Mojo IPA | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

very good
1,939 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 mattgreger
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got this brew on tap, so I didnt get to see the true pour, but it has a nice medium orange color with a nice clear body to it. It had a nice 1/2 inch head, foamy head. It did have a little lacing that followed the drink as it emptied, but not much.

The aroma is big citrusy hops; it has a huge punch of grapefruit aroma the front. There is a bit of peach aroma present as well, and in the end of the fruit character, there might be a touch of pine.

This brews citrus hop character shines through in the flavor very well. Its has a nice grapefruity flavor, a little bit of peach or another sweet fruit as well . It finishes with spicey/pine flavor that gives it a great representation of a Weat Coast American IPA

This brew has a medium body with great carbonation level that gives this brew a nice character. It actually gives the brew a bit of a creaminess almost, that is not traditional, but very wellcome in my book, from an American IPA. The uniqueness on this one gives it some bonus points.

The drink on this one is pretty good. It has some great bitter and sweet flavors and unqiue characteristics that make it a must try. For a 7.2% ABV, this brew is a nice, crisp, refreshing drink. I will surely seek it out again.

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

A: Poured a nice light golden color with good carbonationa nd a nice white head

S: Some fruits and light boose

T: has a nice fuity taste to it, like a piece of juicy fruit bubble gum but tamer.

M: Nice feel, well carbonated, very light and airy leaving it easy to drink

D: Good

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Photo of jrallen34
3.27/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle drank from a tripel karmeliet glass...The beer is a clear light copper, very dark for an ipa. A dark off white head with really nice retention and decent lacing...The aroma is very sweet, lots of pineapple, bread and caramel notes on the front. On the back is a slightly generic hop presence that cuts the sweetness but is just a tad "off"...The offness of the aroma presents even more on the taste, the sweetness is gone and you get just hops from a stale metallic bitter hop that is frankly played out and boring.

A boring ipa not worth trying.

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

Hazy orange with fluffy white head.

Grapefruit and floral hops with a touch of sweetness in the smell.

Massive citrus hops, grapefruit and orange, dominate the flavor. There's little malt balance, but that's ok with me. Extremely bitter.

Mouthfeel is oily and dry.

Alcohol is not very detectable. An enjoyable IPA that I'd try again.

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

a - light orange/amber color, light head that fades a little fast
s- kinda strong grapefruit/peach scent with maybe a hint of pine
t- nice grapefruit/peach taste with decent bitterness
m- good mouthfeel,slightly creamy
d- very drinkable beer if you light fruitier ipas

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Photo of flagmantho
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into a glass mug. This bottle indicates 6.8% ABV rather than the above-listed 7.2%.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a totally clear body and two fingers of foamy, light-ivory head. I want to say ecru, but I think BuckeyeNation has that trademarked.

Smell: big citrusy hops; this thing has grapefruit all over it. Actually, I love its clean, fruity character.

Taste: wow, that character really comes through in the flavor as well. It's grapefruity, spiky and even a tiny bit piney. A highly tasty, if slightly one-dimensional, West Coast American IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a surprising level of well-integrated carbonation. I don't usually expect a good fizz or creaminess from my American IPAs, but Mojo manages to deliver both.

Drinkability: why, why did I wait so long to try Mojo? It delivers a good grapefruit without being over-the-top, and it has got a good mouthfeel and pleasing aroma to boot. For a 7-or-so-percent IPA, it's extremely drinkable. Kudos!

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Photo of MoreThanWine
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a lovely rich golden color with a 2" head that settled down to 1". Bouquet wasn't as hoppy bold as expected nor was the taste. Yes it's an IPA, yes it's a thoroughly enjoyable beer, no it doesn't stand out from other IPAs in any particular way to me. Perhaps my sample took a little too long getting from Colorado to Boston?

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heard the great grapefruit flavors of this beer and had to try it.

A - A nice light golden amber with an inch of fluffy white head. Pretty nice looking IPA so far.

S - Very hopping indeed! Smells of intense pine and citrus. Lovely!

T - An extremely balanced IPA. Starts off both bitter and fruity and then goes malty yet finishes bitter and full bodied with a mild dry. Very smooth.

M - Very enjoyable. ABV is slightly higher than most IPA's I have had yet not noticeable.

D - I could see finishing a few in a sitting. Really like this IPA even more than the Double since this one is more drinkable because of the ABV. Nice offering boulder!

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Photo of Zundo
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light golden orange color with a one finger white head with nice lacing.

Smell: Definitely citrusy, bready with caramel sweetness. A little pine, orange, pineapple, apple and pear. Its making me hungry actually.

Taste: At first bitter followed by orange, pear, pineapple combo with a caramel resin yet bright and semi-sweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Round well-bodied with balanced carbonation. has a pale ale feel with a bit more carbonation.

Drinkability: The changing of the flavors leave me wanting to continually drink this beer. It bitter enough to keep you from pounding, yet smooth enough to have multiple.

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Photo of thebrood1987
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells of juicy fruits, some grapefruit and some sweet malts. Tastes almost like a double IPA with its almost syrupy like quality but definitely not thick like a double IPA which makes for the good drinkability. Malts hit you first and then leaves with you with the bitter back end of an IPA. Very nice beer sort of reminds me of Hop Stoopid but to me leaves a drier more bitter taste.... where Hop Stoopid is just like hop flavored liquid. I like this one could be a regular IPA if it was around enough in my area Thanks Boulder Beer Co.

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Photo of kylehayworth
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this at Chumley's in Ripple, and was surprised they still had it on tap. I heard they were doing that a month ago, and behold there it was. Let's try my first nitro/tapped IPA.

A: Poured a nice golden color. The head was slightly off white, but thick and creamy.

S: The smell of citrus hops was mild/moderate. I'm not sure if the pouring method subdues the nose?

T: I could get alittle profile of the same citrus hops, and a nice sweetness to balance it out. Nothing overbearing with either two, but played nicely together.

M/D: This is really the high point. It is like drinking a different style of beer for the first time. You have an ipa profile, but with a rich and creamy texture. It was very nice in this aspect.

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Photo of sellmeagod
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wow I was not expecting this power from such a weak looking beer.

The color was too light to be this tasty, but somehow it pulls through and creates just the perfect bitterness/crispness mingle in the mouth. That is awesome.

And then the surprising 7+ abv takes this to a higher level of IPA awesomeness. One IPA I wish I had tried a lot earlier to ease myself into the hops - this one does a great job!

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Photo of Kadonny
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap into a nonic pint glass.

A: A clear lighter golden color with a two finger white head. The color leads you to believe this is a lighter beer.

S: Big citrus nose with some pine and a bit of grass coupled with bready malt and a bit of caramel.

T: Citrus flavors come first with orange, grapefruit, pineapple and some earthy pine needle notes. A bit of fresh grass is mixed in too. Sweetness is bready with some caramel tones to help keep the hops in line, however the hops take a huge bitterness bite towards the end that really showcase how hoppy the beer is. Finish is bitter but very clean with a hint of alcohol. Nice beer.

M: This is actually a two parter. It starts sweet and creamy but ends bitter and dry. The alcohol is barely tasted at the end (7.5% after all) but is very welcomed. Carbonation is perfect.

D: Very, very high. The high abv is a warning though as these go down real smoothly because of the clean finish.

Overall a very good IPA that I will drink anytime and one I will put on tap at home. Sometimes you need a change of pace and this is just a solid solid IPA that can be enjoyed at anytime, thus making it a great house beer. Nice job Boulder.

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip.

Pours a nice hazy light orange/gold color with a one finger white sticky head that gives some nice lacing. Nose is Floral, sweet, and all kindsa Amarillo. It's a bit bitter but still well balanced with the sweet malt.

Taste is a bit abrasive, you can tell it's heavily hopped for an American IPA (borderline IIPA on the hops I'd say). It's got a good fruity floral note to it but it's still well balanced. Lots of grapefruit, and pine notes. Mouthfeel is very rich and full, perfect for an IPA (Similar to 60 or 90 min IPA). Overall a very fresh and tasty drinking IPA.

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

Thick head; it's white and full of bubbles. Shortly after the pour, the thickness subsides and it is a layer of bubbles floating on top. The body color is a dull, hazy orange.

Very nice aroma: fresh, oak trees and pepper. After a few more inhales a citrus note breaks through as well.
Strongest taste is orange peel, then the bitterness of the hops starts doing its job: they set up shop on the finish and do not want to leave!

I can feel the carbonation on the tongue. It's moving and dry. Gives the beer a little extra kick in then mouth.

For IPA fans this can be a treat. The strength of the hops does not meet you up front, but instead sneaks in the back door and hangs around.

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Photo of angelmonster
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice white 2 finger head. Body is a clear gold. Lacing is good and head is above average.

Smell is of light hops. Some citrus hops but they're kind of muted. For only being a month old, dont think they should have faded that fast.

Taste is pretty balanced for an IPA. Hops are in the spotlight but I'm getting some munich and caramel malt. After taste is of bitter resinous hops.

Mouthfeel is very light, almost thin. Body is more like a pale ale. Head doesnt have much of a presence and carbonation levels are balanced.

Drinkability is pretty good. Extremely sessionable IPA. When drinking this style usually after acouple I start experiencing palate fatigue but with this beer it goes down like water. Overall though its not complex enough to compete with the best in it's category.

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Photo of FeloniousDrunk
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Mostly clear with a slight haze, and a gorgeous ivory 2-finger head. Minimal lacing.

Smell is very aromatic: flowers, pine tar, a touch of leather and a backdrop of bread.

Taste is smooth and clean. Nice hop notes add a touch of pine nuts, and an underlying red currant flavor in the mouth. The aftertaste is a touch metallic, but nothing that detracts too much from the experience.

Mouthfeel is round with a yeast feel and fairly clean finish.

Drinkability is fairly high. I could pop a couple of these in a session, though there are better IPAs out there, this is a great example of one done right, if not exquisitely.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked Oct. 06, 2010. Sampled on Aug. 16, 2010. The pour is amber all the way with a small but long-lasting foamy off-white head and clinging lacing. Floral hops are the main ingredient on the nose although the overall sensation is more muted than some IPA's. The medium mouthfeel introduces me to a well-hopped, bitter flavor that cannot help but to leave an aftertaste. Still, it is an IPA that lives up to the tradition of IPA's and in that sense it is rather likeable.

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Photo of jneiswender
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pokal glass. Served cool.

A-thick off white head, cloudy gold body with a very faint orange hue.

S-strong tangerine smell, fruit, very faint grain

T-nice mix of tangerine, piney/resin, little grain thrown in for some balance.

M-medium, wet on the palate

D-this is an excellent beer for hopheads in my opinion. The elevated alcohol is not that present. Very drinkable and thirst quenching. I would drink this beer again.

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Photo of dpodratsky3
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into imperial pint glass

A: Very golden amber with large fluffy, creamy white head, awesome lace, leaves a ring every sip, a little light but good looking

S: Nice aroma, nice piney/fruity/citrus all hitting together, very pleasant and aromatic, slight hint of sweetness from malt, a tad bready and a tad caramel

T: Now that I've smelled and tasted it, the hops are very similar to Dale's pale ale, has that same fruitiness with a little pine note too, however it starts tasting of alcohol in the finish, doesn't have a very "deep" flavor profile, but its good, has a little biscuity malt to balance, but the finish just isn't super pleasant

M: Starts just about medium body, but gets kind of slick feeling as that alcohol hits

D: Ok, all in all not bad, but not close to the best IPA

Notes: Like I hinted at, its not a bad beer, but its not even top 10 IPA's that I've tried. It has very aromatic hops, but its just a little too "blah". Tastes like a bright IPA.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this bomber into an imperial pint glass. Golden color, thick white head, and a ton of lace.
A citrus and sweet malt aroma.
Grapefruit taste that really lingered. Noticeable malt background.
Very balanced.
A beer to have again. Enjoyable, and will have it again.

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Photo of hdofu
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not a bad brew, has a refreshing hoppy taste, a medium amberish color and has a nice foamy head. The beer finishes with a smooth with a sort of sweet finish. The smell one fines sniffing this beer is hoppy. Drinkability is quite good. I read they have a dipa too which I am also interested in trying.

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

Pours a nice medium amber color, with a good amount of white foam on top. Nice initial blast of citrus and floral hops on the nose, which carry over to the palate. Although the initial hoppiness eventually gives way to a nice sweetness. A pretty solid IPA, one I'll have to try again soon.

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

This keeps finding it's way into my fridge over and over for some reason,probably because it's a pretty good brew!
pours a nice copper/brown with nice foamy head.
smells flowery/fruity with lots of malt scent.
taste is well rounded between hop and malts,similar to an english IPA with the amount of malt,kinda carmely-smooth.
mouth is typical IPA, medium thick and wet
drink is great,goes down good and changes texture/complexity as it warms,very nice brew!

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Photo of exonthebottle
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ed's usually has a IPA and Pale Ale on tap. I haven't reviewed Mojo yet.
copper with thin head that fades the lacing is okay but spotty around the glass and kind sticky
grapefruit malts citrus
smells good

taste a more malty IPA like Commadore Perry but sort of subdued and nothing is remarkable but good.
mouthfeel is not as good as other IPA's
sort of weak
drinkability is high and good beer to have at the bar on hot night.

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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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