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Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,767 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,767
Reviews: 766
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 27
Gots: 150 | 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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Ratings: 1,767 | Reviews: 766
Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of GClarkage
4.77/5  rDev +26.2%
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.

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.27/5  rDev +13%
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.

Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Gavage
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mothman
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
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

Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of tempest
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of corby112
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of DoubleJ
4.5/5  rDev +19%
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).

Photo of weeare138
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

Photo of smakawhat
3.59/5  rDev -5%
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.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of rab53
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 1,767 ratings.