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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

1,716 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,716
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 110 | 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 yesyouam
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mojo IPA is a hazy golden ale with a frothy white head that fades quickly and leaves good lacing. The aroma carries across the room! I detect yeast like fresh bread, pine and mandarin oranges in sweet syrup. It is light bodied, slightly oily and has a slightly chalky finish. It's very bitter! It tastes like the aroma, for the most part. The flavor is very fresh and clean. It toggles between pine needles, mandarin oranges, and curacao. The aftertaste lingers for a good while. This is a bang-up IPA!
(rated Jul 18, 2007)

Photo of donkeyrunner
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear orange with a large white head that never left. Huge snowbanks of lace all the way to the end. Constant bubbles.

Smells like amarillo: freshly squeezed hop oranges.

Tastes like it smells with a great frothy hop oil mouthfeel.

I've had this a few times and sometimes it's better than others. Today, it was very good. A tad too citrusy to drink a lot.

Photo of Vendetta
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Original Rating Date:
June 28, 2008

Pours a really attractive IPA yellow, smells a fabulous hoppy citrus. Taste is good and hoppy, yeasty, cheesy aftertaste similar to Stone's IPA. Some yeast floatsies in the batch I had. Good IPA but not quite up there with the best. Slightly watery which is what hurts it from receiving a truly stellar rating from me. It's got definite potential, I'll look forward to new batches.

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

A nice enough looking brew. Clear almost light amber coloured ale. Decent one finger off white head with ok retention sat on top of the brew. Some sticky clouds of lace already present as the head receded.

White grapefruit with hints of pine from the Amarillo hops make up the main component of the aroma of this brew. Sweeter aromas from the pale malts with a honey like quality are also present, with a nice hint of caramel.

The taste is much like the aroma.

Not quite medium bodied. Mildly carbonated. Fairly aggressive hopping, the malts are definitely in the background according to the style.

Pretty drinkable, although at 7% abv this is not a sessionable ale. The alcohol is slightly warming and does manage to assert its presence to a mild degree. While this is a good and solid brew that reaches the standard of the style its not particularly exciting for me personally. Certainly recommended for fans of Amarillo hops, and well worth trying.

Photo of canucklehead
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What sets this IPA apart from many others is the thick mouthfeel with a fairly malty backbone. The beer has lots of hops but the mouthfeel is nice and full with lots of balance. Good IPA that comes into its own after a few sips. Pours a copper colour with a strong hop nose

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

Hazy copper colored body with a small white head.

Smells nice and hoppy, floral and citrus notes.

This is a big, hopppy IPA. Which I like. Up front is all citrus flavors, almost making you want to pucker up a little bit. A little bit of piney-ness is in there too. Bitter. A faint caramel maltiness lingers in the background.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, well carbonated, and a little oily.

Pretty dirnkable, 7% ABV is fairly big for an IPA.

Photo of cnally
3.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

mojo, baby. the life force. or something like that.

the beer hits one of my dislike spots: floating yeast. nevermind the nice orange coloring and sticky head, the floaters distract.

scents of fruits and malts. very pleasant.

the initial flavor seems very sour. there are fruity elements underneath, with tangerine and apricot. a nice hop aftertaste eliminates much of the sourness I detected.

the feel is sticky, light and not dry at all.

well, major complications and major upside. looks great, then you look closer. the aftertaste is great, but it is not a good initial flavor. light, but why would I want more? unbalanced parts do not a good beer make.

Photo of toolbrew
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear light-copper color with a thin white head. Some lacing.

Citrusy smell with some slight grassy undertones. Smells like fresh citrus rind.

Nice bitter hoppy taste with light malts underneath.

Goes down easily, slightly watery.

A very drinkable IPA. Nice and bitter.

Photo of prsguitarsr4me
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not much head and no retention or lacing at all - nice color, though. There isn't much smell here, but the taste was good - surprising at first. Bitter and hoppy - perfect carbonation - feels great in the mouth. Drinks well - easy and not overly complicated, but with some flavor. The alcohol is a little evident, but I like that.

Photo of GJ40
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 12oz bottle.

A - Golden with good clarity and very little head. Some lacing.

S - A balance of floral, fruity hops and malt.

T - A crisp, clean flavor with floral, fruity hops dominating the experience. A bit bitter in the finish. The alcohol is well hidden.

M - A little on the thin side. Moderate carbonation.

D - A fun, easy drinking beer but nothing outstanding.

Photo of denflyr
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off a very nice effort by the Boulder Beer folks!

Poured a slightly hazy orange/amber with a slight head.

The hops dominate the nose/smell. A nice citrus with maybe just a hint of the maltiness there.

The taste is VERY nice and I really enjoyed it. A nice bittering hops taste that does not coat my palate to the point that is is ruined for the night. The hops stick with you on the finish as well.

The mouthfeel is nice and while not overly complex, it does have a nice feel on the tounge.

I could easily drink this often if only I could get it in Houston. I guess that means I will just have to head NW and get to my native Colorado ASAP!

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

This beer was good, nothing great though. Poured a very nice clear goldish orange wiyh a very white fluffy head that stayed for a while. Has a very hoppy aroma to it, but there wasn't to much of a taste to it, just some citrus and some hops. Overall not a bad beer but not the greatest.

Photo of corey0212
4.85/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It's been way too long since I had this one....

Pours a clear light-orange color, big foamy white head keeps rising, threatens to spill over the edge of the glass, and then begins to settle very slowly, nice foamy layer on top of the beer with a substantial collar around the inside of the glass, and some good web-like patches of lace. Smell is a bright & beautiful citrus hop masterpiece!! Orange, tangerine, grapefruit all popping out of the glass. Taste delivers on all the citrusy goodness, with a nice mellow honey-like sweetness, and a faint hop bitterness. Medium-bodied, slightly sticky, but quenching, and begging you to pair this with burgers, spicy food, & BBQ. Flat-out delicious IPA....I'm ashamed I haven't had this in so long, and will make more of an effort to keep some in the fridge, because I can't imagine a time when I wouldn't want a Mojo.

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

12 oz poured into a nonic with a thin white head that lasts. Pours a nice light orange color with a light lace.

Strong but not overwhelming hop aroma of citrus and earthy tones.

The taste is a little stronger with the hops and a little unbalanced as the hops dominate this one. It has notes of grapefruit, pine and citrus and a light malt taste makes an appearance. Not to strong of hop bitter aftertaste which is always nice.

Not the smoothest IPA that I have had but not the hardest one to drink either. A little to much carbonation but a nice brew none the less.

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

Mojo IPA , Boulder, CO
Reviewed as BA def = American IPA, crank bottle to chilled mug 9/18/08, ABV = 6.8%?
A 4.0 golden copper color, good head but short retention
S 3.5 pronounced hops with malt notes in background
T 4.0 mild hoppiness in taste, malt taste gives a good balance
MF 3.5 solid carbonation, hoppy on palate, but mild on finish
D 4.5 I dig it, it's a fine rep of an easily accessible not to bitter IPA

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A. Poured from the tap into a glass mug. Nice orangish body with a good off white head and some decent stick.

S. Pleasant but nothing stands out besides some citric and floral hops and a bit of malt.

T. Wonderful fruityness from the yeast/hop combination that leaves me thinking of fresh mangoes. Some citrus overtones are noted as well. The malt is balanced well as is the yeast and its not overly sweet.

M. Medium bodied and smooth. Pleasurable. Slightly dry finish.

D. This is a very tasty and original IPA. A bit strong as far as alcohal goes, but you would never know it, as there is virtually no alcohal presence in this one. A good gateway IPA for those who aren't ready for the super bitter.

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light gold body with ruby tints and with a two-finger head that sticks around awhile and left minor lacings. Run-of-the-mill citric hop smell with some faint malts (little sweet) in there too. A dry malt taste combo'ed with a strong citric hop burst. Has a dryness to it that holds up and doesn't weaken the taste buds; finishes with a decent dry backbite that left me wanting some more. Quality IPA.

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

Appearance: Clear and orange color, small fizzy head, lacing.

Aroma: Citrus and hops. When I was a beer novice, I always avoided IPA's after trying a couple, and the aroma was one thing that kept me away. This one smells really good. Its also kind of strong, the glass on my desk and I'm sitting a few inches away and can still smell it very well.

Taste: Starts out with a good amount of hop bitterness. There are traces of citrus, and it finishes off with a bit of sweetness. Overall, pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Body is medium, and it has a fairly clean finish. The sweetness in the finish adds to this, as I feel it in my throat, and the back of my mouth. Great.

Drinkability: Easy to drink, tastes great, not too heavy..I could definitely have a couple of these.

Not too familiar with IPA's, but this one is a great start.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Completely transparent amber body that pours with a thin fizzy white head that quickly dissolves into a thin collar. No lacing is left behind in the glass.

S-Nose definitely has a presence of citrus hops and a malty backbone.

T-Some citrus an earthy hop flavors upfront with a hint of a malt backbone...pretty mild upfront. Some hop bitterness and a touch of piny hop flavor come through for the finish. Nothing lingers but a very mild residual hop bitterness.

M-Medium carbonation and a smooth oily hop body. Mouthfeel really comes through for the finish.

D-This is a pretty good IPA. A little bit bitter-but not to bitter and pretty citrusy. Good mouthfeel. Not one of my favorites but one I will definitely have again.

Photo of Jerzy86
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a sixer of this the other day and fell for it pretty hard... I have really fallen in love with amarillo hops and the IPA showcases them great! Very light and crisp, the aroma has a strong citrus note and finishes very nice... I would recommend this to someone who isn't into IPA's because it isn't too bitter and is a great example of how to showcase a certain hop...

Photo of Reagan1984
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured with a 1 ½ finger head that was white and faded almost immediately Orange/ light Amber in color. Insane sheets of lacing.

Aroma was of light citrus and also of sweet malt. A bit roasted, which I didn't expect.

Taste was more malty than I expected. I can taste the alcohol and also some of the grains. There is a roasted almost burnt nature to this. It's pretty good. Not great.
Hop bitterness and some sweetness both hang on the palette after swallowing the beer.

Mouth feel is medium bodied and the hop bitterness and roasted nature make this a big beer in your mouth.

Standard drinkability.

I enjoy IPA's that showcase hops a bit more.

Photo of orangemoustache
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a radiant gold with crystal clear clarity with nice cascading carbonation that keeps the yellow tinged cap at attention for the duration,nice thick sticky lacing is making this very inviting to look at. The nose is powerful and in your face with hoppy citrus and fresh cut wet grass aromas. Very caramely and sweet on the tongue with hoppy bitterness coming on full strength midway through. Pine and subtle grapefruit tartness is winning the taste bud war in my mouth,this IPA isn't as hostile as some others,this has an above average drinkability due to the offsetting sweet/caramel malt balance. The body is medium and full at the same time, with exceptional carbonation that creates a soft,creamy,lingering finish.

Photo of LarrBear
4.9/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really like this beer, and it begins from the moment the bottle cap comes off. Immediately one's olfactory sense is met with a very pleasant strong smell of hops and citrus. Mojo IPA pours an unassuming golden color, but packs a big taste of hops bitterness mixed with grapefruit that lingers on the back of the tongue for a good long time.

Photo of erikm25
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden hazy orange with light copper tint and a medium white head. Feeling the glow.

S: Sharp pine and citrus aroma. Fruit sweetness in the back which couples nicely.

T: Solid bitter hoppy taste. There are definite hints of citrus and tartness with a nice herbal undertone.

M: Medium bodied with fair carbonation. Crisp.

D: It drinks very well and if you like the strong taste a six of this is worth picking up.

Photo of changeup45
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is solid, just like the Hazed and Infused I sampled from Boulder was. Orange color, moderate off-white head that shrinks a bit but some remains creating really nice lacing. The aroma is hoppy with fruity notes and is pleasant. The flavor is a nice crisp bitter hoppy bite with some tangy fruits. Hops are clearly the dominant flavor. Bitter and very dry finish. Definitely a solid IPA and I would for sure get it again.

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 1,716 ratings.