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Mojo Risin' Double IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Mojo Risin' Double IPAMojo Risin' Double IPA

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722 Ratings

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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 stabzmcgee


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

A slightly fruity but floral aroma emanates from the head, leaving only the floral once the head leaves. Appearance is Golden amber. Taste is incredibly fruity, almost tropical like a pineapple. Malt slowly seeps through at the end of a long lingering finish. Palate is medium bodied, slick and resinous texture with a soft carbonation. Overall a great double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 21:46:52 | More by stabzmcgee
Photo of silentjay


2.68/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

clear straw color with a huge almost white head that forces me to pour it in a few stages. the lacing is epic.

biscuits, grain, and tropical fruit makes for an odd and unappetizing aroma.

some grapefruit, some syrupy sweetness, and some tropical fruit juice make up the flavor, which is not to my tastes.

medium bodied with bubbly carbonation that makes me burp and a lingering tang.

as far as DIPAs go, Im not sure Id revisit this one. I've had it before and remember not overly enjoying it, but I saw the bottling date of a week and one half before I purchased it, so I pulled the trigger. Freshness was never the issue. Im just not a fan of the hop/malt profile of this one. light biscuity malts and unripened tropical fruits are not for me.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 06:17:55 | More by silentjay
Photo of coastiefish


4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared from a 22. Tuliped. Able to get room tempish.

a- Lovely

s- Pleasant bready. Little sweet, like just baked.

t- Very bready,

m- Great body, a tiny bit sticky, full

o- Love this brew.

Side notes, didn't think I wanted to crack this brew open after having a bunch of belgiums, but this "over 10%" DIPA was pleasantly perceived on all my senses. I would absolutely recommended this brew, as I would try it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 04:45:50 | More by coastiefish
Photo of jdhilt

New Hampshire

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

Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Clear amber color. Nose is light hops and flavor is malty sweet with the hops balancing. Nice DIPA. Pricey at $4.10 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA. Best by Aug 2011, really?? at 10% abv, I would hope it would keep.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2011 22:17:05 | More by jdhilt
Photo of jmvecchio1


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

Mojo Risin' pours out a clear golden tangerine with nice lacing left clinging to the glass as you drink the beer down.

The smell of this beer is a nice light floral and citrus smell (grapefruits and tangerines). The smell draws you in, but deceives you into believing you're not about to taste a 10% ABV hop-bomb of a beer.

The taste - despite a heavy dose of malts, surrenders its drinker to a full frontal assault of hop bitterness and alcohol taste. The hops do give notes of pine as well as grapefruit, lemon, and orange. Overall, it's a palate scorcher.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2011 20:57:58 | More by jmvecchio1
Photo of jgurley


2.2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Amber orange color. Thick, sticky head that hangs around and leaves thick lacing. Lots of sediment for some reason. Smells a lot like sweet pink grapefruit and ripe pineapple. Very sweet nose. Taste is pineapple and malty sweetness on the front. Still sweet in the middle, then bitter/citrus sour on the finish. Sweeter than I expected for a DIPA, yet taste follows the nose exactly. Tons of citrus and very sweet. Too sweet for my taste. Cloying aftertaste. I'm gonna give this a fairly low rating because it's too sweet for an IPA and it doesn't dry in the finish. The load of sediment is offputting also. Had to pour out the last bit because of the chunks... Eww.. Leaves a musty, moldy aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 20:52:44 | More by jgurley
Photo of AgentZero


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

A - Orange colored beer with an off-white head and a bit of stick left on the sides.

S - Smells particularly malty and sugary. Some floral, citrus, and pine resin hops.

T - Not bad, a bit too sweet and sugary. The hops are mostly citrus and grapefruit, with some bittering on the end. Not exactly my thing, but it's not bad.

M - Gritty, medium bodied, active carbonation.

O - I'm not the hugest fan of this, but it's entirely drinkable and not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2011 14:41:51 | More by AgentZero
Photo of vobr0002


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

A- orange yellow color kinda cloudy with a finger of head that disappeared quickly.

S- bready and malty smell. Some citrus smell but not as hoppy smelling as I expected with a double dry hopping.

T- taste similar to the smell. Very thick coating of the tongue by the hops taste that lingers on.

M- good carbonation feel

O- its an OK beer, but nothing that I would need to have again.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 19:32:51 | More by vobr0002
Photo of TVolt1


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

A: wonderful medium golden color with a small amount of head that disappeared quickly. Not much lacing to this beer. Hint of cloudy but not too cloudy. I think it has a great color to it which makes me want to taste it.

S: First strong wiffs are of a maltiness, followed by a small smell of fruity hops but not as much as I was expecting. Could be my cold but I do not smell a whole lot going on with this beer.

T: The smell first throws me off when going in for the taste but intially I get a good malty taste in my mouth and then a floral hops taste. The finish is a puckering taste much like a grapefruit.

M: Thicker mouthfeel than I would imagine. Coats the toungue a bit.

O: Overall, This is an alright beer. It's sensually intreging but I think it offers too much malt and too much sour grapefruit. I wouldnt order again if at a restaurant but wouldn't leave it half full either.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 19:30:48 | More by TVolt1
Photo of nc41

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro tap makes this killer smooth. But like most DIPA's this one also suffers from being a tad too sweet. Nice creamy head, nice nose, but really average in taste, big and definately boozy. At 10.5% the ABV is too much to have more than a pint. Worth a shot for anyone who likes DIPA's and big beers, but the more doubles I try I definately trend back to sharp clean IPA's. My idea of a big double is Hopsickle or Port Brewing Mongo, brews that drink like a hopped up IPA, and not brewed with candied fruit. Not oppressively sweet, but it could stand a little more bitter at the finish.

Serving type: nitro-tap

06-11-2011 13:12:59 | More by nc41
Photo of rawfish


3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy gold with a parchment paper colored 3 finger high head which has average retention but very nice lacing.

Smell is rather muted but varied high lighting sweet bread and caramel malts with a mix of mango and cantaloupe backed by some pine from the hops.

Very balanced DIPA overall lots of sweet bread and french toast sweetness from the malts at the forefront followed by a rising amount of pine and dark citrus hops. Bitterness follows through and the finish is rather sticky and the aftertaste doesn't last very long. Boozy on the end as well.

Average carbonation and body on this beer, nothing out of the ordinary for a DIPA. Finishes sticky and rising alcohol makes it fell rather harsh.

Balanced but boozy pretty much sums this one up. Equal emphasis on malts and hops makes this beer stand out even less in a crowd. Aroma promised something more interesting than what was offered and despite all that malt the alcohol is poorly masked. I've had better from Boulder.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 19:46:37 | More by rawfish
Photo of PorterForMe


2.1/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Pours a a slightly hazy, deep gold with a 1/2-finger head with no retention. Mediocre lacing

S: Apple, hoppy aroma with some sweet malts. I'm also getting some cinnamon??

T: Hmmm. Leads with a blast of unbraced sweetness, followed by noticeable alcohol, and bittersweet apple juice aftertaste. Yikes for a double IPA....

M: Medium body for an IPA. Could use more carbonation

O: Really missed the mark for me. It was an IPA so I was looking for some nice hoppiness, but got fermented apple juice instead. I double checked and the bottle was fresh. Another disappointing brew from Boulder...

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 02:38:58 | More by PorterForMe
Photo of bamadog


4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review is from notes taken on 6/1/2011 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a pale coppery color with a darker core of copper hanging around there; starts with a solid 2 finger, off-white, creamy head with decent retention; body is pretty clear, and shows light carbonation bubbling up; head eventually fades to a full, but uneven and creamy cap; thick webs of lacing are left behind.

Smell: Lots of hops right up front from a lot of dry-hopping... these hops smell green, like a pack just opened up for a boil; nice citric undertones; bit of a spiciness to it from the hops, like raw garlic spiciness and there is just a touch of a sweeter malt backbone providing just a touch of balance while allowing the hops to do their dirty work.

Taste: Really matches the nose well in terms of the bitterness -- lots of the big, fresh tasting hoppines with the raw hop presence providing a spicy garlic-like burn; there is a slight citric fruit rind flavor under there, but these hops are hot; touch of alcohol in there, but I would say it's impressively hidden for a beer that's over 10%; malt backing doesn't really make much of a presence in the flavor profile, but who cares with a sick hop presence like this -- reminds me of SN Hoptimum.

Mouthfeel: Body is of medium weight and it's sticky from all the hop resin floating around; gums are left quite tingly, but not so much from the carbonation, as that's present, but not really overwhelming, but more from that big and warm ABV that also warms the belly; a thin, cottony dry coating is left all over the roof of the mouth.

Overall: I was a little nervous when I saw the Bros.' review, but I'm pleasantly surprised and pleased with this beer. It's a big, spicy DIPA that has a lot of California in it. A great summer beer for sure with the refreshing bitterness, and I love the buzz provided by it (which would also limit the drinkability a tad).

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 01:46:45 | More by bamadog
Photo of SWMeyer4141


3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-Refreshing orange looking body, little cloudy, carbonation bubbles floating up. 1 inch head that slowly dissipates, little lacing.

Smell-Citrus and Pine, Very light on the aroma, not picking up much else.

Taste-Big hop bitterness. Slight sweet and malty. Good amount of citrus and pine hops and a little spice, I even get a little chocolate. Better then I thought it would be after the aroma.

Mouthfeel-Sticky on the tongue, but not on the glass. Medium bodied bodied, a little over carbonated.

Overall-Good value for a 14oz pour, but wasn't blown away like other IIPAs. Glad I got to try it and would try it again if given the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2011 16:42:14 | More by SWMeyer4141
Photo of emerge077


3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 02:17:43 | More by emerge077
Photo of mvanaskie13


3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass; nice off white head that clings the glass very well, color is a pale copper to orange.

Smell is big ester fruitiness followed by a big piney bitterness, light malt notes.

Taste is very estery upfront, large fruitiness from the esters with a strong sweetness, bitter in the aftertaste followed by more resins.

Mouthfeel is not as cloying as expected, but the ester fruitiness is strong in presence, but it finishes well and leaves a well balanced taste.

Overall the strong estery notes are too much, but it presents well and does mask the strong flavors with a good finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 23:49:02 | More by mvanaskie13
Photo of Lauthaha


4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer taster.

Appearance: Nice solid gold color with some slightly-stronger-than-faint ruby-esque hues. Head is nice and fluffy, and leaves thick lacing as it recedes; good retention where applicable. Lots of tiny bubbles visible within the glass.

Smell: There's a really nice toffee-malt type base over top of which bitter and floral hops dance belligerently. Just a touch of sour citrus flavor. In two words: sweet earthiness.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Malt lays a thick foundation on the tongue, and the carbonation plays right into its hand. Beer lava flow comes to mind. The sweetness is evenly matched by a burning hop bitterness which detracts from the obviousness of the alcohol. As the carbonation mellows out, the beer gets just a touch thinner and rinses clean. Aftertaste is faint hops and liquor-like alcohol fumes. Although, for 10+%, this guy really goes down smoothly.

Overall: I am a definite hophead, and this brew was made for men like me. Chewable, yet bitey; bitter, yet brilliant; sweet, yet sassy. Pretty durn good beer here.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 23:00:24 | More by Lauthaha
Photo of secondtooth


3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Caramel amber in color, with a thick head of off-white bubbles. Amazing lace -- more than 2 fingers. Yow!

Aroma is strong and piney, with some grapefruit. Delicious before even reaching the taste buds!

Flavor profile is huge. Big, daunting maltiness, with a steady kick of hops to offset it all. Thick in body, this one's smooth but the massive sweet punch is almost too much. Alcohol (10.5%) is definitely showing, too. Tasty, and packs a serious flavor wallop. Not for the faint of heart.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 02:57:20 | More by secondtooth
Photo of BeerDawgs


4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A hazy golden color. Very nice head retention and sticky lace on the side. A little lighter than most double IPA's.

S - Piney hops, and lots of them at that. Sweetness from the malts is apparent too.

T - Very bitter hops up front, with citrus notes and the sweet malts towards the end. Very nice blend.

M - Very crisp, as a good double IPA should be. Highly carbonated, with a kick at the end of each sip.

D - Drinkability is low because of such a high abv that is not hidden. But a very good double IPA to kick start your night, or just finish it off

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 03:58:18 | More by BeerDawgs
Photo of jsh420


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

best by aug 25 11

pours clear bright copper gold with a huge 2+ finger head that covers the glass with lacing

smells of mango tons of orange and a bit of booze

taste is like the nose lots of orange trpical fruit booze a little malt - not a ton of difference between mojo and dbl mojo

mouthfeel is astringent and rough with carbonation

overall - a very powerful brew - imo just a stronger abv rougher version of mojo but not better

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 04:33:09 | More by jsh420
Photo of jrhartkeii


4.83/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dutch's 4/6/2011

A: Bartender slow poured into a standard pint glass. Almost an orange hue, poured cloudy, settled with a very nice head. The head clung to the sides as I drank.

S/T: Taste the hops immediately, and really enjoyed how the citrus flavor lingered.

M: Didn't feel heavy like I expected. Although it's high in alcohol, it didn't affect the beer negatively.

O: Have ordered this a few times on tap. I really enjoyed it, so I took some time last night to review. I enjoy double IPA's and this one is a really good. Would be interested in seeing how my experience would have differed if I home poured from a bottle.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-07-2011 14:34:30 | More by jrhartkeii
Photo of mryuk


3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours an unfiltered golden orange with a finger of head.

smell is orangy citrus hops.

taste is strong bitter hops with a hint of sweet but the sweet is not as enjoyable as it could be.

mouth is medium bodied with good carbonation.

this beer was only ok for me. it had potential but just did not hit the flavors i enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 00:54:37 | More by mryuk
Photo of shand


3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.

Pours a very hazy light amber color with two fingers of slightly off-white head. This head stays around for ages. It doesn't go away. The aroma is excellent, it's fully hoppy with grapefruit and citrus doing their own parts too. Very good smelling. Tropical fruits really take over on the taste buds, followed by some smooth maltiness. Hops really aren't as apparent as I'd hope, and unfortunately, a huge alcohol burn is present on the backend.

The mouthfeel is thick enough, with a touch of carbonation, and the drinkability is rather poor. Not the best DIPA I've had, but it wasn't bad either. Just a bit too hot and lacking the hop kick I'd want.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 20:43:46 | More by shand
Photo of bierschmecktgut


3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pinkish/Orange color with no head off the tap. Carbonation was not evident.

Great nose of hops - floral, citrusy and piney with not much sweetness. The hops dominate but smell fantastic. No noticeable alcohol aroma for 10%.

Wow, floral grapefruit resiny pop up front that goes from start to finish. The hops stay on your breath and alcohol is evident on the back on the nose as well. Bitter on the finish but doesn't linger too long or turn you off for your next sip.
Even though this doesn't balance too well with the malt, its a double IPA so hops are expected.

Medium body, plenty crisp but the bitterness may be a bit for folks less accustomed to doubles/imperial hosting this much punch. no palate residue or harsh after taste.

Very satisfying, the alcohol showed up a bit later and left slight warming in the face. Drank most of it before dinner arrived - i enjoyed this brew a lot.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2011 02:29:08 | More by bierschmecktgut
Photo of Kelly88


3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had On Tap at Cock and Bull. My quest of the running of the taps continues.

A- a light tangerine orange. A nice bubbly eggshell white head That is oozing lace on my pint glass. Head settles to a oil spill film and is a nice cap for the color.

S- really toned down biscuits with a hint of mango hop aroma. Not much aroma to this beer. Not a good sign.

T- better than the nose. Sweet malts mix with very toned down tropical hops. Alcohol is very visible in the finish. Really not much if a hop bite for 10.5% .

M- medium to light, I would say light for such a big beer. Carbonation feels good. Not to dry, pretty balanced feel just like the rest of the beer.

Overall an ok iipa. There are more beers out there that are more extreme, but this beer is balanced. Not what I really care for in a iipa but to some people this might be there thing.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2011 23:09:57 | More by Kelly88
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