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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

1,698 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,698
Reviews: 751
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 103 | 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 drpimento
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +5.3%
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 -12.7%
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 +7.9%
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 -11.9%
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 +11.1%
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 -5.3%
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 +11.6%
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 -7.9%
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 -10.6%
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 +5.8%
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
Photo of akorsak
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A bottle of Mojo from Liquid Solutions. This is the first bottle in my Mojo-Mojo Risin' horizontal tasting. The follow-up review on Mojo Risin' is http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/130/35246/?ba=akorsak.

A: The IPA has an amber orange color with a slight haze. The head weighed in close to 1 finger and looks to lace nicely in the glass.

S: The hop aroma is unmistakable, providing a piney kick that is well-matched with a biscuity malt body.

T: The first thought that strikes me as I sip the beer is that it is unfocused. The hops are strong and bitter on first taste, but they never coalesce into a clearly definable flavor. Some piney oils and lemon rind hops stand out initially but they never seem to overcome the bitterness aspect and shine. The malts that provide the foundation as cereal biscuity and don't get in the way of the hops.

M: The hops are firm and pleasing, even if they never quite define themselves. I do find that a nice hoppy aftertaste lingers long in the mouth.

D: The ale is a decent, but not exception IPA. The hops are stroing at times but rarely leave a memorable element.

akorsak, Mar 04, 2007
Photo of cbak999
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very orange color, with a nice lace that holds throughout the session. First notes are of a citrus, I assume due to the abundance of Amarillo hops. This beer is extremely drinkable for 7%ABV, which is great. Goes down on a cool evening or in the heat of the day - no problem. Taste is very smooth - good balance of hops and malt. This is one of my go to beers for all these reasons! Great job with this one!

cbak999, Mar 01, 2007
Photo of Hollenbeck2
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

bought this beer as a single and enjoyed, poured into a frozen glass.

This beer is a typical IPA very hoppy but not overwhelmingly so.

I would recommend and actually have had several beers from this brewery that have been great.

go out there and get em, or gain em

Hollenbeck2, Feb 22, 2007
Photo of RJLarse
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one was in a bottle at an area watering hole. Poured in to a pint glass

Pours a pale yellow/gold and is clear. A rich foamy white head tops the beer, and dissipates in to ridges and valleys of foam.

The smell is floral and piney. There are evergreen, juniper notes.

The taste is very good. A mild citrus grapefruit flavor dominates. There is a bitter but mild hoppy flavor. It's a nice mild IPA not a face puckering brew like some can be.

Mouth feel is crisp, light clean and very smooth.

This is a very drinkable beer and very pleasing for a bottled IPA. Nice 7.0 ABV gives it a nice kick. I'd have Mojo IPA again for sure.

RJLarse, Feb 17, 2007
Photo of perfectkaos
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

beer pours a orange color with a foamy head that dissapates leaving a thin ring with some lacing up the glass

smells floral and hoppy.

this ipa is really crisp and hoppy just as it should be. its got some bite to it, but is not overpowering.

I was weary about getting this beer with the mix a micro six pack special because my last few experiences with Boulder beers gave me horrendous headaches. So far so good with this one, but we'll see in an hour or two how i feel.

overall, though its a good beer

perfectkaos, Feb 02, 2007
Photo of BeerTruth
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a nice orange hue with a frothy thick head. The immediate odor of grapefruit and flowers clearly make this a hoppy IPA. The hoppy and floral odor is accompanied by a bittersweet citrusy juiciness. The hoppiness cannot be avoided in this very zesty IPA. I'm a big fan of American IPA's, but I wasn't really blown away by this one. Enjoyable, but nothing I would go head over heels for.

BeerTruth, Jan 28, 2007
Photo of Ricochet
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Powerful floral and grapefruit scent and great head with full lace, that's already two plusses, yep, this is an ipa. Lighter orange with slight cloudiness. Mouth is like fruit cocktail??? Yep, the first impression I had was like the lite syrup from a cheap fruit cocktail. Also the note of, furniture polish lemon?? That makes this a very different experience, confusing, but...hell I don't know.

So, it's all hops in this one, grapefruit, unbalanced, raw, like an imperial IPA, yet, there is that detracting finish on this. Maybe they made this way to strong and got the balance off? I love a good IPA but this was off for me.

Needless to say, I don't think I'll be having another.

Ricochet, Jan 28, 2007
Photo of pmcadamis
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy orange brew with a cascade effect leading up to a big fluffy three finger head that drops to about one finger and stays there for the duration. Ridiculous amounts of dry sugary lace coat the glass.

S - This smells dry hoped to me. Pungent herbal and marijuana-like hop aromas.

T - Sweeter and much more malty than many other IPA's. This has a mandarin orangey flavor with a huge (but not thick) malt sweetness. Gradually, the hops take over and dominate the palate. This is good stuff! It reminds me of Three Floyd's Pride and Joy but a little bit more hoppy and sweet. I think that both are brewed with Amarillo hops...somebody let me know if I am wrong. I'm quickly becomming an Amarillo fan.

M - Sweet and wet at first, then drying as the hops pull through. Medium bodied and very quenching.

D - Great. I could live on this stuff. It seems like Hazed and Infused's big brother....very similar, but I actually like Hazed a little bit better.

pmcadamis, Jan 19, 2007
Photo of macster
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden orange and slightly hazy under a tight white enduring head. Nose of pine and grapefruit pleasantly dominates yeilding a clean and fresh aroma. A firm bitterness is quickly perceived followed by a delicious blend of caramel malt, citrus and a herbal hoppiness. A brief wateriness appears mid plate, but is soon forgotten due to a crisp, clean and dry hop-infused finish with a nice little punch of the 7%. Worth every penny of the $6.99 sixer price!

macster, Jan 13, 2007
Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours hazy orange with a thin, firm head. Some lacing sticks to the glass.

It has a strong, floral, slightly citrusy aroma.

The taste is of thick, chewy floral hops. Lemony and peppery finish. Not a bad taste at all. Little malt. Sharp.

Medium to full-bodied. Very dry with some astringency. Not bad for sipping though.

This is a hoppy one - liked munching on an alcohol-laced Amarillo hop. I can appreciate hoppiness and was set on a hoppy beer, but too much of one hop and alcohol comes through too much to be a more than a one and move on..(if any taste buds are left).

jwc215, Jan 04, 2007
Photo of terrabyte
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow with a large white head.

Aroma consists of grapefruit and pine hops.

Flavor simply follows the aroma. Citrus and grapefruit beginning with a bitter pine aftertaste that lingers for quite a while. There are stronger hopped beers, but this one’s flavor comes through loud and clear. Not much else in the flavor specturm here though.

Mouthful is fine, bordering on creamy.

Drinkability is a toss up depending on your likes. It did go down easy, but I found it a bit too hoppy for my pure enjoyment. I wish it had more flavors that went outside this currently popular line of grapefruit and pine tastes.

terrabyte, Dec 21, 2006
Photo of Bobikel
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear golden, with a small head, populated with rather large bubbles. Lacing is good.

Smell - Pine and citrus attack the nose, there seems to be a little fruity ester, along with slight alchohol pungency and sweet malt overtones. This is a joy to smell. A little earthy too.

Taste - A small malt sweetness is instantly replaced with biting hop bitterness, which fades, and is replaced with malt goodness, which in turn is replaced by pine bitterness in the end, alchohol is nearly nonexistant.

Mouthfeel - Very well balanced between carbonation, and thick syrupyness. It creates a mouthfull, with out being overly "cloying".

Drinkability - Easy drinking, if you like IPA's. Quite a quaffable thirst quencher.

Overall - It's no wonder this is one of my favorite ales!
*edit* Forgot to say "Would like to see a little more head and retention, though" *edit*

Bobikel, Dec 20, 2006
Photo of Imstillthegman
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up at Knightly Spirits during my visit to Orlando.

Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. A few inconsistant streams of bubbles make their to the surface. Only see a couple of spots of lacing.

The aroma is nice. Very fruity with a fresh floral quality as well. As it warms, I get more caramel, toffee and brown sugar mixing with the hops.

The taste is quite balanced. Fruity hops up front leads to the sweeter malts in the middle with some earthy floral flavors at the end. Only slightly bitter.

Nice mouthfeel to this one. Crisp and clean. Aftertaste isn't very bitter or long lasting. I won't have any trouble finishing off the sixer I bought, but I do like my IPAs to be a little more hoppy.

Imstillthegman, Dec 12, 2006
Photo of mikesgroove
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a pale yellow with a decent head, and some nice lace, looks pretty good. Smell was very citrus, with a predominat grapefruit right up front. A hint of somthing bolder lying beneath it through. Taste has quite a bite. That grapefruit, orange hits you right up front with a nice piney afterwards. Taste lingers for a while too. Very smoothe, with good carbonation. This is a nice IPA. It could be a bit fuller, it is crisp, but very nice and definatly a drinker.

mikesgroove, Dec 12, 2006
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 1,698 ratings.