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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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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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UnionMade on 02-12-2007

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Photo of sweethome
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
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
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
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
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
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 +7.5%
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
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
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
4.52/5  rDev +21.5%
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 +4.8%
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 -5.1%
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
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
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
4.57/5  rDev +22.8%
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
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
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
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a creme head. Leaves some nice lacing. Nose is minty with some minor pine and perfume. Flavor is the same. However it seems to get a bit thinner before it should. It still carries enough personality to keep it interesting. Same thing goes for the feel that went for the flavor. The liquid is kind of thin too. Carbonation is decent, but I am just not feeling much here. This is easy to drink and you don't feel the 10.5% at all. There are no mindblowing characteristics, but it certainly is very nice to drink.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As most heavy-hopped IPA's and bold malt bills, this beer begins with a standard copper / golden hue with a mild hop-haze and a airy stark white foamstand. Laces well and the head retains throughout the session. This beer has the same malt balance and character as the regular Mojo, but increased incrementally on all levels. Rich, but highly attenuated malts give a crisp, cracker-like flavor along with mild sweetness of caramel and barley malt. Low esters and thin sweetness set the stage for big bittering and flavoring hops. High alpha acids (Amerillo) hops give a grapefruit and orange rind flavor that balances out the tame sugars well. Also low on phenols, this beer remains refreshing and crisp throughout. Textues are softer and thiner than most current Imperial IPA's, but make it much more drinkable. Finishes with a very dry, minty alcohol taste and lingers with hop bitterness and grapefruits. This beer is probably similar to the original IPA's sent to India by the Brittish, except for the choice of American flavoring hops.

Photo of kboett77
4.34/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It does seem to be a time of great double ipa's in america. This one is a great example. It is hoppy to the point of being almost like a nice morning cup of grapefruit juice. By that I mean, refreshing and invigorating. Nice crisp mouthfeel, without to much aftertaste, which may be a benefit or not depending on your perspective. All in all this is a quite drinkable double ipa, refreshing and full flavored, but still easy to get down, and with out the total pallet ruination (wink, wink) of some other double ipas. This was my first Boulder Beer...beer, and I'm looking forward to the next.

Photo of tprokop7
4.8/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

After leaving a mediocre review for a cask serving of risin', I think it's only fair that I review the bottle too. I really love this beer, and the ones I've had from the bottle are the reason for that.

A - Golden-amber and very clear. Head is cream colored, thick, light, and doesn't dissipate too quickly.

S - Hops and citrus. Just a slight sweetness, but the hops are the most powerful.

T - Wonderful. Smooth and bitter, with a definite citrus (lemon and grapefruit, mostly) finish.

M - Smooth, with moderate carbonation, this feels great going down.

D - One of my favorites, I could drink these for hours.

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

Pours a dark golden with a very sturdy nearly 2 finger head. Head leaves very nice lacing. Smell is in your face hops! (floral citrus punch) Tastes is very clean nice hoppy citrus with a nice crisp finish. Mouthfeel is a little thin and but very smooth with a nice balance of carbonation for the DIPA style. Drinkability is a decent with a nice hiding of the ABV overall. A good DIPA from Boulder with a nice westcoast vibe. Cheers!!!

Photo of logdogg
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured great nearly two fingers of head, small nicely shaped bubbles near the bottom of the head and frothy foamyness near the top. First thing I noted was the smell, excellent hoppy, citrus, lemon aroma, this smell did disapate and the malts came out midway through the beer. The most amazing thing about this beer is the masked alcohol content you could drink a number of these end up way more smashed than expected. This beer has a great flavor, not as hoppy as I expected a DIPA to be but the fore and especially the after taste are outstanding. It leaves a crisp clean nicely flavored after taste. Worth trying this beer, it is not my favorite DIPA, but I like it better than the regular Mojo. Colorado can take pride in this brew, not quite world class though - gonna keep on riding, ride it ride it.

Photo of srobertson59
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber:

A - Pours a hazy honey/amber color with somewhat less foam than I would expect. The off-white foam leaves slight lacing on the glass all the way through.

S - Very sweet aroma...reminds me of bing cherries. Hops are present, but well hidden beneath the malt.

T - Taste is slightly different than the nose. The hops step up on the palate, but are not as present as I would expect in a dIPA. Alcohol is barely present.

M - Creamy with little prickles of carbonation. Sweetness wears off quickly leaving a crisp finish.

D - Smooth combination of elements. This may be a good entry point for someone wanting to try dIPAs, but falls well short of the hop content I look for.

Overall, Mojo Risin is a tasty brew but comes up very shy in the "in your face" department. I will certainly try other offerings from Boulder Beer as this one is really quite nice; just not what I expect in a Double IPA.

Photo of brentk56
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear honey color with a buoyant head that retains and laces well

Smell: Pithy and piney, with floral pineapple tones

Taste: Starts out with a pithy pineapple flavor, although there is clearly a balancing malt aspect on the front end; after the swallow, the fruity citrus and pineapple flavors dominate; some residual sweetness and alcohol on the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; some warmth on the finish

Drinkability: I'm drinking a super fresh bottle that has totally turned my opinion around on this beer; fantastic when fresh

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

Drinketh whilst typeth

12 oz into favorite Trappist glass.

A: Jim Morrison is on acid in my closet singing "mojo RISING mr. mojo rising!!!" I wish he'd leave me alone. Beer looks good. Golden with one finger of white head that dwindles to nothing but a few patches of foam and a bubbly collar. Really nice lacing.

S: Orange-zesty-bees-waxy-hoppy kinda essence. I love hops so if you're the same drink this pale ale.

T: Just like it smells ends super dry.

M: More than I was expecting lots of carbonation, but spot on for this type of brew.

D: Very highly drinkable all weather beer. Taste kind of like Colorado. Bravo to the Coloradoans.

Photo of davidt
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber color and keeps a thin head for the duration of the pour. The aroma is more malt than hop. The taste is not as hoppy as I would have expected. The smack of the hops that I was expecting was somewhat overshadowed by the sweetness of the malts. The balance is more towards the malt side than I prefer in a DIPA. The alcohol is well-masked though and this is an easy drinker. A good but not outstanding DIPA. I actually preferred it's Mojo sibling.

Photo of sid6581
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of Risser09
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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