Mojo Risin' Double IPA - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo Risin' Double IPAMojo Risin' Double IPA

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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 14
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: UnionMade on 02-12-2007)
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Photo of RothenbergXXX
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
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 +7.2%
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
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
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
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
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 +7.2%
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
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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 -4.8%
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
3.95/5  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
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
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
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
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
3.83/5  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
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
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).

Photo of yourefragile
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on tap at Liberty Street Tavern in Allentown, PA, served in a goblet.

A: Clear golden honey color with a medium sized off whit head. Moderate retention but very nice streaky lacing, as expected for the style.
S: Obviously very hoppy, in the direction of a pine forest. Very strong, a little alcohol hiding in the back, not much sweetness. Above average, but lacking something in balance and complexity as other DIPAs.
T: Very strong hop taste but not overly bitter at any point. Very strong, lingering finish. Like the nose, not very sweet, piney taste is most assertive. Again, like the nose, I like this, but feel like this lacking and just a little simpler that others in this style. Alcohol is present, but for 10.5 very well balanced and enjoyable. Creamy fuller side of medium bodied mouthfeel.

This was a very nice beer, my first from Boulder and I was slightly surprised by how much I enjoyed this but I put this in the third tier in my mind of beers of this style behind the exceptional and near exceptional. I give this credit for not being overly hoppy for the sake of hops, but I was slightly bored by it in the end

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

Bomber bottle from Sam's in Downer's Grove.

Pour is orange/amber - light, almost white head. It provided decent lacing for style.

Nose is sharp and pungent, pine and grapefuit. Pine forest. The sharp bite is a bit rough. Is it telling what is up next?

The first taste is yes, sharp. It snaps of intense bittering and grapefruit right up front - very bitter off the start - then mellows a bit and brings in flavors of pine - sweetness builds and surpisingly enough, fights off that upfront bitterness. Finishes as a double ipa - but no where near as bitter as the start - quite sweet and alcohol laden.

An interesting double ipa - nice flavors, backwards for taste - bitter up front and sweet later - I'd prefer a longer bitter finish. A well crafted brew with no real flaws.

Photo of Biscuit033
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear gold color with 1/2 inch white head and good lacing.

S: There is some citrus and some caramel and toffee notes.

T: Citrus flavors almost equal parts grapefruit, orange, and lemon, with a slight malty backbone.

M: Good carbination, clean and crisp finish.

D: This is way too drinkable for a DIPA. There is an abundance of hops without scouring the tongue and the alcohol is not perceivable at all.

Photo of ZAP
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Golden color...just a little head

S-Pretty intense aroma of pine...also some tobacco/canibus and a little bit of grapefruit is present.

T-Good strong bitterness....more of a balanced tobacco/pine hop feel.. Mild caramel malt lends a semblance of balance....

M-Medium to full bodied...slightly syruppy...

D-Pretty nice DIPA....big impressive piney aroma...taste is a little one-sided with the hops but that's OK....Not one of my favorites but a nice changeup.

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

22 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- A solid pour yielded a golden liquid with deep orange hues. Less head than expected and minimal lacing had some staying power.

S- Smell was piney and citrusy- some alcohol in the nose, but overall the prevailing scent was hops.

T- Taste was similar to the nose- fresh citrus/grapefruit hops- caramel- nice malt balance. Was lacking the huge hop punch that I expect with my DIPA's although it was still enough for a hophead to enjoy. There was nothing crazy or different about the taste, nothing too complex going on here.

M- Mouthfeel was lighter than expected- some stickiness but overall, average.

D- Very good beer, but I have had better DIPA's. Still, I would have this one again.

Photo of Med
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured a deep gold color with a nice 2 finger off-white head. Lacing was thick and uneven coating the glass nicely. Overall a very nice presentation.

S - Hops come through with a strong scent of pine, but not quiteas strong as some of the other top notch DIPA's out there. Still above average.

T - I'm surprised how sweet this comes across. The pine noted in the smell is still there, and it's certainly hoppy, but the malts come through well. In some ways this reminds me of some of the hoppier barleywines out there. Finish is forever.

M - Creamy and soft. Doesn't tickle the tongue as much as I'd like but very pleasant none the less.

D - It's a nice beer, but I'm not sure I could have more than one or two of these. I think it's the way the taste stays in the mouth. Or maybe I've just been spoiled with Stone Ruinators lately.

Photo of dsa7783
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 Pint, 6 fl oz bottle purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
Heard a lot of good things about this one, so had high hopes for this sample...
Pours a deep, dark, bronze, amber-colored hue with an immense frothy and foamy head that lingered on for a bit before slowly receding and leaving a fine amount of lacing...
Smell was literally bursting with fresh hops, pines, and grapefruit - teriffic, strong aroma that is a great representation of what the style should smell like...
Taste was equally wonderful and dominated by fresh flavors of strong, powerful hops, grapefruit, citrus, lemon, fresh florals, lime, vanilla, caramel, and bitter-sweet honey... Very sweet flavor bordered by a touch of bitterness - this beer is extremely well-balanced and one of the best American Imperial IPAs I have ever sampled... This is perhaps the ultimate depiction of a superb IPA and an amazing depiction of the style...
Great, creamy, thick, rich mouthfeel exploding with fresh hop flavors...
Equally great mouthfeel, where the hefty ABV is not noticeable at all but will slowly creep on you...
Excellent stuff...
Definitely recommended...

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

This beer poured a nice golden, copper color with a thick, foamy white head. The lacing was nice as well. The aroma was strictly a piney, resinous smell. The taste was again strictly a piney hops taste. A nice bitter, dry finish. Not much malt taste at all if any at all. The mouthfeel was medium body with medium carbonation. Overall t was good. A little too hoppy for me to drink on a regular basis but good.

Photo of Kadonny
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into my European style glass.

A: A fairly clear copper color with an offwhite nice 2 finger head. Nice lacing, but not over the top.

S: Hops of course with the piney wood hops prevailing. I can detect some citrus, but predominantely wood hops. A very subtle malt backround is present.

T: Again, piney hops with hints of grass, bark and some underlying citrus. The malt is in the backround on this one and just does not shine through as much as ohter double IPAs. One would think this was all about the hops then...right? Yeah, me too but I was left disappointed.

M: Good, with a medium body and some oily feel to it. This beer does hide the high ABV very well though. I expected a much larger mouth feel.

D: Solid, but the higher ABV will slow you down, plus after drinking one I had just had enough.

Overall I was a little disappointed with this beer. I expected so much more especially with the 10.5, but it just didn't follow through. This double reminded me more of a regular IPA. Too bad because I really wanted to love this one. I had a Moylans Moylander Double later that night and it seemed they were not even in the same ballpark, the Moylans was far superior.

Photo of LittleBreeze
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

More of a weak copper color. Pretty in a glass and accented by weak white foam around the edge.

This is hoppy. But it is over on the other side. The side I don't appreciate. The grassy...piney...woods sides.
I do get a little citrus in the finish. Not enough sweetness or something...the balance isn't right for me.

I love the mouthfeel.

Photo of erosier
4.6/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange color with a medium off-white head and nice lacing down the glass. It smells of sweet malts and fruity, citirsy hops. The taste is excellent - great sweet malt backbone layered with a great hop bitterness of the great American IPAs. The citrisy hops finish off the taste for a great flavor. The mouthfeel is excellent as well - nice crisp feel with a dry hoppy finish. The drinkability is good for a beer of this magnitude. Excellent IPA and well worth it if you can find it.

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a rodenbach glass, this was a golden orange in color with perfect clarity. it had a smallish creamy white head but persistent lacing which coated the glass all the way down throughout. aromas of honeyed sweet fresh bread mingled with floral, citric, and resiny notes. very enticing. moderate to full sweet malts upfront quickly washed away by big hop bitterness. some warming alcohol on the back end. mouthfeel was almost full-bodied with a viscous, long, smooth bitter, drying finish. me likey.

Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber.
Pours a hazy light auburn in color. Plenty of head and very nice lacing. Smell is subdued hops. Taste is much the same. Plenty of bittering piney and grassy hops. Just a hint of citrus hop underneath, but you have to push to find it. Decent brew, but unfortunately I've been drinking a lot of HopSlam lately and this just can't compete.

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