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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,630 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,630
Reviews: 747
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 21
Gots: 79 | 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 rabsten
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.

rabsten, May 11, 2006
Photo of trep
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.

trep, May 11, 2006
Photo of NolateM
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.

NolateM, May 10, 2006
Photo of tastybeer
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.

tastybeer, May 06, 2006
Photo of benito
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.

benito, May 02, 2006
Photo of wedge
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.

wedge, Apr 26, 2006
Photo of hanco005
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%

The 4th in the looking glass series, 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A—very 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

S—grapefruit 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

T—bitter sour grapefruit, I pick out more grapefruit taste than any other IPA I’ve had thus far, the pepper comes through in the middle, then finishes dry and leaves a bouquet of flowers in your mouth.

M—really dry, light bodied, good carbonation

D—a 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.

hanco005, Apr 18, 2006
Photo of CharlesRiver
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!

CharlesRiver, Apr 14, 2006
Photo of oberon
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.

oberon, Apr 12, 2006
Photo of far333
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.

far333, Apr 08, 2006
Photo of ultralarry2006
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.

ultralarry2006, Apr 02, 2006
Photo of DuqTroops
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

DuqTroops, Mar 27, 2006
Photo of riversider76
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.

riversider76, Mar 26, 2006
Photo of NEhophead
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Very pale straw with a shade of copper. Thin, white head that evaporates rather quickly to a few pools of bubbles. Sticky, ringed lacing.

Bright pine, lemon zest, and bubblegum. Very juicy hop oil aroma. Tropical fruit: pineapple, melon. Bright, appealing hop aromatics.

Bubblegum and pineapple flavors engulfed in a wave of perfume-like hop oil. A slightly burnt, metallic caramel malt character. Bright lemon and residual pine flavors that make for a light and juicy bitterness. An odd touch of unfiltered, copper-tinged tap water in the aftertaste.

A light medium bodied; fresh, juicy mouthfeel. Surprisingly balanced, given the Amarillo and Cascade intensity.

A bright, citrus and pine-intensified IPA. The alcohol content is very well masked. A good flavored, interesting take on the style with a few flaws along the way.

NEhophead, Mar 25, 2006
Photo of dreadnatty08
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%

Pours a straw pale, crystal clear, bubble effervescent brew. A good inch of head is supported well, with chunky bubbles and good tracing. Aroma is amazing, what an IPA should be. Tons of pine and grapefruit come through demonstrating some massive hops. Flavors are dominated by the hops, American I assume, followed by a tinge of some crystal malt. This brew definitely gives me hope for midwest "hop bombs". Reminds me a bit of Alpha King, and I like it very much. High carbonation mixed with the hops provide quite a sting, and the alcohol is warming. This is a highly drinkable brew, one I could kick back several of if it wasn't for the price. Mojo will sure come in handy some the warmer weather, but provides a nice change of pace from all the stouts and barleywines. Highly recommended!

dreadnatty08, Mar 18, 2006
Photo of ridedammit
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

A bit hazy for a non-bottle conditioned beer, but the flavor and hop make up for the look. This tastes more like a double-ipa than its American IPA BA style designation, although this distinction seems to be blurring. Nice grapefruity nose and taste, good hop mouthfeel. It is an easy beer to find and drink around Boston, so I frequently have it in my fridge as a standard.

I have also had in on tap over at Bukowski in Boston. I think I prefer the bottle, seems to have a bit more hop acidity, which i enjoy in some beers. The hop overwhelms the ABV, so if you are a hophead, be careful you will all of a sudden realize you are a bit tipsy after a few.

ridedammit, Mar 18, 2006
Photo of AlexJ
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%

Mojo slides gracefully into my Maredsous goblet, releasing a thin, but tight cream colored head that seems to remain as a thin collar, swirly patters of sticky lace are left behind.

The aroma is a pleasant mix of creamy caramel malts, golden fruit, orange, grapefruit, and sweet lemon peel. It's fruity and floral, with a touch of honey sweetness.

Flavor starts with toasty caramel and toffee, then a nice fruity citrus note takes over before giving way to a bittersweet honey soaked lemon finish. Not overly complex, certainly sessionable, and worth seeking out.

Body is medium, creamy, and has light, big bubbles of carbonation that leave the mouthfeel just a little flat. A solid IPA regardless, and a great way to kick off the weekend!

AlexJ, Mar 03, 2006
Photo of russpowell
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%

Dispensed on handpump at 2nd annl firkin rendevous at phantom canyon (COS).

Pours hazy peach with minimal white head. Good lacing and minimal head retention

Smell: Tons of citric hops

Taste: Citric hops, fruitiness, slight grain bite, & sweet finish

MF; Good blance and carbonation

Very drinkable, this tastes a lot lower than it's avertised abv.

Not a huge difference between bottled & cask IMO, but a very good beer any way you look at it...

russpowell, Feb 28, 2006
Photo of Reidrover
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

12 oz brown bottle.
Poured into my pint glass..to be honest it looks pretty average for style no real "pizzaz" here. Light orange with a creamy light tan head.
The aroma however is far better..very piney/spicy, with a good touch of citrus.
Taste though very much abundant in hoppy delight..has a good enough malt profile to prevent it going over the top.
Mouthfeel is good not the best but enjoyable.
This is a nice IPA, not top class in my estimation but worth drinking.

Reidrover, Feb 22, 2006
Photo of SupaCelt
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%

This beer is orange in colour and formed a soapy white head after the pour. The head fell to a thin, but entire, cap atop the brew. Chunky lacing wraps itself around the perimeter of my glass. The carbonation appears light and slow to rise.

The nose is bolused with fresh hop scents and a fairly heavy malt base. Pine and a lesser degree of caramel seem to be the main components. There is some green, grassy, and herbal character to the hop bouquet as well.

The taste is heavy on pine sap and is well malted. There is a bitterness reminiscent of citrus acidity, but the lush evergreen impressions are much heavier. The bitterness is well expressed. Overall, this feels fresh from the hop angle and with a perfectly appropriate malt character.

The mouthfeel is light but seems to grow in substance when the bitter, tongue drying hop effects set in to their fullest extent.

Drinkability is good. This is another fresh and tasty brew with high hop character. The pale ale from this brewer is a much tastier ipa in my opinion.

SupaCelt, Feb 13, 2006
Photo of ChrisA
4/5  rDev +5.5%

22 ounce bomber, poured a cloudy golden color with a one finger head. Flowery and a bit citrus on the nose. Very strong hop bitterness. Perhaps a bit overly hopped. Not as well balanced as I would like my IPA's to be. A bit more concentration on te malts could help. Strong hop fix nonetheless. Excellent label design.

ChrisA, Feb 12, 2006
Photo of HardTarget
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%

Bottle Inspection: Marketing blurb, no date or abv listed.

Aroma: Hops, of course, mostly pine and citric all supported by a deep sugary base

Appearance: Light orange glass sports a thin cover and slightly thicker ring that leaves little lace

Flavor: Sugary malt is very prominent and the hops are toward the bittering end verses the aroma end. Fairly upside down for an American IPA, but too hoppy for a British IPA.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body, thick texture, oily finish

Overall Impression: Not as enjoyable as the Hazed and Infused we had just before it. The malt base just seems a little too heavy, or the aroma hops too light. Not bad, not great. Hand carried back from Albuquerque.

HardTarget, Feb 05, 2006
Photo of Fugazme
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Great looking pour... hazy copper, 1/4" head... Excellent lacing involved. Quite nice to look upon.

Aroma is dead on... citrus, grassy, nicely hoppy. Pine. Smells terrific.

Taste is very, very nice. Bitter. Citrus. A nice touch of malt to balance it out.


A very nice IPA.

Fugazme, Feb 03, 2006
Photo of jdhilt
2.93/5  rDev -22.7%

Pours a two-fingered off-white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Moderate hoppy/floral nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Starts bitter, and plenty of hops, hints of sweetness. Bitter aftertaste. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

jdhilt, Jan 27, 2006
Photo of blackie
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%

appearance: The pour into my pint creates a .25" white head that recedes to a thin bubbly layer on top. The beers is a golden color.

smell: Aromas of a moderate malt sweetness, tropical fruits, a little caramel, and a moderate smell of boiled hop matter. Smells pretty tasty, but could use a stronger hop aroma...no biggie, though.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is just barely under medium, and the body the same.

taste: A moderate malt sweetness, some light fruits (some tropical), and a tealike hop flavor similar to the aroma. Not bad at all...but lacking in depth and appropriate hop character.

drinkability: good...seems more APA than IPA to me

Received this beer from Zorro in BCG BIF

blackie, Jan 25, 2006
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,630 ratings.