Mojo IPA | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA
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Mojo IPAMojo IPA

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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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Ratings: 1,947 |  Reviews: 789
Photo of aracauna
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber with a medium-sized, dense, white head. Heavy lacing. Lemon and pine wood in the aroma. A large, clear pale malt backbone is balanced by a sweet stonefruit fruitiness and big citrusy hops. Bitterness is there, but it doesnÂ’t overpower the rest of the flavors.

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Photo of PatandDavid
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this yesterday on tap at the Horseshoe Pub and liked it. A quick look at the company webpage reveals the grain bill, etc, so now I have some more education on what it was that I liked :-) Pint when served was the color of thrice brewed tea (ie, rather light-medium). Aroma came across as faint pine meets grass (Company website lists Amarillo and Centennial). I thought the mouthfeel was perfect, and appreciated the freshness in the taste. I got some nice hops which were balanced by the malt. Finished with some nice sweetness. I only ordered one, but would get it again no problem. Nice to try a new brewery!

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Photo of Rio
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found in a 22 oz bottle in the liquor store's fridge. The manager recommended it when I asked about venturing into IPAs, and he asked if I had tried Hazed and Infused yet. My first IPA (that I know off... possibly had McEwans before, but that back when I was drinking to drink, before I saw the light, and began drinking to enjoy)

Nice amber color, beautiful head that faded to a thin layer, but has clung to my glass all the way down. Smell is interesting, caught me off guard at first, but I've quickly warmed up to it. Almost an earthy tone to it, reminds me a bit of incense, as well.

After the first drink I had to stop and look at it a while. Quite a different taste. After the second drink, I haven't put it down. Strong hoppy flavor, which I find myself liking quite a bit, with perhaps a bit of a malty flavor hidden in there. I detect none of the citrus flavor I've noticed others pointing out in their reviews, but could just be me. Mouthfeel is nothing spectacular to me. A tiny bit of carbonation feel to it, perhaps, but not particularly thick and chewy or thinned.

An excellent beer. I've got a bottle of H&I to follow it up with, as recommended by the liquor store manager, to compare the hoppiness between the two. I won't be switching my favorite beer to American Double IPAs, but I will surely pick this beer up again from time to time, and the bottle's big enough to share and let others experience the Mojo.

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Photo of Jason
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in my big ass mug at Bukowski's Tavern - Boston, MA

Hoppily hazed amber with a most excellent head. Smells of rought to aromatic hops ... the hop flavor is the same, rough to oily floral. Deep pocket of pale malt character within the thickness of the hops. Nice brew for the hops heads ... after one mug I was done. A good beer none the less.

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Photo of Bruiser81
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a very clear, light copper color. The hat is big and frothy. Sticky beer, lacing caked all over the sides of the glass.
Aroma is appealing. Huge piney, hoppy, flowery smell going on. Not much other than hops.
Taste first starts with a little bit of carmel malt. This light maltiness is followed by a strong buttery taste. Then come the hops. Again very piney tasting. The aftertaste is fairly bitter but eventually smoothes out.
The mouthfeel is sharp on the tongue and finishes nice. A
medium-light body makes for an easy drink. Solid beer.

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Photo of Gavage
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellowish orange color with a thick head. Some minimal lacing occurs. Carbonation levels are decent. The aroma is very floral and malt is detectable. The flavor focuses on the bitterness with a thick malt background. Citrus tones round out the flavor.

The mouthfeel is smooth and the finish is long on the bitterness. This brew was medium to almost heavy in body. By the end the bitterness was a bit too overpowering to make this more than a slightly above average drinkability brew.

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Photo of PartyHatjo
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to prAna for this hopped up mothafucka...

Appearance: Pours an orange/strawberry yellow color with a long lasting short head (about half inch).

Aroma: Woah...hops all the way. Definitely a high alpha hop, reminiscent of fresh columbus, but I could be wrong on this, I'm not a hop expert.

Taste: Strong hop flavor...a bit of a citrus tang, but definitely a very pungent high alpha flavor. There is a slight munich maltiness in the background.

Mouthfeel and drinkability: Way too light in body...leads to low drinkability. The alcohol can be felt way too much.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bartender told me that she had received some complaints on this beer. I can see why, this beer was bitter--almost sour. But it is only bitter at first and does not linger into the finish. Also, the alcohol in the beer stands out a little more than most people may like. Fortunately, I like bitter beers. The beer is also pretty hoppy and it reminds me of green wood. The beer poured dirty orange in color with an almost foam-like head and there was very little lace left on the glass.

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, poured and light amber and clear. white head, leaving thin rings of lacing. Grainy, resiny hop nose. Hops here are citrusy and have a healthy biting nature. Agressive, American syle IPA. Enough malt to smooth out the ride. Nice long hoppy dry finish. Nicely put together, agresssive IPA.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Mojo IPA pours a straw color with tons of large particulates floating around (esp. the second half of the 22 - probably the most I've seen in a beer so far). It has a large, pillowy, white head that goes down to a bubbly film that laces the glass.

Its aroma is strong spicy, piney hops with some malt and citrus underneath.

Its taste is a whole lotta hops with a very strong, bitter finish (a little too much so). It's a little metallic initially, and the mouthfeel is on the thin side.

Overall, an OK IPA. I think was a little too one sided (all hops) and prefer better balanced IPAs (Stone, Avery, Victory).

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Photo of marc77
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Copper hue with a trace murk. Pitted, dense, dogged ivory white head leaves steadfast, coating lace. Prevalent in aroma is a combination of mellow pine needle and pink grapefruit. As the beer warms, medium caramel and vague cracker like basemalt notes offer contrast. Quite tame and perfunctory aromawise, but welcoming nonetheless. In flavor, incipient is a wash of medium lovibond crystal malt, which primes the palate for the ensuing mix of orange zest and bitter pith like hop presence. Bitterness lingers and is almost static, but malt character resurfaces late in a dryish, lightly toasted nature. Subdued minty ethanol and pine oil hints. Moderate in body, with a lightly dextrinous mouthfeel a notch shy in viscosity for full malt support. Malt backbone gains girth considerably as the beer warms, with ample residual sugar and sweet biscuit notes taming the initial dryness. Still, the finish is relatively parching, with fleeting hints of dilute mint and acidic lemon. Quite a tasty IPA, with pronounced, but one dimensional hop and malt character. Regardless, it's soft on the palate and superb in drinkability. Recommended.

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Photo of budsboy
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, no freshness date.

Pours a pale orange-yellow with a full, rocky white head that lasts and leave webs of lacing.

Citrusy hop smell right off the bat -- no surprises otherwise.

Taste is very much citrus, grapefruit to be exact. Not unpleasant but a bit of a surprise.

Carbonation is fine, but oily feel is prevalent, sticks to the tounge.

Not a beer I could throw back repeatedly, but drinkable enought. Overall, I think this brew is trying too hard to be unforgetable.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cool, somewhat hazy golden color, with a bone-white head, attractive, big at first, though ultimately short-lived.
Aroma: oh, that's the stuff, like a deep breath in the heart of a primal forest, a crazy mess of spikey, sprucey, herbal hoppitude. Feels like it's dry-hopped. Piney, citrusy.
Continues on the tastebuds, bitter, yet sweetish and slightly fruity.
A bit light in body, a tad lacking in the malt's all over, under and thoroughly about the hops (wish I could which ones). Taste never flags or sags, though that's for sure, if you want hops playing everwhere on your palate, though every inch your mouth, and ushering forth a case of the hop burps, Mojo is here for you. Feels thicker on the mouth further in, sweeter, candyish.
Quite an interesting approach, bitter, yeah, but not too much, and still drinkable. Nice change of pace, though I think I like Hazed and Infused better.

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Photo of filabrazilia
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy light copper with a white head. The head thins but leaves nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma - Malt and floral hops dance above the head of this nice smelling beer.

Taste - Citrus flavors abound in this delicious ale. A little more hop balance would have made it much better.

Mouthfeel - A little thin but a nice dry hoppy finish.

Drinkabilty - Delightfully consumable. A decent beer that I would share with others.

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Photo of GreenWBush
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hmm .. cheesily packaged beers often repel me. Such was the case with the bomber of this beer. After exhausting most other options, I gave it a shot.

And i'm glad I did! Hop-heads only. The beer pours a hazy, yeast-clouded golden orange. I could almost take a swim on the beach of bleached frothiness, but don't expect to see more than splotchy lacing on your glass.

You could pitch this beer to a smirnoff ice lover, saying it was an fruit beer. The beer is loaded with pungent whiffs and tastes of grapefruit, mango, papaya, and even limon.

My only complaint about this beer was the slightly metallic bitterness I encountered.

I caught only the occasional glance at malt, but at least there was no overly annoying sweetness at a fairly high ABV.

I do say for the drinkability factor, it rates quite high - you finish your pint before you know it. I would've gone for at least another bomber - seriously!

My fiancee noted that it could possibly be the best late warm summer beer.

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Photo of ManekiNeko
2.2/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

22 oz. bomber served chilled in a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy peach color with a large and frothy off-white head. The head eventually settles down to a layer of froth. Nice blobs of foam typical of an IPA are left on the glass.

Smell: Pronounced grapefruit aroma with faint lemon, orange, and spruce notes. A cornucopia of hop aromas.

Taste: Sharp and tangy grapefruit smacks you upside the head. Then you get some bitter pine flavors on the finish. No malt taste at all.

Mouthfeel: Light in body, very puckering from the hop tastes.

Drinkability: Well, if you like hops, you might like this. Very unbalanced. Certainly better than Hazed and Infused, but not by much. It looks and smells good, though. Would it have hurt them to have used some malt in the brewing process?

Thanks to prAna for the sample.

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Photo of Wildman
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a reddish gold color and formed a nice foamy white head that left circular lace as it subsided. Some carbonation was present. An aroma of malt, with a strong citrus-grapefruit aspect which is probably the main hops aroma being used in this IPA. A flavor of malt, hops and citrus. A rather bitter citrus finish to it. Really not one of the better IPAs around that I have tried. It's possible it is going for a more English style than American.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at From The Vine monthly beer tasting Oct 13th, 2003: This beer is a dark copper color with a medium white head. Thin lacing. Hops and citrus in the nose. Medium-bodied and with a strong peppery hops presence. The finish is tart grapefruit and more hops. I normally like a lot of hops in an IPA but the hops flavor was on the spicy side in this brew.

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Photo of winomark
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy copper hues with an almost non-existent haed. Some tiny bubbles flowing upward.

Aroma: Sweet malt/alcohol and hoppiness explode. Hops dominate.

Taste: Hops, hops, and more hops! Bitterness up-front, middle, and finish. Some malty backbone and alcohol present. Nice grapefruit tones dominate the finish.

Mouthfeel: Coating mouthfeel, with the powerful hops giving a dry, crisp finish.

Drinkability: Overall, a pleasing IPA. Quite a standard American IPA. Nothing special, but would try again.

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Photo of maxpower
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden-amber color, minimal carbonation, has a small off-white head that does cling to the glass. Fresh strong hoppy pine and grapefruit aromas, nice hoppy resiny grapefruit flavor, has a decent malt balance, medium bodied with full and almost syrupy mouthfeel, finishes with a nice hop bitterness.

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Photo of Quaffer
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bottle

Appearance: This beer filled my glass with a chill-hazed, amber-orange glow. The white, three-finger head settled down slowly and became dense and fluffly doing so. There was a ton of lace left on the side of the glass by the layer of foam that remained floating on top of the beer.

Smell: The aroma was dominated by sharp, citrus hops. Underneath this dwelt a bready, roasted malt smell. As the beer really warmed up, the citrus smell developed into more of a sickly, rotten citrus smell. This didn't detract from my enjoyment too much, though.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a little bit of a bite. Surprisingly, this beer was a slightly chewy in the sides of the mouth.

Taste: This beer was all hops. From the very start all the way to the finish, a strong citrus and slightly herbal hops bitterness dominated the flavor. While the Hazed and Infused had a lot of hops flavor, but relatively low bitterness, this one had a bitterness that I could feel in my jaw. Well into the finish, a light malt sweetness emerged, with a hint of roasted malt arising well into the aftertaste.

This might not be the most balanced brew in the world, but it was pretty darn good, especially if you are a hop head like me. However, it would have scored higher if there was more of a malt presence. I'm surprised that Rockies Brewing Company released two IPAs in a row in their Looking Glass series, but I'm not one to complain. ;-)

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Photo of Jon
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This ale, from the Looking Glass Series, pours a hazy peach color with an off-white head. Trails of lace reside on the glass while a thin head remains throughout the brew. Nose is dominated by citric hops, with big notes of grapefruit and not much else. Flavor features additional notes of citric hops and a similarly big grapefruit profile. Not overly balanced, but tasty just the same. Truly a hop head's ale, but one that could use some more malt for balance. It's still quite enjoyable, however; refreshing and easy to drink. A better than average, hoppy IPA overall.

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