Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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4.13/5 rDev +9%
This beer is a very attractive sunflower color with a tight two finger beige head. It's sticky and retains about 1/4" the whole way down, with good lacing.
Aroma is thick and resinous, citrus, grassy hops, maybe Columbus? Nope, the bottle says Amarillo, and I can see it now. Some candy-like malts in there as well.
Flavor is big and hoppy, herbal with citrus notes. Hop-heavy like an IPA should be. The bitterness on the finish is near perfect for the style. The lingering herbal pine taste makes a nice touch.
Sits pretty evenly on the tongue, dry and full-bodied but not syrupy.
This is a very nice offering, true to style and bold as the label claims. My first beer from Boulder, and I'm impressed.
04-11-2008 23:53:33 | More by boston2bburg
4.05/5 rDev +6.9%
12 oz. of liquid prose transitioned into a cylindrical holding cell in Sonoma County. Its original owner proclaims a hopaceous ale that summons hop attacks.
Her physical frame is put together, skin tone is lustrous caramel. I could tell by her demeanor that she's used to men approaching her, but I assured her I was there to respect her art, and perhaps, make a bit of conversation. She wore a pure white, eight quarter cap tilted slightly to the right; a fringed Gucci scarf draped around her body, clinging tightly to her figure. Cumulus optics; I was mesmerized by her stare - vertical development and sharp edges. She was full figured, but not overweight. She had the glow of a new mother.
Her fragrance was lovely, yet unassuming. Earthy aromas characterized by sandalwood and xylem sap. When she moved, I detected hints of mandarin and peach. Later, cinnamon as the night air became dry.
She fancied herself a brewer, and asked me if I would taste her wares. I readily accepted; amused at the fact she created something in her own image. It reminded me of Texas Radio - cool and slow with plenty of precision. Forests of azure up front with a detectable hop presence, medium to full bodied mid-section, and a citrus finish narrow and hard to master. This resulted in a chewy palate of oily hop resin; tapering acidic citrus.
Although we only shared one drink together, it seemed like more. Her confidence in my first impression allowed her to exit without exchanging numbers, only assuring me I could find her again, if I wanted to. I suggested a trip to Colorado and she snickered, politely. Some call her heavenly in her brilliance, while others are saying "forget the night."
04-07-2008 22:57:08 | More by weiserr
4.05/5 rDev +6.9%
A really good american IPA. There is nothing remarkable or outstanding about this one. It's just damn good and a really good portrail of the AIPA style.
This one came from a 22oz bomber and pours a yellow amber, crystal clear. Tight head and sticky sides.
Enjoyable aroma of hops, nothing over the top, just really good.
Taste and mothfeel are good. A solid light malt base and a bunch of hops piled on.
Enjoyable and a good drinker. Like I said, it's worthy, recommended, but just not unique or exciting.
03-30-2008 03:27:59 | More by SurlyDuff
3.05/5 rDev -19.5%
Looks good; a hazy gold with white foam that leaves some lace and falls to a collar. Funky nose...very vegetal smelling, corn-like with flowers in the way background, not so good. Tastes better than it smells; hop are spicy but a little bit of that corn pops up towards the finish, which is fairly bitter. A smooth drinker for sure, but off-flavors are disconcerting. Bitterness builds in a pleasant way. Good, but not great. I would like to give this another try.
03-29-2008 03:32:46 | More by marcobrau
4.05/5 rDev +6.9%
Mojo IPA is a fine example of the American IPA. It pours a clear amber color with a layer of thick foam on top, which leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass. Smell is of hops - lots of citrus and fruit in this one. Taste follows suit, but with an incredible amount of balance. Citrus and orange flavors from the hops meld with a strong caramel, malty backbone to create a wonderfully balanced IPA. Hops are bitter, but not overpoweringly so. It drinks smooth and easy, which is dangerous at 7%. This is a great summer IPA, especially, wonderful to throw back while grilling.
03-24-2008 15:26:21 | More by YonderWanderer
4.88/5 rDev +28.8%
Where to start with this brew. This brew pours an orangish gold with a big bubbly and foamy white IPA head that never goes away. Aroma is very hoppy but surprisingly fruity and sweet. Most other IPAs have a syrupy sweet smell but this one is definitely lighter. Hops oils are big with a with oranges and tangerines filling out the smell. Those fruits come through in the sweet taste, but instead of just a one-note citrus brew, lots of pineapple and clementines in this brew mixed with a little passion fruit. Very hoppy and bitter at the end, very reminiscent of Dogfish Head's 60 minute IPA.
Wow, this was a great find that I just bought on a whim. One of the best and most balanced IPAs I have ever had.
03-24-2008 08:28:03 | More by saintwarrick
3.98/5 rDev +5%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle.
Apperance- Golden copper golor with a good white head, that dissapates quickly to ok lacing
Smell- Prominent Hops, and a slight hint of cirtius.
Taste, Mouthfeel- Very tasty IPA, The Hops taste is bigger than the hop smell. Sweet malt in the front and a good bitterness at the finsih, which is clean and crisp. Medium bodied and carbed.
Drinkability- This beer has a good drinkability, definately one to keep in the fridge for and evening hop snack!
03-20-2008 02:39:09 | More by johnnyirishman
3.95/5 rDev +4.2%
Purchased fromthe Underdog Sports bar and grill.
A- The bottle is quite colorful and unique. Very eye-catching. Pours a smotth dark apricot color. no head and no lace. It looks like butterscotch in a way.
S- very hoppy smell with a trail of citrus to finish off my nose. Very deep in smell and very inviting.
T- wet yet dry, hoppy yet wheaty. Its hard to describe. I can taste some grapefruit definitely and it adds to the flavor very well.
M- Like i mentioned wet yet dry. It goes down pretty easily
D- a very decent IPA and it goes down smooth. No issues and def worth a 6-pack.
03-19-2008 01:02:48 | More by Dodo2step
4/5 rDev +5.5%
thinking green tonight . . . hops. happy st. pats. 12 ounce bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. full yellow color. clear. one finger white head which thins out.
floral and citrus aroma. no off odors.
good hop flavor. citrus with a nice grapefruit presence. there is a little sweetness. grapefruit aftertaste- but good!
low carbonation. medium body. i really like this beer. i could drink many more. i will probably get a couple of these this summer. good example of american ipa.
03-18-2008 02:33:10 | More by ajmoody76
3.83/5 rDev +1.1%
A little tough for me to judge, since I seldom drink an IPA that doesn't have "imperial" or "double" or "triple" in front of it. But this is a very good example of the staright IPA style. It pours with a perfect head, a good inch thick, yet full of fat bubbles. Aroma of pineapple hops. The flavor is mostly more of those pineapple hops over a malt core that reminds me of Pilsner Urquell. The mouthfeel is perfect -- just thick enough, but it goes down smooth. Of course, more fresh, clean hops on the finish. Recommended.
03-16-2008 23:10:06 | More by Flyer
3.68/5 rDev -2.9%
A: Orange-gold body - medium off-white head.. decent lacing...
S: Citric and fruity blend of hops... some spice (maybe pepper)..
T: Nice and hoppy... pineapple... nice malt base.. smooth transitions.. no bitterness in the finish
M: Smooth. Crisp finish. Not muddied at all.. Medium body.
D: A good all around IPA... could use a dash more hops to really up the ante..
03-15-2008 22:55:51 | More by callmemickey
4.6/5 rDev +21.4%
I grabbed this at Jupiter's while waiting for a pizza and wings takeout, and it was coupled with a great bar experience. As I entered, Illinois was down 28-26 to Purdue in the Big Ten quarterfinals. Just before the half, the barmaid told me that the wings would still be a stretch, so I ordered a Mojo IPA; great choice. As I was waiting for the Mojo IPA, Illinois, ranked 10th in the Big Ten Tourney, tied the game against the second-ranked Boilermakers, 28 up at the half.
The beer was excellent, pitching a thick finger of off-white head atop a lemon-orange body. Dense with hops, Mojo's IPA also comes stocked with fruity aroma, full of orange and pineapple. Terrific taste as well, with the fruit and chewy hop texture in pleasant harmony. At this point, I ended up chewing the fat with a guy names Steve about Illini hoops, baseball (both my Yankees and his Cubs), and college basketball generally. Really good guy, really energetic conversation with lots of good vibes for the second half. I had to split once the wings came out, and took an extra minute to finish the terrific Mojo. But the mojo continued well with the conversation. I met Steve's girlfriend Suzie, who also attends the university, and left them with a round for the terrific chatter.
Mojo IPA was excellent, easy to drink, fruity, and hopped. This was one with a mojo all its own, a very good beer with very good vibes. Certainly one of the better IPAs I've ever had, and one of the better beer and bar experiences I've had in quite some time.
03-15-2008 02:08:35 | More by Gehrig
3.9/5 rDev +2.9%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance is a nice medium golden tone with a medium sized frothy head.
The smell of the Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer is a mix of cinnamon, pepper, honey and hops, nice blend.
The taste of Mojo is hoppy, but not to hoppy, with a sweet but pleasant after taste.
Mouthfeel is sharp and crisp, the hops linger on the mouth for a while.
Drinkability is solid, these are delicious.
03-11-2008 00:58:33 | More by mltobin
4.22/5 rDev +11.3%
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a clear golden color - slightly lighter than what I've come to expect from an AIPA, with a thin soapy head and sticky lacing that I had anticipated. The smell is all AIPA - big citrus hops upfront (grapefruit, orange and pine) with just a waft of toasted background malt. The taste also reflects the big citrus hops, which leaves the balance on the hoppy side but it isn't such a hop-bomb that ruins the palate. The alcohol taste is distracted by the hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is a little light with a moderate amount of pillowy carbonation. Overall drinkability is pretty good, not a quaffer but a solid drinker. Not an extreme IPA by any means but a well done one.
03-05-2008 03:32:26 | More by gmfessen
4.03/5 rDev +6.3%
Pours a hazy amber orange with a short white head. The aroma is of pine, orange, pineapple, grapefruit and a hint of spice. Very juicy hops overall, the flavor has a reasonable harsh bitterness, noting over the top. There's a citrus rind edge in with the fruit and pine. I might get a touch of diacetyl, but its nothing that detracts from the beer. The aftertaste could use a little more lingering bitterness, but there's also a nice apricot and grassy element that comes out. Let this one warm up, it's not the biggest, but it's a very nice IPA.
03-05-2008 01:05:40 | More by tempest
2.28/5 rDev -39.8%
sorry, but i don't understand the positive reviews of this beer. it has a very one-dimensional flavor that is downright annoying after the first beer. too much citrus, too much sweetness, i say use your money on some good stuff... apparently i am 20 characters short of a review. Oh - not any more... But I still don't see this as a B+ beer on this website. As an example, Harpoon IPA, which is a flat B, is far superior to this mojo.
03-02-2008 19:48:59 | More by cjeep
2.68/5 rDev -29.3%
Can hardly believe this is the same beer as these ratings indicate...
Pours a pale light orange, mostly clear. Smell is of some honey sweetness, mild strength hops. Somewhat astringent. Taste is the same. Mild hops, low sweetness, and overall pretty bland and weak for an IPA. Like weak hop tea more than a true IPA. Slightly soapy, and not very citrusy or fruity. Below average IPA for sure.
03-01-2008 22:01:45 | More by JDV
4.08/5 rDev +7.7%
Poured a caramel into the glass.(I used a Pinkus Organic Pilsner glass.) Big white bubbles.
Sharp orange twang at first. Then comes a nice medium malt backbone. The finish is pure hop acid. Amarillo hops for sure. They finish slighty sour and mellow.
Medium bodied brew but the hops bit my lip like an orange peel does.
Too easy to drink for the ABV! Slow down and enjoy.
02-26-2008 03:28:38 | More by CamuMahubah
3.95/5 rDev +4.2%
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a cloudy orange with a fat white head and fine lacing. Nose of citrus hops and the mouthfeel is medium with a slight slick feel on the back of the tongue. Favor is not complex, but is hops and malts in good balance. Nice bitter finish. Overall a very drinkable IPA that stays away from the excesses that many of this type show these days.
02-24-2008 04:10:55 | More by rkuhnel
3.1/5 rDev -18.2%
Poured amber/orange in my pint glass. Creamy off white head which cleared away quickly. Initial smell nice but not much on the citrus side which I have come to expect from most IPA's. The gop flavor was mosly piney and the malty flavor was of caramel and was grainy. Not as hoppy as most IPA's.
02-22-2008 23:50:35 | More by pacothrash
3.88/5 rDev +2.4%
Appearance: It pours a very clear, golden color. Head is foamy and a massive two and a half fingers. Head retained well and left a nice web of lace down the glass.
Smell: Nice mix of floral and piney hops up front. Floral hops seem to be a little stronger, but a nice mix nonetheless. Caramel malts are noticeable, but it does not smell balanced. Hops are strong. Citrus notes (grapefruit and orange) are notable.
Taste: Caramel malts and citrus flavors provide an initially sweet taste. Floral and piney hops again come through in taste, but it's not overly bitter. It's more balanced than one would expect from the smell. Slight bready taste on the tail. Dry finish.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light to medium bodied. Carbonation is good. It's drinkable and goes down easy. Due to its smooth feel and nice taste, I find it very drinkable. This is a very solid beer. I can't say it'd be my first choice for this style, but it's good. Check it out.
02-20-2008 03:07:55 | More by prototypic
3.98/5 rDev +5%
Single 12 oz bottle copped from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield for $1.99... Pours a hazy, cloudy, straw-colored appearance with a small frothy head that soon receded but left a fair amount of lacing on the glass... good smell, bursting with fresh hops, vanilla, and grapefruit... taste strongly mirrored the aroma, with a noticeable suggestion of hops, slight caramel, and a warming bitterness smoothed out by a nice mixture of lemon, citrus, and lime... good stuff from Boulder and a pretty respectable stab at the style... Rich, thick mouthfeel complemented by a fair level of drinkability... very crisp, and clean... This is certainly a nice representation of the style, but not the absolute best that I've ever come across... Worth a try...
02-20-2008 01:50:41 | More by dsa7783
4.15/5 rDev +9.5%
Appearance: 2.5. A light, pilsner like looking golden color. Not a strong first impression in it's debut for me. transparent, no sediment. However, it appears to have strong lacing characteristics, appearing to be pacing it's way down the glass like Patrick Ewing pacing down the court in his elder days. Extreme copper appearance, not very proper.
Smell: 4.0 The floral hops are overwhelming in this brew, but the smell does ring true! Fascinating scent is present and I must admit it does have strong cohesiveness with the other aromas of pine and apricot, as well as a lack of alcohol in the nostrils.
Taste: 4.5 . Apricot tingles and mingles in my taste buds. A very powerful floral hops overwhelms the senses with no pretenses. A very fruity hoppy drink complimented with other pine and oil. Very surprising considering the appearance was demising. A nice bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: 4.0 Creamy, but Juicy, carbonation is present and of somewhat abundance. Swishing and dishing in my mouth, it's thicker than i imagined.
Drinkability: 4.0 I can only drink a few of these...the floral hoppy taste is a bit overwhelming...but then again that's what I was looking for in an ipa...right fellows? Just like Just for Men , drink more than a few of these and you have a HOME RUN!
02-20-2008 01:50:06 | More by MaltFrazier
3.93/5 rDev +3.7%
Undated 12 oz bottle.
A- Pours a light golden color - veyr clear. No haze. Has a decent head on it that disappears quickly. Small lacing remains.
S - A strong hpos smell that could be described as citrusy - maybe some grapefruit backup. Don't see any malt in the nose.
T- Starts with a sweet flavor, that transitions to the bittering hops quickly. The hops aren't as strong as the smell would suggest. Then finishes off with some sweet specialty malts flavor. Awfully balanced.
M - Its thick and creamy - very smooth going odwn. Not much carbonation there.
D - A good drinking beer. I would say it could go down in bunches. Potent enough though to keep you honest.
Another fine selection from boulder beer.
02-15-2008 05:03:48 | More by katan
4/5 rDev +5.5%
Found it on tap at the Spinnerstown.
The Mojo has a copper-orange color with a nice head on it. Some thin lacing left as it goes down.
Had a floral hop smell to it, very slight pine also.
It was very good, not a real hoppy IPA but a very balanced one. Could easily detect the malt. Has a little above average carbonation and an overall lighter body to it.
Great IPA to have when your having more than one, and its easily done with this fine IPA.
02-13-2008 14:55:13 | More by Troegman
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,600 ratings.