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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

1,662 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,662
Reviews: 750
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 23
Gots: 91 | 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 peabody
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out very clear light brown with two fingers of white foam leaving nice lacing around the glass.
Smell is grapefruit and hops with just a hint of bready yeast. Sweet sugar abounds here.
Taste is a little watery at first but yeilds a nice sweet and non-hoppy aftertaste. This is a very mild IPA.
Mouthfeel is very clean with just a hint of the Hops that need to be more present.
The alcohol comes into play at the very end of the taste.
It's ok I guess, but there are better IPA's.

peabody, Oct 01, 2006
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mojo IPA

Appearance- Golden yellow with a big foamy head. Heavy lacing inside the glass.
Smell- Strong Grapefruit.
Taste- Strong bitter grapefruit. This should be a fruit/ veg beer. Nothing more than grapefruit here.
Mouthfeel- sweet grapefruit with a nice citrus bitterness in the end.

Overall- A nice morning juice beer! Maybe mix this with some oj or vodka. Too much grapefruit but I like it!

NJpadreFan, Sep 26, 2006
Photo of ElGordo
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the 12oz bottle a darker shade of gold, topped by a half-inch of bright, creamy white head that vanishes after about two minutes. Aroma is very hop-forward, with piney, floral hops about the only discernible fragrance. Palate is more of the same - piney floral hops dominate, offset slightly by some mellow caramel malt and a touch of moderately sweet hops in the background. Body is substantial and just a bit sticky from the hop resin. A tasty IPA.

ElGordo, Sep 08, 2006
Photo of afinepilsner
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle

Mojo IPA was very clear and golden in color with a white head. The head had good retention and left lacing behind. The aroma was all hops with lots of citrus. The taste was fairly bitter and dominated by hops. It was medium in both body and carbonation. If you like alot of hop flavor, then this is the beer for you. Give me more.

afinepilsner, Sep 04, 2006
Photo of Doomcifer
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an extremely clear golden orange color which provided a gorgeous slightly off-white frothy head. Nice lacing left behind to boot. Very attractive brew. Smells of citrus hops and some grapefruit, floral. The taste is the clincher with this IPA. Sweet, citrusy hops and maltiness upfront, and a fairly aspirin-like hop character from, Im guessing, the Amarillo hops follow through, ending with a dry, very astringent, hoppy attack on the palate. I like how Boulder balanced this one out with a nice addition of malts. Mouthfeel is of medium body, silky, and light tingly on the tongue. I am a Hophead and generally try out any new IPA I can get my hands on and this is one of the better ones I have had the pleasure of enjoying. I am very impressed with this offering from Boulder. I wasn't expecting this beer to be as balanced and delicious as it has proven to be.

Doomcifer, Sep 03, 2006
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great session IPA from Boulder.

When pouring into a glass it is somewhat hazy and dark golden/amber in color. A nice head forms, and decreases slowly as the beer is consumed. A light lace is left on the glass in spots.

The taste is very hoppy and slightly sweet, with a crisp, citrusy finish. I can definitely drink three of these in an evening. The ABV is 6.8 but is not overwhelming.

This is one of my favorite IPAs and one I drink regularly. Can't wait to find it on tap-- might have to visit the brewery!

IPALOVER, Sep 02, 2006
Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly cloudy golden color, nice carbonation, nice small head, some lacing afterwards.

S - Scents of hops, malts, yeast, citrus, and some spices.

T - The taste is hoppy and sweet, really does not taste like a 7% ABV brew, guess the alcohol is hidden well.

M - Medium body.

D - Very drinkable. A nice offering from Boulder Beer.

Wasatch, Sep 01, 2006
Photo of RedChrome
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice medium colored golden beer. Small white head only one quater of an inch stayed a while. Only a handful of carbonation bubbles.

A nice main smell balance of hops bitterness and the sweetness of a floral bouquet. A very nice second aroma of tangerine provides a nice citrus finish to the scent.

An extremely hoppy taste was a very strong first sip. The initial taste finished with a nice flavor of mixed field greens. A second taste brought a slighty less surprising hops flavor, and a more balanced citrus taste. Decent flavor of lemon crispness.

A nice feel. Carbonation effect is nice and helps the hops bitterness hit all corners of the mouth.

Overall a very nice beer, assuming you are a fan of hops. Very decent beer to pair with grilled chicken at a family picnic. If IPA is a style you choose, you, then you should put this on your must try list.

RedChrome, Aug 30, 2006
Photo of Estarrio
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Poured a pale, gold with a medium, off-white head. Decent retention.

S. Sweet, subtle malt blends with lots of orange and grapefruit. Respectable hop bouquet, with some pine notes.

T. Sweet orange and grapefruit flavors up front. Pleasantly bitter hops take over the taste, throughout the dry aftertaste. Very well balanced. Not too much citrus, good amount of hops and the 7 alcohol blends very well.

M. Not syrupy, very well carbonated, very pleasant.

D. Quite drinkable. A fine IPA.

I hate to give all fours but this is a perfect four. It's solid in every category but not the best. This worthwhile IPA would be great for the uninitiated hophead to practice on.

Estarrio, Aug 24, 2006
Photo of hunteraw
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Typical IPA kind of color, orangey amber, slightly hazy. Good head and lacing.

Smell: Lots of aromatic hoppiness in the nose, lots of citrus.

Taste: Big blast of hop flavor and bitterness. Lots of citrus and resiny hop character in the taste. Hops are obviously the star of the show, butseems pretty well balanced on the whole. The bitterness isn't harsh.

Mouthfeel: Fairly light body, good carbonation. Finishes dry.

Drinkability: High! Session IPA? Definitely.

hunteraw, Aug 22, 2006
Photo of ghostwalker
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden-orange body with sticky off-white head.

Nose is tart and sharp piney citrus. Hop-tastic

Flavor is all about sharp piney hops up front. A quenching blast for the palate. Citrus qualities evident as well, but it leans more towards the pine. A solid malt backbone as well. This is not unbalanced hop-water, but definitely hop dominant.

Mouthfeel is slick and tooth-stripping.

Drinkability is good. A fine and noble IPA.

ghostwalker, Aug 16, 2006
Photo of Gump
4.68/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love the "Mojo". From the catchy artwork to the sweet apple fragrance to the hoppy finish.

Pours suprisingly clear but plenty of head.
You can almost taste the sweet smell right off the pour, sweet apple and sweet citrus. Like grapefruit.

Taste has similar quality. Hearty and will make your tastbuds tingle.

Gump, Aug 12, 2006
Photo of yemenmocha
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy copper color from draught pour. Enjoyed from the source in Boulder, CO.

Nose is a pleasing citrusy orange dominant aroma, with miscellaneous citrus and pine in the background. Big and pleasant orangey hops. Nice.

On the palate enough malt is present to balance out the hops but overall the orangey hop spice wins. I find this extremely appealing, as the beer becomes a lemonade (orangeade) of beers - great for thist quenching when you have that citrusy craving.

Finish is moderately long with plenty of tartness. Yum.

yemenmocha, Aug 10, 2006
Photo of Louie1031
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle. Pour resulted in a modest off-white head that gradually subsided to a thin film of bubbles by mid-glass. A few patches of lace remained. Mojo appears a hazy amber.

The hoppiness of this beer really jumps out at you. Love it!!! A strong floral-citrus bouquet greets the nose.

Damn!!! The taste does not disappoint. Medium body with modest carbonation. A sweet note hits the taste buds initially, followed quickly by the abundant tasty hops: grapefruit, lemon and pine. A tasty treat indeed!!!

This is an excellent brew that goes down smooth, especially if you are one who enjoys a substantial diet of hops. Personally, I could drink these all day.

Boulder Beer Company is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Big fan of the Hazed and Infused as well.

Louie1031, Aug 09, 2006
Photo of mcowgill
4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - light hazed amber with great head and lacing on the glass.

S - a hophead's delight! Citrusy, piney, floral hop aroma. Wow!

T - Grapefruit, citrus, piney, beautiful mess of hop bitterness

M - medium bodied and lightly carbonated

D - This is a damn good drinkable IPA. One the of the best out there.

mcowgill, Aug 09, 2006
Photo of Mdog
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear light amber with a modest head.

Smell: Very strong citrus.

Taste: Starts with some sweetness then it's like biting into a grapefruit!

Mouthfeel: Not too heavy.

Drinkability: Too bad I only have one, I'd like another!

I hadn't tried this one for about a year, it's a very solid IPA. Very hoppy but not overwhelming. I think I'll pick it up more often!

Mdog, Aug 07, 2006
Photo of Hibernator
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mojo IPA
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip pint glass

Pours a shiny, bronze-tinted shade of orange. Super fluffy head that leaves puffy trails of sticky lacings all over the glassware.

Intense aroma with whiffs of strong hop bombs. Citrus, spicy and fruity scents.

Grainy malt backbone with a syrupy-sweet hop resin profile. The finish screams hop attack; grapefruit and lemon citrus accents with a piney spruce quality. A tad spicy with a black pepper bite as well. The drinkability level is really up there for this style.

Overall, this is a really solid American IPA. I like agressive and liberal usage of Amarillo hops. This brew reminds me of a Dogfish Head IPA of sorts, possibly a blend of the 60 Minute & 90 Minute? Nevertheless, worth checking out for sure. I'm pleased.

Hibernator, Aug 05, 2006
Photo of cbl2
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

7/5/2005 $6.99 6 pack 6.80% No best by date.


Pours a hazy brown-yellow with a quarter inch of creamy white head.


Intense citrus hop aroma coupled with a pine woodiness.


Pine hops mingle with a yeasty bread-like quality that offers a strong malt background to offset the bitter hops. Finishes with a touch of orange and caramel. Quite a treat.

cbl2, Aug 02, 2006
Photo of Drew966
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mojo IPA pours a golden color with a white head from a brown twenty two ounce bottle. It has a really nice citrusy hop armoa. It also has a really nice citrusy hop flavor. This is an American IPA all the way. Nicely balanced and very drinkable. Recommended.

Drew966, Jul 25, 2006
Photo of ReDave
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Tampa Bay [one of the last, and probably MY last time at the old brewpub--- hope the new one will be as good- will miss the upstairs] What a surprising treat, Seemed to pour like a cask-conditioned, the bar maiden had to spend some time coaxing it out with out foam over [and she said it's just like that, this was neither newly tapped, or at the end] Almost tasted like a double. Strong malt with stronger hops balancing out, even seemed to have a higher alcohol than the advertised 7% [maybe tbb got a special edition??]
Darker amber for an ipa, as mentioned before huge head! super sticky lace all the way down, coated the glass! Nice grassy flowery hoppy nose. Very nice. will try to get some bottles!

ReDave, Jul 19, 2006
Photo of soultrain
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

soultrain, Jul 17, 2006
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

RonfromJersey, Jul 11, 2006
Photo of Kendo
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Kendo, Jul 06, 2006
Photo of Pegasus
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Pegasus, Jun 21, 2006
Photo of normZurawski
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

normZurawski, Jun 21, 2006
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,662 ratings.