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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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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

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Beer added by: Jon on 08-27-2003

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Photo of phishsihq
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Our friends at Boulder Beer Company have really done it this time...

"Nitrogen is used under high pressure when dispensing creamy beers because it displaces CO2 to (artificially) form a rich tight head and a less carbonated taste. This makes the beer feel smooth on the palate and gives a foamy appearance."

We enjoyed Mojo IPA on Nitro tap at the Forge Publik House in Fort Collins and were amazed at the difference a little N can make. This beer puts on a show as it settles in the glass! A creamy orange color brew settles under a cascade of tiny nitrogen bubbles that float to the top to create a dense, off-white cap of foam that lasts throughout the drink and sticks all over the glass. Sweet floral and citrus hops dominate the nose, with some biscuity malt buried under the hops. A quick 1-2 punch of floral and citrus hops subside into a nice toasty and biscuity hop backbone, well balanced and a little more in tune then a normal Mojo. Medium in body, this Mojo is super creamy and almost silky in texture, thanks in part to the N. Charge up a few more, our new favorite IPA in town! (1,095 characters)

Photo of drakkath
4.54/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, best enjoyed by date of 6/12/2012 purchased at Publix (which suprised me with their selection of craft beers; cheers to Publix).

A: Somewhat cloudy copper, about 1 - 1/2 finger head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Citrus, pine, some floral notes

T: First you taste the citrusy sweetness and malt, shortly followed by the earthy hop bitterness that lingers between sips. Not overly bitter, but a very appealing flavor.

M: A little on the light side with good carbination.

O: I really like this beer. I am an admitted hop head and something about the finish of this beer keeps me wanting more. It's a shame I've already drank through six of these. Bravo, and hopefully an encore soon. Great session beer if someone else has your car keys. This goes down very easy for a 7.2 abv. (795 characters)

Photo of BostonHops
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a light orange/copper tone with about an inch and a half of white/off-white head; moderate retention and lacing.

aroma offers notably pine and citrusy (on the latter count, primarily grapefruit). there's a malty presence as well. taste mosty follows the nose, perhaps a floral note or two... hops are nicely balanced by the malt. a tasty, mid-range IPA - nothing spectacular but enjoyable. mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with average cabronation. i would see nothing wrong with having a couple at a sitting... that is, of course, assuming i was out of better options.

original review on: 07-21-2010 (658 characters)

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

A - straw yellow, fair sized pale head. Pretty standard for an IPA, nothing special here.

S - Orange, citrus, pineapple, and some grapefruit up front. Followed by some smooth malts.

T - Sweet citrus, more sweet than usual, as if they are coated in sugar. Some caramel malts tie everything together. Not bad, just a bit on the sweet side for an IPA.

M - Medium body, smooth and creamy. Leaves a nice bitter taste behind after some nice floral notes. Enjoyable for a sweet IPA.

O - A sweet citrus IPA that I will probably not pursue in the future. Not bad, but definitely not the hops I am looking for nowadays in an IPA. (623 characters)

Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap in a pint glass- pours a slightly hazy golden/copper color with a one finger head, little retention and some nice lacing.

Smells hoppy in the citrus fashion- nothing outrageous but not bad.

Taste is consistent- good bitterness, a little pale malt, a little floral hop taste towards the end. Pretty well rounded.

Mouthfeel is a tad bit watery- medium light body, moderate carbonation. A pretty decent IPA but nothing special. (438 characters)

Photo of aasher
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nitro tap at Scottys in Indy. This beer arrived looking like a darker Boddingtons, a dark gold in color with a super creamy whipped head. It looks great. The nose is of Sharp and fresh citrusy hops with no bitterness or alcohol. It's really smooth. It tastes of super creamy citrusy hops with a touch of honey and pine. It's extremely palatable. It drinks incredibly creamy and smooth, like velvet. Overall this beer is fantastic on nitro and of all things, is far more impressive than this year's Hopslam on draft. I'm glad I tried it. It was infinitely better than out of the bottle. (585 characters)

Photo of Rhynes2
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got a sample pack of Boulder at the beer shop. This was the first one I tried out and its a pretty good. The head died pretty quickly which i wasn't a fan of. It did leave some decent lacing down the sides. This one also has a great malt flavor to it, sweet with some light notes of caramel in there. The hops are nicely balanced and give this one a nice citrus flavor. I think i'm going to have to get some more of this as a nice summer sipper. (445 characters)

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle (Enjoy By Date: Jun 05 2012) into a 13.5oz Libbey Tulip glass.

A- Pours an inviting crystal clear, yellow-golden with a full 3-finger, soapy white head possessing great retention. Substantial lacing is left behind when consumed.

S- Orange, white grapefruit rind, slight pine resin and (despite the not-overwhelming 7.2% ABV) a touch of alcohol is detected. As the head subsides, notes of pineapple reveal themselves. Pretty complex...

T- Sugar coated citrus is immediate which tails off into a dry, but pleasant white grapefruit finish. Nothing overwhelming, but just enough bitterness to beg another taste. As the brew warms, I do a get a hint of piney resin.

M- Ale yeast provides the backbone for a beautiful head and decent carbonation. Smooth and predictable mouthfeel for the style.

O- A really solid, highly drinkable West Coast-style, American IPA and one that I can enjoy again and again. I'll have to up the ante and try Mojo Risin' the next time 'round. If you can get it fresh, however, do yourself a favor and grab a 6'r of Mojo IPA. (1,077 characters)

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

I figured I would add a cask review of this beer since I don't see this around too much.

Mojo ipa. Nitro. Lace all the way. Very nice head and retention.

Creamy but hop resiny. Smooth. Pine and floral. Very similar to the regular version but the mouthfeel was much different. It was also sereved at cask temp allowing other flavor profiles to show.

Overall, a unique ipa. I dig it. It drinks quick and is enjoyable. (419 characters)

Photo of Crundy
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Very clear, golden honey color, off-white head, soapy lacing

S: strong citrus grapefruit hops smell, an earthy smell as well, slight caramel malt aromas as well

T: nice blend of caramel malt and citrus hops that turns bitter as it finishes, it pretty much follows the nose with the grapefruit and earthiness. very tasty

M: very smooth and creamy and it leaves a dry mouth feel and a bittersweet aftertaste. medium-light bodied, well carbonated

O: very good IPA, perhaps a tad too bitter to be one of my favorites but it definitely doesn't take away from this beer. If I found this on tap somewhere I would definitely order it. (633 characters)

Photo of rsdaugherty
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into pint glass
A – 2+ finger off white head on a golden (slight amber) clear brew, very good retention and lacing all around the glass, lacing while drinking was unbelievable 4.5
S – Grapefruit and grasses with a mildly sweet caramel taking a back seat 3.5
T – Many different citrus zests, gentle grasses, with a lingering milder citrus bitterness on the finish, very mildly sweet but otherwise malt profile is minimal 3.5
M – Moderate light body, carbonation lends a smoothness and bit of body help to this brew 3.5
O – How about a big undecided? Didn’t quite figure this beer out, and don’t believe I’ll be picking it up again. 3.5 (658 characters)

Photo of BigCheese
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from mix pack, 2 months from drink by date, guessing that makes it 4 months old, not ideal not terrible though.

A: Somewhere between an amber and yellow, "west coast" ipa in color. Pours a small white head, dissipated pretty quickly, with a some lacing but not very much.

S: Not overwhelming, citrus based hops, quite sweet in flavor, sour orange, not much maltiness, smells good though.

T: Hops right up front, initially an earthy/grassy/marijuana flavor of hops, then a very sweet citrus, more pineapple than grapefruit, not overly bitterr. For color has a nice malt backbone, wasnt expecting this, not overly dark but a nice molasses/rasin bread flavor.

M: A tad thin, decent to low carbonation, had a oily slick to it though, tasted more like a 6.5% than 7.2% (not necessarily good or bad, flavor wasnt overwhelming) One of the more session-able ipas.

O: Solid brew from Boulder, i recall it being much hoppier when fresher. Nothing crazy but its a good brew from a good value brewery. You defnitely get your moneys worth and wont be disappointing. (1,071 characters)

Photo of wintbs379
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - One finger of head, nice lacing down the glass, dark orange, hazy

Smell - Nice mix of citrus and pine, detect some malt in the background, nice balance

Taste - A nice mix between malt and hops. Obviously hop's in the forefront. Doesn't make you pucker, nice, easy drinking. Nice balance

Mouthfeel - Not too thin, good body, not overly carbonated

Overall - Nice IPA, had one in my fridge thanks to a friend, but wouldn't necessarily seek out again. (464 characters)

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

Boulder Mojo IPA: Had this one on tap at a restaurant. Not my preferred way to review a beer, but here goes. Nice amber color with a finger of white foamy head. Good aroma comes through with floral hop notes. Taste is nice and even. The malt is not too sweet, the hops come through in a good way and finish with a touch of bitter. This is a good middle of the road IPA that most should like. (391 characters)

Photo of generalnotsew
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color of the body is incredibly weak! Great foamy head though. What little body it does have is a clear peach coloring. Smell is tangy, resiny, sticky sweet grapefruit. The smell is superb! It is as fresh as it gets and it stacks up to top notch IPA's. Taste is well rounded. Has a really nice and clean bitterness. Tangy sweet caramel grapefruit and a heavy dose of bitterness. Just a tad too sweet but not enough to make it not great. Very glad to have found this fresh finally and worthy of rotation. I think it has a stigma just because the brewery is perceived as sub par but don't let that discourage you. (611 characters)

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

Poured from their 12oz beer bottle -

Appearance - Poured almost 2 fingers of tight bright white head, color of the beer is a slightly hazy yellow amber color, very nice lacing.

Smell - Big citrus scent, grapefruit, tangerine and pineapple, touch of pine.

Taste - Wow, really bright citrus flavors here. Ripe yellow grapefruits, some tangerine and grapefruit peel, floral hops, dry slightly sweet biscuits in the background. Not a lot of complexity but some great balance here. Some pine comes long into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Lite mouthfeel, medium carb, this beer is very crisp with carb providing a light, bright feel, and some edges on the sides of the tongue.

Overall - A solid, citrus forward ipa. There is just enough sweetness to offset the citrus peel flavors but this really is not a sweet ipa at all. This beer both looks and tastes bright and citrussy, with plenty of bittering and dryness in the finish, almost puckering. This would be a great summer thirst quencher. (987 characters)

Photo of HeartsO
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite citrus style IPAs. I'm slightly biased as beers with centennial hops are always my favorite.
A- light bodied and pale in color. Head retention was good and really trapped in the hoppy taste of the beer.
S- Nothing over powering but you can get a hint of citrus.
T- a light citrus style. Hops for sure over power any malt characteristic but you can really taste the centennial hops.
O-Great beer, great brewery would recommend it to anyone just starting to drink IPAs as its not the most intense beer of the style but still has enough hop to satisfy the hophead in me. (586 characters)

Photo of jmdrpi
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

served on-tap in a standard pint glass.

appears golden yellow with some amber highlights, white head. aroma is about average for the style, floral and citrus hops, but not as refined as other IPA's. taste is dominated by the hops, with a little malt to back it up. body is thin to medium, higher carbonation.

overall, a standard west coast IPA, nothing special. (364 characters)

Photo of rangerred
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber.

Appearance is a hazy light gold with a one finger head. The head is quick to fade but leaves decent lacing.

Smell is not all that impressive. There are some citrusy notes along with some orange/tangerine sweet scents but nothing is very strong or stands out significantly.

The taste is rather interesting. It starts off with a nice fruity sweetness that I associate with stronger ipa's but this soon fades and is replaced by a biscuity maltiness. Finally there are some slight citrusy hop notes. A decent bitterness pervades throughout.

Overall, I think this is a pretty good beer but one that definitely should be enjoyed fresh. This bottle is best by Nov. 30 so not as fresh as it should be. I really think if I had this fresh, those hop flavors would make this beer excellent. (796 characters)

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

A new beer in our area to try....

Poured into my usual glass and got a bright gold clear body with medium head and good lacing.

Nose at first was perfumy but it came around and became citrus.

Taste is fairly malty, but of course the hops are there. It says "Enjoy by Nov. 30 2011" so it would probably be much better if you could get this right off the truck.

Mouth feel was a little weak as well. Not flat but just didn't have enough bite for me.

Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with this beer, except I have had some fresh ones(other brands) lately and now the stuff that has been on the shelf for a bit isn't strong enough!! I used to like the balanced flavor. I will try this again (704 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: The beer is golden yellow with slight signs of carbonation coming up through the side of the glass. One finger head reduced to a thin layer and left some lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Slight citrusy and grapefruit scent. Pretty weak scent with nothing else going on.

Taste: A lot better. Sweet caramel malts, same citrusy tastes, and boozy alcohol towards the end. Some biscuit going on there too. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: I have had this before and remember it be a great beer. Maybe the beer is a bit old and maybe I need to go to the brewery in Boulder again next month. Still going to be buying this over and over. (752 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bigtime ipa. this one pours a brassy gold color with a modest white head. whoa hops in the nose, i smell major american varieties, man bold. taste is less intense than the nose, but stands up to some spicy chips and salsa real well. this is a really pungent hoppy brew, mouthfeel matches perfectly, lighter side of medium bodied with a nice balanced carbonation and finish. not necessarily remarkable for being different, but just a really well made ipa, and the abv can render you useless after a long hike if you arent careful... (531 characters)

Photo of derekmorris7
3.57/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A = Nice golden appearance little lighter than a normal IPA, head was a bit lite too. Not very thick

S = Smelled amazing, sweetness with a light malt to it

T = Not the best, I would call it average. Citrus and a bit too bitter than normal IPA. Almost a hint of metallic to it too.

M = Lot of linger on the palatte and bit of dryness late.

O = Good not great beer, would have again though. B range is about right. (418 characters)

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

Pours a light pale yellow/orange with a settling white head.

Smells of dank, juicy hops with lots of tropical fruity citrus aromas.

Taste is similar to smell with an abrupt introduction to hop bitterness and mouth watering complexity. Malts come through after searching and warming offering an ideal balance.

Decent IPA. Would try it again. (343 characters)

Photo of micromaniac129
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the Jamison Pourhouse on nitro tap.

Poured a pale golden orange with, of course, a billowing dense head from the nitrogen.

Aromas of caramel malts and refreshing hops.

Tastes more akin to an ESB. That was more then likely due to the nitrogen. From the nitro this beer has a more malty asspect, caramel sweetness. The hop flavor has mellowed into a more sutle pine resin and floral flavor.

The mouthfeel on this particular beer being nitro is rather thick and creamy. Lite bitterness at the end with only a hint of aftertaste, clean.

I had this beer before, nitro seem to scrub out all the harshness and leave a more drinkable, smoother beer. (659 characters)

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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