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 cassanoj
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Big yeasty head. Hazy amber color. Loads of lacing sticks to the glass like white on rice.

Has a very perfumey smell. Floral accents, citrus, piney hops, grapefruit, pineapple. Really one of the most wonderful smelling beers I've come across.

The citrus and pine hops thrive in the mouth, with a layer of caramel just in front. Pineapple, grapefruit. The taste is more subtle than the nose, but this is still one hell of an IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium body, bitter but balanced. Just a light bubble on the tongue.

This is a stellar, humble beer that I think deserves much respect.

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Photo of tjd112
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation - Poured into Flying Fish Pint Glass

Appearance - Golden body, white finger head,

Smell - Piney and hoppy, like the Colorado forests

Taste - Burnt sugar, malty and biscuity, with a piney aftertaste

Mouthfeel/Drinkability - Medium carbonation, full bodied, surprisingly drinkable

Overall - A good example of an IPA that isn't overhopped

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Photo of chickenflea
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle. Clear light golden pour. Three finger white head. Orange peel with hints of something like vanilla in the aroma. Maybe caramel. Creamy texture.Caramel malts clearly apparent up front. The sweetness lingers a little too long on the palate making the finish a little muddled. Grassy bitter finish. Not my favorite IPA, but definitely not bad. A little too sweet overall.

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Photo of nickfl
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - One finger of pure, white head on top of a clear, deep golden body. The foam settles slowly and leaves nice lace.

S - A nice, pungent aroma of citrus and pine hops with an emphasis on grapefruit. A good dose of bready malt in the background with some toast and caramel.

T - Biscuit and toasted bread malt up front, followed closely by pine hop flavors. Light caramel and some slight alcohol come out in the middle, then fade as resinous hop flavors dominate the finish. Notes of pine, grapefruit, and orange hops with moderate bitterness and light, clean malt.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a moderately dry finish.

D - This is a nice, drinkable IPA and I definitely won't have much trouble finishing off the six pack. The hop aroma is excellent and even has some moderate malt notes. The flavor is pleasant, but doesn't live up the the aroma; it has weaker hop character and the malt is just a bit thin in the finish. Nevertheless, this is a great IPA and I will certainly drink it again.

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Photo of melloashello
4.57/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Don't have much time to report on this beer but I wanted to say at least something real quick. I had it for the first time tonight and the first thing I can say about it was what a wonderful aroma this beer had. I couldn't stop smelling it! Maybe it was this one single beer but I'm not gonna doubt anything and just that it smelled awesome. Great taste, great appearance. I could drink these all night! Really enjoyed this beer. Good job Boulder Brewing.

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Photo of Brandt
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer pours out a nice cloudy yellowish color with a nitro like head from the cask

the smell is right with hops but more subdude than the regular bottle by the cask, you also get faint notes of oak.

the taste this beer gives is wonderful and it lets the hops roam around the profile. there are degrees of hop flavor all across the drink and the bitterness is played down so they can come out more.

this beer finishes wonderfuly and has an excellent mouthfeel coming off the cask, it is so full bodied and silky yet leaves enough bitterness to bite through and grab the tongue as well. what a great way to present such a great IPA to start with!

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

12 oz bottel poured into a sniffer. Small fluffy head with some small lace around the glass. Almost golden in color.

Smells of a citrus hops not much else.

Good hop flavor very citrusy. Some malty tones but very sudel. Nice and crisp hop flavor.

Easy to drink medium bodied ipa. Some nice lingering bitterness. Could see this being a good session beer.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light amber with some haze and a good foamy head, good lacing.

Hop dominant aromas, with floral notes and some grapefruit. Tough to find much else in here.

One trick pony. Big (but not giant) hop flavor, with good citric rind notes, but not enough to get in the way of thee rest of the flavor of the beer. There is the problem -- not much else offered in malt or complexity. Some light toasted malt, a little watery caramel, and little else. Eh.

Medium bodied with some stickiness in the finish. I dig this part.

Overall, an ok beer, but not worth pursuing again. Easy to drink, but not enough to make you want another right away. By no means bad in any way, but a bit average.

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Photo of wheatyweiss
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured froam a bottle into a perfect.

Pours a medium gold straw wirth decent clarity and a thin head that recedes to a ring.

Aroma is of weak hop and not mch else.

Flavor is sweet malt, slightly corny and possible funky, The middle breaks to a slightly bitter hop with dry quality. Finishes dry but a little weak on the flavor, some warming alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel is thin, crisp and not objectionable. Very bubbly and crisp.

A little sub par, but not horrible.

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Photo of mwa423
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy gold color with only a finger of head which sticks to the glass all the way down.

S - Strong but not overpowering citrusy hops, with some earthy notes.

T - Mostly hops, but a bit of malt balances it out in the middle. A fresh and well hopped IPA.

M/D - Mouthfeel is exactly what I want from an ipa, a simple easy drinker with a subdued enough hop taste that I enjoy it but am not blown away by it.

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Photo of droomyster
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear god with a small white head that smells of Werther's caramels and other sweet malts and citrusy hops, not as bright and vibrant and other IPAs but not bad. Tastes like it smells; again, not as flavorful or as hoppy as one would expect from an IPA, but its taste is well balanced. Overall okay.

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Photo of cigarplume
4.92/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Someone told me that if I Like big hop beers I need to try Hazed and infused by boulder beer. When I went to buy it the Mojo IPA was next to it so I bought a 6 pack of each. I have sampled 100's of different IPA and for me this one always stands out. Great full body hops yet very drinkable. After First having it by the bottle I now keep it on tap at home in my kegerator.

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

Poured a hazy, translucent light amber, with a two finger head which dissipated rather quickly.
Picked up a little lemon biscuity smell
Taste first hit me as sweet and with a nice grapefruit bitterness.
Had a good amount of carbonation.
Overall a very nice IPA, quick drinkable.
I think I'd like to try this one on tap.

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Photo of ImusBeer
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've had this at home in a 12oz bottle and out on draft 2009-09-19. A nice hoppy surprise!

Appearance was a dark wheat with off white head that did die quickly after the beer arrived. I remember that the bottle version had more. Some nice lacing as I drank.

Smell had a light citrus hoppy aroma.

Taste of pine hop starts out strong and the slight bitterness is very welcome. Ends crisp and light with a hop sting.

This was a pleasure and if you know me IPAs are my type of beer.

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass on 8/9/09

Date on the bottle reads 8/19/09

A - Ever-so-slightly hazy & gold in color. Poured a 1/2 inch head with ok retention. Impressive lacing - easily works its way down the glass.

S - Crisp, citrus nose - primarily grapefruit. This is a juicy critter.

T - Following the nose, the taste is full of citrusy hop goodness. Grapefruit is in abundance, as is a decent bit of pine. Toasty malt backbone. Toward the finish I tasted something akin to a shot of pineapple juice having been tossed in for luck; kind of odd at first but refreshing. Good bitterness & spice.

M - Ample carbonation adds a nice kick. Juicy bitterness lingers. On the lighter end of medium-bodied.

D - Very drinkable. I imagine this would be a good IPA for session drinking.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Surprised I hadn't tried this one before. Poured into my pint glass a crystal clear orange with tons of bubbles rising through. Inch-sized white head caps it off, but this disappears to just a thin sheet on top. Gorgeous sticky lacing rings all over the glass after each sip. This is one of the hoppiest-smelling IPAs I've had in a long while. Big citrus, piney, resiny scent bombards the nose. Very sharp and twangy.

The mouth is crisp and refreshing. Plenty of carbonation to keep this lively. This is a good bitter beer. If you're in the mood for one, this'll scratch you where you itch. There is a subtle sweetness in the middle of this, but it finishes sharply bitter that you can't dwell on it too long. Like the last reviewer, not sure I could have many of these as the bitterness is a bit overpowering, but this is what I wanted and it did not let me down. Recommend.

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Photo of Yeastcakes
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving notes - 45F, served in an imperial pint glass.
A - refreshing citrus aroma.
A - three fingers of white billowy head, yellow amber with only a slight haze. A finer of persistent head remains throughout the drinking.
M - medium mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.
T - Citrus dominates on the front of the tongue with malt coming through a little in the middle of the palate. Slight harsh bitterness remains on the back of the tongue.
D - A nice hoppy IPA, but a bit to bitter to be a session beer for me.

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Photo of wangbruins
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice gold, almost burnt orange, with a two and a half finger head that had excellent staying power

S- Orange and wheat with some strong earthy smells

T- Earthy and piney, not much different or above and beyond any other IPA but the aftertaste is pretty good

M- Smooth and light, lighter than most IPAs but with a little tang in the throat

D- Since it's so light, it's an easy drink, but most IPAs are easy for me

I got this in a 12 pack from the beer of the month club that a buddy gave me. This months selection features four beers from Flying Dog Brewery and the Boulder Beer Company.

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

it pours a great ipa color beautiful orange tan color with a frothy head.. the smell is great its a pine forest mixed with a citrus field very nice and inviting.. the taste is the same its hops at you citrus and pine and grass and spice with a good malt backbone.. this is a pleasure to drink very tasty and very session able @ 7% abv

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured slowly and straight up into a New Belgium globe.

Appearance: A small, bubbly, white cap sits atop a murky, burnt orange body. The color is actually quite dull, and burnt orange probably isn't too accurate. Lots of yeast sediment floating about in this one. Nice head retention for what it is - a scattered, bubbly cap - and decent lacing too.

Smell: Loads of caramel malt, light lemon, and subdued resinous hops. The date on this bottle is unknown, but I was skepticle when I purchased it. Sadly, this may be past it's prime. Smells like an east coast, malt-centered IPA.

Taste: Caramel malt, lemon-lime, and piney hops. Bitterness builds with each sip, and really ain't that mild. Maybe this IPA isn't that old. Tastes quite sugary, but the dry bitter finish levels things out nicely.

Mouthfeel: Tangy, oily, bitter, and dry. A tad heavier than average and properly carbonated.

Drinkability: That was tasty, but really nothing special. I usually enjoy IPAs with big caramel malt backbones, but this one didn't go anywhere with it. Everything about it was just a little too simple. On top of that, it was even a bit heavier than I'd like. Eh...

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Photo of badbassrandy
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Sampled several ounces from a pitcher following a tour of Boulder Beer Brewery. Great tour. Great tour; very generous free tasting afterwards.... VERY!

A - Typical golden/amber hue of an American IPA with nice, billowing, rocky off-white head that doesn't quit soon.

S - Stinging hop spice with citrus, light earthy, pine and lemon leap out of the head.

T - Hop forward! The hop tastes explode all over the palate without imparting too much bitterness. Thick, dank, floral, citrus (mostly lemony) hop flavors.

M - Rich but not heavy feel; generously carbonated; sticky but dry

D - Supremely drinkable, especially for 7% abv

This beer is sooo much better fresh at the brewery, or on tap, than out of the bottle. I purchased a case of bottles earlier in 2009, thought it was a nice, lightish IPA for summer, and wrote it off as a mediocre, summertime IPA before trying it fresh from the brewery. It was amazingly better and much more geared towards hop-heads than the bottles I had. I found this to be far-and-away the best brew at Boulder that was available when I stopped in, for me. I do love the hoppiest of the hoppy though. I can never drink a bottle of this again now that I know how good it is fresh on tap. Almost wished I skipped the other beers at the tasting because this just blew them all away, and I wanted to savor this one brew longer and take advantage of one of the few times I'll be in the area.

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

Mojo pours a clear golden body with a two finger white head that sticks leaving good lacing. Aromas are pungent Amarillo hops that impart plenty of citrus and bitter grapefruit. The flavor is sweet pale malt with loads of hop bitterness coming in late. Hop resins coat the tongue and mouth keeping the flavor around for a while. Medium in the mouthfeel and high on the drinkability. This would pair well with spicy Mexican.

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

Poured into a chilled pint glass.
Comes a medium golden amber with a medium fluffy white head.
Smells crisp; citric and fruity hops dominating.
Taste is of a sweet and bitter zing from the hops with a bready malt buried within.
Has a medium body and is refreshingly carbonated, it's a little bit oily and slick and definately smooth.
A solid contribution to IPAs even if it may not win any awards.

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Photo of freescribbles
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice beer that drinks smooth but leads to a slow, almost time-delayed, bitter aftertaste, perhaps due to the strong carbonation.

A nice gold/orange color with a nice sticky head and a nice citrus/tangy aroma. Compared to other IPAs the hops profile is a little toned down. Definitely a beer I could do a long, slow session with though.

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Photo of shivtim
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


Poured out into a pint glass. Nice slightly hazy gold orange color, heavily carbonated, with a sticky white-ish head.

Nose is fresh fruity IPA. Bready malta and citrus hops combine. Nice, straight-forward, and well done. Taste follows suit. An all-around well done basic IPA, with gentle malts up front and a sustained west coast hop character. Slight pine hints. Mouthfeel is a bit above average. Quite drinkable.

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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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