Boo Koo IPA
Mother Earth Brew Co.

Boo Koo IPABoo Koo IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #469
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,275
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 8.11%
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
430
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Mother Earth Brew Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
91
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Boo Koo IPABoo Koo IPA
Notes: Boo Koo IPA is a straw colored All Mosaic IPA. A simple Pilsen grain bill makes this brew hop forward, spotlighting the piney aroma and foresty flavors with an overall unique experience. Clocking in at 6.5% ABV with 65 IBUs, It’s just beaucoup enough, just don’t call it “Too Bookoo!”
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JamFuel from Sweden

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light amber with soft fine head.

Smell is fruity and citrusy with notes of peach, pine and a hint of sulphur.

Taste is fruity and soft with a solid bitterness. Notes of citrus, peach, pine and lemonade with a hint of caramel.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a nice IPA, sort of west coast lite.

May 22, 2021
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frankdatank1337 from California

3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is interesting. Not like any other IPA I've tried, but that doesn't mean it's great. Its got low carbonation, not dry, and light on flavor. Tastes citrusy but lacks the IPA characteristics Im looking for (hoppy/bitter). Overall decent. I give it a 3 across the board.

Dec 02, 2020
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My first Mother Earth offering, let’s give this one a try. Deep golden, hazy with a decent puffy white head, this beer looks nice. Citrus mixed with a piney and malt nose, this beer smells decent. Pretty easy to drink were the citrus flavors blend pretty well with thelight caramel malt bill making this a pretty even if not slightly bitter siding brew. Not a big bite though and fairly pleasant. Nice almost creamy smooth feel with enough carbonation. Glad to have tried it but I’d rather have a juicier IPA myself, still good stuff.

Oct 01, 2020
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woemad from Washington

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can received via the generosity of my friend, Jason, who is originally from the home location of Mother Earth and has drank many pints of this beer. Apparently, ge eas recently gifted a 6er of this from a friend who was over in Idaho (ME has a second brewery in Nampa, Idaho). According to the stamp on the bottom of the can, this was canned on May 21, 2020.

Poured into a teku, this was a deeply chill-hazed tangerine color, with a good sized beige colored head. Decent lace. This probably had better clarity when more fresh.

Nose is quite hoppy, reminiscent of citrus and tropical fruits. Thin, crackery malt aroma as well.

Fruit forward, with a subordinate maltiness that's a little more dominant in the taste than in the nose, but not to a troubling degree. Somewhat pithy bitterness in the back end, finishing dry.

Medium bodied, with a moderately oily but crisp mouthfeel.

Really like this. I imagine it's an outstanding WCIPA when fresh. Hopefully, I'll get a fresher example someday, but it's pretty good even now, despite being around 4 months old.

Aug 24, 2020
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jgido759 from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a Sam Adfams perfect pint glass. Color was a hazy yellow/straw with a 1 finger white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma was of pine and citrus. taste followed the aroma with a very mild hop "bite". Overall, a pleasent drinking IPA.

Aug 13, 2020
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CTHomer from Connecticut

4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: slight haze; medium gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; nice rings of lace;

S: pine and tangerine balanced for a moment, then all tangerine;

T: pine for a moment, then nicely balanced between pine and tangerine to the finish; moderate tangerine zest bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: a really nice traditional American IPA;

Apr 15, 2020
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maddogruss from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this from a can.
A: pours a hazy golden body with thick white head with excellent retention and lacing
S: pretty strong tangerine smell with subtle grapefruit rind and earthy notes.
T: pretty well balanced bitter, earthy taste, almost like an herbal tea, balanced by the semi-sweet tangerine taste. Pretty complex on the palette.
M: medium bodied and smooth
D: pretty solid beer, overall. Well balanced between the bitter hops and the tangerine notes.

Apr 05, 2020
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.47/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12/26/19...pours hazy copper with thick white foam that rings the lid. Faint malt nose. Fresh tangerine citrus taste, hints of pine. Smooth malty overlay. Tangerine sticks out. Nice.

Mar 28, 2020
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tliuzzo from Arizona

4.91/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, I have had Cali Cream-in from MEBC but this was a nice treat. Creamy to the touch and a nice citrus and then piney after taste. Nice treat from a great Brewery

Mar 06, 2020
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy orange amber color with about a medium body and just below average carbonation
Aroma is mixed citrus fruit and peel,minimal pine,dank and earthy
Taste follows with citrus taking the lead and staying there. Not bitter , almost has a citrus fruit punch flavor
I'm not a big fan of ipas and I thought this was very good. That could also mean Ipa fans may not care for it

Jan 22, 2020
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Six pack of cans purchased at Total Wine in Lynnwood, Washington.
Canned on 07/25/19. Poured in to a Samuel Smith pint glass.

Look- Slightly hazy, golden amber color, pillowy off-white head that slowly recedes, moderate lacing. Nice carbonation streams as it sits.

Smell- Olfactory explosion. Big citrus (tangerine, grapefruit, lemon and lime), tropical fruit (pineapple, passion fruit and mango), candy stone fruits and berries, dank, melon and pine. Light grass, floral and spice notes. Aroma intensifies as it warms.

Taste- Follows the nose for the most part, crackery malt really compliments the juicy hops, delicious.

Feel- Medium bodied with a crisp dry finish. Moderate bitterness, very well balanced, carbonation is on the higher side.

O- A seriously good IPA. My first offering from Mother Earth and I'm impressed. I now need to try this fresher or better yet on draught. At $9 a six pack it's an incredible deal. A definite repurchase.

Oct 07, 2019
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Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Industry Public House in Robinson. Not much for the nose, but the flavor is outstanding. Very solid good IPA. Balanced in all the right ways.

Sep 01, 2019
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazy orange-yellow color with a one finger head of thick white foam. The head fades over a moderate level of time to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is massive of a tropical fruit and citrus hop aroma with tons of pineapple, tangerine and mango mixed with a little bit of grapefruit and some orange rind. Along with these smells comes some notes of pine and herb, and a touch of light harvest fruits of apricot and peach.
Taste – The taste begins as one may expect from the nose with a big showing of tangerine and some flavors of grapefruit and a bit of pine. While the nose is big of tropical fruits of pineapple and tangerine, it is not so bit in the taste, at least initially, with these flavors starting out rather light, but getting stronger as the taste moves on. At the same time some hop flavors of a light herb and more pine join the tongue, getting stronger, but not getting overpowering. In the end, with a bit of breadiness and more sweet tastes of tropical and tangerine fruit coming to the tongue one is left with a fruity and lightly to moderately hopped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is slightly more chewy for a brew of 6.5 % with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the style and the sweeter tastes the feel is quite nice and makes for a flavorful sipper.
Overall – A tasty, more sweet, but still easy drinking brew overall. If looking for a hop powerhouse this is not it, but overall it is a very enjoyable brew.

Aug 27, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Welcome back to my What "New" Beers Have We Here Sunday (Week 750)? They're all new, plus there is a developing theme, as usual. At this point, we CANtinue on The CANQuest (tm) to see what's rilly new & rilly good.

From the CAN: "Tasting Notes: Light and Fresh, Tangerine Citrus, Forest Pine".

"TOO Boo Koo, too Boo Koo!" said the Vietnamese streetwalker to Pvt. 8-Ball in their negotiations, "Well now, lil yella sista, this is a magnificent specimen of pure Alabama black snake, but it mos def is NOT too Boo Koo!" was his reply. Unfortunately, he did not get to CANsummate the deal as the openly racist Animal Mother pushed him out of the way. 8=( It, along with Alex Cox's "Repo Man" (1983), is one of my two all-time fav films. During GWI, I was a starboard-side .50-cal machine gunner, unheard of for a Storekeeper (SK), but I was a whiz with weapons, dating back to Auxiliary Security Force (ASF) on shore duty when I got sent to Quantico to spend a week fam-firing weapons. Upon arrival to the USS Normandy (CG-60), I was immediately assigned to the weapon since we were short on Gunner's Mates (GMG). I loved it & we watched "FMJ" in the storeroom like it was the word of God. I have owned it on both VHS & DVD, but I have it memorized. My peace sign button on my flak jacket nearly got me punched in the face by my furious, nearly out-of-CANtrol CO, "Smokin'" Joe, but he failed to take note of my helmet, festooned with an Ace of Spades starboard & a deck of Luckies (Lucky Strikes) port with "Born to Kill" in stencil-cut duct tape on the front. I still have it & it is a great war souvenir.

All right, let's see just how beaucoup Boo Koo really is. Mount up, stop cokin' & jokin' & lock 'n' load! Gunny Ermey wants us goin' in hot on this one! I'm gonna deploy the flamethrower to soften things up since the enemy seems to be dug in, hard! A pineapple (grenade) or two isn't inappropriate, either. Here we go lads, over the top, on the whistle! Tweet! Tweet! Tweet!

I got some mild foaming through the vent on the Crack!, reminding me that I should give these CANs some upright time since I have many on their side to CANserve room in the crowded reefer. No need for CANcern, though, as I forged ahead. It formed a generous two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with very good retention that finally wilted in the face of today's heat & humidity. Color was a gorgeous Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity & here came The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus for a taste! They are here all day for sports on TV. We beCAN with the Tour de France, watched Women's World Cup & now it's [email protected] Nose was redolent with "forest pine", a great color swatch, BTW, underlain by "tangerine citrus", another great shade. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close! This was the kind of minty, woody, citrusy hoppiness that first turned me into a raging hophead back in the late-1990s, shortly after I retired from the Navy! Like CANpbell's soups, this was Mmmm, Mmmm, Gooood! Too Boo Koo? Just Koo enough, Boo! Finish was dry, minty fresh, with a light citrusiness. I'm gonna put some of these in my beach-bound cooler this Summer, if I CAN get well enough to travel.

Jul 07, 2019
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ZipDipper from California

3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The citrus and pine aroma are stronger than the initial flavor, which I appreciated. But this made the lingering presence of both flavors on the back end stronger than expected.

Apr 16, 2019
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent gold with a pinky of cream colored head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Oranges, tangerines, some cattyness once warm

T: Follows the nose, plus a little bit of bready sweetness & grassyness up front. Some green melon comes through, along with a little dryness as this warms, just a little kiwi fruit & tangerine & sweet orange as well. Finishes sweet, a little dry with tangerine notes as well

MF: Medium body, creamy carbonation, good balance

Solid IPA that goes down easy

Apr 06, 2019
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can from Tiger Mart (Clemson, SC) with a 27 September 2018 canning date.
Hazy amber body with a semi-durable white head that soon reduces to a ring and partial coat.
Aroma: citrus and dank elements.
Flavor: bold, with loads of tropical fruit notes and faint bready grains.
Feel: Medium body with medium carbonation.

Mar 27, 2019
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As promised, forest, pine, thrilling mosaic hop.
What is it about a beer that delivers such good mouth feel, with a twisty turning set of hops and malt that feels kissy and weighty while being refreshing. Flavor filled. Great feel. Try this.

Jan 21, 2019
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jwc215 from Arizona

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can:

Pours slightly hazed yellow with a fizzy white head that settles to a lasting wisp. Trailing vanishing lace slides down the glass.

The smell is of citrus (especially tangerine) with pine.

The taste is of tangerine, hint of pine. Bread/cracker backing. Hops stand out enough to fit a West Coast American IPA. Hop flavor dominates the finish.

A little fizz hits the palate, then mellows. Hits medium-bodied.

A pleasant, standard IPA that showcases the aroma and flavor of Mosaic hops. Enjoyable!

Jan 19, 2019
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a hazy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is full of citrus, little else. Taste has lots of lemons, some grapefruit, a touch of malts,light bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall it's a decent beer.

Dec 20, 2018
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mother Earth Brew Co. "Boo Koo"
12 fl. oz. can, "GENESIS DATE 07/19/18 N237"
$1.83 @ Cherry Hill Wine, Liquor & Beer (Wegmans), Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a slightly hazy golden body beneath a two finger thick head of off-white foam. The aroma is citrusy and tropical with notes of orange, sweet malt, mild grapefruit, apricot, and pineapple. There's a sweetness to it that makes it seem like a tropical candy. Moving forward, the flavor follows with orange dominating, but also some additional papaya and soft pine. The malt is grainy and lightly bready, and sweetish but not too sweet. Altogether it's a little like fruit ambrosia except that a firm bitterness reigns it in and eventually brings it to a dry conclusion. The alcohol never shows. Looking back I've still got a cream cap of foam, and there's some nice lacing about the glass. If I forgive the haze, and I'm going to because it's probably from dry-hopping, it scores a 4.25 out of 5. In the mouth it's medium bodied with a dextrinous edge, and smooth across the palate with a fine-bubbled, median carbonation. It's a nice beer to relax with. It's interesting, and different, and there's plenty of flavor to keep you satisfied.
Review# 6,369

Nov 27, 2018
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mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, breadymalt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal, citrusy hops, bready malt, cotton candy and tropical fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. OK brew.

Nov 16, 2018
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tap at eviva
Light fizzy head, mostly clear honey orange color, a touch of lacing

Nose fruity hops, little citrus, grapefruit, maybe tropical, touch sweet malt

Taste mild sweet malt, toasted reddish malt, fair hops, fruity little citrus, grassy floral, touch spicy later, fair bitterness increasing on the drier finish, quite bitter spicy hop lingering

Mouth is med bod, decent carb

Overall nice old school ipa, good balance, nice hops and bitterness

Oct 23, 2018
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Krajnyak from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Strong IPA. Nice copper/straw color. Pours a good head, but dissipates pretty quickly. Not a real juicy IPA, but has a good citrus taste on the grapefruit side. Well balanced. The mouthfeel is a bit watery to me, but not to a fault. Overall, this is a good IPA and compliments the style well.

Sep 05, 2018
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DavidR_9 from California

3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

canned 6/13/18

Clear gold/yellow, thin froth and medium sized white bubbles for a head. Aroma is faint but catching lemongrass, grapefruit, meyer lemon, sweet pine. Taste follows the nose with meyer lemon citrus taking the stage along with a noticeable forest pine oily character. Finishes medium crisp, medium carbonation, and a lingering bitterness with light sweetness.
Similar to fort point’s animal but citrus instead of tropical, also more foresty.

Jul 30, 2018
Boo Koo IPA from Mother Earth Brew Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 430 ratings