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Mojo Risin' Double IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo Risin' Double IPAMojo Risin' Double IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

789 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 789
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 14
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 02-12-2007)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Photo of oberon
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Mojo IPA taken to the next level according to the bottle amped up with double the malt twice the amount of Amarillo's oh yeah baby more Amarillo's.Poured into an impy pint glass a dull lighter golden with a pillowy white head that left a few broken rings of lace behind as it settled slowly.Well damn well perfect in the nose for me juicy citrus fruit really bursts out with big piney hoppy goodness with a detectable sweeitsh caramel malt base but the blessed Amarillo hop takes center stage no doubt.Awesome big hop profile on the palate a refreshing citrusy element along with the intense resiny,piney almost "raw" character makes for a beautiful hop union,a lighter caramel biscuit base is detected and holds firm to the hop onslaught.Boulder out did themselves here just a great DIPA it kinda has me back in "beer" mode again.

Photo of DavyJones
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
2.73/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine May 2007.

The American Double IPA has been a trendy beer style for over a year now, earning its own style designation and continually coveted by hopheads. Let's see what this Boulder brewer has to say about it.

Pale copper color, with a faint haze that goes away after the beer warms up a bit. More-than-sufficient head retention as the lace clings to the glass most of the way down. Heavy on the grapefruit hop resin, with piney and herbal hop notes and a spike of fruity esters in the aroma. Big crispness in a moderate body. Solid kernel of malt sweetness is first to show up, but is quickly pushed down by a forceful bitterness. Hops leave a long burning sting, with suggestions of freshly cut grass, grapefruit rind and pine. A little metallic and husky. Malt drops out and leaves the mouthfeel a bit thin with an alcohol that kicks the palate hard with esters and a faint solvent flavor. Finishes bitter with a breath of alcohol.

Not half bad, but compared to the many Double IPAs out there, this one sits in the middle of the road. Any kind of balance is lost here, but it's still worth a try for any hopheads out there.

Photo of JasonA
2.83/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this as an extra in a Trade, thanks Ky!

Pours an unfiltered translucent light amber, almost dark gold. Little head, though some rentention with solid lacing.

Pine, grapefruit, alochol, not much of a hop character. Doesnt stay, alcohol is masking most of the smell.

Harsh alcohol, some sticky pine, into what tastes a bit like metal hops.

Im a huge fan of big beers, so I enjoy the 10+ ABV for drinkability. However, I dont think this brew is very balanced. Usually the extreme hop character will join the ABV to balance each out. I dont find any sort of extreme hop, pale, etc to balance out the alcohol.

Also, the alcohol isnt very warm, its more biting. It almost tastes as if malt wasnt used, more like corn or something else. Now, I can taste the malt, but I dont think I taste it in the alcohol.

I have to be honest and say this brew tastes like I would expect a Coors DIPA to taste like. Maybe it was this bottle, I will have to try again.

Photo of Beaver13
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a frothy white head that quickly dissipates to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is huge on the piney hops with a little sweet caramel and melon in the background.

The flavor is sweet malts and melon with a salty and metallic grassy hop finish. It has good bitterness with a long lingering aftertaste, but the flavors aren't all that. The mouthfeel is is medium to thin and a little watery but smooth.

Overall a decent DIPA, and fairly impressive for Boulder. The flavor and mouthfeel are a little lacking though.

Photo of TTripp725
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a bright golden amber color with a decent frothy head that sticks to the glass well. Smells of hard candy, sweet fruits, mangos, pineapple, citrusy, very floral...smells delicious. Taste is of citrus hops, bready malts, sweet and very hoppy but not very bitter...just a good touch on the finish of bitterness. Smooth. Tad of alcohol warmth. It's pretty dense and heavy, almost syrupy like a barleywine. Good carbonation, with hop oils coating the mouth. Very tasty brew but couldnt handle more than two at a time. Solid East Coast DIPA.

Photo of merlin48
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle pours a clear golden peach body with a tall offwhite head. Frothy patch lacing is left on the glass. Aroma is hops! Grassy, earthy, spicy, and pine. Just a hint of caramel underneath. Full medium body with zesty carbonation and a pronounced hop zing on the tongue. Taste is dry and bitter. Little sweetness here. Amarillo hops are the star here. Pungently earthy, with notes of pine, grapefruit rind, and grassiness. Very nice to see a DIPA that foregoes sweetness in favor of the big hoppiness.

Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We dont seem to get bottles of this one in my neck of the woods, or at least I dont recall ever being able to pick up a few bottles. So I was happy to see it listed on Beermenus.com as being available for growler fills at Green Growler Grocery in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

Pours lightly hazed dull, medium amber. The head is large and frothy, leaves well developed webs and spots of lace.

I get a resiny hop nose, with some floral flourishes.

Bold, hoppy and flavorful DIPA. The hops again are resiny, with some minty and floral characteristics. I get a big juicy, hoppy brew, with a body on the heavier side.

Well done, glad I traveled a few miles out of my way to get to enjoy a few glasses of this one.

Photo of warriorsoul
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks to bjohnson for this unexpected hand-off.
Pale orange in color, crystal clear with a full finger of bright, white head...leaving very little lacing as it recedes.
Nice aromas filled with grapefruit, bubble gum, some alcohol and very slight dose of sweet malt.
Taste is quite good...that alcohol takes a back seat until the last few swigs. Very bitter with citrus hops and just a hint of malt to sweeten things up to help save the pallet from being crushed by the bitterness.
Mouthfeel is thinner than many DIPA's I've tried, but does not fall short in any other category. Super fresh and well received after much anticipation.
Easy to throw back a bomber, but you'd be quite mad to continue with another...a few pints of this one and you'd be stuck on the couch asking someone to help get you up. Hmmm...that could be fun.
Thanks Ben.

Photo of Skye1024
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of SkinnyElvis
2.68/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bought at Bauer's in Boston. Pours rather clear for a DIPA. No head whatsoever. Not much hops smell to it. I can't tell what hops are in it b/c the hops are faint. I don't like the taste at all. Mouthfeel is OK but could use more carbonation. Drinkability is hurt by the flavor. Not recommended. I am glad I only bought one.

Cheers.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of magictrokini
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured oily copper-orange with a short white head. Good, thick lacing. Overripe orange and grapefruit in the nose, resiny, and caramel malt. Sticky mouthfeel. More hops in the taste; blood orange, mango, grapefruit. Some resin, but the citrus owns this one. The malt is a little too much and detracts by giving it a slight candied taste. Piney finish, which was kind of out of left field givne what preceded it. Went down smooth. The 10% was masked well. All in all, pretty good and exactly what I expected after having the Mojo.

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a flaired tulip glass in a 22oz brown bomber with a crimped on cap bought down by larrydp split up with a couple of the guys.

Hazy,golden color, Off white head very dense and creamy head,massive amounts of strings of very tiny bubbles streaming ot the top,leaving plenty of lacing.

Very clean,intense grapefruit aromas, pineapple aroma also with a buried sweet carnelly malt scent beneath the hop aromas.

Clean taste,lots of grapefruit tastes like the aroma would indicate. Sweet carmell tastes with some nuttieness coming through. Finishes clean with a very sharp citrus rind feel and a tinge of alcohol.

Amazingling smooth and creamy. Juicyness that makes you crave for more. Very drinkable for the style. Did a side by side tasting with the Unearthy on tap,did like the Unearthy a bit more had a bit more character than the Mojo. This beer is like Mojo's big brother very similar, just bigger. Very good beer definately worth a try.

Photo of jimiv73
4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

wow this is a great fn beer!! i cant get these in california either so my buddy in florida hooks me up!! this brew weighs in at 10% abv and has possibly become one of my favorites probably due to the fact i cant get em! it pours off beautful dark burnt amber idk nice frothy head and lots of carb this brew tasted of hops hops and more hops and malt and more malt! feels like a party in your mouth and goes down smooth with a bit of tart finish!!

Photo of dogfishandi
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 12oz bottle at about cellar temp into a pint glass. one of my more favorite breweries. pours a perfectly clear golden orange color with a generous amount of some off white head. some nice lacing on the glass, and some great head retention.

not as hoppy as i first thought, but a nice apparent aroma of hops non the less. mostly floral and grapefruit hops. some sweet malts and even a little yeasty fruitiness as well. interesting, different.

the lack of hoppiness definately comes through in the taste as well. still a great beer, but i think a little more hops should be there based on the style were talking about. in the taste, i get some maltiness, wierd fruitiness, and alcohol followed by some floral/grapefruit like hops and finishes off with a sweet arming effect. balanced.

heavy body, good amount of carbonation. warms the throat. great beer for what it is, but not too good for a DIPA. prolly wont buy this beer again, but im crazy about all the other brews this place has to offer.

Photo of Janis_Hoplin
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of sarahspat
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was the first beer I drank from my new snifter!

Pours a very clear, coppery-amber with a decent-sized caramel head. The latter falls pretty quickly and leaves only thin wisps to cap the brew. Minimal lacing shows up later.

Smells like citrus, pine, candied pineapple, roses, caramel and vodka. The scent of booze rises as the beer warms until it eventually overtakes the other scents to become the most prominent.

Bitterness borders hints of pine, caramel, candied pineapple, citrus. I also have notes from another tasting of this beer (when I was already a bit drunk) where I observe that I could detect hints of tomato juice. I laughed out loud when I read that just now... take that for what it's worth. As the nose indicates, it becomes increasingly more vodka-flavored as it warms, but that's not a deal breaker. There are some great caramel flavors in there. The finish is bitter.

The body is medium-light, creamy and smooth. Not enough carbonation for my taste.

This is a decent brew that I would never turn down, but it can't compete with some of the top DIPAs.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Mojo Risin' Double IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 789 ratings.