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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,766 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,766
Reviews: 766
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 27
Gots: 149 | 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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Ratings: 1,766 | Reviews: 766
Photo of GarrisWH
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Appears to be very heavily carbonated. Despite the head being somewhat small, it retains pretty well.

S - Floral, Citrus hops with hints of tropical fruit, reminiscent of pineapple. Slight sweet, caramel malt in the background.

T - Similar to the aroma. Pretty well balanced flavor with some floral, citrus hoppiness with some of the tropical fruit flavors as well. Balanced with a mellow sweet malt backbone.

M - Medium bodied with a bit too much carbonation. Slightly resinous and leaves a fruity hoppiness on the palate after drinking.

D - Not really bad in any way, but not especially standout either. Decent IPA with decent flavor and drinkability

Photo of swizzlenuts
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is poured with a good centimeter head. The head is mostly white and fluffy. Some thickness to it as well. The colour is gold, and mostly clear. The nose on the beer is very small. I get some maltiness and a slight bit of spicy amarillo hops, but that's really it. Quite bland. The flavour of the beer is quite nice though. A solid malt backbone with a firm fruity/spiciness. However, there is a slight bit of a metallic aftertaste in the bitterness. The fruitiness is reminiscent of pineapple that is complemented with a firm spiciness. Quite thing mouthfeel, but quite drinkable.

There isn't much to this IPA, but it's decently drinkable. I would not be disappointed, but I don't know if I'd go out of my way to have another.

Photo of mjd83goblue
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

Pretty average all around. Pineapple flavor that distracts from everything else. Finishes with a sweet caramel that doesn't mesh with the other flavors. Probably won't buy this one too often, many IPA's I'd rather spend my money on. Not a bad beer, just nothing special.

Photo of drtth
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a standard shaker/pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer is a clear orange/amber color with a few floaties and a ½" creamy off-white head that persists for a while and then recedes to a ring around the glass and a smooth thin cover of foam on the surface almost to the end of the beer. Sipping leaves lots of great streaks and speckles of lacing.

Smell: The aroma is complex and crisp with fruity floral hops (grapefruit, orange zest) and enough malt to bring in some caramel sweetness.

Taste: As expected from the aroma the flavor is of fruity floral hops with malt sweetness in the background to balance the hops. This means the flavor components are some caramel, some varieties of citrus (grapefruit and lemon zest mostly) and maybe even a bit of pine. The problem is the flavors are all blended together so well its hard to separate things out while they are bouncing back and forth in the mouth.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied with a good smooth creaminess from the carbonation. The finish is long, begins sweet with the malt and then trails off into hoppy citric/piney bitterness that slowly fades leaving you wanting another sip.

Drinkability: This is an IPA I could drink over and over again. I can't believe I missed out on this one during my last trip to Boulder. That won't happen next time. I'll be happy to see more of this beer in my glass.

Photo of BirdFlu
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in bottle at the Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ..
Not the most impressive appearance, sort of a generic "beer" look.. like you'd see in a cartoon or such.. very clear with white head.. Aroma and Taste are both very fruity and very hoppy.. its got the flavor and hop presence of a DIPA but the light, super-drinkable mouthfeel and weight of a normal IPA.. The mouth also has a very nice carbonation level, not too biting. Overall very, very smooth and easy to drink. Very tasty with a veggie burger.

Photo of Brad007
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden, light copper color witha two-finger head into my glass. Looks good so far.

Aroma is full of floral and grassy hops with a bit of biscuit malt underneath.

Taste is full of floral hops upfront with grapefruit/citrus showing through nicely. Hop bitterness is just right. Malt is where it should be.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering citrus hops. Very clean finish. I like it.

A decent IPA for sure. Got the right amount of hop bitterness and all. Check it out.

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

This pours orange with amber undertones and a decent head. Nice-looking beer. The aroma is pleasant with hops up front, but definite malt and citrus presence.

The taste is just as balanced. The hops are the first thing to hit, but there's plenty of room for the other flavors. Enjoyable beer to drink.

There's nothing that makes this brew particularly distinct, but boy, it goes down nicely. I might not seek it out, but I'd be more than happy to have it again.

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

Pours clean and clear. Nice golden color with about half inch of white head that fades quick leaving a nice fluffy film around the glass. Looks like a great IPA as far as appearance is concerned.

Smell is sweet and syrupy, apple juice, some fresh hop aroma but not the blast of piney, citrusy I've come to expect from upper echelon IPAs.

Taste does however redeem this beer quite quickly. Its sweet up front but not syrupy or cloying and is followed by a very assertice hop bitterness that provides a nice crisp finish. Very taste stuff.

7% is a great ABV in my opinion, its strong enough to make you want to slow down and enjoy what you're drinking and not strong enough to where you'd only be able to find it in a bomber.

Great job Boulder and happy 30th birthday!

Photo of ancientelixir
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this in a clear growler. It glistened like honey in the container, a nice golden color. I poured it into a pint glass with about an inch of head. Aroma has a decent hop presence. Alot of lemon, a little grapefruit too. For the taste I got a good hop bite at first, balanced with a little malt sweetness. The hoppiness with lemon flavor came out through the nose at the end. It has medium carbonation and coats the mouth slightly. This is one of my new favorites, I really like the ipa's that are golden in color, and focus on the citrus flavor in the hoppiness.
Edit: I just bought this in a six pack, (expires in a month) a week from my growler purchase and the bottle is good, but I'm glad I got my first impression on tap because the bottle doesn't give it justice. The hop character came through stronger on tap.

Photo of Monsteruss
1.68/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Smell - Light, complex and fruity undertones.
Foam - Light wheat in color, lacey and creamy.
Color - Honey golden.
Taste - A dominate and sharp characteristics of a microbrew, light honey taste, hoppy and very bitter.
Mouthfeel - Smooth
Drinkability - Too bitter

Photo of bonsreeb85
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass,
Hazy amber color with a generous 2 finger head and nice lacing on it's way down the glass.

Upfront on the nose floral hops dominated but i also got a bit of fruity sweetness.

The thick malty backround was a tasty canvas for the aggressive hops which stole the show. finished with a satisfying hop bitterness but not before a sweet fruitiness made its appearance.

Very quaffable brew, nice mouthfeel and perfect medium body/carbonation.

I will definately add this to my list of solid go-to IPAs

Photo of aerozeppl
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Grolwer fill for $7. Score.

A: Slightly hazy golden color. A finger of white head.

S: Nice floral citrus nose with some hints of grapefruit. A really nice example of a west coast IPA.

T: A nice malt taste up front with a nice hop finish. This beer is so to style it is almost boring. But damn it is amazing how balanced it is.

M: Very nice carbonation for a growler fill

D: All day. For the price and the taste this has an amazing drinkability. I think quite a bit of Boulder stuff is so dependable and "boring" that it gets a bad rap. Really nice beer.

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.

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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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