1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Not Rated.
Mojo IPAMojo IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,637 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,637
Reviews: 748
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 22
Gots: 80 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Mojo IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,637 | Reviews: 748 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of eberkman
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear amber-gold with a one-finger eggshell that left a nice lattice of lacing. The smell was dominated by floral hops with a huge presence of grapefruit and pineapple. Taste was a particularly strong suit -- nice, big, robust fruity sweet and tart flavors, again primarily grapefruit and pineapple with perhaps some green grapes. Also a caramely maltiness that became almost honeylike as it warmed. But all of this backstopped by a tremendous hop bite. An amazingly clean bitterness that whetted the palate for another gulp. The mouthfeel was crisp with good carbonation that became sticker toward the bottom of the glass. Based on flavor alone, I could drink this until the end of time. But the alcoholic kick might create some fatigue after a couple of these. I could actually feel the first.

An awesome American IPA. The bottle says it tries to mimic the English India Pale Ales, but this is more characteristic of the Casacade-hop-laden West Coast IPAs.

A real winner.

eberkman, Jul 11, 2007
Photo of Durge
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice amber color with a medium to fine head, but a sturdy lacing that lasts through the 12 ounces. A prominent smell of floral hops, a fuitiness like grapes, a faint mustiness. First taste is tangy, a healthy carbonation, clean citrus with a creamy hops follow that seems to grow on you with each taste. This is a nice IPA, on the "tart" side of the flavor scale but mellow enough to be pretty drinkable. I prefer the less fruity/flowery IPA's but this one does a good job none-the-less. I would buy it again.

Durge, Jul 07, 2007
Photo of cooncat
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving from a 12 oz. bottle, with a 'best by' date of Sept. 07 on the case. (reviewed July '07, so well within date)

A vigorous pour produced a 2 fingered foamy off white head on top of a clear golden brew, with small carbonation bubbles rising to the top. Head is long lived and sheets of lacing coat the side of the glass. Impressive!

The nose is primarily from the Amarilo hops supposedly used in this beer. Notes of citrus and pine are most noteworthy. The taste follows the nose on this one, with the palate assaulted with a huge resinous pine/citric hop presence. If you swirl the brew towards the back of your palate, you will notice a sweet (but not cloying) maltiness that provides a firm backbone for all the hops. Well balanced, and an impressive mouthfeel. This is NOT a watered down beer, as one can almost chew the flavors. The finish is dry, but there is still a sweet maltiness left behind; balanced to the end. My bottle quotes an ABV of 6.8%; guess that's close enough to the 7% stated above. While not huge, the ABV is very respectable, and there is some warming effect. The wise BA would do well to enjoy these leisurely. If done so, then I don't see why this couldn't be considered a good session beer. The flavor of this fine IPA would go well with most 'man food', from a 'burger with the works', to stuffed jalapenos. I highly recommend this fine example of an American IPA.


cooncat, Jul 05, 2007
Photo of cichief
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a couple of bottles tonight.

A- Pours a deep orange-gold, with a thick off-white head.

S- Smells very flowery, spicy, hoppy, with a slight fruitiness.

T- Tastes very well hopped (Amarillo, I believe the label said) but balanced with sweet, fruity malt. The spice from the hops is the over-riding taste.

M- Medium on the tongue with plenty of small bubles.

D- Very good IPA, not great though.

cichief, Jul 04, 2007
Photo of soupyman10
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a standard looking IPA, copper-amber with a nice head. Nose is solid, floral hops mostly with some grapefruit and sweetness too. Taste is great, interesting as hell. There's a really strong caramel sweet flavor sitting on this one, which mixes in an interesting and unique way with the grapefruit hops. Feel is standard, medium bodiedI'm a big IPA fan, and this one has an interesting originality that puts a nice and tasty spin on the style. One I'd definitely get again.

soupyman10, Jun 23, 2007
Photo of jettjon
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle with no apparent freshness date, into a pint glass. Orange clear color with a small amount of tiny bubbles. Thick light tan head that fades slowly leaving quite a bit of lace. Nose evinces pleasant floral and piney hops first and foremost with sweet malt in the background. Taste follows nose, with assertive but not overwhelming floral hops up front atop a semi-sweet malt backbone. Light alcohol warmth. Piney hoppy bitter finish. Good, viscous mouth with light carbonation. Smooth on the tongue and throat. Definitely a drinkable brew; smells and tastes good and feels good going down. 7% ABV calls for moderation, however.

Overall: A solid IPA through and through. Good hops character yet still very drinkable. Recommended.

jettjon, Jun 22, 2007
Photo of Suds
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Gift from a friend, this is a worthy brew. It's a slightly hazy copper-gold color with a one-finger white head. Decent and soapy lace. The brew has a nice citrus aroma. Fruit, a background of caramel, and a little There's a nice grassy, fresh, and herbal aroma. Lots of hops in the flavor and the smell. The bitterness is a bit restrained, as the beer is slightly tilted toward sweetness. The finish is a bit soft, and overall the beer has a medium-full body. All in all, this is a nice drinkable IPA. Not world-class, for sure, but I'd enjoy a session with the beer.

Suds, Jun 16, 2007
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Very hoppy American high citrus and medium floral. Light sweet malt serving as a good solid backbone. Smells great!

Light yellow/amber. Clear. Light head – white and foamy/bubby. Could have stronger head.

Bitter edge. Tart American hops – again high citrus (grapefruit – a lot like grapefruit juice actually). Light sweet clean malt backbone with light caramel sweetness. Quite tasty! Finishes medium-high dry / medium-low bitter.

Medium-light body. Smooth. Mild carbonation. Bitter hop presence.

Mojo is impressively good. I really like it. Nice and bitter, very tasty and very drinkable. Could benefit from a stronger head, a little more malt, and definitely more carbonation. Top-shelf American IPA. I wish I could buy it around here.

MrHungryMonkey, Jun 13, 2007
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a clear straw yellow with a quickly fading white head. Some lacing through to the end.

Aroma was both grassy and citrusy with a deep earthiness to it.

Bitter hops and a duo of grassiness and malts hit the palate. The finish continues with the bitterness factor.

Medium bodied and mildly carbonated.

A pretty good IPA from the Boulder company and very drinkable.

Monkeyknife, Jun 11, 2007
Photo of scottoale
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 22oz. brown bomber poured into my Real Ale Fest pint glass, a light amber-golden ale with a finger of white foamy head of good retention and some fancy lace. Good carbonation through out the tasting.

The nose is earthy of Amarillo hops, grainy malt and some bitter black tea. The smell is very much like an English IPA of good quality.

The taste mimmics the same, with a bit more intensity than greets the nose. It starts off with faint spark of sweetness, turning bitter and pungent that lingers on for a short eternity of black tea and strong tobacco. Powerfully bitter and a long astringent finish.

Sharp and spikey with some strength and above average drinkability...give it a try.

scottoale, Jun 07, 2007
Photo of maddogruss
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 12 ounce bottle into a glass mug. A light gold body (not typical of an IPA) with a white head that was kind of silky and very thick. Very good retention, typical of an IPA. The smell was very floral and hoppy. The taste was also very hoppy. A very nice IPA. The mouthfeel was pretty full bodied. Based on the taste and how it looked, I was expecting a little bit of a thicker mouthfeel. I guess this is a good summer IPA? Overall, since it is not as thick as a typical IPA, it is a pretty drinkable beer. But, since it is pretty hoppy, unless your a big hophead with a steel stomach, do not look forward to pounding too many of these back.

maddogruss, Jun 02, 2007
Photo of beerphan
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle -> pint
no date, but there is a code B40822 (maybe before August 22?

Pours a slightly hazed pale orange with straw colored highlights. A dainty head rest atop the brew. Only a few patches of lace. Carbonation appears low to medium, but constant.

Nose: Fruity and grassy. Some peach, orange juice, pineapple and spring flowers. An nice underlying caramel malt lends some balance to the aroma.

The body at times seems thin, but i may just be nickpicking. Good citrus rind flavors, and juicy malt backing. Slightly sweet with a lingering enjoyable bitterness.

I could drink these a day long.

beerphan, May 07, 2007
Photo of Hautacam
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Plan B in West Hartford, Ct.
Hazed amber with a foamy head that laces pretty well in a pint glass.
Nice piney and citrusy smell.
Taste is a a very well balanced pine and grapefruit hoppy bitter with just the right amount of caramel malt. Slightly biscuity. Finish is very clean with a lasting bitter aftertaste.
Mouthfeel was medium with a good amount of carbonation.
Very drinkable...had a few of these with a burger and fries.

Hautacam, May 06, 2007
Photo of BBM
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer poured a golden amber color, clear with white head. Aroma was a pleasant mixture of citrus and pine, with a touch of sweetness. The taste is very distinctly Ameircan IPA, from the citrus, pine and earth hops to the slight malt sweetness trying to balance it out. Overall this is a good example of the style, but one that doesn't stand out in any particular way. Still, a very solid, sessionable IPA.

BBM, May 01, 2007
Photo of drpimento
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is from an old beer of the month shipment. No sediment. Average head, but lots of lace. Hazy amber color. Interesting aroma: definite but not overstated hop, biscuit, spice aroma. Flavor's the same way, but a little sweeter. Although, lurking in there somewhere is an odd bitterness. Great body! Easy session beer.

drpimento, Apr 18, 2007
Photo of gunnerman
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a bottle into a pint glass, pours a dirty gold color with a minimal head that leaves a bit of lace on the glass. Smell is pretty amazing sweet and mellow, with a bit of spring time in the air, very fresh and I wish I could get this in a perfume for my wife. Taste is awesome very mild with a good citrus hop finish, mild at first with a bit of hop bitterness as it slides down your tongue and into your throught to your stomach. This is one fine offering from Boulder beer and probably one of my new favorite IPA out there, awesome stuff.

gunnerman, Apr 14, 2007
Photo of cbn
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, golden, pale-amber, with many medium to large bubbles. Good, firm creamy-white head settles patiently with fair retention and some lacing.

Leather, sweet malt, vegetal and cereal aromas.

Bright citrus(lemon), pine, bitter greens,sweet malt and dry biscuit flavor.

High carbonation and hop bite combine with the dry pale malt and alcohol astringency to keep this one on target for style.

Well balanced, clean, slightly more dry than many American IPA's.
I think this offering holds close to the original spirit of the IPA.

cbn, Apr 10, 2007
Photo of kajerm
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Recommended to me by a friend. Kind of a trippy bottle. Pours light amber with a surprisingly thin head (about half a finger) and some lacing.

The smell is citric hops with some slight biscuity character. Tastes like it smells-- biscuits up front, mid-palate citrusy hop flavors, and mouth-smacking bitterness at the end.

The mouthfeel is foamy and a little oily.

I've had this beer before, but the balance is really nice. This is a nice, easy-drinking IPA and the price is right.

RERATE: Pinier than I remembered, awesome hop aroma and flavor profile. Amarillo hops are awesome.

kajerm, Apr 09, 2007
Photo of notoriousdav
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours an off pale gold. White head with not much retention and no lacing. Smells of honey, melon, and floral hops. Taste is a big hit of hops that dies quickly. Kept waiting for the hops to come on the finish but they never do; the bitter is all up front. I'm ok with IPAs that aren't bitter for the sake of being bitter, but this one just doesn't have much else going on. Some herbs and grass, and maybe some citrus at the end (as the bottle states). The mouthfeel is a little on the insipid side. Drinkability is fine, you could certainly keep going after one. Overall, a decent IPA, but not up to par with other readily available brews such as Dog Fish Head, or Stone.

notoriousdav, Apr 06, 2007
Photo of woemad
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased at Daanan's Delicatessen in Hayden, ID, for some crazy-ass price that I'm forgetting. Daanan's over-prices the micros, yet the big Belgians are actually cheaper than they'd be in Spokane. I try to stay away from US micros when I buy at this place unless it's something that doesn't get distributed in Spokane, which is why I was pissed when I hit Huckleberry's a few days later and found this beer there for around a buck less than what I paid for it. No freshness date on the bottle.

This beer poured a slightly hazy gold color, not unlike some mass market lagers I've seen. About an inch of fluffy white head thta took a few minutes to drop, with some halfway decent lace.

The smell is mainly of piney hops, with some citrus notes along for the ride. There's a little bit of biscuity maltiness in the background.

Big, saliva-evaporating dry hoppy notes smack into the taste buds. The maltiness, while it is there, isn't much more than a valet for Mr. Hops in this beer. I'll definitely volunteer to drink this when non-hopheads are in the vicinity.

Very oily, prickly mouthfeel. Medium bodied.

Not a bad beer if you dig the hops. Not a beginner's IPA, though a prank on a Bud swillin' friend with this beer might be entertaining. Boulder Beers sem to be making headway in my area, judging by the Hopped and Infuzed taps I've been seeing as of late, and I don't think that's a bad thing.

woemad, Apr 05, 2007
Photo of BretSikkink
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy light amber, nice head with not much retention. Less lacing than I would have guessed. Aromatic hops, fairly unbalanced, slightly floral.

The flavor very similar, dominating floral hop. Allusion to pale malted barley, no fleshed out and buried deep within the alpha oils. Mouthfeel is solid, but perhaps a touch oily even for an IPA.

Hops can certainly be addictive, this one is just a little too unbalanced for me. The more you love bitter hop aftertaste the more you should look into this brew..I don't need more than one or two, but I don't disagree that it's a very decent American IPA.

BretSikkink, Apr 03, 2007
Photo of ArrogantB
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


I had one of these last night and I have to up my score. The taste was a very pleasing yet subtle citrus flavor. The smell was much better than I remembered also. This beer is definitely a good IPA.

12oz bottle poured int a pint glass. The color was yellow and the head was a healthy white. The beer did not have much of a smell at all. The taste was very balanced with a little fruitiness and malts coming through. No pine flavor in this one. Very decent beer but does not compare well to other IPA's in my opinion.

ArrogantB, Apr 02, 2007
Photo of shadow1961
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mojo India Pale Ale pours out a fine rocky head over a golden brew. The
nose is malt and bright pine and citrus hop. The flavor is malt up front,
with a sharp grass/citrus hop finish. Not bad. My personal favorite IPA is
Bell's Two Hearted Ale- this one is isn't quite in that league but it's almost
there. A nice tasty IPA.

shadow1961, Apr 02, 2007
Photo of czechsaaz
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice hop oil and resin aroma. Pine and a citrus. A little bit of malt aroma and a little bit of dms (vegetal) off aroma.

Pale gold colored with a thin white lasting head. Tons of rising bubbles all over the glass.

Very malty flavor with hints of honey and some fruity yeast effects. Bitterness is prominent but very much a backseat to the malt. Some floral hop flavor adds a layer of complexity. The aftertaste is wierdly hop bitter though.

Body seems a little light and kind of over carbonated.

Not a bad beer but I don't get anything that really distinguishes it from a lot of other Pale Ales. Seems a little tame for IPA, more like a standard pale.

czechsaaz, Mar 23, 2007
Photo of MrMcGibblets
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a nice glowing hazy orange. decent nose of orange blossoms (flowers? honey? citrus?), and fresh bread. nose is just a bit subdued for an ipa but still attractive. taste was biscuits and fresh malty sweetness upfront followed by a nice, big bitter hop finish, mouthfeel was no more than medium which surprised me for a 6.8% beer, as such quite drinkable until the alc hits you after a few.

MrMcGibblets, Mar 05, 2007
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,637 ratings.