willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewtopiaí04. This one survived the Rockies Brewing johnny-box disaster! Cloudy; little head. Big flowery aromas, lots of C/Amarillo hoppiness. Grapefruit. I detected some apricot notes as well. Definitely holds its own in a sea of better known IPAs.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2008 On Tap @ Blind Tiger. Nice floral, citrus aroma with a thin head. Of course itís not as big as the Mojo Risin’ but very quaffable. Nice hop bite and very smooth. IMHO, as good an IPA thatís out there.
steview (1030) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2005 duvel tulip glass: initial aroma is of any other dry, citric IPA; pretty and expected. however, itís another good brew! amber body with off-white, creamy, soapy, and slightly airy head. hoppy; citrus, pine. sweet, smooth, and lemony to dry, crisp, slightly bitter, and lemony. nice creamy palate with just enough sweet and doughy maltiness to accompany. this is delicious! of the "dry and citric IPAs" iíve had, this takes the cake thus far. this isnít over-the-top, itís a solid IPA and i like! UPDATE 2/1/05: english pint / ever since gumballhead those amarillo hops have given me, yup, a tad bubblegum sweetness. but again, itís dry, citrusy. still good, but not that great. downrated.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Must be getting to like IPAs. This poured amber with a white head. Nothing special. The nose was characteristically hoppy/grapefruit. Body was a bit light but decent. Flavor was sweet, citric, crisp, clean, and refreshing. Quite a good IPA.
roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Solid IPA. Very good on itís own or in conjunction with other brews. Mojo has an average aroma and appearance, but the hops flavor and malt structure are very sophisticated. "Drinkability" is ridiculously high and burnout potential medium-low. I put this in my rotation over the past 6 months and it has now earned a permanent place. Awesome.
ElGaucho (2240) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruity, perfumy, heavy hop aroma with lime, citrus notes. Average sized, off-white head that is diminishing. Hazy amber/orange body with excellent lace. Moderately sweet and a moderate to heavy hop profile. Long, doughy finish. Great session quality. Alcohol presence increases as it warms. This is the most enjoyable brew I have had for some time.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
SWEET! This is ONE OF the first 22oz bombers of any IPA or APA to be distributed here in Florida! I donít know why, but other than Rogue, we donít see all that many bombers in this stateÖ hopefully times are a changing!
Pours a glowing orange and golden body with a thick and downy white head, hangs a nice sheets of lacing all along the snifter glass.
The aroma is a bucket of freshly squeezed grapefruit, tart and acidic, yet sweet and lively. The flavor is rather full of citrus, grapefruit, guava nectar, tangerine, and there is a most abundant amount of pine chips or pinesap.. however large doses of malts bring a caramel quality and keep it nicely balanced!
The palate is tereffic! Silky and a crisp hop bite in the finish, DRY baby...Real DRYÖ..
The MOJO is very well done and Iím happy to know itís now available at my beckon call!
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomberPoured slightly cloudy and orangy golden in color. Nice thick head is clinging well to the glass. Very nice hop aroma that is citrusy with notes of grapefruit and pinapple. Body is medium and smooth Flavor is nicely balanced and a good example of an American IPA. Flavorful hops that are bitter and linger with a fruitiness. Overall an excellent IPA. Thanks to Snowtiger for the Bomber.
Beaver (1342) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Mojo IPA pours a straw color with tons of large particulates floating around (esp. the second half of the 22 - probably the most Iíve seen in a beer so far). It has a large, pillowy, white head that goes down to a bubbly film that laces the glass.
Its aroma is strong spicy, piney hops with some malt and citrus underneath.
Its taste is a whole lotta hops with a very strong, bitter finish (a little too much so). Itís a little metallic initially, and the mouthfeel is on the thin side.
Overall, an OK IPA. I think was a little too one sided (all hops) and prefer better balanced IPAs (Stone, Avery, Victory).
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber hued with small creamy head and above average lace. The aroma has notes of spruce and pine, mild grapefruit and lemonade, toasted caramel malts, and floral qualities. The taste started very bitter and piney, wow agressive and to the point! Some good malty and layered earthy tones do provide midsection balance. The finish has a very lingering hop juice and slight metallic feel to it. Lively and crisp mouthfeel, dry upon the finish. A good IPA but could stand a bit more initial balance and a touch more depth on the palate, overall quite quaffable.