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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

769 Reviews
THE BROS
86
very good

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Reviews: 769
Hads: 1,836
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 35
Gots: 203 | 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 AAG
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this beer into a stein after letting it sit for a few minutes to warm after taking the bottle out of the refrigerator. Fresh - bottle said drink before February 2013.

Appearance - Nice, transparent amber color. Very light head (possibly due to a weak pour). Head dissipated quickly and clustered nicely after a few sips. Light carbonation.

Smell - Grapefruit/orange-like smell. Smell the hops...

Taste - A hoppy American IPA that is balanced well by the malt flavor. Slightly bitter (but not overwhelming). Grapefruit, orange-like flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light on the palate; not over-carbonated but hoppy.

Overall - A good American IPA, overall, but a little hoppy for my taste (I'm not a hop-head!). I would have liked a thicker head but I haven't had the opportunity to drink this from a tap yet. Enjoyed the grapefruit/orange-like taste but found it a little bitter for my taste. That said, though I wouldn't seek this beer out, I would be happy to drink another pint if it was available at a pub that I happened to be at. (1,036 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a clear golden amber colored beer with a two finger white head. The head has a great level of retention slowly fading over time to give a great level of lacing.

Smell- The aroma is of a bready malt and a caramel sweetness. Mixed with these smells are aromas of grapefruit hop as well as a lighter pine hop aroma.

Taste – The taste starts out as a bready flavor mixed with a light caramel sweetness. Right at the start there is a good grapefruit hop flavor. A light pine hop joins the taste soon after the initial taste, with the caramel fading in intensity. As the taste goes on from the middle to the end the grapefruit and pine really picks up in intensity. A very resinous hop flavor dominates the taste at the end where it leaves a bitter hop flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is a little bit on the creamier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The average level of carbonation is good for keep it drinkable while the body accentuates the resinous flavors quite well.

Overall – A nice biting and bitter , but drinkable IPA. While not the smoothest, if you want a good hop flavor this is a good one to go to. (1,224 characters)

Photo of Mojo
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a New Belgium glass.

This beer pours up a nice medium gold with not much head and not a whole lot of lacing. It gets better from there. The nose is floral and pine with a little bit of spiciness to it. Taste is good. Up front I get some sweet maltiness with the citrus tanginess and a good bitterness on the finish. No need to try and pick out all the subtlies. It is just a good beer. Mouthfeel was adequate carbonation and no nasty aftertaste. Try it if you haven't. (497 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very nice single finger nitro formed head on an orangey golden cloudy body. Aroma of Pungent floral, resin and earthy hops. Flavor follows with sharp peppery bite and more pine resin, tart citrus and floral notes. Fairly well balanced by the malty base. Smooth nitro feel is nice as the bite from the booze and hops combined with normal carbonation would set this one back for me. The booze just dominate for me and are set off even more by the hop profile to really enjoy this one. (484 characters)

Photo of MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Blonde creamy white head - will layer the outside of the glass all the way through the drink.
S- grapefruit, clementine, orange, little banana
T-citrus and subtle banana, very hoppy on the back, but nice malts for balance except for an expected hoppy lingering bitterness 
Mf - nitro. Always creamy and delicious. Nice blend with this bitterness. really love nitro taps
overall - big fan. Really nice for. 7.2. Have to embrace the late bitterness to like it. Nitro likely biased me higher than I would have been otherwise. (525 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love what nitrogen does to a beer. Rich, foamy head that required the bartender to pour it over a two minute period. The head stuck around during the entire tasting, leaving a blanket of lace after every sip. The broth is relatively clear with a gold amber color.

Mild prickliness from the hop. Rather nondescript.

Peppery hop bite with a evergreen kick. Overall, this is rather one-dimensional but is good for hop heads. Long aftertaste. Full bodied with an appropriate level of carbonation. (497 characters)

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

I like the color and the way it pours into the glass. Very neat, light amber brown color. Little pale for an IPA. Extremely transparent. Little head. A good number of bubbles rising up.

Decent smell. Some hops that are piney, citrus and a hint of malt.

Taste is very IPAish. Normal bit of hops upfront not very bitter. Followed by malt sweetness.
Medium bodied mouth feel. Not a lot of oils.

A good IPA overall. Nothing wrong with it. Good drink-ability. Boulder also have the DIPA in their mojo series, which of course is a bit better, for a hop head like me. Good alcohol strength of 7.2 as marked on bottle. Go for it. You won't be disappointed. Neither will you be amazed. (683 characters)

Photo of RussBecker1
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filed from Charleston Beer Exchange, SC

A-Pours a light amber with golden/orange undertones. Highly carbonated with a very clean frothy white head that sits atop the beer.

S-Very sharp notes of both melon and grapefruit. Undertones of lemon zest wrap up the citrus scent that are balanced nicely by the hop bitterness.

M-Very smooth, bigger body than anticipated, but nice carbonation make the beer very drinkable.

T- Very balanced taste. The citrusy grapefruit and melon are the two biggest notes, but the hop flavor adds some very appreciated complexity. I also got a but of apple towards the end which did make it fairly unique.

O-Nothing sexy about mojo, but it is consistently tasty that makes a very nice beer. (729 characters)

Photo of hosehead83
4.76/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on August 16, 2012 at the Seven Monks Taproom in Traverse City, Michigan.
Bright, cloudy gold in color, with a luxurious head of frothy foam.
Aroma-Subtle citrus hops hidden under huge cloud deck of foam.
Taste-Super creamy and smooth-Hop bitterness subdued but very tasty citrus flavors prevail. I was blown away by the creaminess, flavor and all-to-easy drinkability of this nitro-tap IPA. A rare treat. More please! (422 characters)

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

Pours a clear, dark copper color with a thin, whitish head which leaves minimal splotchy lacing.

Aromas begin fairly pungent and fruity with strong, zesty notes of oily lemon, tangerine rinds and some pineapple. As it warms you can detect the modest notes of pale maltiness.

The tastes begin in reverse with the pale maltiness with scant caramel sweetness. Juicy, ripe hop fruit flavors follow with a firm, but not overbearing bitterness. Very slight biscuity tones also emerge but as the cumulative bitterness builds, they fade away.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is dry with a light, lingering bitterness and a pinch of spicy hops.

Overall this is a solid example of an American IPA. It is not overly bitter, with just enough malt balance and an decent aroma. (799 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
3.27/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle at Stubbies in Gainesville. This one pours a bit murky hazy gold, with a creamy small white head. Aroma is nice, with the expected pine hop profile in the smell. But the flavor is lacking and muddled. Dusty, dirty pine flavors with very little bitter, fading into a caramel fruit base as it goes down. This is really more like a weakly hopped pale ale or summer ale. Relatively light bodied but just not much going on, and a bit watered down. Not a good representation of the style. (489 characters)

Photo of Hop_kulture
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very nice dark golden color

S: hops to the brain. nice smell for an IPA

T: I'd like more bite from the hops

M: Head retained well and laced nicely. I enjoyed swigs and sips with this beer

O: A decent high grav IPA for any night. More kick expected but it would be a nice IPA for the daily indulger (304 characters)

Photo of ummswimmin
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hoppy IPA DAY! I started the day with Hoptimum by Sierra Nevada (which is effing amazing). This is my second. I hope to knock off a couple more... probably at least Smuttynose since I know it is very good.

I poured this into a DFH, chalice style glass. Looks like the typical orangy IPA with about two fingers of sticky head. This leads to some decent lacing.

I get a bunch of flowers from the top. I was surprised by the lack of citrus.

Flavor was pretty good. I like the fix of hops and decent hopping. It has good balance.

I would say that this is a pretty good IPA. It is a nice departure from those citrus bombs. I recommend trying this out to mix it up. (665 characters)

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

Pours a slightly hazy golden apricot color with minimal ivory head that leaves substantial lacing as it dissipates into a thin layer of film.

Aroma is resiny, with a fairly bready malt aroma, ending with pine and a hint of citrus.

Flavor is far more brutally hoppy. Resin and pine hit early, carrying strongly into a significantly bitter finish. Undertones of grapefruit pith and perfumey hops add complexity. Tastes like biting on a pine tree at some points. A minty note pervades as it warms. Malt character is definitely an afterthought.

Body is a touch watery, with moderate carbonation, and a bit of hop derived astringency is present at the finish.

Overall, far hoppier in flavor than aroma. Substantial bitterness and hop presence, though bittering hops definitely dominate. More flavoring hops would improve the experience. (835 characters)

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Had at Tommy Doyle's in Cambridge, MA in nitro tap

A: beautiful micro bubbles, but not great carbonation beads; light orange, clear; very good lacing
S: very grassy and hoppy
T: hops are dank, charred; a slight vanilla flavor threads its way through a complex bittering hop profile that outbalances the malt

I dislike this IPA, but it deserves some attention. I'm not certain what the nitro tap did to this brew, but I imagine it is even more bitter from a bottle (465 characters)

Photo of StoutHunter
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had three or four samples of Boulder's Mojo IPA at a beer festival in Frankenmuth. I always thought about picking up one of these but never got around to it so when I saw it was on tap at the beer festival I thought I should give it a chance, so lets see how it goes. Poured on tap into a 4oz plastic boot.

A- I like the label on this beer, it looks nice. It a poured a golden yellow color that took on an orange tint when held to the light, it had one fingers worth of slightly off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end. The beer didn't look to bad.

S- The first thing that I pick up is a slightly stale malt aroma that has a medium amount of sweetness and imparts some bready and grainy aromas. Up next comes the hops that seem to be floral and citrusy with the citrus seeming to stick out the most with some pineapple aromas and a slight pine aroma towards the end. The aroma was good, I liked the citrus hop aromas.

T- The taste seems is a little similar to the aroma. It starts off with some grainy and bready malts with a medium amount of sweetness, they have a stale flavor that is a little off putting. The hops aren't as citrusy as they were in the aroma and impart a king of weird pine and floral taste. It had a light amount of medium bitterness, with a grainy and slightly floral aftertaste. This was a pretty average tasting American IPA.

M- Not that smooth, slightly creamy, medium bodied, with a medium amount of carbonation, the mouthfeel seemed to be pretty average.

Overall I wasn't impressed with this beer and I thought that it was a pretty average example of an American IPA, the beer just didn't come together as well as it should have. This beer doesn't have the best drinkability, it isn't too smooth and the flavors don't hold my interest. What I liked most about this beer was the aroma, it had some nice hoppy citrus aspects to it and it also didn't look that bad. What I liked the least about the beer was the bland malt base and the weird hop profile in the flavor, it just didn't work for me. I wouldn't buy this beer again and this isn't an IPA that I would recommend to anybody I liked. This was my first beer from this brewery and it didn't make for the best first impression, all in all just an average American IPA that isn't memerable, I hope the Mojo Risin is much better since I already bought a bottle of it. (2,382 characters)

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high dense off white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus hops in the nose along with notes of pine resin and pineapples.
T: The taste has flavors of citrus hops intermixed with some notes of pine resin hops. There is a moderate to strong amount of bitterness, which particularly stands out and lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA delivers a nice punch of hops and bitterness but is well-balanced in that the hops are not overpowering. It also hides its alcohol very well, making it not too difficult to drink. (901 characters)

Photo of jera1350
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On nitro at Pat's Tap.

Served in a pint glass. Gold body with a cascading head of dense creamy soft foam that retains amazingly well and leaves plenty of lace.

Smell is hoppy citrus with some malty sweetness and fruit undertones.

Very tasty. Solid malt backbone to attempt to balance the hoppiness. Hops add citrus and pine flavors. The overall flavor is so drinkable and delicious.

Silky smooth and creamy feel from the nitro tap. Medium bodied.

Really, really liked this one. The nitro added a lot, but the flavor was very good as well. Nice brew. (554 characters)

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a balloon glass. The beer is your typical slightly hazy off-orange color. A light cream colored head dissipates to some big bubbles in the center and a fine "mist." Pretty good sticky lacing, randomly. The aroma is a combo punch of grapefruit rind and fresh pine. The taste follows the smell -- lots of fresh pine and grapefruit rind up front. It finishes dry and clean, leaving a bitter reminder of how much of an IPA this is. The mouthfeel is dry and perhaps carbonated somewhat.

Overall, really impressed with this IPA. It's straight forward, pulling no punches: you get loads of citrus, pine, and hops. Quite good, and the 7.2% ABV is hardly noticeable. (671 characters)

Photo of hsvhughes
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is probably the best $ value IPA on the market. It has the the hops content and lingering mouth feel we all want, but is not overpowering on the palate or the wallet.
appearance --> love that lacing!
smell --> makes me want to drink it fast
taste --> makes me want to drink it slow, and enjoy it
mouthfeel --> like beer should be... absolute pleasure
overall --> When I can find it, this IPA is in my fridge. There seems to be a supply issue. (463 characters)

Photo of donmonkey1
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy orangish-yellow with a small head that dissapears quickly. There is some lacing before the head leaves. The carbonation looks alright.

Smell: VERY nice floral and fruity/citrus hops.

Taste: Exactly like the smell but much more intense.

Mouthfeel: Light body, watery.

This will definitely cure an ipa craving. One or two is awesome but it's definitely not a session beer. It could get old quick after a couple. (438 characters)

Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a dark, hazy orangish amber with a soft 1/2" cap of dense, white, cloud-like foamy

S - bread, faint grain husks, citrus

T - bread, pineapple, grapefruit, sugar, pine, faint earthy bitter finish

M - crisp, warm, smooth, medium bodied

This is a decent IPA. It as a solid flavor and a great, drinkable, body. It's all around a balanced beer. It's definitely worth a try. (381 characters)

Photo of BrianGaynor
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served as a pint from a nitro-tap at Winking Lizard.

A- beautiful honey amber color with a finger and a half head. Great appearance.

S- dull, malty smell. Almost no hop or floral scent.

T- relatively underwhelming taste. Odd-tasting hops with hints of alcohol

M- creamy head yields a nice feel in the mouth. Not strong alcohol notes. Easy to drink.

O- glad I tried this one. I can't say I'd consciously get it again, but still a decent IPA choice. (456 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.06/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours an illuminated orange color. Body is hazy. Head is full-figured. Head retains very well and laces just the same.

S-The smell is very subdued. There is some citrus and grain. Grassy and breaded as well. The nose is in some aspects very nice but it is very mellow and there is a metallic twang hovering around too.

T-The flavor is no better. The proper components are there but they are tainted by an off-putting copper flavor. Also, the flavors are far too underwhelming in terms of intensity.

M-Lighter than the ABV would suggest. Bubbly enough. Decent feel.

O/D-Overall, I was not happy with this brew. A subpar IPA in my opinion. Perhaps something was amiss. (672 characters)

Photo of undeadozzy
4.76/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a deep gold with a thick foamy head that leaves an insane amount of lacing on the glass. Good so far!

S - Not picking up on a lot of hops. Lots of citrus and some butter cookie, almost like a rum scent. Pleasant, but doesn't scream IPA.

T - NOW THIS IS AN IPA! The hops hops hops! Delicious balance between sweet and bitter. The hops come rushing in like a tsunami with a citrus punch that's buttery smooth. The assault on my taste buds is followed by a deep cookie flavor, yellow cake taste and more hops, and finally waves goodbye with yet another blast of hops and a twinkie sweetness. Perfection.

M - Silky smooth, like swishing velvet about in my mouth. Foamy creamy and smooth, the way it should be. No wateriness or greasiness, just smooth cold deliciousness.

O - I've had my fair share of IPAs (another of my favorite style) in my time, and I must say that none of them have had as profound an effect on me as Mojo. The appearance, the taste, the feel, the soul of this beer is perfect. A class act of a beer and one that I recommend you try as soon as possible! (1,085 characters)

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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