Mojo IPA | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,940 Ratings
Mojo IPAMojo IPA
BEER INFO

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

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
Ratings:
1,940
Reviews:
789
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
278
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on nitro tap at The Buckeye Beer Engine. Rated a 6.8%abv. Very creamy, yellow boddy with alce sheet. A good bitterness. I would have thought nitro would have diminished the taste, but in fact it shifted it into an ESB-like flavour, differentiating it from all the other West Coast IPAs out there. Cute, fun stuff. Moderate hop aroma.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very nice single finger nitro formed head on an orangey golden cloudy body. Aroma of Pungent floral, resin and earthy hops. Flavor follows with sharp peppery bite and more pine resin, tart citrus and floral notes. Fairly well balanced by the malty base. Smooth nitro feel is nice as the bite from the booze and hops combined with normal carbonation would set this one back for me. The booze just dominate for me and are set off even more by the hop profile to really enjoy this one.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.87/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoy by 3/27/14.

Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grapefruit juice, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with metallic, pine, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that smells decent enough, but there is something making this one super metallic tasting and fairly undrinkable.

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Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bigtime ipa. this one pours a brassy gold color with a modest white head. whoa hops in the nose, i smell major american varieties, man bold. taste is less intense than the nose, but stands up to some spicy chips and salsa real well. this is a really pungent hoppy brew, mouthfeel matches perfectly, lighter side of medium bodied with a nice balanced carbonation and finish. not necessarily remarkable for being different, but just a really well made ipa, and the abv can render you useless after a long hike if you arent careful...

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Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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 t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high dense off white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus hops in the nose along with notes of pine resin and pineapples.
T: The taste has flavors of citrus hops intermixed with some notes of pine resin hops. There is a moderate to strong amount of bitterness, which particularly stands out and lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA delivers a nice punch of hops and bitterness but is well-balanced in that the hops are not overpowering. It also hides its alcohol very well, making it not too difficult to drink.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma: Definate hop character laced with malty sweetness. Spicy and a bit pine-ey.
Appearance: medium coper. A solid color. Nice carbonation. 1/2 inch head that remained firm. Tight white bubbles that laces well.
Taste: Hops dominate the nose, but soon balances well with a medium-full malty body. Body remains firm and continues to release flavors of spice and herbs. A complex hop blend. Finishes nice. Perhapse a bit dry, but ok for style.
Aftertaste: Bitter and sweet. Not too dry, which often happens with IPA's.
Impression: a well balanced IPA. Not overly agressive on any end. Flavors are consistent and varying in a subtle way. A nice summertime refresher.

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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.

C- (2.58) / BELOW AVERAGE

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Photo of brentk56
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with a fluffy head that leaves some lacing

Smell: Grainy, hoppy aroma - smells like a homebrew shop

Taste: Starts out with a biscuity flavor; after the swallow, the grainbag tastes burst forth along with some pineapple fruit; the finish is crisp and dry

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation; a bit tingly

Drinkability: Not to citrusy and not to piney, this is an unusual tasting IPA that I suspect has been dry hopped; I liked it

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of emerge077
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated "enjoy by AUG 02 2011".

Into a tulip glass it pours a bright pale orange. Fluffy white foam that leaves concentric rings of lace down the sides.

Initial yeasty aroma that blurred into a more traditional herbal pine nose. Earthy and green hops, no citrus from the Amarillo listed on the bottle though.

Resiny hop bitterness comes through first, all pine and greenery, then a touch of pale malt and caramel sweetness emerges. The dry bitter hops linger long into the aftertaste. Not much Amarillo oranginess but there is a little as it warms up. Moderate carbonation, medium bodied. A couple wouldn't be a problem in one sitting, though there are quite a few other IPA's i'd reach for first.

Thanks to beertooth for the schwap...

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of zeff80
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured out a orange/amber color with a creamy head. It left nice lacing. It smelled a bit of citrus and cascade hops. It had a spicy flavor and was also a little bitter. It had a sharp mouthfeel but it was a tad bit grainy, too. Overall, it was quite good and drinkable.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, best by November 15 2010. I hope for the best with this old bottle. Pours clear light orange-amber color with a fairly dense 2 finger white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a lacing cap. Some dense, great looking lacing on the glass. Strong aromas of orange, pine, floral, caramel, and light grapefruit. Taste of strong orange, pine, caramel, and grapefruit; with a huge bitterness on the finish that lingers with flavors of citrus and pine. Very smooth drink with a delicious amount of bitterness. No alcohol showed itself in the taste or finish. Medium carbonation and body. Overall this was fantastic, even though it was well past it's prime as far as age. I definitely will be picking this up again.

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Photo of mothman
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I figured I would add a cask review of this beer since I don't see this around too much.

Mojo ipa. Nitro. Lace all the way. Very nice head and retention.

Creamy but hop resiny. Smooth. Pine and floral. Very similar to the regular version but the mouthfeel was much different. It was also sereved at cask temp allowing other flavor profiles to show.

Overall, a unique ipa. I dig it. It drinks quick and is enjoyable.

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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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