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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

1,574 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,574
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 20
Gots: 63 | 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 bluemoonswoon


4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a rather light and clear yellowish amber with a creamy one inch sticky white head.

S: Very floral grapefruit presence from the hops that great the nose strongly along with sticky pineapple undercurrent that reminds me of Belgian Ipas, it's a really nice smell overall.

T/MF: Good enough amount of carbonation to spread the hop bitterness and malt sweetness all over the palate. Very sweet to begin with in the malt department with a long sticky protracted finish. The taste is not as fruity as the smell much nuttier and more piney, the bitterness only becomes more pronounced the further you get into this beer.

D: Highly drinkable for a bitter and boozy as the beer is, not too bitter so as to scorch the tongue and mellowed out by a pleasing malty sweetness. A nice choice when looking for an AIPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2008 02:33:42 | More by bluemoonswoon
Photo of DrDogbeer


4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to a pint glass. Pours a nice orange amber color with off-white head. Nice aroma of pine, then citrus. Lots of finishing hops, it seems. Good IPA flavor. Nice bitter hop bite to start, but then settles nicely on the palate. Good smooth IPA which I would not have thought, as the aroma is strong. Nice beer to session.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2008 19:53:00 | More by DrDogbeer
Photo of JohnnyM2002


4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 12 oz bottle, poured into a 12 oz pint glass at around 45 degrees.

A - Pours a cloudy copper with a long-lasting white head; strong retention throughout.

S - Aroma of pine and hops with only a slight citrus note.

T - Well-balanced flavor of floral/peppery hops and bitter citrus. Peppery malt comes through after a few seconds. Pretty straightforward IPA, but delicious.

M - Medium body with a bitter finish. Slight detection of alcohol towards the end.

D - Very drinkable IPA, despite the 7% ABV...it will definitely creep up on you after a few.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2008 21:41:43 | More by JohnnyM2002
Photo of SafeAtFirst


4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange/gold color with a creamy, white head that settles into a thin lace with plenty of lacing on the side of my Greene King IPA pint glass.

The aroma starts off with a blast of grapefruit goodness. This is followed by a scents of pine needles and a light caramel.

Flavor is again dominated by citrus with a light caramel backbone. Finish is not as bitter as I expected, very balanced with a slight dry earth and pine aftertaste. Mouth feel is velvet-like with brisk carbonation and very little alcohol warmth.

Overall a really good, well balanced IPA. If you like Amarillo hops, you should like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2008 05:32:29 | More by SafeAtFirst
Photo of mpyle


3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

App - Golden in color and clear. Moderate sized white head, a bit coarsely bubbled, but surprisingly good head retention.

Arom - Strong pine hop aroma, and a secondary but complimentary caramel malt aroma. Also some citrusy (grapefruit?) hop aroma.

Flav - A nice initial malt flavor, but hop flavor kicks in followed by a gentle bitterness. Finishes quite clean - surprisingly not all that bitter.

MF - Medium body and carbonation, no astringency from the hops, and minimal alcohol warming. Overall a nice, gentle mouthfeel.

D'ability - A solid IPA, with more hop aroma and flavor than bitterness. Makes it easier drinking than some hop bombs.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2008 18:12:18 | More by mpyle
Photo of joe1510


3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle
$6.99 6-Pack
Binny's Orland

Mojo IPA is Boulder's fourth beer in the Looking Glass series. Mojo glistens a polished pale copper with streams of carbonation rushing to the surface trying to keep the head alive. It's doing a fine job too. There was two fingers worth of powder white head on the pour before falling to a respectable cap leaving some really nice lacing on it's way down.

The aroma is fruit juicy. Sweetened grapefruit and oranges make up the majority while a biscuity maltiness swirls around in the background. Although the citrus takes hold there's more than enough maltiness to create a sense of balance.

This beer hits the spot when you're in the mood for a balanced flavorful IPA. This isn't necessarily a hop bomb or a taste bud shredder (which are usually my preferred IPAs). No, this is more of a juicy citric tinged IPA with a biscuity maltiness.

Good mouthfeel here. Medium bodied with a touch of airiness from the streaming carbonation. That carbonation also brings along a velvety mouthfeel that goes great with the style.

Mojo is a very approachable IPA. Has a good balance that keeps you drinking the night through. This may go down a little too easily.

Mojo is another good brew from Boulder. Although I'm not too fond of their standard offerings the Looking Glass Series sports a good portfolio.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2008 01:43:07 | More by joe1510
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3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L:A see through orange yellow color. A birhgt white frothy head.
S:I am picking up a very faint grapefruit, not much else.
T:Just on the sides of my tounge I am tasting that grapefruit I had in the nose. nothing else much stick out.
M:Super small bubbles making it pretty fizzy
D: Its a good IPA, a bit light for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2008 20:46:48 | More by Scoobydank
Photo of Tilley4


3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber. Pours a nice golden color with a good fluffy head and it laces the glass really well too.

Smells hoppy and sharp. Not much in the way of malt here but this hophead doesn't care much. Very hoppy. I'm not the biggest fan of the Amarillo hops but it still smells good.

All hops here. I detect not a hint of malt in this one. Kind of unbalanced but again, I love hops so it don't bother me.

Very drinkable beer. Nice and hoppy, not too strong, great taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2008 19:56:29 | More by Tilley4
Photo of oakbluff

Manitoba (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light orange/butterscotch with good clarity and low/medium head. Nose- tropical fruit and some sweetness from the malt. Taste- amarillo hops shine through lending a nice fruitiness but also a dry aspirin like quality which is not so good. Light caramel malts make their presence known as well. Dry, slightly sweet finish from the generous hoping. Moderate carbonation and good mouthfeel. Not too thick, but some oilyness. Good session IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2008 02:04:10 | More by oakbluff
Photo of coalcracker


3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden color with white head that does not disappear too quickly.

Smell: Very citric, spicy aroma.

Taste: Rich, hoppy bite- citrus/floral dominates. Hops are not too oppressive but definitely overpower the malt. Hop bitterness reains right through the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Hops slap around the tastebuds but this brew is otherwise smooth. Medium-bodied.

Drinkability: Great for hop-heads like myself. Not as strong a brew (like Hops Infusion) but tasty.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2008 01:40:24 | More by coalcracker
Photo of ViveLaChouffe


4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Never one to turn down an IPA, I picked this one up this summer during the trip to the Great Midwest.

It's a lightly hazy but bright copper in the glass. The head is snowy white with tons of lace. Crazy hop aromas here. The hops provide herbal, citrusy and floral aromas.

As expected, a nice amount of hops delivered in this beer. It's snappy and spicy in the mouth. A bit of pale malt but nicely showcasing the hops in this one. Hops dominate the finish and the aftertaste. A nicely hopped ale, at least for a regular IPA.

This is a nice beer and a nice surprise. I was disappointed with the dry-hopped Hazed and Infused but this beer delivers. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2008 20:50:29 | More by ViveLaChouffe
Photo of birchstick


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer smelled sweet and hoppy, like an IPA should. It tasted very hoppy, grapefruity, and had a hint of citrus peel at the end. However, this one was hard to drink after a while, something didn't sit right for me in this one. I was expecting a bit more from this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2008 05:04:58 | More by birchstick
Photo of shabbtastic

New York

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big fan of the Bolder Beer brews and this is no exception. Plus the bottle was clearly stamped with bottle date.

A - Pours a clear copper color with a nice head that slowly fades into a large mid cap. Lacing was steady and strong. Not much haze in this one.

S - Pine and light on the hops. A very solid IPA sent IMO.

T - Kinda like the smell, a bit more hops are present on the palate.

M - Tang of the pine hits you up front with an intense hop finish, well crafted and very tasty for the price... $8 / 6 pack.

D - This is a strong representation of a fine IPA. It has all you need, intense hops and a clean finish. The 7% makes it easy to get in trouble. Highly recommended.

Bulder Beer Company from what I've experienced craft some pretty fine brews. This one will not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2008 21:36:55 | More by shabbtastic
Photo of Hoppington

New York

2.4/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sorry - maybe I got a bad batch, but this was not that good to my taste buds. I am getting formaldehyde notes that are too much of a turnoff. Maybe because I worked in medical labs when I was younger and encountered formaldehyde too often, but this beer turned me off completely with its bitterness and astringent taste. This beer would be better with more floral notes and sweet malt. But as it stands, it just didn't pass the muster this round. Seems off-balanced. There are better picks amongst the many taps handles at my favorite beer bar in NYC.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2008 02:26:09 | More by Hoppington
Photo of edskirk3


3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Twelve ounce brown glass, stamped OCT2907. I'm using a polygonal witbier glass.

Pours straight copper, slightly hazy, with a medium viscosity. Head got up to a finger but didn't last long. It was tightly beaded and laced the glass respectably.

Medium nose of grapefruit rind and a twinge of pale malt. Nothing new there.

A big hop presence on the tongue, of course. It's bitter bordering on astringent, like the pith of an orange. A little bit syrupy in feel thanks to a healthy addition of maltage. The pithy presence lingers. I would much prefer a more crisp hop bite to be honest.

OK, not great.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 02:58:15 | More by edskirk3
Photo of RblWthACoz


4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first thing I thought when I poured this was: “Ooh. Nice color.” Crystal clear with a gold/orange hue. Some head that seems to be leaving a good bit of lacing on the way down. Nose is heavy on the hops. Flavor is slightly tart with that thick hop presence. Feel is high in carbonation and comfortable. Very drinkable, if you can deal with the hops.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 06:32:53 | More by RblWthACoz
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Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Aroma: Very fruity. Grapefruit, peaches, mango. It also had a flowery like aroma.

Looks: Slight haze. Amber/orange/copper (light) in colour. Average sized off-white head. Some lace.

Taste: Ruby red grapefruit, guava, mango, pineapple, pineapple. Very fruity, Idunno where all these tropical fruit flavours are coming from. There is a touch of honey sweetness at first with a good bitter finish. Some grassiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied. Smooth, soft mouthfeel. Lower than average carbonation.

Overall, A great IPA!

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2007 23:16:06 | More by BrewSomerville
Photo of bassmantin


4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a fairly light transparent gold color with moderate head and huge lacing. Smells like a decent IPA but it is a bit metallic with only very subtle fruit aromas.

The taste is a pleasant surprise. Sweet and quiet satisfying. This is one of the best mouthfeels on an IPA I've tasted. I'm tasting my buddy's Hopslam simultaneously, so Mojo doesn't quite measure up to that, but it holds its own.

Overall: This isn't going to blow you away with its complexity, but it has great mouthfeel, and is a fairly cheap.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2007 01:37:47 | More by bassmantin
Photo of nkruback


4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This has always been one of my favorite beers. Though I was introduced to the Looking Glass Series with Mojo's little brother, Hazed and Infused, I quickly saw that this brew was much more in line with my taste.
Fantastic nose with touches of orange zest, pine sap, and big amounts of Amarillo Hops. The taste is refreshing and crisp when icy cold, and only opens up as it warms. Never too oily or sticky as some bigger IPA's can tend to be, but never short on the finish. There is just enough sweet maltiness to counteract this lively hopped beer.
Mojo is one of the greatest IPA's made. There, I said it.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2007 03:53:35 | More by nkruback
Photo of iconoklaztor


4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

thanks to mmtmatrix for this brew! cheers

This extra beauty is a damn fine IPA. A rich hoppiness finds it way past the thick 2 finger, white, head and onto my unsuspecting tongue. Damn fine indeed. This light colored brew is full of bitter, hops, and feel. It's a great IPA to get for all occasions and I assume at a relatively low cost.

Overall, I will grab a couple of these if I see them again. Thanks again mmtmatrix for this great extra!!


Serving type: bottle

11-19-2007 20:09:03 | More by iconoklaztor
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3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a sixer of this in Florida when I was visiting my sister. It is just an okay IPA. I had read a little bit about this company and decided to pick it up since I can't get this in Texas. I am glad that I bought it, but I won't be searching this one out again.

Poured a 12oz. into a pint glass.

Appearance - It pours a transparent slightly-darker-than-straw color. Very gold hued. It produced a 1 finger white head that quickly dissipated to a halo around the glass.

Smell - Primarily lemony citrus. There is a bready caramel note as well. There is a boozy note that mends the caramel and lemon together after agitating the glass in a circular motion.

Taste - The flavor is mainly light lemony citrus and piney hops. The malt make an appearance in the middle of the flavor and then get pushed aside by the hops. The flavor is okay, but this is a lighter tasting American IPA, IMHO. The finish has a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied. Prickly carbonation adds a nice sensation as it washes over the tongue. The carbonation helps to cut through the light body and the relatively light flavor of the beer.

Drinkability - It was a okay beer. It didn't have the "oumph" I was looking for in an IPA. This would be a perfect lawnmower or outdoor BBQ beer. It is easy to drink, but I wouldn't have more than one in a session because I enjoy a beer with a bigger bang.

This was a mediocre IPA. The flavor was okay, but it didn't pack the punch that I look for in my IPAs. That said, it should still be tried and if they sell it in your area, you should pick it up and give it a shot. I just won't be crossing any state lines to pick it up anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2007 00:08:02 | More by MiguelMandingo
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was the last bottle of a 6 pack I've had in my fridge for well over 6 months. One day at the beer store I finally decided to succumb to the curiosity of what laid behind the groovy labels on the Boulder Beers Mojo and Hazed and Infused. It turned out to be a disappointing weekend.

I remembered Mojo as being by far the superior of the two beers, but not being all that impressed by it either. So it was a very pleasant surprise when I cracked this final bottle open this evening, to discover that it was actually a lot better than I remembered it.

Drinking it now, I would definitely buy it again. It is highly refreshing and has a beautiful hoppy aspect. I sit here and smile wryly as I type this and ponder that for the last 6 months at least, I have been wandering around with a completely inaccurate view of this beer.

I wish I had a few more to drink after this one. Still, I did just buy a shit load of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, so life's not all that bad.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2007 01:52:06 | More by beerogre
Photo of troutmask96


3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent session I.P.A. Pours an almost lager-like yellow, but with a big frothy head. Taste is not very complex: light hops and citus, with a lingering alcohol aftertaste. Very light and refreshing for an I.P.A., which really isn't a good thing for us hop-heads...

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2007 03:35:37 | More by troutmask96
Photo of Slatetank


3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looking Glass Series #4 I purchased this and consumed it at Market Cross Pub and Brewery, served cold in a 1/2 pint.

A - A gently hazed light amber/almost golden w/ 2 fingers of off white head. The lace is substantial and holds fairly well.

S - A good dose of amarillo hops in the aroma w/ a tangerine/citrus and slightly vegetal aroma w/ a musty lightly herbal note that seems to hava a light sour aspect w/ a healthy dose of sweet malt scents and fruity juicy cherry-like esters.

M - Resinous, slightly acidic in feel w/ a touch of carbonation and malty medium full textures that are both dry and boozy, but barely so. The hops are the focus and are sweet, dry, oily leafy, et al.

T - A nice sampling of amarilla in an IPA, The effervescence seems to lessen the enjoyment of the hops for me as their semi resinous and fresh flavor is tasted. The crystal malt sweetness is evident in the flavor of the full on IPA w/ American character. I like how the hops have a consistency that carries ovver from the smell, feel and taste. It shows a commitment to the flavoring and bittering of the IPA. I enjoyed the blend of malt and hops, just feel the effervesence should be toned a bit.

D - A good American IPA, not the most flavorful or balanced, but I happen to love Amarillo hops which are prominently utilized in this recipe. The overall flavor is good, but at 6.8% I might not want more than 2 or 3 of these in a night- a tasty IPA

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2007 13:12:38 | More by Slatetank
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United Arab Emirates

3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Just above average is a good way to describe this beer. The appearance as typical, hazy yellow with some gold. Slight head, some lacing. Smelled pretty good, hops & grain filled the nose immediately. After sitting for a moment, the smell faded slightly, but still nice. Tasted some hops, but not nearly as dominant as I prefer. Again, just above average for everything else. I wouldn't mind drinking more, but it's not something I intend to go out of my way to find.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2007 21:53:55 | More by beeroclock
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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