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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

1,641 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,641
Reviews: 749
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 22
Gots: 83 | 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 Flyer
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Flyer, Mar 16, 2008
Photo of callmemickey
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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..

callmemickey, Mar 15, 2008
Photo of Gehrig
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Gehrig, Mar 15, 2008
Photo of mltobin
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mltobin, Mar 11, 2008
Photo of gmfessen
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

gmfessen, Mar 05, 2008
Photo of tempest
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

tempest, Mar 05, 2008
Photo of cjeep
2.28/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

cjeep, Mar 02, 2008
Photo of JDV
2.68/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

JDV, Mar 01, 2008
Photo of CamuMahubah
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a caramel into the glass.(I used a Pinkus Organic Pilsner glass.) Big white bubbles.

Citrus grove...

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.

CamuMahubah, Feb 26, 2008
Photo of rkuhnel
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

rkuhnel, Feb 24, 2008
Photo of pacothrash
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

pacothrash, Feb 22, 2008
Photo of prototypic
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

prototypic, Feb 20, 2008
Photo of dsa7783
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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...

dsa7783, Feb 20, 2008
Photo of MaltFrazier
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

MaltFrazier, Feb 20, 2008
Photo of katan
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

katan, Feb 15, 2008
Photo of Troegman
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Troegman, Feb 13, 2008
Photo of tai4ji2x
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

light amber gold, decent head that shrinks to a thin layer. some lace. but overall just a little too pale in color, imho

lightly piney hops, with grapefruit notes. whiff of yeast and faint alcohol.

resinous hop character is present but not overly aggressive, becoming a little more citrusy along the way. moderately bitter, although perhaps more bitter going into the finish and aftertaste. decent bready malt and caramel peek through and make a presence towards the finish too.

slightly thin and astringent, but overall still smooth enough, with gentle carbonation.

tai4ji2x, Feb 10, 2008
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.

bluemoonswoon, Feb 09, 2008
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.

DrDogbeer, Feb 08, 2008
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.

JohnnyM2002, Jan 21, 2008
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.

SafeAtFirst, Jan 20, 2008
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.

mpyle, Jan 19, 2008
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.

joe1510, Jan 19, 2008
Photo of Scoobydank
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.

Scoobydank, Jan 13, 2008
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.

Tilley4, Jan 13, 2008
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,641 ratings.