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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

1,755 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,755
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 27
Gots: 144 | 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:
Beer added by: Jon on 08-27-2003

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Photo of thebrood1987
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
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
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
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 yellow.orange 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
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
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
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
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
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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

Thick head; it's white and full of bubbles. Shortly after the pour, the thickness subsides and it is a layer of bubbles floating on top. The body color is a dull, hazy orange.

Very nice aroma: fresh, oak trees and pepper. After a few more inhales a citrus note breaks through as well.
Strongest taste is orange peel, then the bitterness of the hops starts doing its job: they set up shop on the finish and do not want to leave!

I can feel the carbonation on the tongue. It's moving and dry. Gives the beer a little extra kick in then mouth.

For IPA fans this can be a treat. The strength of the hops does not meet you up front, but instead sneaks in the back door and hangs around.

Photo of angelmonster
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice white 2 finger head. Body is a clear gold. Lacing is good and head is above average.

Smell is of light hops. Some citrus hops but they're kind of muted. For only being a month old, dont think they should have faded that fast.

Taste is pretty balanced for an IPA. Hops are in the spotlight but I'm getting some munich and caramel malt. After taste is of bitter resinous hops.

Mouthfeel is very light, almost thin. Body is more like a pale ale. Head doesnt have much of a presence and carbonation levels are balanced.

Drinkability is pretty good. Extremely sessionable IPA. When drinking this style usually after acouple I start experiencing palate fatigue but with this beer it goes down like water. Overall though its not complex enough to compete with the best in it's category.

Photo of TangTKE402
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Mostly clear with a slight haze, and a gorgeous ivory 2-finger head. Minimal lacing.

Smell is very aromatic: flowers, pine tar, a touch of leather and a backdrop of bread.

Taste is smooth and clean. Nice hop notes add a touch of pine nuts, and an underlying red currant flavor in the mouth. The aftertaste is a touch metallic, but nothing that detracts too much from the experience.

Mouthfeel is round with a yeast feel and fairly clean finish.

Drinkability is fairly high. I could pop a couple of these in a session, though there are better IPAs out there, this is a great example of one done right, if not exquisitely.

Photo of puboflyons
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked Oct. 06, 2010. Sampled on Aug. 16, 2010. The pour is amber all the way with a small but long-lasting foamy off-white head and clinging lacing. Floral hops are the main ingredient on the nose although the overall sensation is more muted than some IPA's. The medium mouthfeel introduces me to a well-hopped, bitter flavor that cannot help but to leave an aftertaste. Still, it is an IPA that lives up to the tradition of IPA's and in that sense it is rather likeable.

Photo of jneiswender
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pokal glass. Served cool.

A-thick off white head, cloudy gold body with a very faint orange hue.

S-strong tangerine smell, fruit, very faint grain

T-nice mix of tangerine, piney/resin, little grain thrown in for some balance.

M-medium, wet on the palate

D-this is an excellent beer for hopheads in my opinion. The elevated alcohol is not that present. Very drinkable and thirst quenching. I would drink this beer again.

Photo of dpodratsky3
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into imperial pint glass

A: Very golden amber with large fluffy, creamy white head, awesome lace, leaves a ring every sip, a little light but good looking

S: Nice aroma, nice piney/fruity/citrus all hitting together, very pleasant and aromatic, slight hint of sweetness from malt, a tad bready and a tad caramel

T: Now that I've smelled and tasted it, the hops are very similar to Dale's pale ale, has that same fruitiness with a little pine note too, however it starts tasting of alcohol in the finish, doesn't have a very "deep" flavor profile, but its good, has a little biscuity malt to balance, but the finish just isn't super pleasant

M: Starts just about medium body, but gets kind of slick feeling as that alcohol hits

D: Ok, all in all not bad, but not close to the best IPA

Notes: Like I hinted at, its not a bad beer, but its not even top 10 IPA's that I've tried. It has very aromatic hops, but its just a little too "blah". Tastes like a bright IPA.

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

I poured this bomber into an imperial pint glass. Golden color, thick white head, and a ton of lace.
A citrus and sweet malt aroma.
Grapefruit taste that really lingered. Noticeable malt background.
Very balanced.
A beer to have again. Enjoyable, and will have it again.

Photo of hdofu
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not a bad brew, has a refreshing hoppy taste, a medium amberish color and has a nice foamy head. The beer finishes with a smooth with a sort of sweet finish. The smell one fines sniffing this beer is hoppy. Drinkability is quite good. I read they have a dipa too which I am also interested in trying.

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

Pours a nice medium amber color, with a good amount of white foam on top. Nice initial blast of citrus and floral hops on the nose, which carry over to the palate. Although the initial hoppiness eventually gives way to a nice sweetness. A pretty solid IPA, one I'll have to try again soon.

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

This keeps finding it's way into my fridge over and over for some reason,probably because it's a pretty good brew!
pours a nice copper/brown with nice foamy head.
smells flowery/fruity with lots of malt scent.
taste is well rounded between hop and malts,similar to an english IPA with the amount of malt,kinda carmely-smooth.
mouth is typical IPA, medium thick and wet
drink is great,goes down good and changes texture/complexity as it warms,very nice brew!

Photo of exonthebottle
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ed's usually has a IPA and Pale Ale on tap. I haven't reviewed Mojo yet.
copper with thin head that fades the lacing is okay but spotty around the glass and kind sticky
grapefruit malts citrus
smells good

taste a more malty IPA like Commadore Perry but sort of subdued and nothing is remarkable but good.
mouthfeel is not as good as other IPA's
sort of weak
drinkability is high and good beer to have at the bar on hot night.

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

A - Nice orangish yellow beer. Just screams "citrus" in a glass. Head was very soft, about two fingernails deep, and stuck around unbelievably till I was finished. Lacing, on the other hand, was so-so.

S - Like the appearance, there was a strong citrus aroma that could be smelt from a couple feet away as I poured it. I want to say a smell in between an orange and a lemon but with a sort of pine like smell somewhere in it.

T - The first taste I got out of it was the citrus taste. First couple of sips were incredibly sweet and citrusy. Afterwards, the hoppy bitterness kicked in like no other. Very strong but not an overpowering bitterness.

M - For an IPA, it did a very great job of coating the mouth. The taste held it's own little battle in my mouth.

D - Even though the hops snuck up in an aggressive manner, it still proves to be a drinkable beer. I know I enjoyed it, sitting outside on a humid 80 degree night.

Photo of JEdmund
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, light yellowish-orange. Awesome aroma I could smell a couple feet away. Lots of citrus and resinous hops, and slightly sweet malts. Flavor packs in all those good smelling hops with minimal maltiness. Fairly light-bodied. Overall I like it and am surprised I've yet to try this before. One of the better IPAs I can get in Kansas.

Photo of adam42381
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a light golden-orange color with a 3 finger frothy white head. Good head retention. Excellent lacing throughout.

Smell: Pine is the most obvious aroma with hints of floral sweetness and bitter citrus. Very light hints of caramel and malt as it warms.

Taste: Bitter pine up front followed by a lightly toasted malt in the middle with a hit of grapefruit at the finish. Aftertaste is a mix of bitter citrus, pine and a light amount of sweetness. Good flavor with an aftertaste that isn't overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: High drinkability. You could easily down several of these over the course of an evening.

Overall: Very solid IPA. I will be buying another six pack in the future.

Photo of donniecuffs
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Into an American pint glass, poured a cloudy orange-amber, with a finger of white, decent retention, and good lacing. Smelled of pine, herbs, grass, menthol, grapefruit, orange peel, and lemon. The taste confirmed a nice citrus/malt blend, that also revealed some apple midpalate, and finished on a bitter dry peel note. Nicely-done ipa. Modestly carbonated, medium bodied brew. Great session ipa, as abv is well hidden.

Photo of perrymarcus
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a light orange/copper tone with about an inch and a half of white/off-white head, moderate retention and lacing.

aroma is more or less typical of an ipa, with a hoppy profile being well-defined - notably pine and citrusy (on the latter count, primarily grapefruit). there's a malty presence as well.

taste mosty follows the nose, perhaps a floral note or two... hops are nicely balanced by the malt. a tasty ipa; nothing spectacular, but enjoyable. mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with average cabronation. i would see nothing wrong with having a couple at a sitting... that is, of course, assuming i was out of better options.

Photo of bogus564
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden color, produced no head. Curious.

I can smell the hops right up front; in full disclosure, as I am a bit of a hophead, I found this to be pleasing.

A taste of this reveals a fairly strong grapefruit sensation, with nice hoppy bitterness to go along with it. Subsequent swallows present a slight raisin taste; nice product of the malt. Mmm.

This is a bitter beer, and as such, offered me a nice bit of mouthfeel. If you like hops, you can't not like this beer.

I would have another one of these, along with some nachos or good snack fare.

Photo of thatguy3579
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A light orange color, a little lighter than expected. Thin head which leads plenty of nice sticky lacing. Fairly clear with almost no visible bubbling.

S: All the right IPA smells, with lemon and pine hoppy goodness. Interestingly, there are a lot of good sweet smells coming through as well - primarily brown sugar.

T: Lots of good grassy and orange hop bitterness which demonstrates considerable staying power through the finish. There is also a subtle bit of biscuit and brown sugar sweetness. A hint of alcohol, which is less noticeable than expected at this ABC.

M: Creamy on the mouth with very light carbonation. Honestly, I could use some more bubbles.

D: It smells and tastes great. The lower carbonation lets it go down a little more easily, but I would rather have the bubbles.

Photo of racer2k
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this beer into my favorite pint glass

A - Beer pours a dull orange / copper color with a very thin sticky head that quickly dissolves and leaves moderate lacing around the rim of the glass.

S - Malt aroma with sweet toffee and caramel flavors and an abundance of fruity and citrusy hops. Hints of orange, lemon zest, grapefruit and pine hop flavors are all present.

T - There is an initial surge of sweet candy malt followed by a full on flavor of hops with a strong presence of bitter but fruity overtones in the taste profile. This is definitely a hop forward beer.

M - Medium body with a tangy bubbly feel and a dry finish to the beer.

D - A fine drinking IPA that hides the 7.2% ABV very well which could be a challenge after a few. Great IPA!

Photo of HosP
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden, almost amber in color. Impressive lacing that works down the glass.

S - A lot of grapefruit, citrus.

T - Like the smell, hops give grapefruit and citrus taste followed with nice malt kick to it towards the end. More bitter than I thought it would be.

M - Medium body, bitterness stays with you a bit.

D - Pretty good IPA. Nothing that jumps out at me, but very drinkable.

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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