Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

767 Reviews
THE BROS
86
very good

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Reviews: 767
Hads: 1,822
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 31
Gots: 190 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 UCLABrewN84
2.87/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoy by 3/27/14.

Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grapefruit juice, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with metallic, pine, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that smells decent enough, but there is something making this one super metallic tasting and fairly undrinkable. (621 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with best by date December 12, 2013 printed on the bottleneck, so I'm a few days late, but that worries me not. Surprisingly, this is my first review of a beer from Boulder Beer.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a brassy golden orange with one finger of soft fluffy white head. Some thin scattered lacing. Fairly unimpressive, but it looks alright.

S - Smell is pretty off for the style. No real grapefruit hop aromas like the label describes, but more of a dried grass / peppery herbal smell, musty yeast, bready malt, and some green apple. Slight alcohol fumes. Not particularly bad smelling, but definitely off for the style.

T - Taste is of smooth clean caramel / amber malt, grains, breadiness, earthy yeast, some green apple, & grass.

M - Feel is smooth, clean, and bready. Light bitterness on the finish. Fairly light-bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a strange IPA. Maybe more of a pale ale of sorts than it is an IPA, but it works. Very drinkable, especially at 7.20% abv. Glad to have had it, and I look forward to more from this brewery.

Boulder Beer Mojo India Pale Ale ---3.5/5 (1,131 characters)

Photo of joeworrall
3.16/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I love the label, and would consider buying a cycle jersey with this logo, but the beer itself... Kind of "meh"... There is not a lot of hops aroma or flavor. It's IPA Lite IMHO... very refreshing, but it lacks the hop dominance that I personally look forward to in an IPA.

I'm tasting it head-to-head with three other IPA's: Pyramid Outburst, Anderson Valley Heelch O'Hops and Oskar Blues Deviant Dales. Of the four, this is the weakest... (441 characters)

Photo of 1sophrosyne1
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed from a pint glass over 20 compelling minutes.
Golden body, creamy head with nice retention and plenty of lace.
Lemongrass, resin and malty sweetness characterize the nose--but all components are rather muted.
Wicked complex flavor profile. Evolving from a creamy malt foundation with a hop center and a fine bitter end.
The nitro makes this medium-bodied brew, creating a very creamy feel that counterbalances the hop bitters beautifully.
Creative and inspiring product that is particularly enhanced by the nitro. It's hard to articulate the superiority of this mojo if all you get to try is a bottle; it's not the same, Baby! (635 characters)

Photo of mpedara429
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: A slightly hazy golden amber color. Two fingers of tan head that left lacing all around the glass.

S: Pine, grapefruit and sweet orange. Slightly floral smell in there. There is a fairly strong malt presence.

T: It is the nose to the tee. It is malty as the nose indicated.

M: Medium body with a medium-light carbonation.

O An interesting concept. A floral IPA that actually has a solid malt backbone. This is something I don't seem to find too often and found myself enjoying quite a bit. (496 characters)

Photo of spoony
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at a crappy airport bar in Denver International Airport into a pint glass. Reviewed from notes dated August 30, 2013.

A-My brew arrived with about one finger of sticky, white head. The lacing is pretty good. The brew is golden-orange color and mostly clear. A good look for the style.

S-The aroma is a bit off...I get some onion, straw, and floral scents from the hops. The malts are pretty dry and don't provide much aside from a slightly chalky, crusty bread note. It gets better as it warms with more floral notes and less onion.

T-The taste is similar to the smell, but slightly improved with more fruit and floral notes in the hops (and, I suppose, some fruit from the pale malts). There is some orange and slight bitter hit on the finish. The malts provide a little more balance on the tongue than in the nose.

M-The feel is soft with a moderate body and a lightly oily, coating feel. Carbonation is mild.

O-This beer is fair. I could not get into the hop flavors here, which were sort of odd and non-descript. The malts are sort of absent on the nose, but make an appearance as the brew gets warmer and provide a nice bit of balance. On the positive side, this brew looks good and has a nice feel. (1,216 characters)

Photo of Murrhey
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Three-finger thick white head with long retention atop a golden body with active carbonation. Fine looking IPA.

S- Floral and fruity hops. Tasty pineapple, fruits and flowers. Like a hippie in a glass but smelling nicer.

T- Fruity and very juicy. Slightly bitter, but more sweet than anything.

M- Juicy and wet with a lighter body and clean finish. Nice feel for an IPA.

O- Great beer. Very happy with taste, smell and feel. (549 characters)

Photo of Brenden
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Mojo is a straight amber color, clear with a consistent activity rising from the bottom of the glass. It aids in building up the thick, creamy finger-tall head. Lacing is left in creamy sheeting under a thick ring.
The nose is earthy and a little spicy with some pine and leaf. A note of something like spruce is in the bitterness. There's a mild chalky astringency underlying.
Chalky, aspirin pith is strong up front, though all the leafy, piney, earthy, spruce and spicy notes are still present. Hopheads will enjoy this, though someone looking for an exceptionally crafted beer will desire more balance.
This beer glides on the tongue, silky smooth without losing any crispness. The medium body offers good support, and the body goes somewhat dry but just as smooth from middle to finish. (791 characters)

Photo of jcbogantes
4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, very aromatic good looking beer.

The color is amber, with one finger white head that stays for several minutes leaving a moderate lacing on the glass.
The aroma is spectacular very citrusy and hoppy with some sweetness.
Taste of malt sweetness, bread, that goes very well with the hops and bitterness (313 characters)

Photo of Smurf2055
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy, orange/amber color. Little head.

Super citrusy smell. Orange dominates. Bit of a lighter fruit as well, melon. Just gushing with fruit.

Taste is more pine than I thought would be in it. Earthy. The citrus flavors that dominated the smell give way to the malty characteristics.

Pretty sweet, very drinkable. Very good beer. (349 characters)

Photo of sammyrasp
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite IPAs. VERY flavorful, aromatic, and hoppy. The age of the beer matters. It is not a hot seller, so the lower ratings are probably a result of people who had a batch that was less than fresh. I highly recommend this beer. It goes ok with food, but I believe that flavor deserves your undivided attention. Try it with a cleansed palate and you will understand. (377 characters)

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle with Enjoy By Aug 28, 2013, Into a tulip.
Appearance - Crisp, clean and gold, fluffy white head, loads of lacing.
Smell - a nice mix of citrus, grassy, and piney hops, as well as some herb! I love the nose of this beer; it's there from start to finish!
Taste - follows the nose nicely and has a terrific hop bite!
Feel - really easy to drink at 7.2 ABV and wakes up the taste buds!
Overall - This is an underrated beer IMO and a terrific value! (466 characters)

Photo of KevT
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer on draft (nitro) served in a pint glass at SDTaproom during a recent trip to San Diego. Beer arrived with a thick, dense nitro head on top of a beer that is a dark straw color. Aroma was a little hoppy and I thought perhaps a little metallic. Soft hop flavor with creamy mouthfeel that you would expect from a nitro beer. (337 characters)

Photo of Omnium
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Poured a very nice yellow color with a thick 2 finger head, and nice lacing.
S - Smells great! Fresh lemon zest, honey, pine, caramel malts, biscuits, orange juice, and peach.
T - Now this is where things start to fall apart, All the nice fruit flavors mentioned in smell are nearly non existent here, which is a huge shame. Bitter floral hops up front, a little bit of orange and lemon zest, biscuit malt, and some dried flowers, not really that great.
M - Thin feeling, and bitter aftertaste. The alcohol can be felt in this.
O - What started off as a good looking, good smelling beer lets down in the taste department drastically, I'm shocked there was this big of a difference, maybe I need to get a super fresh one, but I cant see it being far off from what I've tasted. For an average IPA, weighing in at 7.2, I'd rather have more flavor. (871 characters)

Photo of Maltmaiden
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light orange/yellow. Clear with lots of bubbles. Thin fizzy head that goes away to nothing. Watery looking.

S: Grapefruit and lemon zest. caramel. Touch of pine. A Pleasant smelling IPA.

T: Light grapefruit, citrus. But well balanced with malt. On the sweeter side for an ipa. orange blossom. Again, pleasant.

M: Thin but not completely watery. Appropriate body. Plenty of carbonation. Crisp. Short bitter aftertaste

O: Avery sessionable IPA. Nothing offensive but not complex. The word pleasant just keeps coming to mind. (530 characters)

Photo of ao125
2.32/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Serving Type: $1.65 12oz bottle at Total Wine. Poured from the bottle into a Rock Bottom pilsner glass, with a decent aroma collecting top.

Appearance: Amber/orange in color. Not entirely dissimilar from Nugget Nectar, though a high level of clarity. I'd have to guess filtered.

Smell: This is where things fall apart. Just sort of a big mess of Del Monte fruit cocktail, honey, and cheap [herbal glaucoma remedy]. The fruit cocktail became more pronounced as it warmed.

Taste: Oh yeah... big honey and assorted canned fruits. Some tangerine creeping out from under the weighty mess, but not enough to scream "I'M AN IPA!".

Mouthfeel: Actually not bad. Had a decent mouthfeel for an IPA. Neither too thin nor too thick.

Overall: The bottle said: "ENJOY BY MARCH 19", so I'm 13 days away from the end of code, but still... This couldn't be any less of an IPA. I've had worse beers, but I just don't see the point in buying this one again. (944 characters)

Photo of hoppytobehere
3.02/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

22 oz. bomber, enjoy by May 1. Should be pretty fresh then.

A: Clear body, a bit on the light side. Decent retention. Lots of carbonation bubbles floating up to the top.

S: Candy, bread, some alcohol present in the nose.

T: Hmm. Not as many hops as I would like, and a skunky aftertaste. Some citrus, but it comes off tasting like cheap candy.

M: Thin, good carbonation levels though.

O: Not a good beer. I'm going to have a Lagunitas Sucks to wash this bad taste out of my mouth. (486 characters)

Photo of Casedogg43
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from beer club my family for me for Christmas!
If all the brews are this good ill be ok!

This is my first beer club beer ever!
I give it a solid 4/5 overall!

Pours nice clean golden color
Looks fresh, nice head
Taste very solid, fresh and balanced.

Better than average mouthfeel.

Over all, darn good IPA! (316 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from tap into a sampler shaker. Poured a golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bread, citrus, pine, and pine hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, pine, citrus, fruit, pine hop, and spicy hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I honestly went into this one not really expecting much. However, what I found was surprisingly pretty good. There was a very nice balance of flavors going on here that definitely sparked my interest. While this one was obviously quite hop forward it was by no means overpowering which was very nice. A definite must try if you see it on the menu and have never had it. It might just surprise you like it did me. (849 characters)

Photo of KTCamm
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours brilliant clear gold, light but a darker top. Light foam layer. Light oily pine nose. But subdued. Light malty bitter taste. Quite mild. Good bitter buzz throughout. Grapefruit flavor, nice and balanced. Sneaky at 7.2%. (266 characters)

Photo of notchucknorris
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden color with a huge off white head. Tons of sticky lacing down the glass.

S: Lots of floral and grapefruit hop notes with a good amount of sweetness. Candied citrus, honey and caramel.

T: Lots of grapefruit, caramel and some floral hops. Middle brings some biscuity malt. A touch of hop resin and a lot of malt sweetness on the finish. Maltier than I'm used to, but still a solid IPA. (409 characters)

Photo of BryanCarey
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Boulder Mojo India Pale Ale pours from the bottle to a gold/tan color with a body that has just the slightest chill haze. The nose on this beer is fruity and just slightly spicy and the foam is good, provided you pour assertively.

The taste of this beer is fruity with the flavor of grapefruit juice dominating. There are some other flavors present as well, like pale malt, bread, caramel, and some pine. Toward the end, I can detect some other fruit flavor, possibly melon, before settling back to the taste of grapefruit.

Mojo IPA is a fruity brew and while there are other flavors present, the taste continues to return to the flavor of grapefruit. It almost seems like actual grapefruit was used in the production, but according to the manufacturer, it doesn’t have any such ingredient- it is the Amarillo hops that help create this grapefruit character.

I love a good IPA and I agree this is a good one and certainly a nice change from other IPA. I don’t think I could drink this as an everyday IPA because the citrus emphasis is not the type of flavor I want to taste on a regular basis. But it is still a good IPA and one worth adding to your list of beers to try. (1,181 characters)

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

12. oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Very little head that quickly dissipated but the carbonation was constant and light. Gave off a very hoppy aroma, with good citrus notes. Pleasant amber color and appealing look. Very good flavor on the front end of the sip, and gets a little stronger as it sits. Good, strong IPA. Definitely one of the better ones out there. (367 characters)

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)

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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