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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
85
very good

790 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 14
Gots: 31 | 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 BEERchitect
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
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
4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
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
4.83/5  rDev +29.5%
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
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
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
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
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
3.43/5  rDev -8%
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 +20.6%
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 +11.3%
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
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
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
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.88/5  rDev +4%
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 +9.9%
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.

Photo of Gusler
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Photo of macster
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Photo of pmcadamis
4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of Grundle20
2.95/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

Photo of rowew
4.03/5  rDev +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.

Photo of BrewSomerville
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Photo of KarlHungus
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Photo of kajerm
3.88/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of cameraman
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

Photo of bruachan
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
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...

Mojo Risin' Double IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.