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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: 34
Hads: 205
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 19.57%
Wants: 16
Gots: 67 | 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 KMachHops
4.15/5  rDev -1%
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 +13.4%
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 -4.3%
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 +1.2%
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 +1.2%
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 -2.1%
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 +1.9%
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 +4.5%
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 -6.9%
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 +11.9%
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
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
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
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
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-

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Photo of DanforthPewter
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of MisSigsFan
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of ArrogantB
4.15/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of LouZ
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of nbaeteer
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

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Photo of JMM0414
4.81/5  rDev +14.8%
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!

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Photo of jooler
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
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

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Photo of Jaxbrew
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
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!!

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Photo of handcrafty
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

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Photo of arizcards
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Boo Koo IPA from Mother Earth Brew Co.
91 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.