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Mojo Risin' Double IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 399
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 15
Gots: 38 | 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 kzoobrew
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of sholland119
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
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.


Photo of Avryle
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Photo of giblet
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
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.


Photo of rye726
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 with some hop oil and heavy carbonation. Not the most complex, but a tasty and drinkable brew.

Photo of ckeegan04
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Dark orange color. One inch head, light brown in color. Excellent lacing, but little retention fo the head.

S - Hoppy. Earthy, piney hops. Slight sweetness thrown in as well.

T - Dominated by a piney hop taste. Little bit buttery as well. A very light hint of sweetness in the middle, but pretty much just hops.

M/D - Almost chewy feel. Well carbonated. Great sessionable IIPA.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.82/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - a bit hazy of a peach/orange color. Minimal head, pretty good hold though. Thin sticky lacing.

Aroma - an orangey, sweet smell, sugar cookies too. Turns a little piny as it settles.

Taste - grainy sweetness has some chewiness to it. Lots of orange flavor, a hint of metal early but that disappears before long. The hops move in smoothly, intense citrus with minimal bitterness. Not that it isn't bitter, but it's so beautifully in step with the citrus. The swallow is tilted toward the bitter side but has good citrus balance too. A little alcohol edge creeps in toward the finish. The end is a tasty hop flavor, still well-balanced, and some slight abv warmth. Mmmm.

Mouthfeel - glides over the palate with the hop oils and held back carbonation. Solid body helps put this beer above most.

Drinkability - one of the better DIPA's I've had, if I didn't have the ample stock downstairs I'd hunt some more of these down. I still may... Dedicated to Favre & Company and the 'Mojo' they displayed in 2007. Great stuff, the team, the game, and the brew.

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

Poured a nice orange/amber color with a very dense creamy white head. Good lacing is left behind especially considering the ABV.

Smells very strong as soon as I pour it into my snifter I caught whiffs of citrus. Grapefruit is most noticeable. The malt adds a subtle toastiness as well.

Very unique flavor for a DIPA. Citrus flavors from the hops are present up front. Then some very toasted flavors across the palate and even a little burnt taste on the back until it fades away back to the hop bitterness. Some buttery smoothness across the tongue as well.

Mouthfeel is about medium bodied with a little chewiness present. Drinkability on this one is decent, I enjoy the flavors a lot and everything seems well-balanced. High alcohol is all that would keep me from drinking many of these at a time.

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

Bought from Universal Liquors in Holiday,FL (but enjoyed on tap at Old Chicago in Palm Harbor)

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Honey'ed red with a heavy chill haze and thick tightly bubbled head that eventually settled down to a clingy lace.

Freshly poured when the head was full, the pine and citrus notes of the hops take predominance, followed by a faint whiff of apple/caramel as the smell of the malt steps in for a supporting role.

Just as the scent, the hops take full charge in the flavor of this beer. There is a slight hint of rum raisin from the yeast and a chewy soft malt caramel that pretty much whispers in a room of yelling hop bitterness.

This beer was a bit "fizzy" compared to it's on-tap brother, which I didn't like as much - I remember this beer being quite "chewy" in the past but my choice of a tulip glass could have contributed somewhat.

Aftertaste of pine and citrus pith is left on the palate afterwards. Good beer for rich foods like a heavy cheese or roast beef, as it cuts the richness with a refreshing strong bitterness.

Photo of pwoods
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. brown bottle, purchased at Party Town, poured into an imperial pint. No dating.

A: Pours a light copper amber with good visibility. 1 1/2 finger white head forms and holds nicely(hops!). Nice sticky lacing throughout.

S: The usual burst of citrus, pine, resin, pepper. Alcohol is also assertive and raw/stinging. Malts are light, very dense and chewy.

T/M: Big citrus burst with the pine and pepper undertones. Not extremely complex but hits the bitterness pretty decent. Alcohol is still pretty present in the taste. Doesn't hurt it too much but I don't like it this apparent in my DIPAs. Malts are also a bit too sweet but not overboard and doesn't become cloying after 1 bottle. The alcohol stays present throughout but blends better once the malts have shown up. Decently dry finish with long lasting bitterness.

D: The alcohol and overly sweet malts complaint hurt this score some. Overall it's decent, but Boulder will have to do better in my beloved IPA/DIPA category in order for me to reach for one of their products on a regular basis.

Photo of gunnerman
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, pours a amber orange color with a minimal head that leaves a ring around the glass the entire drink. Smell is of flower goodness with hints of citrus rose, grass and outdoors. Taste is awesome with grapefruits strong sweet alcohol finish with a hop bitterness that is not overwhelming. This beer really packed a punch and I was feeling pretty good after drinking this bad boy. Really impressed and boulder beer keeps on bringing the goodness.

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

a - poured a one finger thick off-white head into a goblet. left a thick ring and lacing throughout that really coats the glass. the body was a clear and bright amber color.
s - the pine hits your nose hard from a distance. hints of grapefruit come through as well.
t - piney and lip-puckering grapefruit.
m - dry and crisp.
d - solid DIPA. i've had worse but i've had better. i like the fact this comes in a 12oz bottle.

Photo of Derek
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper-bronze with an off-white head, some retention, great lacing.

S: Plenty of piny, grapefruit hops with cotton-candy & toffee.

T: Piny grapefruit hops, grassy, toffee, biscuity pale malt, assertive bitterness. Alcohol is warming, but not very assertive for its strength.

M: Well-attenuated with an alcohol dryness; plenty of hop acidity.

D: It's pretty bold.

Photo of RothenbergXXX
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I decided to open this bomber during the after period of a great acid trip.

Knowing this beer was over 10% and not expecting there to be too much in the way of carbonation, I gave my seidel a generous pour to churn up some head. I was surprised to see a syrupy but giving foam rise over my glass. Being in high spirits I was appreciative of the appearance of this beer; transparent, golden brown-orange with nice lacing around the glass. Picturesque.

Doesn't deliver too much in the nose department, even despite the head. Impatient, I took a big bite from the seidel and stirred it around in my mouth. The first that strikes me is the alcohol. Honestly there's not a whole lot to this Double in the way of hops, although I do love the Amarillo's sweetness. Because of the relatively light flavor, the alcohol is quite pungent. This is not to complain; it compliments the taste of the beer in ways I'm not used to, which is quite satisfying. Afterwards my mouth feels dry with a sticky resin of hops and alcohol. Nice.

While this beer could stand to be a lot have a lot more Double IPA in it in terms of bitterness and hop aroma, it's quite a satisfying brew. A good beer to have in celebration of a good night. And quietly drink yourself to sleep with... 10.5% baby.

Photo of riboflavin88
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall, this was a great beer. It poured an orange-caramel color with a nice two-finger head. It's nose was filled with floral notes with blend of woodsy citrus notes in the back. The beer's taste was sweet and bitter up front, but finished citrusy and dry. Although this brew has 10.50 % alcohol, it was not overpowering and the beer held its smooth flavor. Mouthfeel was great, carbonation was crisp and made me want to drink more. Great beer, can't wait to try more from this brewery.

Photo of homebrewhawk
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber served in a shaker pint. Poured a clear gold with a finger of off white head. Plenty of carbonation. Big citrus/pine hop aroma. In your face hop bitterness typical of the style. Nice mouthfeel, there's malt in there somewhere, but it is not very apparent. Mouth puckering, dry hop finish. Decent DIPA. At $2.99 for a bomber, it's a bargain. Pretty drinkable for the ABV.

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

The Mojo Risin poured a pale amber color with solid lacing and a sweet 2 finger head. No drink by date.

The aroma was of a citrus fruit. Grapefruit was the one to come to mine. It also a had a malty aroma.

The taste was a little off. The first sip and there after gave a little bit of an odd unrecognizible taste. A little bit off center. It had a strong malt presence and you could definitely taste the 10% ABV.

In the mouth the hop bitterness kicked you in the face and ran through. I am a big fan of the DIPA and I would rate this one as middle of the road.

Photo of budgood1
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours out an apricot/amber colour with a a thick and heavy beige head. the head seems to want to stick around and thus leaves a lot of chunky lace. lots of citrusy type hop aromas, with a good deal of orange, tangerine, peach, and even pine needles...balanced by a strong caramel malt base. a bit spicy from the alcohol. smells great! the flavour aspects are surprisingly boozy in nature...the hops are pronounced and remind me of a screwdriver...i.e. vodka infused orange juice. or maybe a greyhound...i.e. vodka infused grapefruit juice. there is a good deal of maltiness that seems to stand up to the bitter, puckering hop carpet bombing that is destroying my tongue. the maltiness is one dimensional; all caramel/toffee all the time. it's a bit woodsy, and at times resiny in nature. this is a big and bad beer and should not be dealt with lightly. the mouthfeel is lush and supple, even if the overall body of this big double IPA seems a touch lacking. drinkability is good, even though i should be sipping my way through the four pack. i find myself slurping a bit more agressively than i know i should.

a big, bold, brash hop and booze assault. and i like it. perhaps not as complex or thought provoking as i'd like, but it gets the job done and provides the inner hophead in me to sink into the comfortably numb nirvana that i was looking for in a DIPA. good stuff.

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

Honey colored with a notable pale beige stack of suds that only gradually retreats to a lasting lace around the edges.
It noses of grain, copper, pine, tangerine, and pink grapefruit. It seems to want to jump juicier, but is mired in metallics. It's also a hair on the meek side for a DIPA.
A honeyed graham cracker maltiness occurs first in the mouth. This stays steady and baseline throughout like a canvas. Malt has said it's piece and gets out of the way. Oh, one last thing for it: baked apples drizzled in caramel. Now it is done for real. Hops bring candied oranges, sugared grapefruits, tangelos, lime leaves, and spruce. Alcohol adds a late featureless heat.
For as rusty and metal-tinged as the nose presented, the flavor is all fruit, hop-wise. It bears a basic semblance to Hopslam, but lacks a good deal of its panache. Bitterness is balanced out, or in other words, a little low. It seems to beg for a little of that dank, down-n-dirty rusty, reefer smoke nuances that I crave from Amarillos (though the hop burps bring some of it into play, curiously). In this sense, it seems simple and one-sided, though still quite tasty.
Feelwise, it's there, with a medium-heavy body sprinkled with a low-and-steady carbonation. With only rare bursts of heat, it drinks smaller than it is. Coupled with its somewhat easygoing (by DIPA standards) demeanor, this could be dangerous if one came across a bunch of it all at once and wanted to drink it all.
There is nothing to truly complain about here, but it's definitely in the "good" category rather than the "great" one.

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

Poured into mini heffe glass at 08 Long Island Craft Brew festival. Appearance was orangey/yellow hue. The head sank to a cap finish very quickly. Smell and Taste married together with the high hops as the name does not lie. The Doors reference dragged me over from other lines, normally not a pale ale man, much less a double. Mouthfeel was a impressive crisp lightness. Drinkability for the veteran Pale riders and tough stomachs.

Photo of IgotsHops
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dark hay color, standard DIPA appearance.
Smelled of cascade and simcoe hops I think, some floral, pine, and a lot of sharp citrus.

Strong bitterness on the tongue, stayed around quite a while on the palate, it would have been nice if that bitterness quieted a little before the next sip, but hey it's a DIPA. Strong citrus and some pine hop flavor, not a big fan of the malt profile on this one, the combination wasn't too appropriate for the style. Conflicted with the hops.

I don't know if I would buy this again due to many better DIPAs in the market, but it was worth the taste and was definitely a quality brew overall.

Photo of zeff80
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a deep copper hue with a tan, bubbly/soapy, 4-finger head that left sticky rings of lace.

S - It smelled very grassy and malt. There were notes of grapefruit.

T - It tasted quite hoppy and slightly fruity. It had a burnt toast maltiness. Also, a nice bitter kick.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a warm alcohol presence. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a good DIPA. Despite the high ABV it was pretty easy drinking. It went great with some spicy brisket.

Photo of callmemickey
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Light copper/amber body with a healthy white head with lots of lacing...

S: Blast of grapefruit courtesy of tons of amarillo hops... light bready malt character... could use a bit more complexity to up it into the next tier.

T: Grapefruit hops up front... sweet malts... slightly metallic... the alcohol is not hidden too well

M: Light bodied... smooth, up until a slightly metallic slightly watery finish...

D: A good smelling, decent tasting beer is hurt by the alcohol screaming through... id have another, but id prefer something else

Photo of Slatetank
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on draft @ Cobblestone's in York, Pa. Served cold in a goblet allowed to warm.

A - Amber w/ golden highlights w/ about 1 finger of bone white head that drops quickly leaving thick lace stickage.

S - Nice, fresh herbal and citrusy amarillo hops stand out in a big way. There is a sweet light malt odor that bolsters the slightly vegetal odor of the tangy hops.

M - Very sweet w/ the hops slightly overshadowed. The carbonation is full and the mouthfeel is a little too balanced for an Imperial IPA w/ sweet almost matching the bittering IMO. The texture is decent, but tame w/ 10% abv not that apparent and flavors come off as slightly disjointed.

T - A lot of crystal malt sweetness w/ plenty of Amarillo flavoring in the hop dept, which I love. I feel there could be more of a blend in the flavoring hops, w/ perhaps a less syrupy sweetness in flavor. The hops are splendid w/ a twang on the sour fruit side. There is subtle grapefruit coming out as it warms. The warming boozy flavor follows, but only gradually. This is actually a pretty tasty ale, not too mention DIPA w/ nice malt flavor and a goodly amount of hops supporting.

D - Very balanced which is odd for me, yet good overall for an IIpa - nice citrusy nuances and plenty of aroma w/out much harsh acidity. A fine ale that really hides the abv well - I would gladly sample this again...and again.

Photo of NEhophead
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 fl oz brown bottle; served in a snifter.

Pours a slightly hazy golden that settles as a fine copper with good clarity. Foamy, bright white head that immediately attacks the snifter's sides. Thickly webbed lacing with good strength.

Very bright pine, spruce and citrus aromatics; lemon, green apple, and grapefruit. Faint astringency with a cutting, intense whaft of alcohol. Slick, semi-sweet toasted malt.

Semi-sweet, big toasted malt character; bulky breadiness with notes of diacetyl and yeasty must. Resin-filled, gritty pine with slick, oily notes of citrus: grapefruit, apple, pear, and apricot. Very bitter in the middle with an earthen, gritty finish.

Full bodied; slick and swarming mouthfeel. Oily and gritty; very bulky. A Double IPA that pretty much attacks the palate.

A young, abrasive version of the style. Too bulky without a true balance. Rough around the edges and over the top (like Morrison).

Mojo Risin' Double IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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