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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: 778
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 14
Gots: 25 | 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 Drew966
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mojo Risin' Double IPA pours an orange color with a thick white head from a brown twenty two ounce bottle. The aroma is intensely hoppy, grapefruit and pine are there, almost to the point of smelling like a cleaning product. The taste is heavy on the piney, citrusy hops with a nice balance of malt. Recommended.

Drew966, Apr 26, 2007
Photo of dacrza1
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

1.6 pint bottle poured into a snifter after a good day of yard work and cleaning (!)...single-finger head; effervescent rush of bubble in a soft orange glow. Sharp hop aroma--grapefruit is claimed by the label, although I can olny detect a citrussy something...intriguing. Extremely sour/bitter antagonism on tongue and mouth (channeling Jim?). I’d call this intrusive, but at 10% I detect no alcohol...(an hour passes)... winding down, and the alcohol still deceptive in taste. A nice nightcap.

dacrza1, Apr 22, 2007
Photo of neonbrown82
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Meh. Kind of a disappointment for me after having (and loving) the Hazed and Mojo. Looks great, and smells great, but there's something medicinal and metallic in the hops flavor.

The beer pours to a very pale golden yellow color with a huge fluffy white head. Very good retention and a particularly beautiful lacing. Carbonation appears to be quite mellow.

The smell is quite delicious. Very bready malt aroma with a balanced hops note. Floral and citric, like nectarines and peaches. The smell reminds me an awful lot of the late and much adored Bell's HopSlam.

The taste is a little astringent at first. The sweet doughy malt flavor is pleasant, but then the hops flavor comes. It's the crushed aspirin medicinal flavor that many people associate with Amarillo hops, though this is the only beer I've ever really been able to detect it enough to where it detracted from the flavor. In either case, my tastebuds warmed up to it quickly and the beer actually became much more enjoyable, so I averaged out my taste score. Has a pretty rough bitterness as well as a hint of copper and tin, but the hops aroma, and subsequently the hops flavor is delicious, aside from the aspirin-like acrid flavor. Has a nice bubblegummy finish, but the bitterness in the late finish seems to blanket the palate, preventing me from fully enjoying it.

The body is fairly full, thick and syrupy. Carbonation is fairly light. Bitterness is rough, as already mentioned. Alcohol is moderately well hidden, but the burn is kind of in-your-face. Good for a IIPA, but drinkability suffers. If I want to drink a delicious hoppy beer, I usually don't want to take a nap afterwards... I want to drink another deliciously hoppy beer, but this one is kind of tough to follow up with another. I'll take a Mojo anyday, though it was great to be able to try this particular incarnation.

neonbrown82, Apr 13, 2007
Photo of Crosling
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber. Light gold color. Sexy head. Nice nose of citrus fruits, weeds and herbs. Flavor is nice. It’s hoppy in a good way, but the malt character seems to be severely lacking and there isnt much balance. That being said, as a versatile beer drinker who appreciates hoppy beers, I enjoy the flavor. Body is also very thin, disappointing. That being said, still a pretty tasty brew.

Crosling, Apr 13, 2007
Photo of Westsidethreat
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another good beer from JeffKrenner

A: Boring medium golden copper with a clean and lackadaisical feel to it. Minor off white head offers only a ring and a few wisps on the top.

S: Fresh cedar, grapefruit juice, pecerino and lemonade.

T: Begins sweet with aspects of watermelon, pink grapefruit and sun ripened strawberries. Spritzy sugar hits the tip of the tongue almost like crystal light. There’s a melon rind roundness that’s blends well with raw cinnamon dough, watery OJ and cilantro. Finishes mildly spicy with oily hops and well hidden alcohol.

M: Medium body, fairly smooth and just a bit hard.

D: At first I wasn’t really impressed by this beer but it really grew on me. There aren’t any remarkable characteristics to this beer but it does the important things right which combines to make a very quaffable beer.

Westsidethreat, Apr 12, 2007
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice muddy golden/amber body with a slight off white head. Not a huge or rocky head as I expected. Yet overall, it looks fantastic.
Smell; some pine, rosemary and sweet malt. But overpowering them all is the citrus--orange and persimmon, lemon, grapefruit.
Taste; follows the nose nicely. No surprises. Hops flavor is more intense than their bitterness. Malts smooth out the feel, but do not interfere with taste.
Feels smooth, a slight bite to it. Very drinkable, which is a bit odd for a 2IPA, in my opinion.

Mebuzzard, Apr 09, 2007
Photo of dmamiano
2.8/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Expecting great things right off the bat. Have enjoyed Mojo on many occasions.
This beer poured a nice golden amber with a two finger, off white head.
Carbonation was good and the nose was quite pleasing with strong citrus almost grapefruit like notes.
Taste was the let down here. Mouthfel was o.k, but what was expected from the taste never materialized. Malt but no hops to speak of. Very alchoholy and little bitternness at the finish.
I have to assume the beer may have been old, but it was bought from a reputable shop.
Another prime example of why all beer should be dated. We will never know.

dmamiano, Apr 09, 2007
Photo of TexIndy
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shipped back from Denver during my late Feb trip and been waiting to try this one. Poured from a 22oz bomber that appeared to have a laser code on the neck but it had rubbed mostly off so couldn't tell but know this one was pretty fresh. The color was light amber with orange highlights. It had a small head that settled to a thin collar with some good lacing. The aroma was heavy on grapefruit and the Amarillo hops. I'm not a big fan of grapefruit so it hurt the taste and score some. The taste was pretty standard for an ADIPA but again the grapefruit aroma/taste hurt it. I also got an aftertaste that keeps bringing to mind baby aspirin. Good mouthfeel. Overall, it's a good average ADIPA. Nothing makes it stand out from the pack on the good side and the grapefruit and after taste put it at the lower end of the range. Worth a try but one is enough for me. (3.5, NA/RB, T, O)

TexIndy, Apr 09, 2007
Photo of kmpitz2
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber helping me through the holiday. The brew pours a light golden color with a very light coating of head that stays around after the pour. There is an apparent lack of carbonation bubbling up and clarity is very good on this one. The aroma is solid in candied grapefruity hop. Lots of sugary sweetness and very juicy fruity hop overlaying a more subtle caramel maltyness, but the hop really kicks some ass in this one. I really like how this is smelling...Plinyesque. Taking a sip, the flavor is not as sweet as expected. The hop is more piney in character, there is a ore subdued sugary sweetness and the caramel is just moderate. There is a light metallic tang to it on the finish as well. Mouthfeel is moderate with a distinct lack of carbonation. I enjoy this brew despite the incongruence between flavor and aroma. There is not hint of the alcohol and it is satisfing my crave for the hops. I would have it again.

kmpitz2, Apr 07, 2007
Photo of Bitterbill
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours from 22oz bottle(best by 3 08) a clear orange gold with a large head of foam that subsides slowly leaving a solid layer with plenty of lacing.

The smell has a lot of hop nose...I noted grapefruit and pine.

The taste is very hoppy but not really bitter. There's lots of citrus, mainly grapefruit, with some good piney flavour and there's some caramel malt sweetness in the background that makes for good balance. It's very tasty. Oh, and the aftertaste *is* on the bitter side, actually quite bitter. It makes me want to take another sip...;^)

Man, for a +10%abv brew, it's hidden quite well so I better watch it.

A few more sips in and there's somewhat of a let up of the flavours. I don't know why that is but this is still a nice DIPA and I thank Boulder Brewing for coming out with this interesting interpretation of the style.

Bottom line: A good DIPA that I can recommend.

Bitterbill, Apr 06, 2007
Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours bronze with 2 fingers of eggshell white head. Okay lacing & head retention

S: Rich citrus & piney hop notes that dissapate as this warms

T: Grapefruitty hops & some breadyness up front. Fruittyness follows& boozeyness as this warms. Finishes snappy with some warming booze

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Skews a little too hoppy for perfection IMO

Drinks a bit slow, still a good one to satisfy your hop jones. Liked it better on tap, although the score is the same???

russpowell, Apr 05, 2007
Photo of BretSikkink
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mojo Risin' pours a light golden color, very clear, no bubbles. Tenacious lacing snakes its way down more than half the glass. The smell is very lopsided in the crisp citric hop department.

A little sharp in the taste, require some acclimation. Such a light-colored brew, the pale malts are absolutely destroyed by the hops' high alpha oils. As far as flavors, the hops are grapefruit juice with a floral type aftertaste. Quite bitter, alcohol is evident, although it is still a very drinkable beer.

In a country where SN Bigfoot is not considered an extreme beer, this is a very decent addition to the Double/Imperial IPA fold. Not for the faint of heart. Although plentiful, the hops are not overly bitter, and if not a 'balanced' beer (or even close), it's not supposed to be, and it tastes great and is quite drinkable. I just wonder what the folks who pick it up just for the Doors reference and the [more than slightly cheesy] psychedelic color scheme think about it...

BretSikkink, Apr 02, 2007
Photo of beerphan
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap -> pint
@ Fuel & Fiddle, Oakland, PA.

Pours a light golden orange with a small dense head that leaves behind sheets of sticky lace. Did not note carbonation appearance.

Nose: Big pine and grapefruit nose, mostly one dimensional as the malt is overwhelmed. Alcohol creeps into the nose as this big beer warms.

Fortunately, there is a pretty strong malt presense in the flavor, albeit a shortlived presense. A fruity hop explosion, takes over giving a ton a citrus flavor. The finish is a pleasant slap of bitterness that seems just about right. Alcohol becomes more and more evident as the brew warms.

Mouth is thick and creamy.

Wow, a quality dipa from Boulder. Drinkability suffers due to the high alcohol and high price tag.

beerphan, Apr 01, 2007
Photo of RedHaze
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle

Pours a clear bright golden color, with a one finger fluffy white head that fades away to a soapy cap. The lacing is a solid sheet of foam, and sticks to the inside of my glass throughout the entire beer.

Smell; lots of citrus, with oranges lemons and a bit of grapefruit, with just a touch of pine trees as well. There's a some hints of bread dough malts in the background, along with a little bit of a sugary aroma. There's absolutely no hint of the 10.5% ABV at all.

Taste; this is a bit more piney upfront than it was in the aroma, with the citrus being secondary, with oranges and lemons. The malts are bready, and caramel, and the finish is a touch on the sugary side.

Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than you would expect for a DIPA, and the drinkability is very good for the really high ABV.

RedHaze, Apr 01, 2007
Photo of Beaver13
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a frothy white head that quickly dissipates to a thin film that laces the glass.

The aroma is huge on the piney hops with a little sweet caramel and melon in the background.

The flavor is sweet malts and melon with a salty and metallic grassy hop finish. It has good bitterness with a long lingering aftertaste, but the flavors aren't all that. The mouthfeel is is medium to thin and a little watery but smooth.

Overall a decent DIPA, and fairly impressive for Boulder. The flavor and mouthfeel are a little lacking though.

Beaver13, Mar 26, 2007
Photo of Cresant
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 22 oz. bottle into a Triplel Karmeliet glass. No date. Achieved 1 finger of off-white head which sat upon a clear, orange-golden body. No lacing was left behind.

Smell was bright citrus and piney hops. Later as it warmed it gave off bready aromas. Nice.

Taste was frisee-like bitterness. The mild sweetness countered the somewhat green hops flavors. Well hidden alcohol only slightly appeared as it warmed substantially. Not especially complex but a nice, hopped-up DIPA. Fortunately the frequent aspirin flavor of amarillo hops did not stand out.

Mouthfeel was slightly oily and medium/full. The hops bitterness lingered.

Cresant, Mar 24, 2007
Photo of jwc215
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden amber with a thin head.

The smell is grassy.grainy.citrusy. Some pine. Wow! This is overflowing of hop aroma. Tropical fruitiness...A bouquet of citrus...

The taste does not live up to the aroma. There is a rush of citrus followed by a restrained graininess. Alcohol phenols rise to almost interfere. Some malt backbone tries tries to act to balance it out, but is held back by the overpowering hops. Finishes with hops galore. Well, my first impression was - this is a great hoppy IPA, but as the drink progressed, it became more imbalanced with a bit of plastic making an annoying entrance. This is one of those beers that become less impressive as the drink progresses...

The feel is creamy with a medium body.

I LOVE the aroma. At fist the taste is great, but wears down as it progresses. Alcohol and plastic become more noticeable as it progresses. A fine one to split with someone - good hop profile, could use more balance (and less plastic).

jwc215, Mar 21, 2007
Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to PSYCOHOPS for sharing this tasty beer with me. Poured from a 22oz. brown bomber bottle into a Tulip pint glass. Appears a clear deep amber color with at least two fingers of fluffy off-white head. Tons of lacing left on the inside of the glass with each sip. Smells of lemony and grapefruity citrus hops, and nicely toasted malted grain. Tastes of bitter, piney hops as well as grapefruit, apricot and caramel malt. Medium to full bodied with great carbonation. Drinkability suffers slightly due to the high ABV.

ClockworkOrange, Mar 20, 2007
Photo of mentor
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a one finger yellow-tan head over a cloudy light-gold liquid. Smells wonderful. Dark citrusy hops with mild underlying sweet. Pine is evident, but the hops are mostly grapefruit, orange, and tangerine. Darker heavier citrus. I'd say amarillo and centennial hops.

Tastes smooth and nice. Malt sweet is prominent, as is hop flavor, but hop bitter falls short of my expectation for a DIPA. perhaps I just have spring in my veins, but the hops come across with a bit of pils kinda zing. Creamy smooth malt is not overly wet, but pleasing. Hop flavor is robust and clean. Some pine, but not in the tannin astringent way. More pine than citrus, but noticable tangerine and grapfruit pith. Woody dry hops clean the end with a slightly grassy co-ho edge. This beer is quite drinkable, the glass is already half gone already. Yeah, this beer is mostly hops, but I get some drying character I find typical of toasted grains. Like bread crust. As much as I've talked about the hops, malt sweet is present and hangs around in the aftertaste, fighting the co-ho that tries to spoil the situation. Interesting balance...I love the 'conflict'.

Mouthfeel is thick. Carbonation is md-strong, but plays well with the thick malty body. Really nice lacing on the inside of the glass. I had a glass of this on tap at the brewery and it was very much like this from a bottle. Well done.

mentor, Mar 19, 2007
Photo of WesWes
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a solid malt scent that boasts of pale and Carapils malts. It's rich and bold. It also has a citrousy hop blast that is incredible in the nose. The taste is good. It has a smooth pale malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes slightly warm and very hoppy. This beer has incredible balance. It's just full of flavor and hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn good beer. It's flavorful and easy drinking.

WesWes, Mar 18, 2007
Photo of Gavage
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a yellowish orange color with a big fat merangue-like head that lasts quite a while. Thick lacing is left on the glass.

Smell: pine and grapefruit are bold and easy to detect.

Taste: pine, grapefruits, pears, honey, and a strong bitterness. The sweetness and bitterness are well balanced here. Alcohol is noticeable but not offensive in the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. Medium-heavy in body. Long bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability: decent. This is a bold beer that will affect your tastebuds after a while. Definitely quite a tasty version of a DIPA.

Gavage, Mar 18, 2007
Photo of Tizzod
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a lovely golden apricot color with a light white head.

Smell: Very hoppy. Yum. Lots of citrus and some pine notes.

Taste: Lots of bright hop goodness. Citrus fades to an earthy resin flavor with definite pine flavors. Taste is surprisingly mild given the smell. Can taste the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Lightly carbonated and maybe a little thin.

Drinkability: On flavor alone it's very drinkable, but the high ABV catches up you pretty quickly, making this not an everyday beer.

Overall: Loved the hopiness, taste was good but it was a little strong to drink regularly. I will remember it for when I need a good kick in the pants.

Tizzod, Mar 13, 2007
Photo of PBoegel
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoy Mojo, so I was looking forward to this one. I was a bit surprised at first but with an evening to reflect on my notes, just taking Mojo up a notch and a half sort of makes everything fall into place here.

Served in a 23 oz fluted glass out of a 22 oz bomber.

I don't think this was a wow beer, but it was certainly an enjoyable and drinkable double IPA. In many ways it has more in common with the IPA style than Mojo itself, which while I really like lacks some of the true hop bitterness I look for in an IPA.

Risin' is wonderfully clean in appearance, straw gold with orange yellow highlights below a billowy white head, which dissipates rather quick in large part I would say due to the oily amarillo hops.

The balance on the nose was really intriguing, the floral citrus pine of amarillo shone big, but there was an unanticipated clean bready malt sweetness taken in. As it warmed the alcohol notes became a little more evident, but the thing that struck my mind in aroma overall was balance. Some ripe berry fruit and rose petal liven up as it warms.

Tastes were much the same with a bit more citrus malt flavor, the bitterness was far more pronounced than its younger brother and accentuated a bit by the alcohol in the finish.

The biggest ding I could give this beer would be the alcohol being detectable but it worked in such an interesting way with the aroma and flavor profile it would almost be a shame if it was reigned in. Mouthfeel was big and full and much more toward the clean dry bitterness I expect and want in an IPA style.

Flavors and aromas were not out of this world, but nevertheless I would enjoy the opportunity to have another pint of this brew.

PBoegel, Mar 11, 2007
Photo of Mdog
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Gold, with nice carbonation and lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit rind, not too strong.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Starts out very creamy, which is kind of odd for a DIPA. The malts show up as a bready sweetness up front. The hops wait almost until swallowing to show up, then lend a citrus bitterness. Not extremely bitter.

Drinkability: Extremely smooth for a DIPA. The alcohol is very well hidden.

I like Boulder's Mojo, so I had pretty high expectations for this brew. They weren't entirely met, it was much more balanced than I expected. It's a good beer but I like several other DIPAs better.

Mdog, Mar 10, 2007
Photo of aaronh
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Fairly pale body. Much less orange than a typical IPA, slight haze and topped by the typical off white head. Aromas are pretty enticing, with strong florals and sweet alcohol notes, perhaps a touch of rosin as well. Flavor is very solid, with a nice balance between malt and hops. Hop flavors are tangerine and rosin, but the nice caramel malt flavors play against the bitterness very well. Mouthfeel is very smooth and supple. The beer is very approachable, and the drinkability is far too good for such a strong beer. This one could be dangerous.

aaronh, Mar 09, 2007
Mojo Risin' Double IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
83 out of 100 based on 778 ratings.