Mojo Risin' Double IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by BigDoug:
3/5 rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
22oz Bomber poured into pint glass.
I was excited to try this one. Was not at all what I was expecting.
Pours a nice golden copper color with a good finger and a half of white head that stayed for quite a while before turning into a solid cap on top of the beer. Decent lacing.
Upon first smell, I picked up a nice aroma of hops. Then when I took another whiff I got a strong alcohol burn. Alcohol definately shouting out loud in the aroma.
First sip wow. I was a bit disappointed. Strong heat from alcohol and that was the main flavor, then a little hop taste and a strong bitterness. The bitterness was actually not bad, but the alcohol burn was not pleasant. This beer reminds me of DFH 120 minute only with half the alcohol. Kind of confused how this is possible. But it really reminds me exactly of that. Not as sweet as the 120 minute but just weird.
Mouthfeel was kind of mediocre. A little watery. The carbonation was pretty good. Left a slightly creamy finish. But overall the beer is a bit thin feeling.
Drinkability is the downfall of this one for me. I LOVE DIPAs but this one is just not that drinkable. I'm not even halfway through this bomber and I wish I had a friend here to help me finish it. It's like trying to chug a DFH 120 minute by yourself. It's a pretty rough one to get through. As this warms it just gets worse. The alcohol is not hidden at all and it's starting to feel like I'm drinking rubbing alcohol.
My conclusion is I simply won't buy this one again. I'm a hophead and this one is just not for me. It gets you buzzed very fast. But it's just not worth it to me when it doesn't taste good. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2010 17:17:47 | More by BigDoug
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
A - This beer is a beautiful translucent dark amber, with a fine, almost-white head. Very rich color!
S - I get a lot of plum, dark fruits, some grape... slight hints of chocolate or toffee. Not a strong smell, but pleasant.
T - Same as smell, but the hops are much more present. Aftertaste is fruity and hoppy, and sorta dark for a DIPA. Alcohol is masked pretty well as a 10% ABV, but there is a pretty noticeable warmth in the throat.
MF - Smooth and slightly on the heavy side. Medium hop oils on the palate. Carbonation is medium-light, just right for my liking.
Overall this DIPA is heavier and fruitier than others that I've had, it leans toward being a Belgian almost- with much more hops. It's unique for its style and much under-appreciated. Maybe this was a good batch or something. Usually I agree with BA reviews but I'm seeing much more in this beer than what I see here. It's quite enjoyable and I recommend picking it up!
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 01:42:01 | More by Loganbrau
3.35/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A- The deep color is impressive. The clarity is interesting. It pours a bit sloppy with no real head. Bottle states best by 7/8/14.
S- Very weak aroma. I can smell the hops, but it doesn't hit me very hard. There is nothing particularly off putting, but it doesn't grab my attention either.
T- The taste has some citrus flavor. It doesn't sit and stay awhile. It passes very quickly with no impressive aftertaste. It's a refreshing beer for such a high alcohol content. It's smooth, not overpowering. Doesn't leave me wanting a second.
M-It holds a cream feel in my mouth. There is a spotty feeling, doesn't fill my taste buds. It hits one corner, then leaves quickly. Gives it a mysterious undertone.
O- I would enjoy this beer in late August on a porch in northern Wisconsin. I appreciate it for what it is/wants to be. It's very non-conformist, I'm going to do what I want- kinda beer. It's just being what it wants to be, not impressing, but not unreliable either. I would drink it again, just not one after another. It's really good at hiding the high alcohol content.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2014 23:23:05 | More by Dan_McNeely
Mojo Risin' Double IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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