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 dashirey
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this CO beauty from mmtmatrix in a trade a few months ago. I finally got around to it...

A - Caramel colored with some orange hues. Short head with little retention, it fades rather quickly. Not much lacing on this one.

S - Smells of hops - some citrus with some grassy and pine notes deeper. (Allegies prevent me from doing it more justice)

T - Malt wuickly upfront, but then it is welcomingly overpowered by the hops.

M - Crips but dry in the end. Light to medium bodied. Smooth with a little carbonation bite after the swallow.

D - Easy-drinking. I'd drink a few of these in a night, but since it so easy going down I might be afraid it would catch up with me.

Another solid beer from the Boulder Beer Company.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Moan and Dove. The drink had a murky orange appearance with some decent lacing. Faint citrus and orange flavor aromas gently permeated from the drink; nothing too special. Moderately strong bitterness was a little off-putting in its taste department. Good carbonation. Overall, it was pretty decent but a little too strong in taste.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark golden with a fairly short head that fades relatively quickly. Very nice citrusy hops aroma with very little malt. What malt there is is slightly sweet, so it blends nicely with tthe citrus. Really very nice flavor. I had this after working out in the yard all day and it really quenched my thirst but satisfied my palate at the same time. Light sweet malt in the background acts as anice foil to fairly bitter citrusy hops with a touch of pine backbone. Really quite solid. On the lighter side as far as the body goes, but crisp and flavorful. Really very nicely drinkable. This has recently become available in Atlanta and will probably enter my ipa rotation with dfh 60, sweetwater, Terrapin, Hop Devil, and Hooker.

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

Woo new to the ATL.

A - pours a light, hazy amber with a white head which quickly subsided

S - some nice hop aromas initially with that familiar citrus bouquet that most IPAs have (you know, the one we all love). Hints of sweet malt

T - nice citrusy hop notes initially with hints of malt toward the end. Finishes really nice and bitterly. Great flavor here. Classic American IPA

M - medium body with good carbonation

D - wow, this is a real joy to drink. I'd been craving a new IPA lately (been drinking doubles so much lately) and this is hitting the spot. Really glad to see this brewery and certainly look forward to trying the rest of their offerings. I could totally drink several of these easy!

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Photo of rye726
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear amberish color with a light tan head that shows good retention. The nose has a big helping of amarillo hops. Some nice fruity aromas as well. The taste again has lots of citrus and fruity hops as well as some caramel malts. Good amount of hops in the flavor, but malts are a little weak. Average body and feel. Lots of carbonation. A good standard IPA.

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Photo of BeerSox
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into nonic.

Slightly hazy golden straw color, which is a little lighter than I'm used to. A pillowy two finger head slowly settles to a thick cap. Sticky lacing along the glass.

Light grainy malts with a little bit of a honey aroma coming from the hops. The hops have a citrous touch to them.

The malts don't do much but set up a good base for the hops. A little bit of grain mixes in with the sharp and spicy hops. Full bodied with good carbonation.

I really enjoyed this hops in this one (Centennial and Amarillo). They alone provide a little bit of sweetness to go with the bitterness of the beer. This is a well rounded IPA. Recommended.

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Photo of drxandy
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into standard pint glass from 12oz, poured a deep golden amber, with a 3 finger head that disappeared.

very hoppy smelling, light and floral

tastes of the bitter amarillo hopping and plays it out smooth. An easy drinker for sure, nice depth on the palate with a slight creaminess, quite satisfying

mouthfeel is boldly hop spiciness matched with creaminess

a nice ipa, makes me want to try mojo rising very badly, as my dipa thirst is always needing to be quenched.

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

Pours a golden yellow color with minimal head retention and light lacing. Smell is citrusy, grassy, piney, and slightly sweet. Taste is bitter from the massive amounts of Amarillo hops, slightly sweet from the pale malts, hints of citrus, bread, and pine needles. An all-around good AIPA and traditional to style. I liked this one!

3.5, 4, 4, 4, 4

Revisited this beer two years later and checked my review. Gonna have to change some scores:

Pour is the same color but this time it was an enormous white head with excellent retention and sticky lacing. Big pine notes in the nose with a touch of citrus and a decent sweet malty background. Taste is right on. The hops really deliver on this beer, as far as I'm concerned. Not too bitter, but plenty of resiny pine goodness, a touch of citrus peel, all backed up by a strong dose of caramel malts. Mouthfeel is super creamy even though there's a steady stream of carbonation bubbles coming up the perfect pint. Great drinkability in this brew as never becomes too sweet nor too bitter. Bumping up the scores in a few categories.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass, the liquid is gold with ok carbonation. The head is close to 2 fingers off white rocky and leaves good lace.

The smell is all earthy hops with a fain malt. Quite typical.

The taste follows with a bit of zest, Lots of strong hops, mildly sweet, close to balanced.

The mounthfeel is good, very nice for the style, good body and ok carbonation.

The drinkability is good not a bad goto brew. Prosit, MK

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at Prime 16 in New Haven, Conn.

A: Poured a hazy chilled amber orange with a little cloudiness and a nice tight head of white foam.

S: Nice floral and pine hop aroma and some bready malts.

T: Taste has a nice oily pine hop resin flavor and a breadth of toasted pale malts throughout the middle. Finishes with medium hop aggressiveness; a nice IPA.

M: Mouthfeel is a bit slick and resinous, but not too much where it's cloying.

D: If the ABV were a bit lower, and therefore the alcohol taste mellowed, this would make a great session beer. For now, I just paired with with my lime glazed mahi-mahi burger and took it for what it is.

Boulder is a fairly decent brewery with some interesting and some not so interesting brews. I'll have to give them another look next time I'm at the liquor store.

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Photo of alexmpino
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great IPA from a very underrated brewery. I think these guys make some really killer beers. This beer has been a stand by for me for sometime. Great fresh hop flavor and the great refreshing taste that these ale are known for. Strongly recommend this ale to anyone who loves a bitter ale. Nowadays that seems like almost everyone, and this is truly an everyday, working man's beer, especially at this CONSISTENT quality and price.

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Photo of cthulu81
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Oh my, Mojo it has been too long. Pardon the dramatics, but I drank skunkloads of this stuff while residing in the swampy bowels of that wang of the US, Florida. Since moving to Northern Virginia I have been slightly dismayed that Boulder Brewing was not, until quite recently that is, distributed 'round these parts. Of course let me say that there is an incredile amount of other stuff we are privy to up here, so you vindictive beer nerds can put down your empty Stone collectable bombers and limited-release DFH 750 that you were going to club me with. Right then, after that neccessarily lengthy intro, how do I actually feel about the beer? I like it. You might chalk some of that up to nostalgia, but I think this is a darned tasty IPA. The heavy use of Amarillo hops certainly stands out with a dry, grassy and grapefruit-influenced hop bite. Mmmmm. Balance is there with a hint of sweet, nutty malt peeking out timidly, but I would certainly rank this as a drier style IPA, sorta like Racer 5 or Smutty IPA. It isn't an all-time, show-stopping favorite, but I have and will continue to be drinking my share of Mojo. Hopefully their distributor (and I know who you guys are, wink wink) will work on bringing in Boulder's DIPA Mojo Risin'.

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

A: Poured a hazy golden-orange with a medium size fluffy white head that was moderately lasting leaving slight streaks for lacing.

S: citric and spicy with some lemon hopping and oranges. Spicy.

T: For flavor there was grapefruit, lemons, and a light grassy hoppiness that provided a tangy bite on the swallow.

M: The body was medium-full with moderate carbonation.

D: Drinkability was very crisp, and citrusy sweet leaving a lemony/citrus lacing that quenches your thirst leaving you looking forward to the next sip.

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Photo of asabreed
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden straw color with hints of copper and scant bubbles centered in the glass shooting to the top. The soapy white head, however, comes through with much retention and clumpy lacing, when at first it looked like it was going disappear a bit too quickly.

Smell: Aroma seems more Cascade than Amarillo, but I'm not sure if I'm right on that. Nicely floral and bitter with mild citrus, along with some sweeter caramel and malt in the nose.

Taste: Nicely balanced floral and earthy hops with mild fruit, toasted grain, and caramel malts, but the hops, though strong, nicely balance the malt flavors overall. Finish is long, initially semi-dry and bitter, to fruit and citrus hops at the very end.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied with a full feel and good carbonation.

Drinkability: I got a 6-pack of this on a whim, and I'm glad I did. Complex with lots of flavor and a semi-high ABV at 6.8%. Perfect for the start of the spring and having a few on the balcony.

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Photo of boston2bburg
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a very attractive sunflower color with a tight two finger beige head. It's sticky and retains about 1/4" the whole way down, with good lacing.

Aroma is thick and resinous, citrus, grassy hops, maybe Columbus? Nope, the bottle says Amarillo, and I can see it now. Some candy-like malts in there as well.

Flavor is big and hoppy, herbal with citrus notes. Hop-heavy like an IPA should be. The bitterness on the finish is near perfect for the style. The lingering herbal pine taste makes a nice touch.

Sits pretty evenly on the tongue, dry and full-bodied but not syrupy.

This is a very nice offering, true to style and bold as the label claims. My first beer from Boulder, and I'm impressed.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. of liquid prose transitioned into a cylindrical holding cell in Sonoma County. Its original owner proclaims a hopaceous ale that summons hop attacks.

Her physical frame is put together, skin tone is lustrous caramel. I could tell by her demeanor that she's used to men approaching her, but I assured her I was there to respect her art, and perhaps, make a bit of conversation. She wore a pure white, eight quarter cap tilted slightly to the right; a fringed Gucci scarf draped around her body, clinging tightly to her figure. Cumulus optics; I was mesmerized by her stare - vertical development and sharp edges. She was full figured, but not overweight. She had the glow of a new mother.

Her fragrance was lovely, yet unassuming. Earthy aromas characterized by sandalwood and xylem sap. When she moved, I detected hints of mandarin and peach. Later, cinnamon as the night air became dry.

She fancied herself a brewer, and asked me if I would taste her wares. I readily accepted; amused at the fact she created something in her own image. It reminded me of Texas Radio - cool and slow with plenty of precision. Forests of azure up front with a detectable hop presence, medium to full bodied mid-section, and a citrus finish narrow and hard to master. This resulted in a chewy palate of oily hop resin; tapering acidic citrus.

Although we only shared one drink together, it seemed like more. Her confidence in my first impression allowed her to exit without exchanging numbers, only assuring me I could find her again, if I wanted to. I suggested a trip to Colorado and she snickered, politely. Some call her heavenly in her brilliance, while others are saying "forget the night."


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Photo of SurlyDuff
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A really good american IPA. There is nothing remarkable or outstanding about this one. It's just damn good and a really good portrail of the AIPA style.

This one came from a 22oz bomber and pours a yellow amber, crystal clear. Tight head and sticky sides.

Enjoyable aroma of hops, nothing over the top, just really good.

Taste and mothfeel are good. A solid light malt base and a bunch of hops piled on.

Enjoyable and a good drinker. Like I said, it's worthy, recommended, but just not unique or exciting.

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Photo of marcobrau
3.04/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Looks good; a hazy gold with white foam that leaves some lace and falls to a collar. Funky nose...very vegetal smelling, corn-like with flowers in the way background, not so good. Tastes better than it smells; hop are spicy but a little bit of that corn pops up towards the finish, which is fairly bitter. A smooth drinker for sure, but off-flavors are disconcerting. Bitterness builds in a pleasant way. Good, but not great. I would like to give this another try.

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Photo of YonderWanderer
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Mojo IPA is a fine example of the American IPA. It pours a clear amber color with a layer of thick foam on top, which leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass. Smell is of hops - lots of citrus and fruit in this one. Taste follows suit, but with an incredible amount of balance. Citrus and orange flavors from the hops meld with a strong caramel, malty backbone to create a wonderfully balanced IPA. Hops are bitter, but not overpoweringly so. It drinks smooth and easy, which is dangerous at 7%. This is a great summer IPA, especially, wonderful to throw back while grilling.

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Photo of saintwarrick
4.85/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Where to start with this brew. This brew pours an orangish gold with a big bubbly and foamy white IPA head that never goes away. Aroma is very hoppy but surprisingly fruity and sweet. Most other IPAs have a syrupy sweet smell but this one is definitely lighter. Hops oils are big with a with oranges and tangerines filling out the smell. Those fruits come through in the sweet taste, but instead of just a one-note citrus brew, lots of pineapple and clementines in this brew mixed with a little passion fruit. Very hoppy and bitter at the end, very reminiscent of Dogfish Head's 60 minute IPA.

Wow, this was a great find that I just bought on a whim. One of the best and most balanced IPAs I have ever had.

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

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

Apperance- Golden copper golor with a good white head, that dissapates quickly to ok lacing

Smell- Prominent Hops, and a slight hint of cirtius.

Taste, Mouthfeel- Very tasty IPA, The Hops taste is bigger than the hop smell. Sweet malt in the front and a good bitterness at the finsih, which is clean and crisp. Medium bodied and carbed.

Drinkability- This beer has a good drinkability, definately one to keep in the fridge for and evening hop snack!

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Photo of Dodo2step
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased fromthe Underdog Sports bar and grill.

A- The bottle is quite colorful and unique. Very eye-catching. Pours a smotth dark apricot color. no head and no lace. It looks like butterscotch in a way.

S- very hoppy smell with a trail of citrus to finish off my nose. Very deep in smell and very inviting.

T- wet yet dry, hoppy yet wheaty. Its hard to describe. I can taste some grapefruit definitely and it adds to the flavor very well.

M- Like i mentioned wet yet dry. It goes down pretty easily

D- a very decent IPA and it goes down smooth. No issues and def worth a 6-pack.

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Photo of ajmoody76
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thinking green tonight . . . hops. happy st. pats. 12 ounce bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. full yellow color. clear. one finger white head which thins out.

floral and citrus aroma. no off odors.

good hop flavor. citrus with a nice grapefruit presence. there is a little sweetness. grapefruit aftertaste- but good!

low carbonation. medium body. i really like this beer. i could drink many more. i will probably get a couple of these this summer. good example of american ipa.

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Photo of Flyer
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A little tough for me to judge, since I seldom drink an IPA that doesn't have "imperial" or "double" or "triple" in front of it. But this is a very good example of the staright IPA style. It pours with a perfect head, a good inch thick, yet full of fat bubbles. Aroma of pineapple hops. The flavor is mostly more of those pineapple hops over a malt core that reminds me of Pilsner Urquell. The mouthfeel is perfect -- just thick enough, but it goes down smooth. Of course, more fresh, clean hops on the finish. Recommended.

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

A: Orange-gold body - medium off-white head.. decent lacing...

S: Citric and fruity blend of hops... some spice (maybe pepper)..

T: Nice and hoppy... pineapple... nice malt base.. smooth transitions.. no bitterness in the finish

M: Smooth. Crisp finish. Not muddied at all.. Medium body.

D: A good all around IPA... could use a dash more hops to really up the ante..

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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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