Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

766 Reviews
THE BROS
86
very good

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Reviews: 766
Hads: 1,821
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 31
Gots: 190 | FT: 0
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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 fdrich29
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bukowski's in Boston

Pours a bright copper with a solid head. Good amount of lacing.

Smells of flowery hops, malt and somewhat of alcohol.

Taste of hops, malt and light alcohol.

Mouthfeel wasn't bad, not overpowering for such a hoppy beer.

Not terribly drinkable, but a very fine and recommended brew for hop heads and non hop heads alike.

This was my first beer on the BA O'Fest Crawl and it was a great way to start the day. (454 characters)

Photo of LarryV
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a thick creamy head, leaves a lacy lattice down the side of the glass. Color is a deep golden amber, citrusy, dense hop aroma attacks the nose. This beer has a surprisingly creamy mouthfeel with a nice malt backbone to backup the hoppiness. The hops are the dominating taste with the malt playing second fiddle. All in all, a solid IPA that's quite enjoyable. (370 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This IPA just hit town and it’s already a hit with me. I like the hop character in this one; it’s got that certain" twang" that I have to put down to either dry hopping or hop oils are used, and the body is pretty heavy for the style. Yum.

Best regards, Bill (263 characters)

Photo of budgood1
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours out of the 22 oz. bomber a very hazy copperish/golden colour, with an dense off white head. lots of heavy lace. nose is a spruce forest...pine and cedar, too. hints of smoke and spice...pretty nice! upon sipping....oh yes...now i'm drinking a hop laden offering with some malt backbone to back it up. hops come off more citrusy on the palate...bitter and puckering with a woody, earthy undertone from more hops. maybe herbal is a better word, like a bag of nuggs...anyway, i digress. nutty, toffeeish maltiness fights to be noticed through the cloud of hop madness...leading to the question about the body of this beer. it seems rather sturdy, and the mouthfeel is pretty full. so...is the intense hopping holding it up, or is there a genuine malt base balancing the load? at this point, the hops are rendering me giddy and i don't care. this concoction is a hop heads true fix. recommended. (897 characters)

Photo of ngandhi
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When I met one of the Rockies marketing guys at a party in Champaign, he told me about Mojo. He said it'd be here soon and that it was a beer close to his heart and to the heart of the brewery's owner.

It reminded him of a simpler time -- college -- when we did things because we wanted to. We did things because they felt right, he said. And to finally bottle all of this would mean preserving a way of life. It would mean preserving our youth. So, he went on, Mojo IPA was made to resemble one thing: the sock drawer in his dorm.

Though the beer isn't as cannabis-laden as I had expected, the distinctly bright floral hop nose exhibits much of the good that the PacNW has brought to beer. Pine, yes, but more interestingly there's an underlying nuttiness that briefly reminds me of old ale.

These focused notes develop on the palate and climax in a long, dry finish that -- though quite bitter -- is exceptionally balanced and never pressing. Considering the tameness of other Rockies beers -- not in overall hopping, but indeed in sheer bitterness -- this is rightfully a double IPA; by others' standards, it might be a touch weak. But in the end it does absolutely everything an IPA can. Mojo is a show-and-tell of deep, lively hops backed -- in structure alone -- by sweet, worty malt.

Ripe. Juicy. Balanced. August beneath a clear, open sky.

Relax, relax.
ng (1,382 characters)

Photo of ybnorml
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clean orange\amber colered beer with asmall off white head theat leaves a little lace. A very sharp hop aroma with a hint of grapfruit. The taste is at once sweet grapfruit and a strong hop prescence. The two do battle for your taste buds. With no clear winner until after you have swallowed. That is when the hops bitterness hangs on to the back of your tongue. (364 characters)

Photo of BeerResearcher
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown bottle. No freshness date.
It pours a dull, cloudy dark gold color with a smallish off-white head and just a trace of fading lace.
A big whiff of floral and citrusy hops assaults the nose. A light background earthy smell and air of spruce lasts a while. A hint of malt grain and/or hay is noticed.
Tastes of caramel and a fresh bread doughy malt are soon consumed by the overwhelmingly powerful hop "mojo".
Peppery spices and piney esters compliment white and pink grapefruit, lemon zest bitterness and a light metallic tang.
You find beers like this wherever hopheads are about. (595 characters)

Photo of carln26
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I first had this beer at the Throw Down, but didn’t get a chance to rate it. I was very happy to see it on tap at RedBones today, and was even more surprised when it showed at Bukowski’s, so I got to verify my original taste. The color is a bright golden to copper. It usually has a nice full head. Light lace, not too heavy. The nose has a lot of the floral elements delivered by the hops. There is a subtle malt character in the nose too. The taste is big hops in the front, a big walloping bite. The floral character of the hops comes through mid quaff, with a mild alcohol bite on the back end. Not much malt to speak of. I’m not complaining, this is easily one of my favorite high-hop IPAs. It has a medium mouth feel, and despite the hop hit, is very drinkable.

Added note: Just had my 1st 12 oz bottle of this beer, and it doesn't dissapoint. A little clearer than from tap. Same flowery aroma, and initial hop wallop in the taste. Perhaps just a little less malt character, but a gain this beer is VERY satisfying. Still one of my favorite IPAs. (1,059 characters)

Photo of thadkaster
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is not for the hop un-initiated, but it IS the Mojo for hop heads. Pours the color of Peach Jam with large head. Lacing is the best that I have seen on any beer lately. Nose is incredible; whole cluster hop and peach preserves. Initial flavors include peach, hop, nice malt. After it has been open for a while the hop mellows out and the peach fades into the background. Finish is long, prevelant with hops. Just after the swallow hints of orange, vanilla, and a nice creamy texture. Overall another solid effort in the Looking Glass Series. (551 characters)

Photo of kennyo
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

hops, hops, and more hops Beautiful full hop aroma, hop taste, hops everything. It is a nice gold brew with mild carbonation and a nice soapy, hoppy head. kind of light on the malt, needs some more to keep up with the hops but still a very tasty and enjoyable beer.


22oz bomber bottle (290 characters)

Photo of xgrigorix
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Twelve ounce brown bottle, no dates.

Glowing dark gold colour. Thin lines of carbonation. Topped by an off white head that holds well & leaves a good bit of sticky lace behind.

A nose full of lovely hops - bright citrus aromas blend with a faint floral note. Just the slightest hint of alcohol hides in the background.

A bit of a letdown after such an impressive aroma. Big hop flavours from start to finish, without nearly enough malt to stand up to it. Pleasant citrus flavours with an underlying floral thing. Slight metallic taste in the finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. (595 characters)

Photo of TastyTaste
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light gold/copper color, with a 1/2" of fast-fading head. Smells very grapefruity with lightly sweet carmel hints. Taste is straightforward hops, no malt, no corn, no excuses, no asking for forgiveness. I don't need more balance, necessarily, when I want hops, and this beer straight-up delivers. I like it, and recommend it to HopHeads. (345 characters)

Photo of Bighuge
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber tone with a thin, fluffy eggshell colored head. Lace is moderate. On the nose...smoky cannabis, pineapple, lemon rind and hop resin. Awesome aroma. On the buds, some more bong resin, pineapple and rind characteristics. The bitterness is fairly clean and enjoyable. Underneath all the hop activities lies an unassuming caramel and toffee base. But this beer's all about the hops. 'Rillos to be specific. And it's a hop head's wet dream of an IPA. In this day and age of Double and Imperial IPAs, truly solid IPAs are harder to find. This is one of them. (564 characters)

Photo of edchicma
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well slam me with grapefruit!!! This medium golden offering presents itself with a gorgeous head that dissipates into outstanding lacing leaving a surface chunky remainder. The smell attacks your nostrils with a citrus hoppy presence, with yeasty undertones. Taste is pure hops, but as a hophead..I am more than happy...the tartness and biterness remain throughout, but finish with a great tart aftertaste that lingers on the back palate quite nicely. Very drinkable...I would definitely have another. And I thought only Magic Hat had the carzy names and labels. Hopheads should try this one. (592 characters)

Photo of taez555
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap at Anam Cara.

This beer poured a small white head with a matte dull yellow

A very fruity hoppy smelling head. Citrus fruits with some milder fruit tones as well. Not your typical black pepper, sharp citrus monster. It’s there, but this one is a bit more toned down with in the nose with a soft fruitiness.

The taste was along the same lines. Very round, big hop taste. Medium bodied with some firm malt that can stand up to the hops but never really come to the forefront. Citrus peel, but with a big juicy fruit and hop combo. Also very bitter but balanced well against the malt.

Really a very nice IPA, nothing that really stands out as outstanding. I’d definitely go for another one of these if it were one of only a few choices. Sitting next to Stone ruination or IPA though…. I’d pass (826 characters)

Photo of ADR
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another "Looking Glass" series beer...bottle review (also tried on tap at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul, MN)...bright orange and clear appearance. Frothy head, good height and duration. Clingy lace, nice sheeting on a pint glass. Hoppy aroma, almost wintergreen in its main impression. And this is another hop "tea" of a beer, steeped in juiciness and unripe tangerine. Tangy, bright, fine in its take, but there's nothing for me to take away in the malt department. Minty in aroma and citrusy in taste, with a pleasant medium mouthfeel and sprightly carbonation, this is a brew for your hop cravings. Just doesn't have that counterpunch of the USA's most elite IPAs. (663 characters)

Photo of bigbeerdrinka
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice orangey haze, with amber notes. A decent white head appears with a slight lace. The aromas of this beer are floral and citrus, with hops dominating the profile. Initially this beer is super tart, with a strawberry (yes I said strawberries) flavor that is quite unique. Afterwards a little malt sneaks in but is overwhelmed by the bitter zesty hop finish. This beer has a decent carbonation and is medium bodied. It was definetly drinkable, but after one I was all set. (481 characters)

Photo of AllThingsNinja
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This hazy golden ale was capped by a thick cloud of gorgeous, textured foam. It's subtle and sweet malt aroma served to advertise the nice sweetness of this light-bodied beer. There was a citrus balance to the sweetness, but the beers most interesting feature was its very dry finish, which unleashed a marvelously complex bouquet of berry flavors. This finish was the biggest surprise of my hophead throw down experience. (422 characters)

Photo of tavernjef
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap at the Muddy Pig: Clear darker gold color, thin whitish head was capping it when served; lacing in minimal strings. Aroma is pleasantly clean and hoppy, solid juicy hops, sappy oily pine mixed with a peachy citrus tone. Taste is clean and smooth with a calming flow of caramel malt balancing the front and middle. Hops mix in with nice flavors of juicy dulled citrus of orange, grapefruit, lemon, and peach with a slick oily pineyness sliding around within. Feel is about medium bodied, clean and smooth, slick and creamy. This is fabulous from the tap, quite drinkable and a very clean profile. Bitterness beyond being in check though, would've liked to see a bit more bite, but the citrusy juices and oily pine make for a good hoppy flavored combo. (757 characters)

Photo of aracauna
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber with a medium-sized, dense, white head. Heavy lacing. Lemon and pine wood in the aroma. A large, clear pale malt backbone is balanced by a sweet stonefruit fruitiness and big citrusy hops. Bitterness is there, but it doesn’t overpower the rest of the flavors. (273 characters)

Photo of PatandDavid
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this yesterday on tap at the Horseshoe Pub and liked it. A quick look at the company webpage reveals the grain bill, etc, so now I have some more education on what it was that I liked :-) Pint when served was the color of thrice brewed tea (ie, rather light-medium). Aroma came across as faint pine meets grass (Company website lists Amarillo and Centennial). I thought the mouthfeel was perfect, and appreciated the freshness in the taste. I got some nice hops which were balanced by the malt. Finished with some nice sweetness. I only ordered one, but would get it again no problem. Nice to try a new brewery! (615 characters)

Photo of Rio
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found in a 22 oz bottle in the liquor store's fridge. The manager recommended it when I asked about venturing into IPAs, and he asked if I had tried Hazed and Infused yet. My first IPA (that I know off... possibly had McEwans before, but that back when I was drinking to drink, before I saw the light, and began drinking to enjoy)

Nice amber color, beautiful head that faded to a thin layer, but has clung to my glass all the way down. Smell is interesting, caught me off guard at first, but I've quickly warmed up to it. Almost an earthy tone to it, reminds me a bit of incense, as well.

After the first drink I had to stop and look at it a while. Quite a different taste. After the second drink, I haven't put it down. Strong hoppy flavor, which I find myself liking quite a bit, with perhaps a bit of a malty flavor hidden in there. I detect none of the citrus flavor I've noticed others pointing out in their reviews, but could just be me. Mouthfeel is nothing spectacular to me. A tiny bit of carbonation feel to it, perhaps, but not particularly thick and chewy or thinned.

An excellent beer. I've got a bottle of H&I to follow it up with, as recommended by the liquor store manager, to compare the hoppiness between the two. I won't be switching my favorite beer to American Double IPAs, but I will surely pick this beer up again from time to time, and the bottle's big enough to share and let others experience the Mojo. (1,437 characters)

Photo of Jason
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in my big ass mug at Bukowski's Tavern - Boston, MA

Hoppily hazed amber with a most excellent head. Smells of rought to aromatic hops ... the hop flavor is the same, rough to oily floral. Deep pocket of pale malt character within the thickness of the hops. Nice brew for the hops heads ... after one mug I was done. A good beer none the less. (352 characters)

Photo of Bruiser81
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a very clear, light copper color. The hat is big and frothy. Sticky beer, lacing caked all over the sides of the glass.
Aroma is appealing. Huge piney, hoppy, flowery smell going on. Not much other than hops.
Taste first starts with a little bit of carmel malt. This light maltiness is followed by a strong buttery taste. Then come the hops. Again very piney tasting. The aftertaste is fairly bitter but eventually smoothes out.
The mouthfeel is sharp on the tongue and finishes nice. A
medium-light body makes for an easy drink. Solid beer. (559 characters)

Photo of Gavage
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellowish orange color with a thick head. Some minimal lacing occurs. Carbonation levels are decent. The aroma is very floral and malt is detectable. The flavor focuses on the bitterness with a thick malt background. Citrus tones round out the flavor.

The mouthfeel is smooth and the finish is long on the bitterness. This brew was medium to almost heavy in body. By the end the bitterness was a bit too overpowering to make this more than a slightly above average drinkability brew. (501 characters)

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