Mojo IPA | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jon on 08-27-2003

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Photo of Px2GrafX
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

presentation: 12oz. bottle with a bright orange, yellow and blue swirled color label. mojo india pale ale is written in an artsy picasso-like font over the hurricane-like swirl. there's a definition of the word mojo as well as rockies brewing's interpretation of their ipa. "4th release in our looking glass series of beers". no abv or freshness date displayed.

appearance: lightly hazy golden orange with a 1 inch off-white head in a tulip glass. there are bright yellow highlights and an overall copper hue in the shadows. head doesn't last too long as it drops to a capper that laces moderately down the glass. a tube of bubbles rise up through the middle of the glass.

smell: piney and citrus hop aromas. touch of bubble gum. sweet fruity backbone as well.

taste: nice pine, grass and lemony citrus hop flavors. there's a biscuity flavor that underlies ruby red grapefruit. lightly bitter and dry yeasty finish. there's another sweet fruit flavor that i cannot determine. a little balanced for an ipa.

mouthfeel: very smooth and almost creamy. medium body with good carbonation. swallows very well, too.

drinkability: this is a little too easy to drink. couldn't put it down to collect notes. there's no noticible alcohol. finish peaks your interest and keeps you sipping.

overall: this american ipa deserves slightly higher ratings in my opinion. very tasty and a good interpretation of the style. only downfall is it could use a little more bitterness. but the closer to than average balance is nice. thanks to tastytaste for an excellent drink.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.77/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

09/06/05- Purchased at a random liquor store in Jackson Hole, WY.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness date. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Cloudy and orange-golden pour. Full 3/4 inch creamy head with above average lace.

Smell- Such a terrific scent. Strong fruity sweetness with a side note of pine. One of the best scented IPA's I have had.

Taste- Wow, lightly sugary sweet fruity hops with a forest of pine hops involved. Light malt as well. Just enough to keep it on the semi-balanced side.

Mouthfeel- Perfect creamy carbonation level. Leaves a great hoppy taste in your mouth.

Drinkability- Not quite a hop bomb, but balanced on the hop side for sure. Very drinkable. Not really sure it's a session IPA, but it's damn close if not. One of the best IPA's I have had...heck, one of the best of any kind of beers I have had.

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Photo of bobbyc881
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out light golden in color, with a fluffy white head. Active carbonation is apparent. Smells hoppy... citrusy and flowery. Leaves a good amount of lace around the glass.

Taste is strong on the hops. They state the use of Amarillo on the side of the bottle. Not overly bitter, but a very strong hop presence more on the fresh side of things. Overall a very excellent and refreshing taste. Leaves behind a slight oily/sticky feeling in my mouth. I could picture myself making a night out of some of these... too bad I've only got the one.

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Photo of eveninghawk
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mojo IPA has a really pretty golden orange color, very clear, and the head deflates quickly. The hops are very present in its flowery aroma, I'm almost tempted to just sit and sniff before getting around to drinking.

It has a great bitey sting of a very hoppy beer, but not overly dry. I still feel like I've had something refreshing to drink rather than running for a glass of water.

I don't get so much of a citrus feel as a little bit bitter, a really exciting flavor combo that stands up well to more spicy foods, but my taste buds are a bit annihilated when I'm done (regardless of what the pairing is). This is definitely a beer I will look to replenish in my collection once I've finished what I have.

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Photo of OldSock
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance and Presentation – 22 oz bomber poured into a pint glass. Despite the nice lacing the white head falls to almost nothing after the first few sips. The beer itself is light yellow-orange.

Smell – Hops to the front, citrusy with a touch of floral. I can’t detect much malt or alcohol in the aroma.

Taste – Good balance for an IPA, it is certainly bitter but not unpleasantly so. The hops are the main player here as well, mostly orangey with some pine as well. Unlike the smell however, the malt is present in the back with just a bit of sweetness. The aftertaste is pretty good, hoppy without too much bitterness. The alcohol is completely hidden by the hops. It’s a solid flavor, but I feel like I’ve had it before in so many similar IPAs.

Mouthfeel – Good medium body with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability and Notes – Despite the alcohol this is an easy beer to drink. However, this beer fails to distinguish itself from the multitude of American IPAs available these days in my local liquor stores. It’s a fine beer, but nothing about it makes it exceptional in my eyes.

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Photo of MattBrooks
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been drinking an awful lot of IPA's recently and never know quite what to expect when I try a new one. This one caught me a little off guard. It starts of with a golden color and light, hoppy, fresh smell. It goes down easy and doesn't have a unnecessary amount of hops blocking the true taste of this beer. It wraps up nice and clean and I would recommend this IPA to anyone starting out with IPA's and looking for something unobtrusive but good.

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Photo of Dithyramb
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased as a six pack in Boulder, sampled by itself both out of the fridge and chilled in the river at Eldorado. Nice reddish orange with a thick white head. Nice retention and pretty lacing.

Strong citrus and floral hop aromas. Thankfully, these come forth in the flavor, though accentuated with a nice sharp pine. Lingering in the background, hanging out though never making an overwhelming statement, is a hearty malt base.

Medium mouthfeel with lingering bitterness that left a dry tongue. Quite drinkable, the 7% is well hidden, and enjoyable.

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Photo of GolgiIPAratus
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled 8.18.05

A nice off-white head chills on a copper orange, slightly visible through out. It shines in my glass, like pennies in the sun. Foam hangs out for a bit, but starts to fade leaving some sticky lacing to wash off into your mouth as you go.

It smells creamy, the malts up front but the hops linger there below that. Caramel tones waft in & out. Some fruits in there as well.

The creamy aroma transfers nicely in the mouth. Bitter hops kick you back to IPA bliss. But those caramel tones still work themselves back in, and really display a barley malt flavor when rolled in the mouth for a bit before swallowing. This beer is ever present. Chewy and full, it's very similar to SN Bigfoot. A strange marriage. But it's not entirely an overwhelming hoppy IPA despite its claim on the bottle. Possibly I got an older bottle that has mellowed? Unfortunately, no date on the bottle*, so I can't tell. Either way, this is damn fine.

Great to drink, but good to savor. It's a big beer in a small bottle. The 7% and the richness of this will keep you at bay, but overall a fantastic beer.

*EDIT: thanks to amboston personally filling me in, I was able to find an ink jetted date printed on the neck just under the neck label. Though it was smudged, I believe the date on my bottles was Feb 6, '05. So, maybe 6 months mellowed the hops boasted about on the bottle's label? Tough to tell. Still great to me.

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Photo of ZAP
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoy this IPA...better than most bottled IPA's in this neck of the woods.

Pours a hazy peach color...nice citrus/piney/tobacco hop aroma...body is about perfect...medium..carbonation is firm and perfect as well...taste is remarkably balanced for as hoppy as this smells...a nice bready backbone soaked in a juicy hop laden potion featuring a strong citrus (not so much grapefruit but sweeter citus like oranges), tobacco (sublte but a nice leafy component), and pine (just on the long finish)...

The hops as well done...very flavorfull but not a puckering blast the shit out of your mouth hop monster with no malt..

I think this is a very well done beer and one I will certainly be buying again.

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Photo of Viggo
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber orange, slightly hazy, small white head forms but sticks around, good lace. Smell is citrusy, piney hops, substantial malt base. Taste is lots of pine, sweet malty middle, some alcohol, and a citrus and pine bitter finish. Medium body, low carb, very tasty, would definately try again.

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Photo of nouseforotacon
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a smooth, reddish orange, and is very radiant and bright. The color matches the gradient on the label perfectly. The head is a white foam, average, and pleasantly lingers and holds at the top for a while.

The aroma is a very strong citrus, as expected, with oranges and lemons dominating. I would say that it's tropical and warm, very inviting. I was equally impressed with the deep aroma as I was with this brew's color.

The taste is a bit standard for an IPA. Unfortunately, it's not very complex, though it still holds some weight. The citrus lingers and surfaces occassionally, and the strong ABV of this beer is masked well. I don't feel that there's much going on here beyond that. The bitter aftertaste is present, but not overwhelming.

I was truly impressed by the appearance of this beer and would have to say that the color of the body perfectly suited both the citrus theme and the brewer's label. The taste is pretty standard IPA, though I think the drinkability is great considering the ABV. Definitely recommended for a try, especially to IPA fans. :)

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Photo of DrJay
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden colour, slightly orange. Thin white head with good retention and some lace. Light doughy malt with strong citrus/pine hop character. Resinous hop bitterness, bready malt, lots of soft citrus and pine hop flavour. Drying finish with light alcohol warmth. Moderately light body and carbonation that produces a gentle mouthfeel with very small bubbles. Good balance, flavourful, and something I'd look for again. Thanks Viggo.

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Photo of DrainBamage
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy gold color with a small lace of head. I can smell citrus and hops. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth with moderated carbonation. Taste is hoppy, just like it should be and has a nice citrus aftertaste.. I was actually somewhat surprised, because based on the bottle I figured it would be some cheap tasting IPA. Drinkablity is a step or two above average and I wouldn't mind having this again.

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Photo of fisherman34
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light copper in colour with a fair amount of carbonation and good lacing. Good grapefruity c-hop aromas are dominant, with some bready malt notes creeping in. Flavor wise, the malt takes a greater role, branching out into some nut-like overtones. The hop element becomes more complex as well, gaining elements of pine, earth, and grass, along with the previously mentioned citrus quality. Solid bitterness and a clean finisher.

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Photo of WesWes
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice malty scent that boasts of pale and light crystal malts. It also has a wonderful hop aroma. It's dry and bitter with floral notes. The taste is awesome. It has a very bitter, floral hop flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry with a slight malt feel. This is quite enjoyable. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn fine IPA. It has a good malt flavor along with outstanding hop character; a good drinker.

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Photo of ILiveOffHops
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew is a light amber color with a thick chunky head. Lemon, hops, and some malt in the nose. Taste is slightly oily but crisp at the finish, lots of fruity and spicy esters, hoppy, bitter and well balanced. Leaves a nice bitter taste in your mouth, but nothing overpowering like say a Ruination, which has its own time and place, not an everyday IPA. I am looking forward to another...this may become a regular IPA favorite of mine.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a warm orange body with a thick creamy white head. Gentle carbonation floats to the top of this body with a very slight haze.

S- During the pour a wonderful citrus hop aroma was wafting through the air. The smell of citrus hops is balanced with a sweet light malt backbone.

T- This beer has a smooth citrus hops blast with a bit of hop spiciness. The notes of grapefruit finish the hop taste and nice mild hop bitterness finishes this beer. A very light malt and fresh grain taste mixes with the grapefruit notes in the taste.

M-Medium mouthfeel with some creaminess but no astringency or alcohol warmth.

D- This is a solid AIPA. The hops are bold and have a good support from the grain bill. Very well put together and smooth to drink.

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Photo of kmo1030
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

slightly hazy gold with a hint of orange, with a good sized white head. this beer has a pretty nice mellow grapefruit floral hop smell. i usually used subdued in a negative manner when pertaining to beer, but the smell this beer has a subdued grapefruit character to the smell and it works well. sweet pale caramel as it warms. citrusy floral hops balanced by a decent amount of sweet maltiness. lingering bitterness in the back of the mouth, more bitter than you night initially give it credit for. medium bodied with a average amount of carbonation to match. a solid beer that would probably be a regualar in my fridge if it was local and i could get it a little more fresh regularly. not to say this was old, but i bet this would be pretty damn good if i got it at the brewery.

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Photo of BeerFink
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a filtered clear golden color not unlike apple juice with a quickly depleted lightly colored head. Amarillo hops are immediately apparent in the nose. Oranges and tangerines are there, as well as some grapefruit. Not much malt breaks through this semi-sweet citrous aroma. Taste begins smooth and somewhat mellow, before the hops take the field. Once that happens, all is lost to resinous hop oils filled with bitter citrous and some pine. Hops are prickly on the tongue and are largely unchecked by any malts. Finish is bitter and dry. Although I generally look for more malt backbone to my IPAs, this is an enjoyable brew for a hophead such as myself. If you require a bit more balance to your ales, I would steer clear of this one. Otherwise, indulge in this oasis of alpha acids.

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Photo of kaszeta
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the '05 American Beer Fest.

Pours with a nice clear amber body and a frothy white head. The aroma was a nice, aromatic and floral hops body, with nice depth. The taste was quite good as well, with a nice bitter note complemented by some of the softer hops character and some gentle maltiness, and just a hint of citrus. One of the more pleasant IPAs I've sampled recently, and one I hope to try again soon.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear light gold with a full off-white creamy head and active carbonation which leaves some lace rings. Piney and citrusy hop aromas with light floweriness. Strong spicy hop flavors. Medium-full bodied and smooth with a big bitter finsih.

A solid example of an American IPA. Worth exploring !

Per label: "4th release in Looking Glass Series"

Per RBC website:
Grains: Pale Malt, Wheat malt and 20L Caramel Malt
Hops: Amarillo and Centennial
70 IBU's
Alcohol by Volume: 7.0%

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Photo of connecticutpoet
2.8/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This ale was a deep yellow in color, with a one and a half finger head that died down to a lot of lace.

The aroma was of strong bittering hops, a hint of citrus and pine, and a good malt undertone.

Unfortunately, it did not follow through to the taste. The taste was bitter, and a little lemony. It was very hoppy, with almost no malt... and the aftertaste was like wet cardboard. This aftertaste kept coming back every time I burped, even half an hour later.

Mouthfeel was OK... drinkability is only average.

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Photo of ryantupy
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very hazy amberish color with a very nice looking head. The smell was predominatly hops but very amromatic hops that I really liked. Very tasty and mostly tasted of hops but tasted great. Very hoppy character. I like IPA's and this definatly was one of the better ones that i have had. Definatly give this one a shot if you have the chance.

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Photo of palliko
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is cloudy golden with lots of beige foam and lace – but the lace disappeared quickly. Aroma is of floral hops and toasty malt. Body is medium. Initial taste is good – layers of caramel malt balanced by a ton of spicy, aromatic hops. Lots of carbonation and a dry finish.

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Photo of quasimoto
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Poured as nice amber color and a pristine white head. It almost looks like cool whip. The head also laced around the rim, and all the way down the glass as I drank it. The smell is strong amarillo hops which gives it that grassy floral scent, as opposed the the cascade hops, (amarillos close brother) which have a more chemical/sharp smell to them. The taste first hits my tounge with a slight sweet malt that quickly is over powered my all of those delicious hops. Its almost like a bit-o-honey with hops. Very clean. There isn't a lot of bitterness at the end which is very nice. The mouth feel is silky and middle of the road in density (gravity for all of you beer nuts). The drinkabilty of this beer is based on if you are a "hop head" or not. If you like them, you'll love this beer. If youare a malty/ porter lover then stay away. Who am I kidding, try this beer you'll love it.

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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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