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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

1,754 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,754
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 27
Gots: 140 | 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 BZero007
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on Bottle poured into a Snifter.

I have to say this was a very tasty brew. Amber color with clouds swirling in it with a good head and lacing that added to the great beer. Smell was of a citrus hoppy beer with slight hint of floral notes in the background, the smell was not very strong for me but nice. I loved the taste of this beer the sweetness was nicely balanced with the bitterness. A very refreshing brew that I will be having again.

Photo of paco1029384756
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light orange color with two fingers of white head.

Scent of citrus, hops, grain, and some grapefruit. Great balanced scent, but not as hoppy as I would like.

Taste of hops, grapefruit, citrus and some grain with a lasting hop flavor. Great hoppy flavor with a nice sweetness to balance the bitterness. A very nice session IPA with a decent price tag.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and smooth with a good amount of carbonation.

Photo of storksonm
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Ipa quenched my thirst quite nicely after a long afternoon of hitting the books. Very crisp with a citrus twist and medium bitter aftertaste. I noticed it left a nice Lacing to it as I drank it and formed a nice initial head that stayed drink after drink. Finely balanced and had a great smooth finish with just the right amount of weight to it. I'm sure I'll keep it in mind for my next sixer for sure. Very easy to drink and a nice beer after a long day.

Photo of rugerj
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer is pale orange in color with a very slight head; decent lacing was left as beer was consumed. Smell was of citrus and hops with a very slight malt nose. Initial taste on the front of the tongue was well balanced between malty sweetness and hops, however as it passed over the back of the tongue it was harsher and the taste was not as pleasant. I think this had more to do with an unbalance between the bittering hops and the aroma/flavor hops used later in the beer making process.

The beer was not bad, but it went from something that smelled and initially tasted great to something that finished a little harsher than it should have been.

Photo of MrKsBeer
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank out of a Tulip Glass

Appearance- Clear Golden Color, with good creamy head retention, very bright eye catching label

Smell- Hoppy but not overbearing, Citrusy, Earthy

Taste- Smooth Mouthfeel, Hoppy, lemony citrus

Very Drinkable

All in all a very nice IPA, that I would suggest to my friends.

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

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark copper body with a thin, whitish head and a slight overall effervescence. Light, splotchy lacing.

Smell: Fairly pungent, fruity aroma with strong, zesty notes of oily lemon and tangerine rinds along with some pineapple. Modest hints of pale malts in back. I'll freely admit, it does smell pleasant.

Taste: Pale malts with a scant caramel sweetness. Juicy, ripe hop fruit flavors follow with a firm, but not overbearing bitterness. Very slight biscuity tones perk up late for the first few sips, but as the cumulative bitterness builds, they fade away. Finishes dry with a light, lingering bitterness and a pinch of spicy hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Just a hair above medium carbonation. Slight oiliness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Not grotesquely bitter, just enough malt balance, and an altogether fine aroma. A quality India Pale Ale.

Photo of DoubleJ
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Single 12 ounce bottle when I was in Arizona, and I should have gotten more. On to the beer:

This IPA is a clean bodied, pale orange color with a persistent rocky head. Lots of lacing is left on the sides of my chalice. The aroma is mild, but full of those little green flowers. Hops, caramel, a slightly sticky aroma, and fresh cut pine....imagine Pine Sol on the latter. The taste....oh so resiny! Very hoppy, but not overdone. It manages to pull out mango and citric flavors. Maltiness is light, but noticable. My palate love it, and it's lush oily feel is a mere bonus.

I love my San Diego IPA's, and I live 90 minutes from San Diego, so you know I get them fresh. But I regreat to inform San Diego that their offerings have been dethroned by Mojo IPA. This isn't as much in your face, but still has a beautiful intense hoppy character a hophead would crave. I drank this washing down Italian sausage stuffed tortellini with red gravy, a pairing I thoroughly enjoyed.

(Update 3/16/14: Bought a six-pack in Arizona for a mere $6.99, had a bottle for the first time in five years. Perhaps not as perfect as I remember, but still hoppy without being overworked, and very easy to drink despite its 7.2% ABV. At the very least to the masses, it's a bargain priced IPA).

Photo of currysage1
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is straight up orange, one inch fluffy cream colored head sinks to half its original volume, very nice lacing as well.

Smell is of lemon cake, plenty of light citrus, plant esters, dry malted grain, candied orange peel. Nice, it is light and inviting.

Taste is malty for a second then goes into different hop flavors, citrus peel and the bitterness that comes with that, raw almonds, good back of tongue astringency. Levels out with a mellowing of the hop bite but its there till the next sip, no letting up.

Feel is classic, refreshing even while slick, chewy. Carbonation is on point for style. Drinkability is high but could have been higher with a little less abv, but this is where these intense flavors are coming from.

Photo of Rayek
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Deep gold with very nice clarity and minimal carbonation. Rocky white head gets a good start before retreating to a thin layer. Leaves behind a generous lace.

S: Seems promising enough. A strong scent of grapefruit, lemon and pine great the nose. There is a mild fruity sweetness as well.

T: Metallic grapefruit, with a slight caramel malt sweetness underneath. That pretty much sums things up. Bitterness hits right away with the aforementioned metal and fruit. It's moderate, rather than over the top, but it doesn't taste that good to me. The extra fizz in the body isn't helping matters. Finishes with tart grapefruit and a hint of pine.

M: Medium body is slightly oily and has a bit too much fizz.

D: I'm sitting here really wanting to like this. Boulder is one of my local breweries, and I want to support them. But this beer just doesn't do it for me. Way too metallic to make me want another.

Photo of Jayli
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a pale orange with a hazy body. There is a nice pillowy off white head that lasts for the entire pint. Decent lacing left on the sides of the glass. The nose is a strong but sweet hoppy aroma. Citrus hops have the most representation - grapefruit, a touch of orange and some lemon are detectable. Taste is a bitter hop flavor is decent but there is something that detracts from the hop goodness. It's a sweet flavoring that's almost like sugar was dropped in the beer and not well balanced. Mouthfeel is medium to lighter bodied, nice carbonation.

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

Poured a bright orange color with some head noticeable and fine lacing on the pint glass. The aroma is pleasant, a flowery citrus flavor in the hops, some mango hints. Gulp. Little sticky, medium bodied, tastes of hops and sweet cane sugar. Very drinkable and refreshing from intake to withdraw. Maybe too sweet for the bitter hops? Good interpretation of style nonetheless. If you like hops, its worth picky up.

Photo of wesbrownyeah
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What you have here is an average ipa. Just a plain jane beer that is only represented by a cool label claiming its "mojo".

Appearance is very light orange with about a half inch head that last for 20secs or so. Minimal lacing which to me seems watered down.
Smell is of mild hops and citrus notes. (very light).
Taste is a lot like water, hops, and very little bitterness at the end.
Mouthfeel is a simple lightly carbonated easy to drink session.

Just ok.

Photo of BeerCheese
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice orange color with a slight haze. Poured with about a 1 inch head that stuck around nicely. A little sweeter smelling than I expected for an IPA, but still inviting. First taste wasn't what I expected either for an IPA. Had below average hop bitterness, but something else just wasn't right. Almost had a little grapefruit flavor hidden in there, which I didn't care for. Mouthfeel was good with medium body and medium carbonation. Somewhat drinkable only because it was a pretty week representation of an IPA with no noticeable alcohol taste.

Photo of bort11
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. Solid finger of light tan head with good retention. Spider webs of lace cling to the glass. Color is a slightly hazy yet clear orange.

Smell is straight up front grapefruit. Sweet and citric, slightly floral. Taste is a huge smack of sweet grapefruit. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky and juicy. It's straight forward and to the point, and sometimes that is exactly what you want.

Blipped "Got My Mojo Working" by Muddy Waters

Photo of mattcrill
2.83/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: Moderate floral hoppy notes, strong carmel backbone, slight metallic notes that are a little unpleasant.

Appearance: Clear amber orange pour with a sticky and sudsy white head.

Flavor: Big malty munich base with resiny and floral hop flavors. Background alcohol notes. Orange and citrus fruit persists. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly oily, moderate high carbonation.

Overall impression: An immensely drinkable malt forward APA. Maybe I didn't get a fresh sample but I thought the hop profile was too muted for an American IPA. Probably won't re-visit.

Photo of bitterthebetter
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear golden yellow with white head

smells of grapefruit, slight lemon, slight pine, and biscuity malt

lemony hops upfront, with a chunky pine backbone, slight biscuity malt flavors and a semi dry hop finish

light bodied, decently hoppy, good finish

light, crisp, good hop notes, just not really enough going on for me

Photo of gonzo46and2
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy pale orange with a nice head and good retention. This beer smells lovely. Fresh sugary grassy aroma. Not too bitter for an IPA. Smooth on palate on first taste with soft carbonation. The aftertaste, however, is where this beer disappoints with a mostly bitter metallic memento. Not the worst beer or the best. I'd drink this one again.

Photo of HopDerek
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at Boulder Beer Tap House at the Denver Airport

Poured a clear gold with 1 finger of creamy off-white head, good retention and nice lacing stick. Smells of citrus, grass, grain, honey, and pine. Tastes of grapefruit, tangerine, honey, biscuit, cut grass, and lots of pine resin in the finish. Medium in body with good carbonation. Smooth with a strong bitter bite. Definitely not an IPA to go to unless you really like the taste of bitter, but quite enjoyable if you do happen to like hops.

Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Was looking through the beer fridge and saw this way in the back. 22oz single, picked up in Rock Springs, from where? I'm not sure...not sure on the price either.

A: Pale copper, a little more toward the gold end of the spectrum big white head that reduced to almost nothing, with gobs and gobs of lacing leaving huge windows. Excellent looking beer.

S: Nothing really remarkable, lots of grapefruit rind and a bit of booze, there's a fair amount of sweet malt in there too, not a whole lot in the nose, but all the familiar IPA smells are there.

T: Grapefruit and hop bitterness, malt flavor is grainy and somewhat sweet, but maybe a little stale, which I remember from the first time I tried this beer, faint hint of metal too. This is a little disappointing the second time around. It might be a bit old, but this is almost exactly how I remember it tasting the last time I had this beer.

M: For the smells, I would imagine this beer would be a little thicker, but it is quite thin, pretty dry finish, lots of lingering bitterness, and a bit of booze warmth.

D: Other than the slightly metallic taste that I can't quite figure out, this beer is a pretty fair IPA. I've drank this a few times, this is the first time reviewing it. I'd recommend picking up a sixer instead of a bomber though. Maybe a little more fresh.

Photo of supercolter
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty decent offering from Boulder. Appearance is pretty good, oily looking with small head and lots of lacing. Smell is pretty good as well, with some decent dry hops and a bit of candy flavor to it. Taste is good, similar to the smell. Not a lot of malt at all. Mouthfeel is a bit weak, I was expecting it to be more oily. Drinkability is very good for the style.

Photo of AdmiralDiaz
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A: Golden-orange body with some rising bubbles. One-finger white head with poor retention.

S: Smells pretty malty for an IPA, floral hops with caramel.

T&M: Very well balanced. Hops hit first turning into a caramel malt and back again to semi-bitter hops. Moderate carbonation that leaves a very oily feel.

Overall: I do love hoppy IPAs but I also enjoy a very balanced IPA, this was one of the most well balanced I've had. Very drinkable without any traces of alcohol

Photo of TStandley13
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Deep golden color but perfectly see-through when held to a light. Head was suprisingly pretty dense for an IPA, which was retained for a fairly long time, leaving behind nice lace rings after each sip.

S - Smelled like your run-of-the-mill IPA. Definite grapefruit smell (cascade?) followed by the usual foresty pine smell. Definetely hoppy with lots of apparent floral smells.

T - Decent taste, kind of reminded me of the Stone IPA minus some IBU's. Little bit sugary citrus flavor which reminded me somewhat of Troegs NN.

M - Thought this beer was very smooth and carbonated to perfection, definetely got the mouthfeel down pat.

D - More drinkable than any other IPA's I have tried, but I think this is due to it being somewhat less bitter and "intense" towards my taste buds. I consider it an "entry level" IPA. Certainly tasty but lacking some of the robust flavors of other leading IPA's.

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

Pours a nice thick head with a crystal clear orange hue. Looks great. Smells good, too. I immediately smell some bready biscuit malt sweetness right up front and then it fades really fast to some strong lemon/orange/piny aromas.

Taste: Wow, for an IPA this doesn't have much bitterness to it. It may be pumped with IBUs but the bitterness is super smooth . . . almost more like a pale ale. Yup, that's it. Some malt forwardness that mellows out and then the hops gently slam into your tongue with all that hop flavor. Finishes a touch dry, but that could be some of the bitterness finally coming through. Also, cannot detect that this is 6.8%. It's a sneaky beer!

Overall, I think it certainly tastes more like a pale ale than an IPA. If you did a blind taste test with this and Dale's Pale ale, I'm sure you'd think they were both the same style. On that note, it's a bit disappointing. It's not a bad tasting beer, but not to style in my opinion.

Photo of cpn920
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy golden color with a thick creamy head that left nice rings of lace down the pint glass. Smelled liked I expected with a big nose of grapefruit and pine. I smell something else but I can't place it. Taste is very nice with big hop profile but not a ton of malt. Mouthfeel for me is a little thin and lacking in carbonation. Good IPA that I will enjoy from time to time.

Photo of dogfishandi
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

just recently picked a bunch of different kinds of boulder beer. my favorite was prolly the plante porter, then maybe this mojo IPA. this here is a pretty decent IPA, nothing too special, but better than a lot of other IPAs out there. it pours kinda of a straw light gold color. a little head off the pour, but dicipated quickly. nice lacing. the smell is of some very piney hops. its pretty light to medium bodied and hides the 7% very well. the piney hops comes through in the taste and finishs out with some citrus. the taste of the hops really sticks around for awhile after drinking. i believe primarily amarillo hops used in this one. i have yet to have a bad one from this brewery.

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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