Mojo IPA | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jon on 08-27-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
784
Ratings:
1,915
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
19.48%
 
 
Wants:
39
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269
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Reviews: 784 | Ratings: 1,915
Photo of BeerLover99
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: clear tan/yellow body, finger fluff,

S: light pine, lemon grass, malt

T: sweet grain/malt, hint of boozy for the lighter body, slow oily bitter finish

M: med/light body, slight oil, hint of dry

O: Solid American IPA, not my usual favorite version
of this style. Stunned at how big the ABV is when
the body is so much lighter.

SOLID, NOT A MUST HAVE!

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Photo of KChristie87
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Love the color of this beer. Not too dark and not as light as a lighter beer. A nice golden brown color. Has a solid lemony/pine taste to go along with it. Overall a great beer.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color. White head.

Nose: Pine, grapefruit, sweet malt, hops and peach.
Taste: Citrus, mango, caramel malt, grass and orange peel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of notoriousdav
3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours an off pale gold. White head with not much retention and no lacing. Smells of honey, melon, and floral hops. Taste is a big hit of hops that dies quickly. Kept waiting for the hops to come on the finish but they never do; the bitter is all up front. I'm ok with IPAs that aren't bitter for the sake of being bitter, but this one just doesn't have much else going on. Some herbs and grass, and maybe some citrus at the end (as the bottle states). The mouthfeel is a little on the insipid side. Drinkability is fine, you could certainly keep going after one. Overall, a decent IPA, but not up to par with other readily available brews such as Dog Fish Head, or Stone.

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Photo of xgrigorix
3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Twelve ounce brown bottle, no dates.

Glowing dark gold colour. Thin lines of carbonation. Topped by an off white head that holds well & leaves a good bit of sticky lace behind.

A nose full of lovely hops - bright citrus aromas blend with a faint floral note. Just the slightest hint of alcohol hides in the background.

A bit of a letdown after such an impressive aroma. Big hop flavours from start to finish, without nearly enough malt to stand up to it. Pleasant citrus flavours with an underlying floral thing. Slight metallic taste in the finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

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Photo of bitterthebetter
3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear golden yellow with white head

smells of grapefruit, slight lemon, slight pine, and biscuity malt

lemony hops upfront, with a chunky pine backbone, slight biscuity malt flavors and a semi dry hop finish

light bodied, decently hoppy, good finish

light, crisp, good hop notes, just not really enough going on for me

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Photo of vfgccp
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

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Photo of beeroclock
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Just above average is a good way to describe this beer. The appearance as typical, hazy yellow with some gold. Slight head, some lacing. Smelled pretty good, hops & grain filled the nose immediately. After sitting for a moment, the smell faded slightly, but still nice. Tasted some hops, but not nearly as dominant as I prefer. Again, just above average for everything else. I wouldn't mind drinking more, but it's not something I intend to go out of my way to find.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2011-05-12 at Al's of Hampden in Enola, PA (from tasting notes)

A - Clear gold with a 1-finger white head and light lacing.

S - Light aromas of roasted grain, pineapple and yeast.

T - Light toast, grapefruit and apricot and a touch of sour. Not a complex or powerful flavor.

M - Light body and high carbonation. Too much carbonation for such a light body.

O - Not very satisfying. Actually liked it better from the bottle. Nothing to turn up your nose at but not a killer brew.

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Photo of brewmudgeon
3.32/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a orange color typical of ipa. scant lace.
s pine and grapefruit. some breadyness, yet a fairly clean aroma.
t a bit too sweet, almost dipa-like. not particularly complex or interesting. tastes like it smells, + vice versa.
m slick and oily, somewhat syrupy. medium to full body. carbonation could be finer.
d not bad but not nearly the best imo. something's missing--the bitterness. where's the bitterness. it just never bites.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Mojo IPA pours a straw color with tons of large particulates floating around (esp. the second half of the 22 - probably the most I've seen in a beer so far). It has a large, pillowy, white head that goes down to a bubbly film that laces the glass.

Its aroma is strong spicy, piney hops with some malt and citrus underneath.

Its taste is a whole lotta hops with a very strong, bitter finish (a little too much so). It's a little metallic initially, and the mouthfeel is on the thin side.

Overall, an OK IPA. I think was a little too one sided (all hops) and prefer better balanced IPAs (Stone, Avery, Victory).

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Photo of minterro
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%

Bought from Morgan’s Liquor store. On sale and I needed something cheap to drink while I moved.

A&S: Great looking pour. Lively, transparent light copper colored beer. Head is think and fizzy but dies quickly. Head is a tan color and leaves globs of lacing. Some oiliness on the surface. The aroma is my favorite part about this beer. Pretty straight forward with a heavy dose of citrus via lemon and some grapefruit, but you also get a sense of a malty backbone.

T&M: Taste is way to malt forward, but at the same time oddly bitter (the combo doesn’t suit this brew well). Breadyness than right to bitter, not much flavor. The finish packs a huge bitter punch. Hangs kinda heavy for an IPA, really coats the mouth, you need something to snack on otherwise you are bound to just be getting bitterness after a while. High body, but also pretty highly carbonated, it makes for a really abnormal combo.

Overall: Barely worth the sales price of 8 and change. Pretty easy to drink considering the heavy feel and bitterness, but you can find much better IPAs out there for just a buck more a sixer.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Had at Tommy Doyle's in Cambridge, MA in nitro tap

A: beautiful micro bubbles, but not great carbonation beads; light orange, clear; very good lacing
S: very grassy and hoppy
T: hops are dank, charred; a slight vanilla flavor threads its way through a complex bittering hop profile that outbalances the malt

I dislike this IPA, but it deserves some attention. I'm not certain what the nitro tap did to this brew, but I imagine it is even more bitter from a bottle

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Photo of wintbs379
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - One finger of head, nice lacing down the glass, dark orange, hazy

Smell - Nice mix of citrus and pine, detect some malt in the background, nice balance

Taste - A nice mix between malt and hops. Obviously hop's in the forefront. Doesn't make you pucker, nice, easy drinking. Nice balance

Mouthfeel - Not too thin, good body, not overly carbonated

Overall - Nice IPA, had one in my fridge thanks to a friend, but wouldn't necessarily seek out again.

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Photo of Hollenbeck2
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

bought this beer as a single and enjoyed, poured into a frozen glass.

This beer is a typical IPA very hoppy but not overwhelmingly so.

I would recommend and actually have had several beers from this brewery that have been great.

go out there and get em, or gain em

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Photo of peabody
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out very clear light brown with two fingers of white foam leaving nice lacing around the glass.
Smell is grapefruit and hops with just a hint of bready yeast. Sweet sugar abounds here.
Taste is a little watery at first but yeilds a nice sweet and non-hoppy aftertaste. This is a very mild IPA.
Mouthfeel is very clean with just a hint of the Hops that need to be more present.
The alcohol comes into play at the very end of the taste.
It's ok I guess, but there are better IPA's.

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured slowly and straight up into a New Belgium globe.

Appearance: A small, bubbly, white cap sits atop a murky, burnt orange body. The color is actually quite dull, and burnt orange probably isn't too accurate. Lots of yeast sediment floating about in this one. Nice head retention for what it is - a scattered, bubbly cap - and decent lacing too.

Smell: Loads of caramel malt, light lemon, and subdued resinous hops. The date on this bottle is unknown, but I was skepticle when I purchased it. Sadly, this may be past it's prime. Smells like an east coast, malt-centered IPA.

Taste: Caramel malt, lemon-lime, and piney hops. Bitterness builds with each sip, and really ain't that mild. Maybe this IPA isn't that old. Tastes quite sugary, but the dry bitter finish levels things out nicely.

Mouthfeel: Tangy, oily, bitter, and dry. A tad heavier than average and properly carbonated.

Drinkability: That was tasty, but really nothing special. I usually enjoy IPAs with big caramel malt backbones, but this one didn't go anywhere with it. Everything about it was just a little too simple. On top of that, it was even a bit heavier than I'd like. Eh...

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Photo of DiabolikDUB
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from Bottle into Pint glass.

Pours a clear golden with some orange hues and a slightly rocky, creamy off-white head that eventually forms a nice film atop of the glass. The aroma is resinous hops, grapefruit, a little alcohol and some malt. The flavor is sweet malt upfront followed by some citrus and piney hop bitterness with a sweet, dry finish. Its medium bodied that is softly carbonated. This is a pretty decent beer but certainly doesn't stand out as anything special.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.27/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours out as a yellowish color with some hazy to it. The head was white and pretty fluffy looking at first. The lacing was decent. The smell had a little bit of pine and cirtus. The taste was good in the beginning but by the end it seemed like the hop flavors died off by mid glass. The mouthfeel was average. Overall this beer isn't terrible but I think it just loses something half way through.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.27/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle at Stubbies in Gainesville. This one pours a bit murky hazy gold, with a creamy small white head. Aroma is nice, with the expected pine hop profile in the smell. But the flavor is lacking and muddled. Dusty, dirty pine flavors with very little bitter, fading into a caramel fruit base as it goes down. This is really more like a weakly hopped pale ale or summer ale. Relatively light bodied but just not much going on, and a bit watered down. Not a good representation of the style.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.27/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

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Photo of santoslhalper
3.26/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearence: Poured a light, clear copper with a bleach white head.

Smell: The smell is a pleasently hopped floral and citric mix, with a decent malt backbone.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The taste is adequately hopped, but the hops taste rather generic. They're trying to be over the top without being tasty. The malts are fine and create a nice sweet background for the hops. The mouthfeel is full but a bit cloying.

Drinkability and Overall: This is your average American IPA. It's not a horrible one, but a far cry from the masterpieces coming out of some other American breweries.

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Photo of cbn
3.26/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, golden, pale-amber, with many medium to large bubbles. Good, firm creamy-white head settles patiently with fair retention and some lacing.

Leather, sweet malt, vegetal and cereal aromas.

Bright citrus(lemon), pine, bitter greens,sweet malt and dry biscuit flavor.

High carbonation and hop bite combine with the dry pale malt and alcohol astringency to keep this one on target for style.

Well balanced, clean, slightly more dry than many American IPA's.
I think this offering holds close to the original spirit of the IPA.

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Photo of sjverla
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nose: Very citrusy. A little grassy. A little metallic. Nice sugar cookie maltyness.

Appearance: Bright orange and hazy. Nice white head that lasts perfectly. Not too long, not too short.

Taste: Sweet and boozy. The hops come in at the the end, but not terribly strong. Fruity and juicy, which is nice, but really lacking in bitterness. Easy drinking.

Overall: I liked this one, but damn, I wish it had more hops. It was fresh, too. If the bottle wasn't dated, I'd give it a pass and assume I missed the optimal freshness, but no such luck.

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Photo of terrabyte
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow with a large white head.

Aroma consists of grapefruit and pine hops.

Flavor simply follows the aroma. Citrus and grapefruit beginning with a bitter pine aftertaste that lingers for quite a while. There are stronger hopped beers, but this one’s flavor comes through loud and clear. Not much else in the flavor specturm here though.

Mouthful is fine, bordering on creamy.

Drinkability is a toss up depending on your likes. It did go down easy, but I found it a bit too hoppy for my pure enjoyment. I wish it had more flavors that went outside this currently popular line of grapefruit and pine tastes.

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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
87 out of 100 based on 784 ratings.
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