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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

1,754 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,754
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 27
Gots: 143 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jon on 08-27-2003

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, served in a pint glass.

A - golden color with a good white head and lots of lacing.

S - hops hit the nose as the glass nears my lips.

T - yum, this beer will help you get your 'Hop Jones' on. Very good balance on the way down and then it's all hop bitterness on the finish.

M - medium bodied, creamy head, somewhat oily, fine carbonation.

D - a few of these over the course of an evening is very easy, but be careful of the abv sneakin' up on you.

Photo of cjgator3
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass. Pours a golden orange color with a nice white head. The aroma is filled with wonder piney hops annd malt. The taste much like the smell is highlighted by the hops but there is a nice malt backbone as well. Overall, this is a really solid IPA all around and I would quaff a few of these with joy anytime. Recommended.

Photo of cswhitehorse
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color was a golden with a nice foamy head.

It smelled of citrusy hops and a little malt.

The taste was smooth with a nice bitter.

The mouthfeel was a cool linger and hit the tip of the tongue and sides of the mouth.

I enjoyed the smoothness of the beer and will have another.

Photo of LeftyBWS
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Smokin’ Joes, Southside of Pittsburgh, PA.
A: Lovely dark gold color with hues of orange throughout. Perfect amount of head for an IPA; kudos to the bartender.
S: The hops are right in your nose immediately, and they don’t go away. The varieties of hops meld nicely to create a coherent fruity and bitter scent that is pleasing and enticing.
T: Again, the hops are right on you and they stay there. However, they’re not overwhelming; rather, they’re well-balanced and complement each other nicely. Overall, fairly piney and floral. Hints of sweetness.
M: Every time I put my glass down, I wanted to pick it back up. The feeling is bitter and biting, given the style, but it’s one of the smoothest among IPAs I’ve tried.
D: Very good. I wish I could have stayed for another.
Overall, an excellent IPA. This is pretty much what I think of when I think of beer.

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

My friend's brother brought some of these to Northern Cal via Arizona.

Pours a crystal clear gold color with a nice solid white head.

Aromas are of crystal malts and grapefruit.

Beer tastes very dry, with a very bitter pronounced grapefruit flavor. There is also some creamy crystal malt flavors on the finish as well.

Mouthfeel is good. The full and long finish is nice.

Drinkability is very good. A tasty and pretty easy drinking IPA. Definitely worth trying.

Photo of hustlesworth
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle given to me by a girl i know who got it from her boss who belongs to a beer of the month club. why he doesn't drink it, i don't know. the name "mojo" intrigued me.

A- slightly hazy, but mostly transparent golden honey in color with a yellowish sticky fluffy 2in of head that settles to 1/4in within a few minutes leaving finger-like clumps of lace in its wake.

S- sour orange/grapefruit candy with biscuits and a stickly floral hop leaf gravy. slight hay grassiness in the background.

T- not usually a fan of most IPA's, but this one caught me off guard. first there was instant caramel, then grapefruit and lemon and bitter orange just like the aroma suggested, then as soon as you swallow BAM! intense hops all over the palate that made me step back for a moment and wonder what the hell was going on. all that was followed by a resinous flowery pine sap toffee aftertaste that made me want to take another drink.

MF- kinda oily because of all the hop resin, yet crisp at the same time with ideal carbonation.

D- i had no problem finishing this bottle, but i think one is enough for me due to its boldness and intensity. the best IPA i've ever had.

edit 4/08: less than a year ago i didn't really dig ipa's and now it's my favortie style. it's funny how things change.

Photo of albern
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a substantial IPA. It pours an orangish color with a decent head, some lacing, but it does dissipate quicker than I would like. The smell is hop resin and pine. I can smell a variety of evergreens with this one. The taste is very hoppy, piney, and you can taste the esters and hop resin throughout. There is an underlying malty sweetness that makes this beer interesting. It is a light to medium bodied beer, with decent carbonation. There is plenty of bitterness due to the substantial hop character, but there is more here than just hops. One of the reviewers referenced grapefruit. Okay, perhaps, sure I'll I go with that description. The aftertaste has a lingering effect and the mouthfeel is about right. This beer is quite refreshing as well. L'Chaim.

Photo of ihscout426
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had the pleasure of this beer in the bottle and on tap. It appears a bright orange/yellow with a short head.

The smell is of grapefruit and stands out well.

Taste is r esin and grapefruit rind immediately on the tongue. It then washes into a full body of malt flavor wthout beeing sweet. It coats the tongue well and lingers in the mouth.

Very drinkable; bitter but not harsh. Sit back and enjoy.

Photo of bosco7
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale orange with a sticky white head.

Lemon zest, grass, and floral aromas. Smells like 90 percent of American IPAs out there. Also some soapy and earthy notes.

Starts grainy with a touch of light caramel malt. This quickly progresses into cascade/amarillo hop flavors which include: orange, lemon, mild pine and lots of floral flavors. Not bad at all but there is nothing here that will make IPA fans rejoice.

Mouthfeel is pleasantly bolder than its flavor profile. Slick and chewy. This is a nice beer that most will enjoy but it will leave the most experienced IPA drinkers wanting something with a little more character.

Photo of EStreet20
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, shaker pint.

A - A light yellowish amber color. About a finger of white head.

S - A nice piny hop aroma on the nose.

T - Piny hops lead the way then give way to a tea like flavor. A bit of sweetness with a tiny bit of alcohol tinge come through. Then the taste finishes bitter.

M - A little bit thin for the style but fairly nice.

D - Not bad for a hop fix. Definitely accomplishes that end.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale orange color with a white head. A huge sweet citrus hop aroma is in the air, and all I did was open that bottle. In the taste a bit more of the same. Sweet and citrus hops. I love that sweet bitterness and the lingering of the hops in the aftertaste. A fantastic beer, easy to drink, and really, really hoppy.

Photo of crayphish
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Mojo IPA poured a coppery orange liquid, capped with nice dense white head. The head remained and left an abundance of lacing. Smell is strong floral hops with a grapefruit element strongly evident. Taste is a piney hop blast, very nice. The grapefruit and floral element seem to take a back seat to the hops. The malt is even more subdued. Mouthfeel is bitter and clean, the piney hops blasting my palate. A very drinkable IPA, i had to force myself to save the last two brews for later.

Photo of bluegrassbrew
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a very clear light copper. Billowy white head with decent lacing.

Smell is bready malt and floral hops.

Taste is slightly citrus, but mostly floral hops. A nice balance of toasty malt in the middle of this one.

Well balanced mouthfeel. Carbonated just right and very smooth.

Overall, a delight to drink. Has a very English IPA feel to it, but is bold enough to earn the American IPA badge. Recommended.

Photo of mcallister
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale orange shade with some clouding. Little to no head fades quickly yet leaves very thin trace lacing behind. Not a great looking IPA but not bad either.

Now the nose on this bad boy is my kind of IPA. Big citrusy hop leading with pink grapfruit blending into a lemon orange dream. Light bread malts sweet and delectable. Very resiny in profile with a slight piney finish.

Nearly the same flavors as the nose. Nice tingly carbonation with a good bright hop bitterness on the long finish. Very fruity and refreshing and drinkable. A damn fine IPA that is worth trying more than once.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin but dense lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is fruity and hoppy, very well-blended with a light malt background.

T: The taste is very-well balanced with harmonious flavors of citrus sweetness, hops bitterness and light malts all working together. The after-taste is a little hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good representation of style, good kick, very solid IPA to drink for a long time.

Photo of westweasel
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle. The beer poured out a nice clear dark straw color with about a 1/4 of white head. The smell is a mixture of lemons, biscuits, and oranges.

The taste of this beer has a predominant sweet biscuit taste at the start, and a nice bitter aftertaste made up of mostly lemons and oranges. The mouthfeel is medium with a dry finish.

This beer is extremely drinkable and enjoyable. The bitterness is not overpowering, and it would be easy to put away a few.

Photo of psinderson
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Clear, copper amber color with a medium white head that dissipates to a thin top layer. Good lacing.

Smell: Strong citrus, mostly grapefruit. Some minor caramel as well as something the seems like peppermint??

Taste: The grapefruit returns along with a sweet caramel base. Great hop flavor and bitterness. Overall good balance between hop and malts...but hops eventually prevail.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thick with good carbonation.

Drinkability: Mostly smooth and decently drinkable for an IPA.

Photo of eberkman
4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a clear amber-gold with a one-finger eggshell that left a nice lattice of lacing. The smell was dominated by floral hops with a huge presence of grapefruit and pineapple. Taste was a particularly strong suit -- nice, big, robust fruity sweet and tart flavors, again primarily grapefruit and pineapple with perhaps some green grapes. Also a caramely maltiness that became almost honeylike as it warmed. But all of this backstopped by a tremendous hop bite. An amazingly clean bitterness that whetted the palate for another gulp. The mouthfeel was crisp with good carbonation that became sticker toward the bottom of the glass. Based on flavor alone, I could drink this until the end of time. But the alcoholic kick might create some fatigue after a couple of these. I could actually feel the first.

An awesome American IPA. The bottle says it tries to mimic the English India Pale Ales, but this is more characteristic of the Casacade-hop-laden West Coast IPAs.

A real winner.

Photo of Durge
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice amber color with a medium to fine head, but a sturdy lacing that lasts through the 12 ounces. A prominent smell of floral hops, a fuitiness like grapes, a faint mustiness. First taste is tangy, a healthy carbonation, clean citrus with a creamy hops follow that seems to grow on you with each taste. This is a nice IPA, on the "tart" side of the flavor scale but mellow enough to be pretty drinkable. I prefer the less fruity/flowery IPA's but this one does a good job none-the-less. I would buy it again.

Photo of cooncat
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving from a 12 oz. bottle, with a 'best by' date of Sept. 07 on the case. (reviewed July '07, so well within date)

A vigorous pour produced a 2 fingered foamy off white head on top of a clear golden brew, with small carbonation bubbles rising to the top. Head is long lived and sheets of lacing coat the side of the glass. Impressive!

The nose is primarily from the Amarilo hops supposedly used in this beer. Notes of citrus and pine are most noteworthy. The taste follows the nose on this one, with the palate assaulted with a huge resinous pine/citric hop presence. If you swirl the brew towards the back of your palate, you will notice a sweet (but not cloying) maltiness that provides a firm backbone for all the hops. Well balanced, and an impressive mouthfeel. This is NOT a watered down beer, as one can almost chew the flavors. The finish is dry, but there is still a sweet maltiness left behind; balanced to the end. My bottle quotes an ABV of 6.8%; guess that's close enough to the 7% stated above. While not huge, the ABV is very respectable, and there is some warming effect. The wise BA would do well to enjoy these leisurely. If done so, then I don't see why this couldn't be considered a good session beer. The flavor of this fine IPA would go well with most 'man food', from a 'burger with the works', to stuffed jalapenos. I highly recommend this fine example of an American IPA.


Photo of cichief
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a couple of bottles tonight.

A- Pours a deep orange-gold, with a thick off-white head.

S- Smells very flowery, spicy, hoppy, with a slight fruitiness.

T- Tastes very well hopped (Amarillo, I believe the label said) but balanced with sweet, fruity malt. The spice from the hops is the over-riding taste.

M- Medium on the tongue with plenty of small bubles.

D- Very good IPA, not great though.

Photo of soupyman10
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a standard looking IPA, copper-amber with a nice head. Nose is solid, floral hops mostly with some grapefruit and sweetness too. Taste is great, interesting as hell. There's a really strong caramel sweet flavor sitting on this one, which mixes in an interesting and unique way with the grapefruit hops. Feel is standard, medium bodiedI'm a big IPA fan, and this one has an interesting originality that puts a nice and tasty spin on the style. One I'd definitely get again.

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

From a 12 oz bottle with no apparent freshness date, into a pint glass. Orange clear color with a small amount of tiny bubbles. Thick light tan head that fades slowly leaving quite a bit of lace. Nose evinces pleasant floral and piney hops first and foremost with sweet malt in the background. Taste follows nose, with assertive but not overwhelming floral hops up front atop a semi-sweet malt backbone. Light alcohol warmth. Piney hoppy bitter finish. Good, viscous mouth with light carbonation. Smooth on the tongue and throat. Definitely a drinkable brew; smells and tastes good and feels good going down. 7% ABV calls for moderation, however.

Overall: A solid IPA through and through. Good hops character yet still very drinkable. Recommended.

Photo of Suds
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Gift from a friend, this is a worthy brew. It's a slightly hazy copper-gold color with a one-finger white head. Decent and soapy lace. The brew has a nice citrus aroma. Fruit, a background of caramel, and a little There's a nice grassy, fresh, and herbal aroma. Lots of hops in the flavor and the smell. The bitterness is a bit restrained, as the beer is slightly tilted toward sweetness. The finish is a bit soft, and overall the beer has a medium-full body. All in all, this is a nice drinkable IPA. Not world-class, for sure, but I'd enjoy a session with the beer.

Photo of MrHungryMonkey
4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Very hoppy American high citrus and medium floral. Light sweet malt serving as a good solid backbone. Smells great!

Light yellow/amber. Clear. Light head – white and foamy/bubby. Could have stronger head.

Bitter edge. Tart American hops – again high citrus (grapefruit – a lot like grapefruit juice actually). Light sweet clean malt backbone with light caramel sweetness. Quite tasty! Finishes medium-high dry / medium-low bitter.

Medium-light body. Smooth. Mild carbonation. Bitter hop presence.

Mojo is impressively good. I really like it. Nice and bitter, very tasty and very drinkable. Could benefit from a stronger head, a little more malt, and definitely more carbonation. Top-shelf American IPA. I wish I could buy it around here.

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,754 ratings.