Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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3.98/5 rDev +5%
Mojo IPA has a really pretty golden orange color, very clear, and the head deflates quickly. The hops are very present in its flowery aroma, I'm almost tempted to just sit and sniff before getting around to drinking.
It has a great bitey sting of a very hoppy beer, but not overly dry. I still feel like I've had something refreshing to drink rather than running for a glass of water.
I don't get so much of a citrus feel as a little bit bitter, a really exciting flavor combo that stands up well to more spicy foods, but my taste buds are a bit annihilated when I'm done (regardless of what the pairing is). This is definitely a beer I will look to replenish in my collection once I've finished what I have.
09-04-2005 01:45:56 | More by eveninghawk
District of Columbia
3.93/5 rDev +3.7%
Appearance and Presentation 22 oz bomber poured into a pint glass. Despite the nice lacing the white head falls to almost nothing after the first few sips. The beer itself is light yellow-orange.
Smell Hops to the front, citrusy with a touch of floral. I cant detect much malt or alcohol in the aroma.
Taste Good balance for an IPA, it is certainly bitter but not unpleasantly so. The hops are the main player here as well, mostly orangey with some pine as well. Unlike the smell however, the malt is present in the back with just a bit of sweetness. The aftertaste is pretty good, hoppy without too much bitterness. The alcohol is completely hidden by the hops. Its a solid flavor, but I feel like Ive had it before in so many similar IPAs.
Mouthfeel Good medium body with moderate carbonation.
Drinkability and Notes Despite the alcohol this is an easy beer to drink. However, this beer fails to distinguish itself from the multitude of American IPAs available these days in my local liquor stores. Its a fine beer, but nothing about it makes it exceptional in my eyes.
09-01-2005 19:43:33 | More by OldSock
4.2/5 rDev +10.8%
I've been drinking an awful lot of IPA's recently and never know quite what to expect when I try a new one. This one caught me a little off guard. It starts of with a golden color and light, hoppy, fresh smell. It goes down easy and doesn't have a unnecessary amount of hops blocking the true taste of this beer. It wraps up nice and clean and I would recommend this IPA to anyone starting out with IPA's and looking for something unobtrusive but good.
08-31-2005 13:35:21 | More by MattBrooks
4.18/5 rDev +10.3%
Purchased as a six pack in Boulder, sampled by itself both out of the fridge and chilled in the river at Eldorado. Nice reddish orange with a thick white head. Nice retention and pretty lacing.
Strong citrus and floral hop aromas. Thankfully, these come forth in the flavor, though accentuated with a nice sharp pine. Lingering in the background, hanging out though never making an overwhelming statement, is a hearty malt base.
Medium mouthfeel with lingering bitterness that left a dry tongue. Quite drinkable, the 7% is well hidden, and enjoyable.
08-30-2005 14:15:23 | More by Dithyramb
3.9/5 rDev +2.9%
A nice off-white head chills on a copper orange, slightly visible through out. It shines in my glass, like pennies in the sun. Foam hangs out for a bit, but starts to fade leaving some sticky lacing to wash off into your mouth as you go.
It smells creamy, the malts up front but the hops linger there below that. Caramel tones waft in & out. Some fruits in there as well.
The creamy aroma transfers nicely in the mouth. Bitter hops kick you back to IPA bliss. But those caramel tones still work themselves back in, and really display a barley malt flavor when rolled in the mouth for a bit before swallowing. This beer is ever present. Chewy and full, it's very similar to SN Bigfoot. A strange marriage. But it's not entirely an overwhelming hoppy IPA despite its claim on the bottle. Possibly I got an older bottle that has mellowed? Unfortunately, no date on the bottle*, so I can't tell. Either way, this is damn fine.
Great to drink, but good to savor. It's a big beer in a small bottle. The 7% and the richness of this will keep you at bay, but overall a fantastic beer.
*EDIT: thanks to amboston personally filling me in, I was able to find an ink jetted date printed on the neck just under the neck label. Though it was smudged, I believe the date on my bottles was Feb 6, '05. So, maybe 6 months mellowed the hops boasted about on the bottle's label? Tough to tell. Still great to me.
08-19-2005 19:32:48 | More by GolgiIPAratus
4.47/5 rDev +17.9%
I really enjoy this IPA...better than most bottled IPA's in this neck of the woods.
Pours a hazy peach color...nice citrus/piney/tobacco hop aroma...body is about perfect...medium..carbonation is firm and perfect as well...taste is remarkably balanced for as hoppy as this smells...a nice bready backbone soaked in a juicy hop laden potion featuring a strong citrus (not so much grapefruit but sweeter citus like oranges), tobacco (sublte but a nice leafy component), and pine (just on the long finish)...
The hops as well done...very flavorfull but not a puckering blast the shit out of your mouth hop monster with no malt..
I think this is a very well done beer and one I will certainly be buying again.
08-17-2005 04:36:33 | More by ZAP
4.18/5 rDev +10.3%
Pours an amber orange, slightly hazy, small white head forms but sticks around, good lace. Smell is citrusy, piney hops, substantial malt base. Taste is lots of pine, sweet malty middle, some alcohol, and a citrus and pine bitter finish. Medium body, low carb, very tasty, would definately try again.
08-14-2005 22:30:02 | More by Viggo
3.65/5 rDev -3.7%
Pours a smooth, reddish orange, and is very radiant and bright. The color matches the gradient on the label perfectly. The head is a white foam, average, and pleasantly lingers and holds at the top for a while.
The aroma is a very strong citrus, as expected, with oranges and lemons dominating. I would say that it's tropical and warm, very inviting. I was equally impressed with the deep aroma as I was with this brew's color.
The taste is a bit standard for an IPA. Unfortunately, it's not very complex, though it still holds some weight. The citrus lingers and surfaces occassionally, and the strong ABV of this beer is masked well. I don't feel that there's much going on here beyond that. The bitter aftertaste is present, but not overwhelming.
I was truly impressed by the appearance of this beer and would have to say that the color of the body perfectly suited both the citrus theme and the brewer's label. The taste is pretty standard IPA, though I think the drinkability is great considering the ABV. Definitely recommended for a try, especially to IPA fans. :)
08-13-2005 04:08:30 | More by nouseforotacon
4/5 rDev +5.5%
Clear golden colour, slightly orange. Thin white head with good retention and some lace. Light doughy malt with strong citrus/pine hop character. Resinous hop bitterness, bready malt, lots of soft citrus and pine hop flavour. Drying finish with light alcohol warmth. Moderately light body and carbonation that produces a gentle mouthfeel with very small bubbles. Good balance, flavourful, and something I'd look for again. Thanks Viggo.
08-13-2005 00:53:55 | More by DrJay
4.08/5 rDev +7.7%
Pours a cloudy gold color with a small lace of head. I can smell citrus and hops. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth with moderated carbonation. Taste is hoppy, just like it should be and has a nice citrus aftertaste.. I was actually somewhat surprised, because based on the bottle I figured it would be some cheap tasting IPA. Drinkablity is a step or two above average and I wouldn't mind having this again.
08-05-2005 22:13:48 | More by DrainBamage
4.2/5 rDev +10.8%
Light copper in colour with a fair amount of carbonation and good lacing. Good grapefruity c-hop aromas are dominant, with some bready malt notes creeping in. Flavor wise, the malt takes a greater role, branching out into some nut-like overtones. The hop element becomes more complex as well, gaining elements of pine, earth, and grass, along with the previously mentioned citrus quality. Solid bitterness and a clean finisher.
08-05-2005 15:45:36 | More by fisherman34
4.22/5 rDev +11.3%
The beer pours a golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice malty scent that boasts of pale and light crystal malts. It also has a wonderful hop aroma. It's dry and bitter with floral notes. The taste is awesome. It has a very bitter, floral hop flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry with a slight malt feel. This is quite enjoyable. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn fine IPA. It has a good malt flavor along with outstanding hop character; a good drinker.
08-05-2005 01:25:15 | More by WesWes
3.85/5 rDev +1.6%
This brew is a light amber color with a thick chunky head. Lemon, hops, and some malt in the nose. Taste is slightly oily but crisp at the finish, lots of fruity and spicy esters, hoppy, bitter and well balanced. Leaves a nice bitter taste in your mouth, but nothing overpowering like say a Ruination, which has its own time and place, not an everyday IPA. I am looking forward to another...this may become a regular IPA favorite of mine.
08-05-2005 00:18:00 | More by ILiveOffHops
4.08/5 rDev +7.7%
(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer pours a warm orange body with a thick creamy white head. Gentle carbonation floats to the top of this body with a very slight haze.
S- During the pour a wonderful citrus hop aroma was wafting through the air. The smell of citrus hops is balanced with a sweet light malt backbone.
T- This beer has a smooth citrus hops blast with a bit of hop spiciness. The notes of grapefruit finish the hop taste and nice mild hop bitterness finishes this beer. A very light malt and fresh grain taste mixes with the grapefruit notes in the taste.
M-Medium mouthfeel with some creaminess but no astringency or alcohol warmth.
D- This is a solid AIPA. The hops are bold and have a good support from the grain bill. Very well put together and smooth to drink.
07-29-2005 23:53:53 | More by rhoadsrage
4/5 rDev +5.5%
slightly hazy gold with a hint of orange, with a good sized white head. this beer has a pretty nice mellow grapefruit floral hop smell. i usually used subdued in a negative manner when pertaining to beer, but the smell this beer has a subdued grapefruit character to the smell and it works well. sweet pale caramel as it warms. citrusy floral hops balanced by a decent amount of sweet maltiness. lingering bitterness in the back of the mouth, more bitter than you night initially give it credit for. medium bodied with a average amount of carbonation to match. a solid beer that would probably be a regualar in my fridge if it was local and i could get it a little more fresh regularly. not to say this was old, but i bet this would be pretty damn good if i got it at the brewery.
07-27-2005 23:03:08 | More by kmo1030
3.95/5 rDev +4.2%
Pours a filtered clear golden color not unlike apple juice with a quickly depleted lightly colored head. Amarillo hops are immediately apparent in the nose. Oranges and tangerines are there, as well as some grapefruit. Not much malt breaks through this semi-sweet citrous aroma. Taste begins smooth and somewhat mellow, before the hops take the field. Once that happens, all is lost to resinous hop oils filled with bitter citrous and some pine. Hops are prickly on the tongue and are largely unchecked by any malts. Finish is bitter and dry. Although I generally look for more malt backbone to my IPAs, this is an enjoyable brew for a hophead such as myself. If you require a bit more balance to your ales, I would steer clear of this one. Otherwise, indulge in this oasis of alpha acids.
07-27-2005 01:06:52 | More by BeerFink
4.43/5 rDev +16.9%
Sampled at the '05 American Beer Fest.
Pours with a nice clear amber body and a frothy white head. The aroma was a nice, aromatic and floral hops body, with nice depth. The taste was quite good as well, with a nice bitter note complemented by some of the softer hops character and some gentle maltiness, and just a hint of citrus. One of the more pleasant IPAs I've sampled recently, and one I hope to try again soon.
07-26-2005 21:18:22 | More by kaszeta
4.08/5 rDev +7.7%
Clear light gold with a full off-white creamy head and active carbonation which leaves some lace rings. Piney and citrusy hop aromas with light floweriness. Strong spicy hop flavors. Medium-full bodied and smooth with a big bitter finsih.
A solid example of an American IPA. Worth exploring !
Per label: "4th release in Looking Glass Series"
Per RBC website:
Grains: Pale Malt, Wheat malt and 20L Caramel Malt
Hops: Amarillo and Centennial
Alcohol by Volume: 7.0%
07-21-2005 19:03:25 | More by RBorsato
2.7/5 rDev -28.8%
This ale was a deep yellow in color, with a one and a half finger head that died down to a lot of lace.
The aroma was of strong bittering hops, a hint of citrus and pine, and a good malt undertone.
Unfortunately, it did not follow through to the taste. The taste was bitter, and a little lemony. It was very hoppy, with almost no malt... and the aftertaste was like wet cardboard. This aftertaste kept coming back every time I burped, even half an hour later.
Mouthfeel was OK... drinkability is only average.
07-21-2005 01:58:45 | More by connecticutpoet
4.35/5 rDev +14.8%
Very hazy amberish color with a very nice looking head. The smell was predominatly hops but very amromatic hops that I really liked. Very tasty and mostly tasted of hops but tasted great. Very hoppy character. I like IPA's and this definatly was one of the better ones that i have had. Definatly give this one a shot if you have the chance.
07-18-2005 21:35:38 | More by ryantupy
3.98/5 rDev +5%
Appearance is cloudy golden with lots of beige foam and lace but the lace disappeared quickly. Aroma is of floral hops and toasty malt. Body is medium. Initial taste is good layers of caramel malt balanced by a ton of spicy, aromatic hops. Lots of carbonation and a dry finish.
07-18-2005 14:35:59 | More by palliko
4.2/5 rDev +10.8%
This Poured as nice amber color and a pristine white head. It almost looks like cool whip. The head also laced around the rim, and all the way down the glass as I drank it. The smell is strong amarillo hops which gives it that grassy floral scent, as opposed the the cascade hops, (amarillos close brother) which have a more chemical/sharp smell to them. The taste first hits my tounge with a slight sweet malt that quickly is over powered my all of those delicious hops. Its almost like a bit-o-honey with hops. Very clean. There isn't a lot of bitterness at the end which is very nice. The mouth feel is silky and middle of the road in density (gravity for all of you beer nuts). The drinkabilty of this beer is based on if you are a "hop head" or not. If you like them, you'll love this beer. If youare a malty/ porter lover then stay away. Who am I kidding, try this beer you'll love it.
07-15-2005 19:47:10 | More by quasimoto
3.83/5 rDev +1.1%
poured a deep amber color with slightly off-white bountifyl head that fell to a ring.Smell is overpowering of hops. Taste is mainlt of hops with a piney malty background. Mouthfeel is very dry and bitter. A good brew, but a little over the top for me.
07-15-2005 00:18:41 | More by tgbljb
3.48/5 rDev -8.2%
A light yellow with small bubbles, a good fluffy whit head that holds beautifully, great lacing. Smell is delicious. Hops Hops Hops and more Hops. And more than one kind. A nice complex hop aroma.
The taste, unfortunatly, was not nearly as good as the smell. Much too bitter. The balance is not there. The aroma hops are dominated by something else not as pleasant. The bitterness is there even after you swallow, being all you taste. Its like hot sauce with excessive heat and no flavor. Its stil OK, and I understand the point, but I want some taste too.
Drinkability would have suffered, but I could order one just to sit and smell it.
07-14-2005 13:55:38 | More by TheJudge
4.03/5 rDev +6.3%
Looks like an amberish, goldenish, reddish color with lots of floaties and a lovely head that disappears far too quickly. Smells floraly, sweet, really quite lovely. Taste is similar, with a nice hoppy bite. Starts sweet and hoppy, and finishes slightly tart and lemony- a really lovely transition that makes me eager for the next sip. Mouthfeel is perfectly carbonated, chewy, lip-smacking good. One can only drink so much IPA at one setting, but this is still quite drinkable. I like it.
07-14-2005 01:45:32 | More by scooter231
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,601 ratings.