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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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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 15
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: UnionMade on 02-12-2007

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Ratings: 812 | Reviews: 400
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.32/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured straight into my mouth. Had this beer many times and have observed its greatness in many formats but I'm frustrated after drinking a less than satisfactory beer, so I quickly needed to grab a "go-to" beer and skip the glassware. Mojo always satisfies. Its citrussy, grapefruity, piney juiciness is delicious and leaves a sticky, bitter, intense residue on the tongue. Nice malt background as the beer warms to balance the bitterness a bit. The high ABV is nicely hidden because of all of the great flavors of the beer covering up the alcohol taste. Love it. On a side note: the burps that may or may not be caused/generated by this beer are a refreshing little treat in an of themselves (curtain calls?).

Photo of jbhuxley
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours copper-orange in color with 1/2" of tan/off white head, which recedes quickly, leaving behind a small amount of spotty lacing.

Sweet brown sugar smell, with a nice presence of pine, grapefruit, and tropical fruit.

Sweet honey taste masks a lot of the hop character. Some presence of spicy citrus. The bittersweet finish lingers for a long time. It is a bit too sweet for me, but the high abv is barely noticeable.

Mouthfeel is a bit to sticky an chewy. Although the drinkibility is fairly hight, considering the high abv. Very light carbonation.

Photo of alcstradamus
2.99/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Light copper pour with a large head that recedes fairly slowly and leaves a nice collar and some lacing. Smell is somewhat muted floral hops and some crayon wax. Taste is a bit musty, could be due to freshness but I don't know if the date on the bottle is "born on" or "best by." Even if it is "best by," I am still fairly close and it should be this muted yet. Mouthfeel is nearly full but drinkability suffers mainly due lack of a defined hop character.

Photo of baggio
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle@Monks Cafe, Stockholm

A: Amber coloirsh with a nice, white, head.

S: Potatochips, Malt, Caramel, Hops, Honey.

T: Tropical fruit, Honey, Caramel, Grass, Hops, Flowers.

M: Very smooth and nicely balanced. Quaffable despite its strentgh.

Feels like a lighter version of hopslam. I'd like a case of this soon.

Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Doherty's in Pawtucket, RI.

A golden, hazy ale with a thick off white head. The aroma is nice and strong with loads of floral and citrusy hops. The flavor doesn't quite follow the aroma though as rich hop oils overpower any lighter hop flavors. There's a mild sweetness to it but little bitterness. The 10.5% alcohol remains well hidden. The texture is thick and creamy with a low carbonation. It leaves lots of spider web lacing as the glass empties. This is an enjoyable beer but it may be a bit too rich and strong to have regularly.

Photo of dbossman
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: Orange/brown color with pretty good head and lacing

S: There is a nice, woody character here--although the alcohol is quite prevalent.

T: A bit too sweet; the alcohol is a bit overwhelming--not balanced enough but the typical IPA citrus flavors still persist

F: Okay, but a bit carbonated on the front

D: This beer came off as too difficult to take, but as it went down, it got easier--I'm not sure if that was the alcohol talking or not.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
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 BarrelO
2.68/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Light to medium orange with a decent head.

S: Grapefruit, some sweet malt, some tangy notes.

T: The citrus and honey flavors found in most good DIPAs are disappointingly absent. All I can pick out is generic boring bitterness and some alcohol.

M: Appropriately syrupy.

D: A pretty big letdown. Drain pour.

Photo of jlindros
4.42/5  rDev +18.5%
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 CampusCrew
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very solid double and easy to take down

appearance: nice red amberish color

smell: loaded hop aroma

taste: loaded IPA, wonderfully balanced. maybe a little lighter and less balanced than 90 minute.

mouthfeel: medium bodied

drinkability: overall a great beer and one of the better DIPAS on the market

Photo of beer2day
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours deep hazy gold with a one-finger head. Decent retention. Very nice lacing.

Big, big nose. Floral, pine, pineapple-grapefruit all present. Very nice.

The alcohol leaps out and grabs your tongue as soon as this one hits your lips. Wow. Big pine presence up front. Very nice bitters. Extreme. Finish lingers for a nice long time, with the bitters building over the stretch.

Nearly perfect mouthfeel. Thick and chewy, without being overbearig or cloying.

Alcohol brings the drinkability down a notch. This one is a sipper.

Photo of markaberrant
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: bottle date is Apr 28, 2009. I'm guessing it is past it's prime.

A - clear amber, creamy white head, excellent retention, nice lacing

S - orangey, sweet grapefruit, malty sweetness, it's hoppy, but more malty than hoppy for an IIPA

T - mostly malt in the flavour, more of that orange marmalade hop flavour, good amount of bitterness in the finish

M - creamy, med body, med low carbonation, dry finish, lots of warming alcohol

D - big enough and tasty enough to still be a good beer at this point, definitely tasting like a barleywine

I tried some of this back in April at a tasting and was unenthused. I found some bottles in Bismarck ND at the end of June, and though the best before date had passed by 2 months, I figured I had nothing to lose by grabbing 2 single bottles for $2.25 a piece.

At this point, it is a pretty wimpy double IPA, but it has a tasty malt profile, along with enough bitterness and alcohol to still be quite enjoyable. In fact, I think I'm going to cellar the other bottle and see what happens.

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 rapidsequence
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle with a AUG2609 date stamped on it.

Appearance: Clear yellow orange. There was a short lived head. Some nice lacing. I can't complain.

Smell: This is nice. Sweet citrus. Lots of it. I keep on smelling it. Love it.

Taste: Well yeah, its hoppy and bitter. But not what I thought. Its actually pretty subdued . Is it too balanced? The sweet maltiness borders on syrupy, which I don't mind. The hops flavor is nice with more sweet citrus, but I want it more bitter. Its delicious really, but not as big as I wanted.

Mouthfeel: A little oily and reasonably full, but again, not big enough for a DIPA.

Drinkability: If you didnt tell me, I'd never know this was a 10% double. I would say, hey this is a GREAT IPA, but it doesn't seem like a DIPA to me. Delicious and deceptively drinkable.

Photo of smanders
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been looking for this DIPA for awhile and was pleasantly surprised to find it at Susan's Fine Wines in Santa Fe.

Appearance - golden copper with a nice white head. Great lacing.

Smell - loads of hops (grapefruit, lemons, spice). Some sweetness too.

Taste - big pine and fresh fruit. Warm finish.

Mouthfeel - medium with some effervescence.

Drinkability - above average. I would definitely recommend as well as buy this beer again.

Photo of JamesS
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Mad Mex, Robinson (Pittsburgh), PA.

Poured a nice mid-copper color with some decent head. Nice scent, full of citrusy hops and light on the nose. Full flavor, overbalanced towards hops as expected, but enough of a light malt flavor to help balance it; taste starts light, goes to a nice citrus hop flavor, and ends with a huge pine hop taste, all of which go away fairly fast. Goes down nicely for such a high ABV brew.

Photo of mtstatebeer
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy reddish-orange color with a small foamy off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is a good bit of sweet caramel malts, a bit of fruity esters, and a bunch of citrus hops. Flavor is pretty well balanced with caramel malts and pine and citrus hops. Mouthfeel is medium with a bitter finish that sticks around for a good while. Good beer but nothing that separates this from other DIPAs.

Photo of dukedevil0
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single 12 oz bottle from Famous Wines in Lombard, IL.

A: Pours a pale golden color with a little bit of quickly settling white head that leaves a little lacing on the glass.

S: Smells of faint hops and faint malt, not a whole lot of aroma on his one

T: A very well balanced DIPA, I actually didn't think I was going to like it because I picked up more malt in the smell, but it deceived me. There's some mild malt flavor here with little to no bite (which I like) and an average amount of hop flavor, which leaves this to be one of the more mild, but well balanced beers I've had. Not too shabby. There is a minor alcohol flavor in there that isn't bad, but over time could get old, especially after warming.

M: Nicely full bodied with a good carbonation level

D: I like the mild-ish flavor (for a DIPA) so that helps, the slight alcohol flavor knocks it down a pinch.

Photo of jacobseyb
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A=Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a white head that dissipates quickly.

S=of piney hops with slight citrus notes. Smell is not super strong

T=good IPA taste, piney notes, some citrus notes, overall a good beer just not my favorite in the style

M=some oilyness, good carbonation, tickles the tongue.

D=drinkable,again not my favorite but sessionable if necessary.

Photo of sarahspat
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of dogfishandi
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
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 abrand
4.52/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce beer poured into my SN tumbler. Bottle cost 3.25 here in St. Louis.

A- Pours a hazy golden orange with an aggressive pour leaving a few finger head. Lots of thick lacing lines the glass.

S- Smells of hoppy greatfruit. Hints of earthy floral are also present.

T- The frothy head never settled so I did get a "head" mustache with the first few sips. The alcohol in this DIPA is well hidden by the strong hop presents. A sweet, greatfruit finishes and lingers. Quite a refreshing summer drink.

M- Full bodied

D- A six pack would leave me quite intoxicated but definitely a great beer to start a good night of drinking off with. Will age the few others I have to see if the hoppiness milds out a bit. Overall a great beer from a new brewery for me.

Photo of paco1029384756
3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange color with one and a half fingers of white head.

Scent of earth, grain and hops. Not very hoppy; fairly unpleasing for a Double IPA.

Taste of caramel, fruits, and some hops. Not nearly as hoppy as I was hoping, but not really all that hoppy to begin with. If this is what fresh Mojo Risin' tastes like then I much prefer Mojo IPA.

Mouthfeel is is medium bodied with good carbonation.

Photo of adamette
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Live Review. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my DFH clean, clear pint glass. $3.00 as a single at Heinen's in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. No observed "best by" date.

A One hell of a generous 5 inch head (I poured vigorously) over a nice pumpkin orange brown translucent body with visible carbonation rising up. I really like the look of this beer. It is impressive. What makes me give it a 5.0 is the top to bottom of the glass lacing observed after the pint was empty. Awesome!

S Well this is no surprise but big, floral hops with maybe a nice pleasing sweetness buried deep in the background of the nose.

T I had to let the head settle down (it took a good 5 minutes!) but once it did, I had my first sip. This is a nice, balanced DIPA that hides the alcohol nicely and presents the hops with the soft cushion landing of sweet malt. A mature, drinkable DIPA.

M Full with big hops, malt and alcohol.

D One and done for me but I could be persuaded to have two of these.

Notes: A pleasant surprise as I do not often like this style!

Photo of Doomcifer
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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