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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

1,755 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,755
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 27
Gots: 144 | 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 iconoklaztor
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

thanks to mmtmatrix for this brew! cheers

This extra beauty is a damn fine IPA. A rich hoppiness finds it way past the thick 2 finger, white, head and onto my unsuspecting tongue. Damn fine indeed. This light colored brew is full of bitter, hops, and feel. It's a great IPA to get for all occasions and I assume at a relatively low cost.

Overall, I will grab a couple of these if I see them again. Thanks again mmtmatrix for this great extra!!


Photo of MiguelMandingo
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a sixer of this in Florida when I was visiting my sister. It is just an okay IPA. I had read a little bit about this company and decided to pick it up since I can't get this in Texas. I am glad that I bought it, but I won't be searching this one out again.

Poured a 12oz. into a pint glass.

Appearance - It pours a transparent slightly-darker-than-straw color. Very gold hued. It produced a 1 finger white head that quickly dissipated to a halo around the glass.

Smell - Primarily lemony citrus. There is a bready caramel note as well. There is a boozy note that mends the caramel and lemon together after agitating the glass in a circular motion.

Taste - The flavor is mainly light lemony citrus and piney hops. The malt make an appearance in the middle of the flavor and then get pushed aside by the hops. The flavor is okay, but this is a lighter tasting American IPA, IMHO. The finish has a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied. Prickly carbonation adds a nice sensation as it washes over the tongue. The carbonation helps to cut through the light body and the relatively light flavor of the beer.

Drinkability - It was a okay beer. It didn't have the "oumph" I was looking for in an IPA. This would be a perfect lawnmower or outdoor BBQ beer. It is easy to drink, but I wouldn't have more than one in a session because I enjoy a beer with a bigger bang.

This was a mediocre IPA. The flavor was okay, but it didn't pack the punch that I look for in my IPAs. That said, it should still be tried and if they sell it in your area, you should pick it up and give it a shot. I just won't be crossing any state lines to pick it up anytime soon.

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

This was the last bottle of a 6 pack I've had in my fridge for well over 6 months. One day at the beer store I finally decided to succumb to the curiosity of what laid behind the groovy labels on the Boulder Beers Mojo and Hazed and Infused. It turned out to be a disappointing weekend.

I remembered Mojo as being by far the superior of the two beers, but not being all that impressed by it either. So it was a very pleasant surprise when I cracked this final bottle open this evening, to discover that it was actually a lot better than I remembered it.

Drinking it now, I would definitely buy it again. It is highly refreshing and has a beautiful hoppy aspect. I sit here and smile wryly as I type this and ponder that for the last 6 months at least, I have been wandering around with a completely inaccurate view of this beer.

I wish I had a few more to drink after this one. Still, I did just buy a shit load of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, so life's not all that bad.

Photo of troutmask96
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent session I.P.A. Pours an almost lager-like yellow, but with a big frothy head. Taste is not very complex: light hops and citus, with a lingering alcohol aftertaste. Very light and refreshing for an I.P.A., which really isn't a good thing for us hop-heads...

Photo of Slatetank
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looking Glass Series #4 I purchased this and consumed it at Market Cross Pub and Brewery, served cold in a 1/2 pint.

A - A gently hazed light amber/almost golden w/ 2 fingers of off white head. The lace is substantial and holds fairly well.

S - A good dose of amarillo hops in the aroma w/ a tangerine/citrus and slightly vegetal aroma w/ a musty lightly herbal note that seems to hava a light sour aspect w/ a healthy dose of sweet malt scents and fruity juicy cherry-like esters.

M - Resinous, slightly acidic in feel w/ a touch of carbonation and malty medium full textures that are both dry and boozy, but barely so. The hops are the focus and are sweet, dry, oily leafy, et al.

T - A nice sampling of amarilla in an IPA, The effervescence seems to lessen the enjoyment of the hops for me as their semi resinous and fresh flavor is tasted. The crystal malt sweetness is evident in the flavor of the full on IPA w/ American character. I like how the hops have a consistency that carries ovver from the smell, feel and taste. It shows a commitment to the flavoring and bittering of the IPA. I enjoyed the blend of malt and hops, just feel the effervesence should be toned a bit.

D - A good American IPA, not the most flavorful or balanced, but I happen to love Amarillo hops which are prominently utilized in this recipe. The overall flavor is good, but at 6.8% I might not want more than 2 or 3 of these in a night- a tasty IPA

Photo of beeroclock
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Just above average is a good way to describe this beer. The appearance as typical, hazy yellow with some gold. Slight head, some lacing. Smelled pretty good, hops & grain filled the nose immediately. After sitting for a moment, the smell faded slightly, but still nice. Tasted some hops, but not nearly as dominant as I prefer. Again, just above average for everything else. I wouldn't mind drinking more, but it's not something I intend to go out of my way to find.

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

This beer struck me as a pretty middle-of-the-road, crowd pleasing IPA. I would describe as true-to-style for an American IPA, and those looking for a pretty easy to drink IPA with a fair amount of hoppiness for the style and some nice but not over-the-top citrus notes will not be disappointed.

This beer poured a dark yellow color into my pint glass with a whitish head that formed big soapy bubbles and left a small amount of lacing. Aroma was a light and balanced hop citrusness. Flavor was as I've described above, and was average but by no means disappointing. Mouthfeel was fairly light, but thin.

There are a ton of IPAs out there, so it's tough to make a unique one that still tastes good. This one is not unique, but does taste good (and it seems like I've had quite a few that don't here lately).

I bought this bottle at Murray's Wine&Spirits "going out of business sale."


Photo of jasonjlewis
4.58/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Mojo Ipa Boulder Beer

Poured into my ginormous mug.

Appearance: 5.0 Orange color with ridiculously huge head and insane retention.

Smell: 4.5 Huge centennial hoppiness on the nose. Some pale malts come out on the nose as the beer warms.

Taste; 4.5 Pale malts with an insane hoppiness and bitterness. Hops dominate this beer. Nice earthy and piney flavor. Just in your face hops. Malts come out with a mild balancing sweetness as the beer warms.

MF: 4.0 Nice moderate carbonation that clings fairly well.

D: 5.0 The balancing of this beer make it incredibly drinkable. This is one hell of an ipa.

I copied it from microsoft word. My internet was down.

Photo of pwoods
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Tayner for this trade.

12oz. single brown bottle poured into a pint. No dating

A: Pours an extremely clear bright orange. 2 big fingers of white head that dies to a 1/4 inch pillow. Patchy lacing at first, then nothing.

S: Floral hops with a strong backbone of citrus. Very sweet smelling malts but without a lot of grainy/breadiness.

T/M: Tangy citrus hops. Big grapefruit and lemons. Spicy, peppery bite isn't really there. Malt come in a bit towards the rear adding a strange twang and sweetness. Body is very light and finish has a weak drying.

D: Very easy to drink and not much bite. Would make a good session beer but definitely on the lower tier of American IPA's.

Photo of WaveRebel51
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wasn't impressed by the paleish yellow color. Things get noticeably better with the piney, citrusy hop aroma. The overwhelming piney, citrusy hop flavor may be offensive to some, but I liked it. Could use a little bit more maltiness to balance out, which would improve taste and drinkability. Not a great, but a good IPA.

Photo of ncvbc
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade from OWSLEY069...thanks!

Pours a pale golden color with good carbonation and decent lacing as well. Smell is very fresh and inviting. Grapefruit, orange, and sweet citrus dominate. Taste is very nice all around. Some pale malt in there that does well with the hops. Hops aren't too bold (this bottle says best by 10/16/07, tomorrow) but stand firm to the nice malt backbone. Good mouthfeel, not overly bitter and slightly drying in the end. This is a great all around beer and one that I could see myself enjoying often if I had access to it. It doesn't stand out but definitely represents well. Yummy.

Photo of AaronHomoya
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber color, clean with moderate carbonation. Very nice white-colored head with good retention and lacing.

Aroma is very hoppy at first, then softens to show a carmelly malt backbone with a touch of dark fruit. Hops continue to linger with a sharp, almost peach-like aroma.

Taste is very hoppy, with citrus and piney flavors. Some malt and caramel does come through late, but is quickly dominated by a bitter, piney hop finish.

Medium body. Very drinkable with a pleasant aftertaste.

Photo of domtronzero
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear gold copper with a 2 finger frothy white head and some chill haze. Some lacing left on the glass.

S - Not much more than a little floral/piney hop smell.

T - Citrus hops and some nice piney resin flavors also some fruity ester flavors are detected. Malty sweetness is well balanced. Nice and bitter in the finish. Bready malt flavors also noted.

M - What I expect from an American IPA: Rather medium bodiedand the carbonation is right-on. A little alcohol warming in the stomach, not the mouth.

D - Overall this is a good brw from the fine brewers of Boulder Beer Co. A much more toned-down version of Hazed & Infused, but good nonetheless. Recommended for any true hop head.

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

poured into a snifter glass...

Appearance - just about what you would expect for an APA... dark golden color... no cloudiness... decent head retention...

Smell - very nice... i detect some peaches, some pine... like a piney, peachy, earthy thing... very nice...

Taste - actually, very similar to smell, peaches, pine, wonderfull sweetness - in fact, if it weren't for the hops to balance it out at the end of the taste, it wouldn't seem like an APA at all... but when the hops come in, you know what you are drinking... :)

Mouthfeel - pretty darn thick for a pale ale... if it weren't for the hops, this would be almost too thick... but because of the nice rounding out of the hops at the end, the mouthfeel 'makes sense'

Drinkability - good... could be a bit thinner for the style - but again, the thick mouthfeel (for the style) is pretty well balanced by the flavor... but it could be a bit thinner to provide better consistency through-out... the carbonation is appropriate for the style...

Overall - this doesn't taste like a cheap 'india' pale ale... i've had the cheaper ones (they are everywhere here in south florida) - but from pouring it, smelling it, and tasting it, you'll know that this is a quality brew that, for it's style, is very good...

for the price, i would definitely get this again.

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

Pours a slightly cloudy copper color with a thin head. I don't get any hops in the nose. Did I get a mislabeled bottle or something? Doesn't taste like a IPA at all. Tastes malty and yeasty and slightly flat, thin, and watery. I gave it 3.0 across the board as I obviously got a old, bad, or mislabled beer. Better luck next time I guess.

Photo of MmmIPA
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wimpy pour lead to a one finger head and some nice cloudy burnt amber body.Grapefruit and some piney smells in the nose.Piney taste then leads to malty then to amarillo hops,the dank,resiny hop taste that sticks to the roof of your mouth.Nice mouthfeel.I also smell some pancake and syryp in the nose as well.There really isnt a bad part about this APA.Its tasty and I think it weighs in on the west coast side of the style.Tasty and the alcohol isnt that bad,but two may be your limit.I would have again for sure.

Photo of Grundle20
4.83/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The beer pours light copper in color. There's a picture worthy sticky white head to the beer that displays superb retention and fine lacing as as I drain the glass.

Everything I would expect from a good American IPA is present. There's a solid presence of grapefruit and tangerine rind with an underlying note of pine resin. Unfortunately this bottle's scent comes across a little less potent than I would have liked but a fine aroma still.

Taste and Mouthfeel:
Up front there's some aggressive bitterness and strong flavors of tangerine and strawberry punch candy. About mid drink a peak of candy sweet orange comes up while still maintaining the solid bitterness, this then pans out in to a dry rind bitterness which makes for a nice clean finish. There's a pleasant aftertaste of orange.

This is easily my favorite IPA so maybe I'm biased, but I find these to go down easy and en mass.

Bottom Line:
It's a shame the Mojo Risin' was a little disappointing but that will never take away from how awesome the Mojo or the Hazed and Infused are. I highly recommend this beer to fellow hop heads, others may find it a little too hop heavy even for an IPA.

Photo of genog
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange color with an off white creamy head that leaves a considerable amount of lacing. Clear, sparkling beautiful ale. Smell is all hops and it is great. Pine, herbs, flowers, grapefruit, delicious. Taste is moderately bitter at first with the great hops, then finishes with some moderate sweetness. Moutfeel is medium with somewhat of an oily texture and lively carbonation.

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

Hazy, amber, nice big off-white head that sticks around and sticks to the glass. Smells of carmel malts nad pine and green hops. Tastes much the smae. well balnced in my mind but hop bitterness linger quite a long time. Smooth, medium body that coats the mouth with nice hop oils. I think I could easliy drink a six-pack...oh, wait, I did.

A solid brew across the board.

Photo of nortmand
4.72/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours light caramel amber with a huge fluffy white head and a bit of of haziness.

Nose is total juicy sweet ruby red grapefruit. Amarillo, bitches! Very nice, very clean.

Sweet biscuit malts up front, a lot of Valencia orange mid tongue. Grapefruit throughout. Ends with a light, pleasant, resinous bitterness.

Medium body, the insane front loaded hops makes this beer extraordinarily drinkable and refreshing. Awesome beer.

Photo of 1fastz28
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle, has a orange color to it, slight cloudiness to it with a head that laces rather well. smells very good, lots of citrus hops fill the nose with some piney scents as well. tastes good too, a strong bitterness is the most dominant taste, but has a pleasant aftertaste. mouthfeel is good and full, and drinkability is good also, not a bad ipa if i say so myself

Photo of surlyseth
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear gold color. Smaller, less significant head.

S: Hops and citrus, but nothing that jumps out right away.

T: Smooth, refreshing. Predictable and somewhat uninteresting, but definitely satisfying.

M: Lighter and crisper than other IPAs.

D: All night...No, wait. 7%? Maybe one more.

Photo of kaelingirl
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Redbones
Poured a pale orange color with a thin white head that left little lace. Very fruity citrusy aroma that continued to develop as the beer warmed up. The flavor was a bit piney but mostly citrus hops with a nice bitter finish. This was a slow sipper for me and 1 was enough.

Photo of atsprings
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice hazy dark yellow with a decent lasting head that left spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma was surprisingly overpowered by sweet malts with decent citrus hops lingering in the back. The taste was a great blend of citrus hops just slightly overpowering sweet malts. The beer is light bodied with very well hidden alcohol. This is a very enjoyable beer, as one that had been part of a limited release series for four years now, here's to hoping they keep it around permanently.

Photo of biegaman
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boulder Beer Company's fourth installment in their looking glass series, a wonderfully crafted IPA. In typical American fashion this one sits on the higher end of the scale, weighing in at 6.8%.

A bulk of white head sits over a blurred body. The colour is similar to that on the label - orange with browned center and bright flashes of yellow up the sides. Looks rather unfiltered. Immensely thorough lacing. Bubbles are active throughout.

A sharp citrus tang in the aroma. A pleasantly fresh smell of orange and tangerine. More than anything this is fresh oranges and pineapple too! It also would seem as if there was actual citrus (lemon or lime, maybe as well) added, but alas it is simply the fantastic character of hops! A tad one dimensional, there isn't much past the Amarillos, but all the same, God bless 'em...so refreshing and delicious they are.

I could hardly bear putting off tasting it any longer, the aroma was enticing. As anticipated, this is quenching. Very quenching. The hops still ever present and round the mouthfeel off with a light but sharp bitterness. Very crisp. The malts are toasty and it ends up finishing a little on the dry side.

The taste and smell differ considerably which makes the beer all that more interesting, two-dimensional in a sense. Indeed the taste is more malty than hoppy. Flavour is mostly a cookie like biscuit malt. Tastes like malt cookies! The biscuit malt quite predominant but there is always some tang from the hops. Balanced with the extra bit of alcohol unnoticed. Very quaffable.

Another beer I wish I had year around access to, I'm sure it would be a main-stay in my fridge. It's balanced, hoppy and downright quenching! In the appropriate words of the great Chuck Swirsky: "they got the mojo workin'!"

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,755 ratings.