Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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1,725 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,725
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 24
Gots: 114 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jon on 08-27-2003)
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Photo of jmich24
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured in to Duvel Tulip

A:One finger white head with fine bubbles. Cloudy burnt oranger. Lacing is just okay.
S: Citrus hops, sour grapefruit, sweet orange.
T: Tastes as expected starts bitter, then sweet citrus and finished a nice dry bitter.
M: Cirsp, medium mouthfeel apropriate carbination.
D: Solid drinking IPA, not overly bitter or sweet.

Photo of Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of uwmgdman
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This ale pours brilliantly clear light golden color with a moderate, clingy white head. The aroma is highly hoppy -- primarily citrus lemon. The flavor is also highly hoppy -- citrus hops, lemon and a bit of grapefruit with just a hint of sweetness from the malt in the background. The hop bitterness is high, yet smooth, the hop flavor and bitterness linger on the tongue, drying the finish a bit. The carbonation is moderate and body medium-full. Overall this a very hop forward beer that is well planned and well crafted. If you loves hops, you'll love this beer.

Photo of climax
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The color is more on the pale side, honey as opposed to amber. The head was quick to form and had good retention and wall of lace. The clarity was "Hazed" as Boulder would probably like to call it.

The nose certainly didn't offer an IPA dose of hops. It stayed safely on the malt side of things with tons of caramel accented by sweet citrus and rip fruit tones. Not particularly what I had in mind.

The flavor had a bit more bitter to it than the aroma, but didn't really rev my engine. The taste was juicy and sweet, with most of the hop bitterness coming in the finish. Caramel, biscuits, some pine and grapefruit flavors mingle for supremacy.

The body was smooth and easy to drink with a dry finish. The carbonation was mild, but stayed crisp through the finish.

Not a bold IPA unfortunately. The alcohol was hidden quite well though, so I'll give it a 3.5 in the last field. I'm trying the Mojo Risin' following this one, so hopefully that was can satisfy the craving for this hop head.

Photo of beerprovedwright
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice one finger head of thick, rich white foam. Spattered lace with lots of cling. Color is a 8 on the SRM beer color chart. Sharp aroma of citrus/pine, lemon peel and hops. Hints of wheat and barley malt. Sharp flavors of citrus/hops, with a underflow of black pepper, and malt. Thin in the mouth, some zing from the carbonation, but watery over the tongue and back of my soft palate. Bright refreshing flavor will bring my back for another on a warm day.

Photo of wmtxbb
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: Clear gold with plenty of carbonation. Nice soft head. Picture perfect. I love the clarity.

Smell: Floral, citrus and pine hops. Not too strong of a scent.

Taste: Creamy malt flavor with a ton of bitterness and hop flavor.

Drinkability: Nice sharp and crisp hop flavor. Great anytime beer.

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

A- Poured a golden color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Has a very hoppy nose with pine and different citrus scents

T - Like the smell starts off with the fruity hops then has a piney finish

M - This beer has a smooth medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - Im really liking this beer right now the body is perfect nice and smooth with a nice hop flavor this beer is worth finding sometime to give it a try

Photo of nhindian
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a large snifter. Bottle courtesy of 603BeerMe, thanks Clark!

A - Pours a deceivingly pale yellow, almost American Adjunct straw. Probably only a few shades away from clear. However, it does build a huge, pillowy, snow-white 2.5-fingered head. Very good retention and amazing lacing. Absolutely beautiful lacing and it clings on and doesn't move.

S - Smell is definitely more fruit oriented than the normal pine forest smell of other IPAs. There is an underlying nose of pine, but upfront is all orange, grapefruit, mango, and a bit of banana. The bitterness almost exudes from this beer and there is little to none alcohol presence in the aroma. Refreshing; not in the way of a more typical IPA where it's like a wet pine, but in a more tropical and airy way.

T - The taste takes this fruit aspect of the nose and intensifies it. The entire first half of the beer is all grapefruit and especially mango, orange, and some pineapple, which is a welcome change in a style that is full of cookie-cutter IPAs. As in the nose, only slight slight appearances from the pine side of the hops and its all fruit. The thing I keep going back to is the emphasis on mango and orange, which really comes together great. Unfortunately, the bottle I got has a date October 28, 2010, which I can only assume is the Best By date as I received the bottle before then, so I think this beer can be even that much better fresh. On a positive note, the diminished hops allow the hops to really smooth out the overall feel of this beer.

M - Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. It is still a bit sticky and leaves a moderate coating on the mouth which kind of detracts. Finish is relatively short with a lasting hop bitterness.

D - Drinkability is high. It may be the fact that this is a bit dated, but I don't feel that the hops really dominate this beer and the silky smooth malts help round this beer out. It's definitely not a hop bomb, and it's not overly bitter besides the residual bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Alcohol is well-hidden, and it was no problem at all to finish this bomber solo.

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

A: Clear orange amber color. Poured a 2 finger white rocky head with good retention. Decanted lightly. Laced in thin sheets.

S: Citrussy hops; grapefruit and lemon rind. Also pine and some fruit. Very faint malt character.

T: Very consistent with the nose; grapefruit, pine and fruit rinds. Resiny in the middle with bready caramel malt. Sharply bitter in the finish with a little resin lingering.

M: Medium body. Ample carbonation. Smooth ahead of resiny and slightly dry finish.

D: Very approachable IPA. Good flavor and nice balance for the style.

Photo of boudreaux
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a solid white head with a lacing that sticks well to the side of the glass and froths along the surface of the brew

S - Really crisp, citrusy; some floral hop notes as well; a little spice as well

T - tangy, citrusy, with a bitter finish; clean and crisp, with a hint of alcohol

M - leaves a little bit of a metallic aftertaste; carbonation noted as well

D - for a decent abv, frighteningly easy to down a few in one sitting

Overall, a great beer. I'll definitely be looking for this one in the future.

Photo of thedoubler55
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Golden color, very light and appealing Ipa.

S -Smell was florida oranges, with hints of grapefruit, very fruity smell

T - Taste was somewhat bitter, more than other IPA's, grapefruit and orange hops.

M - Bitterness is strong , and aftertaste as well.

D - Very normal IPA, nothing was jumping out at me from this IPA. Not to interested in trying again.

Photo of mattgreger
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got this brew on tap, so I didnt get to see the true pour, but it has a nice medium orange color with a nice clear body to it. It had a nice 1/2 inch head, foamy head. It did have a little lacing that followed the drink as it emptied, but not much.

The aroma is big citrusy hops; it has a huge punch of grapefruit aroma the front. There is a bit of peach aroma present as well, and in the end of the fruit character, there might be a touch of pine.

This brews citrus hop character shines through in the flavor very well. Its has a nice grapefruity flavor, a little bit of peach or another sweet fruit as well . It finishes with spicey/pine flavor that gives it a great representation of a Weat Coast American IPA

This brew has a medium body with great carbonation level that gives this brew a nice character. It actually gives the brew a bit of a creaminess almost, that is not traditional, but very wellcome in my book, from an American IPA. The uniqueness on this one gives it some bonus points.

The drink on this one is pretty good. It has some great bitter and sweet flavors and unqiue characteristics that make it a must try. For a 7.2% ABV, this brew is a nice, crisp, refreshing drink. I will surely seek it out again.

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

A: Poured a nice light golden color with good carbonationa nd a nice white head

S: Some fruits and light boose

T: has a nice fuity taste to it, like a piece of juicy fruit bubble gum but tamer.

M: Nice feel, well carbonated, very light and airy leaving it easy to drink

D: Good

Photo of jrallen34
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle drank from a tripel karmeliet glass...The beer is a clear light copper, very dark for an ipa. A dark off white head with really nice retention and decent lacing...The aroma is very sweet, lots of pineapple, bread and caramel notes on the front. On the back is a slightly generic hop presence that cuts the sweetness but is just a tad "off"...The offness of the aroma presents even more on the taste, the sweetness is gone and you get just hops from a stale metallic bitter hop that is frankly played out and boring.

A boring ipa not worth trying.

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

Hazy orange with fluffy white head.

Grapefruit and floral hops with a touch of sweetness in the smell.

Massive citrus hops, grapefruit and orange, dominate the flavor. There's little malt balance, but that's ok with me. Extremely bitter.

Mouthfeel is oily and dry.

Alcohol is not very detectable. An enjoyable IPA that I'd try again.

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

a - light orange/amber color, light head that fades a little fast
s- kinda strong grapefruit/peach scent with maybe a hint of pine
t- nice grapefruit/peach taste with decent bitterness
m- good mouthfeel,slightly creamy
d- very drinkable beer if you light fruitier ipas

Photo of flagmantho
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into a glass mug. This bottle indicates 6.8% ABV rather than the above-listed 7.2%.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a totally clear body and two fingers of foamy, light-ivory head. I want to say ecru, but I think BuckeyeNation has that trademarked.

Smell: big citrusy hops; this thing has grapefruit all over it. Actually, I love its clean, fruity character.

Taste: wow, that character really comes through in the flavor as well. It's grapefruity, spiky and even a tiny bit piney. A highly tasty, if slightly one-dimensional, West Coast American IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a surprising level of well-integrated carbonation. I don't usually expect a good fizz or creaminess from my American IPAs, but Mojo manages to deliver both.

Drinkability: why, why did I wait so long to try Mojo? It delivers a good grapefruit without being over-the-top, and it has got a good mouthfeel and pleasing aroma to boot. For a 7-or-so-percent IPA, it's extremely drinkable. Kudos!

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a lovely rich golden color with a 2" head that settled down to 1". Bouquet wasn't as hoppy bold as expected nor was the taste. Yes it's an IPA, yes it's a thoroughly enjoyable beer, no it doesn't stand out from other IPAs in any particular way to me. Perhaps my sample took a little too long getting from Colorado to Boston?

Photo of DrDemento456
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heard the great grapefruit flavors of this beer and had to try it.

A - A nice light golden amber with an inch of fluffy white head. Pretty nice looking IPA so far.

S - Very hopping indeed! Smells of intense pine and citrus. Lovely!

T - An extremely balanced IPA. Starts off both bitter and fruity and then goes malty yet finishes bitter and full bodied with a mild dry. Very smooth.

M - Very enjoyable. ABV is slightly higher than most IPA's I have had yet not noticeable.

D - I could see finishing a few in a sitting. Really like this IPA even more than the Double since this one is more drinkable because of the ABV. Nice offering boulder!

Photo of Zundo
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light golden orange color with a one finger white head with nice lacing.

Smell: Definitely citrusy, bready with caramel sweetness. A little pine, orange, pineapple, apple and pear. Its making me hungry actually.

Taste: At first bitter followed by orange, pear, pineapple combo with a caramel resin yet bright and semi-sweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Round well-bodied with balanced carbonation. has a pale ale feel with a bit more carbonation.

Drinkability: The changing of the flavors leave me wanting to continually drink this beer. It bitter enough to keep you from pounding, yet smooth enough to have multiple.

Photo of thebrood1987
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells of juicy fruits, some grapefruit and some sweet malts. Tastes almost like a double IPA with its almost syrupy like quality but definitely not thick like a double IPA which makes for the good drinkability. Malts hit you first and then leaves with you with the bitter back end of an IPA. Very nice beer sort of reminds me of Hop Stoopid but to me leaves a drier more bitter taste.... where Hop Stoopid is just like hop flavored liquid. I like this one could be a regular IPA if it was around enough in my area Thanks Boulder Beer Co.

Photo of kylehayworth
3.63/5  rDev -4%
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 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.

Photo of sellmeagod
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wow I was not expecting this power from such a weak looking beer.

The color was too light to be this tasty, but somehow it pulls through and creates just the perfect bitterness/crispness mingle in the mouth. That is awesome.

And then the surprising 7+ abv takes this to a higher level of IPA awesomeness. One IPA I wish I had tried a lot earlier to ease myself into the hops - this one does a great job!

Photo of Kadonny
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap into a nonic pint glass.

A: A clear lighter golden color with a two finger white head. The color leads you to believe this is a lighter beer.

S: Big citrus nose with some pine and a bit of grass coupled with bready malt and a bit of caramel.

T: Citrus flavors come first with orange, grapefruit, pineapple and some earthy pine needle notes. A bit of fresh grass is mixed in too. Sweetness is bready with some caramel tones to help keep the hops in line, however the hops take a huge bitterness bite towards the end that really showcase how hoppy the beer is. Finish is bitter but very clean with a hint of alcohol. Nice beer.

M: This is actually a two parter. It starts sweet and creamy but ends bitter and dry. The alcohol is barely tasted at the end (7.5% after all) but is very welcomed. Carbonation is perfect.

D: Very, very high. The high abv is a warning though as these go down real smoothly because of the clean finish.

Overall a very good IPA that I will drink anytime and one I will put on tap at home. Sometimes you need a change of pace and this is just a solid solid IPA that can be enjoyed at anytime, thus making it a great house beer. Nice job Boulder.

Photo of kingcrowing
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip.

Pours a nice hazy light orange/gold color with a one finger white sticky head that gives some nice lacing. Nose is Floral, sweet, and all kindsa Amarillo. It's a bit bitter but still well balanced with the sweet malt.

Taste is a bit abrasive, you can tell it's heavily hopped for an American IPA (borderline IIPA on the hops I'd say). It's got a good fruity floral note to it but it's still well balanced. Lots of grapefruit, and pine notes. Mouthfeel is very rich and full, perfect for an IPA (Similar to 60 or 90 min IPA). Overall a very fresh and tasty drinking IPA.

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