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Mojo Risin' Double IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
84
good

803 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 803
Reviews: 399
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 15
Gots: 35 | 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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Photo of joerodiii
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
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 +3.8%
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 -12.4%
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 +22%
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 -1.3%
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 +12.4%
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 -15.1%
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 -0.5%
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

Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Pint glass. Very Hazy and orange, with a medium head that hung around. Soft lacing.
Smelled sweet and grapefruity, not as hoppy as I expect a DIPA to be.
Taste was a piney grapefruity malty. A little sweet and not as hoppy nor bitter as I expected it to be. The high ABV is masked by the sweet malt and citrusy hop flavors.
A decent drink, good mouthfeel.
Not a top notch DIPA, but a decent one. Worth a tatse.

Photo of biggmike
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a slightly hazy medium orange color with decent white head that stayed a while. Nice resinous hoppy aroma that produced notes of pine and citrus. Flavor was also pine/citrus hops, but was balanced by the maltiness. Mouthfeel was pleasant. I was surprised at the alcohol content of this one, as it was hidden well. Nice beer.

Photo of katan
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, not dated. 10.5%? Yikes

A - Pours an opaque to almost orange color. No hazing, but certainly full of body. Light head formation, which reduced to a film very quickly. Little carbonation is obvious.

S - Pine, grapefruit, and floral sweetness dominate the nose. This is certainly a DIPA with the assertive hop nose.

T - Starts off with a hefty amount of bitterness. Very strong. Mid-stream some of the orangish floral hop notes come back. Finishes with a stronger malt sweetness which immediately gets body slammed back with the bitterness. Some phenolic notes on the aftertaste - but still deceptively light for such a potent beer.

M - Full of body, thick and creamy. A representation of the massive amount of malt in this beer. Carbonation is almost non-existent in the mouthfeel.

D - This beer could sneak up on you and take you out hard in both flavor and abv. So smooth going down and light impact on the "filling feeling". The flavors are intense enough that this is probably a solo flier.

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

A: Light copper color with a ton of clarity. Almost a bit to clear for a DIPA. Poured with a finger of white head. Great lacing all around the glass.

S: Little bit of citrus. More of the malt is shining through in the nose. I had this on tap and it was a real hop bomb.

T: Nice big chewy hop taste up front. Almost like biting into a hop. The more you drink it the better it gets. The hops are nice and are balanced out by quite a bit of malt for a DIPA.

M: Very thick. Nice full mouthfeel. Well carbonated though.

D: I like this beer. Nothing crazy but a good all around DIPA. It doesn't have that it factor of other beers but it is nice. On tap it is better though from my experience.

Photo of mtbbaboon
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's got a light orange kind of color. Left a decent size head with some good sticky lacing. It doesn't have a particularly strong hoppy aroma like you'd except with a DIPA. It does have the pine and fruit scents though. It's got a more balanced aroma without the dominant hop scent you might expect. The taste doesn't start off with that hoppy DIPA bite up front, but the hops do come through. I get a sense of citrus in there as well, with a pretty good bitter aftertaste. The taste is good and balanced, although balance is not what I really look for when I buy a DIPA. I want HOPS. But still, it's a good tasting beer. It's kind of light bodied for the style and doesn't leave quite as much stick in the mouth. The light body though makes for a real easy drinking DIPA, which can be dangerous. I like it. I'd buy it again.

Photo of hopdog
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis.

Poured a medium golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of lots of hops - pine, citrus, grapefruit peels, green leafiness, and all around sticky. Tastes of citrus, pine, melons and a trace of caramel. Light alcohol finish. Not very balanced for an IIPA, but hey, I love hops...

Notes from 2/16/07

Photo of saintwarrick
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light orange with a thick billowy white head. Aroma is thick with piney and citrusy hops, sweet and heavy like a DIPA should be. Taste is surprisingly light, lots of malt at the front with a nice grapefruit-like bitterness at the end. A bit of alcohol warming at the start, but for this big of a beer, the strength is well hidden.

Except for the maltier taste, it drinks like a normal IPA. Loved the original Mojo and this is a nice (and bigger) alternative, but the original has the edge.

Photo of CHSLBrew
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A-A slightly hazy, bright amber beer. Off-white head, which reduced slowly to a nice, dense bubble layer. Slight lacing.

S-Some citrusy aromas mingling with larger resinous hops. Fruity esters within these hop aromas.

T-Piney/resiny hops; this one is dank! There's also some citrusy hop, though minimal. Alcoholic flavors are very present, but not harsh. Medium toffee malts come through, countered with a good bitterness. Some deeper fruity flavors, playing along with hints of lighter fruits.

M-Medium-low carbonation, appropriate. Medium-heavy mouthfeel, thick with hoppiness. I can almost feel the textures of the hop resins. Some comforting alcoholic heat on the way down.

D-Good. I'll want this another time, for sure. It's an enjoyable trek into a beer heavily balanced toward hops, enjoyably so and appropriate to style.

Photo of DownDaHatch
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a double IPA without the hop intensity that you would expect. It pours with little carbonation and a pleasant orange/amber color. I believe it has a greater presence of malts and caramel. It is actually quite drinkable. Heavy citrus-like finish. I actually like this much better than simply the mojo IPA.

Photo of PhxHorn
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Being a Doors fan, I had high hopes for this brew, and for the most part, I was not disappointed. The color was a light orange with a minimal head. The aroma was an overload of citrus, and actually outshined the flavor a bit, which leaned a bit too heavily towards lemons for me. Just a bit out of balance, but still a solid IIPA. Carbonation was about right, and I had no problem finishing mine in a hurry.

Photo of Oxymoron
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Oh its already been rissin. Pours a crystal clear amber color with some reddish hues throughout. A light soft white head with ok retention that mostly hides to the edge of the glass. Ok lacing as well.

The nose reminds me more of an east coast ipa. Some stronger malt notes with noticeable caramel notes. A hint of toffee and bready notes as well. The hops have a earthy/herbal and pine/rose aroma. Some noticeable yeast aromas that are typical of Boulder beers. I would have liked a bit more hops coming through.

The taste is similar. The malt seems to come out more than the hops. Some chewy caramel flavors with some hints of toffee. A light chocolate note on the back end as well. Bitterness comes out in the front but dies down quickly to the sweeter malt. Some finishing hops emphasizing on the piney flavors but some earth/herbal notes. A touch of yeast character and so heat from fusel alcohol, but not over the top.

The body is moderate and a bit sweet for style. Would have liked this a touch more drier. Overall a decent IIPA but IMO I would like to see more hops come out and back off on the sweeter caramel malt flavors.

Photo of HopEnthusiast
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A rich cedar color with a silky tan head. The nose has a big mixture of sweet and tart fruits, honey, and a nice amount of citrusy hops. Big robust hops up front and through the finish. Malts not as predominant as in the taste. Medium body and heavy carbonation. Almost has a hard alcohol taste to it at the end. Very discouraging.

Photo of jim102864
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sort of mixed feelings after having this brew in a bottle and on many previous occassions, enjoying it on tap.

Poured into my Belgian snifter from a 12 ouncer. Yellowie bronze in color with active carbonation but, curiously, no head.

The rest of the review is as thin as the brew. Not much going on in the nose other than mildy citrusy notes. I'd expect much more from a DIPA. A tad disappointing.

The taste is as underwelming. Citrus fruit dominate. No real evidence of hops from what I can tell which clearly makes no sense.

Mouthfeel is thin and unexciting.

Not a skirt flipper. Better on tap but somewhat of a disappointment bottled. Drinkable though not something I'd actively seek out.

Photo of Roeters
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: dark straw color with a white 1" of head

S: Some malty aroma, very light hap aroma for a Double IPA

T: piney hops throughout the beer that picks up at the end, slight malt flavor shines through in the middle

M: light/medium body with light carbonation

D: a good drink but not my first choice if I am looking for a big IPA.

Photo of Nowhereman529
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a really nice burnt orange, light amber color with just about a finger's worth of head on top.

Smell is straightforward floral hops with just a hint of malt and pine in there. A nice aroma, but nothing to make it stand out among IPAs.

Taste follows smell, very straightforward on the bitter hoppiness and a bit more malt on the flavor than the smell. I good tasting beer and a fine example of the style, but again, nothing especially complex or astounding to make this one stand out.

Mouthfeel is good for an IPA, a nice mix of bubbly and medium body.

Overall I could drink a few of these in a night and think nothing of it were it not for the ABV. I think this is a good beer to start from if you wanted something to use as a standard of the style..

Photo of number1bum
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Part of NEPA BC split #17.

Pours a clear amber color with some bubbles rising lazily to meet a dense and creamy two fingers of off-white head. Retention is outstanding and it leaves some nice sticky rings on the sides, as well.

Smells of resiny, earthy hops, with some pine and citrus, but primarily an herbal, resiny and woodsy sort of aroma.

Taste is also quite herbal and earthy, with some resiny pine, as well. Just a little bit of citrus really. Biscuit malt base with a bit of caramel malt sweetness, too. By DIPA standards the bitterness is actually pretty subdued. There is some noticeable alcohol, as well, which takes away a bit. Overall this isn't my favorite DIPA flavor profile, but it's pretty good.

Mouthfeel is close to full bodied and has a nice slickness from the hops. Good creaminess to it.

Not a bad DIPA, but it's in the middle to lower end of the pack in my book as there are just too many good alternatives.

Photo of Reagan1984
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle appears to have a Jan1609 freshness date.

Poured into my "Sam Adams special glass" and was greeted with a nice 2 finger beige head. The head was slightly creamy and slowly settled down to a skim of foam across the top of the beer. You could see right away that it was becoming lacing on the side of the glass. Orange/Copper color with a slight haze. No real visible carbonation to speak of.

Aroma was very fruity with citrus notes and reminded me of Avery Maharaja. (this is a big compliment as that is one of my all-time favorites. I get that ripe pineapple scent here that I get with some good DPA's...

Initial taste tells me that you need to let this one come to cellar (almost room) temperature to really enjoy. After my first sip I realized I didn't let this warm slightly from my fridge. My fault and no reflection on the beer. I will take a 20 minute intermission and continue my thoughts...20 minutes later... This made a huge difference in the flavor. Before you could really taste and sense the alcohol level. Now the flavor is well balanced and full. The higher alcohol content is well hidden.
Has a strong malt backbone behind an intense and delightful hop bitterness. There is a slight spice to this, more like the subtle tingle of white pepper. Some pine notes and a nice sweetness in the background.

Mouth feel is very big and bold, due to both a thicker body and the aggressive hop bitterness. Drinkability is nice.

A nice DPA

Mojo Risin' Double IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
84 out of 100 based on 803 ratings.