Boo Koo IPA
Mother Earth Brew Co.

Boo Koo IPABoo Koo IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #403
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,500
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 8.35%
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
414
From:
Mother Earth Brew Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
91
Outstanding
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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Photo of KTCamm
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.

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Photo of tliuzzo
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

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
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

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
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.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
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.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
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.

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Photo of woodychandler
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.

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Photo of ZipDipper
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.

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Photo of russpowell
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

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Photo of chinchill
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.

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Photo of Act25
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.

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Photo of jwc215
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!

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Photo of tone77
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
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

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Photo of mikeg67
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.

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Photo of jlindros
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

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Photo of Krajnyak
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.

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Photo of DavidR_9
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.

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

Clear pale gold with three fingers of white head. Rings of lace.
Smell is pungent hops and malt.
Taste is fruity hops with a balanced amount of malts.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. The finish is dry and balanced.
Overall a decent IPA.

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

a simple and very well executed take on the style, hard to argue with anything going on in this glass of beer, a basic pale malt base, pils and light two row is likely all, with a robust mosaic hop aroma and flavor, nicely dry hopped but also bitter enough to drink like an ipa, extremely well refined overall, nice to see something like this so clear and clean and drinkable, no haze, milkshake, quad dry hopping, or whatever else the kids are after these days, this is clean and summery, very california to me, slightly oily with a mild richness there, and a somewhat constrained expression of mosaic, which i think is nice with the lighter malt base. mild canned pineapple, lemongrass, and green tea from the hops, with a meyer lemon freshness and a bit of lingering bitterness after the dry finish on the tongue. nice balance here with the more delicate grain, and super well carbonated. its refreshing and crushable for its strength, is very fresh, and is a fine example of the lighter side of ipa. i thought this was great!

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Photo of smcolw
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dirty gold color with a white haze. The slowly disapates to rim bubbles. Splotches of lace.

The smell starts with freshly crushed hops. I also blackberries and cream and a touch of vanilla. Complex.

The flavor is more berry like (black and straw) than malty. The hop serves as a way to balance the light sweetness. Thicker body with a slightly elevated carbonation. The aftertaste has some alcohol warmth and a long, lingering bitterness

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Photo of Chizoad
3.51/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite IPA. Perhaps I have been spoiled by copious quantities of Societe's The Pupil, which I truly love. This review is for the Boo Koo from a 12 oz. can.

Looks pretty good. Very slight haze, decent white/off-white head that dissipates quickly. Amazing level of carbonation which is... distracting.

Smell: I like it quite a bit. Promises much bitterness but with floral aromas. There is some sort of funky smell I cannot quite identify.

Taste: Disappointing - one note bitterness. No complexity except for some more pronounced funk that is not great. Metallic - I blame the can.

Mouthfeel - too carbonated. It's a light bodied IPA that is to me out of balance.

I won't be getting this one again. Too many other excellent options out there.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz can into 16oz tulip glass. Canned on 10/21/17, so it is pretty old as of the time of drinking.

Look: Pours amber gold with light haze. Creamy white 1/4 inch head.
Smell: Notes of lemon, orange/tangerine, grapefruit, pine.
Taste: Upfront tangerine and lemon, with back end of piney. Delicious.
Feel: Great body and weight, with plenty of heft for an ipa. Carbonation is moderate, and not overwhelming.
Overall: This is a solid ipa. despite being relatively old, I found it very good. I would buy again.

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

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear gold orange color with a small white head. The aroma is full of hops. The taste is full of citrus with some bitterness.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden color, off-white head, aromas are lemongrass, citrus, and some pine.

The Mosaic hops shine on the taste, with a dank body accompanying the passion fruit flavors. A truly crushable IPA.

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Boo Koo IPA from Mother Earth Brew Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 414 ratings