Mojo Risin' Double IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by Reaper16:
3.63/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
served on-tap @ Egan's, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a pint glass
Pours a typical IIPA orange color. That orange/brown color that half of the style looks like. The foam is more or less one finger in size, looks kind of viscous, and might have a bit of orange inflected in the white.
You smell some Pine-Sol, a bit of soap, some orange peel, some Meyer lemon, lots of grass. The sweet-smelling malts come in pretty strongly; lots of caramel, lots of crystal. Too malty for my preference but it isn't offensive to me by any means.
This is actually pretty nice. I am surprised because it is very much malt-forward. Juicy, deep caramel & crystal malts inform every bit of this beer's flavor. The hops are somewhat strong but not harsh. The malt is what is harsh. The hops taste like the smell (with the soap being off-putting, sure, but everything else works), and the malts taste stronger than they smell. This achieves a sort of balance, but then again I tend to not love a balanced IIPA.
Mojo Risin' is, given the East Coast maltiness, appropriately thicker, creamier, than some IIPAs. It isn't a mouthfeel that I care for in this style of beer, but it works for this particular example of the style. Its drinkability suffers from the harsh maltiness and the huge 10.55 ABV.
Even if you don't like malt-forward IIPAs (I know I don't) it is worth trying Mojo Risin' if you see it on-tap. I think that it is easily Boulder's best beer.
Serving type: on-tap
09-24-2010 09:28:05 | More by Reaper16
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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