Mojo IPA | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

very good
790 Reviews
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 cosmicevan
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

stuck in the airport in Aruba for another 12 hrs or so...I NEED a beer and this is far and away the best by may 2017...I'll take it. angrily annoyed from the bottle. paid $15!!!!! but this is worth it. I NEEDED this. decent ipa w a nice sweet floral hop. doesn't taste fresh like they code 3 months out so this is probably 3+ monthe old and it ain't bad.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.58/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Brief impressions from a bottle. I know I've reviewed this before; I just haven't gotten around to typing up my original notes yet.

Pours a clean bright copper body with a fluffy soft off-white cap.

Aroma is creamy and floral, with some pale malt and caramalt keeping the mild hop bitterness in line. A muted shallow aroma suggesting a reticent simplistic beer.

Taste is reticent and simple as can be, hitting a note of pale malt, a note of floral hops, and...well, that's pretty much it, save for a blip of a grapefruit flavour that emerges late in the game. No depth or intricacy of flavour whatsoever. Somewhat insipid, with no real hop pungency.

Overcarbonated and unbecomingly dry. Not the juicy refreshing light-bodied mouthfeel one would hope for.

Overall, it's more mediocre fare from Boulder Beer Co. Very forgettable, but not undrinkable. I continue to be underwhelmed by Boulder Beer's efforts.


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Photo of q33jeff
2.7/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

look: Yellow, decent head
aroma: Fruity. Strong.
taste: Disappoints. Apples, Pears. High Alcohol is unmasked.
FEEL: Quite a bite.Fizzy. Alive.
Not bad, but a little harsh, even for a new age IPA.


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Photo of Libeertarian
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 07/06/16:

Mostly clear, peach-toned amber. Thick, uneven, two-finger, foamy, dull white head of good retention. Resin, light and dark fruit, alcohol aromas. Imperial IPA palate and at 7.2% ABV, no great surprise. Moderately sweet throughout, but more so perfumey. Crackery backbone. Finish is somewhere in the midst of perfume, flowers, resin, rind, soap, leather. Full-bodied or close, suds to velvet from start to finish, quite warm and astringent. I rarely do this, but 3.75 across the board. Decent for an IPA, mediocre for an IIPA.

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Photo of futiledevices
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Paid ~$10 for a six pack. Poured into a tulip glass, half an inch of pretty loose head with a moderately aggressive pour.

Quite a nice beer. The malt/hop balance is much to my preference, with a solid bready base and thick body to hold all that dank, resinous hop. The hop profile is a nice grapefruit-like bitterness balanced by a tangerine-like sweetness. Not super effervescent, and has quite a sticky finish and mouth feel. That bitterness really sticks around for awhile.

Would buy again.

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Photo of hophugger
2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Unfortunately as I pour this one I see that the enjoy by date is 8 days from today. I now know this beer is at the end of it's life. This is golden in color with plenty of carbonation but lacks greatly in hop juiceiness and malt backbone. Slightly watery and has a touch of an old, stale taste. Def does not taste like an IPA

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Photo of drhiii
4.88/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer. Full flavored, hoppy, enough malt balance. Hey, I try different beers and am almost always underwhelmed. I like full bodied taste.

Am not a beer snob. But I do like to not be constantly underwhelmed which I am. Most beers I try including the exotic, expensive ones are usually unremarkable to me. This Mojo IPA is not too simple, it does not try to be anything more than what it is... but what it is is simply pleasurable, full bodied, consistent, and I can always count on this IPA to hit the mark. Amazing too how inexpensive it is. But that doesn't matter to me. I simply love this beer.

This tastes like what beer should taste like.

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Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a solid copper color.

Overall: The aroma has a pleasant orange and pine nature. Mojo has a wonderful balance of hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma with just the right malt presence to hold it all together. This beer’s flavor is heavily centered on hops. A great version of a classic west coast IPA. Easy drinking IPA that I seriously recommend.

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Photo of dalizzie
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle. (Best by May...shame on your Total Wine and shame on me for not realizing)

(L) The color was relatively clear copper with slightly less than one-finger off-white head.
(A) Smell was pine, grapefruit, orange peal, and malty caramel.
(T) Taste was malty, citrusy. More bitter than I was expecting based off of aroma.
(F) Medium bodied.

Decent, but too bitter. Definitely not enough to balance it out.

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Photo of matcris
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: A slightly hazy amber/golden. A half finger of foamy head that quickly dissipates. Some spotty lacing down the glass. Minor carbonation when rocking the glass.
AROMA: Bready malt, grapefruit.
TASTE: A little catty, grapefruit, bready.
FEEL: Medium thin to medium in body. Carbonation on lower side of average.
OVERALL: Forgettable.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.17/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

For whatever reason (age prolly) this beer just keeps falling score wise over the years for me.

Always looks nice, orange appearance, 1/2" off white head. Occassionally this will pop with dry hopping, other times, it won't. I dunno, don't remember if they bottle date.

Taste has lots of crystal malt and substantial bitterness. Relatively thicker than average in terms of syrup and viscosity like feels. Evolves into ipas from yesteryear.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper/orange color with a towering white head. Aroma is initially spicy and citric hops with a light caramel and cracker note. Taste is combination of spicy and bitter hop notes with orange pith and pine. Then you reach the semi sweet caramelly malt base which serves to balance the hops. This beer drinks easy with its light to medium body. It is good but not the freshest IPA out there.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An IPA that kind of leans on floral notes more than anything else. Very nice, but not terribly potent. A perfectly solid, yet somewhat unexceptional, IPA.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bitter and sweet. Good floral notes and bitterness. (1st review)

Drinking again...not sure when I drank first time but now drinking Broadway Brewhouse in Nashville 10/20/16. Oak notes.

good beer still but adjusted my rating. 3.62 to a 3.45

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 10-21-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, copper color with less than one-finger off-white head that dissipated slowly until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, medium carbonation, significant lacing on the glass.

SMELL: very pleasant to the nose, caramel, flowery with pine and grapefruit.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel and bread then grapefruit and pine, the 7.2% ABV is very well hidden and gives this beer a nice warming effect.

PALATE: medium body, medium carobonation.

OVERALL: this is a great smelling and tasting beer, not unlike Summit Saga IPA, I really enjoy the citrus grapefruit note in hops and the finishing hops made a great smelling beer as well, I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the style and will definitely buy this again.

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Photo of bsonk
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Boulder Brewing co. Mojo IPA.

A: a light amber with a thin head on top.

S: lots of sweetness, light roasted malt balances everything well, pineapple, orange peel, lily flowers, alcohol.

T: light malt, bitter piney lupulin balanced by a lot of malty sweetness, lemon peel.

M: hop bitterness hits the tongue first then gets balanced out, it @ lingers a long time with sugary malt on tongue. the lupulin is up in my sinuses but I dig it.

O: a dope IPA. One of the best I’ve had out of Colorado. Sweet, hoppy, yet well balanced. Don’t drink this if you don’t want a sugar bomb though. 4.55/5.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at America on Tap.
Deep golden color, big rich caramel maltiness with some earthy pine and resin to counter. Pretty good easy drinking slightly sweet IPA.

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Photo of Spikester
3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold with two fat fingers of white craggy white and good lacings. Head lasts about ten minutes.
Smell is sweet bready malts with minor floral hops.
Taste is mostly bread crust malts with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium with just enough carbonation.
Overall for a beer that is about a year and one half old it tastes like a good American Pale Ale!
So this beer is really old and I am surprised how tasty it is. Enjoy by Aug. 12, 2014.

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Photo of egrapplesberg
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle best by dec162015 poured in a pint glass. Low lighting environment and think it poured golden. Clear. Great lacing and retention. Smell is tangerine, orange, and mango. So far so good then boom I taste it...and let down. Soapy bitter citrus and lemon. Finish with orange and no balancing malt. It does get better with warmth but I was a little let down :( not a terrible beer just unimpressed. Cheers!

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Photo of Lemke10
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours a clear, dark yellow color with a foamy off-white head. The aroma is rather strong with bitter citrus hops. The taste is hoppy and strong. Probably one of the more bitter beers I’ve had in awhile. Pretty powerful stuff for you hopheads!

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid and unspectacular, Boulder's Mojo is straight-up, no-nonsense American IPA: good stickiness, thick pine notes, appreciable—but fairly herbal, even a little spicy, and ultimately not overwhelming—wet-grass bitters. It flashes a good golden-brown color, with moderate head, but disappointing sparse effervescence; there's solid lacing along the sides of the tulip's bell, but all other signs of foam dwindle to near-nothingness within moments. The aromas of Mojo, meanwhile, are a strong-suit, with a seriously funky nose: some odors of hard, aged-cheese rind and grapefruit pith predominate, but there's also fleeting gestures at sugar-cookies and white rum in the sugary esters that form the fat olfactory under-structure.

While not an IPA to grow wild over, Mojo is—as aforementioned—entirely solid, though not without complaints. It's a big, hop-blast IPA (along the lines of, say, Modus Hoperan—though not as pleasantly-biting or complex as Ska's shotgun-of-hops), so it's pretty boozy (7.2%) and doesn't strain to hide that fact; it's pretty heavy on the palate, leaving a residue of malts sugars and piney-syrup textures as its part-and-parcel finish; and it's pretty oligo-dimensional, hitting its handful of hop notes, built up on a hardy skeleton of grain-candy, and not featuring much else.

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Photo of onklsven75
2.9/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Looks and smells great, but this beer is too bitter for my taste. The bitterness lingers for quite a while. It might be better with a meal or snacks, but not by itself.

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Photo of Tilly
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy golden copper, almost Belgian. Huge white head.
Hoppy citrus, florals, mostly grapefruit.
Great grapefruit citrus, resin oil and earthy hops.
Good carbonation, mild, and a good bit of bitterness.
I'll be sure to try this again.

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Photo of Gregaroo
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On cask at the Dandelion Pub in Philly. 2nd round of The Open on the telly. Hand pumped Into their classic dimple mug. Nice and smooth IPA. Feels like an ale from Scotland (but hoppy).

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.07/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a hazy amber color with 2 1/2 finger head. Good head retention and lacing present.

S - Nothing initially pops out at first, not too much present it appears aside from more subtle scents. Hints of pine and grapefruit are the most prominent scents. Overall not much to the nose, decent but vague aromas.

T - Fairly bitter IPA, with flavorings focused around hops, pine and overall "earthy" flavors. Minor notes of grapefruit are present as well but quite vague. Leaves a fairly harsh/bitter aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied with mild carbonation present. Not too much else to say here really; above average but nothing spectacular.

O - An average IPA all-in-all. Nothing in particular really stands out to me with this beer. Would drink again if given to me but will not go out of my way for.

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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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