Boo Koo IPA
Mother Earth Brew Co.

Boo Koo IPABoo Koo IPA
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Mother Earth Brew Co.
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #658
Ranked #8,106
4.06 | pDev: 8.37%
Oct 31, 2022
Feb 25, 2014
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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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I am trying this beer off the tapper at the Boise, Idaho location as part of a four sample flight. It poured a clear golden with white head which left a spotty lace. The beer was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.
Oct 31, 2022
Rated: 4 by TLA from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2022
Rated: 4.01 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Aug 09, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by bruceb from Pennsylvania

Jul 29, 2022
Rated: 4 by HopBelT from Belgium

Jun 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nearly clear, medium gold, with the slightest touch of orange, for the look. Definite grapefruit peel in the aroma, with a little off-dry, medium light toasted malt, with a bit of caramelization. Somewhat light on the taste, of which is an easy citrus peel one, mainly lemon/grapefruit, with a medium light toast malt, giving it an off-dry character. Finishes with a little malt and mainly, easy citrus peel flavors.
May 11, 2022
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some specks of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of mango and citrusy hops are present in the nose along with underlying hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that flavors of the underlying caramel malts are a little stronger and the hops also contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a classic IPA and has a nice depth of aromas and flavors given it only uses a single hop. It is very easy to drink.

Serving type: can
Mar 03, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by BigCheese from Massachusetts

Jan 29, 2022
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Reviewed by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.1/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12oz can (dated 6/10/21) poured into 16oz tulip. Poured a densely cloudy orange-yellow color with a half-inch of white head that had low retention and lacing.

Hop froward, mostly citrus (grapefruit) and pine. very light grain/malt base.

Similar on the tongue, with the addition of some generic frootiness. Still very low grain.

The body was medium, maybe a bit towards the light side, generally smooth, and had a medium finish.

Drinkability was OK, but I wasn't left wanting another.

Overall, a fairly average brew. Worth the tick.
Dec 24, 2021
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4/5  rDev -1.5%
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
Rated: 4.24 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

May 09, 2021
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Reviewed by frankdatank1337 from California

3/5  rDev -26.1%
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
Rated: 4 by JTuomi from Finland

Nov 06, 2020
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Rated by FishyBeer3 from Massachusetts

3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Citrus smell and taste. Not the best overall tbh
Oct 26, 2020
Rated: 4.07 by FrankCastle from California

Oct 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
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
Rated: 4.48 by TommyTheBeerDude from California

Sep 10, 2020
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Reviewed by woemad from Washington

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
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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Reviewed by jgido759 from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
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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Rated by Jschwartz23 from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A really good IPA but I’m biased because mosaic is one of my favorites.
Jun 28, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2020
Rated: 4 by cp45 from New Jersey

May 17, 2020
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

May 13, 2020
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

4.02/5  rDev -1%
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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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev -3%
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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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
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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Reviewed by tliuzzo from Arizona

4.91/5  rDev +20.9%
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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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -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
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Dec 28, 2019
Rated: 4.2 by arini10 from Oregon

Nov 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Mister_Faucher from Washington

4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
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
Rated: 4.16 by gamblebc from Georgia

Sep 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
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
Rated: 3.92 by gefinley from California

Aug 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.94/5  rDev -3%
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
Rated: 4.1 by bouncepass from California

Aug 19, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Jul 27, 2019
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
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
Rated: 3.64 by Bill_D from Florida

May 24, 2019
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Reviewed by ZipDipper from California

3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
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
Boo Koo IPA from Mother Earth Brew Co.
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