Mojo IPA | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Mojo IPAMojo IPA
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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 emerge077
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
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 -0.8%
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 +3.2%
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 -13.6%
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 bobutt
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Clear golden color with a strong lacing.

S - Clean and flowery.

T - As IPA go this on strong side of hop taste, yeasty like bread. Flowery up front and hoppy hard finish.

M - Sudsy

O - I think it a good IPA, but my first choice. I would drink one or two, but would want something with more balance or less of a hard finish.

Go Buffs!

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Photo of MasterSki
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to optimator13 for this extra. Served in a Surly pint glass. Best before June 23rd, 2011.

A - Three fingers of foam that has great retention, and intricate glass-coating lace. Nearly transparent pale golden color.

S - Earthy, herbal, grassy hops. Smells a bit older, but still reasonably hop-forward. Malt character is largely bready and grainy.

T - Taste is much sweeter, with sugary malts and a bit of citrus hop character. Somewhat juice-like. Only mild bitterness in the finish. I actually like the taste better, as it doesn't have the odd herbal note from the aroma.

M - Smooth texture, lower carbonation - maybe too low causing things to get watery, sticky finish. Medium bodied, and negligible alcohol.

D - The bottle says this is an English IPA, even though it's called an American IPA on here. In any case, it was better than I was expecting. I could have a couple of these in an evening no problem.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
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 CalhounJohn
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good, crisp beer that had quite a punch and delivered quite nicely.

Appearance - a darker than expected IPA that held my attention throughout.

Smell - A deep, individual smell that increased my anticipation and expectation.

Taste - A nice, crisp IPA that held it flavor all the way and was much better than I had initially hoped for.

Mouthfeel - It felt good going down as I anticipated the next drink. I was very happy with the flavor this IPA packed. It wasn't the most hoppy-packed IPA, but that is definitely not a bad thing!

Overall - a good beer that is easy to drink and enjoy in many different settings.

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Photo of StlHopHead77
3.16/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from nitro-tap into a standard pint glass at Global Brew Tap House.

A-Pours out an uber-cloudy,creamy orange with a tight,dense,creamy,snow white head of two fingers that resembled whipped vanilla yogurt,lasted for the duration of the pint and left insanely thick,sticky lacing deposited on every inch of the glass.

S-There really wasn't much here and I know that that can be a result of the nitro-tap so I will keep that in mind.Mild,stale citrus and some biscuity malt mostly.There is also a faint mineral quality to it.

T-There was a little more hop presence here with some subdued citric and pine notes.Once again,a pale ale style malt body was detected.Muted hops and a somewhat bland malt backbone made this beer pretty average.

M-Great mouthfeel.Dense and creamy with a touch of IPA bitterness.More flavor overall would have raised this beer a few notches for me.

O-I need to try this beer from a standar tap to truly see what effect the nitro-tap has on this beer.I was a little dissapointed with this offering.

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Photo of rawfish
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold coloration with a modest tight 1 finger white head with good retention forming a slight crown in the center of the glass. Brilliant lacing all over the glass, true spiderwebbing.

Pretty refreshing aroma, not floral but perfumey grapefruit backed by a earthy pine, slightly sweet like cane sugar and a toasted note at the back end.

Taste is well balanced, a punch of hops on the initial drink that settles back into a growing bitterness. Primary taste is of pine hops with citrus surfacing after the swallow. Malts have a good presence here to balance everything out, toasted grains and a touch of honey. Doesn't dry very well, leaves a sticky malty flavor lingering with the bitterness. Rather simplistic but awfully sessionable IPA.

Average body perhaps a bit thin on the tongue and adequate carbonation, standard fare. Smooth yet hoppy enough to be memorable.

First beer from Boulder in a while and I have come away satisfied, this may be one and a whole world of IPAs but it definitely has a sessionable quality that some other IPAs lack. Appropriate bitterness without wrecking the palate, and smooth and pleasant overall.

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Photo of FrankenBeerStein
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a glass goblet. Not much of a head, and it didn't really linger, which I don't mind all that much. Slight lacing.

A: Poured with a solid copper color, clear.

S: Smells like an IPA. Easily noticed hop aromas, some hints of citrus as well

T: Very pronounced hop flavors with citrus-y finish.

M: Not over-pronounced carbonation, but the flavors make up for it with a solid "full" feel to the beer.

O: Decently refreshing. You have to be in the mood for an IPA or very hoppy flavor, but it is something that would have me coming back for more.

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Photo of Gatch
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light amber to copper in color with a bubbly, thick, white head settling on top of the beer into a thin layer with lace sticking to the sides of the pint glass.

S - Nice balance of malt and hops. A bit of alcohol. Nothing stands out.

T - Very pleasant balance between bitterness and malt with a slightly roasted malt finish. There is a faint alcohol presence. Maybe my IBU-tolerance has been desensitized, but this tastes more like a Pale Ale as opposed to an IPA. I remember Hazed & Infused (their PA) having more of a hop presence than this particular beer.

M - Slight carbonation that sizzles on the palate momentarily and then finishes with a smooth, crisp feel. Refreshing and othe mouthfeel as well as the taste get better as the beer warms. After a while, though, the beer can become cloying.


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Photo of chinchill
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle dated 1/2011 served in pint glass

Pours a light amber, slight hazy, with 1 finger of near white head. Head has a limited duration although a thin top coast lasts a good while and good lacing is left on the glass.

A - not strong for style. Primarily citrusy and piney hops. Fruity with a detectable caramel malt base. More complex than average for an IPA.

T - Substantial malt balance in initial taste, but bitterness comes to the fore in the finish, followed by a lasting bitter hop aftertaste.

M - moderate (good) carbonation; crisp with a slight bite; medium body

O - recommended for hop heads

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Photo of ksmi116
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a beautiful medium gold with a generous white head

S - Piney and citrus hop smells dominate, smells quite delicious. A bit of grapefruit and tart tangerine as well

T - More of the nose, but a little more balanced that expected. The tangerine comes out much more, but not so much that it overpowers or unbalances. Quite a delight.

M - Relatively low carbonation, with a decent coating on the mouth.

O - Very surprised by this beer, it is better to me than the rating shows! Definitely one to go back to, as it is a delicious IPA.

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Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.55/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a slightly hazy, gold with no head. The aroma consists of vanilla, citrus, and grass. It's flavor has grapefruit and biscuit notes with a mild hoppy aftertaste. The mouthfeel is average and Boulder Mojo IPA is a good, well balanced beer. Recommended.

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Photo of Snow81
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a light clear orange glow

Head: Nice big frosty white head

Smell: Little malty with a heavy citric

Taste: Starts off with a sweet floral hop but moves over to a strong bitter citric with a bit of maltyness

Weight: Medium to light body with medium carbonation

Finish: Malty grains linger with hop stuck on my palate and a little bit of stickiness on the lips

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Photo of secondtooth
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light, transparent golden, with a nice white head. Superb lacing -- detailed and impressive.

Aroma is nice, but not overwhelming. I get sweet citrus hops.

Superb taste...mellow and balanced hoppiness. Sweet, rather than bitter. Maybe I'll call this one "kind hops". I also get a nicely tangy orange zing. Good.

Quite a nice IPA, easy to drink and masking a relatively high ABV (7.2%). Enjoyable, and one I'd like to do again.

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an imperial pint glass. It's a clear golden color with a finger worth of white head. It's got good retention and lacing.

It's got a faint hop smell, you have to get your nose in to pick up some piney aromas. They're good, but need to be more bold!

The taste is a lot more hop forward with a piney flavor and crisp bitterness to it. Pretty good actually, better than the aroma had me expecting.

The crisp bitter flavors linger a little long for my tastes. Good carbonation.

Overall it's pretty good. I like the main flavor a lot.

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

Pours a hazed (due to nitro) gold with moderate cap of dense off-white head, decent retention. Scent is mostly floral hops, faint hints of citrus and pine, toasted and nutty malt backbone. First sip is nice and floral with minimal bitterness due to nitro, nutty and toasted malts, finishes with more hops, light citrus and grassy. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy due to cask pour. A nice presentation on cask, he base beer isnt a top notch IPA but it works on nitro due to that method dulling hop flavors and bitterness anyway.

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Photo of DaveBlack
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light honey color with maybe a 1/2 finger's width of fluffy white head that has good retention due to a neverending stream of bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Full ring of lacing left around the edge.

S: Really just hops on the nose, not much backing it up. Pine, grapefruit from the hops, but I am not getting any malts to speak of.

T: Same as the nose. Grapefruit notes from the hops, Nice punch of bitterness. Flavor fades pretty rapidly, leaving lingering bitterness from the hops.

M: Medium-light on body and pretty heavy on the carbonation.

O: Just one more IPA. Doesn't stand out as anything special, just heavy on the hops like many beers. That being said, it goes down easily and is very drinkable.

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Photo of FosterJM
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

336th review on BA
bottle to pint
12oz Bottle date of 3/31/11

App- Radiant yellow with orange streaks. Decent 1/2 finger head. Nice cling for an IPA.

Smell- Big peaches on this with a nice floral accent. Slightly sweet with a small spicy kick.

Taste- This is quite tasty. A little sweet and a little hoppy caramel note. Slight fruits follow the nose and bring a nice bite. Very crisp.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Leaves a fruity sweet note with a peach tinge.

Drink- I could drink a lot of these. The wife only brought one home from Phx on a business trip. Had the right amount of sweet fruits I like in my IPA's. Good beer.

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Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
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 ZeroSignal
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
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 jampics2
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Winking Lizard. Beer number three on my 2011 World Tour. Served in a pint glass and super fresh! This was a great, juicy IPA and one I know I've had before but didn't remember so fondly. I think freshness is key with this IPA in particular, and this was certainly a fresh keg!

The beer is a golden color with some copper and a hint of straw. A white soapy head crowns my pint glass and only recedes accompanied by nice lace. The color's nice but the beer lacks a certain sparkle that the best in the genre possess.

The smell is full of tropical notes like mango and pineapple, then some grapefruit and big, banging hops culminating in a touch of pine. It's lush but could be just a touch more expressive. The smell also has just a touch of malt sweetness like a kiss of caramel.

The taste is hoppy and pleasant. I'm thinking Centennial is one of the hops here, as I'm getting a nice pineapple and apple core, then some mild malt sweetness. That lasts for a second before another wave of medium to high bitterness washes in with pine and grapefruit notes. There is just a touch of booze and, strangely, I get a touch of cotton candy flavor too. This is nicely constructed but could use an extra shot of hops to keep up with the modern hallmarks of the style.

Mojo has a sticky but medium to light body. There's a nice kiss of carbonation. Really the best part of this beer is the mouthfeel - the carbonation and bitterness compliment each other well and the beer never becomes coating. This is how I like my IPA to feel. This was drinkable and enjoyable. Here's to a fresh start with Mojo!

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Photo of JesteR14
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Orange color with a nice soapy head. Lots of medium sized bubbles coming from the bottom

S- Some metallic smell and some hop smell.

T- Great taste, hoppy and other flavors that balance this out. Making this an easy beer drinker.

M- Good amount of carbonation and a good hop flavor that doesnt last... Good IPA..

D- Yum, i love this one. Will def drink this beer again...

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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 62.6% out of 100 with 1,944 ratings
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