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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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BA SCORE
84
good

756 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 756
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 15
Gots: 20 | 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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sid6581

New York

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into Stella glass

Hazy, amber in color. Off-white head quickly dissipates - leaving 1" of lace on the glass.

Overall I'm not impressed with the aroma. There should be more here. Maybe my bottle is old but I was expecting more hop aroma. What's there is pine, resinous, some citrus.

Nice flavor - hops are THERE. Can't really taste the malt. This one is about the hops and that's it. Spicy.

Very drinkable for this ABV. Alcohol is apparent but not overpowering.

I've had 2 or 3 of these by now. Honestly, I'm not a big fan of Mojo Risin or Mojo. I like Boulder's Hazed and Infused better. There are better double IPAs for the money.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2007 02:20:48 | More by sid6581
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Honey golden body hosts a thick frothy one finger head of off white cream that fades to a lace and skim in a short time. Wow this is a wonderfully floral blend of citrus hops that warns of hop balanced sweetness and really gets the mouth watering. Enters slightly thin at first, then the hops develop silky and almost creamy smooth on the palate. Sharp bitter feel is acconpined by a alight richness of malt twords the finish. Bitter mouth hue stays long after the sip has left the tongue and it hits the belly. Not bad at all but a little scattered.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2007 20:32:06 | More by SPLITGRIN
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Risser09

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle served into a large snifter

Appearance: Pours slightly hazed golden yellow with an off white head that reaches 1 inch in height. Spongy appearance with extremely varied sizes.

Smell: Alcohol, pine and a bunch of fresh grapefruit. Hop flowers and sugars. Just what you'd expect from a DIPA.

Taste: Thick and resinous. The hop flavor is piney with a touch of grapefruit. Bitter lemon. This is a great flavor and reminds me of Victory's Hop Wallop.

Moutfeel: Probably the best part of this beer is the mouthfeel. Thick and sugary, with a ton of creaminess to start. A crisp, drying effect then takes over your throat and palate upon swallowing. Then you are left with an alcohol bite that is both satisfying and warming. Nicely done!

Drinkability: Great. I went through this bomber no problem. This is a tasty beer that could compare to other DIPAs out there. Definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2007 20:36:22 | More by Risser09
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Gusler

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours from the 22 ounce brown bottle a nice gold color with a modest bright white creamy head that dissipates slowly, leaving an encircling cover of lace to hide the glass. Nose has a big hop presence, sweet malt, a nice portent of things to come. Start is nicely malted, hop bitter and the top light to moderate in feel. Finish is sternly acidic, somewhat sweet, the hops biting in their spiciness, quite dry and lingering aftertaste, another nice beer for hop lovers.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2007 22:15:18 | More by Gusler
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This bomber packs an orange and tangerine citrus punch. In the aroma and the taste,and the body colour, and then hop bombs you in the finish, offset by lots of malt. Streaking of lace on the glass is all that's left, along with a drying throat. An example of amarillo hops. Lots of sweetness to offset the obvious bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2007 01:00:51 | More by Sammy
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macster

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Leaves the bottle a slightly hazy deep golden color. Produces an attractive fluffy and durable off white head with great retention throughout the glass. Minimal lacing noted.

Aroma is much dominated by the telltale Amarillo hop notes of fresh tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel and a hint of pine. A superb hop variety for west coast IPA’s IMHO. Unfortunatel only a minimal amount of maltiness contributes to the aroma profile.

Palate is smooth and velvety but seems slightly thin soon after the swallow.

Taste shows off a crisp and firm hoppy bitterness from the start but not well balanced with the malts. Some caramel candy and malt cereal sweetness attempts to sneak through, but barely perceptible. Finish is super long and pleasantly bitter.

The 10% alcohol is very well hidden making this an easy drinking IIPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2007 05:10:38 | More by macster
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy and dull bronze-orange brew with a flimsy dish-soap water head. Swirling brings up a thin cap that goes away pretty quickly, leaving some wet spotty lace on the glass.

S - I could smell the orange-y hop aromas when I was pouring it into the glass, and now that I'm sticking my nose into it, the grapefruit and mandarin orange notes are there in full force. This has a nice array of citrus fruit flavors...mandarin orange, halved grapefruit with sugar piled on it (the way my mom used to eat grapefruit), mango, guava, and a little kiwi. This doesn't scour your olfactory nerves with scathing hop insanity like other DIPAs do, and that's a bit disappointing. It also lacks the big biscuity malt backbone that some others have. This smells good, and I like the tropical fruit-salad aroma.

T - The hops are much more aggressive than the nose suggests. Big time grapefruit and mandarin orange. Sweet and sugary, but like the nose, it doesn't have quite the malt backbone to really support the super-hoppy citrus fruit flavors. It is damn good though, like tropical fruit salad with sugar. The alcohol is transparent, and that's saying something for such a big beer!

M - Full bodied, oily, and extremely dry on the finish. The carbonation is almost non-existent, the body is oily, sandy and gritty, and the finish is very dry, astringent, and full of bitter hop flavors with a touch of alcohol warmth. I like it!

D - A great hop-lovers brew with unique fruity aromas and flavors. Not he best DIPA out there, but it sure ain't bad. This is one of my favorite styles of beer, and I would have this again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2007 17:35:42 | More by pmcadamis
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

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

Pours a pale orange with a white head. In the aroma, hops and a small presence of alcohol. In the taste, a small grapefruity hop taste. Smooth for a I2PA (or double IPA, depends who I am talking to) and dryer end. Easy to drink, and very balanced. Very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2007 17:31:39 | More by OWSLEY069
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

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

"Mr. Mojo risin', Mr. Mojo risin'..."

--From 'L.A. Woman' by The Doors
(Mr. Mojo risin' is an anagram of Jim Morrison)

Tangerine peel with an exceedingly placid (borderline lifeless) interior. I'm convinced there's carbonation present because I'm looking at a two finger crown of pastel orange whose upper surface is loaded with glassine bubbles. Despite the high ABV, a thick blanket of finely pocked foam decorates the glass. Even though I prefer 'dirty', hop-flecked IPAs and DIPAs, this is a great looking beer thanks to the head and lace.

The label tells me that Mojo Risin' Double IPA contains 'twice the amount of Amarillo hops' as Mojo IPA. I believe it. Presumably, it also contains Centennial hops, like its little brother. Can't go wrong with that hop bill as far as I'm concerned. Pink grapefruit, mandarin orange, lemon, maybe a little cheesiness. Love it.

Unfortunately, this DIPA isn't nearly as good as the IPA that was its inspiration. I applaud the brewers for attempting to amplify such a great beer, but it didn't work out as well as it might have. Three times the amount of hops might have been the place to start.

I'd have to taste them side-by-side to be sure, but I remember the IPA as much more hoppy. I guess all that added pale malt ('more than half a ton') is dragging the Amarillo and Centennial down to earth. Rather than a tropical fruit explosion, the grapefruit, orange and lemoniness is fairly mellow. Too mellow is almost never good in a DIPA.

A lack of anything darker than pale malt (a guess) keeps the flavor profile on my good side. Alcohol, while easily noted, is much tamer than the ABV would suggest. I like the mouthfeel. It's medium-full for the style and is gently carbonated, giving the beer a smooth, slick presence on the tongue.

I buy sixers of Mojo IPA whenever I see them, which isn't often. It looks like my dreams of a mind-blowing DIPA based on one of my favorite IPAs will have to wait. Calling this beer Mojo Sinkin' is too harsh (and isn't accurate anyway), but I'd love to see Boulder take this one back to the drawing board and give it another go.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2007 15:34:19 | More by BuckeyeNation
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Grundle20

Ohio

2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance:
The beer is cloudy with a small white head. The head sticks around for a while before settling to a thin white film on the surface of the beer. There's some spotty lacing as the beverage is drained.

Smell:
This is easily the least potent smelling drink I've had in the entire IPA family of styles. There's no malts and really only a tiny smack of bitter hops. It's really kind of shocking since I find the Mojo standard to be a pretty damn good IPA overall.

Taste and Mouthfeel:
Again I'm pretty disappointed, this beer drinks a little bland. Up front there's some citrus hop bitterness which transfers in to a touch of malt sweetness but then it's over aside for some bitterness in to the aftertaste. The mouthfeel isn't too bad though. There's a good base of carbonation to back an otherwise smooth drinking beer. To this beer's merit, the alcohol is very well hidden though at 10%.

Drinkability:
If the flavors were a little more rich and the smell was a little more potent then this would have been one of the more drinkable DIPAs I've ever had given its good mouthfeel and ability to quell the 10% ABV. Unfortunately the beer is kind of a yawn and that hurts the drinkability.

Bottom Line:
I had really high hopes for this beer because I really enjoy the Mojo and their Hazed and Infused but this was a really unimpressive beer for me and I can't allow pedigree to boost the score. Not Boulder brewing's best beer by a long shot.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2007 20:45:47 | More by Grundle20
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rowew

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 22 oz bomber, looks similar to the original Mojo. No date info.

Appearance: Pours yellowish orange, medium head fades quickly, but leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell: Hops - a bit of malt sweetness, but some grapefruit and sticky pine dominates.

Taste: Medium bodied, low carbonation. Not much bitterness, but quite a bit of hop flavor. The same pine comes through, but the fruit flavors are a bit more muted.

Overall impression: Very high drinkability considering the ABV - this one hides it well. Low bitterness, but still not overly sweet - nicely balanced. I've had this on tap and cask as well - both are nice, but the cask is best.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2007 01:06:52 | More by rowew
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BrewSomerville

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is oozing with hops. Rhubarb! Grapefruit, & pine

The colour reminds me of tree sap. Amber/orange/golden colour. Head looked tight, but then disappeared too quickly. Poor head retention. The head was white. Lace is very good, which surprises me considering the lack of head left.

When it first hits your tongue it's not nearly as hoppy as the aroma suggested...but the bitterness, and piney flavours build in your mouth. Definately tasting grapefruit, some rhubarb too. Very good hop flavouring. The hop bittering is well matched by the malty-sweetness. Bitter/ hop flavour coating covers your mouth after a while.

Mouthfeel was nothing special. Medium bodied. Avg. carbonation.

Overall, I like it. A great brew. I recommend it to anyone who likes IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2007 16:45:05 | More by BrewSomerville
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew pours a cloudy pale orange color with a small white head. The aroma is of citrus and grapefruit with a hint of pine and alcohol. The taste is very bitter but lacking in all other areas. There is a faint wisp of pine in the finish but that is it for flavor. The mouthfeel is medium bodied that has a noticeable thinness that is not quite watery, but not pleasant either. Overall, this is a decent beer, but there are a lot of better DIPAs out there.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2007 01:13:17 | More by KarlHungus
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kajerm

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from Capone's. Pours amber and fairly cloudy with a substantial white head and decent lacing.

The aroma is surprisingly subdued, especially given the fact that the amarillo hops explode out of the bottle in the regular mojo IPA. Some peach/mango hop character is present, though, along with a lot more biscuity malt than in the regular mojo (but that's to be expected.)

Tastes more or less exactly like it smells, with the same basic progression as any other DIPA-- opens up with malt and hop-derived sweetness and fruit from flavor-hopping, which grows mid-palate and subsides into bitterness. Bittering is not at all overdone, and the balance is actually very nice. I nearly shat myself when I read that this beer was 10.50% ABV, since it's utterly undetectable-- this beer could have really been 6% for all I knew.

But I want to taste the amarillo more, dammit. That's why I bought this bomber in the first place.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy from the pronounced malts and brightly carbonated. Extremely refreshing and pretty damned drinkable (staggeringly drinkable, actually, given the ABV), especially if you're a hophead.

I'm willing to chalk up my main complaint to lack of freshness (although it's not like this was an ancient bottle or anything), and I hope that boulder starts shipping this in the same quantities as regular Mojo. I'd really like to try it at it's peak.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2007 16:01:00 | More by kajerm
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cameraman

Kentucky

3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An amber color that fades to a lighter shade towards the bottom of the glass. A half inch white head forms on top and slowly fades away. A strong citrus aroma of grapefruit and lemon start out followed by a floralscent to finish it off. The taste starts very much on the malty side, then a gradual bitterness begins to grow, but never exceeds the malt flavor, well balanced, not what I am looking for. A watery feel at first, it then gradually gains weight to become more medium bodied. There is a dryness does hit the palate at the end. This is an easy to drink beer, but I question double IPA title. The hops do not have the power one would expect in the aroma and flavor. It is almost like hoppier APA, which is scary considering the ten percent ABV on this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2007 01:36:26 | More by cameraman
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bruachan

District of Columbia

3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a thick creamy head dies. releasing amarillo scent all the way. there's a slight malty aroma breaking through but otherwise. mint

the hop flavor just can't cash the check the aroma is writin'. it's bigtime citrus

the alcohol is well hidden. mouthfeel is good for 10.5%

the brevity of my review above is an indication of the beer's dynamism. here's the summary: strong, minty hop aroma, muddled flavor, good mouthfeel BUT...

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2007 05:23:28 | More by bruachan
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

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

Sampled May 2007
Pours with an almost brilliantly clear, amber hued, bright copper color that sits underneath a frothy, pale tan colored head that when poured vigorously produces a four-finger thick head. The aroma is nice and fruit with notes of apricot, orange peel, lychee, perhaps a touch of pineapple. Underneath the up front hop aromatics is a nice malt character, though you have to dig for it; dry, biscuit-like malt notes and notes of crushed soda crackers join a distinctively clean bread-like maltiness.

Despite its strength, the beer maintains a nice quaffable quality to it. It is a bit chewier than your average IPA, but has the requisite (at least in my mind) drinkability that is necessary for something with IPA on its lable. The beer has a light malt sweetness to it that perfectly accentuates the dominant, fruit driven hop character. Notes of apricot, candied orange peel, lychee and spectacularly ripened tangelos round out the fruit hop flavors. There is also a touch of herbal pine character here, that becomes more noticeable towards the finish and in fact melds with a sharp, slightly astringent bitterness. Even some malt flavors are noticeable; a light caramelized malt sugar note and a toasted-malty-biscuit flavor are definitely noticeable, especially in the finish.

This is perhaps not as hugely hoppy as some, but I really like how drinkable this Double IPA is. The malt lends a nice background of flavors, but ultimately supports the dominant hop character. In the end though, this could definitely use a bit more hop character, at least to satisfy the diehard hop heads out there.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2007 21:17:56 | More by Gueuzedude
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3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Blue Nile

Crystal clear, golden colored liquid. Small, creamy, off-white head. No lacing, good legs.

Pine and citrus greet the nose....and punch it! Not much else able to get through. A little earthiness and yeast.

Taste matches aroma - big hops. Citrus and grassy they linger well while drinking and into aftertaste. Crackery in the middle. Much more bitter than sweet, no DIPA/barleywine confusion here!!

Not as heavy in body as I would expect, maybe a medium - , it could be heavier. Carbonation seems too low. Not as dry as you would expect.

Overall, very tasty, but not top-shelf. Better DIPAs out there.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2007 17:50:16 | More by
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy orange body, like sunset on a scorching day. Random carbonation bubbles. Big, massive, rocky, above the rim, sticky white froth. Excellent lacing.

Huge grapefruit aroma hits as soon as a bottlecap is off.

Solid semi-sweet malty base establishes enough of a toe hold to show that this is not just hop juice. Rising tide of bitterness attack that malt foundation, tearing it down as a wave of citrus fruit tickles the roof of the mouth. No single big hop bite along the way. More sweet than bitter in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is a little loose, not quite as firm and chewy as preferrable in a beer this size. Nice drinkability though. Alcohol well hidden.

It may not break on through to the other side, but I'd have another at he old whiskey bar.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2007 03:32:45 | More by RonfromJersey
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Kendo

New York

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A moderately aggressive pour into a Duvel oversized tulip yields a clear, golden light-honey colored body with a 1.5 finger of off-white head. Plenty of splotches and rings of lacing on the way down. It looks lighter than expected. . . .

S: Immediate impression of grapefruit and floral hops, mainly grapefruit and maybe a bit of pineapple juice as well. There is a hint of caramel malty sweetness underneath it all, especially as it warms.

T: First impression is that it's somewhat coppery. Then there's the enamel-rotting hoppiness that reminds me of grapefruit and citrus rind. It finishes on the back of the tongue with a dry but resiny bitterness that tastes a bit like pine. There's a spiciness on the roof of the mouth at first too, but a slightly raw bitterness ultimately prevails, with a metallic twang also lingering on the aftertaste. Other than that spiciness on the roof of the mouth, alcohol really is not noted in the taste, which I found surprising given the 10.5% ABV.

M: Well-carbonated with a slightly prickly feel to it as a result. Was thinner in the body than expected. Alcohol was felt in the belly, though not right away.

D: OK. Not too heavy in body makes it go down pretty easily, but this is a taste-bud destroyer and I doubt anyone would want more than one bomber. I found that a glass of water nearby helps you to reboot what the Mojo Risin' DIPA has wrecked.

Notes: All in all this was a little too one-sided and "raw" for my tastes. I prefer a little more balance and smoothness in a DIPA. This was just too grapefruity bitter and metallic for me to score it any higher. Worth checking out, but I probably won't come back to it as there are others in this style that I like better.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2007 15:25:28 | More by Kendo
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Wow... I gotta say I am a little disappointed with this one. The bottled version is nothing like what I had on-tap. What a shame.

Pours a clear golden-amber color with a fingers worth of white head. I gave it a vigorous pour and only got about half of an inch of head. Lacing isn't really a factor here, either.

The smell is a nice mixture of grapefruit and pine hop scents. Some sweet caramel malts are in the background. Not as zesty as I remember the draft version being.

The flavor is off somewhat, also. Sweetness hits the tongue first, before the spicy, bitter hops take over. Citrus rind and pine resin tastes from the hops. Not bad, but not "in your face hops" like many other DIPA.

Feels a bit thin in the mouth. Good carbonation. I wouldn't pick this up if I saw it in bottles, but if it was on-tap I would definitely give it another shot.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2007 01:26:13 | More by Imstillthegman
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Bighuge

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy, dull orange. Small bubbly off white head. Minimal lace.

Aroma: Smoky, resinous, bigtime pineapple, other tropical sorts, grapefruit rind.

Taste: Sweet base of caramel malts. Pineapple and grapefruit tones galore. Almost like a spiked punch feel to it. Decent enough, but lacking a real bitterness for a DIPA.

MF: Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Alcohol is noticeable and lingering.

DK: For the style, it's not one I'd need to return to soon. So many other better ones out there. And for the sticker price, definitely NOT. ($8) Dreadnaught, for example, at the same price is a lot better.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2007 03:22:34 | More by Bighuge
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jcdiflorio

West Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a flaired tulip glass in a 22oz brown bomber with a crimped on cap bought down by larrydp split up with a couple of the guys.

Hazy,golden color, Off white head very dense and creamy head,massive amounts of strings of very tiny bubbles streaming ot the top,leaving plenty of lacing.

Very clean,intense grapefruit aromas, pineapple aroma also with a buried sweet carnelly malt scent beneath the hop aromas.

Clean taste,lots of grapefruit tastes like the aroma would indicate. Sweet carmell tastes with some nuttieness coming through. Finishes clean with a very sharp citrus rind feel and a tinge of alcohol.

Amazingling smooth and creamy. Juicyness that makes you crave for more. Very drinkable for the style. Did a side by side tasting with the Unearthy on tap,did like the Unearthy a bit more had a bit more character than the Mojo. This beer is like Mojo's big brother very similar, just bigger. Very good beer definately worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2007 02:38:39 | More by jcdiflorio
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ultralarry2006

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber. Leaves less than a one finger white head that quickly dissappears into a foam ring at the edges, and not much lacing, all of which don't bode well for a DIPA. Body is an orange-hued honey amber.

Smell - pine resin, hint of caramel, and some spicy alcohol.

Taste - bitter pine resin, and alcohol. Where's the malt ?

Mouthfeel - medium to thin bodied, and semi-dry.

Drinkability - high abv limits sessionability, in addtion to this ale being barely decent tasting.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2007 20:06:49 | More by ultralarry2006
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lighlty hazed, golden/peach-y hue...1/4" of creamy head holds guard on top...

Lovely aroma: pine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, a small bit prickly, but just right, as far as I'm concerned.

Taste: BAM! Big blast of bitterness, great splash of hops, then fading, leaving some bitterness in the back of the mouth, staying on the tongue. Long, bitter finish, but flavorful...terrific balance, this isn't all hops and nothing but, nice, juicy malt base...delicate, and delightful, but juicy, too..Medium-bodied, but long on the hop flavor.

I eschewed the bottles I saw on sale, knowing I'd be able to have this on tap in a convenient venue...(???)...it's a nice Double IPA, not among the fiercest, but somewhere in the middle tier, I'd say. Still, a treat to drink, and easily downable, without too much of a threat from the 10 % abv.

I give higher marks to DIPAs with huger hops, bigger bitterness, and massive mouthfeel...this is very nice for being not one of those.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2007 04:18:33 | More by feloniousmonk
Mojo Risin' Double IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
84 out of 100 based on 756 ratings.