profile is there but nothing leads up to it its like an abrupt hoppy finish if you get what Iam sayin.Started oput promising but the aroams didnt follow thru to the flavors.

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of emerge077
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated "enjoy by AUG 02 2011".

Into a tulip glass it pours a bright pale orange. Fluffy white foam that leaves concentric rings of lace down the sides.

Initial yeasty aroma that blurred into a more traditional herbal pine nose. Earthy and green hops, no citrus from the Amarillo listed on the bottle though.

Resiny hop bitterness comes through first, all pine and greenery, then a touch of pale malt and caramel sweetness emerges. The dry bitter hops linger long into the aftertaste. Not much Amarillo oranginess but there is a little as it warms up. Moderate carbonation, medium bodied. A couple wouldn't be a problem in one sitting, though there are quite a few other IPA's i'd reach for first.

Thanks to beertooth for the schwap...

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bigtime ipa. this one pours a brassy gold color with a modest white head. whoa hops in the nose, i smell major american varieties, man bold. taste is less intense than the nose, but stands up to some spicy chips and salsa real well. this is a really pungent hoppy brew, mouthfeel matches perfectly, lighter side of medium bodied with a nice balanced carbonation and finish. not necessarily remarkable for being different, but just a really well made ipa, and the abv can render you useless after a long hike if you arent careful...

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of zeff80
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured out a orange/amber color with a creamy head. It left nice lacing. It smelled a bit of citrus and cascade hops. It had a spicy flavor and was also a little bitter. It had a sharp mouthfeel but it was a tad bit grainy, too. Overall, it was quite good and drinkable.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
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 Jason
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in my big ass mug at Bukowski's Tavern - Boston, MA

Hoppily hazed amber with a most excellent head. Smells of rought to aromatic hops ... the hop flavor is the same, rough to oily floral. Deep pocket of pale malt character within the thickness of the hops. Nice brew for the hops heads ... after one mug I was done. A good beer none the less.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazed orange copper off white head fine sporadic lacing is left, not bad. Aroma: Citrus, hop leaf grassy notes along with grapefruit tones balanced with a rolling malt base that is evident here. Taste: Hoppy IPA, the bitterness takes shape with a rolling pine and citrus mainly grapefruit expression, with the malt base forming a creamy sweetness blended with the solid offering of hops. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with a nice strong carbonation and slightly oily somewhat resinous texture. Drinkability: Very nice all around IPA served on draft at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse, hop burps were plentiful.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.43/5  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 nickfl
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - One finger of pure, white head on top of a clear, deep golden body. The foam settles slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - A nice, pungent aroma of citrus and pine hops with an emphasis on grapefruit. A good dose of bready malt in the background with some toast and caramel.

T - Biscuit and toasted bread malt up front, followed closely by pine hop flavors. Light caramel and some slight alcohol come out in the middle, then fade as resinous hop flavors dominate the finish. Notes of pine, grapefruit, and orange hops with moderate bitterness and light, clean malt.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a moderately dry finish.

D - This is a nice, drinkable IPA and I definitely won't have much trouble finishing off the six pack. The hop aroma is excellent and even has some moderate malt notes. The flavor is pleasant, but doesn't live up the the aroma; it has weaker hop character and the malt is just a bit thin in the finish. Nevertheless, this is a great IPA and I will certainly drink it again.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first thing I thought when I poured this was: “Ooh. Nice color.” Crystal clear with a gold/orange hue. Some head that seems to be leaving a good bit of lacing on the way down. Nose is heavy on the hops. Flavor is slightly tart with that thick hop presence. Feel is high in carbonation and comfortable. Very drinkable, if you can deal with the hops.

Photo of Slatetank
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looking Glass Series #4 I purchased this and consumed it at Market Cross Pub and Brewery, served cold in a 1/2 pint.

A - A gently hazed light amber/almost golden w/ 2 fingers of off white head. The lace is substantial and holds fairly well.

S - A good dose of amarillo hops in the aroma w/ a tangerine/citrus and slightly vegetal aroma w/ a musty lightly herbal note that seems to hava a light sour aspect w/ a healthy dose of sweet malt scents and fruity juicy cherry-like esters.

M - Resinous, slightly acidic in feel w/ a touch of carbonation and malty medium full textures that are both dry and boozy, but barely so. The hops are the focus and are sweet, dry, oily leafy, et al.

T - A nice sampling of amarilla in an IPA, The effervescence seems to lessen the enjoyment of the hops for me as their semi resinous and fresh flavor is tasted. The crystal malt sweetness is evident in the flavor of the full on IPA w/ American character. I like how the hops have a consistency that carries ovver from the smell, feel and taste. It shows a commitment to the flavoring and bittering of the IPA. I enjoyed the blend of malt and hops, just feel the effervesence should be toned a bit.

D - A good American IPA, not the most flavorful or balanced, but I happen to love Amarillo hops which are prominently utilized in this recipe. The overall flavor is good, but at 6.8% I might not want more than 2 or 3 of these in a night- a tasty IPA

Photo of russpowell
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dispensed on handpump at 2nd annl firkin rendevous at phantom canyon (COS).

Pours hazy peach with minimal white head. Good lacing and minimal head retention

Smell: Tons of citric hops

Taste: Citric hops, fruitiness, slight grain bite, & sweet finish

MF; Good blance and carbonation

Very drinkable, this tastes a lot lower than it's avertised abv.

Not a huge difference between bottled & cask IMO, but a very good beer any way you look at it...

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MasterSki
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to optimator13 for this extra. Served in a Surly pint glass. Best before June 23rd, 2011.

A - Three fingers of foam that has great retention, and intricate glass-coating lace. Nearly transparent pale golden color.

S - Earthy, herbal, grassy hops. Smells a bit older, but still reasonably hop-forward. Malt character is largely bready and grainy.

T - Taste is much sweeter, with sugary malts and a bit of citrus hop character. Somewhat juice-like. Only mild bitterness in the finish. I actually like the taste better, as it doesn't have the odd herbal note from the aroma.

M - Smooth texture, lower carbonation - maybe too low causing things to get watery, sticky finish. Medium bodied, and negligible alcohol.

D - The bottle says this is an English IPA, even though it's called an American IPA on here. In any case, it was better than I was expecting. I could have a couple of these in an evening no problem.

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 1,716 ratings.