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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

1,631 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,631
Reviews: 748
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 21
Gots: 80 | 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 soper2000
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was lucky enough to enjoy a pint of this in solitude while waiting on some friends to join me for dinner. I believe that Mojo is my first experience with this brewery and it certainly didn't disappoint. It pours a cloudly but brilliant orange with an aggressive billowing white head. Smell is citrusy but well balanced by malt. I was surprised by how mellow the first taste was. I was expecting a large hop bite but the malt does a great job of balancing out the hop flavors. It's still very crisp and grapefruity but without over the top bitterness. Refreshing beer that definitely hides it's ABV very well. I will probably be having this again, hopefully from the bottle to see how that version is.

soper2000, Mar 20, 2005
Photo of Biffster
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a slightly turbid golden-copper, with an off white head that lingers.

The arome is citrusy (orange), peppery and spicy, and a bit resiny. There is some diacetyl, but it is not objectionable. There is some fruitiness and I detect some phenolic notes as it warms.

The first sip starts with a hint of sweetness that is quicky overcome with piney hop flavor. The resiny and citrusy hop flavor lingers and fades to an assertive bitterness at the swallow. The finsh is quite bitter, but a bit of malty sweetness mingles with it.

The mouthfeel is substantial. The body is medium full and the carbonation is medium low. There is the impression of astringency, but that may be the bitterness.

Overall, I find this to be a substantial IPA - big and hoppy but balanced. My experience is that bottled IPAs, especially from Micros on the other side of the country, tend to be spotty at best. This was a well preserved sample of a very well crafted beer.

Biffster, Mar 12, 2005
Photo of palma
2.73/5  rDev -28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

This beer starts out great, but then just falls off a high cliff ...

Great looking brew. Pale orange hazy body. Amazing pillowy head lasts for the entire pint. A strong but sweet hoppy aroma. Taste is a different story: not too good. Bitter hop flavor is decent but there is some weird artificial sweetener-like taste in the background. It's hard to put my finger on it exactly, but I know that it is not good. Raw alcohol in the finish. Aftertaste is pretty bad too. I'm tasting soap in the aftertaste, along with that weird artificial flavor again, only this time it comes back stronger.

This brew started out good (appearance, smell) but after tasting it, I became disheartened. I was looking forward to a great IPA, but no delivery here.

palma, Mar 10, 2005
Photo of waughbrew
2.17/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Light orange, big off-white head, some soapy foaminess. Strong lacing. Fresh intense citrus bouquet is sweet like a newly-invented fruit related to grapefruit but less sharp. Flavor starts with a thin sweetness of one-dimensional pink grapefruit that quickly turns bitter. Intense awful finish is certainly related to some harsh household cleanser. Prickly crushed aspirin explodes in my mouth and goes up my nose. Pretty slick and medium-thick until intense bitter finish attacks everything within a cubic meter.

This beer is a trainwreck. This is what happens when hops are added in copious amounts with little thought. Oh well, perhaps it cleaned the pipes below my kitchen sink.

waughbrew, Mar 01, 2005
Photo of HappyHourHero
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Good sized, yellowish white colored head leaves a few strings of lace as it fades to a film. Transparent shiny gold colored beer with very little sign of carbonation. Candied grapefruit and pine hop aroma. Flavor is midly sweet, resinous piney hops ride on top of fleshy fruit and pale malt base. Candied hoppiness kicks in for a second towards the end. Finish is slightly bitter. Mouthfeel is fairly full, almost chewy. A solid IPA, quite tasty.

HappyHourHero, Feb 26, 2005
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Burnished orange-amber, filled with an impressive flurry of variously sized particles. The thick, creamy, eggshell white cap has a magma-like surface and deposits sticky sheets of sand-blasted lace in its wake. It looks like the hop load is going to be on the generous side.

There are very few things in all of beerdom more appealing to me than an Amarillo and Centennial-loaded IPA. Mojo features an explosive nose of bright, pungent, fruity (grapefruit, pineapple and orange), hoppy splendor. In a word... outstanding.

The flavor didn't seem quite the equal of the nose initially, but with warming has come into its own and is impressing the hell out of me. Almost all aspects of the aroma are still present and accounted for on the palate. This is unquestionably an Amarilloicious IPA and is one that I will enjoy to the very last drop from my laced-crusted pint glass.

There's great balance between malty sweet and hoppy bitter, starting as the former and ending as the latter. The flavor profile consists of melted caramel with an overlay of candied citrus zest, pineapple syrup and pine sap. The flavors meld nicely in the mouth, making this an IPA that is easy to love. I'm a sucker for beautifully brewed hop bombs such as this.

The body is medium during the first half of the bottle, but firms up noticeably as it warms and is mouthcoating without being overly sticky sweet. The amount of carbonation is near perfect as it brings a minor sparkle to the mouth and tongue. A huge thank you to prAna for the bomber.

I love the Looking Glass series of beers and Mojo is no exception. A heavily-hopped Amarillo and Centennial IPA is right up my alley and this one hits all the right notes in the creation in a symphonic homage to the glory of the hop. I'd still probably pick a supermodel over Mojo if I had to choose one to take to a desert island, but I'd have to give it a long, hard think first.

BuckeyeNation, Feb 22, 2005
Photo of gimmehead
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Rust colored with a thin head and streaming bubbles.

Smell: Floral and citric, very spicy.

Taste: Citric hops with a very noticeable malt backing; esters and an alcoholic undertone.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and well carbonated.

This is definately a good beer, but not as hoppy as I expect a great IPA to be. Nice session beer.

gimmehead, Feb 21, 2005
Photo of gentlebubbles
4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

on tap at Redbone's, also Bukowski's Cambridge

Clear light gold under a dense white head.

Bursting with citrus fragrance, not just grapefruit, but orangey sweetness and lemony brightness.

Zowie! Bitter with lots of grapefruit. As the attack dies down, a milktoast malt attempts to make itself known. Suggestions of apricot emerge, and a curious hazelnut note in the finish, with a tinge of varnish amid the lingering grapefruit rind. Tasty, tasty stuff, though a hair too sharp for me.

Vigorous carbonation and medium body.

Number one witha bullet. Every time I see this on offer, I get it, no question.

gentlebubbles, Feb 15, 2005
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The bold, bright, and enticing, pine-like and citrusy Amarillo hops found in Rockie's Mojo IPA reach out and grab you even as you pour it! The frothy off-white head holds quite well, and fine bubbles can be seen straming through its clear golden body. Stands of craggy lace and small spots linger on the glass, and it maintains a thin but solid surface covering throughout almost the entire serving. The flavor is just as impressive as its aroma as notes of yeasty fruitiness and piney and citrusy (tangerine, lemon peel, subtle red grapefruit) hops swirl through a sugar-accented, biscuity malt. The body is medium-full; and it's fine-bubbled carbonation bristles on the tongue before warming to become a bit airy as it slips effortlessly across the palate. Resinous, piney hops linger in the aftertaste along with a dense, dry bitterness that slowly drops in intensity; and it's alcohol never really shows until you go to get up from your chair. One word: WOW!

NeroFiddled, Feb 14, 2005
Photo of roacheater
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Uneven quality control detracts from consistency of the lace... when it's good the head stays "one finger" down, the glass is coated always, and aroma develops into world class range. When it's less than good, things obviously slip.

When this brew is on it is fantastic and utterly unique. IPA fiends like me appreciate the bold venture that this brew represents and hope other brewers will contribute to this burgeoning IPA variant.

A word about IPA "styles": who the hell knows what an "IPA" is these days. And that alone says a lot about the greatness of the style.

roacheater, Feb 09, 2005
Photo of warriorsoul
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was fortunate to find this beer at last year's Hophead Throwdown. This really opened my eyes to what I expect from an IPA.
Pours a real attractive golden orange color w/ a full finger of fluffy bright white head.
Distinct aroma of fruity hops...grapefruits and oranges galore.
Taste is superb...a nice bitterness grabs your tongue and holds on tight. The malt is very noticeable, but make no mistake...this beer is about the hops. Becomes a bit sweeter when it warms up, but the hops keep it from becoming too noticeable. Oh yeah...this is definitely a session beer.
A top notch IPA...give it a try.

warriorsoul, Feb 09, 2005
Photo of Mitchster
4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brewed with Pale, Wheat, and Caramel malts. Hopped with Amarillo and Centennial.

7.0% ABV, 70 IBU's.

Pours out to a hazy orange golden, forming a soapy and sticky light beige head with superb retention and very nice clumbs of sticky sea-foam lacing. The aroma is wonderful with the very nice mix of my favorite 2 hop varieties, Amarillo and Cent. You can detect them both here...the sweet citrus of Cent and the pungent resinous skunk of Amarillo. Honey, vanilla, and some sweet grain husk round it out. Wonderful nose! Mouthfeel is prickly and bright with a hoppily astringent finish and sleek medium body. Easy to drink stuff. Taste begins with citric and pungent resinous hops with plenty of juicy hop oil, lemon and grapefruit rind with a light underlay of some (gasp!) pleasant higher alcohols. The malt body is enough to give it a pleasant sweetness and accentuate the hops. The bitterness is citric and medium intensity, delicately bordering on being a bit much. Cleanly fermented.

This is just a wonderful IPA, almost as good as Stone IPA and Centennial. Better than Two-Hearted and Celebration. A very solid beer, although the bitterness could be toned down just a notch and it would be even better. Recommended!

Mitchster, Feb 07, 2005
Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Boston Buk's. Nice hazy orange/amber with a nice frothy head of egg-white coloured foam. Aromas of fresh citrus peel hops, and a boatload of sugary malts to back it up. Taste is hoppy, but subdued by the massive maltiness, definatley not an over-the-top-hop-monster in any way, shape, or form. Just a damn good drinking IPA from Colarado. Mouthfeel is creamy for a tap beer, and drinkability is good.

francisweizen, Jan 31, 2005
Photo of brewandbbq
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer for Rockies, I've been snapping these up whenever I make it down to Mass, although the supplies are dwindling. Hope fully they will do another batch of this hop nectar.
It pours clear, pale gold,with a dissapating head.
Big fruity aromas, peaches, pine, oranges, grapefruit. Great zest of hop. Addictive whiffing.
Nice crisp fruit in the flavor, big peaches from the Amarillo,fresh oranges,more grapefruit too. Not very warming,but not a small beer.
Hop bitterness lingers as well as the citrus. Very mild malt, drying mouthfeel and inviting aftertaste.
Great IPA, I wouldn't call it a double though.
For $8.00/sixer, its a great deal.

brewandbbq, Jan 27, 2005
Photo of rugger
4.53/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Mojo IPA pours a nice pale copper and the small head sticks around and wow the aroma of hops is amazing. The taste is a nice big kick in the mouth with a nice citrusy bitterness with a nice full malt backbone. What a treat, I really love amarillo hops. The mouthfeel of this beer is what really makes this beer enjoyable. Nice thick and it leaves a nice coating of hops flavor in your mouth. What a truly exceptional beer. Thank you FeloniousMonk for the opportunity to try this bottle of joy.

rugger, Jan 13, 2005
Photo of Tballz420
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This IPA has a clear golden body, with an off-white head that trails some nice lace. There is a big time floral hop scent to this brew. Light sweet malts, mostly overriden by massive hops. Good bitter/floral mixture. An acidic twang. Medium mouth. This beer is of course all about da hops.

Tballz420, Dec 29, 2004
Photo of freed
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a brilliant copper hue with a light smattering of fizz on top. The clarity is nearly perfect and the carbonation dances to the top refreshing the foam.

The aroma is suggestive of mild floral hops and seems to be missing the aggressive tail of whatever they chose (Centennial?). Its a delicate aroma and is reminiscent of the all-good properties of Dreadnaught.

The taste doesn't have the same all-good properties though - and it almost seems like the aroma got the good parts of the hop and the taste got the brash parts. There's a mild sweet malt body that isn't enough to compete with what starts as a somewhat pine sap bitterness and only gets harsher once swallowed. Its almost like a purely bittering hop like nuggets were used so there is no mild delicate floral or citrus, just caustic.

Its not a very encouraging beer when the aftertaste is like pine needle. So its not the most drinkable, but I'll make an effort. It could really use some milder hop as a dry hop to smooth the transition.

freed, Dec 28, 2004
Photo of shippos
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

courtesy of my secret santa Gueuzedude

poured with agolden honey color underneath a slightly dense creamy white head that was a bit on the small side.
fruity hoppy aroma, resiny with a sweet flowery sugar aspect and I get a bit of some lemon pith in this as well. smooth very excellent mouthfeel with a long lasting bitterness. the mouthfeel is thick at first with lot of body but is cut through by the excellent bit of hops.
I never picked up on the alcohol on this beer, and a double ipa...i don't know about that just a good solid ipa imo that is awesome.
thanks a bunch Gueuzedude.

shippos, Dec 27, 2004
Photo of UnionMade
4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The beer pours a beautifully clear golden color, lit with orange. A short crop of white froth appears on a modest pour, settling evenly into a filmy layer. Carbonation bubbles float up easily here and there. Thick rings of blobbed belgian lace. The head thins out into a striated nimbus atop the beer about halfway through. A swirl of the glass provides regeneration, but it's relatvely short lived.
The aroma is invitingly hoppy. Very floral and fruity, granny smith apples blend with clementine oranges and ruby red grapefruit. A thick background of pine sap lends some harsher bite, with vague toasty malt creating smoke signals on the horizon. Extremely fresh and snappy smelling, wide eyed with verve.
The first sip turns into two sips, and then another long pull until a quarter of the beer is gone. A kiss of toasty sweetness greets the tongue, buttering you up for a rush of hops. The hops initially start out with a sweetish burst of lemon and orange, a full citrus flavor on the palate with hints of blueberry and apple. A hint of malt graininess as the beer comes to a close. The bitterness quickly gathers in the long finish, drawing and quartering the palate with a brawny pine sap bitterness. A brush of metallic, floral bitterness that hints at some german hops right in the end. A hard water briskness in the finish, snapping the aftertaste off for the most part. Some oily citrus notes remain atop the tongue for ages, cutting through subsequent handfuls of chips. A fairly light body, I'd say right in the middle of medium. Moderate carbonation hangs in the background, playing nothing bit a supporting role to the stars of the show. A pleasant mouthfeel with some hoppy oiliness, bit finishing dry.
I don't know if I'd call it a double IPA. I guess the alcohol is in the low end of that range, but I've had regular IPAs that were similar strength. The body certainly doesn't feel double-ish. One hell of a damn fine IPA, I could drink this all night long and come back the next day. Excellent hopping with an assertive, cutting bitterness. It reminds me to SNPA on a hoppy day. My only real complaint is somewhat trivial, in that I'd prefer better head retention. It laces like a champ, all over the glass, so no problems there, but the head looked a bit haggard about halfway down. I guess another compaint would be that this drinks like a 5%er, rather than a 7%. That could become a problem after a few, but I'd hardly complain about something like that. If I were to think of a top ten list of IPAs that really appealed to me, this would be on it. I really should have picked up a six pack of this, rather than a single bottle. Hopefully it'll come around these parts again.

UnionMade, Dec 26, 2004
Photo of Gusler
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer after its deportation from the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a translucent amber color with a presidential sized creamy light tan head that leaves a thick coating of lace upon the glass. Nose has a sweet hop floral aroma, citrus like in its crispness, the start sweet and fully malted with the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is modestly carbonated and the hops delectable in their spiciness, dry aftertaste and a nice drinking beer, one I enjoyed quite a lot.

Gusler, Dec 24, 2004
Photo of Shaw
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pretty, clear golden hue with a frothy white head. It has a nice floral hop aroma.

It's good and bitter with lots of aroma hops. The alcohol content is disguised well.

This Double IPA isn't as fiery as my favorite, Rogue I2PA, but Rouge doesn't bottle their's in 22-ounce bottles, either. This is a good ale and at $3 a bottle, very well-priced.

Seek it out.

Shaw, Dec 11, 2004
Photo of SheepNutz
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a clear medium orange color with three heaping fingers of head. Lots of lacing sticks to the glass. The smell is full of hops. Lots of citrusy hop aromas. Daddy like. The taste starts a little bit malty, but then the hops take over. Damn, it has a great hop flavor, and is just perfect on the bitterness. The mouthfeel is fairly thick and strong. The drinkability is great for a 7% brew. A really nice IPA.

SheepNutz, Dec 03, 2004
Photo of mntlover
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with orange hints nice fluffy off white head that leaves sheets of lace on my glass. Aroma is wow lots of hops citrusy with fruity orange coming out and a pine presence on a ever so light malt backdrop. Smells the way an IPA should. Taste is hops sweet light malt mix with light fruity flavors then a tart like grapefruit takes hold of the taste buds finishes bitter around a good medium bitterness touch of resin on the tounge is about it. Mouthfeel is a little light not much of a malt background on this IPA but it is crisp and refreshing a good thirst quincher. Drinkability is good nice little IPA want to thank merlin48 for this wonderful sample he has provided me with.

mntlover, Dec 01, 2004
Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle number four from the brewery's sampler box, all tasted on 11/12/04. Mojo pours a hazed peach body with a small offwhite head that retains well for a few minutes before dropping to film and collar lace. Frothy lace is moderate on the sides of the glass.
Aroma is laden with hops. Pine cone, grass, and grapefruit rind front the bouquet, with a caramel and toffee pale malt background.
Mouthfeel has moderate carbonation and a medium body, with a significant hops resin feel that is quite pleasant.
Taste features a dry, resinous hops bitterness that is very much citrusrind and pine cone. Toffee/caramel malt backbone balances well. Label claims Amarillo hops are used. Mojo packs some punch, but the ethanol is well hidden. Finishes dry and hops bitter, with a citrus rind aftertaste.
Mojo is vastly different from the three other brews in the sampler box. It seems they saved all their hops for this one. This is a decent Double IPA, that hopheads will enjoy. By far, the best one in the brewery's sampler box.

merlin48, Nov 13, 2004
Photo of RoyalT
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This IPA is thick and hazy. The orange color almost looks like a Belgian-style pale ale. The head also is very thick, although it went down rather quickly.

Smell – This is a classic East Coast-style IPA. The hops are sharp and fruity and the ale has a wonderful, biscuity malt backbone.

Taste – This is a big ‘un. Again, the East Coast gumball is right on queue. The hoppy fruits are tangy and the biscuity yeast-type of malt gives this ale some terrific structure.

Mouthfeel – This medium to full-bodied Double IPA is expertly blended. It has some big carbonation (big for the style) and a bit of dryness at the end.

Drinkability – This classic East Coast IPA just melts in your mouth out of the tap. It is brilliantly balanced and a true heavy hitter.

Comments – I had this on-tap at Anam Cara for the 2004 Belgian Beer Fest pre-party and boy oh boy was it a treat.

RoyalT, Nov 12, 2004
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,631 ratings.