Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Boulder Mojo India Pale Ale

In continuing our run-up to House Party '09, a couple of us have had this beer before but were too lazy to write down our thoughts.

Appearance: An aggressive pour brings about a finger of head with a light orange color, seemsa little too light compared to other IPAs, the head doesn't have the best lacing, but it's there, good amount of carbonation rising.

Smell: A good floral hop aroma with hints of citrus, maybe even some grapefruit?, sweet malts dance around in the background, very good combination of smells makes it inviting to drink.

Taste: Well balanced hop and malt flavor combo where the hops are a little more spicey than the smell gives off, then transititon to a rich sweet malt taste, then back to a hoppy aftertaste, the switching back and forth makes it enjoyable, unique, and memorable.

Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation, light but not watery, smooth, decent body, coats the mouth on the way down.

Drinkability: This brew is very easy to drink, especially compared to other IPAs and beers in general that lie within its abv range of 6.8%. You can easily have more than a couple in a night, hell, maybe even a six pack. If you like your IPAs to really kick you in the face with a strong hop presence (like Hophead Jimmy), you might not be as high on this beer as I am. However, I really enjoyed this well balanced beer, and am giving it an 8/10.

Glass type: Sam Adams glass
Serving type: bottle

1 comment:

Jimmy said...

I do enjoy the bombardment of hops in my face. I have had this before and would definitely like to give this well balanced ale a try soon. Solid work this week Michael...4 gold stars for you