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

A - very deep gold, just a hint of orange. Head is pretty much white and decent sized. Lots of sticky lace down the side.

S - fresh grapefruit rind is the dominant aroma, not much else. Not a huge nose, but I'm not sure of the age either.

T - taste is a good mix of sweet and bitter grapefruit hops, but also a lot of floral hop too. Malt is there for effect only, just a whisp of sweetness before a big, longlasting finish of bitter hoppiness.

M - low carbonation, smooth, med body. Finish is dry and resinous, very good. Alcohol is there, but smooth, and helps with the drying effect.

D - Pretty darn tasty IPA, no complaints here.

Straight up IPA, simple and basic. Dry, crisp, low sweetness, lots of bitterness. Just the way I like them. It's not the best I've ever had, but it sure is solid. Nice blend of Amarillo and Centennial hops; you don't get any strong piney notes, but the complex floral and citrus character is quite enjoyable.

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Photo of sweethome
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour is light golden color. Half inch white head.

The nose is of fresh cut grass. A hint of grapefruit. Slight yeastcake.

Entry is fairly thick considering the color. Nice mouthfeel. Flavors are slow to develop, grass, a hint of lemon. Orange blossom? Just a little malt. A bit disjointed.

The finish is nice (for hopheads) with a strong bittering - moves around a bit on that long finish - at times it is quite pleasing, but then can turn and give bit of a unpleasing bite.

Overall, I like the mouthfeel and long bittering in the finish, but flavor profile fails to deliver like a top-notch IPA.

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

This is a nice, grapefruity American IPA. Pours a dark gold/light copper color with a big slightly off white head. Head retention is good>lacing is very good.

Good strong citrus smell. Tastes great. Some hops bitterness, strong flavor of grapefruit and balanced by just the right amount of malts.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. Drinkability is very good. This is not just for crazed hop-heads. A very enjoyable and accessible IPA for everybody that enjoys somewhat hoppy beers.

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Photo of kush6875
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bought a case of this to take with me on vacation with the family. poured from bottle into a pint glass. very pale amber color. has a nice hoppy nose to it. very crisp, light, yet a hoppy enough ipa for a hop head. a well crefted very enjoyable beer.

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

Pours a clear golden color with one inch of white frothy head sitting on top. Great retention and some nice lacing.

Nice hoppy aroma is present. Tones of citrus and grass.

The taste is nice. Good citrusy hop, a nice little bitterness, and not much else.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bright and clean carbonation.

Drinkability is moderately high with good flavor and low alcohol.

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Photo of plaid75
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light copper hue with a three finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a spicy and herbal hop and a slight caramel.

The mouthfeel was upfront hop spice - herbal and peppery. A touch of tartness toward the finish.

The mouthfeel was a bit muddled and the residual tartness detracted.

Overall a very hoppy ale with some off flavors. Many better choices available.

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Photo of righlander
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a super clean and clear slightly darker than straw yellow from a 12oz bottle to my pint glass. Nice sticky lacing, decent head. The smell was faint to me, although I just got done drinking A super hopped up home brew so that could have thrown my nose way off. the taste is nice, creamy malt with nice floral and pine upfront and at the end. I like the mouth feel, very nice carb balance. It's lightly carbonated. I should have bought 6.

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Photo of Slynger
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Mojo pours a deep orangey gold color with a large lid of fuzzy lemon cream.

This beer smells all hoppy and delicious. Lots of citrus fruitiness, oranges, grapefruits, and lemons, with pine needles and grass.

The flavor has a solid caramel maltiness to balance out the awesomeness of the hops. They dance in with pineapples and sweet citrusy orange, bitter rind included, followed by lemon grass and pine sap flavors that add to the pleasant bitterness with a touch of earthy spiciness to it. Medium-full in body with a perfect amount lightly oily, creamy-fuzzy carbonation.

Great IPA from Boulder Beer. Gotta love Amarillo. Drink one and get your mojo workin'.

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Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a golden orange with an off white head. Head dissipates quickly, leaving little lacing.

S-Strong aroma of citrusy hops. Nice.

T-Lots of citrusy hops throughout with a nice malt balance. Moderately bitter finish.

M-Light with a little bitterness clinging to the tongue.

D-Very drinkable.

A very nice IPA. Does not really stand out as one of my favorites but I would drink it anytime.


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Photo of argock
4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a clear pint glass. No freshness date -- but who really cares?

A: Pleasant gold-orange hue with foamy rather than sticky but thick off-white head with ample lacing and retention.

S: Excellent aroma which hits all of the hops spots -- fruity with pineapple and passionfruit, grassy, floral, and a touch of spiciness in the end. There is enough detectable malt to keep it in the realm of reasonableness.

T: The flavors are very good with some sweet malt to temper the hops blast of fruit and grass with a dash of spice to really top off this top-notch brew.

M: Very low carbonation adds to the coating, oily effect that works well in all exceptional IPAs. Long spicy hops aftertaste is a plus.

D: A definite hop bomb and a very good one at that. It is quite bitter which may put off some but suits me just fine.

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Photo of happygnome
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at o'neills in rochester, mn

a: pours a nice golden color with about a quarter inch of head that dissapers fast leaving a little lacing on the top of the beer as well as around the edge of the glass
s: sweet malts in the very initial, followed heavily by citrusy piny and mabey earthy hop bitterness
t: hops hops hops, citrusy piny are the two most previlant hints of earthy hops as well
m: medium bodied beer with little carbonatoin

overall, i really enjoyed this brew and i think i will order it again some time, unfortunatly not a sessionable brew

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Photo of dashirey
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
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 -15.4%
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 +8.2%
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 +9%
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 -6.9%
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 +6.4%
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 +8.2%
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 +9.8%
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 -2.9%
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 +4.3%
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 +16.5%
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 -2.1%
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 +5.1%
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 +6.4%
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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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,950 ratings