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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

1,716 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,716
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 111 | 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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).

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.

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*

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.

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.

Photo of GimpyCane
2.78/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Last night beer session was an IPA night and the contenders were Mojo IPA, Two Hearted Ale, Stone IPA and Goose Islands IPA. All four brews were poured at the same time and tasted as well. Unfortunately Mojo was my least favorite of all. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a small fizzy off white head. The head mostly lasted and left a fair amount of lacing. I had trouble with the aroma. I felt it was bland to perhaps light in scent. The initial flavor was lightly sweet yet it end with an acidic aftertaste. The body was light to medium, watery and slightly fizzy in carbonation. In all I'm not a fan of Mojo, this is not to say that Mojo is not a good brew. The winner that night was Bell's Two Hearted Ale.

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

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper with a moderately thick but sticky white head.

Aroma: Hoppy, with a good mix of raw and aromatic.

Taste: Pretty crisp overall, even after warming in the glass for a while.

Mouthfeel: Dry and sticky, as an IPA should be. The hop tingle lingers for some time.

Photo of foureyedgeek
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass, this IPA is part of Boulder's Looking Glass series, which until now I was unaware of. We'll see if this brew merits a closer look as to what the 'series' entails.

Pours crystal clear with a fairly nice two finger of head, a fairly puffy cap of foam. Nice lacing.

Smell is very fruity, which I assume comes from the hops used, Amarillo, though I'm not sure if this a single hop origin beer.

Taste is good, a fruity burst of hops in the front, followed by a malty sweetness through the middle thats capped off by a very slight, knife point of bitter bite in the finish. Not a hop heavy IPA, this one is quite balanced.

Mouthfeel's fairly thick , IMO, for an IPA which seems a tad too much, it also imparts a slight stickiness.

Drinkability is good, this is a tasty beer that would make for a nice session beer, although I think the thickish mouthfeel may prevent me from having more than a couple.

Photo of Cresant
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this 12 oz. undated brown bottle into an IPA glass. Three fingers of frothy head appeared. Body was a cloudy orange/gold. Each swallow left a lace ladder rung all the way down the glass. Impressive appearance.

Smell was earthy. Citrus and mild pine.

Taste reflected the aroma. Citrus hops and mildly resinous. A nice, mildly sweet malt framework complimented the rind/pith juicy bitterness. The flavors were not complex but very pleasant.

Mouthfeel was smooth. Carbonation was mild/medium. Overall a very nice IPA. I will drink this one again.

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass from a 12oz brown bottle,crimp on cap.

Golden/coppery color.a creamy white head lacing down the glass,very retentive.
A clean aroma piney,very citrusy,a sweet carmelly malt nose a very inticing aroma.
The taste was piney,citrusy,a bit grapefruity,malt tastes of sweet caramel and a little nutty taste with a honeyness to the sweet taste.
A very nicely balanced flavor with a sharp,crisp bitterness to add to a perfect finish.
A medium mouthfeel,a slight cloying,smooth,subtle not overpowering
Highly drinkable and very enjoyable, a must try IPA.

Photo of IntriqKen
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jhammerly for this wonderful IPA.
Pours and orange golden yellow with a nice half finger white head that melts to a ring of medium sized bubbles.
Aroma is pure amarillo hops...bright and clean citrus scents.
Taste is sweet malt being taken over immediately by the citrus hops. Orange moving quickly to grapefruit peel. Noticable alcohol warmth as you swallow.
Mouthfeel is almost thick enough for a DIPA, however in aftertaste it leaves your mouth clean.
I like what has been done with IPAs lately....I think the experimental use of hops has created some wonder brews to experience as well as the higher ABVs.
Thanks again Jimi.

Photo of Osiris9588
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, no freshness date--the 4th beer in Boulder's Looking Glass Series.

It pours a pale copper, with orange and gold overtones, slightly hazy and bubbles coursing throughout the entire body of the liquid. The head is amzing on this beer--creamy and stiff, a firm cap extending well above the rim of the pint glass. Even after the first sip, a creamy cloud of froth remains, along with fluffy strands of lacing coating the inside of the glass.

The aroma is dominated of hoppy elements, accompanied by honey, lemony, and some toasty malt and grain. The flavor very closely follows the aroma.

The mouth is medium and complex, plenty of carbonation and life. The hops deliver a dry, bitter finish, but not overwhelmingly so, and a little sugar on the lips. I could see drinking this even as a session beer. A wonderful example of American IPA.

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 1,716 ratings.