Mojo IPA | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

very good
790 Reviews
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 WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazed orange copper off white head fine sporadic lacing is left, not bad. Aroma: Citrus, hop leaf grassy notes along with grapefruit tones balanced with a rolling malt base that is evident here. Taste: Hoppy IPA, the bitterness takes shape with a rolling pine and citrus mainly grapefruit expression, with the malt base forming a creamy sweetness blended with the solid offering of hops. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with a nice strong carbonation and slightly oily somewhat resinous texture. Drinkability: Very nice all around IPA served on draft at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse, hop burps were plentiful.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle from nvsblman as part of BIF 19. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed 1/2" beige head above the slightly cloudy orangey golden brew. Head lasts okay, with nice lacing. Aroma is pungent green hops. Taste starts with reasonably sweetness, and then the hops slowly begin to move in and take over. Flavor profile melds together very nicely. This brew has the softest initial mouthfeel of any I think I've had, and couples with incredible smoothness, especially for a hoppy brew. This makes the drinkability excellent as well. Terrific brew.

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Photo of swid
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mojo IPA pours hazy; this orangish-gold beer develops a thin, 1/8" head in my pint glass. The head collapses into a soapy ring. Carbonation is moderate, with a steady stream of small bubbles. Moderate lacing. The aroma is, as expected, dominated by the bitter citrus aroma of the hops; the hops also giver off pine and herbal aromas. After a little bit, a caramel scent from the malts is picked up. The hops and malt complement each other in the aroma very nicely.

Upon first taste, the hop bitterness is very strong; upon additional tastes, the impact of the hops decreases somewhat. The Amarillo hops give off a (somewhat one-dimensional) citrus flavor as well. In about a second or so, the sweet caramel flavor of the hops comes through. For a beer of this ABV, the lack of any flavor coming from the alcohol is somewhat surprising; all it does is provide a mild warming effect. The mouthfeel is full and moderately slick and oily. This combination, once you get accustomed to it, is fairly pleasant. Finishes "wet", with a lingering pleasant bitterness.

Overall, this beer is reasonably enjoyable; I've had better IPAs, but this is among the best readily available in Nebraska (sadly). It's worth checking out.

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Photo of BigRedN
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours from the the 12 oz bottle into my pint glass a clear orangish/amber color. Pouring three bottles of the six pack all I can muster is a tight 1/4 inch white head. However, the head settled to a thick cover with sheets of lacing down the sides. Wickedly carbonated, never ending streams and waves of bubbles flow from the bottom of the glass to the top of the liquid.

Smell: Dominant aroma of hops, a little piney, and citrus. Hint of malt backing it up as it warms, but the hops just drown it out in the end.

Taste: Hops, then some hops, followed by hops. Thin malt backing throughout. While I'm sure some would see this as only an average hopped beer, I think it falls right where it should for an IPA, perhaps a touch strong unbalanced. Interesting there is not an overwhelming bitterness to the beer. While I found H&I too be too over the top and one dimensional for an APA, I think this falls in line for what an American IPA should be.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, well carbonated and lively. While it is hoppy it is not really very bitter. My bottle says it is 6.8% ABV, which is very well hidden. Alcohol not noticed.

Drinkability: After one, I was ready to pan this as one dimensional, and not very well done like the H&I. After two, I was intrigued, it was different than H&I, and it fell more in line with what I think an IPA should be. After three I was hooked, but half a six is enough for now.
This is a solid beer from Boulder Brewing, my favorite by far.

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Photo of Bcant
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Crisp gloden color, head made of small bubbles that congragate around the edge of the galss, giving a miniscus effect. Really a rather nice looking beer. Smell is both earthy and citrusy. Very delicate flavor, nice grainy malts (almost like a pilsner) but layerd hop flavors consistant with an IPA. The mouthfeel is also very delicate, quite soft. Good drinkability, though slightly parching.

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Photo of Dewey0603
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours a very big head,two fingers,but the color is a little light.This looks like a lager,it's too light and clear for my tastes.The aroma is pretty good,a citrus hoppy mix that you would expect.You can really taste the citrus flavor in this.It's a grapefruit and hop mixture thats good,but a little weak finishing.The m/f is light and a bit watery,average.This isn't a bad IPA.but why would you drink this when you could have a Dogfish Head.

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Photo of Oxymoron
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got to sample this beer at Old Chicago's in Sioux Falls SD. Nice to know that we can get good beer in SD. Mojo poured a magical copper color that is very consistent with an IPA. A clear color that shows it has been filtered. A decent head that remained for some time but eventually did disappear. Limited lacing.

The smell was a good medium aroma as far as IPA's go. It wasn't overpowering knockout but it was still noticeable. A good pine smell with some grassy notes on the top. There is a malt backing with a sweet almost cinnamony tone to it.

The taste is well balanced. A good aroma kick at first with stronger citrus and grassy tastes. Not much on the bittering side this beer is mostly consistent of aroma hops. There is no oily taste, which can be noticeable with floral hoppy beers. The malt is very sweet. It is light and kind of basic in flavor but some hints of biscuit and breadiness are noticeable.

The beer is medium body. And I was pretty surprised it was 7%. Very smooth and easy drinkable beer. Overall this was a good IPA. Good presence of floral, smooth to drink. I would recommend this one for sure.

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Photo of Naes
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden brown in color with a huge bubbly white head.
Aroma is of piney hops.
The flavor is piney all the way, with a bit of citrus and malt sweetness near the finish.
Mouth feel is medium bodied, but I think it could use a bit more carbonation.

This is a wonderful IPA, definitely recommended for the hop heads.

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Photo of phishgator
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours into an Imperial pint glass with great foamy head. The aroma released is of floral and grass mixed with a little citrus. The hops so present from the bite up front to the bitter aftertaste; a pure hop delight. The body is a little thin, being that the hops overpower the malt is this brew. This is a great session brew. As a side note it appears to me that the Colorado brews are really making impact.

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

On tap at O'neill's Pizza Pub. Poured into a chilled pint class, that I allowed to warm before tasting.

Hazy bronze color with a small creamy white head that disappears quickly. The aroma is of pine and herbal hops. The taste is fantastic. Herbal hops, and piney with a small bit in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, rich, and smooth with ample carbonation. Overall, this is a very good IPA.

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Photo of Gritsak
4.52/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- slightly hazy golden with a nice sticky white head. little bit lighter body then im used to seeing in an IPA.

S- strong hop aroma. lots of pine, spices.

T- as you can expect hops are dominate. strong and lingering piney taste is the most present. spices are close behind.

M- medium body with good amount of carbonation. this is really what an IPA should feel like in my book.

D- if you like hops then this will be quite drinkable. lucky for me a am a hop lover, only problem is i only have one bottle.

overall- i had passed a few times on buying this but im really glad i finally did. ide take this over alot of the higher ranks IPA's ive tried.

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Photo of Px2GrafX
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

presentation: 12oz. bottle with a bright orange, yellow and blue swirled color label. mojo india pale ale is written in an artsy picasso-like font over the hurricane-like swirl. there's a definition of the word mojo as well as rockies brewing's interpretation of their ipa. "4th release in our looking glass series of beers". no abv or freshness date displayed.

appearance: lightly hazy golden orange with a 1 inch off-white head in a tulip glass. there are bright yellow highlights and an overall copper hue in the shadows. head doesn't last too long as it drops to a capper that laces moderately down the glass. a tube of bubbles rise up through the middle of the glass.

smell: piney and citrus hop aromas. touch of bubble gum. sweet fruity backbone as well.

taste: nice pine, grass and lemony citrus hop flavors. there's a biscuity flavor that underlies ruby red grapefruit. lightly bitter and dry yeasty finish. there's another sweet fruit flavor that i cannot determine. a little balanced for an ipa.

mouthfeel: very smooth and almost creamy. medium body with good carbonation. swallows very well, too.

drinkability: this is a little too easy to drink. couldn't put it down to collect notes. there's no noticible alcohol. finish peaks your interest and keeps you sipping.

overall: this american ipa deserves slightly higher ratings in my opinion. very tasty and a good interpretation of the style. only downfall is it could use a little more bitterness. but the closer to than average balance is nice. thanks to tastytaste for an excellent drink.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.77/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

09/06/05- Purchased at a random liquor store in Jackson Hole, WY.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness date. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Cloudy and orange-golden pour. Full 3/4 inch creamy head with above average lace.

Smell- Such a terrific scent. Strong fruity sweetness with a side note of pine. One of the best scented IPA's I have had.

Taste- Wow, lightly sugary sweet fruity hops with a forest of pine hops involved. Light malt as well. Just enough to keep it on the semi-balanced side.

Mouthfeel- Perfect creamy carbonation level. Leaves a great hoppy taste in your mouth.

Drinkability- Not quite a hop bomb, but balanced on the hop side for sure. Very drinkable. Not really sure it's a session IPA, but it's damn close if not. One of the best IPA's I have had...heck, one of the best of any kind of beers I have had.

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Photo of bobbyc881
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out light golden in color, with a fluffy white head. Active carbonation is apparent. Smells hoppy... citrusy and flowery. Leaves a good amount of lace around the glass.

Taste is strong on the hops. They state the use of Amarillo on the side of the bottle. Not overly bitter, but a very strong hop presence more on the fresh side of things. Overall a very excellent and refreshing taste. Leaves behind a slight oily/sticky feeling in my mouth. I could picture myself making a night out of some of these... too bad I've only got the one.

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

Mojo IPA has a really pretty golden orange color, very clear, and the head deflates quickly. The hops are very present in its flowery aroma, I'm almost tempted to just sit and sniff before getting around to drinking.

It has a great bitey sting of a very hoppy beer, but not overly dry. I still feel like I've had something refreshing to drink rather than running for a glass of water.

I don't get so much of a citrus feel as a little bit bitter, a really exciting flavor combo that stands up well to more spicy foods, but my taste buds are a bit annihilated when I'm done (regardless of what the pairing is). This is definitely a beer I will look to replenish in my collection once I've finished what I have.

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Photo of OldSock
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance and Presentation – 22 oz bomber poured into a pint glass. Despite the nice lacing the white head falls to almost nothing after the first few sips. The beer itself is light yellow-orange.

Smell – Hops to the front, citrusy with a touch of floral. I can’t detect much malt or alcohol in the aroma.

Taste – Good balance for an IPA, it is certainly bitter but not unpleasantly so. The hops are the main player here as well, mostly orangey with some pine as well. Unlike the smell however, the malt is present in the back with just a bit of sweetness. The aftertaste is pretty good, hoppy without too much bitterness. The alcohol is completely hidden by the hops. It’s a solid flavor, but I feel like I’ve had it before in so many similar IPAs.

Mouthfeel – Good medium body with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability and Notes – Despite the alcohol this is an easy beer to drink. However, this beer fails to distinguish itself from the multitude of American IPAs available these days in my local liquor stores. It’s a fine beer, but nothing about it makes it exceptional in my eyes.

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Photo of MattBrooks
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been drinking an awful lot of IPA's recently and never know quite what to expect when I try a new one. This one caught me a little off guard. It starts of with a golden color and light, hoppy, fresh smell. It goes down easy and doesn't have a unnecessary amount of hops blocking the true taste of this beer. It wraps up nice and clean and I would recommend this IPA to anyone starting out with IPA's and looking for something unobtrusive but good.

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Photo of Dithyramb
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased as a six pack in Boulder, sampled by itself both out of the fridge and chilled in the river at Eldorado. Nice reddish orange with a thick white head. Nice retention and pretty lacing.

Strong citrus and floral hop aromas. Thankfully, these come forth in the flavor, though accentuated with a nice sharp pine. Lingering in the background, hanging out though never making an overwhelming statement, is a hearty malt base.

Medium mouthfeel with lingering bitterness that left a dry tongue. Quite drinkable, the 7% is well hidden, and enjoyable.

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Photo of GolgiIPAratus
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled 8.18.05

A nice off-white head chills on a copper orange, slightly visible through out. It shines in my glass, like pennies in the sun. Foam hangs out for a bit, but starts to fade leaving some sticky lacing to wash off into your mouth as you go.

It smells creamy, the malts up front but the hops linger there below that. Caramel tones waft in & out. Some fruits in there as well.

The creamy aroma transfers nicely in the mouth. Bitter hops kick you back to IPA bliss. But those caramel tones still work themselves back in, and really display a barley malt flavor when rolled in the mouth for a bit before swallowing. This beer is ever present. Chewy and full, it's very similar to SN Bigfoot. A strange marriage. But it's not entirely an overwhelming hoppy IPA despite its claim on the bottle. Possibly I got an older bottle that has mellowed? Unfortunately, no date on the bottle*, so I can't tell. Either way, this is damn fine.

Great to drink, but good to savor. It's a big beer in a small bottle. The 7% and the richness of this will keep you at bay, but overall a fantastic beer.

*EDIT: thanks to amboston personally filling me in, I was able to find an ink jetted date printed on the neck just under the neck label. Though it was smudged, I believe the date on my bottles was Feb 6, '05. So, maybe 6 months mellowed the hops boasted about on the bottle's label? Tough to tell. Still great to me.

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Photo of ZAP
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoy this IPA...better than most bottled IPA's in this neck of the woods.

Pours a hazy peach color...nice citrus/piney/tobacco hop aroma...body is about perfect...medium..carbonation is firm and perfect as well...taste is remarkably balanced for as hoppy as this smells...a nice bready backbone soaked in a juicy hop laden potion featuring a strong citrus (not so much grapefruit but sweeter citus like oranges), tobacco (sublte but a nice leafy component), and pine (just on the long finish)...

The hops as well done...very flavorfull but not a puckering blast the shit out of your mouth hop monster with no malt..

I think this is a very well done beer and one I will certainly be buying again.

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Photo of Viggo
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber orange, slightly hazy, small white head forms but sticks around, good lace. Smell is citrusy, piney hops, substantial malt base. Taste is lots of pine, sweet malty middle, some alcohol, and a citrus and pine bitter finish. Medium body, low carb, very tasty, would definately try again.

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Photo of nouseforotacon
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a smooth, reddish orange, and is very radiant and bright. The color matches the gradient on the label perfectly. The head is a white foam, average, and pleasantly lingers and holds at the top for a while.

The aroma is a very strong citrus, as expected, with oranges and lemons dominating. I would say that it's tropical and warm, very inviting. I was equally impressed with the deep aroma as I was with this brew's color.

The taste is a bit standard for an IPA. Unfortunately, it's not very complex, though it still holds some weight. The citrus lingers and surfaces occassionally, and the strong ABV of this beer is masked well. I don't feel that there's much going on here beyond that. The bitter aftertaste is present, but not overwhelming.

I was truly impressed by the appearance of this beer and would have to say that the color of the body perfectly suited both the citrus theme and the brewer's label. The taste is pretty standard IPA, though I think the drinkability is great considering the ABV. Definitely recommended for a try, especially to IPA fans. :)

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

Clear golden colour, slightly orange. Thin white head with good retention and some lace. Light doughy malt with strong citrus/pine hop character. Resinous hop bitterness, bready malt, lots of soft citrus and pine hop flavour. Drying finish with light alcohol warmth. Moderately light body and carbonation that produces a gentle mouthfeel with very small bubbles. Good balance, flavourful, and something I'd look for again. Thanks Viggo.

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Photo of DrainBamage
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy gold color with a small lace of head. I can smell citrus and hops. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth with moderated carbonation. Taste is hoppy, just like it should be and has a nice citrus aftertaste.. I was actually somewhat surprised, because based on the bottle I figured it would be some cheap tasting IPA. Drinkablity is a step or two above average and I wouldn't mind having this again.

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Photo of fisherman34
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light copper in colour with a fair amount of carbonation and good lacing. Good grapefruity c-hop aromas are dominant, with some bready malt notes creeping in. Flavor wise, the malt takes a greater role, branching out into some nut-like overtones. The hop element becomes more complex as well, gaining elements of pine, earth, and grass, along with the previously mentioned citrus quality. Solid bitterness and a clean finisher.

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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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