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Mojo Risin' Double IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Mojo Risin' Double IPAMojo Risin' Double IPA

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Ratings: 722
Reviews: 392
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%

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:
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(Beer added by: UnionMade on 02-12-2007)
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Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from the Potsdam IGA for 4$

Appearance - Clear copper colour with a huge size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit, guava

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, and caramel. There is also some pineapple mixed with guava and some grapefruit. It ends with a malty sweet aftertaste with a good dose of hop bitterness.

Overall - The best before date is today, so I don't have the freshest example. It's still a pretty good beer though. It has a bit of a strawberry/guava like fruitiness to it.. that I don't really care for. But the hops are potent and the booze is well hidden. I wouldn't go out of my way to have this again, but I'm glad to have tried.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 00:35:56 | More by spinrsx
Photo of StoutHunter


3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A friend left me a bottle of Boulder's Mojo Risin' Double IPA out of the four pack he brought over. I have had this beer before, but it's time to do formal review, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label doesn't look to bad and is a little eye catching, the name makes me think of Jim Morrison. It poured a nice slightly orange golden yellow color that took on a nice orange color when held to the light. It had four fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thick layer that stayed till the end and left lots of nice lacing. This is a very good looking DIPA, it had good color and a great head.

S- The aroma starts of with some sweet malts that impart some grainy, bread crust, and slight caramel aroma. After that comes some more sweetness right next to a whole lots of hops that impart some nice citrus aromas like orange, blood orange, grapefruit, and pineapple with a slight spicy aroma on the finish. This beer has a good balanced aroma, first I get the malts then I get the citrus hops, It smells similar to pineapple orange juice.

T- The taste is somewhat similar to the aroma, but it isn't nearly as citrusy and fruity. It starts off with some sweet malts that impart some grainy and bready flavors, but it seems like the caramel malts stick out the most but are very sweet. Next comes the hops which are mainly citrusy but the citrus is a little dull and I really can't pick up the different fruits like I did in the aroma and there's also floral and slightly spicy hops thrown into the mix. I hardly got any booze flavors which is pretty impressive for 10.5%. On the finish there's a medium amount of bitterness with a grainy and slightly citrus like aftertaste. I thought the taste of this beer was close to average for a DIPA, the flavors seemed a little muted, but the booze was hidden nicely so I think it's slightly above average.

M- Pretty smooth, a little oily, on the full side of being medium bodied and it had a nice amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel wasn't bad and was pretty true to style, I think it's a little above average.

Overall I thought that this was an ok beer and a slightly above average example of an DIPA, this beer was headed in the right direction but the taste didn't have that extra wow factor that the great DIPA's have. This beer had pretty good drinkability, it went down smooth and the 10.5% wasn't that noticeable, but I still think one would be enough for me since the flavor doesn't do the best job at holding my attention. What I liked most about this beer was the appearance and aroma, they were both pretty nice and true to the style. What I liked least about this beer was the that the flavor didn't live up the aroma and have the extra wow factor. I don't think I would buy this beer again, but I sure wouldn't turn around, it's worth a try but I don't think it will be a favorite. I thought Mojo was a pretty average IPA, with Mojo Risin it's a little above average. the brewery seems to be around average, I have yet to be impressed with any of their beers, but I'm still willing to try more. An ok DIPA, but it can't compete with the best of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 04:00:39 | More by StoutHunter
Photo of thecheapies


3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light amber with decent clarity. High protein content in the fluffy head makes for serious stickage. 4.0

Malty DIPA aroma. Orange, grapefruit, and lemon with a ripe booze wafting in. 3.5

Too much malt, too much booze. Barleywine-esque with notes of candy caramel, alcohol, and some lemon, agave, and white grapefruit flavors. Lemony and toast-malty make a funny combo. Not my cup of tea. 3.0

A little harsh in its strength. Kind of thick with medium-high carbonation. Tingles in the mouth. Mild stickiness. 3.0

Not too impressive. Laboring through my 12oz pour. 3.5

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2012 03:53:10 | More by thecheapies
Photo of Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy amber-gold with 1.5 fingers of thick off-white head that lasts a while and leaves some decent lacing.

Smell. Sweet toasted malts, caramel, some pine, oranges, pineapple and grapefruits.

Taste. Sweet toasty malts, lemons grapefruits and pine. Lots of bitter grapefruit rinds in the end that last a while on the tongue.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body with medium-low carbonation. A little bit of warm alcohol.

Overall. Nice great big dipa. The high abv is fairly well hidden and there's plenty of tongue numbing hops to satisfy.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 02:37:03 | More by Rutager
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New York

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 12:32:19 | More by metter98
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - orangish amber; thick, dense, light brown head; decent retention

S - bread, citrus, pineapple, alcohol

T - bread, alcohol, grapefruit, pineapple

M - warm, a bit boozy, good carbonation, medium to full bodied

The alcohol is a bit intense and slows down the drinkability considerably. The flavor overall is good. It's worth checking out. If the booze mellows out it'd be a more solid offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 22:08:27 | More by tdm168
Photo of sjverla


2.8/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nose: Citrus and resin at first. Strong biscuity malts. Berry esters. Not super-fantastic.

Appearance: Perfectly clear copper with a tight, frothy head. The color appears a little thin.

Taste: Bitter and boozy. No real balance. Dark green and grassy and slightly metallic. The feel is thin and unsatisfying.

Overall: A disappointment. Just bitterness, but no dynamism. Glad I got a single and not the $17 4-pack.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 00:27:47 | More by sjverla
Photo of rangerred


2.98/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear, light copper with a one finger off-white head. Really good lacing and good head retention.

Smells very citrusy with grapefruit dominating. A little bit of caramel in there too.

Taste is very citrusy up front with some caramel before a strong bitterness takes hold. This bitterness is also drying making you want another sip. Alcohol is detectable through the nose but is not overwhelming. A little metallic taste too which is not real appealing.

Overall, a decent double IPA but far from the best I have had. I probably won't pick this up again.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 00:18:58 | More by rangerred
Photo of cyclonece09


3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, from a beer of the month club at Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, Virginia, into a snifter. Pours a nice light amber with a froffy white head that stays with the beer. Smells of nice floral and earthy tones, quite balanced. Tastes of sweet hops and malt, however with an alcohol overtone that really sticks out. Beer is very smooth and carbonation is great, however, the alcohol overtones leave a funky taste. Overall, a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 00:04:35 | More by cyclonece09
Photo of Nugganooch


3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this one as an extra from mdfb79 - Thanks Dan!

Enjoy by date says Aug. 18, 2012
22oz to pint glass

A: Pours a darkened honey color that is leaning more towards brass. Brilliant clarity with lots of carb evident. Forms a perfect two fingers of bone-white froth that retains well. Eventually craters down leaving some clumsy webbed lacing upon the glass.

S: Aroma starts off with some nice dank florals and pine notes with some underlying citrus fruits. Like tangerine peel. A bit of solventy fusel alcohol exudes, taking over from there.

T: Man this one is boozy hot right off the bat. Distinct rubbing alcohol notes that are quite distracting but eventually do mellow out allowing the hops to assert themselves. Candied citrus fruits, pineapple, and evergreens. Nice fruity apricot. Upper moderate bitterness hits the top palate. Malt is just a confectionary afterthought.

M: Mouthfeel is warming for sure but somewhat lighter for such a big DIPA. Probably closer to medium in body. Upper level of carbonation. Nice drying finish.

D: Big and boozy. Not terribly bad but I found it difficult to discern some of the nice hoppiness through all of the fusels here. This brew was much nicer as I made my way through and some of that hottness resided. Malt is a nice supporting character.
Glad to have tried but would probably pass on picking this one up again.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 17:35:17 | More by Nugganooch
Photo of JDizzle


4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a growler of this at Party Town in Florence, Ky. Only $9.99!!

Pours a bright copper orange with a nice white head that is huge. Lacing continues to gain legs the whole glass.

Smells of beautiful hops, sweet malt, and citrusy. Very nice for a strong DIPA.

Great hop blast up front with notes of grass, lemon, grapefruit, and a sweet malt backbone that balances it out nicely. There is a bit of booze there, but it's to be expected in a 10.5% abv beer.

Mouthfeel is oily and bitter. Medium body with a great carbonation.

A nice DIPA that I will visit again on tap at this price. I would not pay the premium for a 4-pack due to the other wonderful beers out there that are superior and cheaper.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2012 22:13:06 | More by JDizzle
Photo of ONUMello


3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip
A: Transparent orange with a one-finger head
S: Surprisingly mostly malt. Smells somewhat sweet. A bit of orange peel/orange juice comes through towards the end from hops, but not nearly as much hop aroma as most DIPAs.
T: To me this tastes almost like a barleywine-IPA blend. Sweet malt, a bit of caramel, then a bit of a citrus hop bite towards the finish. Bitter finish.
M: Medium-bodied, a bit thick. Just a hint of booze.
O: I didn't mind this, but it didn't show how I was expecting. By no means a bad brew, though I I don't mind that I only bought one bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 03:11:33 | More by ONUMello
Photo of Blargimus


3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Best by 7/24/2012.

Pours a straw color with just a touch of haze. 3-4 fingers of beautiful head that leaves heavy lacing down the side of the glass.

Smell is a dull honey and malt combination. Not much hop aroma. A little disappointing.

Definitely a malt-forward DIPA. Very sweet, and the hops taste a little dull. It's well before the "best by" date, but I've had this bottle in the fridge for at least 4 months - it shows. Fortunately, I like my beers malty. The bitterness that is here sticks around.

Thick mouthfeel - really coats the mouth. A little bite of alcohol in the aftertaste, but not bad for over 10%.

Not a bad DIPA, but hard to recommend when there are so many other choices available.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 01:59:45 | More by Blargimus
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North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, clear, light orange-yellow coloring with a tall, frothy, light, foamy white head that settles into a solid half an inch. Aromas of sugary sweet caramel malt in the backbone to support the light citrus and resiny hops balance. Flavors are heavily fruit based, with a strong presence of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit outweighing most of the hops character. Subtle spicy and fresh hops highlights, but overshadowed by the sweet character of the brew. Filmy lacing left along the glass, and the beer itself has a smooth, slightly bitter mouthfeel. The aftertaste is a tangy caramel sweetness with some of the fruit highlights subtly lacing around the palate. Cloying, richly sweet finish, with a mid-linger that turns slightly filmy. Interesting brew, but heavier on the malt profile than I personally like in my DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 20:36:18 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of Hopdaemon39

New York

4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a clear dark copper color with a one finger light beige head with good retention and nice spotty swirly lacing.

Smells overwhelming of hops as it should. Strongly piney but maybe a hint of lemon. Great crisp hoppy scent.

Tastes just like it smells except bigger. Huge piney hops flavors all the way through- a nice pale malt backbone that balances out the hops. Barely any bitterness, just great hop flavors. A twinge of alcohol but barely noticeable for 10.5 abv.

Mouthfeel is normal for a DIPA- oily, light to medium bodied and light carbonation. Excellent on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2012 02:20:43 | More by Hopdaemon39
Photo of codsmith


3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- light orange amber with a thick white cream hea. d from the nitro. Has some slight haze about it even after settling all the way. It laces the glass incredibly well

S- heavy dose of citrus hops with some orange peel character.

T- has a sweet caramel maltiness with noticeable alcohol coming through in the taste. Finishes with only a slight bitterness, but it is lingering. Taste profile seems rather muted.

M- nitro has a heavy feel at first, but finished rather thin and light.

O- a decent double ipa, but nothing I would go out of my way to get again.

Serving type: nitro-tap

03-04-2012 20:12:38 | More by codsmith
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3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boulder Brewing : Mojo Risin'

Pours a deep golden color with a soapy white head and all due lacing. Aroma of floral, citrusy hops and caramel like sweetness. In the taste, oily hop resins, grapefruit, some pine, and a solid bitterness round out the hop profile. The malt body is sweet, with notes of honey and brown sugar. Alcohol is there but tastes like only a fraction of what it is. Medium bodied feel, somewhat crisp and well carbonated. Overall, a solid IPA of great strength. Good.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2012 13:34:03 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of jeremy13586


3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very nice pale copper color. White creamy head that lasted for a long time. Like, a really long time. The beer was too cold for my liking so it’s been sitting in front of me for 30 minutes and the head is still there. The beer looked very carbonated. Active bubbles kept rising to the top. The head retention blew my mind.

Bitter grassy hops dominate. there is some citrus as well, but it gets pretty covered. Light bready malts. smells very good, but not crazy or overly impressive.

Bitter hops assault the palate and a good amount of booze follows, but I didn't get much of anything else. Boozy and messy finish.

Fairly smooth and not as bubbly as it looks.

I generally like most of Boulder's stuff, but this beer is just kind of a mess. Hopefully the bottle is better than the draught.

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2012 19:18:02 | More by jeremy13586
Photo of CrystalShipMS3


3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: it's not an especially pretty color but it looks like beer should so that's just fine. Leaves great lacing alll the way down. Head retention is very good considering that its a dipa and 10% abv.

Smells: bitter with a nice musky and sweet malt. Surprisingly Maluku smell considering the very hoppy taste.

Taste: it's bitter upfront. Grapefruit rind and floral. Big malt flavor comes in to keep the hops in check. Dark fruit and caramel. This beer changes as it warms. It balances out a bit as the underlying flavors develop. You start to notice a bit of biscuity malt on the exhale and more of a cut grass hop comes in.

Mf: it's a bit bubbly and carbonated, but thats okay because its thick, oily, and somewhat syrupy.

Overall? I like it. And it's has an awesome name!

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2012 20:01:47 | More by CrystalShipMS3
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New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

S- poured into a pint glass enjoy by date of 7/24/2012

A-amber color with 1 inch creamy head. leaves adequate lacing that covers the sides of glass

S-citrus, hops, mango, not a very strong nose

T-Bready, somewhat of a bubblegum sweetness, lemon bitter, and a bit of a dry finish

M-Nicecreamy feeling that coats the mouth rather nice, almost can take a bite out this one

O-Solid beer, alcohol is well hidden considering this weighs in >10% it is very drinkable This beer improves as it warms and really smooths out

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 19:03:45 | More by beerbully
Photo of drabmuh


3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer poured into a mason jar slowly and carefully to avoid the huge amount of sediment in the bottom of the bottle, beer resulted in being mostly clear but with almost no head, no lacing and moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, old, a little earthy piny, mild citrus.

Beer is medium in body and super sweet, mildly bitter on the end with some resiny feeling, not feeling this beer. It is too sweet up front, not a good beer in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 04:02:13 | More by drabmuh
Photo of tripledbrew


3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice amber color with a nice one finger head. Smell is somewhat citrus and sweet. The beer was bottled in July of 2011. There was some malty goodness along with a little hop bitterness on the the back note along with a nice sticky residue. Nothing to complex here but was very tasty. I would like to try this when it is fresh. Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 04:51:45 | More by tripledbrew
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3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from nitro into standard 14oz "pint" glass.

Got a proper nitro pour, waited a minute for everything to settle and was left with a fairly transparent golden/orange color with a very dense 2 finger white head.

I always have a tougher time getting a good nose from nitro. Able to get hints of orange, tangerine, hops, and booze.

Taste starts with a caramel malt and earthy bittering hops. I get a hint of that orange and tangerine, then its just bitter and boozy.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth nitro goodness with a rolling bitter finish.

Overall, was expecting better. A slightly above average beer but nothing I will be excited about in the future. I prefer the mojo single ipa. Still say the sweaty betty is boulder's best offering.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-06-2012 22:37:56 | More by msarver16
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New York

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: growler

01-11-2012 02:08:04 | More by Billolick
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New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into snifter. Smell is strong and hoppy with a mellow citrusy pungency. Taste is quite sweet, with a hoppy bitterness, citrusy and lemony but a tad off balance. Alcohol very well hidden. Overall not so bad, smooth, crispy drinkable feel. It reminds me of an american barleywine, with the sweetness of the malts highlighted

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 02:29:21 | More by J23hc
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