Mojo IPA | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo IPAMojo IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jon on 08-27-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
784
Ratings:
1,915
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
19.48%
 
 
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39
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269
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Photo of Zorro
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22-Oz bomber I brought back from Albuquerque.

Pours a mildly hazy amber colored beer with an OK head.

Smell is malt and pleasant citrus, mint, menthol and pine scents from the hops. Sweet malt has a cracker smell to it. Good balance that doesn't hake your nasal passages itch.

Taste is neutral sweetness with grassy and lemon sour hop flavors in the first taste. Grassy hops and slight bitterness are the major flavors next with a nice aromatic hop burp. One of the milder flavored IPAs and that isn't a bad thing; Stone Ruination isn't a "Normal IPA." This one builds in flavor as you drink it rather than numbing your sense of taste in two sips. Very good IPA for a non-hop head.

Mouthfeel is good.

A nice tasty IPA that non-hop heads can enjoy but this is by no means a weak IPA, just a well-balanced one. Still this isn't a flavorless beer just not an over the top version of the style.

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

Poured from 22oz bottle into a glass mug. This bottle indicates 6.8% ABV rather than the above-listed 7.2%.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a totally clear body and two fingers of foamy, light-ivory head. I want to say ecru, but I think BuckeyeNation has that trademarked.

Smell: big citrusy hops; this thing has grapefruit all over it. Actually, I love its clean, fruity character.

Taste: wow, that character really comes through in the flavor as well. It's grapefruity, spiky and even a tiny bit piney. A highly tasty, if slightly one-dimensional, West Coast American IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a surprising level of well-integrated carbonation. I don't usually expect a good fizz or creaminess from my American IPAs, but Mojo manages to deliver both.

Drinkability: why, why did I wait so long to try Mojo? It delivers a good grapefruit without being over-the-top, and it has got a good mouthfeel and pleasing aroma to boot. For a 7-or-so-percent IPA, it's extremely drinkable. Kudos!

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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 weeare138
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to warriorsoul for this one.

Appears a light golden color with a thick white head and tons of carbonation that never quits. Plenty of thick lacing.
Smell is of sugary malt and woody, pine notes.
Taste is of light malty resin with wood, pine, and lemongrass.
Mouthfeel is smooth and buttery with a mild hopiness that flows across the tongue.
Drinkability is nice. Nothing over the top and very enjoyable.

Finger licking good.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a two-fingered off-white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Moderate hoppy/floral nose. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Starts bitter, and plenty of hops, hints of sweetness. Bitter aftertaste. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.47/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked Oct. 06, 2010. Sampled on Aug. 16, 2010. The pour is amber all the way with a small but long-lasting foamy off-white head and clinging lacing. Floral hops are the main ingredient on the nose although the overall sensation is more muted than some IPA's. The medium mouthfeel introduces me to a well-hopped, bitter flavor that cannot help but to leave an aftertaste. Still, it is an IPA that lives up to the tradition of IPA's and in that sense it is rather likeable.

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

A: Poured a nice light golden color with good carbonationa nd a nice white head

S: Some fruits and light boose

T: has a nice fuity taste to it, like a piece of juicy fruit bubble gum but tamer.

M: Nice feel, well carbonated, very light and airy leaving it easy to drink

D: Good

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

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a warm orange body with a thick creamy white head. Gentle carbonation floats to the top of this body with a very slight haze.

S- During the pour a wonderful citrus hop aroma was wafting through the air. The smell of citrus hops is balanced with a sweet light malt backbone.

T- This beer has a smooth citrus hops blast with a bit of hop spiciness. The notes of grapefruit finish the hop taste and nice mild hop bitterness finishes this beer. A very light malt and fresh grain taste mixes with the grapefruit notes in the taste.

M-Medium mouthfeel with some creaminess but no astringency or alcohol warmth.

D- This is a solid AIPA. The hops are bold and have a good support from the grain bill. Very well put together and smooth to drink.

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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 akorsak
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A bottle of Mojo from Liquid Solutions. This is the first bottle in my Mojo-Mojo Risin' horizontal tasting. The follow-up review on Mojo Risin' is http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/130/35246/?ba=akorsak.

A: The IPA has an amber orange color with a slight haze. The head weighed in close to 1 finger and looks to lace nicely in the glass.

S: The hop aroma is unmistakable, providing a piney kick that is well-matched with a biscuity malt body.

T: The first thought that strikes me as I sip the beer is that it is unfocused. The hops are strong and bitter on first taste, but they never coalesce into a clearly definable flavor. Some piney oils and lemon rind hops stand out initially but they never seem to overcome the bitterness aspect and shine. The malts that provide the foundation as cereal biscuity and don't get in the way of the hops.

M: The hops are firm and pleasing, even if they never quite define themselves. I do find that a nice hoppy aftertaste lingers long in the mouth.

D: The ale is a decent, but not exception IPA. The hops are stroing at times but rarely leave a memorable element.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light gold body with ruby tints and with a two-finger head that sticks around awhile and left minor lacings. Run-of-the-mill citric hop smell with some faint malts (little sweet) in there too. A dry malt taste combo'ed with a strong citric hop burst. Has a dryness to it that holds up and doesn't weaken the taste buds; finishes with a decent dry backbite that left me wanting some more. Quality IPA.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass. Pours a golden orange color with a nice white head. The aroma is filled with wonder piney hops annd malt. The taste much like the smell is highlighted by the hops but there is a nice malt backbone as well. Overall, this is a really solid IPA all around and I would quaff a few of these with joy anytime. Recommended.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.62/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This IPA just hit town and it’s already a hit with me. I like the hop character in this one; it’s got that certain" twang" that I have to put down to either dry hopping or hop oils are used, and the body is pretty heavy for the style. Yum.

Best regards, Bill

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

A: Clear orange amber color. Poured a 2 finger white rocky head with good retention. Decanted lightly. Laced in thin sheets.

S: Citrussy hops; grapefruit and lemon rind. Also pine and some fruit. Very faint malt character.

T: Very consistent with the nose; grapefruit, pine and fruit rinds. Resiny in the middle with bready caramel malt. Sharply bitter in the finish with a little resin lingering.

M: Medium body. Ample carbonation. Smooth ahead of resiny and slightly dry finish.

D: Very approachable IPA. Good flavor and nice balance for the style.

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

12oz Bottle - thanks to zacs for this one

Appearance - Mostly clear amber/copper colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, tangerine, lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and a decent amount of hops. There is also lots of citrus going on; tangerine and lemon - botht he juice and the zest. There is also some notes of peach juice. It finishes with citrus sweet aftertaste with a bit of lingering hop bitterness.

Overall - I really enjoy citrus/fruit forward IPA's and this one fits the bill nicely. There is a ton of fruit flavour going on and it provides a nice amount of hop bitterness as well. I'm happy I tried it and I'd buy it again.

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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 VelvetExtract
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours an illuminated orange color. Body is hazy. Head is full-figured. Head retains very well and laces just the same.

S-The smell is very subdued. There is some citrus and grain. Grassy and breaded as well. The nose is in some aspects very nice but it is very mellow and there is a metallic twang hovering around too.

T-The flavor is no better. The proper components are there but they are tainted by an off-putting copper flavor. Also, the flavors are far too underwhelming in terms of intensity.

M-Lighter than the ABV would suggest. Bubbly enough. Decent feel.

O/D-Overall, I was not happy with this brew. A subpar IPA in my opinion. Perhaps something was amiss.

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Photo of barczar
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden apricot color with minimal ivory head that leaves substantial lacing as it dissipates into a thin layer of film.

Aroma is resiny, with a fairly bready malt aroma, ending with pine and a hint of citrus.

Flavor is far more brutally hoppy. Resin and pine hit early, carrying strongly into a significantly bitter finish. Undertones of grapefruit pith and perfumey hops add complexity. Tastes like biting on a pine tree at some points. A minty note pervades as it warms. Malt character is definitely an afterthought.

Body is a touch watery, with moderate carbonation, and a bit of hop derived astringency is present at the finish.

Overall, far hoppier in flavor than aroma. Substantial bitterness and hop presence, though bittering hops definitely dominate. More flavoring hops would improve the experience.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heard the great grapefruit flavors of this beer and had to try it.

A - A nice light golden amber with an inch of fluffy white head. Pretty nice looking IPA so far.

S - Very hopping indeed! Smells of intense pine and citrus. Lovely!

T - An extremely balanced IPA. Starts off both bitter and fruity and then goes malty yet finishes bitter and full bodied with a mild dry. Very smooth.

M - Very enjoyable. ABV is slightly higher than most IPA's I have had yet not noticeable.

D - I could see finishing a few in a sitting. Really like this IPA even more than the Double since this one is more drinkable because of the ABV. Nice offering boulder!

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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 rfgetz
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed (due to nitro) gold with moderate cap of dense off-white head, decent retention. Scent is mostly floral hops, faint hints of citrus and pine, toasted and nutty malt backbone. First sip is nice and floral with minimal bitterness due to nitro, nutty and toasted malts, finishes with more hops, light citrus and grassy. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy due to cask pour. A nice presentation on cask, he base beer isnt a top notch IPA but it works on nitro due to that method dulling hop flavors and bitterness anyway.

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Photo of Brad007
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden, light copper color witha two-finger head into my glass. Looks good so far.

Aroma is full of floral and grassy hops with a bit of biscuit malt underneath.

Taste is full of floral hops upfront with grapefruit/citrus showing through nicely. Hop bitterness is just right. Malt is where it should be.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering citrus hops. Very clean finish. I like it.

A decent IPA for sure. Got the right amount of hop bitterness and all. Check it out.

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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 Bighuge
4.39/5  rDev +14%
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 RBorsato
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear light gold with a full off-white creamy head and active carbonation which leaves some lace rings. Piney and citrusy hop aromas with light floweriness. Strong spicy hop flavors. Medium-full bodied and smooth with a big bitter finsih.

A solid example of an American IPA. Worth exploring !

Per label: "4th release in Looking Glass Series"

Per RBC website:
Grains: Pale Malt, Wheat malt and 20L Caramel Malt
Hops: Amarillo and Centennial
70 IBU's
Alcohol by Volume: 7.0%

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Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
87 out of 100 based on 784 ratings.
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