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Mojo India Pale Ale brewed by the Boulder Beer company - Boulder, CO
Mojo India Pale Ale brewed by the Boulder Beer company - Boulder, Colorado
The definition of "Mo-Jo": 1: A magic spell or charm; magical power; 2.
Herbaceous ale that summons hop attacks. Pale in color, but packed with
flavor, Mojo reflects the perfect balance of hop bitterness and malt
character. The Unique amarillo hop creates a bit citrus flavor with an untra-crisp
dry finish. 7.20% ABV
Beer Review by Beer Advocate:
Appearance - Pours an inviting crystal clear, yellow-golden with a full
3-finger, soapy white head possessing great retention. Substantial lacing is
left behind when consumed.
Aroma - Orange, white grapefruit rind, slight pine resin and (despite the
not-overwhelming 7.2% ABV) a touch of alcohol is detected. As the head subsides,
notes of pineapple reveal themselves. Pretty complex...
Taste - Sugar coated citrus is immediate which tails off into a dry, but
pleasant white grapefruit finish. Nothing overwhelming, but just enough
bitterness to beg another taste. As the brew warms, I do a get a hint of piney
Mouthfeel- Ale yeast provides the backbone for a beautiful head and decent
carbonation. Smooth and predictable mouthfeel for the style.
Overall - A really solid, highly drinkable West Coast-style, American IPA and
one that I can enjoy again and again. I'll have to up the ante and try Mojo
Risin' the next time 'round. If you can get it fresh, however, do yourself a
favor and grab a 6'r of Mojo IPA.
Colorado's 1st Microbrewery
The Boulder Beer Company was Colorado's first microbrew and the forty-third
licensed brewery in the United States. It was founded on September 25, 1979 by
David Hummer, Alvin Nelson, and Randolf Ware. Ware and Hummer were physics
professors at the University of Colorado at Boulder and home brewers. When the
laws surrounding home brewing were relaxed, the brewery originally started on a
farm in a "goatshack."
History of Boulder Beer Company
The Boulder Beer Company was originally known as the Boulder Brewing Company and
went public in 1980, raising over US$1.7 million. A decade later, in 1990, the
company changed its name to Boulder Beer company when Gina Day took the company
private. In 1993 the company again renamed itself as the "Rockies Brewing
Company." In 2002, the Rockies Brewing Company entered into a strategic
agreement with Rock Bottom Breweries allowing Rock Bottom to brew and sell their
Singletrack Ale. In 2005, the company again changed it name back to the Boulder
Boulder Beer's Activities
The Boulder Beer Company is also known for being civic minded. In 2008, it
became a sponsoring partner in Boulder's "10 for a Change Challenge," a program
designed to reduce energy consumption by 10% via eco-friendly improvements for
increased energy efficiency. In addition to being a sponsor for the challenge,
the Pub is already PACE Certified (Partners for a Clean Environment) using
bio-diesel fuel, recycled/compostable "to go" containers, and recycling. The
brewery uses 100% recycled 6-pack carriers and non-petroleum based inks.
Every year, the Boulder Beer Company participates in "Beer 4 Boobs," a
nationwide charity program raising money for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation. They also host an annual "Goatshed Revival" Beer Festival in honor
of their first brewery that was in a shed shared by goats. Part of the planning
of the revival is a homebrew competition wherein homebrewer compete to have the
Boulder Beer Company brew and distribute their homebrew. Proceeds from the
Goatshed Revival are donated to the Community Food Share, a non-profit
organization feeding the community's poor.