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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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795 Ratings

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Ratings: 795
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 15
Gots: 34 | 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

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Beer added by: UnionMade on 02-12-2007

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Photo of Pencible
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This poured a clear gold with light tan head. It smelled like lemon and pine hops with sweet honey malt and creamy yeast. It tasted like fresh lemons with pine hops and sweet creamy yeast, and some light caramel malt and some alcohol. It was fairly thick with a bit of carbonation, and had a bittersweet creamy aftertaste. Overall this was very sweet and balanced for an Imperial IPA, but it was clean and tasty. It had very nice body, and was very easy to drink despite some alcohol being noticeable. I wish the smell was stronger and the hops had a bigger bite. But this was still nice to drink.

Photo of yesyouam
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mojo Risin' is a clear, sparkling, light amber ale with a small white head. The aroma is of pine cones, grapefruit and orange peel, resin and alcohol. It is medium bodied, smooth, and the finish is pretty clean. It's quite bitter! There are flavors of pine tar, orange peel and grass. The finish is slightly sweet. There's not a lot of finesse here, but it's pretty exciting.

Photo of youngblood
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Very hazy. Actually one of the more hazy DIPA's that I've had in a while. Dark caramel in color.
S- Very strong hop bitterness in the nose. Grass, some citrus.
T- Strong hop punch right off the bat. Strong bitterness, refreshing. Bit of a solvent/alc. taste near the end.
M- Very solid consistency. Rolls around nicely.
D- Not very drinkable from the stand point of anything tasted after this is virtually tasteless.

This is a decent DIPA. I wouldn't go out of my way to get it though.

Photo of BMoney575
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 3-20-09

Pours very cloudy deep orange/gold, with a filmy white head and white rings of lacing.

Smell is lots of hops, very sweet and thick, tons of fruitiness, with a great lemony finish.

Taste is tons of hops, very bitter and very strong. Alcohol is perceptible as heat, adding to the hops. The aftertaste is bitter and almost never ends.

Mouthfeel is good, thick and syrupy is the best kind for the style.

Drinkability is good, enjoyable flavors and well-handled abv.

Overall, an absolute hop bomb. I like it.

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

A- A slight head on my pour and the body had an beautiful hazy amber color. Some lacing.

S - Sweet and hoppy citrus aroma.

T- An excellent IPA that initially hits your palate with bold sweet hops and a lasting after taste.

M - Slick with carbonation and a slight bite on the sides of the tongue.

D - A nice IPA although the ABV could sneak up on you if you have a couple of these.

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

An orangish copper colored body with a thin beige head. Pretty good retention and some nice lacing left behind.

Smells fruity. Grapefruits, maybe some orange and lemon.

I would say this IIPA is a little bit on the sweet side. Grapefruit and other citrus flavors are there, but a pretty big load of malts are in there to. The hops don't bring a huge bite with them.

Mouthfeel is adequate in every way, slightly oily.

Good drinkability for a beer that has 10.5% ABV, and a good beer overall.

Photo of cford1
4.62/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I first had this beer on my 21st birthday. It was the first IPA I had ever had, and opened me up to the world of good beer.

The appearance is a blend of yellow, orange, and red and not perfectly clear. Poured with a slight head of roughly one inch that last nearly throughout the whole time I am drinking.

The smell is strong. Sort of a mix of Amarillo and Centennial. It first overwhelmed me, but I readily grew to appreciate it.

Even after having several IPAs and IIPAs since this beer, Mojo Risin' is still my favorite. I prefer it to DFH 60, 90, and 120. To me the blend is perfect; a mix of orange, grapefruit and slight lemony flavors.

Mojo Risin' will certainly always have a place on my top beers list. If you see it, pick some up.

Photo of clayrock81
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a see thru auburn brown with a one-finger head that dies quickly and leaves little lace. A medium-hop burst aroma with faints hints of both floral and citric hops and some minor sweet malt notes. This is a smooth and easy-drinking DIPA, but that's b/c the hops and malts are laid back for a somewhat pedestrian beer. Has a minor dry backbite and this is a decent sessionable beer, but I like my DIPAs with a little more bite.

Photo of mtrentm
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a snifter.

A: A nice amber/orange color with a 2-finger off-white head that slowly leaves behind nice sticky lacings.

S: Sweet citrusy pine aroma...but it's very light. I was expecting a lot more from a DIPA. Thought I would get that "slap you in your face hop nose".

T: Hmmm...not a whole lot going on here for a DIPA. Not much flavor up-front, descent hop bitterness in the middle, with a slightly spicy finish.

M: Starts out light & carbonated, but becomes more medium-bodied in the middle & then finishes nice & creamy.

D: Very drinkable...would never guess this was a Double if I were blind tasting. Really expected more from this one...

Photo of jamie2dope
2.51/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

I haven't had this beer since it first came out, so I thought it was time to revisit. Poured from a bomber in to a Grand Marnier glass. Color is a clear orange, with a tidy, not too large looking white head. Smell gives off some honeydew, wildflowers and a big whiff of alcohol. From taste I get peaches, pears, some grapefruit, slight medicinal flavor, vodka, again very boozy. Body is medium, mild hop bitterness and again, lots of alcohol. Drinkability is a chore with this one. Sort of a shame considering how much of a fan I am of straight up Mojo. Oh well, either way awesome name. Cheers

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

This beer pours a deep, clear copper with about an one finger head on the pour. Head recedes to about a quater inch film that remains through the rest of the beer, with generous lacing the whole way down. Nose is of floral hops with a bit of grapefruit mixed in. Taste is good - really enjoyable, but not on par with the nose. The nose boasts big, big hops, and the taste isn't quite a big - however the taste is still quite enjoyable! Foral hops are the most prevalent on the tongue, bit of citrus as well, followed by some faint malts that balance out a bitter finish. Mouthfeel is a little chewy during the finish, though very smooth going down and the ABV is very well hidden! This is one I would sit down with but need to remind myself of the ABV!

Photo of david131
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A slightly hazy copper color with a frothy white head that leaves good lacing.

S- Caramel, cinnamon, pine, vanilla, grassy. Smells very fresh and seems very West coast.

T- Not as intense as the aroma would lead you to believe. Some caramel, pine, grass, and a little fruit. The alcohol is hidden very well.

M- Very clean, somewhat bitter, and a little dry. Sweet and nice.

D- An enjoyable DIPA, just very standard. It goes down fairly easy for the ABV. Not too shabby.

Photo of Lexluthor33
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A golden amber color with a tint of orange. Small bubbly lace with a small head.
The aroma was of hops,alcohol and fruits/green apples. Sweet,but not too sweet and a hint of caramel.
The taste was grassy,bitter hops,citrus notes,grapefruit and some malts. This was piney,but well balanced. The overall feel was medium body,medium carbonation with a bitter feel.

Notes: Talk about bang for the buck. I paid 4.99 for the bomber and not only did I get an excellent beer,but I also enjoyed this beer very much and I will gladly look for it. I am not saying this is my go to number one choice Double IPA,but for the price it can't be beat.

Photo of MinorThreat
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Served from a 22oz bomber.

A- Beautiful beer! A crystal clear copper/rust color with a nice pure white head. Decent retention and good lacing.

S-Sweet caramel maltiness pairs with the spicy and floral hops. Evergreen, ever-so-slight alcohol hint. Every time I go back I get something new. Really nice

T-A very well rounded IIPA. The maltiness is very noticeable in a good way it tames down some of the boozy flavor. The hops are a nice smooth distribution from floral aroma to slight evergreen to a nice deep bitterness. This is not as well integrated as some but still a nice tasty brew.

M-Thick and oily with a good amount of gas to give a lightness to the mouthfeel

D-This is a big beer with a ton going on, a 10oz serving is good for me to sip on.

Photo of Haybeerman
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Opaque orange color. Poured a 2 finger light tan head that dissipated to an even skim. Lace the in rings that slowly washed down the glass.

S: Big foral hop presence; most notably pine and grapefruit. Something sweet malt in the nose as well.

T: Big fruit and pine hop taste; orange rind, grapefruit. Yield slightly to sweet malt that's followed quickly by intense bittering hops. Some phenolic aftertaste lingers.

M: Big beer - thick and rich. Carbonation is very well balanced.

D: Big flavor and big abv limits drinkability but shouldn't stop you from having a couple. Very smooth and warming.

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was a great DIPA. Pours a nice orange color.. its almost like glowing bright orange.. kinda cool. Anywho this thing is just a hop bomb plan and simple but it is still drinkable as it is still somewhat balanced (at least as much as it could be). I sucked this down too quick, I tried to enjoy it and pace myself.. but it was just too tasty for me. Congrats Boulder, another great beer!

Photo of joerodiii
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Translucent amber with minimal head. Aroma is a blend oh hops, caramel, malt, and alcohol. Hops are up front in the flavor, but the strong malt sweetness and thick mouthfeel both hold their own. This is a very "well balanced" DIPA. This beer's strength makes it a sipper, but it is very drinkable for its style.

I really like single-hop IPA's as they really allow you to understand a specific hop.

Photo of Bubba83
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 50 degrees or so. Average pour gives it a nice 2 finger width head, and bubbles are visible at all times rising from the bottom. The head is bright white and very creamy looking. Retention is okay, good ring that lasts all the way down with some spiderweb lacing. The color of the beer is that of a sunrise, deep orange ranging all the way to yellow orange.

First whiff I took I got caramel and butterscotch right away, along with an alcohol sting with plenty of phenol character. There's some citrus here too.

First sip treated me to some grainy bread, caramel which melds into butterscotch, then graph paper, and then ends with some citrus/floral hops along with some grapefruit and phenol character on the way down with a decent warming sensation. Chewy, yet well carbonated, a pleasure to swirl it around in your mouth, and the head really is creamy!

Drinkability suffers a little because the alcohol is such a large part of both the smell and the taste, if it played a smaller role in the overall profile of the beer it would be greatly improved. I definitely enjoyed this beer though, and would recommend giving it a whirl.

Photo of oldhippie247
3.26/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear light-to-medium gold. Decent head that leaves better than average lacing.

The nose is a major disappointment. I was expecting big hop aromas, whether they be of the citrus variety, piney variety, earthy, floral, anything. I must say I tried this about 15 minutes after a Hopslam draft, but still, the nose should be bigger for something dubbed a Double/Imperial IPA.

The flavors, unfortunately, follow suit. Decent mouthfeel accompanied by modest hop bitterness does not a Double IPA make. Maybe I'm too hung up on the category, but if this were merely an American Pale Ale I think I would have rated it much higher.

Despite shortcomings in hop aroma and flavor profile, drinkability (a word I hate) salvages my rating of this beer. I could easily drink 3-4 of these, now knowing what to expect. I can't believe this beer is 10.5%.

Photo of farrago
4.54/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich head, clean white color with a good mixture of bubble sizes, lacing clings well up the glass sides. Very pretty nose, comprised mainly of sweet pink grapefruit and lime citrus, fresh pine sap, the malt present most for smoothing down the texture not for any specific scents, it's kind of a one trick pony but possesses amazing lift and the clarity of the citrus is impeccable. Medium-bodied, smooth without being fluid to the point of speeding by too fast. Unexpectedly, huge amount of pink grapefruit, lime, tangelo citrus. In the space not taken by this you can discern violets, pine, Earl Grey tea, honey and scone flavors. The carbonation is finely tuned to step forward only to keep the pot stirred and not burning on the bottom. A dollop of baker's chocolate helps it cling to your mouth pores even more. Apricot, pineapple, nectarine fruit rounds out the whole. Makes you feel dirty for how much you enjoy it.

Photo of aubuc1
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured in to a goblet.

Pours a clear golden amber with a thin off white head.

Smell is hoppy and yet biscuity. Sweet citrus and some sweet malt.

Bitter taste that is biscuity and lingers. Not a real clean taste.

good full mouthfeel, but the bitterness doesn't come off right, and makes it less drinkable.

Photo of KeefD
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange, almost amber color with a huge, three finger orange-white head that left some nice lacing and had good retention. First aroma is of grapefruit and pine with some light pine in the back and a little sweetness. First sip bring out some sweet, floral, candy-like citrus hops. A little bit of pine resin flavor round out the back with an average amount of bitterness. I like this because it has great hop flavor without the knock you dick in the dirt bitterness. There's a nice sweet malt backbone that's fairly well balanced. Again, it's not as bitter as expected from a DIPA, but it's very tasty. Mouthfeel is a little on the lighter side. I wish I could say it was medium, but it falls on the lower end of that. It's surprising drinkable for such a high ABV and the alcohol is very well hidden. Tasty stuff. I will definitely have this again next year. This is certainly one of those beers that must be consumed fresh.

Photo of AMoceri7
3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is why Dogfish and Avery rule the school.

A: Nothing special, almost looks pale ale like. Golden with a green tint I could believe it was an IPA not a DIPA. With minimal lacing throughout.

S: I cheated and smelt the bottle first then the pint. Nothing really reminiscent of an DIPA let alone an IPA. The nearly repulsive pale malt masking the slight fruitiness of the hops was enough to set her down and think. A little pine, and thats the beauty of it.

T: Pale malt, pine-like upfront flavors. Put off a bit because its not backed up by a fruit basket. Pine is the dominance, but not a citrusy pine, do not be deceived! An almost nearly dominant Taco flavor resides on the palate and a mysterious spiciness. Probably one of the most oddly balanced DIPAs out there. I guess a single hop selection of Amarillo will give you exactly that.

M: Soda-like, not thick and not what you would expect from a DIPA. About as thick as DFHs 60 Minute IPA or Stones IPA. Thin and a bit upsetting. Layer on the syrup!

D: Easy if you swallow quickly! But probably the best part about this brew. I just wish it was a hot summer day with the boys, this might suit that perfectly. But a DIPA? Not a match.

Overall: Buy a single if you are curious but save some cash, or just buy a 4 of 90 Minute IPA. I should seriously be a sales rep for Dogfish.

Photo of SLeffler27
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A big, tight head looms over the translucent orange to gold beer, leaving a nice froth and ample sticky lace on the walls of my tulip glass.

The aroma is exquisitely heavy with citrus and pine, but rather simple for an IPA.

I find it interesting how high malt and hop flavors can balance so well. However, moderate bitterness develops and builds as the resins percolate on the palate. Yet, again, the complexity that I enjoy in an IPA seems to be missing.

Smooth alcohol presents only after warming. The light carbonation is surprising after building such a high head.

Could easily be more drinkable if only the alcohol was less pronounced.

Date consumed: 7 July 2008

Mojo Risin' Double IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
84 out of 100 based on 795 ratings.