Boo Koo IPA is an American IPA by Mother Earth Brew Co. whose hoppy tangerine and pine is balanced by bready malt.

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Boo Koo IPA is an American IPA that’s brewed by Mother Earth Brew Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a 12 oz. Can.

Packaging art for the Boo Koo IPA by Mother Earth Brew Co.

Packaging art for the Boo Koo IPA by Mother Earth Brew Co.

What You Need to Know

Boo Koo is a West Coast-style IPA that’s powered by a quintet of hops and balanced with a quartet of malts. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.

Appearance

The IPA pours a cloudy marigold hue and is topped by an inch-thick cap of soapy white foam that shows moderate retention. The head’s reduction leaves a smattering of droplets along the sides of the glass.

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Aroma

The aroma is fragrant with a hoppy scent that’s floral and piney. There’s a bit of musty grain as well.

Flavor

The hop-forward palate is led by a taste of tangy tangerine that crests to a hoppy bite of pine before mellowing out with sweet tangerine fruit flavor. A light bready malt base ties the palate together.

Label art for the Boo Koo IPA by Mother Earth Brew Co.

Label art for the Boo Koo IPA by Mother Earth Brew Co.

Mouthfeel

The feel is smooth with a crisp, dry finish whose bitterness is moderately astringent. The ale has a medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall

Appearance aside, the Boo Koo IPA is pretty much what you’re looking for in a West Coast-style IPA. The aroma is bright and hoppy while the palate delivers enough bite to please the hopheads. It’s balanced well enough to please most tastes. Overall, if you’re craving an old school smack of West Coast hops, give this brew a try.

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