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Boo Koo IPA | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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Boo Koo IPABoo Koo IPA

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!”

Added by notchucknorris on 02-25-2014

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Photo of sakayus
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It's a funny looking bottle as well as a funny looking can. Actually it's very ugly the design of both
Anyways bought this the first time on a whim, then the 2-9th time bought it for the taste. It's very interesting. It has a slight tea-simcoe-mosaic taste that's very appealing to me. Honestly this is one of my top 5 favorites after very hazy, pliny, maybe heady and DH sleeper street.
This has that smooth easy drinking session taste and feel without any alcohol burn as well as the medium light mosaic kick and a strong piney Simcoe hit.
I don't think this is the world reknown Trillium nor Tree house, but it's a good everyday beer that I can get that is significantly better than stone, bell's, ballast, and sierra that I can normally get. Even the beers at 4-5 months old still have a good amount of simcoe/mosaic kick which is very surprising. A lot of beers nowadays feature a very malty sweet characteristic that overpowers especially as the beer ages, and this definitely isn't the case with this one.
Give this a try, it's honestly up there and above Sip of Sunshine and definitely Heady Topper for me. It's worse than Hazy or Green, but great for a local beer.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mosaic and Simcoe IPA in a can bottled 5/2/2016. Pours into tulip a pleasant straw, light yellow color. Smell is awesome with the Simcoe really shining with a dank, resinous, pine and the Mosaic having a mellow blueberry and melon quality. Taste is fairly similar allowing the hops to be the prominent feature and the malt being almost nonexistent except as a white cracker in background. The taste is delicious bringing out the best in both hope combining wonderfully into a honeydew, piney, dank beer that is top notch for an IPA.

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Photo of Gregaroo
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4-12-16 - On tap at in San Diego. Served in a tall pint glass with just a bit of foam. Straw/clear in color. Nice and smooth. Mellow taste. I had a couple and both went well with the tuna.

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Photo of luisitoelmatador88
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: very clear yellowish gold with an off white head that dissipates quickly

Aroma: Probably its most striking characteristic. This can is is about a month and a half - 2 months old and the hops are still bursting out of this especially the mosaic goodness. I obviously detect the fresh pine followed my an intense dank and marijuana like scent. I get some juciy melon notes and floral action.

Taste: Earthy, piney, dank hop flavors. The grain bill is subdued, I get detect no caramel or bready sweetness. I dont get a crazy amount of citrus, just a bit. not explosively fruity or complex but it hits the spot. I like piney, grassy herbacious light IPAs. Aftertaste has a mixed greens kind of thing going on. Like a minty or basil type sensation and not too bitter of a finish

Mouthfeel: the texture and feel are pleasant and can be attributed to the wheat addition. Its about a medium for the style.

Overall: I have always been a fan of this offering by Mother Earth.

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Photo of wasatchback
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For a 2 month old grocery store 9/sixer this beer is phenomenal! Can says 1/11 on the bottom so pushing 80 days old and still tons of Hop aroma and taste.
A pretty darn good showcase of Mosaic. Nice smooth mouthfeel and minimal bitterness. For how much this cost and it's availability this beer is a home run. I would drink this over any regularly brewed Stone or Lagunitas IPA any day.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can picked up tonight at the COOP enjoyed out of my RBWG glass... slightly hazed dark golden.. Piney hoppiness with big melon on the backend carried by a very light pale maltiness. Clean and fairly dry CA IPA.. nicely done.


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Photo of StJamesGate
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery, Vista, CA.
Lagery gold with white film. 4
Peach melba and papaya nose. 4.25
Thread of peach bubble gum, then lemon, berries, mango jam and herbs. 4
Lime sorbet end and sandpaper linger.
Light, creamy, round. 4

Gentle. Pils malt explains the color. Maybe no blueberry from the dry hop Moasic but plenty of nuance. Not Half Hitch, but good package at 6.5%. 4

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is danky citrus.
The taste is clean with a quick bitter followed by a honey sweet and some spice. Nice.
The texture is crisp.

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Photo of MeanMotaScootah
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you love Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery then you will love this one too. A bit lighter in color (I prefer lighter colored IPAs - reminds me of the Pliny malts) and a little creamier than Fresh Squeezed. A really easy drinking IPA. A must try if you love Mosaic hops. I got this in a can - poured great - not missing the bottle at all.

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Photo of stevoj
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Taphouse. Big piney hops greets you at first sniff, followed by a bit more astringency in the taste. Clear golden pour with soft foamy head, curtains of lacing on the glass. Biting finish with a touch of dryness. Solid West Coast IPA.

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Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from my friend @csp0380.
A - Pours a clear golden orange with 1 finger of head.
S - Aroma is mango, grapefruit and piney.
T - Mango is the flavor on the front end. The bitterness at the finish is a lot of grapefruit zest.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - A good, solid IPA.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours gold and hazy. Lots of floaters. 1+ finger head off-white head is quite dense. Disappears semi-quick with moderate lacing left behind.

Aroma is pine, cut grass, and musty earth. Tropical and citrus notes behind the pine but subdued. Grapefruit, mango, and lemon. Light caramel malt.

Taste is more pine. The tropical/citrus notes are a bit more prominent. Bitter lemon, grapefruit, and mango. Smooth biscuit-y malt. Herbal, earthy hops.

Medium body with crisp carbonation. Creamy mouth feel. Lingering pine and lemon.

A very nice IPA. The pine usually isn't my favorite but it really appeals to me in this beer.

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Photo of KMachHops
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz that was canned 09/14/15.
Look: Small bubbles form the head and amber in color. For some reason this can has little white sediments floating around.
Smell: I got a lot of tropical notes. Like fresh cut pineapples and mangos. The sweet smell is additive.
Taste: It smells better than it taste. At first sip, the tropical flavors come through but fades fast.
Feel: More carbonation than I would like with some bitters at the end.
Overall: Mosaic really comes through the nose. It's a very easy drinking and refreshing IPA.

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Photo of Hahnin
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Best smelling beer ever. Balanced and powerful; flowery, sweet, citrusy. Great taste paired with an absolutely perfect feel to a beer, just the right amount of carbonation from s bottle. Small one finger head, but crisp, bitter deliciousness

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Photo of Treyliff
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 9/26/15, 12oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours a clear pale golden-orange color with a one-finger creamy white head that retains for a while before settling into t thin film

S- nice mix of citrus, pine and grassy hops with aromas of tangerine, red berries, herbal & earthy. Faint caramel malt

T- earthy hops up front with highlights of citrus, pine and fresh cut grass. Fruity red berry mixes with underlying caramel malt and a hint of mango and mint before finishing dry with a fruity hop linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns into a creamy finish

O- a nice showcase of the mosaic hop that is packed with plenty of hop flavor, but remains very drinkable and not overbearing

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Photo of JackieKu
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355ml can. Enjoy by 09/26/2015. Poured into tulip.

A: pale amber. A little hazy. There was medium amount of foam and good retention.
S: Green grass. Tangerine. Intense hops aroma.
T: Grassy. Lemon. A touch of sweetness. Dry finish.
M: crispy.
O: A typical IPA I like, fresh hopped and balanced.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Riders Club Cafe, on to the beer:

This pale yellow beer with a slight haze brings a sturdy half-inch of head on top with good retention. I like the smell of an IPA, so having an a beer while hoppy, but also relaxed makes it even more of a wet dream. I smell cantaloupe, pineapple, tangerine, and resin. Not only attractive with the smell, but the taste is well received as well. Delicate fruits, cantaloupe, citrus peel, and tangerine are all present. Despite an alcohol percentage which hits in the mid 6's, the beer has a light body and is somewhat creamy too. That's makes Boo Koo IPA a wonderful find.

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Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
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!

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of slugman
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of MacPhergus
4.69/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

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Photo of Reema
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving type: 12 oz can into a shaker pint. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange. Smells of tropical hops, vegetal hops, citrus oil, and a slight pine scent. Taste reflects the smell. Initial tropical fruit flavors lead into vegetal herbal hops, which ends with a slight citrus bitterness and a slight catty flavor in a good sense. Feel is light to medium with sufficient carbonation that fits well with the flavors. Overall, a very good beer with great tastes and aromas.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 - 3.75)

Smelled a great whiff of hops - Mosaic, floral and light Simcoe - caramel, buttery malts and faint grapefruit rind. (Smell - 4.00)

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 - 3.75)

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)

3.96 | 89 | B+

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Boo Koo IPA from Mother Earth Brew Co.
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