Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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3.15/5 rDev -16.9%
Nice orange color with a slight haze. Poured with about a 1 inch head that stuck around nicely. A little sweeter smelling than I expected for an IPA, but still inviting. First taste wasn't what I expected either for an IPA. Had below average hop bitterness, but something else just wasn't right. Almost had a little grapefruit flavor hidden in there, which I didn't care for. Mouthfeel was good with medium body and medium carbonation. Somewhat drinkable only because it was a pretty week representation of an IPA with no noticeable alcohol taste.
02-24-2009 04:58:30 | More by BeerCheese
4/5 rDev +5.5%
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. Solid finger of light tan head with good retention. Spider webs of lace cling to the glass. Color is a slightly hazy yet clear orange.
Smell is straight up front grapefruit. Sweet and citric, slightly floral. Taste is a huge smack of sweet grapefruit. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky and juicy. It's straight forward and to the point, and sometimes that is exactly what you want.
Blipped "Got My Mojo Working" by Muddy Waters
02-21-2009 04:18:22 | More by bort11
2.8/5 rDev -26.1%
Aroma: Moderate floral hoppy notes, strong carmel backbone, slight metallic notes that are a little unpleasant.
Appearance: Clear amber orange pour with a sticky and sudsy white head.
Flavor: Big malty munich base with resiny and floral hop flavors. Background alcohol notes. Orange and citrus fruit persists. Finish is clean and dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly oily, moderate high carbonation.
Overall impression: An immensely drinkable malt forward APA. Maybe I didn't get a fresh sample but I thought the hop profile was too muted for an American IPA. Probably won't re-visit.
02-16-2009 20:00:43 | More by mattcrill
3.38/5 rDev -10.8%
pours a clear golden yellow with white head
smells of grapefruit, slight lemon, slight pine, and biscuity malt
lemony hops upfront, with a chunky pine backbone, slight biscuity malt flavors and a semi dry hop finish
light bodied, decently hoppy, good finish
light, crisp, good hop notes, just not really enough going on for me
02-11-2009 07:54:12 | More by bitterthebetter
3.55/5 rDev -6.3%
Pours a cloudy pale orange with a nice head and good retention. This beer smells lovely. Fresh sugary grassy aroma. Not too bitter for an IPA. Smooth on palate on first taste with soft carbonation. The aftertaste, however, is where this beer disappoints with a mostly bitter metallic memento. Not the worst beer or the best. I'd drink this one again.
02-11-2009 03:16:40 | More by gonzo46and2
4.1/5 rDev +8.2%
Enjoyed on tap at Boulder Beer Tap House at the Denver Airport
Poured a clear gold with 1 finger of creamy off-white head, good retention and nice lacing stick. Smells of citrus, grass, grain, honey, and pine. Tastes of grapefruit, tangerine, honey, biscuit, cut grass, and lots of pine resin in the finish. Medium in body with good carbonation. Smooth with a strong bitter bite. Definitely not an IPA to go to unless you really like the taste of bitter, but quite enjoyable if you do happen to like hops.
02-10-2009 00:45:20 | More by HopDerek
3.75/5 rDev -1.1%
Was looking through the beer fridge and saw this way in the back. 22oz single, picked up in Rock Springs, from where? I'm not sure...not sure on the price either.
A: Pale copper, a little more toward the gold end of the spectrum big white head that reduced to almost nothing, with gobs and gobs of lacing leaving huge windows. Excellent looking beer.
S: Nothing really remarkable, lots of grapefruit rind and a bit of booze, there's a fair amount of sweet malt in there too, not a whole lot in the nose, but all the familiar IPA smells are there.
T: Grapefruit and hop bitterness, malt flavor is grainy and somewhat sweet, but maybe a little stale, which I remember from the first time I tried this beer, faint hint of metal too. This is a little disappointing the second time around. It might be a bit old, but this is almost exactly how I remember it tasting the last time I had this beer.
M: For the smells, I would imagine this beer would be a little thicker, but it is quite thin, pretty dry finish, lots of lingering bitterness, and a bit of booze warmth.
D: Other than the slightly metallic taste that I can't quite figure out, this beer is a pretty fair IPA. I've drank this a few times, this is the first time reviewing it. I'd recommend picking up a sixer instead of a bomber though. Maybe a little more fresh.
02-06-2009 02:14:57 | More by pokesbeerdude
4.08/5 rDev +7.7%
Pretty decent offering from Boulder. Appearance is pretty good, oily looking with small head and lots of lacing. Smell is pretty good as well, with some decent dry hops and a bit of candy flavor to it. Taste is good, similar to the smell. Not a lot of malt at all. Mouthfeel is a bit weak, I was expecting it to be more oily. Drinkability is very good for the style.
02-04-2009 02:04:56 | More by supercolter
4.03/5 rDev +6.3%
Poured from a 12oz bottle to pint glass.
A: Golden-orange body with some rising bubbles. One-finger white head with poor retention.
S: Smells pretty malty for an IPA, floral hops with caramel.
T&M: Very well balanced. Hops hit first turning into a caramel malt and back again to semi-bitter hops. Moderate carbonation that leaves a very oily feel.
Overall: I do love hoppy IPAs but I also enjoy a very balanced IPA, this was one of the most well balanced I've had. Very drinkable without any traces of alcohol
02-03-2009 04:07:22 | More by AdmiralDiaz
3.75/5 rDev -1.1%
A - Deep golden color but perfectly see-through when held to a light. Head was suprisingly pretty dense for an IPA, which was retained for a fairly long time, leaving behind nice lace rings after each sip.
S - Smelled like your run-of-the-mill IPA. Definite grapefruit smell (cascade?) followed by the usual foresty pine smell. Definetely hoppy with lots of apparent floral smells.
T - Decent taste, kind of reminded me of the Stone IPA minus some IBU's. Little bit sugary citrus flavor which reminded me somewhat of Troegs NN.
M - Thought this beer was very smooth and carbonated to perfection, definetely got the mouthfeel down pat.
D - More drinkable than any other IPA's I have tried, but I think this is due to it being somewhat less bitter and "intense" towards my taste buds. I consider it an "entry level" IPA. Certainly tasty but lacking some of the robust flavors of other leading IPA's.
02-01-2009 00:04:36 | More by TStandley13
3.35/5 rDev -11.6%
Pours a nice thick head with a crystal clear orange hue. Looks great. Smells good, too. I immediately smell some bready biscuit malt sweetness right up front and then it fades really fast to some strong lemon/orange/piny aromas.
Taste: Wow, for an IPA this doesn't have much bitterness to it. It may be pumped with IBUs but the bitterness is super smooth . . . almost more like a pale ale. Yup, that's it. Some malt forwardness that mellows out and then the hops gently slam into your tongue with all that hop flavor. Finishes a touch dry, but that could be some of the bitterness finally coming through. Also, cannot detect that this is 6.8%. It's a sneaky beer!
Overall, I think it certainly tastes more like a pale ale than an IPA. If you did a blind taste test with this and Dale's Pale ale, I'm sure you'd think they were both the same style. On that note, it's a bit disappointing. It's not a bad tasting beer, but not to style in my opinion.
01-30-2009 21:30:47 | More by dwarvenspirits
3.95/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured a hazy golden color with a thick creamy head that left nice rings of lace down the pint glass. Smelled liked I expected with a big nose of grapefruit and pine. I smell something else but I can't place it. Taste is very nice with big hop profile but not a ton of malt. Mouthfeel for me is a little thin and lacking in carbonation. Good IPA that I will enjoy from time to time.
01-30-2009 01:14:09 | More by cpn920
3.75/5 rDev -1.1%
just recently picked a bunch of different kinds of boulder beer. my favorite was prolly the plante porter, then maybe this mojo IPA. this here is a pretty decent IPA, nothing too special, but better than a lot of other IPAs out there. it pours kinda of a straw light gold color. a little head off the pour, but dicipated quickly. nice lacing. the smell is of some very piney hops. its pretty light to medium bodied and hides the 7% very well. the piney hops comes through in the taste and finishs out with some citrus. the taste of the hops really sticks around for awhile after drinking. i believe primarily amarillo hops used in this one. i have yet to have a bad one from this brewery.
01-28-2009 23:20:22 | More by dogfishandi
4/5 rDev +5.5%
Out of a bomber this beer was a light orange/dark gold color. The head was an impressive light beige cap that started three-fingers large, retained itself well and left clumps of sticky lacing. The aroma was very floral and complex, reflecting an array of different hops in use. Nice citrus notes and rich malt in the bouquet too. The flavors were crisp and displayed great balance. Again, lots of citrus and floral notes built upon a caramel malt backbone. It did not taste quite as good as it smelled and was notably acidic but was still quite enjoyable. The mouthfeel, carbonation and body were all very good for the style. A solid IPA, though I still preferred their Hazed & Infused personally.
01-23-2009 17:06:37 | More by thekevlarkid
3.53/5 rDev -6.9%
Can't imagine a deeper forth on pour than this, takes some time to recede, light zinc orange color with a touch more yellow hues at the edge. Citrusy nose with both fruit and flower tones, on the herbaceous side, a roasted coffee edge lurks off stage, long presence with some lift. Medium-bodied, the pink grapefruit, tangerine, lime citrus starts it off on a sweet note, wheat and lemongrass, powdered violet candy like Choward's, apricot and peach pit fruit. Pretty damn carbonated on the palate. A little too cloying to count as refreshing but certainly flavorful.
01-17-2009 23:01:26 | More by farrago
4.83/5 rDev +27.4%
Pours out a clear dark gold. Big whiff of floral hoppiness. Head is thick, sticky and very solid. Hops are very floral, with light citrusy aromas and assorted generic fruit. Patchy lace remains after the foam slowly recedes. Good bitterness. Hops are grapefruity, but with an overall sweetish tinge, and heavy floral tone gives it an interesting smoothness. I Well rounded, bold flavours. Smooth body and not-too-heavy carbonation. A nice juicy IPA that tends towards smoothness over in-your-face hops. Still has tons of flavour though, and eminently drinkable. One of the best IPAs I've had.
01-14-2009 20:29:12 | More by allergictomacros
3.65/5 rDev -3.7%
Pours a hazy yellow with one finger of white head. A decent amount of lacing is left on the glass. Smells moderately of citrus. Tastes moderately of grapefruity hops. Not a complex or intense flavor, just an average IPA flavor leaning towards the grapefruit end of things. Mouthfeel is pretty good, solid carbonation, nice bitter aftertaste. A drinkable beer, but nothing special.
01-14-2009 06:02:32 | More by PhxHorn
4/5 rDev +5.5%
Tried on June 20, 2008 22oz
Medium, glossy, yellow white head. Beer is a well carbonated, pale peachy amber color. Initially clear, but becomes cloudy as more is poured from bottle. Smells like grass, corn, and pineapple matching the flavor profile. Mojo has a light to medium body and the alcohol is moderate. Almost has a "fresh hop" finish - light and sweet. Aftertaste, although hoppy and bitter, also has a distinct butterscotch flavor.
Enjoyed very much and would buy again.
01-11-2009 23:55:10 | More by htomsirveaux
4.15/5 rDev +9.5%
12 oz. brown bottle poured into tulip pint glass. No freshness dating can be found on the bottle. I've had this beer a few times over the years with this being my first review of it.
Appearance: hazy dark gold in color with off-white creamy head. Body is lighter in color than many IPAs. Head breaks down, but a cap of foam remains on top throughout the beer. Carbonation starts out vigorous and then plays hard-to-find.
Smell: citrusy hops and sweet caramel maltiness. Alcohol can be detected.
Taste: sweet caramel and honey are equalled by grapefruit citrus rind hoppiness. Alcohol shows itself at the finish.
Mouthfeel: well balanced with a buttery smoothness. Carbonation is gentle and complimenting with a medium body.
Drinkability: very enjoyable all-around beer with satisfying flavors and scents. With so many IPAs on the market, this one seems lost in the crowd. It should be one in the forefront.
01-09-2009 18:33:47 | More by Procrastinator
3.78/5 rDev -0.3%
Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. Looks delicious. Clear golden/amber with a reddish hue. Big frothy head. Left a lot of lacing.
Smell: Very very good. Mouthwatering. Malty, sweet, and citrusy cripness.
Taste: Noticeably different from nose. You can taste the malt, and as the beer reaches the back of your tongue you get grapefruity bitterness. Not as crisp as nose, but that isn't necessarily bad. The bitterness lingers. I like the taste, but as another reviewer mentioned, the taste isn't quite as good as the nose.
Mouthfeel: Standard for good IPAs. Nice carbonation.
Drinkability: Standard for the style. But I feel like if you drank this too fast, it would be all bitterness. This is not my favorite IPA of all time, but it is probably someone's. Definitely a solid IPA, and certainly worth trying.
01-08-2009 20:09:11 | More by Jimbo87
3.8/5 rDev +0.3%
Picked this up as a single at Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.
Pours a clear straw color - surprisingly light for the style - with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer of bubbles on top and a thin ring around the glass. Not a whole lot of lacing.
Smells great. Big floral and citrus hop aromas are backed up by a good amount of sweet malt.
Tastes not quite as good as it smells. The hops are still there, but there's not enough malt to back it up. The flavors are there, just not strong enough.
Mouthfeel is good. It's a bit thin, though the carbonation still makes it go down smoothly.
Drinkability is good. If I take a whiff with every sip this goes down very easily, I can get over how good it smells. If only it tasted as good.
Overall this is an interesting IPA in that it's so light and smells as good as it does without backing it up. Give this one a shot and decide for yourself.
01-08-2009 03:33:32 | More by glid02
3.98/5 rDev +5%
Bright yellow, mostly clear, with a thick frothy head that sticks to the side of the glass until you rinse it out. Heavily hopped, but less piney than a lot of IPA's I've tried. Somewhat floral in scent and taste. Feels crisp in the mouth, and is fairly drinkable.
01-03-2009 20:28:52 | More by snaotheus
3.45/5 rDev -9%
Pours deep solid gold with a formidable white head. I had mine in pint glass from a 12oz bottle. Powerful citrus, hoppy and alcohol aroma. The taste was everything you'd want from an IPA, but also a little something else. The kick is definitely there, with healthy dose of hop bitterness.
01-02-2009 03:18:40 | More by MillySox
3.83/5 rDev +1.1%
Pours a hazy orange-gold with a big, rocky white head. Thick lacing. Rich, resiny aroma packed with wet pine. Some orange peel and grapefruit as well. If I didn't know any better, it looks and smells like a Double IPA. The taste is more reserved, but in a good way. Earthy, resiny hops with a biscuity malt back. The grapefruit is present, but in a more unrefined, unripe version. Liked it. Kind of veggie, but sour-bitter. Good IPA.
12-31-2008 17:02:49 | More by magictrokini
4.43/5 rDev +16.9%
The 12-ounce bottle poured into my DFH shaped pint glass yields a bright golden copper body with a huge crown of cream-white foam atop. The head relaxes into a chunky free-floating hockey puck-like structure, leaving fine sticky rings archiving the sip lines on the glass.
The smell is loaded with fruity hop notes of lemon zest and juicy grapefruit wedges, sweetly accompanied by a note of succulent Key Lime blossoms.
At first contact, the taste is crisp and in drastic contrast to the nose is surprisingly lightly-toasted and malt-forward. The flavor takes a drastic turn mid-swig, shifting into a sweet fruitiness that quickly morphs into a rolling pallette of assorted hop oils. Navel orange skins and oily grapefruit husks engage a sweet pineapple note, pouring on the copious bitterness that persists well into the aftertaste, the flavor lingering as a pungent essence of freshly cut grass and snipped pine needles.
Mojo is on the light side of medium-bodied and is enlivened with just the right amount of carbonation. Delicious and highly quaffable.
12-26-2008 19:56:14 | More by cvstrickland
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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