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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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very good

1,741 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,741
Reviews: 758
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 26
Gots: 130 | 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 dreadnatty08
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw pale, crystal clear, bubble effervescent brew. A good inch of head is supported well, with chunky bubbles and good tracing. Aroma is amazing, what an IPA should be. Tons of pine and grapefruit come through demonstrating some massive hops. Flavors are dominated by the hops, American I assume, followed by a tinge of some crystal malt. This brew definitely gives me hope for midwest "hop bombs". Reminds me a bit of Alpha King, and I like it very much. High carbonation mixed with the hops provide quite a sting, and the alcohol is warming. This is a highly drinkable brew, one I could kick back several of if it wasn't for the price. Mojo will sure come in handy some the warmer weather, but provides a nice change of pace from all the stouts and barleywines. Highly recommended!

Photo of ridedammit
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A bit hazy for a non-bottle conditioned beer, but the flavor and hop make up for the look. This tastes more like a double-ipa than its American IPA BA style designation, although this distinction seems to be blurring. Nice grapefruity nose and taste, good hop mouthfeel. It is an easy beer to find and drink around Boston, so I frequently have it in my fridge as a standard.

I have also had in on tap over at Bukowski in Boston. I think I prefer the bottle, seems to have a bit more hop acidity, which i enjoy in some beers. The hop overwhelms the ABV, so if you are a hophead, be careful you will all of a sudden realize you are a bit tipsy after a few.

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

Mojo slides gracefully into my Maredsous goblet, releasing a thin, but tight cream colored head that seems to remain as a thin collar, swirly patters of sticky lace are left behind.

The aroma is a pleasant mix of creamy caramel malts, golden fruit, orange, grapefruit, and sweet lemon peel. It's fruity and floral, with a touch of honey sweetness.

Flavor starts with toasty caramel and toffee, then a nice fruity citrus note takes over before giving way to a bittersweet honey soaked lemon finish. Not overly complex, certainly sessionable, and worth seeking out.

Body is medium, creamy, and has light, big bubbles of carbonation that leave the mouthfeel just a little flat. A solid IPA regardless, and a great way to kick off the weekend!

Photo of russpowell
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dispensed on handpump at 2nd annl firkin rendevous at phantom canyon (COS).

Pours hazy peach with minimal white head. Good lacing and minimal head retention

Smell: Tons of citric hops

Taste: Citric hops, fruitiness, slight grain bite, & sweet finish

MF; Good blance and carbonation

Very drinkable, this tastes a lot lower than it's avertised abv.

Not a huge difference between bottled & cask IMO, but a very good beer any way you look at it...

Photo of Reidrover
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle.
Poured into my pint glass..to be honest it looks pretty average for style no real "pizzaz" here. Light orange with a creamy light tan head.
The aroma however is far better..very piney/spicy, with a good touch of citrus.
Taste though very much abundant in hoppy delight..has a good enough malt profile to prevent it going over the top.
Mouthfeel is good not the best but enjoyable.
This is a nice IPA, not top class in my estimation but worth drinking.

Photo of SupaCelt
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is orange in colour and formed a soapy white head after the pour. The head fell to a thin, but entire, cap atop the brew. Chunky lacing wraps itself around the perimeter of my glass. The carbonation appears light and slow to rise.

The nose is bolused with fresh hop scents and a fairly heavy malt base. Pine and a lesser degree of caramel seem to be the main components. There is some green, grassy, and herbal character to the hop bouquet as well.

The taste is heavy on pine sap and is well malted. There is a bitterness reminiscent of citrus acidity, but the lush evergreen impressions are much heavier. The bitterness is well expressed. Overall, this feels fresh from the hop angle and with a perfectly appropriate malt character.

The mouthfeel is light but seems to grow in substance when the bitter, tongue drying hop effects set in to their fullest extent.

Drinkability is good. This is another fresh and tasty brew with high hop character. The pale ale from this brewer is a much tastier ipa in my opinion.

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

22 ounce bomber, poured a cloudy golden color with a one finger head. Flowery and a bit citrus on the nose. Very strong hop bitterness. Perhaps a bit overly hopped. Not as well balanced as I would like my IPA's to be. A bit more concentration on te malts could help. Strong hop fix nonetheless. Excellent label design.

Photo of HardTarget
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle Inspection: Marketing blurb, no date or abv listed.

Aroma: Hops, of course, mostly pine and citric all supported by a deep sugary base

Appearance: Light orange glass sports a thin cover and slightly thicker ring that leaves little lace

Flavor: Sugary malt is very prominent and the hops are toward the bittering end verses the aroma end. Fairly upside down for an American IPA, but too hoppy for a British IPA.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body, thick texture, oily finish

Overall Impression: Not as enjoyable as the Hazed and Infused we had just before it. The malt base just seems a little too heavy, or the aroma hops too light. Not bad, not great. Hand carried back from Albuquerque.

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

Great looking pour... hazy copper, 1/4" head... Excellent lacing involved. Quite nice to look upon.

Aroma is dead on... citrus, grassy, nicely hoppy. Pine. Smells terrific.

Taste is very, very nice. Bitter. Citrus. A nice touch of malt to balance it out.

A very nice IPA.

Photo of jdhilt
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a two-fingered off-white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Moderate hoppy/floral nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Starts bitter, and plenty of hops, hints of sweetness. Bitter aftertaste. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

Photo of blackie
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: The pour into my pint creates a .25" white head that recedes to a thin bubbly layer on top. The beers is a golden color.

smell: Aromas of a moderate malt sweetness, tropical fruits, a little caramel, and a moderate smell of boiled hop matter. Smells pretty tasty, but could use a stronger hop aroma...no biggie, though.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is just barely under medium, and the body the same.

taste: A moderate malt sweetness, some light fruits (some tropical), and a tealike hop flavor similar to the aroma. Not bad at all...but lacking in depth and appropriate hop character.

drinkability: good...seems more APA than IPA to me

Received this beer from Zorro in BCG BIF

Photo of Vancer
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

After trying the Mojo, really looking forward to finding more Boulder Beer brews (Boulder says they’re the first Colorado microbrewery).

Great pour, hazy amber orange with a foamy ivory head – nice lacing all the way down the pint glass. Carbonation never stopped.

Sharp florals and citrus in the nose, and then the grassy pines took over on the quaff – along with the florals and herbs. Quite a nice hop kick finish. Tad thin bodied, still quite crisp and tart.

Good sipper brew, gotta watch out for the 6/8% kick in the sack. Fine example of an IPA.

Photo of hero27
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

Loved the Hazed & Infuzed..this one follows in it's footsteps pretty nicely. I've had more than a few six-packs of this in my day, and it never fails to dissapoint. This is a great beer to have sitting in the fridge if you need a hop fix from time to time. The smell is a bit subdued for an IPA (in my opinion), but there is a nice floral hop aroma. Crisp taste and the hops come out in full force now..i was surprised at how hoppy this was. A very solid IPA that I'd recommend to any hophead.

Photo of danielocean03
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy copper colored amber with very little head with light lacing, appears to be moderately carbonated. Smells richly of floral hops and evergreen pine scents, slight hints of malt undertones. Tastes hoppy, almost too hoppy to the point of imbalance as there doesn't seem to be much in the way of malt to hold some sort of uniformity. Despite that fact, this beer is easily one of the mildest IPA's I've sampled, drinks very easily and covers up that 7% abv nicely. Mouthfeel is lighter carbonation, nothing over the top there. All in all, a nice mild IPA, would purchase again.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass.
This beer had promise. Good pour...nice head, fruity and malty aroma, good golden color.

Then the head disappeared, the aroma was gone and the taste wasn't as IPA as I'd anticipated. The hops were present, but overshadowed by the citrus. Finish lingered for about, oh, 1 second. It didn't taste bad, just nothing special.

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

Had this on tap at the Sunset Grill and Tap in Brighton (an amazing spot, for those who haven't been).

Poured a nice head...not too thick, not too thin...just right. Head retained throughout. Nice Light ambre color.

Aroma wasn't overpowering, but there was the unmistakeable presence of the Amarillo hops.

The overall balance was good although I could have used just a bit more bitterness. Great mouthfeel with a very pleasant finish. All in all a very drinkable beer especially considering the slightly higher ABV%.

Photo of objectivemonkey
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden amber, slightly cloudy, and an agressive pour gives a two finger fluffy white head, with really nice lacing. Smell isn't shy, lots of floral hops, a little piney. Taste is very hoppy in character, not as overpowering as I remembered it being, which was actually a pleasant surprise for some reason. Good mouthfeel. I'm not going to say anything new that hasn't been said, just that I really like drinking this beer.

Photo of snilsen13
4.37/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oh, I just love this beer. I don't have a huge selection, but it's one of the few I go back to right now. Some reason being is it smell fabulous, drinks very well and tastes as good or better at room temp than it does fresh from the fridge. So I usually savor this beer and let the flavors evolve. In fact, I often give it an hour on the counter before I pour. Mainly though, the brew is heady enough that it does it's job even taking it slow and two of these will get me kinda loopy, esp for a weeknight.

The flavor begins with strong bitterness, followed by the aromatic (as are others from this brewery) nutty and finally a mellow sweetness in the aftertaste.

I've had it on tap once before and it's better from the bottle.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was unfamiliar with Boulder Beer and their offerings until I went to the New England Beer Festival and picked up some brews for house. I like the Hazed and Infused (and yes, the bottle was pretty damn cool looking too!) so when I went back for the party at Harpoon last month, I ended up getting the Never Summer Winter Ale and this. The bottles, once again, were cool, but the stuff inside was pretty amazing too. That matters more than anything else to me!

Beer poured a warm, amber color with a head that filled up the remaining space in my pint glass. I'm unfamiliar with Amarillo Hops, but this IPA has a wonderful mouthfeel, flavor, and aftertaste to it. Most IPA's I've had are very overpowering but this one was more mellow and grew on me as I went through the bottle and the serving warmed up more and more. Didn't hit me in the face up front, and there's a good measure of citrus and mint flavors present here as well. A slight malty backbone provides a good balance too, enough to make me want another sip, but not to dull out the hoppiness that one expects in a beer like this. Maybe one of the best aftertastes I've enjoyed in a quite a long time!

It's nice to see a concoction like the Mojo IPA stand apart from the other offerings of this style that I've had before, while helping to expand the range of one of my favorite styles of beer. If only I could find their offerings in my home state!

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

Part of a 6 pack of mixed offering from Papago BC for 6.99.

This brew poured an orangish-golden color with a nice fluffy head that has retained well. Nose is malty with floral hop overtones. Taste is well balanced between the malts and the citrusy floral hops. Mouthfeel is full for the style and lively on the palate. Drinkability is very good, a nicely balanced beer that tastes like a session beer but must be treated with respect in terms of quantity because of the ABV. Nice beer!

Photo of Zorro
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22-Oz bomber I brought back from Albuquerque.

Pours a mildly hazy amber colored beer with an OK head.

Smell is malt and pleasant citrus, mint, menthol and pine scents from the hops. Sweet malt has a cracker smell to it. Good balance that doesn't hake your nasal passages itch.

Taste is neutral sweetness with grassy and lemon sour hop flavors in the first taste. Grassy hops and slight bitterness are the major flavors next with a nice aromatic hop burp. One of the milder flavored IPAs and that isn't a bad thing; Stone Ruination isn't a "Normal IPA." This one builds in flavor as you drink it rather than numbing your sense of taste in two sips. Very good IPA for a non-hop head.

Mouthfeel is good.

A nice tasty IPA that non-hop heads can enjoy but this is by no means a weak IPA, just a well-balanced one. Still this isn't a flavorless beer just not an over the top version of the style.

Photo of charlatan
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There is no freshness date on the bottle. This has an amber colour with a rather head and is fairly cloudy. When I sniffed into the bottle it seemed very much a herbal hop concoction with a rather metallic nose, but in my glass it smells much sweeter.

It adopts the numerous miniscule bubbles approach to carbonation and begins sweetly before giving way to a bitter orange rind hoppiness. Not bad at all, but not oustanding for an IPA of this strength says this spoiled adopted Oregonian (when I lived in Ohio I would have swooned over this stuff). It seems to get sweeter and change from orange rind to ruby red grapefruit as it warms. Don't serve too cold!

Photo of kbnooshay
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

MMMmmm. This poured a nice light orange color with a very frothy white head. White as hell w/cool lacing. The smell was insanely citrius hoppy. Grapefruit flavors add to the bitterness. Awesome sweet hop taste. The mouthfeel was moderate to full. Very easy drinking. This is my kind of beer. Hoppy as fuck hides the alcohol. This is very addicting.

Photo of ChiSox05
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, slightly hazey, tan copper. Smell of grapefruit in the hops, blueberry notes as it warms.

Juicy apple pear fruit start and finish of lime and orange rind hops. Great hop burps that had me thinking I'd ate a sugared Christmas wreath.
Medium body, carbonation shows up right to keep things even. Bitterness is enjoyable, not overwhelming.

After all the IPAs I've had recently, I didn't expect much from the Mojo but it turns out I like this stuff. Smooth sip, nice body, super piney hop burps, I'll have to try it again in the future.

Photo of Boto
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught: This beer pours a darker amber color with some off-white head. It does leave some lacing down the glass. There are definite notes of grapefruit and pine to the nose. Maybe a hint of floral also. The taste is fairly well balanced, with a decent malt body. Slightly bitter taste with flavors of grapefruit and pine. A decent quaff.

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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