Mojo IPA | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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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

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Added by Jon on 08-27-2003

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Photo of brauseboof
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +6.9%
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 +5.1%
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 +1.6%
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 -5.6%
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 +2.4%
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 +12.2%
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 -12.8%
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 +14.1%
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 -1.6%
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 +9%
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 -6.4%
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 +5.1%
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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Photo of david18
3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite IPA, there isn't enough hop character in this one for me. Wouldn't be a bad if I wanted an APA or something less aggressive. Average color, aroma, carbonation and taste. Worth a try if you've never had it and certainly better than any mass market beer, this one is still not my favorite.

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Photo of cudmud
4.59/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very clear amber color. Very little head and slight lacing. The flavor and aroma are wonderful. It's hard to detect any other flavors or aromas due to enormous volume of hops. This beer is true to style. Overall, a wonderful beer for those hopheads out there.

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Photo of Dibujob
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An offering from the July 2009 Beer of the Month Club.

A - Pours a beautiful, clear amber with a thick creamy head. Leaves wonderful lacing down the glass.

S - Pine and citrus are evident but very faint. Not as much nose as I would like in my IPAs.

T - Well balanced, the malts and hops complement each other nicely. The taste is much hoppier than the aroma, very tasty!

M - Terrific mouthfeel, just the right amount of carb for the style.

D - An overall solid IPA. I am sorry only 3 came in the BOM shipment!

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Photo of WJVII
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BOM July 2009.
Poured into a pint glass this brew has an orange color with a whitish creamy head that left nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is very full of lemon. Once you break focus on that you get a vast array of floral hops. The taste is bold but not as much citrus as the nose points to. The strong carbonation helps this brew as it allows different hops to explode in your mouth. It starts with a light citrus beginning and moves to a bitter middle and finishes with a thick floral kick and a bitter after taste that I look for in a true IPA. Very solid brew, glad to have enjoyed a few from the BOM Club!

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Photo of CHickman
4.42/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer in the past and was happy it came with the Beer of the Month Club shipment so I could enjoy it again. Pours an orange amber color with a 2 finger creamy off white head; head is fluffy like whipped cream and lasted a while. Pretty nice lacing that leaves rings and slides down the glass very slowly; it holds on to the glass for a while with a good grip.

Smells of floral hops, piney hops, citrus, orange peel, some sweet malt and a little caramel; hop aroma dominated the nose and was very pleasant to smell. Very nice start to this IPA.

Tastes of floral hops, piney hops, orange peel, grapefruit, sweet malt, caramel, pine, grass or hay, light bread (like wheat bread), some lemon zest and a slight hop spice burn which is very subtle and on the sweet side. This brew actually has a slightly bitter finish that must be from the massive amount of hops used. Great IPA taste that's sweet up front with hops throughout, but it maintains a good enough malt balance to be quite drinkable. Very complex and enjoyable, with the hoppiness and sweetness mixing well in a way that allows for the sweet floral hops to dominate the flavor in a good way.

Mouthfeel is on the creamy side and goes down very smooth with little to no carbonation, a medium body and slick oily feel on the tongue.

I couldn't taste the high alcohol content as these went down smooth, but after a few I could feel the alcohol content and kick. This is highly drinkable and consistently flavorful. I highly recommend this beer. Great beer that I look forward to having again!

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Photo of SaintPeter
4.59/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle indicates a 7.2% ABV

Used Imp Pint glass, pours a deep gold color, highly active carbonation and a creamy, whipped white head that leaves a draping of cling around the glass.

Explosion of citrusy, fruity, almost sweet bubble gum aroma. WOW! Pine scent and pine tar are present. Grapefruit comes out most in the aroma. This is a super hoppy, fruity, sweet and piney sensation for the nasal passages. They should make this into a perfume. Absolutely fantastic!

The taste is much the same as the aroma. Grapefruit citrus, piney, tart, bitter yet sweet. Superb and amazingly balanced with a bit malt body to hold up the robustness of the citrusy hops. You could never tell that the gravity is so high as the alcohol is masked by the flavor. But very warming after a few sips. A calming beer.

Smooth and creamy feel in the mouth. When rolled in the mouth, even more smooth creaminess comes to fruition. This beer is creamy and hoppy until the last drop. One of the best IPA's I've ever tried!

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Photo of DaveFL1976
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've got to give it to Boulder.
I'm in Central Florida, which until 4 or 5 years ago was 100% NASCAR country, giving us the choice between Icehouse and Budweiser.

A few years ago, the boarders became more open, and Boulder was one of the first ones in, showing Central Floridians what real beer --and hops!-- taste like.

Today, while Mojo might not be as exciting as some other IPAs, this can now be purchased at Winn-Dixie Supermarkets in Florida. Wow!

Having a solid IPA such as this available to the mass market is a sign that the Craft Beer Revolution is strong, and still growing.

Is it the best IPA I've ever had, No.
Would I ever hesitate to order it? No.
This is a solid brew. Kudos, Boulder Beer.

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Photo of GoodBeerTire
4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a nice, citrus hopped, IPA.

A - Light Amber, with a thin, lacing head.

S - Wow, citrusy hops with a touch of pine. Clean though. Begs to taste.

T - Like the smell, grapefruit citrus hits the tongue quickly. The malt follows with a slight sweetness. The hops is what drives this beer, but it isn't bitter. Very nice.

M - Of course, the hops hangs on the tongue. Not really creamy, but does have some staying power. The alcohol warmth comes up, but not too overpowering.

D - It is hard to believe this is a 7.00% brew. Very drinkable. Good after yardwork.

Good Job, Boulder Beer! This will be on my buy list this Summer.

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Photo of dhd1491
4.42/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly hazy yellow-gold with dense white head that slowly dies down leaving some good lace. Great aroma of grapefruity citrus. Taste is hoppy and refreshing, not bitter. Some toasted malt notes are present. Good balance between sweet and bitter. Nice light mouthfeel. Leaves a pleasant citrusy aftertaste.

One problem: this brew goes down too easy; doesn't last long in the fridge.

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Photo of nc41
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one behind a Racer 5. The difference in bitter was pronounced but still really good. Not much nose, but a nice pour, decent head. the bitter is kicking even before it hits the back of the mouth. I like the taste, not really fruity but follows I assume what most would call an East Coast style. Way more going on here than just a pure bitter bomb, I'd recommend this one, a nicely done IPA.

Edit: On tap this one climbs into the A category. Great nose better finish when fresh on tap.

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Photo of Briarscratch
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Special thanks to bonsreeb85

Poured with a mighty head, golden caramel color, bubbly with good lace.

Smells of grapefruit and lemon! So much citrus. Floral hops as well. The amarillo hops definately make a statement here.

Hoppy goodness! I love it! Sort of a metallic off flavor. The best by date is this month so i think that has a lot to do with it and its past its prime but i must say the hoppyness is holding up strongly. I would love to get ahold of some of this fresh straight out of the tap.

Medium body leaves a dry feeling on the roof of the mouth.

Great drinkability! No alcohol presence for this 6.8% beauty. Could easily drink 6 of these in a night.

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Photo of ZorPrime
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted on July 5th, 2009.

Received during CanBIF5 from Ralphus.

My bottle says 6.8% ABV.

A: Slightly cloudy, copper color. The head is generous after the pour, however it disappear quite fast.
S: Hops! The aroma is medium intense. I get citrus mainly, but not bad citrus... a little resinous...
T: Hops bitterness (citrus and resinous).
M: Medium body and smooth. The aftertaste is so generous in resinous... awesome. Very dry.
D: Easy to drink for an IPA at 6.8% ABV.

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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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