Mojo IPA | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

very good
1,940 Ratings
Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jon on 08-27-2003

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Photo of Cresant
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this 12 oz. undated brown bottle into an IPA glass. Three fingers of frothy head appeared. Body was a cloudy orange/gold. Each swallow left a lace ladder rung all the way down the glass. Impressive appearance.

Smell was earthy. Citrus and mild pine.

Taste reflected the aroma. Citrus hops and mildly resinous. A nice, mildly sweet malt framework complimented the rind/pith juicy bitterness. The flavors were not complex but very pleasant.

Mouthfeel was smooth. Carbonation was mild/medium. Overall a very nice IPA. I will drink this one again.

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Photo of BBM
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer poured a golden amber color, clear with white head. Aroma was a pleasant mixture of citrus and pine, with a touch of sweetness. The taste is very distinctly Ameircan IPA, from the citrus, pine and earth hops to the slight malt sweetness trying to balance it out. Overall this is a good example of the style, but one that doesn't stand out in any particular way. Still, a very solid, sessionable IPA.

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Photo of Summer92
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ZeroSignal
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, bottled 12/10, poured into SA Pint

A - Slightly hazy golden hue with a tight, white head. Retention settles to a skim with some slippery lace

S - Big floral hop nose with just a touch of orange and toasted malt

T&M - Flavor is also strong with an oily, floral hop taste. Has a bit of a pithy bite towards the back. Golden, toasted malts are evident but take a back seat to the floral hops...have I mentioned the word floral yet? Medium body with a bit of an oily, bitey finish.

O - An enjoyable offering, and a bit more bold then the first two Boulder Beers that I had. Fans of the floral hop varieties will dig this one, although the bite on the back end can be a hair strong at times.

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Photo of jwinship83
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with a best by date of august 2010 on the neck. its always nice to see a brewery that freshness dates their beers, especially IPAs. drank from my sierra nevada hop tulip glass.

A- this one pours out a translucent copper colored body with a rather large bright white head on top. the head lasts for a while before receding and leaves behind large spots of lacing.

S- sweet caramel and toffee malts up front. lots of fruity hops. grapefruit, orange, a little bit of lemon, and some pine in here also.

T- the caramel malt once again starts this one off. after that the hops come in fast and strong. lots of grapefruit and pine. a lesser amount of orange/lemon zest. it comes across as spicy and bitter.

M- medium bodied with too much carbonation. stings the tongue and leaves the mouth feeling dry.

D- easy to finish and affordable. i can see myself picking a sixer of this up every once in a while.

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Photo of EStreet20
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, shaker pint.

A - A light yellowish amber color. About a finger of white head.

S - A nice piny hop aroma on the nose.

T - Piny hops lead the way then give way to a tea like flavor. A bit of sweetness with a tiny bit of alcohol tinge come through. Then the taste finishes bitter.

M - A little bit thin for the style but fairly nice.

D - Not bad for a hop fix. Definitely accomplishes that end.

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Photo of LoganMc
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of winomark
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy copper hues with an almost non-existent haed. Some tiny bubbles flowing upward.

Aroma: Sweet malt/alcohol and hoppiness explode. Hops dominate.

Taste: Hops, hops, and more hops! Bitterness up-front, middle, and finish. Some malty backbone and alcohol present. Nice grapefruit tones dominate the finish.

Mouthfeel: Coating mouthfeel, with the powerful hops giving a dry, crisp finish.

Drinkability: Overall, a pleasing IPA. Quite a standard American IPA. Nothing special, but would try again.

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Photo of Oxymoron
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got to sample this beer at Old Chicago's in Sioux Falls SD. Nice to know that we can get good beer in SD. Mojo poured a magical copper color that is very consistent with an IPA. A clear color that shows it has been filtered. A decent head that remained for some time but eventually did disappear. Limited lacing.

The smell was a good medium aroma as far as IPA's go. It wasn't overpowering knockout but it was still noticeable. A good pine smell with some grassy notes on the top. There is a malt backing with a sweet almost cinnamony tone to it.

The taste is well balanced. A good aroma kick at first with stronger citrus and grassy tastes. Not much on the bittering side this beer is mostly consistent of aroma hops. There is no oily taste, which can be noticeable with floral hoppy beers. The malt is very sweet. It is light and kind of basic in flavor but some hints of biscuit and breadiness are noticeable.

The beer is medium body. And I was pretty surprised it was 7%. Very smooth and easy drinkable beer. Overall this was a good IPA. Good presence of floral, smooth to drink. I would recommend this one for sure.

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Photo of oakbluff
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light orange/butterscotch with good clarity and low/medium head. Nose- tropical fruit and some sweetness from the malt. Taste- amarillo hops shine through lending a nice fruitiness but also a dry aspirin like quality which is not so good. Light caramel malts make their presence known as well. Dry, slightly sweet finish from the generous hoping. Moderate carbonation and good mouthfeel. Not too thick, but some oilyness. Good session IPA.

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Photo of scottoale
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 22oz. brown bomber poured into my Real Ale Fest pint glass, a light amber-golden ale with a finger of white foamy head of good retention and some fancy lace. Good carbonation through out the tasting.

The nose is earthy of Amarillo hops, grainy malt and some bitter black tea. The smell is very much like an English IPA of good quality.

The taste mimmics the same, with a bit more intensity than greets the nose. It starts off with faint spark of sweetness, turning bitter and pungent that lingers on for a short eternity of black tea and strong tobacco. Powerfully bitter and a long astringent finish.

Sharp and spikey with some strength and above average drinkability...give it a try.

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Photo of gratefuld
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pale golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Pretty good lacing. So far so good.

S: clean hop smell. Can smell some citrus and some pine. Maybe a little grapefruit.

T: clean hoppy taste. I like the taste of this beer.

M: crisp and clean on the palate.

O: I like this beer. It's a solid performance in my book.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a mildly hazy, medium gold color with a large frothy beige head. Pretty good retention and lacing.

Nose is juicy, grapefruit amarillo hops with a biscuity and pretty firm malt balance. Some honey-esque sweetness is in there as well as a hint of wheat.

Pretty balanced IPA with hops contributing both plenty of flavor and bitterness. Malts are caramely and sweet. Fairly high ABV is noticeable...not quite a hindrance but along with the big malts make the beer feel pretty big. For me the hops could use a lighter backdrop for them to really shine. All in all though, a pretty good IPA that would probably be even better on tap at the tap room.

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Photo of Bustersuess
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of marc77
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Copper hue with a trace murk. Pitted, dense, dogged ivory white head leaves steadfast, coating lace. Prevalent in aroma is a combination of mellow pine needle and pink grapefruit. As the beer warms, medium caramel and vague cracker like basemalt notes offer contrast. Quite tame and perfunctory aromawise, but welcoming nonetheless. In flavor, incipient is a wash of medium lovibond crystal malt, which primes the palate for the ensuing mix of orange zest and bitter pith like hop presence. Bitterness lingers and is almost static, but malt character resurfaces late in a dryish, lightly toasted nature. Subdued minty ethanol and pine oil hints. Moderate in body, with a lightly dextrinous mouthfeel a notch shy in viscosity for full malt support. Malt backbone gains girth considerably as the beer warms, with ample residual sugar and sweet biscuit notes taming the initial dryness. Still, the finish is relatively parching, with fleeting hints of dilute mint and acidic lemon. Quite a tasty IPA, with pronounced, but one dimensional hop and malt character. Regardless, it's soft on the palate and superb in drinkability. Recommended.

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Photo of nouseforotacon
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a smooth, reddish orange, and is very radiant and bright. The color matches the gradient on the label perfectly. The head is a white foam, average, and pleasantly lingers and holds at the top for a while.

The aroma is a very strong citrus, as expected, with oranges and lemons dominating. I would say that it's tropical and warm, very inviting. I was equally impressed with the deep aroma as I was with this brew's color.

The taste is a bit standard for an IPA. Unfortunately, it's not very complex, though it still holds some weight. The citrus lingers and surfaces occassionally, and the strong ABV of this beer is masked well. I don't feel that there's much going on here beyond that. The bitter aftertaste is present, but not overwhelming.

I was truly impressed by the appearance of this beer and would have to say that the color of the body perfectly suited both the citrus theme and the brewer's label. The taste is pretty standard IPA, though I think the drinkability is great considering the ABV. Definitely recommended for a try, especially to IPA fans. :)

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Photo of bayougutter
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle to a heavey goblet. It poured a clear light orange color with 1/2 in white head.

Smell was sweet malt, toffee, very faint hop. Not a lot going on here.

Taste is slighty sweet malt all the way thru with hops doing a weird balancing act. A very flavorful brew, just unexpected. Not a typical IPA.

Medium mouthfeel, with good carb.

If you want a typical, hoppy ipa this will not do the job. But take it for what it is and it is a pleasent surprise. A malt balanced IPA.

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Photo of spoony
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at a crappy airport bar in Denver International Airport into a pint glass. Reviewed from notes dated August 30, 2013.

A-My brew arrived with about one finger of sticky, white head. The lacing is pretty good. The brew is golden-orange color and mostly clear. A good look for the style.

S-The aroma is a bit off...I get some onion, straw, and floral scents from the hops. The malts are pretty dry and don't provide much aside from a slightly chalky, crusty bread note. It gets better as it warms with more floral notes and less onion.

T-The taste is similar to the smell, but slightly improved with more fruit and floral notes in the hops (and, I suppose, some fruit from the pale malts). There is some orange and slight bitter hit on the finish. The malts provide a little more balance on the tongue than in the nose.

M-The feel is soft with a moderate body and a lightly oily, coating feel. Carbonation is mild.

O-This beer is fair. I could not get into the hop flavors here, which were sort of odd and non-descript. The malts are sort of absent on the nose, but make an appearance as the brew gets warmer and provide a nice bit of balance. On the positive side, this brew looks good and has a nice feel.

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Photo of rkarimi
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle.

Poured a hazy orange yellow color. Significant floaties and a small off white head.

Smell was delicious. Grapefruit and honey.

Taste was quite hoppy, but more of an herbal character (grass and pine). Sweet popped up in the middle, caramel-like. Hop bitterness lingered well in the aftertaste. Quite well balanced.

Mouthfeel was medium in body, and seemed to be highly carbonated. Finish was very dry. Had an acidic/biting nature to it that I didn't care for.

Overall, a good IPA, and well balanced, but the mouthfeel knocked down my enjoyment. Plenty of other beers with equally good flavor, and a better mouthfeel.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BryanCarey
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Boulder Mojo India Pale Ale pours from the bottle to a gold/tan color with a body that has just the slightest chill haze. The nose on this beer is fruity and just slightly spicy and the foam is good, provided you pour assertively.

The taste of this beer is fruity with the flavor of grapefruit juice dominating. There are some other flavors present as well, like pale malt, bread, caramel, and some pine. Toward the end, I can detect some other fruit flavor, possibly melon, before settling back to the taste of grapefruit.

Mojo IPA is a fruity brew and while there are other flavors present, the taste continues to return to the flavor of grapefruit. It almost seems like actual grapefruit was used in the production, but according to the manufacturer, it doesn’t have any such ingredient- it is the Amarillo hops that help create this grapefruit character.

I love a good IPA and I agree this is a good one and certainly a nice change from other IPA. I don’t think I could drink this as an everyday IPA because the citrus emphasis is not the type of flavor I want to taste on a regular basis. But it is still a good IPA and one worth adding to your list of beers to try.

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Photo of B_B
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chudson1992
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
3.85 out of 5 based on 1,940 ratings.
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