Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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4/5 rDev +5.5%
Poured into an Ommegang chalice.
A-Hazy orange beer. 1/16th" head settles to a scum-like film in seconds, even with a vigerous pour. Looks like Kool-aid. (I generally prefer more head on a beer.) O.k. lacing.
S-Sweet orange candy, hops lurk beneath the sweetness.
T-This is delish! What it lacks in looks and aroma is quickly set right in the flavor, which is no hop bomb, but a straight-up good tasting regular old well made IPA. Hard to lose with Amarillo hops, and it don't.
M-Incredibly soft carbonation, yet mouthfeel is good for the style, IMHO.
D-Even at room temp this was so tasty. I'd like another.
CRUX: UTTERLY LIKABLE IPA. This must kill on-tap in Colorado.
07-17-2006 15:58:32 | More by soultrain
4.43/5 rDev +16.9%
Slightly tarnished yellow gold body, good clarity. Topped by a tightly woven wedge of white foam. Very good lacing.
Nice big citrus aroma, groves of grapefruits and oranges. Strong even at a foot or more.
A quick opening burst of sweet malt goodness establishes a strong foundation, but is quickly assaulted by a strong tide of earthy hops with big splashes of fruit. Hop tingle continues past the finish and long into athe aftertaste.
Nice medium mouthfeel. Solid but not too thick for summer.
Very good drinkability. Goes down quick and easy.
I'm pleasantly surprised. This far exceeded my expectations.
07-11-2006 20:20:06 | More by RonfromJersey
4.2/5 rDev +10.8%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pale golden with a 1/2-finger white head that disappeared quickly. Almost no carbonation bubbles rose, making it look somewhat flat, and there was very little lacing.
S: Hops. Citrusy, piney and skunk-bud-like hops. I didn't get any other scents, which is OK by me for an IPA.
T: Surprisingly light at first given the dominant hops profile in the nose. With each subsequent sip, however, the hops took over and stayed. A dry, citrusy hops flavor coats the sides and back of the tongue, and the hops were even more pronounced --and more fruity -- as it got warmer. I didn't really discern any malt flavors at all, but I did feel the alcohol warmth as it traveled down the gulley.
M: Relatively light in body and very low carbonation. As a result, it's a good beer to have on a hot summer day.
D: Definitely drinkable, especially if you're a hophead, as it's got some flavor to it but is relatively light in body. The 6.8% ABV might catch up with you after a few, however.
All in all I enjoyed this beer and would recommend it.
07-06-2006 14:15:29 | More by Kendo
3.43/5 rDev -9.5%
Appearance: Hazy golden color, with a moderate white head, slight carbonation, and excellent lacing.
Aroma: A strong punch of grapefruit hops, lesser pine hops, and an undercurrent of sweet, honey-like maltiness.
Taste: Opens with a slight pine tar and grapefruit hops presence. Sturdy and mildly sweet malt follows. Finishes with a lingering pine tar and metallic note.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, quite full, a touch oily.
Drinkability/notes: Seems a bit overhopped, as a consequence, lacks balance. Thanks to BA HardTarget for graciously sharing this.
06-21-2006 02:50:41 | More by Pegasus
4.1/5 rDev +8.2%
This was quite a pleasant surprise for me. I randomly picked it up when I saw it in the cooler at the local liquor store. It was in the "safe" area of the cooler, so I took a chance on something I hadn't heard of before. Overall this is a good beer. Good look, taste, feel, and drinkability. The aroma is even better, setting the table on what proves to be a solid beer.
Standard IPA realm here, with heavy citris flavors and not too bitter on the aftertaste. A minimal bitterness does detract from the flavor. Maybe a bit one-dimensional but I enjoy the dimension. Will certainly drink again.
06-21-2006 01:07:19 | More by normZurawski
4/5 rDev +5.5%
It pours a quite clear orange amber, like carbonated honey. A finger of snug light beige head retains some time. Bridges of lacing span the inside of the glass.
In the aroma, there's traces of caramel malt and berry fruit, along with light pine and dry citrus. The merest touch of alcohol floats at the periphery.
Upon sipping, a brisk flow of toasted malt sweetness passes through, crisp with berry and caramel, and paired with an unusually upfront but muted nudge of alcohol. Dusty dry grapefruit is mitigated by a slightly richer note of pine. A touch of biscuit and residual malt blink on near the close, then hops dry and bitter a comfortably enduring finish. It's uncomplicated and refreshing, a cool combo.
Between light and medium bodied, the malt is just chewy enough and hops resiny enough to have a nice presence on the palate.
In a land of extreme and over the top brews, getting back to basics can be a novel appproach, and in this case, it works well. Rightly sweet and rightly hoppy, it's a balanced blend of the ABC's. There be alcohol here, but it mixes easily and the drinkability is enjoyably high. This six-pack will drain smoothly, and soon.
06-19-2006 18:57:30 | More by Foxman
4.2/5 rDev +10.8%
This beer pours a nice clear copper color with a small white head that fades quickly, though my pour was rather weak, so I may well be to blame. Nice lacing throughout. The aroma is citrusy, fruity and slightly grainy. The Amarillo hops really shine through nicely in the aroma. Flavor is much the same... citrusy, slightly fruity and just a touch of grain. The bitterness is mellow, but nice, due to us of the high alpha, low co-humulone Amarillo hops. The flavor is nice, balanced (in my book, anyway), citrusy and slightly sweet. Very drinkable... not too sweet, not too heavy and surprisingly easy drinking for a 7% ABV brew. Very nice. I like!
06-09-2006 04:28:39 | More by bucko
4.05/5 rDev +6.9%
Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with a fluffy head that leaves some lacing
Smell: Grainy, hoppy aroma - smells like a homebrew shop
Taste: Starts out with a biscuity flavor; after the swallow, the grainbag tastes burst forth along with some pineapple fruit; the finish is crisp and dry
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation; a bit tingly
Drinkability: Not to citrusy and not to piney, this is an unusual tasting IPA that I suspect has been dry hopped; I liked it
05-28-2006 23:09:41 | More by brentk56
4.1/5 rDev +8.2%
The beer poured into the glass clear golden with a light amber hue. The head was white and lightly frothy and lasted well to lace the glass.
The aroma was fruity with a bit of pineapple and a floral and grassy, yet citrusy aroma. Also the hop aroma was a bit earthy in character. Behind that was a nice caramel malt complexity. A very fresh and almost spicy aroma.
The flavor was malty with a nice carmel malt and a lightly spicy hop flavor. The hops were also citrusy and again, grassy. The label lists the hops as Amarillo, but in this beer they did not stand out as that varietal. The flavor was crisp and nicely fruity.
The finish was heading to dry with a nice lasting citrusy and resinous hop character that seemed to increase on the palate as the beer dried out into the final aftertaste. The body was medium with a moderate carbonation. A highly drinkable IPA, especially for a 6.8% beer!
12 ounce bottle. Thanks AKSmokedPorter for the bottle!
05-23-2006 23:34:28 | More by GCBrewingCo
3.8/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured from 22oz "bomber" bottle into a nonic style pint glass.
Appearance: Coppery color of a shiny new penny -- but translucent. Poured with a pillowy white head that has good staying power then collapses down the side of the glass leaving perfect lacing. Carbonation appears to be mild and slow.
Aroma: Nice, "American" hop aroma -- classic citrus and grapefruit with an earthy background. The telltale aroma of crystal malt is also present. Deep smells can detect a sort of "isopropyl" alcohol aroma.
Taste: Nice and balanced but does not have the aggressive hop attack that I was anticipating and hoping for. At once malty and dry. Between sips, a pleasing acrid bite emerges. This fades into notes of rosemary and pine needles.
Mouthfeel: My sample happens to be at the perfect temperature which adds immensely to the pleasure of drinking this beer. The beer feels good on the tongue, having appropriate body for the level of bitterness.
Drinkabiltiy: The beer has a fine balance and is at once satisfying but not overwhelming. This can definitely be enjoyed over the course of a session.
Overall Impression: I fine example of the style, aromatic and tasty but with subtle nuisances. I would happily accept another but with so many other great American IPAs out there, there is nothing distinguishing that would make me seek this particular one out.
05-21-2006 00:34:51 | More by lagrin
4.03/5 rDev +6.3%
12 oz. bottle poured out a orange/amber color with a creamy head. It left nice lacing. It smelled a bit of citrus and cascade hops. It had a spicy flavor and was also a little bitter. It had a sharp mouthfeel but it was a tad bit grainy, too. Overall, it was quite good and drinkable.
05-16-2006 02:20:00 | More by zeff80
4.03/5 rDev +6.3%
This is a nice overall IPA from the Boulder folks.
It pours a decent but semi-lackluster orange colour that's crisp but a tad thin looking. The head is thick at first but quickly dissolves, leaves a decent soapy residue on the glass.
The aroma is a nice sweet/juicy pine hop mix along with a touch of biscuit/bread. Good stuff.
The flavour is more of the same except with a bit more of a balanced malt backbone. It starts with a hop bite, blends with a touch of an earthy malt flavour in the middle then gets a bit juicy and even a touch spicy at the finish. Mouthfeel is decent but a bit watery at times.
I enjoyed this one. I's fairly basic but has some nice juicy/piney hop flavour to it. Recommended.
05-15-2006 03:03:52 | More by SixpointJMH
4.35/5 rDev +14.8%
Poured into an Samuel Smith Imperial pint glass with a nice, thick head and wonderful lacing. Orange-copper color with good carbonation.
Now, sometimes I review a beer and I notice my review is pretty much what someone else has said before me. Why, just today a fellow West Virginia BA, Trep, said:
"Smells piney, citrusy...Nearly perfect balance for an IPA if not edging toward bitter. Very surprised by the way this one hits you. The taste reminds me almost of Bell's Two Hearted. Very balanced and refreshing flavor. Pine, citrus, light malt notes."
Well, rather than reinvent the wheel: Ditto.
This is a fine beer and I want to seek out a full six, this being one of two bottles I got during my last Leo's Carry Out run. (see http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/728143).
Smooth drinking, crisp without biting, very good IPA.
I'm follwoing it up with a Goose Island IPA that's very good as well. But I have to say, the Mojo beats the Goose, and the Goose is Good.
Bottom line: Recommended.
05-11-2006 21:19:41 | More by rabsten
4.18/5 rDev +10.3%
Mmm I like this beer and was pleasantly surprised by it.
Not exactly a high profile beer, but it's solid from top to bottom.
Doesn't look stunning sitting in the glass. A nice foamy head sitting atop cloudy orange goodness.
Smells piney, citrusy. Typical of most IPA's. Nothing special but doesn't disappoint that's for sure.
I love the way this beer tastes. Nearly perfect balance for an IPA if not edging toward bitter. Very surprised by the way this one hits you. The taste reminds me almost of Bell's Two Hearted. Very balanced and refreshing flavor. Pine, citrus, light malt notes.
Nicely balanced here yet again. Not oily but not thin. Nearly perfect.
I could drink alot of these but the 7% would keep me from downing more than a 6-pack.
Kudos to Boulder Brewing for putting out a fine IPA.
05-11-2006 04:52:55 | More by trep
4.08/5 rDev +7.7%
I've had this on bottle before, and it's definitely better on tap. Pours a fairly light color for an IPA - kind of a pale yellow-golden color, and call me crazy, but something seems a bit green about it. Nice thick white head, though not much lacing.
Strong lemon-zest kind of aroma, with a bit of pine to it. The aroma foreshadows the flavor - which, again, is a bit different from the bottle. From the tap it has a very pleasant lemony flavor, along with that piney hoppy IPA goodness that one would expect. Also doesn't taste quite like it's 7% - it's a bit sneaky.
Recommended from the bottle, but HIGHLY recommended on tap.
05-10-2006 17:11:57 | More by NolateM
4/5 rDev +5.5%
Thick glowing orange with big bubbled retention. Nice bits of lace. Tantalizing smell of orange and lemon creamsicles with floral hops. Also a bit of soft dough in there. Nice hoppy goodness covers the mouth. A little bit of gritty dryness at the finish. Nicely satisfying in every way, and definitely easy to drink.
A refreshing and pleasant IPA that I'll definitely have again. Solid all around.
05-06-2006 23:42:38 | More by tastybeer
3.93/5 rDev +3.7%
On tap at Old Chicago in Silverthorne, CO.
A: Pale copper with a creamy white head. Surprisingly light for an IPA.
S: A heady mix of citrus, tobacco, whipped cream and grass. Delicious.
T: There's a creamy, light fruitiness on the front of the palate with hints of banana and pineapple. This gives way to a bitter hop wallop--very fresh and resiny--with a long, hoppy aftertaste.
M: Medium-body, as one would expect. Nice and fluffy across the palate.
D: Good, especially for such a bitter IPA. It does a great job of whetting the appetite.
I hadn't had this in a while and was happy to give it a second look--especially on tap. Worth a first or second look for you too.
05-02-2006 14:13:39 | More by benito
4/5 rDev +5.5%
Hazy golden with a thick head that quickly shrinks to a sticky, bubbly white film. Intense bright, juicy citrus fruit hop aroma finishes with some sweet malts and floral hops. Bold, crisp citrus hop flavor - hardly room for any malt although there is some sweet malt intermingling with a slick lingering fruitiness - lightly yeasty. Not tremendously complex but very flavorful. Solid bitterness - a bit dry.
Its all about the fresh Amarillo hops. Stands out from a lot of other IPAs and its better than Hazed & Infused.
04-26-2006 04:28:56 | More by wedge
3.73/5 rDev -1.6%
The 4th in the looking glass series, 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Avery clear, golden yellow orange, with 1 inch thick fluffy off white head, fades out over a span of 5 minutes or so, laces in rows down the side as I drink
Sgrapefruit and pine are strongest, peppery, mild floral notes in there as well, just a touch of sweet candy mixes in as I continue to inhale through the life of the beer
Tbitter sour grapefruit, I pick out more grapefruit taste than any other IPA Ive had thus far, the pepper comes through in the middle, then finishes dry and leaves a bouquet of flowers in your mouth.
Mreally dry, light bodied, good carbonation
Da good solid IPA, but a little too dry for me. I could use just a touch more sweetness. Easy to drink and could be a sessionable beer for most.
04-18-2006 02:26:52 | More by hanco005
4.43/5 rDev +16.9%
12 oz bottle. Pours out a bit lighter than I expected. Very light tan color with a small white head. Not very effervesant.
The smell is just great. Citrus and pine notes come through. Not too over-powering but just right. Taste is well balanced. Slightly sweet malt and piney hops come through. Grapefruit and orange are present as well.
Overall this is a great beer. Well balanced with plenty of body. I am amazed at how balanced this beer is. Great job!
04-14-2006 23:36:37 | More by CharlesRiver
3.6/5 rDev -5%
Poured a clear dull golden with a very sticky white head that stuck like glue to the pint glass as it settled very slowly.Hmm very piney,citrust aroams that really jump out at ya very fresh aromas,I detected a noticable nutty malt aromas underneath the hop profile.Seemed a bit thin for 7% alc a tad watery that carried over into the flavors no real malt base just a thin watery-like flavor turning into a piney hop finish.Now the hop profile is there but nothing leads up to it its like an abrupt hoppy finish if you get what Iam sayin.Started oput promising but the aroams didnt follow thru to the flavors.
04-12-2006 00:04:57 | More by oberon
3.4/5 rDev -10.3%
Golden straw colored with a light white head that runs away quickly. Aroma is sweet and slightly fruity, grainy sugar and citrus. Mouthfeel is a little slick, sorta thick, tiny bits of carbonation in the finish. Flavor is citrus peel and pine, more bitter than fruity. Some sweet malt rides beneath, but is overshadowed by the bitterness. A citrus peel bite and tingle lingers. A decent beer, but a little heavy on the bitterness for my taste.
04-08-2006 01:55:51 | More by far333
4.1/5 rDev +8.2%
Pour renders nice head, about an inch or so, that recedes to 1/4 inch. Decent lacing. Hazy yellowy orange. Aroma - lots of citrus - grapefuit and lemon, caramel and honey. Taste -pretty much as promised by aroma - grapefruit, lemons, caramel, and honey. The honey taste renders it a little too sweet for my taste, but it is still a very good brew anyway - very hoppy with a good malt backbone. Mouthfeel - full, smooth, moderate carbonation, hop oils leaving decent coating. Drinkability - goes down very easy, and is very good, if a little too sweet. Would enjoy this anytime.
04-02-2006 15:09:24 | More by ultralarry2006
3.53/5 rDev -6.9%
Appearance - hazy orange color. little head atop. poured into tall pilsner glass and the head forms in the middle
Smell - citrusy, perhaps mandarin oranges with lemon.
Taste - smooth with a light body
Mouthfeel - dry as a pale is usually. little carbonation
Drinkabilty - not bad
03-27-2006 05:53:44 | More by DuqTroops
3.98/5 rDev +5%
Pours golden, with lots of bubbles. Thin white head. Not much rention, with a bit of lacing. Smell is strong.Citris hops,and pine.Body is light to medium, and carbonated. Taste is of grapefruit,the hops tells the story from start to finish. Boulder has a winner.
03-26-2006 21:41:39 | More by riversider76
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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