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 Transatlantic
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice orangish yellow beer. Just screams "citrus" in a glass. Head was very soft, about two fingernails deep, and stuck around unbelievably till I was finished. Lacing, on the other hand, was so-so.

S - Like the appearance, there was a strong citrus aroma that could be smelt from a couple feet away as I poured it. I want to say a smell in between an orange and a lemon but with a sort of pine like smell somewhere in it.

T - The first taste I got out of it was the citrus taste. First couple of sips were incredibly sweet and citrusy. Afterwards, the hoppy bitterness kicked in like no other. Very strong but not an overpowering bitterness.

M - For an IPA, it did a very great job of coating the mouth. The taste held it's own little battle in my mouth.

D - Even though the hops snuck up in an aggressive manner, it still proves to be a drinkable beer. I know I enjoyed it, sitting outside on a humid 80 degree night.

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Photo of JEdmund
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear, light yellowish-orange. Awesome aroma I could smell a couple feet away. Lots of citrus and resinous hops, and slightly sweet malts. Flavor packs in all those good smelling hops with minimal maltiness. Fairly light-bodied. Overall I like it and am surprised I've yet to try this before. One of the better IPAs I can get in Kansas.

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Photo of adam42381
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a light golden-orange color with a 3 finger frothy white head. Good head retention. Excellent lacing throughout.

Smell: Pine is the most obvious aroma with hints of floral sweetness and bitter citrus. Very light hints of caramel and malt as it warms.

Taste: Bitter pine up front followed by a lightly toasted malt in the middle with a hit of grapefruit at the finish. Aftertaste is a mix of bitter citrus, pine and a light amount of sweetness. Good flavor with an aftertaste that isn't overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: High drinkability. You could easily down several of these over the course of an evening.

Overall: Very solid IPA. I will be buying another six pack in the future.

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Photo of donniecuffs
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Into an American pint glass, poured a cloudy orange-amber, with a finger of white, decent retention, and good lacing. Smelled of pine, herbs, grass, menthol, grapefruit, orange peel, and lemon. The taste confirmed a nice citrus/malt blend, that also revealed some apple midpalate, and finished on a bitter dry peel note. Nicely-done ipa. Modestly carbonated, medium bodied brew. Great session ipa, as abv is well hidden.

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

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a light orange/copper tone with about an inch and a half of white/off-white head, moderate retention and lacing.

aroma is more or less typical of an ipa, with a hoppy profile being well-defined - notably pine and citrusy (on the latter count, primarily grapefruit). there's a malty presence as well.

taste mosty follows the nose, perhaps a floral note or two... hops are nicely balanced by the malt. a tasty ipa; nothing spectacular, but enjoyable. mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with average cabronation. i would see nothing wrong with having a couple at a sitting... that is, of course, assuming i was out of better options.

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Photo of bogus564
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden color, produced no head. Curious.

I can smell the hops right up front; in full disclosure, as I am a bit of a hophead, I found this to be pleasing.

A taste of this reveals a fairly strong grapefruit sensation, with nice hoppy bitterness to go along with it. Subsequent swallows present a slight raisin taste; nice product of the malt. Mmm.

This is a bitter beer, and as such, offered me a nice bit of mouthfeel. If you like hops, you can't not like this beer.

I would have another one of these, along with some nachos or good snack fare.

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Photo of thatguy3579
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A light orange color, a little lighter than expected. Thin head which leads plenty of nice sticky lacing. Fairly clear with almost no visible bubbling.

S: All the right IPA smells, with lemon and pine hoppy goodness. Interestingly, there are a lot of good sweet smells coming through as well - primarily brown sugar.

T: Lots of good grassy and orange hop bitterness which demonstrates considerable staying power through the finish. There is also a subtle bit of biscuit and brown sugar sweetness. A hint of alcohol, which is less noticeable than expected at this ABC.

M: Creamy on the mouth with very light carbonation. Honestly, I could use some more bubbles.

D: It smells and tastes great. The lower carbonation lets it go down a little more easily, but I would rather have the bubbles.

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Photo of racer2k
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this beer into my favorite pint glass

A - Beer pours a dull orange / copper color with a very thin sticky head that quickly dissolves and leaves moderate lacing around the rim of the glass.

S - Malt aroma with sweet toffee and caramel flavors and an abundance of fruity and citrusy hops. Hints of orange, lemon zest, grapefruit and pine hop flavors are all present.

T - There is an initial surge of sweet candy malt followed by a full on flavor of hops with a strong presence of bitter but fruity overtones in the taste profile. This is definitely a hop forward beer.

M - Medium body with a tangy bubbly feel and a dry finish to the beer.

D - A fine drinking IPA that hides the 7.2% ABV very well which could be a challenge after a few. Great IPA!

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

A - Golden, almost amber in color. Impressive lacing that works down the glass.

S - A lot of grapefruit, citrus.

T - Like the smell, hops give grapefruit and citrus taste followed with nice malt kick to it towards the end. More bitter than I thought it would be.

M - Medium body, bitterness stays with you a bit.

D - Pretty good IPA. Nothing that jumps out at me, but very drinkable.

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

Pub mug, nice one inch head and ample lace, slight chill haze.

Smells of ripe melon and citrus rinds, slightly piney with hints of sweat malts.

Taste is citrus honey do melon with a slight piney finish. Bighting hops blended with sweat malts.

Medium bodied this IPA can hand with the like of Great Lakes Commadore Perry.


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

Pours golden and clear with a half finger rocky head

Smell is nice floral hops, a hint of pine

Unfortunately the floral hops dont come through in taste its pretty much just pine hops, a little sugarry malt and a slightly bitter finish with some alcohol flavor.

Mouthfeel is very light, seems over carbonated, quick finish.

Drinkability is good because its very light, not great because the alcohol flavor is almost as strong as the hop flavor, I dont think this is even moderately high abv. Im sure if I lived in or near Boulder Colorado I would drink this often, but I dont so I probably won't have it again.

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Photo of CSAsylum
2.47/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is the fourth beer in a grab bag of old beers our neighborhood package store passed off on us for bargain prices. Hey, we're poor! At any rate, I felt that reviewing them might serve the BA community, especially those that tend to hold onto beers perhaps longer than they should. What can you expect from your dusty Mojo? Here's what I found.

A: Pours a clear golden with a slightly off-white head of about 1/2 a finger that sticks around for just a little.

S: Some pine but mostly malt.

T: A caramelly, malty presence dominates with a touch of alcohol at the start of the leave. Hop bitterness persists throughout the taste but crescendos at the start of the leave trailing off to a bittersweet afterthought that lasts throughout the typing of this sentence.

M: A medium bodied beer with a creamy but mild carbonation.

Overall: I like this better than the Mojo Risin but feel it hasn't aged as well. Other reviewers are really impressed with the hops in the Mojo but after +/- 6 months improperly stored at the liquor store the hops are basically gone. Rather than citrusy and bright as the brewers probably intended the flavor and aromatic remains are piney tending toward an earthy quietude that doesn't really play well with the left over maltiness. The beer is still an enjoyable beer but you can tell it's more of a ghost of itself. To wax poetic, this beer is like having a short conversation with a guy who almost won the championship 15 years ago. He has great stories, sure, but, kind of sad, isn't it? The Boulder Beer double settles better into old age, where the alcohol burn plays well against the otherwise cloying sweetness. Here, without the ABV or the hops, the beer seems just too off-kilter.

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Photo of cdizinno
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy orange color with a fading white head.

S: The aroma has some pine and a hint of grapefruit.

T&M: Piney hop notes on the palate at first that fades out with hints of caramel and toffee. Mildly bitter, very dry, and earthy. Light to medium bodied.

Decent, but not one of my favorite IPA's. I'd have to try it fresh sometime.

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Photo of djeucalyptus
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a beautiful rich golden-copper with a stark white frothy cap that leaves behind some nice spotty lacing.

Powerful hops are definitely in there... centennial? zesty aroma with notes of pine, citrus, juniper, and a bit of subtle pale malt... bready aroma.

Taste is hoppy! In the best way. pine up front, yielding way to an herbaly citrus zest. It fades to a piquant piney-junipery-herbal bitterness that is interesting. A good bit of caramel maltiness and a touch of near-yeasty breadiness help balance the powerful hops. Bitter pine and a good bit of fruity citrusy goodness.

Ample carbonation and moderate body are perfect for the style and the flavors. Interesting mouthfeel is aided by a bit of hoppy astringency and a good bit of pleasant bitterness. Solid.

All in all, drinkable like whoah. Personally, it's not the hop profile I'm head-over-heels for, but everything jives together beautifully and makes a really solid, really drinkable IPA.

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Photo of jwinship83
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with a best by date of august 2010 on the neck. its always nice to see a brewery that freshness dates their beers, especially IPAs. drank from my sierra nevada hop tulip glass.

A- this one pours out a translucent copper colored body with a rather large bright white head on top. the head lasts for a while before receding and leaves behind large spots of lacing.

S- sweet caramel and toffee malts up front. lots of fruity hops. grapefruit, orange, a little bit of lemon, and some pine in here also.

T- the caramel malt once again starts this one off. after that the hops come in fast and strong. lots of grapefruit and pine. a lesser amount of orange/lemon zest. it comes across as spicy and bitter.

M- medium bodied with too much carbonation. stings the tongue and leaves the mouth feeling dry.

D- easy to finish and affordable. i can see myself picking a sixer of this up every once in a while.

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Photo of jimbus
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

On nitro tap, served in a pint glass. This was my first nitro IPA and I must say I was pleasantly surprised.

Poured a golden yellow color with a nice cream colored, inch tall head. Creamsicle Guiness came to mind. Smell was just average for me...I could smell the citrus but not enough hops, nothing to write home about. Taste was smooth and I could really notice the citrus and amarillo hops. Very light malt backbone and a dry finish. Mouth feel was super light, almost like water. It was weird not having that CO2 carbination, but I enjoyed the nitro. It definitely changed the dynamic of this beer. I could drink this beer all day. I'd like to compare it to the regular, bottled version.

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

A= deep golden yellow, fair head, plenty of lacing.

S= immediate grapefruit but pleasant in that regard, nice sweet malts, florals, citrus notes and hints of nectarine.

T= nice grapefruit and then a sort of delayed hops bitters, not overdone; thick malts, hints of citrus and fruit, slight chewy-ness.

M= mildly bitter, slightly sweet and malty, very pleasant.

D= a definite must for anyone who appreciates great and flavorful IPA. Some similarities to Troeg's Hop Back in flavor. Session all over it.

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Photo of AGDMainer
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was one of my first true IPA loves. I compare almost every IPA I try to this as the bar to beat. It has amazing citrus and floral notes both in the nose and the taste. It's ABV is well masked and is extremely drinkable. With all the hyped IPAs out there, this beer is a constant reminder that just because it is very available does not make it any less of an awesome beer.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Comes out of the tap a beautiful golden translucent amber with a decent white head. Aroma is fairly hoppy and surprisingly honey sweet. Fairly hoppy flavor has an undertone of honey sweetness and is just a teensy bit bitter. Texture is very fizzy and tingly.

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

Bottle date July 27 2010

Mojo pours a very clear bright coppery amber with a nice white head which leaves some nice stick lacing.

Big aroma of ripe citrus fruit, grapefruit and orange, pine and sweet pale malt. Very nice aroma.

The flavors are as big as the scents! Candied bitter grapefruit, big ripe oranges, mouth filling resiny pine all with just enough of a nicely sweet pale malt to keep things in hand. Very balanced! The finish is long and bitter and just a bit dry. This beer has an excellent combination of luscious hops! ( I say it is nicely balanced but it is a bitter beer and non IPA drinkers might not find it "balanced". My wife however who doesn't like overly bitter IPAs likes the taste of this beer a lot.)

Mouthfeel is right where I like it to be, right in the middle, neither heavy or light. Carbonation is perfect.

I really like this beer. I do believe it will become one of my favorite IPAs, very good and very drinkable. Colorado brewers do seem to have it going on! Highly recomended!

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Photo of BeerisfoodLLC
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Judges Bench in Old Town Ellicott City, MD:

A - Deep golden color, thick head, slightly hazy

S - Powerful citrus scents, sweet malt

T - Well balanced. Fairly big beer with malty backbone that works well with the abundance of hops.

M - Medium bodied, well carbonated

D - Excellent beer, not really a session beer but one of the better IPA's around.

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

Served on tap at Mad Mex in standard pint glass. Pours a copper color, somewhat hazy. No head but likely from the bartender's pour. Reeks of hops: citrus and floral aromas. Hop character shines through on the taste. Gives a nice resiney aftertaste. Very slight malt background. A very solid IPA. If in the mood for hops this one's a go-to.

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Photo of 7thstreetbrewery
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought at Macadoodles our local beer wine and spirits superstore. They had some really neat displays and very colorful bottles so what the heck...

This brew is all about the hops! Very fragrant, pours a sparkling light amber to orangish. Crisp finish with pleasant aftertaste. Over 7% alcohol so its just a wee bit too strong to sip on all afternoon.

I like Sierra Pale ale and Boulevard Single Wide better, but I'm glad I tried it.

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Photo of haddon
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

got this on tap at flying saucer in Nashville.

pours a golden wheat with a thick 2-finger foamy white head that hangs around. good lacing down pint. nice looking beer.

nice hoppy smells... sweet grapefruit, orange peel & pine. also note the sweet malts on the nose. very well balanced.

tastes much like it smells. I really like the balance... the hops mix almost perfectly with the sweet malts. pineapple, grapefruit, candied sugar & molasses

good feel. light/medium body with nice amount of carbonation.

really enjoyed this beer. haven't found a better balanced ipa in a while. boulder really hit the mark blending the hops and malts in this one.

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

Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into my Terrapin pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a rich golden color with a slightly-less-than-one-finger white head. Moderate lacing; foam cascades nicely down the sides of the glass.

Smell: Floral hops and sweet malts. It's the kind of smell that tells you instantly that it's an IPA, even if you didn't already know it was.

Taste: Bitter hops envelop a core of malty sweetness. Hold the beer on the tip of your tongue, enjoy the malt; savor the hops as the beer trickles past your tongue towards your innards.

Mouthfeel: Not thick, not watery - middling, as IPAs tend to be. Which is just fine with me.

Drinkability: Yessir, I could easily drink a bunch of these. In fact, I might have to keep this around from now on, just for those times when I need a good session IPA (which is more often than you might think).

It's an IPA, people, and a good one at that. Wassail!

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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
3.85 out of 5 based on 1,939 ratings.
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