Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,808 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,808
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 30
Gots: 180 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jon on 08-27-2003

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

served on-tap in a standard pint glass.

appears golden yellow with some amber highlights, white head. aroma is about average for the style, floral and citrus hops, but not as refined as other IPA's. taste is dominated by the hops, with a little malt to back it up. body is thin to medium, higher carbonation.

overall, a standard west coast IPA, nothing special.

Photo of rangerred
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber.

Appearance is a hazy light gold with a one finger head. The head is quick to fade but leaves decent lacing.

Smell is not all that impressive. There are some citrusy notes along with some orange/tangerine sweet scents but nothing is very strong or stands out significantly.

The taste is rather interesting. It starts off with a nice fruity sweetness that I associate with stronger ipa's but this soon fades and is replaced by a biscuity maltiness. Finally there are some slight citrusy hop notes. A decent bitterness pervades throughout.

Overall, I think this is a pretty good beer but one that definitely should be enjoyed fresh. This bottle is best by Nov. 30 so not as fresh as it should be. I really think if I had this fresh, those hop flavors would make this beer excellent.

Photo of daledeee
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A new beer in our area to try....

Poured into my usual glass and got a bright gold clear body with medium head and good lacing.

Nose at first was perfumy but it came around and became citrus.

Taste is fairly malty, but of course the hops are there. It says "Enjoy by Nov. 30 2011" so it would probably be much better if you could get this right off the truck.

Mouth feel was a little weak as well. Not flat but just didn't have enough bite for me.

Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with this beer, except I have had some fresh ones(other brands) lately and now the stuff that has been on the shelf for a bit isn't strong enough!! I used to like the balanced flavor. I will try this again

Photo of Flounder57
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: The beer is golden yellow with slight signs of carbonation coming up through the side of the glass. One finger head reduced to a thin layer and left some lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Slight citrusy and grapefruit scent. Pretty weak scent with nothing else going on.

Taste: A lot better. Sweet caramel malts, same citrusy tastes, and boozy alcohol towards the end. Some biscuit going on there too. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: I have had this before and remember it be a great beer. Maybe the beer is a bit old and maybe I need to go to the brewery in Boulder again next month. Still going to be buying this over and over.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.97/5  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 derekmorris7
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A = Nice golden appearance little lighter than a normal IPA, head was a bit lite too. Not very thick

S = Smelled amazing, sweetness with a light malt to it

T = Not the best, I would call it average. Citrus and a bit too bitter than normal IPA. Almost a hint of metallic to it too.

M = Lot of linger on the palatte and bit of dryness late.

O = Good not great beer, would have again though. B range is about right.

Photo of TheMultiYeast
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light pale yellow/orange with a settling white head.

Smells of dank, juicy hops with lots of tropical fruity citrus aromas.

Taste is similar to smell with an abrupt introduction to hop bitterness and mouth watering complexity. Malts come through after searching and warming offering an ideal balance.

Decent IPA. Would try it again.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into Duvel snifter. Enjoy by Jan 12 2012 stamped on neck.

Appearance - Huge billowing barely offwhite head. Hazy amber body.

Smell - Moderate spicey hop. sweet undercurrent promises to balance out the taste.

Taste - Sweet. Hoppy with a slightly bitter but mostly clean finish. Not much of an aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Almost creamy. A bit sticky.

Overall Drinkability - Decent beer. Some balance. Not particularly complex.

Photo of gratefuld
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pale golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Pretty good lacing. So far so good.

S: clean hop smell. Can smell some citrus and some pine. Maybe a little grapefruit.

T: clean hoppy taste. I like the taste of this beer.

M: crisp and clean on the palate.

O: I like this beer. It's a solid performance in my book.

Photo of YourMomDrinksBud
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass.

A- Light copper color. One finger white head that goes fast and leaves decent sheeted lacing.

S- Light citrus, pine, bready malts come through lightly. Slight alcohol heat

T- Mango with a nice bitter piney attribute. Sweet bready malts in the finish.

M- Highly carbonated. Medium mouthfeel for the style. Easy to drink.

O- Good IPA. This bomber tastes better than I remember, maybe a recipe change?

Photo of womencantsail
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
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 zaphodchak
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Brixx in Charlottesville, VA.

One finger off-white head, clear gold body. For some reason, my glass had a tiny leaf in it. Probably the glass, not the beer. Good lace.

Smells like fresh hops and that's it.

Taste is actually much milder. Some floral hops on the front, honey, some fruity sweetness-- quite nice.

Subtly textured feel.

Better than expected. Well balanced.

Photo of richkrull
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy bronze color with quite a bit of beige head on it.

Smell is decently hoppy with some citrus and malt coming through.

Taste is pretty balanced although this one may not be the freshest. Nice hop kick in the finish though.

Mouthfeel is medium. This IPA has some body to it. Goes down very smooth though.

Overall a pretty darn good beer. I enjoyed it. And I'll definitely look for some fresh stuff in the future.

Photo of bluHatter
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours with a really nice thick head that lingers forever. The IPA is bright clear orange.

S: Pine, caramel, tangerine, grapefruit. Smells really tasty.

T: Strong grapefruit at the front, with quick bitter hoppy finish. Lingering bitterness.

M: Not as much carbonation as some IPAs, but I like it that way. Smooth enough to offset the bitterness.

O: A tasty IPA to enjoy with some munchies. The aftertaste is the same as after eating a grapefruit, so it left my taste buds a little raw and in need of escape.

Photo of AllHatDavidson
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange / copper / golden color with lingering white head. Had this a bunch of times. Aroma of hops characterized predominantly by citrus notes, with a pound cake malt aspect noticeable as well. Flavor reflects the aroma, dominated by citrus like hops, although it is somewhat balanced for an IPA this bitter with cakey malt undertones. Leaving a lasting bitterness on the finish. Can’t argue with this one, a great rendition of the india pale ale. Full bodied, yet smooth mouth feel, slightly creamy. Nice.

Photo of musicforairports
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz best by Nov. 22, reviewed Sept. 3.

This one's golden, big white head goes quick and doesn't leave much lacing. Kind of bubbly.

Smell is very light--biscuit and pine.

Taste is neither dry nor sweet. Hops are pretty citrusy, but in a way that seems more like lemon than grapefruit to me, though both are there. Some pine. Pretty crisp, not dank or sticky in hop character. Light bready malt beneath, especially in the finish. Also a titch bitter at the end, but not much.

Mouthfeel is smooth and relatively light, making this an easy one to drink.

This one tasted fine, and it would be really easy to down multiple bottles without a problem. But there are better IPAs for less money out there.

Photo of MrDonQuixote
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into an oversized wine glass:

A- Light copper color with a slight white head that dissipates quickly

S- Smells of cascade and light aroma of pine

T- Quite hoppy for a regular IP. Hop character is quite good. Tastes of pine, with a light citrus flavor. Crisp and nice.

M- Nice carbonation. Nice and smooth

O- Quite good for an IPA. Boulder beer does quite well with their hoppy beers, and this is no exception.

Photo of GarrettB
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The list of beers that I’ve seen around my beer stores but never tried is longer than I thought, even uncomfortably long. I eagerly embraced New Belgium, dabbled in O’Dell and my first 750ml bottles were almost entirely Avery beers. Boulder Beer never had the same draw, and I’m ashamed to say, the label art kept me away. The appearance of a Boulder mix pack at a recent barbeque was the perfect opportunity to descale my eyes and see the beer behind the wrapper. The Mojo was the best of the lot, offering a surprisingly deep and delicious IPA. As a hop-phobe I found the aroma to be a welcome shock - deep scents of pine, honey and caramel malts. The taste reigns in the ferocious hops bitterness found in some IPAs, instead coupling it with more drops of pine sap flavors to offer a well-rounded, balanced beer. The sugars are sweet, surfing unctuously on a medium body. A sip and a glance at a watch later find a long aftertaste where the dreaded astringency is left behind, slowly dying and wailing as the other flavors evaporate. Aside from this unwelcome loiterer I am wholly impressed. It always feels good to find another drinkable IPA, especially from a local brewer, and even better, at a barbeque with a box of bottled surprises.

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle - thanks to zacs for this one

Appearance - Mostly clear amber/copper colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, tangerine, lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and a decent amount of hops. There is also lots of citrus going on; tangerine and lemon - botht he juice and the zest. There is also some notes of peach juice. It finishes with citrus sweet aftertaste with a bit of lingering hop bitterness.

Overall - I really enjoy citrus/fruit forward IPA's and this one fits the bill nicely. There is a ton of fruit flavour going on and it provides a nice amount of hop bitterness as well. I'm happy I tried it and I'd buy it again.

Photo of jpro
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from CBX. Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass...

A: Pours a rusty gold with two fingers of cream head; a steady bubble stream keeps retention going until the glass is empty, leaving some hefty gobs of lace.

S: Grapefruit; light resiny hop notes; a touch grassy; caramel malt sweetness in the background.

T: Orange rind; nice citrus flavors - almost tropical fruit esque, but not quite; very sweet (IPA-wise) on the end - something a little drier would be nice; not crushingly bitter.

M: Full bodied; medium carbonation; a smidge viscous; kinda heavy, but very smooth.

O: Wow... this is a very drinkable IPA; the malt sweetness definitely cuts the dryness typical of others in this style, but in the long run that does help out the drinkability factor; a very enjoyable - and one of the best “bargain” IPAs; if there was such a thing as a session American IPA, Mojo would get my vote.

Photo of Klym
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up my local nugget in the Sacramento area.

A: Looks like a basic golden IPA with a 1 finger foamy head that leaves spiderweb lacing.

S: Pretty much just a faint hop aroma.

T: Drinking it cold its pretty much empty, decent hops. As it warms up a smidgen of malt flavor comes through but not enough to save it.

M: Medium carbonation, medium body, nothing really wrong with it but nothing really good about it either.

O: A mediocre, generic IPA.

Photo of nicksta
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I would say that the appearance is average for the style. There's not much foam or lacing. The color is just a cloudy gold that fades from light beer to a little bit deeper gold. It looks more like an American Hefe. The smell is really big on the grapefruit and the hops. It's a little piney, but mostly just grapefruit juice.

Taste and mouthfeel is where this beer makes earns it's price tag (in addition to the alcohol content). The grapefruit from the smell is in the taste and in a big way. There is also clove, among other spices, and a pine taste. The beer finishes with some good hops. They're bitter hops, but they just kind of fade into a nice aftertaste. The mouthfeel is good. Smooth, but with a bubbly quality few beers have. Bottom line: I can save a buck or two and get a better American IPA.

Photo of AgentMunky
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass. Best before 18 August 2011.

A: Three fingers of head; good retention. The beer is cloudy, but translucent. Quite pale yellow. Nice lacing.

S: Fruity-spicy Amarillo hops. Floral citrus, very pleasant. A sweet juiciness.

T: Not bad, but not nearly as hoppy as I'd hoped from the nose. It's a bit bland and/or watery. The maintaste is brief, but full of sweet oranges. Then spice kicks in on the endtaste for a hoppy-vegetal aftertaste, but not particularly bitter (which I was in the mood for, pity).

M: Again, a bit thin-smooth. There are a lot of bubbles, so where's the carbonation? Eh, maybe I'm being too harsh. Some carbonation, a bit chewy.

O: Decent IPA, but nothing I'd have again. I wouldn't disrecommend it, but...eh. Commendable, I suppose. By the end of it, I'm ready for it to be done.

Photo of Ilovesuds
4.54/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a six pack and let it sit out for a bit to take the extreme chill off the beer and bring out the flavor and nose. Pours a beautiful cloudy orange color. I had to be a little aggressive on the pour to get a decent head. The foam was slightly less creamy than expected but left a nice lace. Strong grapefruit nose and taste. Sudsy mouthfeel with a hoppy finish makes this one of the nicest IPA's I have had in a while. It was a terrific surprise how smooth and balanced it was since it had an ABV of 7.2%. I would definitely buy this again.

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,808 ratings.