Boo Koo IPA | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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Boo Koo IPABoo Koo IPA

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned date of 12/19/16

Appearance - Pours clear and golden orange in color with an off-white. finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds and a ring around the edge of the glass. Not much for lacing aside from a few random spots.

Smell - Equal balance of hop and malt on the nose, comprising orange, toasted bread, caramel, floral notes, pine and a bit of spice.

Taste - Citrusy, spicy and floral upfront, then a big punch of toasted bread and lesser caramel pushes forward to deliver a mostly balanced finish. Aftertaste lingers with spice, hints of caramel sweetness and pith bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Not the punchiest IPA out there, but I really dig the balance and flavor profile that this delivers. If it had just a bit more hop bite, it'd be killer.

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Photo of Lucnifter
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a can.
Pours bright pale yellow with a finger of white head.
Aroma of citrusy and dank hops, with biscuity malt in the background.
Taste is citrusy, grassy hops, with a minimum pale malt backbone.
Light body with dry finish.
Possibly my new go to, local-ish, canned hoppy beer.

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Photo of JeffBlue
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5/5/16 (Draft, Beer Belly, Los Angeles) Golden dark piss color, nothing too overpowering and pretty easy drinking, hopped appropriately. Very solid overall, good enough to have a second one, 3.9

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Photo of kojevergas
2.85/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Nabbed a bomber at a Safeway in San Francisco. Regrettably brief impression below:

6.50% ABV. India Pale Ale hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe.

APPEARANCE: Bright copper body. Soft white head. Head boasts a great consistency and complexion. It's an inviting look for a IPA, and the beer seems well-carbonated. Head retention is quite good - about 10 minutes.

AROMA: Mosaic is nicely showcased, with its signature faint blueberry coming through. Not much onion/garlic from the Simcoe, thankfully. Clean pale malts. Bright floral hop notes. A hint of resinous character (probably derived from the Simcoe).

Suggests a clean-drinking IPA with a nice hop profile and a coating mouthfeel.

TASTE: Hop profile is fine; there's some faint blueberry but otherwise it's just generic and floral, failing to vividly showcase the strengths of Mosaic and Simcoe. Pale malt sweetness keeps any hop bitterness in check, but while it's balanced, it's also simple and shallow, skimping on depth of flavour.

Malt backbone is surprisingly light, which gives it a lighter body than most IPAs and may prevent the flavours from landing as well as they could.

TEXTURE: Coating, smooth, wet, light to medium-bodied, unrefreshing, well-carbonated.

OVERALL: It's a drinkable stab at an IPA, but lacks any unique or special characteristics. I'll easily finish the bomber, but it's largely forgettable fare in spite of its high drinkability. More of a pungent hop profile and a bit more body would do wonders; this drinks like more of an IPL given its simplicity and shallowness (as well as less obvious lack of ale yeast esters).

C (2.85) / AVERAGE

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Photo of Stevem68
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clean golden color. Aroma is citrus and hops. Flavor follows the nice with some citrus peel and a balanced finish. Feel is a bit watery but not bad. Overall a very nice beer.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber, somewhat fizzy on pouring, but ending with a one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of light caramel and biscuit malt, citrus, slightly dank hops, melon and light tropical fruit. Flavor follows with light caramel malt with a hint of biscuit, citrus hops, lemon citrus and rind; flavor drops off a bit into a lingering lightly piney and citrus hop finish. Medium bodied with sharp carbonation. A light and mellow IPA that has more of a pale ale profile than the deeper caramel malt base I'm used to. The flavor thins out into the finish, but is redeemed by a pleasant, lightly herbal and resinous hop finish that lingers. A good, but not all that memorable IPA. Fine for a warm summer evening.

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Photo of Hallu
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned in 21st March 2016. The smell is quite poor. You can smell a hint of mosaic in there but it's weak. I've had session IPAs smelling better. The taste is like a session : watered down. More malty/wheaty than hoppy, not bitter at all. It's quite sticky though. For a similar style, what Modern Times does with Fortunate Islands is miles ahead. I don't understand the 4.18 note this beer is getting at the moment. It feels like I had a lot less hops than the other reviewers. I can't explain this other than it being a bad batch...

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Photo of sakayus
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It's a funny looking bottle as well as a funny looking can. Actually it's very ugly the design of both
Anyways bought this the first time on a whim, then the 2-9th time bought it for the taste. It's very interesting. It has a slight tea-simcoe-mosaic taste that's very appealing to me. Honestly this is one of my top 5 favorites after very hazy, pliny, maybe heady and DH sleeper street.
This has that smooth easy drinking session taste and feel without any alcohol burn as well as the medium light mosaic kick and a strong piney Simcoe hit.
I don't think this is the world reknown Trillium nor Tree house, but it's a good everyday beer that I can get that is significantly better than stone, bell's, ballast, and sierra that I can normally get. Even the beers at 4-5 months old still have a good amount of simcoe/mosaic kick which is very surprising. A lot of beers nowadays feature a very malty sweet characteristic that overpowers especially as the beer ages, and this definitely isn't the case with this one.
Give this a try, it's honestly up there and above Sip of Sunshine and definitely Heady Topper for me. It's worse than Hazy or Green, but great for a local beer.

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Photo of MonkeyBread
4.57/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mosaic and Simcoe IPA in a can bottled 5/2/2016. Pours into tulip a pleasant straw, light yellow color. Smell is awesome with the Simcoe really shining with a dank, resinous, pine and the Mosaic having a mellow blueberry and melon quality. Taste is fairly similar allowing the hops to be the prominent feature and the malt being almost nonexistent except as a white cracker in background. The taste is delicious bringing out the best in both hope combining wonderfully into a honeydew, piney, dank beer that is top notch for an IPA. Getting a lot of garlic and white onion too but in a pleasant way.

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Photo of Gregaroo
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4-12-16 - On tap at in San Diego. Served in a tall pint glass with just a bit of foam. Straw/clear in color. Nice and smooth. Mellow taste. I had a couple and both went well with the tuna.

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Photo of luisitoelmatador88
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: very clear yellowish gold with an off white head that dissipates quickly

Aroma: Probably its most striking characteristic. This can is is about a month and a half - 2 months old and the hops are still bursting out of this especially the mosaic goodness. I obviously detect the fresh pine followed my an intense dank and marijuana like scent. I get some juciy melon notes and floral action.

Taste: Earthy, piney, dank hop flavors. The grain bill is subdued, I get detect no caramel or bready sweetness. I dont get a crazy amount of citrus, just a bit. not explosively fruity or complex but it hits the spot. I like piney, grassy herbacious light IPAs. Aftertaste has a mixed greens kind of thing going on. Like a minty or basil type sensation and not too bitter of a finish

Mouthfeel: the texture and feel are pleasant and can be attributed to the wheat addition. Its about a medium for the style.

Overall: I have always been a fan of this offering by Mother Earth.

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Photo of wasatchback
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For a 2 month old grocery store 9/sixer this beer is phenomenal! Can says 1/11 on the bottom so pushing 80 days old and still tons of Hop aroma and taste.
A pretty darn good showcase of Mosaic. Nice smooth mouthfeel and minimal bitterness. For how much this cost and it's availability this beer is a home run. I would drink this over any regularly brewed Stone or Lagunitas IPA any day.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can picked up tonight at the COOP enjoyed out of my RBWG glass... slightly hazed dark golden.. Piney hoppiness with big melon on the backend carried by a very light pale maltiness. Clean and fairly dry CA IPA.. nicely done.


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Photo of StJamesGate
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery, Vista, CA.
Lagery gold with white film. 4
Peach melba and papaya nose. 4.25
Thread of peach bubble gum, then lemon, berries, mango jam and herbs. 4
Lime sorbet end and sandpaper linger.
Light, creamy, round. 4

Gentle. Pils malt explains the color. Maybe no blueberry from the dry hop Moasic but plenty of nuance. Not Half Hitch, but good package at 6.5%. 4

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is danky citrus.
The taste is clean with a quick bitter followed by a honey sweet and some spice. Nice.
The texture is crisp.

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Photo of MeanMotaScootah
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you love Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery then you will love this one too. A bit lighter in color (I prefer lighter colored IPAs - reminds me of the Pliny malts) and a little creamier than Fresh Squeezed. A really easy drinking IPA. A must try if you love Mosaic hops. I got this in a can - poured great - not missing the bottle at all.

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Photo of stevoj
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Taphouse. Big piney hops greets you at first sniff, followed by a bit more astringency in the taste. Clear golden pour with soft foamy head, curtains of lacing on the glass. Biting finish with a touch of dryness. Solid West Coast IPA.

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Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from my friend @csp0380.
A - Pours a clear golden orange with 1 finger of head.
S - Aroma is mango, grapefruit and piney.
T - Mango is the flavor on the front end. The bitterness at the finish is a lot of grapefruit zest.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - A good, solid IPA.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours gold and hazy. Lots of floaters. 1+ finger head off-white head is quite dense. Disappears semi-quick with moderate lacing left behind.

Aroma is pine, cut grass, and musty earth. Tropical and citrus notes behind the pine but subdued. Grapefruit, mango, and lemon. Light caramel malt.

Taste is more pine. The tropical/citrus notes are a bit more prominent. Bitter lemon, grapefruit, and mango. Smooth biscuit-y malt. Herbal, earthy hops.

Medium body with crisp carbonation. Creamy mouth feel. Lingering pine and lemon.

A very nice IPA. The pine usually isn't my favorite but it really appeals to me in this beer.

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Photo of KMachHops
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz that was canned 09/14/15.
Look: Small bubbles form the head and amber in color. For some reason this can has little white sediments floating around.
Smell: I got a lot of tropical notes. Like fresh cut pineapples and mangos. The sweet smell is additive.
Taste: It smells better than it taste. At first sip, the tropical flavors come through but fades fast.
Feel: More carbonation than I would like with some bitters at the end.
Overall: Mosaic really comes through the nose. It's a very easy drinking and refreshing IPA.

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Photo of Hahnin
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Best smelling beer ever. Balanced and powerful; flowery, sweet, citrusy. Great taste paired with an absolutely perfect feel to a beer, just the right amount of carbonation from s bottle. Small one finger head, but crisp, bitter deliciousness

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Photo of Treyliff
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 9/26/15, 12oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours a clear pale golden-orange color with a one-finger creamy white head that retains for a while before settling into t thin film

S- nice mix of citrus, pine and grassy hops with aromas of tangerine, red berries, herbal & earthy. Faint caramel malt

T- earthy hops up front with highlights of citrus, pine and fresh cut grass. Fruity red berry mixes with underlying caramel malt and a hint of mango and mint before finishing dry with a fruity hop linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns into a creamy finish

O- a nice showcase of the mosaic hop that is packed with plenty of hop flavor, but remains very drinkable and not overbearing

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Photo of JackieKu
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355ml can. Enjoy by 09/26/2015. Poured into tulip.

A: pale amber. A little hazy. There was medium amount of foam and good retention.
S: Green grass. Tangerine. Intense hops aroma.
T: Grassy. Lemon. A touch of sweetness. Dry finish.
M: crispy.
O: A typical IPA I like, fresh hopped and balanced.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Riders Club Cafe, on to the beer:

This pale yellow beer with a slight haze brings a sturdy half-inch of head on top with good retention. I like the smell of an IPA, so having an a beer while hoppy, but also relaxed makes it even more of a wet dream. I smell cantaloupe, pineapple, tangerine, and resin. Not only attractive with the smell, but the taste is well received as well. Delicate fruits, cantaloupe, citrus peel, and tangerine are all present. Despite an alcohol percentage which hits in the mid 6's, the beer has a light body and is somewhat creamy too. That's makes Boo Koo IPA a wonderful find.

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Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Mother Earth in Vista. Definitely choose this for the Mosaic hops and it did not disappoint. Very hoppy nose, and very nice semi-balanced flavor of fruit and piney. Perfect carbonation. If you're a fan of Mosaic this one's for you!

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