Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,813 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,813
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 30
Gots: 183 | 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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Ratings: 1,813 | Reviews: 778
Photo of biegaman
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
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'!"

Photo of plaid75
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light copper hue with a three finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a spicy and herbal hop and a slight caramel.

The mouthfeel was upfront hop spice - herbal and peppery. A touch of tartness toward the finish.

The mouthfeel was a bit muddled and the residual tartness detracted.

Overall a very hoppy ale with some off flavors. Many better choices available.

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly cloudy golden color, nice carbonation, nice small head, some lacing afterwards.

S - Scents of hops, malts, yeast, citrus, and some spices.

T - The taste is hoppy and sweet, really does not taste like a 7% ABV brew, guess the alcohol is hidden well.

M - Medium body.

D - Very drinkable. A nice offering from Boulder Beer.

Photo of ppoitras
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle from nvsblman as part of BIF 19. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed 1/2" beige head above the slightly cloudy orangey golden brew. Head lasts okay, with nice lacing. Aroma is pungent green hops. Taste starts with reasonably sweetness, and then the hops slowly begin to move in and take over. Flavor profile melds together very nicely. This brew has the softest initial mouthfeel of any I think I've had, and couples with incredible smoothness, especially for a hoppy brew. This makes the drinkability excellent as well. Terrific brew.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a hazy golden-orange with a medium size fluffy white head that was moderately lasting leaving slight streaks for lacing.

S: citric and spicy with some lemon hopping and oranges. Spicy.

T: For flavor there was grapefruit, lemons, and a light grassy hoppiness that provided a tangy bite on the swallow.

M: The body was medium-full with moderate carbonation.

D: Drinkability was very crisp, and citrusy sweet leaving a lemony/citrus lacing that quenches your thirst leaving you looking forward to the next sip.

Photo of aasher
4.26/5  rDev +13%
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.

Photo of vfgccp
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A – Clear golden yellow. Pours a nice white head with ok retention and lace.

S – Soft honey. Grassy tarragon bitterness. Light bready note. Overall the nose is pleasant, but restrained.

T – Unusual profile. Opens with a bright citrus-hop character laced of grapefruit pith, and then drives into dry earthy notes of grass and dusty pine.

M – Medium / light body with a lingering dusty, woody bitterness.

Photo of flagmantho
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into a glass mug. This bottle indicates 6.8% ABV rather than the above-listed 7.2%.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a totally clear body and two fingers of foamy, light-ivory head. I want to say ecru, but I think BuckeyeNation has that trademarked.

Smell: big citrusy hops; this thing has grapefruit all over it. Actually, I love its clean, fruity character.

Taste: wow, that character really comes through in the flavor as well. It's grapefruity, spiky and even a tiny bit piney. A highly tasty, if slightly one-dimensional, West Coast American IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a surprising level of well-integrated carbonation. I don't usually expect a good fizz or creaminess from my American IPAs, but Mojo manages to deliver both.

Drinkability: why, why did I wait so long to try Mojo? It delivers a good grapefruit without being over-the-top, and it has got a good mouthfeel and pleasing aroma to boot. For a 7-or-so-percent IPA, it's extremely drinkable. Kudos!

Photo of DrJay
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden colour, slightly orange. Thin white head with good retention and some lace. Light doughy malt with strong citrus/pine hop character. Resinous hop bitterness, bready malt, lots of soft citrus and pine hop flavour. Drying finish with light alcohol warmth. Moderately light body and carbonation that produces a gentle mouthfeel with very small bubbles. Good balance, flavourful, and something I'd look for again. Thanks Viggo.

Photo of tone77
3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops. Taste is a hop bomb. Not much balance here, all hops. Feels bitter in the mouth and has below average drinkability. Overall this beer is just a bit to hoppy for my liking.

Photo of Viggo
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber orange, slightly hazy, small white head forms but sticks around, good lace. Smell is citrusy, piney hops, substantial malt base. Taste is lots of pine, sweet malty middle, some alcohol, and a citrus and pine bitter finish. Medium body, low carb, very tasty, would definately try again.

Photo of Bighuge
4.39/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber tone with a thin, fluffy eggshell colored head. Lace is moderate. On the nose...smoky cannabis, pineapple, lemon rind and hop resin. Awesome aroma. On the buds, some more bong resin, pineapple and rind characteristics. The bitterness is fairly clean and enjoyable. Underneath all the hop activities lies an unassuming caramel and toffee base. But this beer's all about the hops. 'Rillos to be specific. And it's a hop head's wet dream of an IPA. In this day and age of Double and Imperial IPAs, truly solid IPAs are harder to find. This is one of them.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid IPA. Orange pour, average head, big hops in the nose, must have some good dry hopping.

Taste, good whallop of bitterness, strong malt backing too. Kinda thick relatively speaking. Becomes grainier downbottle. Bitterness gets stronger, dry hop characteristics become more subdued. Like it more in the beginning.

A little pricey, but definitely worth a try if you're a hop guy and you've never had this.

EDIT: I've had a few more of these, and they just seem to go downhill more and more. Even though the best by date is still a month away, it just doesn't have what it takes to make it a good recommendation for a hophead.

Original rating was 4/4/4/3.5/3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
4.62/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This IPA just hit town and it’s already a hit with me. I like the hop character in this one; it’s got that certain" twang" that I have to put down to either dry hopping or hop oils are used, and the body is pretty heavy for the style. Yum.

Best regards, Bill

Photo of cjgator3
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass. Pours a golden orange color with a nice white head. The aroma is filled with wonder piney hops annd malt. The taste much like the smell is highlighted by the hops but there is a nice malt backbone as well. Overall, this is a really solid IPA all around and I would quaff a few of these with joy anytime. Recommended.

Photo of Brad007
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden, light copper color witha two-finger head into my glass. Looks good so far.

Aroma is full of floral and grassy hops with a bit of biscuit malt underneath.

Taste is full of floral hops upfront with grapefruit/citrus showing through nicely. Hop bitterness is just right. Malt is where it should be.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering citrus hops. Very clean finish. I like it.

A decent IPA for sure. Got the right amount of hop bitterness and all. Check it out.

Photo of Haybeerman
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear orange amber color. Poured a 2 finger white rocky head with good retention. Decanted lightly. Laced in thin sheets.

S: Citrussy hops; grapefruit and lemon rind. Also pine and some fruit. Very faint malt character.

T: Very consistent with the nose; grapefruit, pine and fruit rinds. Resiny in the middle with bready caramel malt. Sharply bitter in the finish with a little resin lingering.

M: Medium body. Ample carbonation. Smooth ahead of resiny and slightly dry finish.

D: Very approachable IPA. Good flavor and nice balance for the style.

Photo of glid02
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up as a single at Green's on Ponce in Atlanta.

Pours a clear straw color - surprisingly light for the style - with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer of bubbles on top and a thin ring around the glass. Not a whole lot of lacing.

Smells great. Big floral and citrus hop aromas are backed up by a good amount of sweet malt.

Tastes not quite as good as it smells. The hops are still there, but there's not enough malt to back it up. The flavors are there, just not strong enough.

Mouthfeel is good. It's a bit thin, though the carbonation still makes it go down smoothly.

Drinkability is good. If I take a whiff with every sip this goes down very easily, I can get over how good it smells. If only it tasted as good.

Overall this is an interesting IPA in that it's so light and smells as good as it does without backing it up. Give this one a shot and decide for yourself.

Photo of puboflyons
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked Oct. 06, 2010. Sampled on Aug. 16, 2010. The pour is amber all the way with a small but long-lasting foamy off-white head and clinging lacing. Floral hops are the main ingredient on the nose although the overall sensation is more muted than some IPA's. The medium mouthfeel introduces me to a well-hopped, bitter flavor that cannot help but to leave an aftertaste. Still, it is an IPA that lives up to the tradition of IPA's and in that sense it is rather likeable.

Photo of Gusler
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of claspada
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark copper color with a thin, whitish head which leaves minimal splotchy lacing.

Aromas begin fairly pungent and fruity with strong, zesty notes of oily lemon, tangerine rinds and some pineapple. As it warms you can detect the modest notes of pale maltiness.

The tastes begin in reverse with the pale maltiness with scant caramel sweetness. Juicy, ripe hop fruit flavors follow with a firm, but not overbearing bitterness. Very slight biscuity tones also emerge but as the cumulative bitterness builds, they fade away.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is dry with a light, lingering bitterness and a pinch of spicy hops.

Overall this is a solid example of an American IPA. It is not overly bitter, with just enough malt balance and an decent aroma.

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle - thanks to zacs for this one

Appearance - Mostly clear amber/copper colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, tangerine, lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and a decent amount of hops. There is also lots of citrus going on; tangerine and lemon - botht he juice and the zest. There is also some notes of peach juice. It finishes with citrus sweet aftertaste with a bit of lingering hop bitterness.

Overall - I really enjoy citrus/fruit forward IPA's and this one fits the bill nicely. There is a ton of fruit flavour going on and it provides a nice amount of hop bitterness as well. I'm happy I tried it and I'd buy it again.

Photo of DrDemento456
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heard the great grapefruit flavors of this beer and had to try it.

A - A nice light golden amber with an inch of fluffy white head. Pretty nice looking IPA so far.

S - Very hopping indeed! Smells of intense pine and citrus. Lovely!

T - An extremely balanced IPA. Starts off both bitter and fruity and then goes malty yet finishes bitter and full bodied with a mild dry. Very smooth.

M - Very enjoyable. ABV is slightly higher than most IPA's I have had yet not noticeable.

D - I could see finishing a few in a sitting. Really like this IPA even more than the Double since this one is more drinkable because of the ABV. Nice offering boulder!

Photo of jrallen34
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle drank from a tripel karmeliet glass...The beer is a clear light copper, very dark for an ipa. A dark off white head with really nice retention and decent lacing...The aroma is very sweet, lots of pineapple, bread and caramel notes on the front. On the back is a slightly generic hop presence that cuts the sweetness but is just a tad "off"...The offness of the aroma presents even more on the taste, the sweetness is gone and you get just hops from a stale metallic bitter hop that is frankly played out and boring.

A boring ipa not worth trying.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Comes out of the tap a beautiful golden translucent amber with a decent white head. Aroma is fairly hoppy and surprisingly honey sweet. Fairly hoppy flavor has an undertone of honey sweetness and is just a teensy bit bitter. Texture is very fizzy and tingly.

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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