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 zaphodchak
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Brixx in Charlottesville, VA.

One finger off-white head, clear gold body. For some reason, my glass had a tiny leaf in it. Probably the glass, not the beer. Good lace.

Smells like fresh hops and that's it.

Taste is actually much milder. Some floral hops on the front, honey, some fruity sweetness-- quite nice.

Subtly textured feel.

Better than expected. Well balanced.

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Photo of richkrull
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy bronze color with quite a bit of beige head on it.

Smell is decently hoppy with some citrus and malt coming through.

Taste is pretty balanced although this one may not be the freshest. Nice hop kick in the finish though.

Mouthfeel is medium. This IPA has some body to it. Goes down very smooth though.

Overall a pretty darn good beer. I enjoyed it. And I'll definitely look for some fresh stuff in the future.

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Photo of bluHatter
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours with a really nice thick head that lingers forever. The IPA is bright clear orange.

S: Pine, caramel, tangerine, grapefruit. Smells really tasty.

T: Strong grapefruit at the front, with quick bitter hoppy finish. Lingering bitterness.

M: Not as much carbonation as some IPAs, but I like it that way. Smooth enough to offset the bitterness.

O: A tasty IPA to enjoy with some munchies. The aftertaste is the same as after eating a grapefruit, so it left my taste buds a little raw and in need of escape.

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

Pours orange / copper / golden color with lingering white head. Had this a bunch of times. Aroma of hops characterized predominantly by citrus notes, with a pound cake malt aspect noticeable as well. Flavor reflects the aroma, dominated by citrus like hops, although it is somewhat balanced for an IPA this bitter with cakey malt undertones. Leaving a lasting bitterness on the finish. Can’t argue with this one, a great rendition of the india pale ale. Full bodied, yet smooth mouth feel, slightly creamy. Nice.

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Photo of musicforairports
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz best by Nov. 22, reviewed Sept. 3.

This one's golden, big white head goes quick and doesn't leave much lacing. Kind of bubbly.

Smell is very light--biscuit and pine.

Taste is neither dry nor sweet. Hops are pretty citrusy, but in a way that seems more like lemon than grapefruit to me, though both are there. Some pine. Pretty crisp, not dank or sticky in hop character. Light bready malt beneath, especially in the finish. Also a titch bitter at the end, but not much.

Mouthfeel is smooth and relatively light, making this an easy one to drink.

This one tasted fine, and it would be really easy to down multiple bottles without a problem. But there are better IPAs for less money out there.

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Photo of MrDonQuixote
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into an oversized wine glass:

A- Light copper color with a slight white head that dissipates quickly

S- Smells of cascade and light aroma of pine

T- Quite hoppy for a regular IP. Hop character is quite good. Tastes of pine, with a light citrus flavor. Crisp and nice.

M- Nice carbonation. Nice and smooth

O- Quite good for an IPA. Boulder beer does quite well with their hoppy beers, and this is no exception.

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Photo of GarrettB
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The list of beers that I’ve seen around my beer stores but never tried is longer than I thought, even uncomfortably long. I eagerly embraced New Belgium, dabbled in O’Dell and my first 750ml bottles were almost entirely Avery beers. Boulder Beer never had the same draw, and I’m ashamed to say, the label art kept me away. The appearance of a Boulder mix pack at a recent barbeque was the perfect opportunity to descale my eyes and see the beer behind the wrapper. The Mojo was the best of the lot, offering a surprisingly deep and delicious IPA. As a hop-phobe I found the aroma to be a welcome shock - deep scents of pine, honey and caramel malts. The taste reigns in the ferocious hops bitterness found in some IPAs, instead coupling it with more drops of pine sap flavors to offer a well-rounded, balanced beer. The sugars are sweet, surfing unctuously on a medium body. A sip and a glance at a watch later find a long aftertaste where the dreaded astringency is left behind, slowly dying and wailing as the other flavors evaporate. Aside from this unwelcome loiterer I am wholly impressed. It always feels good to find another drinkable IPA, especially from a local brewer, and even better, at a barbeque with a box of bottled surprises.

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

12oz Bottle - thanks to zacs for this one

Appearance - Mostly clear amber/copper colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, tangerine, lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and a decent amount of hops. There is also lots of citrus going on; tangerine and lemon - botht he juice and the zest. There is also some notes of peach juice. It finishes with citrus sweet aftertaste with a bit of lingering hop bitterness.

Overall - I really enjoy citrus/fruit forward IPA's and this one fits the bill nicely. There is a ton of fruit flavour going on and it provides a nice amount of hop bitterness as well. I'm happy I tried it and I'd buy it again.

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Photo of jpro
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from CBX. Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass...

A: Pours a rusty gold with two fingers of cream head; a steady bubble stream keeps retention going until the glass is empty, leaving some hefty gobs of lace.

S: Grapefruit; light resiny hop notes; a touch grassy; caramel malt sweetness in the background.

T: Orange rind; nice citrus flavors - almost tropical fruit esque, but not quite; very sweet (IPA-wise) on the end - something a little drier would be nice; not crushingly bitter.

M: Full bodied; medium carbonation; a smidge viscous; kinda heavy, but very smooth.

O: Wow... this is a very drinkable IPA; the malt sweetness definitely cuts the dryness typical of others in this style, but in the long run that does help out the drinkability factor; a very enjoyable - and one of the best “bargain” IPAs; if there was such a thing as a session American IPA, Mojo would get my vote.

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Photo of Klym
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up my local nugget in the Sacramento area.

A: Looks like a basic golden IPA with a 1 finger foamy head that leaves spiderweb lacing.

S: Pretty much just a faint hop aroma.

T: Drinking it cold its pretty much empty, decent hops. As it warms up a smidgen of malt flavor comes through but not enough to save it.

M: Medium carbonation, medium body, nothing really wrong with it but nothing really good about it either.

O: A mediocre, generic IPA.

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Photo of nicksta
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I would say that the appearance is average for the style. There's not much foam or lacing. The color is just a cloudy gold that fades from light beer to a little bit deeper gold. It looks more like an American Hefe. The smell is really big on the grapefruit and the hops. It's a little piney, but mostly just grapefruit juice.

Taste and mouthfeel is where this beer makes earns it's price tag (in addition to the alcohol content). The grapefruit from the smell is in the taste and in a big way. There is also clove, among other spices, and a pine taste. The beer finishes with some good hops. They're bitter hops, but they just kind of fade into a nice aftertaste. The mouthfeel is good. Smooth, but with a bubbly quality few beers have. Bottom line: I can save a buck or two and get a better American IPA.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass. Best before 18 August 2011.

A: Three fingers of head; good retention. The beer is cloudy, but translucent. Quite pale yellow. Nice lacing.

S: Fruity-spicy Amarillo hops. Floral citrus, very pleasant. A sweet juiciness.

T: Not bad, but not nearly as hoppy as I'd hoped from the nose. It's a bit bland and/or watery. The maintaste is brief, but full of sweet oranges. Then spice kicks in on the endtaste for a hoppy-vegetal aftertaste, but not particularly bitter (which I was in the mood for, pity).

M: Again, a bit thin-smooth. There are a lot of bubbles, so where's the carbonation? Eh, maybe I'm being too harsh. Some carbonation, a bit chewy.

O: Decent IPA, but nothing I'd have again. I wouldn't disrecommend it, Commendable, I suppose. By the end of it, I'm ready for it to be done.

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Photo of Ilovesuds
4.54/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a six pack and let it sit out for a bit to take the extreme chill off the beer and bring out the flavor and nose. Pours a beautiful cloudy orange color. I had to be a little aggressive on the pour to get a decent head. The foam was slightly less creamy than expected but left a nice lace. Strong grapefruit nose and taste. Sudsy mouthfeel with a hoppy finish makes this one of the nicest IPA's I have had in a while. It was a terrific surprise how smooth and balanced it was since it had an ABV of 7.2%. I would definitely buy this again.

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Photo of wingman14
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours medium orange with a thick frothy head from the nitro tap. The beer has a nice hoppy sweet smell, very floral and inviting. The taste follows the smell with a nice big hop flavor, not as sweet as the nose would suggest. The mouthfeel was so smooth and creamy, amazing texture that added so much to this beer. Definitely a great beer, not overwhelming hops, but a nice depth of flavor, the ABV can sneak up on you though. A great ipa worth checking out.

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Photo of nofalltoofar
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cowboy style

A: Well the bottle looked good

S: Pungent, gamey, hoppy

T: This is where the beer takes you, bends you over its knee, and paddles you. Sharp bitterness, extreme hops

M: Smooth, not too carbonated

I liked it. It took some getting used to. It's definitely an acquired taste, not for the young amateur beer sampler. I was at a friends and I didn't want to bug him to get a glass when he didn't bother with it so I just drank straight from the bottle. Still quite good.

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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 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 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 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.


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

Nitro-tap into standard pint glass at the Global Tap House in Edwardsville, IL. Once the nitro settles, the head becomes a nice creamy off-white cap, that leaves good lacing. Mostly clear yellow body, with bit of brown tint.

Not sure if the nitro affects the aroma but it is fairly muted overall. Still, floral and tropical hop notes come through with a very minor note of grapefruit/pine. A little caramel malt in the background.

Fairly typical IPA flavors following the aroma. The grapefruit/pine notes come through more in the flavor than the aroma. Just a hint of tropical fruit, and a smaller sweet malt balance than I would have expected from the aroma. Solid flavors overall.

Enjoyable, smooth and creamy mouthfeel due to the nitro. Very interested in trying the bottle version for comparison. Overall, solid IPA, and I liked the nitro version.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dated March 11, 2011, hopefully this is the born on date and not the consume by date.

Beer is yellow with a minor haze, white bubbles, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is mildly malty with some piny hops in there.

Beer is medium body, almost a plasticy fake sweetness at the front, minimal hop flavor, some bitterness in there. It is a boring plain IPA, nothing special. Could be more aggressive with the hop profile but there is nothing wrong with it either.

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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 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 mvanaskie13
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass; nice crisp, clear pale straw color; head is off white, nice and thick.

Smell is solid hop bitterness upfront, more pine than citrus, but good lemon undertone, followed by a nice malt sweetness.

Taste is a mix of hop and malt sweetness, a good among of piney hop flavors, with a nice malt balance, hint of ester/alcohol flavors follows.

Mouthfeel is on the slightly cloying side, but it works with esteriness.

Overall well done, nice hop aroma and flavor, good malt balance and a solid strength.

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