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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

1,572 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 1,572
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 20
Gots: 62 | 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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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.72/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

After being so impressed by the pure hoppy bliss of the Hazed & Infused Pale Ale, I had to take the next step to the Mojo IPA. This beverage is hop bliss squared.

The appearance is very pale golden with only a slight amber hue and a massive fluffy marshmallow head. The smell is incredible, like grapefruit and a variety of other citrusy flavors. The aroma of amarillo hops is quite a beautiful thing. There is only one thing better: the taste. Quite frankly, this is the tastiest IPA I've ever had. It may not be quite as well done as Stone's, but it is just as craveable. Goes well with a copious serving of dank. The citrusy bitterness and high alcohol content prevent this from being a true session brew like its younger brother, but nonetheless, it is one of the most fantastic American brews I've ever had. No monotheistic mysticism involved in the brewing of this marvelous brew, but I'm sure "god" loves the brewers of Boulder Brewing Co. just as much as everybody's favorite trappist monks.

Edit: Looking at my glass from last night, just before washing it, the lace was still shimmering like a friggin' diamond in the light. I've not seen anything else quite like it, as far as brussels lacing is concerned.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2005 04:17:30 | More by neonbrown82
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nortmand

Virginia

4.7/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours light caramel amber with a huge fluffy white head and a bit of of haziness.

Nose is total juicy sweet ruby red grapefruit. Amarillo, bitches! Very nice, very clean.

Sweet biscuit malts up front, a lot of Valencia orange mid tongue. Grapefruit throughout. Ends with a light, pleasant, resinous bitterness.

Medium body, the insane front loaded hops makes this beer extraordinarily drinkable and refreshing. Awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2007 01:00:25 | More by nortmand
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Gump

Minnesota

4.68/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love the "Mojo". From the catchy artwork to the sweet apple fragrance to the hoppy finish.

Pours suprisingly clear but plenty of head.
You can almost taste the sweet smell right off the pour, sweet apple and sweet citrus. Like grapefruit.

Taste has similar quality. Hearty and will make your tastbuds tingle.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2006 05:13:20 | More by Gump
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2004 22:45:11 | More by Bitterbill
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gentlebubbles

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2005 22:58:35 | More by gentlebubbles
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UnionMade

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2004 09:58:26 | More by UnionMade
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jcbogantes

Costa Rica

4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, very aromatic good looking beer.

The color is amber, with one finger white head that stays for several minutes leaving a moderate lacing on the glass.
The aroma is spectacular very citrusy and hoppy with some sweetness.
Taste of malt sweetness, bread, that goes very well with the hops and bitterness

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 12:10:26 | More by jcbogantes
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shippos

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2004 15:05:15 | More by shippos
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Gehrig

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I grabbed this at Jupiter's while waiting for a pizza and wings takeout, and it was coupled with a great bar experience. As I entered, Illinois was down 28-26 to Purdue in the Big Ten quarterfinals. Just before the half, the barmaid told me that the wings would still be a stretch, so I ordered a Mojo IPA; great choice. As I was waiting for the Mojo IPA, Illinois, ranked 10th in the Big Ten Tourney, tied the game against the second-ranked Boilermakers, 28 up at the half.

The beer was excellent, pitching a thick finger of off-white head atop a lemon-orange body. Dense with hops, Mojo's IPA also comes stocked with fruity aroma, full of orange and pineapple. Terrific taste as well, with the fruit and chewy hop texture in pleasant harmony. At this point, I ended up chewing the fat with a guy names Steve about Illini hoops, baseball (both my Yankees and his Cubs), and college basketball generally. Really good guy, really energetic conversation with lots of good vibes for the second half. I had to split once the wings came out, and took an extra minute to finish the terrific Mojo. But the mojo continued well with the conversation. I met Steve's girlfriend Suzie, who also attends the university, and left them with a round for the terrific chatter.

Mojo IPA was excellent, easy to drink, fruity, and hopped. This was one with a mojo all its own, a very good beer with very good vibes. Certainly one of the better IPAs I've ever had, and one of the better beer and bar experiences I've had in quite some time.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2008 02:08:35 | More by Gehrig
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2005 23:29:25 | More by BuckeyeNation
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jasonjlewis

Texas

4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Mojo Ipa Boulder Beer

Poured into my ginormous mug.

Appearance: 5.0 Orange color with ridiculously huge head and insane retention.

Smell: 4.5 Huge centennial hoppiness on the nose. Some pale malts come out on the nose as the beer warms.

Taste; 4.5 Pale malts with an insane hoppiness and bitterness. Hops dominate this beer. Nice earthy and piney flavor. Just in your face hops. Malts come out with a mild balancing sweetness as the beer warms.

MF: 4.0 Nice moderate carbonation that clings fairly well.

D: 5.0 The balancing of this beer make it incredibly drinkable. This is one hell of an ipa.

I copied it from microsoft word. My internet was down.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2007 08:32:34 | More by jasonjlewis
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cudmud

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very clear amber color. Very little head and slight lacing. The flavor and aroma are wonderful. It's hard to detect any other flavors or aromas due to enormous volume of hops. This beer is true to style. Overall, a wonderful beer for those hopheads out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2009 02:40:09 | More by cudmud
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SaintPeter

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle indicates a 7.2% ABV

Used Imp Pint glass, pours a deep gold color, highly active carbonation and a creamy, whipped white head that leaves a draping of cling around the glass.

Explosion of citrusy, fruity, almost sweet bubble gum aroma. WOW! Pine scent and pine tar are present. Grapefruit comes out most in the aroma. This is a super hoppy, fruity, sweet and piney sensation for the nasal passages. They should make this into a perfume. Absolutely fantastic!

The taste is much the same as the aroma. Grapefruit citrus, piney, tart, bitter yet sweet. Superb and amazingly balanced with a bit malt body to hold up the robustness of the citrusy hops. You could never tell that the gravity is so high as the alcohol is masked by the flavor. But very warming after a few sips. A calming beer.

Smooth and creamy feel in the mouth. When rolled in the mouth, even more smooth creaminess comes to fruition. This beer is creamy and hoppy until the last drop. One of the best IPA's I've ever tried!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 21:00:25 | More by SaintPeter
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mcowgill

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - light hazed amber with great head and lacing on the glass.

S - a hophead's delight! Citrusy, piney, floral hop aroma. Wow!

T - Grapefruit, citrus, piney, beautiful mess of hop bitterness

M - medium bodied and lightly carbonated

D - This is a damn good drinkable IPA. One the of the best out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2006 00:53:15 | More by mcowgill
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Mitchster

Michigan

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!

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2005 23:15:24 | More by Mitchster
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melloashello

Tennessee

4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Don't have much time to report on this beer but I wanted to say at least something real quick. I had it for the first time tonight and the first thing I can say about it was what a wonderful aroma this beer had. I couldn't stop smelling it! Maybe it was this one single beer but I'm not gonna doubt anything and just that it smelled awesome. Great taste, great appearance. I could drink these all night! Really enjoyed this beer. Good job Boulder Brewing.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2009 09:56:59 | More by melloashello
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is golden if I have ever seen it. The head is about a finger that falls to nothing quickly. The nose is all citrius hops. I can't wait to try his beer. I have clvand0 here with me trying this one too. He's scared of the hops. What a girlie man. The flavor is super. The grapefruit is just in your face. The hops are sweet and divine. I really dig this one. It reminds me of a toned down avery 11. The mouthfeel is thick and nice. Drinkability is just as good as it gets in my opinion. I could do a 6er of this one in a night easily. I recommend this highly.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2004 01:33:15 | More by kmpitz2
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rugger

Arkansas

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2005 20:08:00 | More by rugger
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Ilovesuds

New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a six pack and let it sit out for a bit to take the extreme chill off the beer and bring out the flavor and nose. Pours a beautiful cloudy orange color. I had to be a little aggressive on the pour to get a decent head. The foam was slightly less creamy than expected but left a nice lace. Strong grapefruit nose and taste. Sudsy mouthfeel with a hoppy finish makes this one of the nicest IPA's I have had in a while. It was a terrific surprise how smooth and balanced it was since it had an ABV of 7.2%. I would definitely buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 11:45:56 | More by Ilovesuds
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Gritsak

West Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- slightly hazy golden with a nice sticky white head. little bit lighter body then im used to seeing in an IPA.

S- strong hop aroma. lots of pine, spices.

T- as you can expect hops are dominate. strong and lingering piney taste is the most present. spices are close behind.

M- medium body with good amount of carbonation. this is really what an IPA should feel like in my book.

D- if you like hops then this will be quite drinkable. lucky for me a am a hop lover, only problem is i only have one bottle.

overall- i had passed a few times on buying this but im really glad i finally did. ide take this over alot of the higher ranks IPA's ive tried.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2005 00:55:55 | More by Gritsak
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drakkath

Alabama

4.53/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, best enjoyed by date of 6/12/2012 purchased at Publix (which suprised me with their selection of craft beers; cheers to Publix).

A: Somewhat cloudy copper, about 1 - 1/2 finger head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Citrus, pine, some floral notes

T: First you taste the citrusy sweetness and malt, shortly followed by the earthy hop bitterness that lingers between sips. Not overly bitter, but a very appealing flavor.

M: A little on the light side with good carbination.

O: I really like this beer. I am an admitted hop head and something about the finish of this beer keeps me wanting more. It's a shame I've already drank through six of these. Bravo, and hopefully an encore soon. Great session beer if someone else has your car keys. This goes down very easy for a 7.2 abv.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 14:12:07 | More by drakkath
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2005 01:35:34 | More by warriorsoul
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Skye1024

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

12-27-2011 18:57:56 | More by Skye1024
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Stingray5

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mmm. Mojo. 12oz pours dark golden with a short, fizzy white head that settles to a nice ring. Aromas are busting out all over, with a sweet hoppiness. Something unusual, which I realize is cedar. Haven't smelled/tasted that in a beer before. Outstanding. Tiny carbonation bubbles rise slowly. At first I think this is going to be on the raw, harsh hoppy side, but as it warms the malt balance shows itself with pleasing results. There are some caramel elements here, as well as citrus hop flavors, lemon and grapefruit. Smooth finish, hops in just the right place. Oh and by the way, my first glass was gone before I knew it, and the second...

I'm of a mind that the best offense is a good defense. So it is with this and other great IPAs - that big ol' healthy dose of malt really allows those hops to shine.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2004 02:27:29 | More by Stingray5
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kmaierhofer


4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

09-12-2012 22:40:48 | More by kmaierhofer
Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,572 ratings.