Mojo IPA | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA
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3.76/5
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Mojo IPAMojo IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States
boulderbeer.com

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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794
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1,962
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
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Photo of ngandhi
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When I met one of the Rockies marketing guys at a party in Champaign, he told me about Mojo. He said it'd be here soon and that it was a beer close to his heart and to the heart of the brewery's owner.

It reminded him of a simpler time -- college -- when we did things because we wanted to. We did things because they felt right, he said. And to finally bottle all of this would mean preserving a way of life. It would mean preserving our youth. So, he went on, Mojo IPA was made to resemble one thing: the sock drawer in his dorm.

Though the beer isn't as cannabis-laden as I had expected, the distinctly bright floral hop nose exhibits much of the good that the PacNW has brought to beer. Pine, yes, but more interestingly there's an underlying nuttiness that briefly reminds me of old ale.

These focused notes develop on the palate and climax in a long, dry finish that -- though quite bitter -- is exceptionally balanced and never pressing. Considering the tameness of other Rockies beers -- not in overall hopping, but indeed in sheer bitterness -- this is rightfully a double IPA; by others' standards, it might be a touch weak. But in the end it does absolutely everything an IPA can. Mojo is a show-and-tell of deep, lively hops backed -- in structure alone -- by sweet, worty malt.

Ripe. Juicy. Balanced. August beneath a clear, open sky.

Relax, relax.
ng

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Photo of ybnorml
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clean orange\amber colered beer with asmall off white head theat leaves a little lace. A very sharp hop aroma with a hint of grapfruit. The taste is at once sweet grapfruit and a strong hop prescence. The two do battle for your taste buds. With no clear winner until after you have swallowed. That is when the hops bitterness hangs on to the back of your tongue.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown bottle. No freshness date.
It pours a dull, cloudy dark gold color with a smallish off-white head and just a trace of fading lace.
A big whiff of floral and citrusy hops assaults the nose. A light background earthy smell and air of spruce lasts a while. A hint of malt grain and/or hay is noticed.
Tastes of caramel and a fresh bread doughy malt are soon consumed by the overwhelmingly powerful hop "mojo".
Peppery spices and piney esters compliment white and pink grapefruit, lemon zest bitterness and a light metallic tang.
You find beers like this wherever hopheads are about.

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Photo of carln26
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I first had this beer at the Throw Down, but didn’t get a chance to rate it. I was very happy to see it on tap at RedBones today, and was even more surprised when it showed at Bukowski’s, so I got to verify my original taste. The color is a bright golden to copper. It usually has a nice full head. Light lace, not too heavy. The nose has a lot of the floral elements delivered by the hops. There is a subtle malt character in the nose too. The taste is big hops in the front, a big walloping bite. The floral character of the hops comes through mid quaff, with a mild alcohol bite on the back end. Not much malt to speak of. I’m not complaining, this is easily one of my favorite high-hop IPAs. It has a medium mouth feel, and despite the hop hit, is very drinkable.

Added note: Just had my 1st 12 oz bottle of this beer, and it doesn't dissapoint. A little clearer than from tap. Same flowery aroma, and initial hop wallop in the taste. Perhaps just a little less malt character, but a gain this beer is VERY satisfying. Still one of my favorite IPAs.

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Photo of thadkaster
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is not for the hop un-initiated, but it IS the Mojo for hop heads. Pours the color of Peach Jam with large head. Lacing is the best that I have seen on any beer lately. Nose is incredible; whole cluster hop and peach preserves. Initial flavors include peach, hop, nice malt. After it has been open for a while the hop mellows out and the peach fades into the background. Finish is long, prevelant with hops. Just after the swallow hints of orange, vanilla, and a nice creamy texture. Overall another solid effort in the Looking Glass Series.

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Photo of kennyo
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

hops, hops, and more hops Beautiful full hop aroma, hop taste, hops everything. It is a nice gold brew with mild carbonation and a nice soapy, hoppy head. kind of light on the malt, needs some more to keep up with the hops but still a very tasty and enjoyable beer.


22oz bomber bottle

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Photo of xgrigorix
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Twelve ounce brown bottle, no dates.

Glowing dark gold colour. Thin lines of carbonation. Topped by an off white head that holds well & leaves a good bit of sticky lace behind.

A nose full of lovely hops - bright citrus aromas blend with a faint floral note. Just the slightest hint of alcohol hides in the background.

A bit of a letdown after such an impressive aroma. Big hop flavours from start to finish, without nearly enough malt to stand up to it. Pleasant citrus flavours with an underlying floral thing. Slight metallic taste in the finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

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Photo of TastyTaste
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light gold/copper color, with a 1/2" of fast-fading head. Smells very grapefruity with lightly sweet carmel hints. Taste is straightforward hops, no malt, no corn, no excuses, no asking for forgiveness. I don't need more balance, necessarily, when I want hops, and this beer straight-up delivers. I like it, and recommend it to HopHeads.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.39/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber tone with a thin, fluffy eggshell colored head. Lace is moderate. On the nose...smoky cannabis, pineapple, lemon rind and hop resin. Awesome aroma. On the buds, some more bong resin, pineapple and rind characteristics. The bitterness is fairly clean and enjoyable. Underneath all the hop activities lies an unassuming caramel and toffee base. But this beer's all about the hops. 'Rillos to be specific. And it's a hop head's wet dream of an IPA. In this day and age of Double and Imperial IPAs, truly solid IPAs are harder to find. This is one of them.

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

Well slam me with grapefruit!!! This medium golden offering presents itself with a gorgeous head that dissipates into outstanding lacing leaving a surface chunky remainder. The smell attacks your nostrils with a citrus hoppy presence, with yeasty undertones. Taste is pure hops, but as a hophead..I am more than happy...the tartness and biterness remain throughout, but finish with a great tart aftertaste that lingers on the back palate quite nicely. Very drinkable...I would definitely have another. And I thought only Magic Hat had the carzy names and labels. Hopheads should try this one.

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Photo of taez555
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap at Anam Cara.

This beer poured a small white head with a matte dull yellow

A very fruity hoppy smelling head. Citrus fruits with some milder fruit tones as well. Not your typical black pepper, sharp citrus monster. It’s there, but this one is a bit more toned down with in the nose with a soft fruitiness.

The taste was along the same lines. Very round, big hop taste. Medium bodied with some firm malt that can stand up to the hops but never really come to the forefront. Citrus peel, but with a big juicy fruit and hop combo. Also very bitter but balanced well against the malt.

Really a very nice IPA, nothing that really stands out as outstanding. I’d definitely go for another one of these if it were one of only a few choices. Sitting next to Stone ruination or IPA though…. I’d pass

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Photo of ADR
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another "Looking Glass" series beer...bottle review (also tried on tap at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul, MN)...bright orange and clear appearance. Frothy head, good height and duration. Clingy lace, nice sheeting on a pint glass. Hoppy aroma, almost wintergreen in its main impression. And this is another hop "tea" of a beer, steeped in juiciness and unripe tangerine. Tangy, bright, fine in its take, but there's nothing for me to take away in the malt department. Minty in aroma and citrusy in taste, with a pleasant medium mouthfeel and sprightly carbonation, this is a brew for your hop cravings. Just doesn't have that counterpunch of the USA's most elite IPAs.

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Photo of bigbeerdrinka
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice orangey haze, with amber notes. A decent white head appears with a slight lace. The aromas of this beer are floral and citrus, with hops dominating the profile. Initially this beer is super tart, with a strawberry (yes I said strawberries) flavor that is quite unique. Afterwards a little malt sneaks in but is overwhelmed by the bitter zesty hop finish. This beer has a decent carbonation and is medium bodied. It was definetly drinkable, but after one I was all set.

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Photo of AllThingsNinja
4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This hazy golden ale was capped by a thick cloud of gorgeous, textured foam. It's subtle and sweet malt aroma served to advertise the nice sweetness of this light-bodied beer. There was a citrus balance to the sweetness, but the beers most interesting feature was its very dry finish, which unleashed a marvelously complex bouquet of berry flavors. This finish was the biggest surprise of my hophead throw down experience.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap at the Muddy Pig: Clear darker gold color, thin whitish head was capping it when served; lacing in minimal strings. Aroma is pleasantly clean and hoppy, solid juicy hops, sappy oily pine mixed with a peachy citrus tone. Taste is clean and smooth with a calming flow of caramel malt balancing the front and middle. Hops mix in with nice flavors of juicy dulled citrus of orange, grapefruit, lemon, and peach with a slick oily pineyness sliding around within. Feel is about medium bodied, clean and smooth, slick and creamy. This is fabulous from the tap, quite drinkable and a very clean profile. Bitterness beyond being in check though, would've liked to see a bit more bite, but the citrusy juices and oily pine make for a good hoppy flavored combo.

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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 doesn’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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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,962 ratings