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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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775 Ratings

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Ratings: 775
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 14
Gots: 24 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 02-12-2007)
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Photo of changeup45
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty clear orange color with a nice inital sticky head so I get a lot of lacing. Aroma is pine needles and hops but it's rather subtle especially considering the abv. I taste the hops at first with some lemons and oranges but it quickly turns to a lot of malt and honey and finishes somewhat clean for the style. Good beer but surprisingly I may prefer their regular Mojo IPA.

changeup45, Aug 28, 2008
Photo of swizzlenuts
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is poured with a copper colour with a really small head. The head leaves a nice lacing though. In the nose there is caramel, hops, and some type of sweetness I can't pick up. There is some piny smells too. There is a nice alcohol warming with a big bitterness at the end; a nice citrus/piny flavour is pretty much the malts in the beer. The hoppiness does give a pleasing bitterness though. A nice creamy mouthfeel and pretty drinkable.

swizzlenuts, Aug 16, 2008
Photo of JasonA
2.83/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this as an extra in a Trade, thanks Ky!

Pours an unfiltered translucent light amber, almost dark gold. Little head, though some rentention with solid lacing.

Pine, grapefruit, alochol, not much of a hop character. Doesnt stay, alcohol is masking most of the smell.

Harsh alcohol, some sticky pine, into what tastes a bit like metal hops.

Im a huge fan of big beers, so I enjoy the 10+ ABV for drinkability. However, I dont think this brew is very balanced. Usually the extreme hop character will join the ABV to balance each out. I dont find any sort of extreme hop, pale, etc to balance out the alcohol.

Also, the alcohol isnt very warm, its more biting. It almost tastes as if malt wasnt used, more like corn or something else. Now, I can taste the malt, but I dont think I taste it in the alcohol.

I have to be honest and say this brew tastes like I would expect a Coors DIPA to taste like. Maybe it was this bottle, I will have to try again.

JasonA, Aug 14, 2008
Photo of supercolter
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was a great, but not quite excellent in my opinion.
Appearance is orange and hazy, but little head or lacing.
Smell is very good. Lots of floral hops up front and the alcohol is hidden well. A good amount of citrus as well.
Taste is more of the same, but the hops don't hit me quite as hard as expected. I let it warm up for a while and the hops came through but the alcohol did as well.
Nice and thick mouthfeel.
Good drinkability.

supercolter, Aug 12, 2008
Photo of Durge
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is a clear amber color with a very full white cap and all kinds of lacing. The aroma is a nice raisin malt and some floral hops. The taste is lots of sweet toffee malt and orange hops. It's very full bodied but quite drinkable. Some dry edges, medium carbonation, quite drinkable. There's lots of fine subtle carbonation with a touch of citrus at the finish. All around satisying and worth stocking up on!

Durge, Aug 05, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a very clear light orange color with moderate sticky white head that left a fair lacing behind.

S: a huge citrus, pine aroma and grassy notes.

T: There was a light tropical fruitiness (pineapples) as well but was the huge grassy flavor and lemon zing that stood out the most. Reminds me of a supercharged Hop wallop. Alcohol very well hidden for 10.0 abv.

M: slightly sticky with pine resin and chewy from the huge caramel backing. It had a moderate body and carbonation with some viscosity as well.

D: Drinkability is incredible for 10.5%abv producing a crisp, dry grassy hopped style ipa. If you love dry grassy hopped beers, this is for you.

beerthulhu, Aug 02, 2008
Photo of csmiley
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours clear and light copper in color. Orange tint is present but light. The off-white head was minimal and showed average retention. Lacing was spotty and average.

S - Citric up front with orange and grapefruit. Some forest aromas follow (pine and moss). Malt is more noticeable in the aroma than expected. That is not a bad thing though. Notes of caramel and hard candy are prominent. Warm alcohol finishes it all off. Aroma is light for the style.

T - Fruitiness dominates with some grapefruit, orange, and lemon. Some earthy notes follow quickly behind - pine, bark, grass, etc... The malt does not appear as strong in the flavor. Caramel is really about all that can be picked out. Alcohol is present throughout and borders an being a little too warm.

M - Medium to light bodied with good carbonation levels. Finish is brutally bitter at first but fades to a more acceptable level quickly. Doesn't stick around for too long either. The mouthfeel just seems a little off to me.

D - Drinkability is average. There are just things about this beer that keep it in the "average" range. Alcohol is too warm. Aroma is mild for the style. Finish is off for this particular brew. Granted, when this beer is off, it is not by much. Which keeps it at above average. Glad I got to try it but I would seek out other Boulder selections before I got this one again.

csmiley, Jul 30, 2008
Photo of froghop
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

purchased at puget sound wine cellar in port orchard, washington.

pours a clear orange with a medium off white head, very good lacing.

smell is of grapefruit, touch of caramel, citrus, some peach.

taste of grapefruit, caramel, some pine, touch of citrus, very earthy, nice bitter ending.

froghop, Jul 30, 2008
Photo of atsprings
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Lucifer tulip a nice slightly hazy orange with a decent head that diminished to a ring and left spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma was a nice balance of sweet caramel malts and citrus and pine hops. The taste is more of the same, with sticky pine lingering in the finish. The beer is slightly heavy with some sticky alcohol. This is a decent Double IPA, but after drinking their Mojo IPA, I expected a little better.

atsprings, Jul 26, 2008
Photo of nqualls
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought a 4-pack of 12 ozers at Frugal MacDoogal's in Nashville, TN.

A - Had a very slightl hazy gold color.

S - Had a heavy caramel smell, with the lingering aroma of hops.

T - One of the best double pale/IPAs I've ever had. Very hoppy, but with an adequate balance of maltiness.

M - Leaves a lingering after-effect of the hops. Pleasant though.

D - I really enjoyed this beer. Would be good with a meal, or alone. Very pleasing.

nqualls, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of wagenvolks
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a Corsendonk tulip.

Pours a clear, golden-copper hue with a fervent carbonation level powering a well-retained, light custard colored head. A slowly receding cap of foam leaves behind thick lacing. Aroma is laden with sweet mandarin orange and grapefruit hops, while wafts of honey and caramel malts are present, too. Good smelling, great looking IIPA.

Resinous and citric hops dominate the majority of the flavor, while the bubbly mouthfeel accompanies a spritzy spiciness and some heat from the alcohol. Although this is 10.5%, the booze is masked well, and adds some fruitiness to the experience. A lasting hop bitterness coats the back of the palate, but the mouthfeel is a bit too viscous & resinous, overall somewhat sticky. Mojo Risin' isn't at all a bad IIPA, but it won't be in my top 10 for the style. I would, however, try it again.

wagenvolks, Jul 23, 2008
Photo of Edgecrusher
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance-Nice golden hues. Decent lacing with a somewhat thick head.

Smeel-Pleasant hop aroma. Very citrusy and fresh cut grass smell.

Taste-Delicious, tastes just like it should.

Mouthfeel-Slightly oily, perfect carbonation, smooth.

Drinkability-Very drinkable-even for the high alc percantage.

A very good representative of this style-get somne!

Edgecrusher, Jul 19, 2008
Photo of UA8
4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Pours a radiant transparent orange color with a two plus finger head that billows like a cloud

S- The nose its led with a warm caramel malt scent followed by candied citrus hops.

T- Leads once again with the malts then trails with the hops which a big bold and blend of citrus and pine. Its actually so well balanced that when at first tasting the beer its hard to tell what hits the palate first.

M- Clean and refreshing with a moderate carbonation and resinous hops.

D- I really enjoy this beer and were it not for the high ABV i would session the heck out of it. One thing I must confess is that its is wayyyy better on tap. I would put this beer in my top 5.

UA8, Jul 18, 2008
Photo of chuckd123
4.58/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a very nice coppery gold color, about 3/4" of a good head. Not a thick head, and lacing didn't stick to the glass much. Smell is typically hoppy & grapefruity, nothing too complex but just about what you'd expect. Taste is very good, straightforward and very drinkable. Given abv of >10%, drinkability is excellent. You notice the warming after a few seconds, but it's not overly harsh and I'd go so far as to call it deceptive - I could drink 4 of these very easily. Overall, very good -- but being the hophead that I am, I's like even more flavor and hops. A solid B+.

chuckd123, Jul 11, 2008
Photo of Natural510
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright, golden-orange color from 12oz bottle with average amount of head & lacing.
Smells of fresh, piney hops with a floral finish.
Hops are a bit more subtle than expected; they are at first understated then creep up nicely in the mouth. There is a pinecone earthiness to the brew, as well as a sweet floral quality. Overall it gives off the citric/grapefruit note which has come to define the style. Malts are apparent but a bit overwhelmed by the hops. Alcohol not apparent from the flavor; makes itself known slowly but surely as the drink progresses.
Expected hop bite from a DIPA, as well as the needed carbonation to give it a crisp finish.

A smooth, easy-drinking DIPA which doesn't overwhelm you with its qualities. It would be easy to drink a few of these and not notice the ABV factor until it hit you all at once.
Recommended, especially during the months other seasonals of the style are not available.

Natural510, Jul 04, 2008
Photo of joe1510
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber
Binny's Orland

Mojo Risin' pours a surprisingly clear deep golden that glows orange when backlit. Large carbonation bubbles rise here and there while small bursts of carbonation bubbles rise everywhere else. A standard pour produced two fingers of dense white head. As the head slowly fell it became craggy and incredibly creamy leaving sticky sheet lacing down the glass. This is an excellent looking IIPA.

Mojo Risin' smells like a caramel laden brew but that caramel has a very nice hop profile that steps up and takes the lead. Brown sugar coated grapefruit leads the hop assault but there's a touch of ripe pineapple and orange peel that play off each other very nicely. This hop profile combines very well with the hefty caramel malt backbone and creates an almost candy like aroma.

The flavors seem to meld together more then the aroma suggested, sometimes to the point of being muddled. Orange and brown sugar coated grapefruit hit upfront and last throughout. There's a touch of pineapple and orange flashing here and there. All the citric hoppiness is drizzled generously with caramel. When I get to the end of my glass the spicy alcohol becomes more apparent with some heat in the back of the throat.

I like the mouthfeel of this beer. There's a certain chewiness from the residual sugars left behind in this 10% beast. The body is on the fuller side of the spectrum with both the heat and hop presence making their impressions felt on the tongue and throat.

This drinks a little like a barleywine. Heat, hops, and a big malty presence make this a sipper but it's a beer with which I could sip the night away. Although the flavors are big none of them get in the way.

Mojo Risin' is a solid IIPA from Boulder. I appreciated their Mojo IPA and this is an enjoyable brew as well. Like I said above it, at times, drinks like a barleywine. I could see myself picking this up again.

joe1510, Jun 29, 2008
Photo of jettjon
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 22 oz capped bomber with no freshness date, into the cervoise. Orange, crystal clear with a few precipitating bubbles. Thick two finger off-white head fades at a fairly quick clip leaving a thin cap and a solid ring. Moderate amounts of sticky lace along the edge of the glass. Nose evinces good citrus hops nicely balanced with sweet malt. In the mouth, moderately bitter grapefruit citrus bites up front, nice and clean, counterpoised against sweet malt. Peppery. Alcohol burn cools to a warmth that pervades and lingers after swallowed. Nice clean citrus bitterness on the finish. Mouth is semi-viscous, a touch thinner than I'd like but still good. Edging toward the higher end of carbonation, keeps things crisp and clean. Drinkability is excellent, only relatively high ABV keeps it in check.

Overall: The immediate comparison in my mind is to Dogfish Head's outstanding 90 Minute IPA. Dogfish is more aromatic, better balanced, and more viscous in the mouth, but otherwise the comparision is favorable. A solid drinker though at 10.5% moderation is advisable. Definitely worth a try.

jettjon, Jun 24, 2008
Photo of hero27
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle.
10% abv

Pours a hazy apricot with a full, frothy, cappuccino-like head of foam. Lacing coats the glass...looks tasty.
Slight whiff of Amarillo hop resin & a hefty dose of earthy caramel malts.
Tongue-tingling bitterness, a juicy malt profile, and a sticky body holding everything together..some good spiciness for a double IPA as well. Slightly metallic pine-resin finish..the crisp grapefruit hop flavor seems to get lost in the barricade of malt that you encounter with every sip. For 10%+ abv, the alcohol is pretty well-masked, and it slides down well despite the big mouthfeel.
Overall, a solid beer from Boulder, but maybe a little lacking of any unique hop character that I come to expect with an exceptional double IPA.

hero27, Jun 11, 2008
Photo of Kegatron
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy golden orange with 2 fingers of poofy off-white head. Retains very nicely and leaves the sides of the glass lined with great looking sticky hop lacing. This just looks like a nice juicy hop bomb. The aroma is hmmmm, a bit subdued. But that still doesn't stop Amarillo hops from making their presence known, as well as notes of citrus and caramel sweetness.

The taste fortunately springs more to life, with a crisp, tingling hop presence up front that bleeds into zesty citrus notes of orange and grapefruit. All of that is well supported by a backbone of silky smooth caramel malts. Finishes dry and bitter. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth and creamy feel. Barely a trace of that 10% ABV comes through at all. Very well hidden.

I'm thinking that I probably should have enjoyed this a few months earlier, as it just didn't seem as fresh and juicy as it should have been. Some fine DIPA character still shone through though and the drinkibility of this is very good for something so big.

Kegatron, Jun 09, 2008
Photo of Deuane
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap, served in a snifter, at Mad Mex Cranberry Twp, PA

A-Slightly hazey, golden orange with a thin off-white head leaving fair lace.

S-A sharp blast of pine, grapefruit, and citrus. Sweet malts blend nicely with the strong hop blast.

T-This is one big mutha of a brew! HOPS, MALT....BIG! Glad this is in a snifter! A great balance between the two. Long lasting bitterness in the finish.

M-Medium-heavy body with a large amount of sticky resin. The beer coats the palate as you drink. Bitter finish builds along for the ride.

D-This is a BIG, FAT juicy DIPA. The alcohol becomes apparent as you drink along. A bit too hot in the end to be able to drink in copious amounts. But for one or two a true excessive delight!

Deuane, Jun 08, 2008
Photo of daythree16
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared with a few friends while homebrewing. Pours a dark honey-orange color with decent head and lacing.

The aroma is almost completely dominated by grapefruit and some type of melon. The taste is sweet and melon-tinged with a strange hop quality I've never tasted. I can only assume it is the amarillo hops. It's almost a little peppery. There is also a significant alcohol presence that is very hard to ignore.

The mouthfeel is a little heavy, and the high alcohol burn definitely limits the drinkability. However, I would certainly have another.

daythree16, Jun 02, 2008
Photo of kzoobrew
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow-orange, alittle more yellow than what I expect from a DIPA. Big fluffy white head, good retention. Minimal lacing, however the lacing which is there leaves something to be desired.

Aroma is of hops (of course). Grassy floral hops dominate over any citrus aroma of the hops. Slight touch of toffee.

Taste up front is a nice hoppy punch. Does not seem overly hopped. Citrus and earthy hop flavors mix well. Maltiness does balance enough. Not the bite I was looking for with a DIPA.

Crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Lively carbonation.

Very drinkable, especially for the ABV. Just not my favorite offering for this style.

kzoobrew, May 31, 2008
Photo of sholland119
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a rich hazy amber with little head but a nice stickiness.

S-Balance of piney and citrus hops with a little bit of malt.

T-Very solid hoppiness throughout but not over the top. A nicely bitter finish balanced by some nice malt.

M-Solid mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

D-Very nicely drinkable for the style.

My favorite Boulder beer. A very tasty DIPA.


sholland119, May 30, 2008
Photo of Avryle
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Mahar's

A- Clear yellowy-copper with big 1inch white head on pour. Fabulous lacing.

S- Heavy on the citrus & pine hops. Back notes of toffee

T- Citrus hops dominate along with light pine hops Not much else. This is not a very deep DIPA.

M- Good carbination. Bitter finish. Not very creamy.

D-- Possibly the end of the keg? I found the burning-bitter finish unpleasant & it hailed the parade of acid reflux.

Avryle, May 22, 2008
Photo of giblet
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured this bad boy into my glass and got a very thin almost no head. good carbonation though. a pale orangish color with a bit of cloudiness. smell is rich in hops. the flava was strong hops but also strong in the malts. the label states that it is double the malts and from the richness i believe it. the hops cut through nicely.

suckem up and movem out.


giblet, May 17, 2008
Mojo Risin' Double IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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