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

Tried this at the Baltimore Beer Festival this past weekend. I've developed a taste for hops so this one hit the spot. Very smooth and drinkable, even with the hoppiness. Will definitely try this one again and I'll be looking for other choices from this brewery.

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Photo of nickadams2
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A_Pours a light hazy orange with a thick sticky bone white head. Thick gobby lacing clings to the glass.

S_Grassy hops citrus.Picking up very little malt if any. Guessing its west coast style IPA.

T_Grassy, earthy, floral hops. Citrus and pine round it out.Not too overwhelming to the palate but a great ipa overall.

M_Coats the mouth nicely.Sticky on the lips.

D_Great drinkability.

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

Poured into a DFH snifter from a bomber.

A - Pours a nice crisp and clear light golden amber color with a white head that is about .5 inches and is nice and dense but sticky with some nice lacing on the glass.

S - Starts off with some nice grain aroma that is followed quickly by the recognizable grapefruit aroma and citric character that is prevalent in most IPAs west of the MS. There are also some nice sweet malty hints along with the hop character. Nice and grassy.

T & M - The taste starts of with some nice biscuit flavors from the malt along with some mild sweetness. Then the citric hop character jumps in as well as some piney hints. There is a very dry hop mouthfeel at the end. A bit on the light side but still good flavors.

D - Very high as the ABV is low (6.8 on the bottle). And flavors aren't too intense.

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

April 20, 2010 9:05pm, Squirming Coil 8/13/93 on bose, clear spring night sky, enough said....Poured a bottle into a pint glass. Has a deep-glowing golden appearance. A nice consistent strong head, and lots of lacing. Taste is definitely an attention getter. Hops have a dry thirst quenching quality which is both strange and tremendous at the same time. Smell is supremely inviting, and distinctively clean. But the aftertaste is really where it's at for me. First sip is a nice hoppy shot, but the aftertaste literally kicks in an extra dose of flavor a split second after the initial one ends. Then it just sits like a champ. This is one of the better IPA's I've ever had. The taste and texture is not linear in that it surprises you (albeit in a very fluid manner) at every turn. Kinda like the 20 minute YEM I'm about to absorb.

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Photo of drumrboy22
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a Unibroue chalice. Beer was a clear, light orange color, with a two-finger, thick, creamy white head. Heavy carbonation and moderate lacing.

Aroma was big, thick floral and citrus hops. Some malt and grains also present.

Bread, caramel and malt up front, followed by a long citrus, bitter hoppy finish.

Refreshing, easy drinking, fairly balanced. Well made IPA.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid IPA. Orange pour, average head, big hops in the nose, must have some good dry hopping.

Taste, good whallop of bitterness, strong malt backing too. Kinda thick relatively speaking. Becomes grainier downbottle. Bitterness gets stronger, dry hop characteristics become more subdued. Like it more in the beginning.

A little pricey, but definitely worth a try if you're a hop guy and you've never had this.

EDIT: I've had a few more of these, and they just seem to go downhill more and more. Even though the best by date is still a month away, it just doesn't have what it takes to make it a good recommendation for a hophead.

Original rating was 4/4/4/3.5/3.5

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

Look: Bright golden color, clear, thick white head with good retention & lacing

Smell: Herbal hop aroma, bready malt

Taste: Up Front: Orange/citrus. Finish: Malt, pine, hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium body & carbonation, smooth

Drinkability: I've never had a problem with my Mojo

Overall Impression: This IPA has replaces some of the usual grapefruit flavor with some orange, making it more palatable to Newbeez and those that don't care much grapefruit. It also has a little more sweetness, but I feel that the hops balance it out rather well. Recommended!

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Photo of tone77
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops. Taste is a hop bomb. Not much balance here, all hops. Feels bitter in the mouth and has below average drinkability. Overall this beer is just a bit to hoppy for my liking.

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Photo of MikeBrandman
4.39/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours with about one finger of head and leaves a very thin layer of foam. Little to no lacing at points. Very bright pale yellow and absolutely transparent. Could have used more opacity, I believe. Smell is great. Strong, lemony, refreshing. Taste is similarly refreshing, with a lingering taste of pine and lemon. I was actually surprised that there's so much alcohol in this, as there is no taste of alcohol in this brew. Very drinkable and smooth, but could have been a little heavier, which might have complimented the strong flavor better. Overall, a solid IPA and a great part of a variety pack.

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Photo of deereless
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Tons of sea froth head that clings to the side of the glass, dark mustard yellow with the slightest hint of opaqueness - 4.25, S: Hops provide an earthy and herbal aroma as well as some strong orange and other citrus, the malt also has a large role in the nose and impart a heavy doughiness and slight sweetness, ever so slightly on the side of being meek but as the beer warms the smells start to show themselves - 3.50, T: Nice hop bite that avoids being aggressive while still being assertive, very nicely balanced, significant pine, a little dry - 4.25, M: Nice mouth feel, very smooth - 4.25, D: It has been some time since I lasted tried Mojo and I must say I'm impressed, no bells and whistles just a nicely crafted IPA - 4.50

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Photo of manahansf
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear and golden color with a thin one-finger head. The brew has good head retention and gives off low piney hop aromas. Strong piney hop flavor with a smooth malt backbone. Light body with low carbonation. Finishes smooth with the earthy/piney hop bitterness.

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Photo of mmmbeer
4.41/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle with no freshness date; brewed with pale, wheat and crystal 20 malts, and hopped with amarillo and centennial. It pours a bright, golden-orange, with medium carbonation and an inch of off-white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing. The clarity is nearly brilliant, punctuated with dry-hopped particulates. Sticky and resiny aroma contributes grapefruit, orange and pine, and a backing of sweet crystal malt. Very clean on the palate, with a sturdy bitterness and loads of hop flavor. There is a kiss of alcohol and just enough malt to give the hops some ballast. Very crisp and dry body helps carry the bitter hop linger. This is not a complex beer at all, but the fermentation is so clean and the recipe so basic that every ingredient shines and helps to make this a wonderful IPA.

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

a - poured a two-fingers thick off-white head into a tumbler that left sticky lacing throughout. the body was a hazy straw gold color.
s - citrus and herbal hops with a slight malt undertone.
t - lemon and herbs with a sweet finish.
m - creamy and smooth.
d - really good beer. not near the top but definitely far from the bottom.

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Photo of chickencoop
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall impression, nothing special, but drinkable. Appearance was a nice golden amber, smell was sweet hops. Taste was a nice citrus, floral hops. Mouthfeel was a nice simple citrusy hops balanced with a nice malt, and finishing with a nice dry hop finish. Overall, this was a very drinkable beer, don't get me wrong, but I liked the other beers they like and was hoping for more, but i'll still buy it next time.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance has a lightly cloudy golden with a thick fluffy head and nice lace. Smell of sweet citrus fruits, malts and a nice floral hop aroma. Taste comes out as a sweeter IPA with grapefruit bitterness that is fairly well balanced. Mouthfeel is full with good carbonation. The aroma makes this IPA stand out and my wife might even like it because it is a little sweeter than most.

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Photo of jkwuc89
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a smooth, well balanced IPA. it presents itself with a clear amber/orange color. Inside my 22oz. glass, it has a very pleasant citrus aroma. Very good mouth feel. Good amount of bitterness without being overpowering. This IPA would be a solid introduction to those who are new to this style.

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Photo of jcipa88
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just absolutely wonderful, aroma was perfect, 12oz glass if I'm not mistaken, but just from start to finish - was

A: A tad cloudy, still appropriate and just downright simple for this IPA, all should take note who fall by the wayside to this brew

S: WOW WEE - tap better than glass, no doubt!

T: Are you kidding me? citrus was running all over the place!

M: I mean c'mon, if you haven't had this, you are missing the boat. scratch and sniff and find out. Tangy, just enough and just very even from beginning to end. I enjoyed it so.

D: As one of the previous responders noted - "I could drink many more", but I only had 2

Served on tap at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth, MA, off ot Rt.3!

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Photo of hophead247
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a light amber with a big, relatively lingering, off white head. The nose is strong and pleasant with floral hints, a bit of alcohol, and a citrus presence. The mouthfeel is a neither thick nor thin. At first I taste a medium-bitter bite with, perhaps, caramel hints. I also sense something that resembles orange peels in the end. The finish is a strong, lingering bitter with light sweetness. The alcohol was never present, which is a good thing. The problem is that this beer is too easy to categorize as just another hoppy IPA.

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Photo of RedBrewer83
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aggressively poured into pint glass...

A: Poured a golden yellow with hints of orange and huge four finger fluffy white head that retained itself well and left pretty good lacing behind as it fell.

S: That beautiful grapefruit/tangerine citrus aroma right off the get go along with some nice light caramel malt and just a hint of pine and floral grass.

T: Follows the nose with the grapefruit citrus leading out and more sweetness from the malt than the nose leads on, but pretty well balanced. Not overly complex, pretty straightforward, but nice.

M: Medium body with fairly active carbonation that isn't overpowering, could probably be a little finer in carbonation but all in all its pretty smooth.

D: Balanced, medium body, solid flavor profile and smooth, this is a nice beer all around.

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Photo of Stimack
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured to a cloudy golden color with some deep orange highlights. Fair sized slightly off-white head that had very good retention and left lacing through out. The aroma was a nice mix of malt and hops. Malt gave a slight toasty scent that seemed to meld together with the hops nicely. The hop scent was a nice grapefruit aroma; it seemed to me that this might have been the clearest that a hop scent reminded me of grapefruit. The flavor of this one was good, while the hops where the predominant characteristic you picked up they where not overboard. The grapefruit noted in the nose seemed to be enhanced when hitting the taste buds. The malts seemed to give it a nice sweet flavor that again melded well with this hop character. Very nice flavor while being refreshing at the same time. This one is an easy drink even with it at 7+ ABV, which does not seem noticeable - though one at a sitting is enough for me. Overall, another nice brew from this brewery.

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

Rockies Brewing Company--Boulder Beer Company--mojo india pale ale--Looking Glass Series 2009-B--12 oz. Bottle--7.20% ABV-- 70 IBU's. (4.05 / 5.0) Lacy light white head. Pretty bright clear gold color. Delicate flowery hop mild herbal front. Thin mild sweet crisp light caramel pale fruit hop resin body. Clean balanced easy mild citrus hop spice end. Tasty mellow sweet IPA. Sampled 2/5/2010. 6-Pack--$9.00.

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Photo of Thur123
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours a lighter orange ride orange with a voluminous head of about three fingers that fades slowly. The carbonation looks good, lots of little bubbles ambling to the top. The smell is hoppy without being overwhelming and smells of both fruity and floral hops. The malt base on this one seems fine tuned, showing up in the nose but just so.

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The flavor is that of a standard American IPA and I don't mean that in a bad way. The hop flavor is bold without being special or big and the whole brew is very well balanced. Pine and fruitiness make its presence known and then slide away leaving an aftertaste that's a little malty for my taste, but that's also pleasant. The mouth feel is better than some beers I've had, ifs pretty smooth and creamy. Overall I might come back, or I might just find a favorite of the style and ultimately get a more likeable and personable IPA.

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Photo of pnut311cjt420
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Mojo India Pale Ale brought by the Boulder Beer Company was pretty good. I am a large fan of IPA's myself and after buying a six pack, 12 FL. Oz. bottles, of these puppies, I decided to give them a try. I have had Boulder Beer Company's infamous Hazed & Infused before and thought it, too, was pretty decent, so I decided to try the Mojo. Mojo bared a initial sweet taste on my palate and finished with a mildly bitter taste; I could taste notes of citrus as well as potentially notes of a piney hint, a decent beer. Mojo also had a great lacing. Overall, I would say this is a good IPA, but if not for the price. If you wish to get a good IPA in the state of Illinois, ridiculously high alcohol sales tax- $8-10, I suggest getting Flying Dog Ale's Snake Dog IPA, it registers in at a 7.1% ABV, 1% lower than the Mojo and has, overall, a better appearance and taste.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a mildly hazy, medium gold color with a large frothy beige head. Pretty good retention and lacing.

Nose is juicy, grapefruit amarillo hops with a biscuity and pretty firm malt balance. Some honey-esque sweetness is in there as well as a hint of wheat.

Pretty balanced IPA with hops contributing both plenty of flavor and bitterness. Malts are caramely and sweet. Fairly high ABV is noticeable...not quite a hindrance but along with the big malts make the beer feel pretty big. For me the hops could use a lighter backdrop for them to really shine. All in all though, a pretty good IPA that would probably be even better on tap at the tap room.

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Photo of CaptMurdock
2.36/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle inot a Nonic Pint.

I would like to first say that I purchased this beer in a Boulder Beer Variety Case and I really enjoyed every other beer. This is also the third Mojo I have had from the case and my hope was the first two were just bad bottles...

Look: The pour was beautiful. It is a light amber and the clarity is amazing. The head rises up well over three fingers and creates a beautiful lacing throughout the pint.

Smell: The hops really aren't as prominent as I wold have liked. There is a certain level of sweetness to the aroma that does work well with the minimal hop presence.

Taste: I am bombarded with a metallic like sweetness that causes me to immediately pucker my lips. I don't really detect any hops up front but the bitter bite on my tongue lets me know they are there. There is also a toasted malt presence which does not agree with the overly bitter hops at all.

Mouthfeel: It leaves the mouth really dry and unsatisfied. The bitterness and sweetness semm to attack the tongue as opposed to gliding over it.

Drinkability: Of the three Mojo's I've tried this was the only one I was able to finish (only for the sake of the review) so I certainly would not want another one from this case.

As I previously said, I am very fond of both Boulder Beer and IPA's so I think this might be an old bottle due to the muted hop presence. I certainly will give this a second try if I ever see it on tap or find a fresh bottle.

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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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