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 david18
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
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 +19.2%
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 +1.6%
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 +13%
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 +14.8%
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 +19.2%
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 +5.2%
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 +10.9%
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 +14.8%
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 +3.9%
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 +15.6%
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 +6%
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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Photo of biggred1
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy copper colored body with a nice sudsy white head that leaves sticky sheets of lace behind on the glass. Floral, fruity hops and caramel malt make up the nose. The hops bring grapefruit rind and pineapple to mind and are nicely balanced by a good deal of caramel maltiness that lingers in the finish, alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied with crisp carbonation. A nicely balanced easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of alfistheman
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden yellow, decent amount of carbination, great head retention, large amounts of lacing as the glass goes down

S - grapefruit and citrus hops followed by bitter hop smell, sweet malt smell in the background

T - Great IPA, decently sweet but enough hops stronger than the malt profile build on the palate. Hops taste of grape fruit, citrus, slight lemon, and pine. Great balance of flavors with the malt smoothing out the bitter after taste that still lingers. This beer remains true to the style.

M - Carbination matches the thickness, i'd say medium body, certainly not as thick as a DIPA. Slight oily residue left behind with each sip, but the flavor is alive and tickles the palate.

D - Very good considering 7%... people seem to love or hate this beer. I've never had Smutty nose or Stone, but those are a few extra dollars a sixer... I just can't afford right now. Maybe once I try those my opinion of this beer will change... til then... If i'm looking for a decent priced IPA for the evening this is my go to beer!

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Photo of DiabolikDUB
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from Bottle into Pint glass.

Pours a clear golden with some orange hues and a slightly rocky, creamy off-white head that eventually forms a nice film atop of the glass. The aroma is resinous hops, grapefruit, a little alcohol and some malt. The flavor is sweet malt upfront followed by some citrus and piney hop bitterness with a sweet, dry finish. Its medium bodied that is softly carbonated. This is a pretty decent beer but certainly doesn't stand out as anything special.

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

Clear golden orange coloring with about two fingers of creamy head. Hoppy citrusy and pine aroma. This isn't an "in your face" hops, but it is plenty powerful. I really felt the taste to be very balanced. Has much of the resiny hops taste and feel leaning more towards some DIPA's. There is a minimal amount of malts for balance, but they are definitely in the background. Overall, I found this to be very satisfying and a joy to drink. Props to Boulder Beer Co.

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Photo of CampusCrew
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid IPA, nothing more or spectacular.

appearance: golden, amber not reddish tint like a god strong IPA

smell: decent hop and floral aroma

taste: if this was a pale ale it would be an A but it's more like a weak IPA but a very solid flavorful beer though. decently balanced and some great hoppy floral pine tatse

mouthfeel: light bodied

drinkability: solid IPA but not a great one. Their doubler is famous though

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

A- Deep gold with just a touch of orange. A nice head forms upon pouring and leaves tons of lacing as it dissipates.

S- The hops are front and center and lean more towards the piney and floral end of the aroma spectrum. The malt presence seems a bit higher than the typical IPA with a distinct biscuit and caramel smell asserting itself rather than simply backing the hops.

T- Starts out slightly tart with a lemony flavor that segues into a tea-like flavor. The hops begin to assert themselves near the finish with a big pine sap bitterness that comes almost out of the blue. What smelled like a very well-balanced beer turns out to be quite hop-forward on the palate. The bitterness is certainly not overwhelming, but it's fairly strong and sticks around for a while.

M- Medium-bodied with a decent level of carbonation. Good, but nothing spectacular.

D- The bitterness actually starts to wear on you after a while. Still, it's decently drinkable. I could have a couple of these.

Another decent IPA that fails to distinguish itself in a crowded field. There's really nothing overtly wrong with this beer, but there's nothing fantastic either. There are certainly better options, but it's a tasty enough brew. If you're a fan of the style go ahead and give it a shot, just don't expect to be blown away.

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

Appearance - a cloudy, light copper with a white head.

Smell - the citrus of the hops jumps right out while malt sweetness is lingering in the background.

Taste - A spicy/citrus taste experience. Hop-heads rejoice. This is a winner for those who love bitter!

Mouthfeel - crisp and clean.

Drinkability - Fantastic example of the APA style. I will begin to consume this on a regular basis.

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Photo of jsh420
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours clear golden orange with a 1 finger head that leaves lacing down th glass

smell is big juicy fruity tropical hops and some alcohol

taste is fruity hops sweet malt backbone and a little soap(very similar to SN torpedo but a bit heavier and smoother)

mouthfeel is a medium/heavy body ipa - good carbonation that leaves a nice smooth and slightly crisp finish for an ipa that has some weight to it and does not coat the mouth very clean

drinkability is good - this is one of my goto ipas- never let down on flavor and $8 a sixer you cant go wrong

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Photo of beer2day
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aged 18 months in the beer fridge.

Pours medium gold, a little lighter than expected. Little head, less retention, and no lacing.

Nose is extremely thick and hoppy. Slightly peaty and earthy. Only very slightly piney.

Very thick on the hit and on the finish. Very earthy and very chewy. Very high hop content.

Goes down suprisingly easy, but you have to like hops.

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Photo of Keith238
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Very little head and even less lacing in the glass. Very light orange to golden in color. Slightly astringent with notes of grapefruit and pine. Fairly well balanced IPA with just enough malt flavor in the background to keep this from being a real hop bomb. A decent brew but it didn't knock my socks off.

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Photo of tr4nc3d
3.09/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into my pint glass from a 12fl oz bottle

Pours a very light orange color with a three finger soft fluffy head. The head resides down slowly leaving lacing behind.

Smell is of piny hops, citrus, some floral notes.

Hops dominate this one. Bitter upfront hop taste with just the slightest malt backbone which barely shows.

Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation and a bitter dry finish.

Better IPAs out there, was not really impressed with this one.

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Photo of GarrisWH
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Appears to be very heavily carbonated. Despite the head being somewhat small, it retains pretty well.

S - Floral, Citrus hops with hints of tropical fruit, reminiscent of pineapple. Slight sweet, caramel malt in the background.

T - Similar to the aroma. Pretty well balanced flavor with some floral, citrus hoppiness with some of the tropical fruit flavors as well. Balanced with a mellow sweet malt backbone.

M - Medium bodied with a bit too much carbonation. Slightly resinous and leaves a fruity hoppiness on the palate after drinking.

D - Not really bad in any way, but not especially standout either. Decent IPA with decent flavor and drinkability

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

The beer is poured with a good centimeter head. The head is mostly white and fluffy. Some thickness to it as well. The colour is gold, and mostly clear. The nose on the beer is very small. I get some maltiness and a slight bit of spicy amarillo hops, but that's really it. Quite bland. The flavour of the beer is quite nice though. A solid malt backbone with a firm fruity/spiciness. However, there is a slight bit of a metallic aftertaste in the bitterness. The fruitiness is reminiscent of pineapple that is complemented with a firm spiciness. Quite thing mouthfeel, but quite drinkable.

There isn't much to this IPA, but it's decently drinkable. I would not be disappointed, but I don't know if I'd go out of my way to have another.

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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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