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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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Photo of gentlebubbles
4.64/5  rDev +19%
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. (618 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The bold, bright, and enticing, pine-like and citrusy Amarillo hops found in Rockie's Mojo IPA reach out and grab you even as you pour it! The frothy off-white head holds quite well, and fine bubbles can be seen straming through its clear golden body. Stands of craggy lace and small spots linger on the glass, and it maintains a thin but solid surface covering throughout almost the entire serving. The flavor is just as impressive as its aroma as notes of yeasty fruitiness and piney and citrusy (tangerine, lemon peel, subtle red grapefruit) hops swirl through a sugar-accented, biscuity malt. The body is medium-full; and it's fine-bubbled carbonation bristles on the tongue before warming to become a bit airy as it slips effortlessly across the palate. Resinous, piney hops linger in the aftertaste along with a dense, dry bitterness that slowly drops in intensity; and it's alcohol never really shows until you go to get up from your chair. One word: WOW! (962 characters)

Photo of roacheater
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Uneven quality control detracts from consistency of the lace... when it's good the head stays "one finger" down, the glass is coated always, and aroma develops into world class range. When it's less than good, things obviously slip.

When this brew is on it is fantastic and utterly unique. IPA fiends like me appreciate the bold venture that this brew represents and hope other brewers will contribute to this burgeoning IPA variant.

A word about IPA "styles": who the hell knows what an "IPA" is these days. And that alone says a lot about the greatness of the style. (574 characters)

Photo of warriorsoul
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
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. (605 characters)

Photo of Mitchster
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
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! (1,230 characters)

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

On tap at the Boston Buk's. Nice hazy orange/amber with a nice frothy head of egg-white coloured foam. Aromas of fresh citrus peel hops, and a boatload of sugary malts to back it up. Taste is hoppy, but subdued by the massive maltiness, definatley not an over-the-top-hop-monster in any way, shape, or form. Just a damn good drinking IPA from Colarado. Mouthfeel is creamy for a tap beer, and drinkability is good. (414 characters)

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

Great beer for Rockies, I've been snapping these up whenever I make it down to Mass, although the supplies are dwindling. Hope fully they will do another batch of this hop nectar.
It pours clear, pale gold,with a dissapating head.
Big fruity aromas, peaches, pine, oranges, grapefruit. Great zest of hop. Addictive whiffing.
Nice crisp fruit in the flavor, big peaches from the Amarillo,fresh oranges,more grapefruit too. Not very warming,but not a small beer.
Hop bitterness lingers as well as the citrus. Very mild malt, drying mouthfeel and inviting aftertaste.
Great IPA, I wouldn't call it a double though.
For $8.00/sixer, its a great deal. (652 characters)

Photo of rugger
4.54/5  rDev +16.4%
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. (498 characters)

Photo of Tballz420
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This IPA has a clear golden body, with an off-white head that trails some nice lace. There is a big time floral hop scent to this brew. Light sweet malts, mostly overriden by massive hops. Good bitter/floral mixture. An acidic twang. Medium mouth. This beer is of course all about da hops. (289 characters)

Photo of freed
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a brilliant copper hue with a light smattering of fizz on top. The clarity is nearly perfect and the carbonation dances to the top refreshing the foam.

The aroma is suggestive of mild floral hops and seems to be missing the aggressive tail of whatever they chose (Centennial?). Its a delicate aroma and is reminiscent of the all-good properties of Dreadnaught.

The taste doesn't have the same all-good properties though - and it almost seems like the aroma got the good parts of the hop and the taste got the brash parts. There's a mild sweet malt body that isn't enough to compete with what starts as a somewhat pine sap bitterness and only gets harsher once swallowed. Its almost like a purely bittering hop like nuggets were used so there is no mild delicate floral or citrus, just caustic.

Its not a very encouraging beer when the aftertaste is like pine needle. So its not the most drinkable, but I'll make an effort. It could really use some milder hop as a dry hop to smooth the transition. (1,012 characters)

Photo of shippos
4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
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. (592 characters)

Photo of UnionMade
4.64/5  rDev +19%
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. (2,699 characters)

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

The beer after its deportation from the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a translucent amber color with a presidential sized creamy light tan head that leaves a thick coating of lace upon the glass. Nose has a sweet hop floral aroma, citrus like in its crispness, the start sweet and fully malted with the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is modestly carbonated and the hops delectable in their spiciness, dry aftertaste and a nice drinking beer, one I enjoyed quite a lot. (494 characters)

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

Pours a pretty, clear golden hue with a frothy white head. It has a nice floral hop aroma.

It's good and bitter with lots of aroma hops. The alcohol content is disguised well.

This Double IPA isn't as fiery as my favorite, Rogue I2PA, but Rouge doesn't bottle their's in 22-ounce bottles, either. This is a good ale and at $3 a bottle, very well-priced.

Seek it out. (375 characters)

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

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a clear medium orange color with three heaping fingers of head. Lots of lacing sticks to the glass. The smell is full of hops. Lots of citrusy hop aromas. Daddy like. The taste starts a little bit malty, but then the hops take over. Damn, it has a great hop flavor, and is just perfect on the bitterness. The mouthfeel is fairly thick and strong. The drinkability is great for a 7% brew. A really nice IPA. (461 characters)

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

Pours a golden color with orange hints nice fluffy off white head that leaves sheets of lace on my glass. Aroma is wow lots of hops citrusy with fruity orange coming out and a pine presence on a ever so light malt backdrop. Smells the way an IPA should. Taste is hops sweet light malt mix with light fruity flavors then a tart like grapefruit takes hold of the taste buds finishes bitter around a good medium bitterness touch of resin on the tounge is about it. Mouthfeel is a little light not much of a malt background on this IPA but it is crisp and refreshing a good thirst quincher. Drinkability is good nice little IPA want to thank merlin48 for this wonderful sample he has provided me with. (697 characters)

Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle number four from the brewery's sampler box, all tasted on 11/12/04. Mojo pours a hazed peach body with a small offwhite head that retains well for a few minutes before dropping to film and collar lace. Frothy lace is moderate on the sides of the glass.
Aroma is laden with hops. Pine cone, grass, and grapefruit rind front the bouquet, with a caramel and toffee pale malt background.
Mouthfeel has moderate carbonation and a medium body, with a significant hops resin feel that is quite pleasant.
Taste features a dry, resinous hops bitterness that is very much citrusrind and pine cone. Toffee/caramel malt backbone balances well. Label claims Amarillo hops are used. Mojo packs some punch, but the ethanol is well hidden. Finishes dry and hops bitter, with a citrus rind aftertaste.
Mojo is vastly different from the three other brews in the sampler box. It seems they saved all their hops for this one. This is a decent Double IPA, that hopheads will enjoy. By far, the best one in the brewery's sampler box. (1,022 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This IPA is thick and hazy. The orange color almost looks like a Belgian-style pale ale. The head also is very thick, although it went down rather quickly.

Smell – This is a classic East Coast-style IPA. The hops are sharp and fruity and the ale has a wonderful, biscuity malt backbone.

Taste – This is a big ‘un. Again, the East Coast gumball is right on queue. The hoppy fruits are tangy and the biscuity yeast-type of malt gives this ale some terrific structure.

Mouthfeel – This medium to full-bodied Double IPA is expertly blended. It has some big carbonation (big for the style) and a bit of dryness at the end.

Drinkability – This classic East Coast IPA just melts in your mouth out of the tap. It is brilliantly balanced and a true heavy hitter.

Comments – I had this on-tap at Anam Cara for the 2004 Belgian Beer Fest pre-party and boy oh boy was it a treat. (902 characters)

Photo of cncbofh
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent!

Measuring up the different American IPA styles today. Started with the Flying Dog and now working on the Mojo.

Poured with a perfect 1 finger of foamy, quickly dissappating white head. Smelled of floral and citrus hops. Nothing else there - and nothing wrong with that.

Thicker and bolder than most American IPAs. Carbonation was neither too lively or too flat. The taste was an explosion of hops, coupled with the perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. Hard to make out the malt character. This beer will do well with hopheads - it did well with me. (576 characters)

Photo of masterbruewer
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light golden brown with a thin off-white head. Light, steady carbonation.

The smell is sweet maltiness and piney hops.

The taste is piney hops start to finish, a solid hop bite, but not overpowering. A nice flavorful, IPA. The hop flavor is very much like the Cascade hops I grew in the yard this year.

Mouthfeel is bitter and a little syrupy, but still kind of smooth.

A very drinkable IPA, once you get used to the hop signature. (453 characters)

Photo of mschofield
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium amber, slightly hazy with a two finger creamy ivory head, leaves thin sticky webs of lacing.
Nice hoppy aroma, Amarillo? wood, resin and citrus.
Quite a hoppy taste, reminiscent of Stone IPA but not as good, light malt backbone. Good citrus aftertaste, lemon and orange.
Medium bodied, the best I've had from Rockies Brewing. (343 characters)

Photo of karengarys
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours slightly hazy rich amber, with a fluffy head that does not stick around very long - a small foamy ring and slight foam film remains. The ring laces a bit but goes away and does not regenerate, so the foam is completely gone from the top by the end of the glass.

I can't quite describe the smell. Floral and hoppy, somewhat ascedic. Though I cannot place what is going on here, it actually does smell fairly good.

taste is really good, slightly sweet, a mild hint of pine hops, some dryness in some other kind of hops, notes of banana and mild spices. It balances well, with a hint of alcohol overtone, maybe slightly burbon like.

It has a creamy mouthfeel that goes dry in the back of the throat and turns oily as it dissappears.

It leaves a very slight bitter aftertaste. Very slight.

To me, this is a strange swing for an IPA. Not sure what I would classify it as, though. If you sort of like IPAs, but are looking for something with a little less bite than usual, search high and low for this and give it a try! If you are a staunch IPA lover, give this a try anyway - it will be an interesting sample. Overall, I do recommend trying this if you can find it. (1,188 characters)

Photo of alexgash
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brassy orange body with a dense, yet compact, light-tan head. Doesn’t stick around too long.
Nice smells of toffee and fruit malt, set against a perfumey bouquet of citrusy, Amarillo hops.
Taste starts off with a jolt of juicy, acidic grapefruits. The juicy, citric character lasts as biscuity, lightly fruity malts come in to say a quick hello. Bitterness swells into the appetizing finish. Good hop presence throughout, with the malt being pretty secondary. Pretty big mouthfeel. Slightly chewy, good carbonation. A very nice IPA. (535 characters)

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

Nice. I found this at the new World Market in town, and had never seen it before. Aroma bursts out of the bottle, fruity and hoppy. Pours a light amber color, with nice head and lacing. Flavor does not disappoint, very much like the aroma. The only negative is a strange, thin fizziness underneath, which feels a bit like orange juice to the palate. This is a pretty good IPA, and I don't have many good options close to home (so I'll buy this out next time). (459 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pretty, clear, copper color that is topped by a thick light tan head. As I pour this I get a wonderful hoppy aroma that has notes of citrus and apricot. Wow, as I go in for a better sniff, the fruity hoppiness is quite pronounced. Mandarin orange dominates but there are notes of tangerine, apricot, grapefruit, and freshly squeezed orange juice. As expected the taste is intensely fruity as well, from start to finish. It does not have as much bitterness as I was expecting, but this beer is all about the hop aroma and flavor. This beer is just a showcase for Amarillo hops, quite intense, and quite tasty. The malt is only here subtly, as a supporting cast, there is just enough sweetness to perk up the fruitiness of the hops, but that is about all I really pick up. (778 characters)

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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