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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: 204 | 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:
Beer added by: Jon on 08-27-2003

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Reviews: 769 | Hads: 1,836
Photo of nouseforotacon
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
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. :) (1,080 characters)

Photo of DrJay
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (436 characters)

Photo of DrainBamage
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
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. (401 characters)

Photo of fisherman34
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
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. (427 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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. (584 characters)

Photo of ILiveOffHops
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
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. (438 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
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. (808 characters)

Photo of kmo1030
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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. (780 characters)

Photo of BeerFink
3.94/5  rDev +1%
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. (789 characters)

Photo of kaszeta
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
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. (420 characters)

Photo of RBorsato
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
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% (486 characters)

Photo of connecticutpoet
2.8/5  rDev -28.2%
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. (518 characters)

Photo of ryantupy
4.33/5  rDev +11%
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. (340 characters)

Photo of palliko
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
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. (283 characters)

Photo of quasimoto
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
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. (891 characters)

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

poured a deep amber color with slightly off-white bountifyl head that fell to a ring.Smell is overpowering of hops. Taste is mainlt of hops with a piney malty background. Mouthfeel is very dry and bitter. A good brew, but a little over the top for me. (251 characters)

Photo of TheJudge
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A light yellow with small bubbles, a good fluffy whit head that holds beautifully, great lacing. Smell is delicious. Hops Hops Hops and more Hops. And more than one kind. A nice complex hop aroma.

The taste, unfortunatly, was not nearly as good as the smell. Much too bitter. The balance is not there. The aroma hops are dominated by something else not as pleasant. The bitterness is there even after you swallow, being all you taste. Its like hot sauce with excessive heat and no flavor. Its stil OK, and I understand the point, but I want some taste too.

Drinkability would have suffered, but I could order one just to sit and smell it. (644 characters)

Photo of scooter231
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like an amberish, goldenish, reddish color with lots of floaties and a lovely head that disappears far too quickly. Smells floraly, sweet, really quite lovely. Taste is similar, with a nice hoppy bite. Starts sweet and hoppy, and finishes slightly tart and lemony- a really lovely transition that makes me eager for the next sip. Mouthfeel is perfectly carbonated, chewy, lip-smacking good. One can only drink so much IPA at one setting, but this is still quite drinkable. I like it. (489 characters)

Photo of rabidawg
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very light in color, more gold than amber. At least, light for what I've gotten used to in the AIPA style. This one's definitely all about the hops, with lemony and piney hops aroma and just a hint of malt sweetness in the aroma. Taste is slightly sweet initially, with nice hop flavor. Bitterness and lemon pith after the swallow, with a noticeable alcohol burn. Some pretty heavy grapefruit flesh flavors in there, too. Fairly well attenuated and dry. It's all about the hops, so not a good introduction to the bitter side. Very enjoyable. (541 characters)

Photo of trumick
3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a medium amber color, clear with a thick off white head, and lacing all around.

Scent is of sweet malts, weak though, piney citrus pith more orange than grapefruit, and a huge metalic overtone that over powers the rest of the smell.

Taste pretty much follows thhe nose. There is the weak sweet malt charater upfront then as the taste evolves the orangish/piney pith flavors take over along with the overpowering metalic taste.

Mothfeel is a bit thin-bodied for the style. The carbination is subdued also.

Drinkability is ok, but nothing to write home about. I wouldn't turn one of these down if offered to me but, i'm pretty sure I wouldn't purchase any more. (678 characters)

Photo of ericsdawson
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

beer pours out a nice hazy golden color with tons of little bubbles rising to the top. 2 finger rocky head. huge clusters of thick lace all the way down the glass. quite pretty. if you have ever stuck your nose in a bag of fresh hops and inhaled deeply, you know what this beer smells like. tastes like hops, pine needles, and citrus. starts with hoppy flavor and ends with bitterness. mouth feel is a little sharp, too acidic and carbonated. i'm not usually big in to supper hoppy beers, but this one is pretty good. (517 characters)

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

Pours murky appricot with beige head leaving extensive coating lace. Good beading. Chill haze clears aroun 50°F. (a good temp to start this beer).

Aroma pine needles and grapefruit. Strong hops dominate until beer warms caramel and malt that are still overpowered. Alcohol emerging as it approaches room temp.

Flavors similar, with orange zest and bitter grapefruit pith. Bitterness lingers long in its finish. Medium light body, with thinner mouthfeel.

Even with warming this beer is more of the USS Minnow rather than a Dreadnaught. A light weight in hop dimension and malt character. Not what I was hoping for but still drinkable and loved by many. (664 characters)

Photo of toddw8
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright, orange-copper. Lots of tiny bubbles streaming upward. Huge, foamy off-white head settles very slowly to a half-inch. Lots of sticky lacing left behind.

Smell: Huge citrus aroma. Explodes with sugar-coated grapefruit and pineapple syrup. The best smelling beer I've ever had.

Taste: Very hoppy throughout. Citrus flavors up front followed by a long lasting hop bitterness. No malt flavors to speak of.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, but not syrupy. Does kind of coat the back of the tongue at the finish.

Drinkability: Excellent, but be careful, the 7% abv can go to your head if you don't pace yourself. (628 characters)

Photo of blitz134
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2 of 7 sent to me by the monk...my gratitude is extended once again...

Poured crystal clear with a light orange body. Pure white single finger head formed on top which reduced quickly to the thinnest of layers. A little more head formation and retention would bring this up.

An initial citrus rush of hops came forth upon cracking the top, inviting so far. Mainly grapefruit citrus hops in the nose with an equal share given to some pine aromas. Some straw herbalness as well. There is something else in the aroma which I can't describe well, possibly from the Amarillo hops which were used. A very nicely constructed unique aroma which I have yet to come across in any other brew.

A resinous hop hit as soon as the beer reaches the tongue followed by a smidgen of citrus, floral finish. A nice deep bitterness lingers for quite a while. There is some malty backbone to this but it definately plays a secondary role to the taste. Only complaint is that it might seem a bit one sided in the flavor department. Good, but some complexity either from additional malts or hop variety would help in my opinion and make this an awesome beer.

Mouthfeel is full and does a great job coating everything in site. Allows the dry bitterness of the hops to really come through in the end. Drinkability is great. An easy to down IPA that sits light but is strong in the flavor department. (1,385 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma: Definate hop character laced with malty sweetness. Spicy and a bit pine-ey.
Appearance: medium coper. A solid color. Nice carbonation. 1/2 inch head that remained firm. Tight white bubbles that laces well.
Taste: Hops dominate the nose, but soon balances well with a medium-full malty body. Body remains firm and continues to release flavors of spice and herbs. A complex hop blend. Finishes nice. Perhapse a bit dry, but ok for style.
Aftertaste: Bitter and sweet. Not too dry, which often happens with IPA's.
Impression: a well balanced IPA. Not overly agressive on any end. Flavors are consistent and varying in a subtle way. A nice summertime refresher. (669 characters)

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
88 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.