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Boo Koo IPA - Mother Earth Brew Co.

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Boo Koo IPABoo Koo IPA

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Reviews: 29
Hads: 194
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 7.11%
Wants: 15
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: notchucknorris on 02-25-2014

Boo Koo IPA is a straw colored All Mosaic IPA. A simple Pilsen grain bill makes this brew hop forward, spotlighting the piney aroma and foresty flavors with an overall unique experience. Clocking in at 6.5% ABV with 65 IBUs, It’s just beaucoup enough, just don’t call it “Too Bookoo!”
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Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Mother Earth in Vista. Definitely choose this for the Mosaic hops and it did not disappoint. Very hoppy nose, and very nice semi-balanced flavor of fruit and piney. Perfect carbonation. If you're a fan of Mosaic this one's for you! (241 characters)

Photo of captaincoffee
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Was fortunate to grab this at under 3 weeks from canning. Yum. Great mosaic and simcoe nose, reminds me a little of fresh squeezed. Flavor is lighter however, but has sufficient malt for a clean and refreshing balance. Another great San Diego beer. Will buy again. (265 characters)

Photo of slugman
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Will buy again. Great effort. If you like the grapefruit hop flavor, this is very nice. My only complaint is the carbonation. It felt flat with a great flavor. Drank from a bottle not a tap. Would definitely recommend for the flavor. (239 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Brewhouse Gallery. Served in a pint glass. Hazy pale orange. Nice white head. Lightly tropical. Some lemon. Popcorn malt. Tastes less of hops, but still has a melon flavor. Cracker and doughy sweet malt. Grapefruit bitterness. Medium body. Solid IPA that maybe isn’t bursting with hop flavor. (304 characters)

Photo of MacPhergus
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Had this from a restaurant tap. Great pour, aroma hit me right off, hoppy big time, especially the famous dankness. Taste was a smooth bitterness, body just right. (163 characters)

Photo of Reema
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a good opaque amber color. Smells of flower nectar yet with an unmistakable hops dank. Very nice. I feel as though it smells better than it tastes though it is a nice standard IPA. (186 characters)

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap in a flight at the brewety. I don't think I've had mosaic hops before so I don't really know what I should be looking for in them. Good IPA though. (163 characters)

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ratings are correct below, but I changed some marks above to make the final rating as close as possible with Beer Advocate's "revamped" system. The 4.01 overall rating is accurate.

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Hotel water glass
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $10.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: May 13, 2015
Consumed: May 14, 2015
Misc.: Enjoy by Aug. 20, 2015; Reviewing at the Courtyard Marriott in Culver City, Calif.

Poured a golden, honey, clear color with 4-to-5 fingers of rocky white head. Almost looked like dehydrated urine. Average amount of foamy, spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average-to-good retention. (Sight - 3.88)

Smelled a great whiff of hops - Mosaic, floral and light Simcoe - caramel, buttery malts and faint grapefruit rind. (Smell - 4.13)

Tasted similar to the nose, getting those Mosaic, floral and light Simcoe hops, some Citra hops, and those caramel, buttery, earthy malts and slightly spoiled grapefruit rind. Took me awhile to figure out, but reminded me slightly of a Duet, so we’ll call it a poor man’s Duet.
(Taste - 4.00)

Light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, slightly bitter finish. (Feel - 3.88)

This was a really good IPA overall. I’d have it again (and will with my other five in the 6-pack). (Overall - 4.00)

4.01 | 90 | A- (1,318 characters)

Photo of DanforthPewter
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to theJohnChamp! 12oz can (date is blurry). Pours a hazy golden straw color. Smells like a Mosaic Bomb immediately! Amazing. Feels a bit creamy, with just enough bitterness to linger and love. I could crush this all day. Wish I lived next to Vista, CA and not Vista, NY. (277 characters)

Photo of MisSigsFan
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden yellow with a thick white head. Smell is pretty interesting. Peppery at first but then it makes way for blueberries, mango, pine and sweet malt. Taste is super fruity up front. A little dank with some pepper, citrus, and pine as well. Maltiness comes through a lot surprisingly; one thing I wish was different about this brew. But even then, this beer just screams Mosaic hops. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with just the right amount of carbonation. Low bitterness makes this a hop flavor explosion. Overall an awesome IPA that I'm glad has made the transition to cans. Man this is good. (610 characters)

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can't read canned on date

Look - Pours a clear honey orange with fluffy white head. Decent distribution, small to medium bubble size. Decent retention, excellent lacing.

Smell - Lots of strawberry, mango, a hint of pineapple, general mosaic goodness. Aromatics aren't super fragrant, but they are there. A bit of cat pee dankness going on. Very nice.

Taste - Much more dank than the nose, green onion, broccoli, litter box, to go along with all the delicious fruity aspects. The bitterness comes through on the finish, and lingers a bit. Again, as like the nose, the flavors are a bit muted, but a supremely drinkable IPA.

Feel - Light to medium bodied, tingle on the sides of the tongue. Not oily at all, despite the abundance of hops characteristics. Slightly wet.

Overall - This is by far my favorite beer that I've had from Mother Earth. Just an excellent showcase of mosaic hops. (899 characters)

Photo of ArrogantB
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can from Bine and Vine. More yellow than orange. Aroma of citrus hops, nice. Flavor is very nice citrus hops, not over the top, just delicious. Might need a sixer to take back to Denver. (191 characters)

Photo of LouZ
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber - Golden, straw coloring with finger of head and some lacing. Aroma is wonderfully hoppy and piney; very appealing. Taste is balanced, delicious. Smooth feel, medium bodied and easy to drink. Overall, quite enjoyable. (236 characters)

Photo of nbaeteer
3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Unusually subtle especially for an IPA made in Cali. I'd like to take this beer and give it some more malt and body then again its nice to drink an IPA that stands out for its restraint rather than for being overly hoppy and syrupy. Overall a very solid beer from Mother Earth. Just not exactly what I was expecting. (316 characters)

Photo of JMM0414
4.81/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer has a nice golden color, once you pour into the glass you smell the Mosaic hop aroma. Great hoppy mouth feel with a refreshing finish. This is one to look out for... If this gets out like Pliny this will be hard to find, so get it now... Cheers! (255 characters)

Photo of jooler
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smells very hoppy. First sip tastes hoppy with barely any malts. Just how I like it. It is nice and crisp. It's sort of like a hoppier stone ruination but alittle watered down (175 characters)

Photo of Jaxbrew
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice little IPA. Showcases Mosaic, one of my favorite hops, in a glorious, drinkable fashion. This beer is super smooth and delicious!! The best little IPA I've had in a while! Beifall!! (186 characters)

Photo of handcrafty
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Great beer I probably wouldn't have otherwise had if it weren't thanks to @_ghettopandas_. Deliciously floral with bursts of passionfruit, peaches and nectarines. The taste is classic Mosaic hops. Easy drinking, all delicious. Well done, MEBCO. (244 characters)

Photo of arizcards
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber from Holiday Wine Cellar in early September for $6.99.

Beer poured a clear gold with an okay white head.

Nose is catty city fresh hop aroma - well done!

Taste is grapefruit and mango. Finish is clean as a whistle.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a nice refreshing finish.

Overall this is a very well made IPA coming from a market that is very competitive in this genre. Give it a shot if you come across it. (442 characters)

Photo of HopHead84
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25


Bottle into a snifter.

Pale yellow gold with a large white head and an infinite amount of bubbles continuously feeding the froth.

The aroma has a strong green onion character, but it's not unpleasant. Tangerine is evident, accompanied by grapefruit and a light doughy malt presence. There's some pineapple as well.

The flavor exhibits notes of mango, tangerine, and green onion, with a touch of tropical fruit. Malt is restrained, with just a little cracker-like character. There's a lower level of moderate bitterness and a light sweetness, making this eminently quaffable. The long-lasting aftertaste is very pleasant, with lingering notes of mango and pineapple. The beer is lower medium in body and light on the palate with a lower high level of carbonation and a sticky, dry mouthfeel. No alcohol is evident.

This is quite good. It seems that one of the hops in this batch has a defiant green onion character, but it wasn't distracting enough to bring the beer down. This is a beer I will definitely buy again. (1,032 characters)

Photo of C-bear13
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great tasting IPA. Smooth and relaxing. I recommend this beer for most IPA drinkers. If you like a nice tasting, not too bitter beer give it a try. Nice color, nice smell, good taste but it's a little murky. (207 characters)

Photo of Idrankitall
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tried at the Mother Earth tasting room in Vista.

A: Nice golden straw color with visible white head, that was light and disappeared after a short time. Nice lacing and clarity.

S: Grapefruit, citrus, earth tones underneath with malt on the back.

T: Superb, very balanced with hops and malts interacting nicely. Hop forward with a little bitterness that is countered with the malty sweetness. One of the more balanced IPA's available at M.E.

M: Dry, crisp, but refreshing. Even and smooth character with an even body that lends to the hop bite.

O:A great example of an IPA, would be glad to drink again. (608 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this side by side with Alpine's Nelson, and this one edged out, though they were pretty different overall.

Cloudy yellow-orange pour, with a fluffy cap of white head, which dissipated to a wispy layer, lacing the glass just a bit. Aroma of light leafy hops, notes of citus zest and crackery malts. Taste was crisp with fresh hops--not intensely hoppy, kind of reminded me of Zombie Dust a little--grassy, leafy, lemon and orange zest, not too bitter, with a sweet rock candy malt base. Body was light-medium, mouthfeel was crisp and clean. Enjoyable. (555 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and slight 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 good beer with great citrus forward hop aromas and tasty flavors. (557 characters)

Photo of mroberts1204
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All pilsner malt. Restrained bitterness. Drinks real easy. Hop profile exhibits tropical fruit and melon. Big mosaic punch. One of the best, lesser-known IPAs out there. (169 characters)

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