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

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Beer added by: Jon on 08-27-2003

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Photo of smcolw
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love what nitrogen does to a beer. Rich, foamy head that required the bartender to pour it over a two minute period. The head stuck around during the entire tasting, leaving a blanket of lace after every sip. The broth is relatively clear with a gold amber color.

Mild prickliness from the hop. Rather nondescript.

Peppery hop bite with a evergreen kick. Overall, this is rather one-dimensional but is good for hop heads. Long aftertaste. Full bodied with an appropriate level of carbonation. (497 characters)

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

Cool, somewhat hazy golden color, with a bone-white head, attractive, big at first, though ultimately short-lived.
Aroma: oh, that's the stuff, like a deep breath in the heart of a primal forest, a crazy mess of spikey, sprucey, herbal hoppitude. Feels like it's dry-hopped. Piney, citrusy.
Continues on the tastebuds, bitter, yet sweetish and slightly fruity.
A bit light in body, a tad lacking in the malt department...it's all over, under and thoroughly about the hops (wish I could which ones). Taste never flags or sags, though that's for sure, if you want hops playing everwhere on your palate, though every inch your mouth, and ushering forth a case of the hop burps, Mojo is here for you. Feels thicker on the mouth further in, sweeter, candyish.
Quite an interesting approach, bitter, yeah, but not too much, and still drinkable. Nice change of pace, though I think I like Hazed and Infused better. (911 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dated March 11, 2011, hopefully this is the born on date and not the consume by date.

Beer is yellow with a minor haze, white bubbles, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is mildly malty with some piny hops in there.

Beer is medium body, almost a plasticy fake sweetness at the front, minimal hop flavor, some bitterness in there. It is a boring plain IPA, nothing special. Could be more aggressive with the hop profile but there is nothing wrong with it either. (470 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours hazy orange with a thin, firm head. Some lacing sticks to the glass.

It has a strong, floral, slightly citrusy aroma.

The taste is of thick, chewy floral hops. Lemony and peppery finish. Not a bad taste at all. Little malt. Sharp.

Medium to full-bodied. Very dry with some astringency. Not bad for sipping though.

This is a hoppy one - liked munching on an alcohol-laced Amarillo hop. I can appreciate hoppiness and was set on a hoppy beer, but too much of one hop and alcohol comes through too much to be a more than a one and move on..(if any taste buds are left). (584 characters)

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

12 ounce bottle, best by November 15 2010. I hope for the best with this old bottle. Pours clear light orange-amber color with a fairly dense 2 finger white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a lacing cap. Some dense, great looking lacing on the glass. Strong aromas of orange, pine, floral, caramel, and light grapefruit. Taste of strong orange, pine, caramel, and grapefruit; with a huge bitterness on the finish that lingers with flavors of citrus and pine. Very smooth drink with a delicious amount of bitterness. No alcohol showed itself in the taste or finish. Medium carbonation and body. Overall this was fantastic, even though it was well past it's prime as far as age. I definitely will be picking this up again. (732 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle dated 1/2011 served in pint glass

Pours a light amber, slight hazy, with 1 finger of near white head. Head has a limited duration although a thin top coast lasts a good while and good lacing is left on the glass.

A - not strong for style. Primarily citrusy and piney hops. Fruity with a detectable caramel malt base. More complex than average for an IPA.

T - Substantial malt balance in initial taste, but bitterness comes to the fore in the finish, followed by a lasting bitter hop aftertaste.

M - moderate (good) carbonation; crisp with a slight bite; medium body

O - recommended for hop heads (616 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 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 GClarkage
4.77/5  rDev +22.3%
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. (862 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)

Photo of Gavage
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellowish orange color with a thick head. Some minimal lacing occurs. Carbonation levels are decent. The aroma is very floral and malt is detectable. The flavor focuses on the bitterness with a thick malt background. Citrus tones round out the flavor.

The mouthfeel is smooth and the finish is long on the bitterness. This brew was medium to almost heavy in body. By the end the bitterness was a bit too overpowering to make this more than a slightly above average drinkability brew. (501 characters)

Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a dark, hazy orangish amber with a soft 1/2" cap of dense, white, cloud-like foamy

S - bread, faint grain husks, citrus

T - bread, pineapple, grapefruit, sugar, pine, faint earthy bitter finish

M - crisp, warm, smooth, medium bodied

This is a decent IPA. It as a solid flavor and a great, drinkable, body. It's all around a balanced beer. It's definitely worth a try. (381 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, poured and light amber and clear. white head, leaving thin rings of lacing. Grainy, resiny hop nose. Hops here are citrusy and have a healthy biting nature. Agressive, American syle IPA. Enough malt to smooth out the ride. Nice long hoppy dry finish. Nicely put together, agresssive IPA. (295 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.13/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass.
This beer had promise. Good pour...nice head, fruity and malty aroma, good golden color.

Then the head disappeared, the aroma was gone and the taste wasn't as IPA as I'd anticipated. The hops were present, but overshadowed by the citrus. Finish lingered for about, oh, 1 second. It didn't taste bad, just nothing special. (346 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau glass. Enjoy by April 16th, 2014.

A real nice looker of an IPA, nearly perfect. Three finger creamy head with a little soapy retention, some island puck clumps and spider lacing. The body color is a gorgeous brass orange, crystal clear, just the right amount of active carbonation, slow towards the bottom, a good fast clip to the top. Head falls though a little quickly, but otherwise great looking beer.

Hints of malt and spiced caramel and cinnamon. Slight fruit but kind of small, definitely not a large hop forward brew going on here. Sweet. A little bit of honey and resin hop stick qualities to match also.

Palate comes with a nice clean finish. A short hop pine and controlled blast in the mid palate, but disappears quickly on the swallow. Aftertaste brings a nice honey character with some sweet white sugar but noting overly so. A little light bodied, hints at some tight carbonation on the tongue also.

Not too bad, certainly a good looker, but IPAs have certainly come quite a long way since then. (1,054 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A. Poured from the tap into a glass mug. Nice orangish body with a good off white head and some decent stick.

S. Pleasant but nothing stands out besides some citric and floral hops and a bit of malt.

T. Wonderful fruityness from the yeast/hop combination that leaves me thinking of fresh mangoes. Some citrus overtones are noted as well. The malt is balanced well as is the yeast and its not overly sweet.

M. Medium bodied and smooth. Pleasurable. Slightly dry finish.

D. This is a very tasty and original IPA. A bit strong as far as alcohal goes, but you would never know it, as there is virtually no alcohal presence in this one. A good gateway IPA for those who aren't ready for the super bitter. (704 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Single 12 ounce bottle when I was in Arizona, and I should have gotten more. On to the beer:

This IPA is a clean bodied, pale orange color with a persistent rocky head. Lots of lacing is left on the sides of my chalice. The aroma is mild, but full of those little green flowers. Hops, caramel, a slightly sticky aroma, and fresh cut pine....imagine Pine Sol on the latter. The taste....oh so resiny! Very hoppy, but not overdone. It manages to pull out mango and citric flavors. Maltiness is light, but noticable. My palate love it, and it's lush oily feel is a mere bonus.

I love my San Diego IPA's, and I live 90 minutes from San Diego, so you know I get them fresh. But I regreat to inform San Diego that their offerings have been dethroned by Mojo IPA. This isn't as much in your face, but still has a beautiful intense hoppy character a hophead would crave. I drank this washing down Italian sausage stuffed tortellini with red gravy, a pairing I thoroughly enjoyed.

(Update 3/16/14: Bought a six-pack in Arizona for a mere $6.99, had a bottle for the first time in five years. Perhaps not as perfect as I remember, but still hoppy without being overworked, and very easy to drink despite its 7.2% ABV. At the very least to the masses, it's a bargain priced IPA). (1,272 characters)

Photo of tempest
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber orange with a short white head. The aroma is of pine, orange, pineapple, grapefruit and a hint of spice. Very juicy hops overall, the flavor has a reasonable harsh bitterness, noting over the top. There's a citrus rind edge in with the fruit and pine. I might get a touch of diacetyl, but its nothing that detracts from the beer. The aftertaste could use a little more lingering bitterness, but there's also a nice apricot and grassy element that comes out. Let this one warm up, it's not the biggest, but it's a very nice IPA. (546 characters)

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

Pours a dark golden with a fairly short head that fades relatively quickly. Very nice citrusy hops aroma with very little malt. What malt there is is slightly sweet, so it blends nicely with tthe citrus. Really very nice flavor. I had this after working out in the yard all day and it really quenched my thirst but satisfied my palate at the same time. Light sweet malt in the background acts as anice foil to fairly bitter citrusy hops with a touch of pine backbone. Really quite solid. On the lighter side as far as the body goes, but crisp and flavorful. Really very nicely drinkable. This has recently become available in Atlanta and will probably enter my ipa rotation with dfh 60, sweetwater, Terrapin, Hop Devil, and Hooker. (731 characters)

Photo of weeare138
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to warriorsoul for this one.

Appears a light golden color with a thick white head and tons of carbonation that never quits. Plenty of thick lacing.
Smell is of sugary malt and woody, pine notes.
Taste is of light malty resin with wood, pine, and lemongrass.
Mouthfeel is smooth and buttery with a mild hopiness that flows across the tongue.
Drinkability is nice. Nothing over the top and very enjoyable.

Finger licking good. (441 characters)

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

22-Oz bomber I brought back from Albuquerque.

Pours a mildly hazy amber colored beer with an OK head.

Smell is malt and pleasant citrus, mint, menthol and pine scents from the hops. Sweet malt has a cracker smell to it. Good balance that doesn't hake your nasal passages itch.

Taste is neutral sweetness with grassy and lemon sour hop flavors in the first taste. Grassy hops and slight bitterness are the major flavors next with a nice aromatic hop burp. One of the milder flavored IPAs and that isn't a bad thing; Stone Ruination isn't a "Normal IPA." This one builds in flavor as you drink it rather than numbing your sense of taste in two sips. Very good IPA for a non-hop head.

Mouthfeel is good.

A nice tasty IPA that non-hop heads can enjoy but this is by no means a weak IPA, just a well-balanced one. Still this isn't a flavorless beer just not an over the top version of the style. (905 characters)

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

A: Poured a nice light golden color with good carbonationa nd a nice white head

S: Some fruits and light boose

T: has a nice fuity taste to it, like a piece of juicy fruit bubble gum but tamer.

M: Nice feel, well carbonated, very light and airy leaving it easy to drink

D: Good (282 characters)

Photo of biegaman
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boulder Beer Company's fourth installment in their looking glass series, a wonderfully crafted IPA. In typical American fashion this one sits on the higher end of the scale, weighing in at 6.8%.

A bulk of white head sits over a blurred body. The colour is similar to that on the label - orange with browned center and bright flashes of yellow up the sides. Looks rather unfiltered. Immensely thorough lacing. Bubbles are active throughout.

A sharp citrus tang in the aroma. A pleasantly fresh smell of orange and tangerine. More than anything this is fresh oranges and pineapple too! It also would seem as if there was actual citrus (lemon or lime, maybe as well) added, but alas it is simply the fantastic character of hops! A tad one dimensional, there isn't much past the Amarillos, but all the same, God bless 'em...so refreshing and delicious they are.

I could hardly bear putting off tasting it any longer, the aroma was enticing. As anticipated, this is quenching. Very quenching. The hops still ever present and round the mouthfeel off with a light but sharp bitterness. Very crisp. The malts are toasty and it ends up finishing a little on the dry side.

The taste and smell differ considerably which makes the beer all that more interesting, two-dimensional in a sense. Indeed the taste is more malty than hoppy. Flavour is mostly a cookie like biscuit malt. Tastes like malt cookies! The biscuit malt quite predominant but there is always some tang from the hops. Balanced with the extra bit of alcohol unnoticed. Very quaffable.

Another beer I wish I had year around access to, I'm sure it would be a main-stay in my fridge. It's balanced, hoppy and downright quenching! In the appropriate words of the great Chuck Swirsky: "they got the mojo workin'!" (1,772 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 jdhilt
2.93/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a two-fingered off-white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Moderate hoppy/floral nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Starts bitter, and plenty of hops, hints of sweetness. Bitter aftertaste. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma. (294 characters)

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