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: 1,823
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 31
Gots: 191 | 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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Photo of mikesgroove
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
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. (467 characters)

Photo of zeff80
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (284 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
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. (608 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
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. (608 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
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. (948 characters)

Photo of nickfl
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (1,017 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
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! (962 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
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. (653 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
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 (1,435 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (354 characters)

Photo of Jason
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
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. (352 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.33/5  rDev +11%
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... (461 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Johnny Brenda's, Philly, PA

A: Clear, light amber color. Decent white head with some lacing.

S: Piney and citrusy.

T: Pine, citrusy hops, some bitterness.

M: Medium body, nice and dry throughout.

D: Standard, good quality IPA. (253 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (623 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
3.86/5  rDev -1%
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. (920 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love what nitrogen does to a beer. Rich, foamy head that required the bartender to pour it over a two minute period. The head stuck around during the entire tasting, leaving a blanket of lace after every sip. The broth is relatively clear with a gold amber color.

Mild prickliness from the hop. Rather nondescript.

Peppery hop bite with a evergreen kick. Overall, this is rather one-dimensional but is good for hop heads. Long aftertaste. Full bodied with an appropriate level of carbonation. (497 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool, somewhat hazy golden color, with a bone-white head, attractive, big at first, though ultimately short-lived.
Aroma: oh, that's the stuff, like a deep breath in the heart of a primal forest, a crazy mess of spikey, sprucey, herbal hoppitude. Feels like it's dry-hopped. Piney, citrusy.
Continues on the tastebuds, bitter, yet sweetish and slightly fruity.
A bit light in body, a tad lacking in the malt department...it's all over, under and thoroughly about the hops (wish I could which ones). Taste never flags or sags, though that's for sure, if you want hops playing everwhere on your palate, though every inch your mouth, and ushering forth a case of the hop burps, Mojo is here for you. Feels thicker on the mouth further in, sweeter, candyish.
Quite an interesting approach, bitter, yeah, but not too much, and still drinkable. Nice change of pace, though I think I like Hazed and Infused better. (911 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dated March 11, 2011, hopefully this is the born on date and not the consume by date.

Beer is yellow with a minor haze, white bubbles, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is mildly malty with some piny hops in there.

Beer is medium body, almost a plasticy fake sweetness at the front, minimal hop flavor, some bitterness in there. It is a boring plain IPA, nothing special. Could be more aggressive with the hop profile but there is nothing wrong with it either. (470 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, best by November 15 2010. I hope for the best with this old bottle. Pours clear light orange-amber color with a fairly dense 2 finger white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a lacing cap. Some dense, great looking lacing on the glass. Strong aromas of orange, pine, floral, caramel, and light grapefruit. Taste of strong orange, pine, caramel, and grapefruit; with a huge bitterness on the finish that lingers with flavors of citrus and pine. Very smooth drink with a delicious amount of bitterness. No alcohol showed itself in the taste or finish. Medium carbonation and body. Overall this was fantastic, even though it was well past it's prime as far as age. I definitely will be picking this up again. (732 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours hazy orange with a thin, firm head. Some lacing sticks to the glass.

It has a strong, floral, slightly citrusy aroma.

The taste is of thick, chewy floral hops. Lemony and peppery finish. Not a bad taste at all. Little malt. Sharp.

Medium to full-bodied. Very dry with some astringency. Not bad for sipping though.

This is a hoppy one - liked munching on an alcohol-laced Amarillo hop. I can appreciate hoppiness and was set on a hoppy beer, but too much of one hop and alcohol comes through too much to be a more than a one and move on..(if any taste buds are left). (584 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle dated 1/2011 served in pint glass

Pours a light amber, slight hazy, with 1 finger of near white head. Head has a limited duration although a thin top coast lasts a good while and good lacing is left on the glass.

A - not strong for style. Primarily citrusy and piney hops. Fruity with a detectable caramel malt base. More complex than average for an IPA.

T - Substantial malt balance in initial taste, but bitterness comes to the fore in the finish, followed by a lasting bitter hop aftertaste.

M - moderate (good) carbonation; crisp with a slight bite; medium body

O - recommended for hop heads (616 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice malty scent that boasts of pale and light crystal malts. It also has a wonderful hop aroma. It's dry and bitter with floral notes. The taste is awesome. It has a very bitter, floral hop flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry with a slight malt feel. This is quite enjoyable. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn fine IPA. It has a good malt flavor along with outstanding hop character; a good drinker. (584 characters)

Photo of mothman
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I figured I would add a cask review of this beer since I don't see this around too much.

Mojo ipa. Nitro. Lace all the way. Very nice head and retention.

Creamy but hop resiny. Smooth. Pine and floral. Very similar to the regular version but the mouthfeel was much different. It was also sereved at cask temp allowing other flavor profiles to show.

Overall, a unique ipa. I dig it. It drinks quick and is enjoyable. (419 characters)

Photo of GClarkage
4.77/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

09/06/05- Purchased at a random liquor store in Jackson Hole, WY.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness date. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Cloudy and orange-golden pour. Full 3/4 inch creamy head with above average lace.

Smell- Such a terrific scent. Strong fruity sweetness with a side note of pine. One of the best scented IPA's I have had.

Taste- Wow, lightly sugary sweet fruity hops with a forest of pine hops involved. Light malt as well. Just enough to keep it on the semi-balanced side.

Mouthfeel- Perfect creamy carbonation level. Leaves a great hoppy taste in your mouth.

Drinkability- Not quite a hop bomb, but balanced on the hop side for sure. Very drinkable. Not really sure it's a session IPA, but it's damn close if not. One of the best IPA's I have had...heck, one of the best of any kind of beers I have had. (862 characters)

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

Pours a pretty, clear, copper color that is topped by a thick light tan head. As I pour this I get a wonderful hoppy aroma that has notes of citrus and apricot. Wow, as I go in for a better sniff, the fruity hoppiness is quite pronounced. Mandarin orange dominates but there are notes of tangerine, apricot, grapefruit, and freshly squeezed orange juice. As expected the taste is intensely fruity as well, from start to finish. It does not have as much bitterness as I was expecting, but this beer is all about the hop aroma and flavor. This beer is just a showcase for Amarillo hops, quite intense, and quite tasty. The malt is only here subtly, as a supporting cast, there is just enough sweetness to perk up the fruitiness of the hops, but that is about all I really pick up. (778 characters)

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