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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

1,658 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,658
Reviews: 749
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 22
Gots: 90 | 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 BeerGodz
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Bright golden color, clear, thick white head with good retention & lacing

Smell: Herbal hop aroma, bready malt

Taste: Up Front: Orange/citrus. Finish: Malt, pine, hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium body & carbonation, smooth

Drinkability: I've never had a problem with my Mojo

Overall Impression: This IPA has replaces some of the usual grapefruit flavor with some orange, making it more palatable to Newbeez and those that don't care much grapefruit. It also has a little more sweetness, but I feel that the hops balance it out rather well. Recommended!

BeerGodz, Mar 30, 2010
Photo of tone77
3.05/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops. Taste is a hop bomb. Not much balance here, all hops. Feels bitter in the mouth and has below average drinkability. Overall this beer is just a bit to hoppy for my liking.

tone77, Mar 24, 2010
Photo of MikeBrandman
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours with about one finger of head and leaves a very thin layer of foam. Little to no lacing at points. Very bright pale yellow and absolutely transparent. Could have used more opacity, I believe. Smell is great. Strong, lemony, refreshing. Taste is similarly refreshing, with a lingering taste of pine and lemon. I was actually surprised that there's so much alcohol in this, as there is no taste of alcohol in this brew. Very drinkable and smooth, but could have been a little heavier, which might have complimented the strong flavor better. Overall, a solid IPA and a great part of a variety pack.

MikeBrandman, Mar 23, 2010
Photo of deereless
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Tons of sea froth head that clings to the side of the glass, dark mustard yellow with the slightest hint of opaqueness - 4.25, S: Hops provide an earthy and herbal aroma as well as some strong orange and other citrus, the malt also has a large role in the nose and impart a heavy doughiness and slight sweetness, ever so slightly on the side of being meek but as the beer warms the smells start to show themselves - 3.50, T: Nice hop bite that avoids being aggressive while still being assertive, very nicely balanced, significant pine, a little dry - 4.25, M: Nice mouth feel, very smooth - 4.25, D: It has been some time since I lasted tried Mojo and I must say I'm impressed, no bells and whistles just a nicely crafted IPA - 4.50

deereless, Mar 14, 2010
Photo of manahansf
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear and golden color with a thin one-finger head. The brew has good head retention and gives off low piney hop aromas. Strong piney hop flavor with a smooth malt backbone. Light body with low carbonation. Finishes smooth with the earthy/piney hop bitterness.

manahansf, Mar 09, 2010
Photo of mmmbeer
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle with no freshness date; brewed with pale, wheat and crystal 20 malts, and hopped with amarillo and centennial. It pours a bright, golden-orange, with medium carbonation and an inch of off-white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing. The clarity is nearly brilliant, punctuated with dry-hopped particulates. Sticky and resiny aroma contributes grapefruit, orange and pine, and a backing of sweet crystal malt. Very clean on the palate, with a sturdy bitterness and loads of hop flavor. There is a kiss of alcohol and just enough malt to give the hops some ballast. Very crisp and dry body helps carry the bitter hop linger. This is not a complex beer at all, but the fermentation is so clean and the recipe so basic that every ingredient shines and helps to make this a wonderful IPA.

mmmbeer, Mar 08, 2010
Photo of GPHarris
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick off-white head into a tumbler that left sticky lacing throughout. the body was a hazy straw gold color.
s - citrus and herbal hops with a slight malt undertone.
t - lemon and herbs with a sweet finish.
m - creamy and smooth.
d - really good beer. not near the top but definitely far from the bottom.

GPHarris, Mar 07, 2010
Photo of chickencoop
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall impression, nothing special, but drinkable. Appearance was a nice golden amber, smell was sweet hops. Taste was a nice citrus, floral hops. Mouthfeel was a nice simple citrusy hops balanced with a nice malt, and finishing with a nice dry hop finish. Overall, this was a very drinkable beer, don't get me wrong, but I liked the other beers they like and was hoping for more, but i'll still buy it next time.

chickencoop, Mar 05, 2010
Photo of Bookseeb
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance has a lightly cloudy golden with a thick fluffy head and nice lace. Smell of sweet citrus fruits, malts and a nice floral hop aroma. Taste comes out as a sweeter IPA with grapefruit bitterness that is fairly well balanced. Mouthfeel is full with good carbonation. The aroma makes this IPA stand out and my wife might even like it because it is a little sweeter than most.

Bookseeb, Mar 05, 2010
Photo of jkwuc89
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a smooth, well balanced IPA. it presents itself with a clear amber/orange color. Inside my 22oz. glass, it has a very pleasant citrus aroma. Very good mouth feel. Good amount of bitterness without being overpowering. This IPA would be a solid introduction to those who are new to this style.

jkwuc89, Mar 02, 2010
Photo of jcipa88
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just absolutely wonderful, aroma was perfect, 12oz glass if I'm not mistaken, but just from start to finish - was

A: A tad cloudy, still appropriate and just downright simple for this IPA, all should take note who fall by the wayside to this brew

S: WOW WEE - tap better than glass, no doubt!

T: Are you kidding me? citrus was running all over the place!

M: I mean c'mon, if you haven't had this, you are missing the boat. scratch and sniff and find out. Tangy, just enough and just very even from beginning to end. I enjoyed it so.

D: As one of the previous responders noted - "I could drink many more", but I only had 2

Served on tap at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth, MA, off ot Rt.3!

jcipa88, Feb 26, 2010
Photo of hophead247
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a light amber with a big, relatively lingering, off white head. The nose is strong and pleasant with floral hints, a bit of alcohol, and a citrus presence. The mouthfeel is a neither thick nor thin. At first I taste a medium-bitter bite with, perhaps, caramel hints. I also sense something that resembles orange peels in the end. The finish is a strong, lingering bitter with light sweetness. The alcohol was never present, which is a good thing. The problem is that this beer is too easy to categorize as just another hoppy IPA.

hophead247, Feb 15, 2010
Photo of RedBrewer83
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aggressively poured into pint glass...

A: Poured a golden yellow with hints of orange and huge four finger fluffy white head that retained itself well and left pretty good lacing behind as it fell.

S: That beautiful grapefruit/tangerine citrus aroma right off the get go along with some nice light caramel malt and just a hint of pine and floral grass.

T: Follows the nose with the grapefruit citrus leading out and more sweetness from the malt than the nose leads on, but pretty well balanced. Not overly complex, pretty straightforward, but nice.

M: Medium body with fairly active carbonation that isn't overpowering, could probably be a little finer in carbonation but all in all its pretty smooth.

D: Balanced, medium body, solid flavor profile and smooth, this is a nice beer all around.

RedBrewer83, Feb 11, 2010
Photo of Stimack
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured to a cloudy golden color with some deep orange highlights. Fair sized slightly off-white head that had very good retention and left lacing through out. The aroma was a nice mix of malt and hops. Malt gave a slight toasty scent that seemed to meld together with the hops nicely. The hop scent was a nice grapefruit aroma; it seemed to me that this might have been the clearest that a hop scent reminded me of grapefruit. The flavor of this one was good, while the hops where the predominant characteristic you picked up they where not overboard. The grapefruit noted in the nose seemed to be enhanced when hitting the taste buds. The malts seemed to give it a nice sweet flavor that again melded well with this hop character. Very nice flavor while being refreshing at the same time. This one is an easy drink even with it at 7+ ABV, which does not seem noticeable - though one at a sitting is enough for me. Overall, another nice brew from this brewery.

Stimack, Feb 09, 2010
Photo of philbertk
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rockies Brewing Company--Boulder Beer Company--mojo india pale ale--Looking Glass Series 2009-B--12 oz. Bottle--7.20% ABV-- 70 IBU's. (4.05 / 5.0) Lacy light white head. Pretty bright clear gold color. Delicate flowery hop mild herbal front. Thin mild sweet crisp light caramel pale fruit hop resin body. Clean balanced easy mild citrus hop spice end. Tasty mellow sweet IPA. Sampled 2/5/2010. 6-Pack--$9.00.

philbertk, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of Thur123
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a lighter orange ride orange with a voluminous head of about three fingers that fades slowly. The carbonation looks good, lots of little bubbles ambling to the top. The smell is hoppy without being overwhelming and smells of both fruity and floral hops. The malt base on this one seems fine tuned, showing up in the nose but just so.

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The flavor is that of a standard American IPA and I don't mean that in a bad way. The hop flavor is bold without being special or big and the whole brew is very well balanced. Pine and fruitiness make its presence known and then slide away leaving an aftertaste that's a little malty for my taste, but that's also pleasant. The mouth feel is better than some beers I've had, ifs pretty smooth and creamy. Overall I might come back, or I might just find a favorite of the style and ultimately get a more likeable and personable IPA.

Thur123, Feb 01, 2010
Photo of pnut311cjt420
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Mojo India Pale Ale brought by the Boulder Beer Company was pretty good. I am a large fan of IPA's myself and after buying a six pack, 12 FL. Oz. bottles, of these puppies, I decided to give them a try. I have had Boulder Beer Company's infamous Hazed & Infused before and thought it, too, was pretty decent, so I decided to try the Mojo. Mojo bared a initial sweet taste on my palate and finished with a mildly bitter taste; I could taste notes of citrus as well as potentially notes of a piney hint, a decent beer. Mojo also had a great lacing. Overall, I would say this is a good IPA, but if not for the price. If you wish to get a good IPA in the state of Illinois, ridiculously high alcohol sales tax- $8-10, I suggest getting Flying Dog Ale's Snake Dog IPA, it registers in at a 7.1% ABV, 1% lower than the Mojo and has, overall, a better appearance and taste.

pnut311cjt420, Jan 29, 2010
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a mildly hazy, medium gold color with a large frothy beige head. Pretty good retention and lacing.

Nose is juicy, grapefruit amarillo hops with a biscuity and pretty firm malt balance. Some honey-esque sweetness is in there as well as a hint of wheat.

Pretty balanced IPA with hops contributing both plenty of flavor and bitterness. Malts are caramely and sweet. Fairly high ABV is noticeable...not quite a hindrance but along with the big malts make the beer feel pretty big. For me the hops could use a lighter backdrop for them to really shine. All in all though, a pretty good IPA that would probably be even better on tap at the tap room.

twiggamortis420, Jan 28, 2010
Photo of CaptMurdock
2.28/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle inot a Nonic Pint.

I would like to first say that I purchased this beer in a Boulder Beer Variety Case and I really enjoyed every other beer. This is also the third Mojo I have had from the case and my hope was the first two were just bad bottles...

Look: The pour was beautiful. It is a light amber and the clarity is amazing. The head rises up well over three fingers and creates a beautiful lacing throughout the pint.

Smell: The hops really aren't as prominent as I wold have liked. There is a certain level of sweetness to the aroma that does work well with the minimal hop presence.

Taste: I am bombarded with a metallic like sweetness that causes me to immediately pucker my lips. I don't really detect any hops up front but the bitter bite on my tongue lets me know they are there. There is also a toasted malt presence which does not agree with the overly bitter hops at all.

Mouthfeel: It leaves the mouth really dry and unsatisfied. The bitterness and sweetness semm to attack the tongue as opposed to gliding over it.

Drinkability: Of the three Mojo's I've tried this was the only one I was able to finish (only for the sake of the review) so I certainly would not want another one from this case.

As I previously said, I am very fond of both Boulder Beer and IPA's so I think this might be an old bottle due to the muted hop presence. I certainly will give this a second try if I ever see it on tap or find a fresh bottle.

CaptMurdock, Jan 12, 2010
Photo of cassanoj
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Big yeasty head. Hazy amber color. Loads of lacing sticks to the glass like white on rice.

Has a very perfumey smell. Floral accents, citrus, piney hops, grapefruit, pineapple. Really one of the most wonderful smelling beers I've come across.

The citrus and pine hops thrive in the mouth, with a layer of caramel just in front. Pineapple, grapefruit. The taste is more subtle than the nose, but this is still one hell of an IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium body, bitter but balanced. Just a light bubble on the tongue.

This is a stellar, humble beer that I think deserves much respect.

cassanoj, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of tjd112
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation - Poured into Flying Fish Pint Glass

Appearance - Golden body, white finger head,

Smell - Piney and hoppy, like the Colorado forests

Taste - Burnt sugar, malty and biscuity, with a piney aftertaste

Mouthfeel/Drinkability - Medium carbonation, full bodied, surprisingly drinkable

Overall - A good example of an IPA that isn't overhopped

tjd112, Dec 12, 2009
Photo of chickenflea
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle. Clear light golden pour. Three finger white head. Orange peel with hints of something like vanilla in the aroma. Maybe caramel. Creamy texture.Caramel malts clearly apparent up front. The sweetness lingers a little too long on the palate making the finish a little muddled. Grassy bitter finish. Not my favorite IPA, but definitely not bad. A little too sweet overall.

chickenflea, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of nickfl
4.13/5  rDev +9%
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.

nickfl, Dec 02, 2009
Photo of melloashello
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Don't have much time to report on this beer but I wanted to say at least something real quick. I had it for the first time tonight and the first thing I can say about it was what a wonderful aroma this beer had. I couldn't stop smelling it! Maybe it was this one single beer but I'm not gonna doubt anything and just that it smelled awesome. Great taste, great appearance. I could drink these all night! Really enjoyed this beer. Good job Boulder Brewing.

melloashello, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of Brandt
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer pours out a nice cloudy yellowish color with a nitro like head from the cask

the smell is right with hops but more subdude than the regular bottle by the cask, you also get faint notes of oak.

the taste this beer gives is wonderful and it lets the hops roam around the profile. there are degrees of hop flavor all across the drink and the bitterness is played down so they can come out more.

this beer finishes wonderfuly and has an excellent mouthfeel coming off the cask, it is so full bodied and silky yet leaves enough bitterness to bite through and grab the tongue as well. what a great way to present such a great IPA to start with!

Brandt, Nov 17, 2009
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,658 ratings.