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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
84
good

792 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 792
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 14
Gots: 33 | 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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Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This bomber packs an orange and tangerine citrus punch. In the aroma and the taste,and the body colour, and then hop bombs you in the finish, offset by lots of malt. Streaking of lace on the glass is all that's left, along with a drying throat. An example of amarillo hops. Lots of sweetness to offset the obvious bitterness.

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Rustico in April 2010.

A: Pours a hazy brown-orange with a good amount of head, although well within normal range for a cask offering of this type.

S: Plenty of bitter orange and citrus. A slight caramel malt presence in the background.

T: Loads of dry, bitter citrus hops with a bit of earthy and floral characteristics as well.

M: Good carbonation level and quite smooth.

D: Very drinkable. One of the better cask offerings that I've had in a while.

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy orange amber in color and has some fine particles visible floating in suspension along with a moderate amount of visible carbonation that churns them around the glass. It poured with a one and a half finger high off white head that gradually died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface along with thick rings of lacing coating the sides of the glass.
S: There are some aromas of citrusy hops in the nose (grapefruit really seem to stand out) along with some notes of caramel malts and pine resin hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the caramel malt flavors are a lot stronger (as evidenced by the beer’s high alcohol content). There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and relatively crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is extremely drinkable for its strength because the alcohol is not perceptible in the taste. There is also a rather good balance between the malt and hops, although this beer doesn’t have as much bitterness compared to others in the style so it will fall short for hopheads.

Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear honey color with a buoyant head that retains and laces well

Smell: Pithy and piney, with floral pineapple tones

Taste: Starts out with a pithy pineapple flavor, although there is clearly a balancing malt aspect on the front end; after the swallow, the fruity citrus and pineapple flavors dominate; some residual sweetness and alcohol on the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; some warmth on the finish

Drinkability: I'm drinking a super fresh bottle that has totally turned my opinion around on this beer; fantastic when fresh

Photo of BEERchitect
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As most heavy-hopped IPA's and bold malt bills, this beer begins with a standard copper / golden hue with a mild hop-haze and a airy stark white foamstand. Laces well and the head retains throughout the session. This beer has the same malt balance and character as the regular Mojo, but increased incrementally on all levels. Rich, but highly attenuated malts give a crisp, cracker-like flavor along with mild sweetness of caramel and barley malt. Low esters and thin sweetness set the stage for big bittering and flavoring hops. High alpha acids (Amerillo) hops give a grapefruit and orange rind flavor that balances out the tame sugars well. Also low on phenols, this beer remains refreshing and crisp throughout. Textues are softer and thiner than most current Imperial IPA's, but make it much more drinkable. Finishes with a very dry, minty alcohol taste and lingers with hop bitterness and grapefruits. This beer is probably similar to the original IPA's sent to India by the Brittish, except for the choice of American flavoring hops.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

"Mr. Mojo risin', Mr. Mojo risin'..."

--From 'L.A. Woman' by The Doors
(Mr. Mojo risin' is an anagram of Jim Morrison)

Tangerine peel with an exceedingly placid (borderline lifeless) interior. I'm convinced there's carbonation present because I'm looking at a two finger crown of pastel orange whose upper surface is loaded with glassine bubbles. Despite the high ABV, a thick blanket of finely pocked foam decorates the glass. Even though I prefer 'dirty', hop-flecked IPAs and DIPAs, this is a great looking beer thanks to the head and lace.

The label tells me that Mojo Risin' Double IPA contains 'twice the amount of Amarillo hops' as Mojo IPA. I believe it. Presumably, it also contains Centennial hops, like its little brother. Can't go wrong with that hop bill as far as I'm concerned. Pink grapefruit, mandarin orange, lemon, maybe a little cheesiness. Love it.

Unfortunately, this DIPA isn't nearly as good as the IPA that was its inspiration. I applaud the brewers for attempting to amplify such a great beer, but it didn't work out as well as it might have. Three times the amount of hops might have been the place to start.

I'd have to taste them side-by-side to be sure, but I remember the IPA as much more hoppy. I guess all that added pale malt ('more than half a ton') is dragging the Amarillo and Centennial down to earth. Rather than a tropical fruit explosion, the grapefruit, orange and lemoniness is fairly mellow. Too mellow is almost never good in a DIPA.

A lack of anything darker than pale malt (a guess) keeps the flavor profile on my good side. Alcohol, while easily noted, is much tamer than the ABV would suggest. I like the mouthfeel. It's medium-full for the style and is gently carbonated, giving the beer a smooth, slick presence on the tongue.

I buy sixers of Mojo IPA whenever I see them, which isn't often. It looks like my dreams of a mind-blowing DIPA based on one of my favorite IPAs will have to wait. Calling this beer Mojo Sinkin' is too harsh (and isn't accurate anyway), but I'd love to see Boulder take this one back to the drawing board and give it another go.

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.97/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well here we go. I have been anxiously awaiting trying this for quite some time. Being the enormous fan of Double IPA's that I am, and a huge fan of Mojo IPA I figured something was gonna go right here, boy did it ever.

Poured a crystal clear orange amber with a huge pillowy frothy head. This faded in a few minutes and left behind a swirly film just barely covering the top of the glass. There was really no lace on the glass, and this is the only reason to know the score on appearence to a 4. The smell was off the hook! Deep citrus, grapefruit, and pinapple mostly dominated this one. Hint at maybe some apple? Warmed to reveal hints of pine nuggets which smelled like gold! Beuatiful full wonderful IPA smell, this is how I would want it to smell if I could make my own, wonderful! The taste, ahh where to begin with the taste. Hop Heaven! This was an easy 5 rating for me as it was exactly the way I wanted it to taste. Fnatastically dominated by the citrus hops. Pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, and very very sweet. Not one, even remote hint at alcohol, which for 10%abv, is no easy feat. Big dry hopped finish rounded this out perfectly. I really could not have asked for this to taste any better. Extremely smooth, crisp, clean. Carbonation was perfect, no hint at oily, slick, or watered down taste. Such a sweet, sweet taste. Just gold. Best Double IPA I have ever had, hands down. I will search far and wide for as much as I can!

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-hued body layered with a full inch of off-white foam. Decent amount of lacing on the way down.

Smell: Aromatic citrus-scented hop bouquet, a veritable platter of fruit, with lesser though substantial malt notes underneath.

Taste: Pale malts along with sweetish tastes of honey and light caramel dogged by the zesty taste of citrusy hops providing plenty of citric tangerine and ruby red grapefruit and a moderate amount of hop bitterness. Tiny hint of pine. Little boost of alcohol arrives prior to the finish. Finishes dry and bitter with a long (though never tedious) aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Just a touch of stickiness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I'll come clean -- sometimes the use of Amarillo does it for me and sometimes is doesn't at all. Thankfully, this was a case of the former. A good Double IPA that drinks fairly easily considering the ABV percentage.

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 emerge077
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep saturated orange that glows in the light. Frothy lace all around, sticking to the glass in a drippy pattern. Skim across the surface remains unbroken for a good while. Spotty bits are left on the glass after each sip.

Resiny sweet tangerine and orange candy aroma. Traces of alcohol, with requisite hop dankness. As it warms, the alcohol becomes more prevalent.

Sweet and slightly syrupy, coats the palate with caramel and orange peel, and a light bitterness. Dry aftertaste with some lingering candy orange slice sweetness. As it warms there is some caramel malt breadiness that lends to the full body, but I wouldn't really call it balanced.

After just having the regular Mojo IPA, this packs a greater punch, with much more orange flavor from the Amarillo, and more malt sweetness.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.91/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Anyone else have "The Soft Parade" stuck in their head? (I think it's a better song...) Regardless, this stuff pours a clear sunset bronze topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises mild pine sap, light toffee, and some wild rice growing in a patch of green grass. Haw's that for imagery? The taste brings in more of the same, though the prevailing theme is straight, unabashed resin. It's like bitterness for its own sake, but not to the degree of, say, Palate Wrecker. Still, it's overwhelming on the tongue, especially compared to the other components, and just comes off as unpleasant. A vague, blunt sweetness tries its best to pervade the background, but its results are mixed. The body is a stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, this thing probably had a decent idea (the basic DIPA trope of lots o' hops), but the execution proved flawed, to say the very least.

Photo of zeff80
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a deep copper hue with a tan, bubbly/soapy, 4-finger head that left sticky rings of lace.

S - It smelled very grassy and malt. There were notes of grapefruit.

T - It tasted quite hoppy and slightly fruity. It had a burnt toast maltiness. Also, a nice bitter kick.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a warm alcohol presence. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a good DIPA. Despite the high ABV it was pretty easy drinking. It went great with some spicy brisket.

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

Mojo Risin' pours a slightly hazy deep-amber body beneath a two-finger head of creamy off-white. The head slowly drops in on itself, but still maintains an almost full surface covering; and it leaves some very nice streaks of lace about the glass.

The aroma is rich with piney and citrusy (grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple) hops, but it's not so overdone that you can't smell the sweetish, bready and gently caramelish malt.

In the mouth it's medium-full with a dextrinous edge, and creamy and smooth with a fine-bubbled median carbonation.

The flavor is as the aroma suggests, but with a wider maltiness. It's gently sweetish with a golden caramel character to it, and some breadiness and toastiness as well. The hops remain the same, piney and citrusy, and although they're bold, they're kept in check so that the beer as a whole is not overwhelmed. Ditto for the bitterness. Overall, it's very rounded and balanced, and contributing to that is the very well cloaked 10.5% abv. You become aware of it after about 4 ounces, but it never stuns you. In fact, it almost helps the beer at that point, cutting through it a little and giving it an added dimension.

Quite nice! Really drinkable for a beer of its size!

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really really like Mojo, so I really really really really like Mojo Risin' it's just the right combo of pure hoppiness for me great liquid hop juice that I highly recommend. Appears a copper amber with a alrge off white biege head leaves sporadic chunky lacing with each sip, and the head forms a biscuit layer that rises above the rim of my pint...I just want to take a bite. Aroma is heavy with Amarillo hops with loads of fresh cut grass and citrus peels gotta love the grapefruit edge some sugary sweetness is evident but the hops are the stars in this one, I couldn't quit smelling it Amarillo are my favorite hop variety and that maybe the reason for my infatuation. Flavor a barrage of hoppiness with mild pine cone, grapefruit peels flood the senses, very grassy finish all mixed with some creamy lucious malts mild breadiness light barely noticeable sweetenss just enough to balance and some nicely hidden alcohol here has well, pure hop juice I'm in love. Mouthfeel is big and frothy with a creamy textured full body that resinously clings to my palate hops and proteins galore, yet it's overall like a smoothie. Drinkability is incredible no 10 percent abv is even noticable I'm a fan, makes me want to try more Boulder brews I've had a few but I've kinda overlooked them as a whole this may force me to take a second look plus they claim to be CO's first micro (1979) good stuff.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On-tap at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of citrus and hops and is very well-blended.

T: The taste is very nicely balanced with strong flavors of hops and citrus. There’s no hint of the 10.50% ABV. The malt character is this for the style. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down way too easily for a beer with an ABV that high, not too filling, good representation of style, it could be very dangerous but this is a excellent beer to stick with for an entire evening.

Photo of Kegatron
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy golden orange with 2 fingers of poofy off-white head. Retains very nicely and leaves the sides of the glass lined with great looking sticky hop lacing. This just looks like a nice juicy hop bomb. The aroma is hmmmm, a bit subdued. But that still doesn't stop Amarillo hops from making their presence known, as well as notes of citrus and caramel sweetness.

The taste fortunately springs more to life, with a crisp, tingling hop presence up front that bleeds into zesty citrus notes of orange and grapefruit. All of that is well supported by a backbone of silky smooth caramel malts. Finishes dry and bitter. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth and creamy feel. Barely a trace of that 10% ABV comes through at all. Very well hidden.

I'm thinking that I probably should have enjoyed this a few months earlier, as it just didn't seem as fresh and juicy as it should have been. Some fine DIPA character still shone through though and the drinkibility of this is very good for something so big.

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

Pours a clear amber with a creme head. Leaves some nice lacing. Nose is minty with some minor pine and perfume. Flavor is the same. However it seems to get a bit thinner before it should. It still carries enough personality to keep it interesting. Same thing goes for the feel that went for the flavor. The liquid is kind of thin too. Carbonation is decent, but I am just not feeling much here. This is easy to drink and you don't feel the 10.5% at all. There are no mindblowing characteristics, but it certainly is very nice to drink.

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

A: Pale orange hue with haze and light head

N: Nose has some light sweet malts but lots of citrus and some noble hops

T: Taste starts with more noble hops, a little spicey as well as some citrus, some pale malt shines through, a sweet sugar is also there with some crystal malts, another layer of noble hops ebbs through, touch of alcohol towards the end

M: It has a semi thick mouth feel but still pretty thin

F: Finishes a little sweet and bitter on the back of the tongue but dries off quickly leaving a bitter aftertaste that stays for a bit

Final thoughts: This is a great IPA. In the middle of many other IPAs it can stack up pretty well, but is not the best. It has great drinkability and hop character, but still maintains its light maltiness.

Photo of Slatetank
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on draft @ Cobblestone's in York, Pa. Served cold in a goblet allowed to warm.

A - Amber w/ golden highlights w/ about 1 finger of bone white head that drops quickly leaving thick lace stickage.

S - Nice, fresh herbal and citrusy amarillo hops stand out in a big way. There is a sweet light malt odor that bolsters the slightly vegetal odor of the tangy hops.

M - Very sweet w/ the hops slightly overshadowed. The carbonation is full and the mouthfeel is a little too balanced for an Imperial IPA w/ sweet almost matching the bittering IMO. The texture is decent, but tame w/ 10% abv not that apparent and flavors come off as slightly disjointed.

T - A lot of crystal malt sweetness w/ plenty of Amarillo flavoring in the hop dept, which I love. I feel there could be more of a blend in the flavoring hops, w/ perhaps a less syrupy sweetness in flavor. The hops are splendid w/ a twang on the sour fruit side. There is subtle grapefruit coming out as it warms. The warming boozy flavor follows, but only gradually. This is actually a pretty tasty ale, not too mention DIPA w/ nice malt flavor and a goodly amount of hops supporting.

D - Very balanced which is odd for me, yet good overall for an IIpa - nice citrusy nuances and plenty of aroma w/out much harsh acidity. A fine ale that really hides the abv well - I would gladly sample this again...and again.

Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours bronze with 2 fingers of eggshell white head. Okay lacing & head retention

S: Rich citrus & piney hop notes that dissapate as this warms

T: Grapefruitty hops & some breadyness up front. Fruittyness follows& boozeyness as this warms. Finishes snappy with some warming booze

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Skews a little too hoppy for perfection IMO

Drinks a bit slow, still a good one to satisfy your hop jones. Liked it better on tap, although the score is the same???

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Mojo Risin' Double IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
84 out of 100 based on 792 ratings.