Mojo Risin' Double IPA | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Mojo Risin' Double IPAMojo Risin' Double IPA
BA SCORE
58.1%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 864 ratings
Mojo Risin' Double IPAMojo Risin' Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States
boulderbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UnionMade on 02-12-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,870
Reviews:
402
Ratings:
864
Liked:
502
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
13.98%
Alströms:
2.76
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
71
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 864 |  Reviews: 402
Photo of Sammy
3.57/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was a great DIPA. Pours a nice orange color.. its almost like glowing bright orange.. kinda cool. Anywho this thing is just a hop bomb plan and simple but it is still drinkable as it is still somewhat balanced (at least as much as it could be). I sucked this down too quick, I tried to enjoy it and pace myself.. but it was just too tasty for me. Congrats Boulder, another great beer!

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.81/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy orange amber in color and has some fine particles visible floating in suspension along with a moderate amount of visible carbonation that churns them around the glass. It poured with a one and a half finger high off white head that gradually died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface along with thick rings of lacing coating the sides of the glass.
S: There are some aromas of citrusy hops in the nose (grapefruit really seem to stand out) along with some notes of caramel malts and pine resin hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the caramel malt flavors are a lot stronger (as evidenced by the beer’s high alcohol content). There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and relatively crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is extremely drinkable for its strength because the alcohol is not perceptible in the taste. There is also a rather good balance between the malt and hops, although this beer doesn’t have as much bitterness compared to others in the style so it will fall short for hopheads.

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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.

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Photo of emerge077
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep saturated orange that glows in the light. Frothy lace all around, sticking to the glass in a drippy pattern. Skim across the surface remains unbroken for a good while. Spotty bits are left on the glass after each sip.

Resiny sweet tangerine and orange candy aroma. Traces of alcohol, with requisite hop dankness. As it warms, the alcohol becomes more prevalent.

Sweet and slightly syrupy, coats the palate with caramel and orange peel, and a light bitterness. Dry aftertaste with some lingering candy orange slice sweetness. As it warms there is some caramel malt breadiness that lends to the full body, but I wouldn't really call it balanced.

After just having the regular Mojo IPA, this packs a greater punch, with much more orange flavor from the Amarillo, and more malt sweetness.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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

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Photo of oline73
5/5  rDev +34.4%

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.

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/28/2014. Pours crystal clear bright orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of citrus hops and moderate malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of juicy hop flavors and moderate malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good IPA. Good complexity of juicy hop flavors and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mojo Risin' pours a slightly hazy deep-amber body beneath a two-finger head of creamy off-white. The head slowly drops in on itself, but still maintains an almost full surface covering; and it leaves some very nice streaks of lace about the glass.

The aroma is rich with piney and citrusy (grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple) hops, but it's not so overdone that you can't smell the sweetish, bready and gently caramelish malt.

In the mouth it's medium-full with a dextrinous edge, and creamy and smooth with a fine-bubbled median carbonation.

The flavor is as the aroma suggests, but with a wider maltiness. It's gently sweetish with a golden caramel character to it, and some breadiness and toastiness as well. The hops remain the same, piney and citrusy, and although they're bold, they're kept in check so that the beer as a whole is not overwhelmed. Ditto for the bitterness. Overall, it's very rounded and balanced, and contributing to that is the very well cloaked 10.5% abv. You become aware of it after about 4 ounces, but it never stuns you. In fact, it almost helps the beer at that point, cutting through it a little and giving it an added dimension.

Quite nice! Really drinkable for a beer of its size!

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Photo of jlindros
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale orange hue with haze and light head

N: Nose has some light sweet malts but lots of citrus and some noble hops

T: Taste starts with more noble hops, a little spicey as well as some citrus, some pale malt shines through, a sweet sugar is also there with some crystal malts, another layer of noble hops ebbs through, touch of alcohol towards the end

M: It has a semi thick mouth feel but still pretty thin

F: Finishes a little sweet and bitter on the back of the tongue but dries off quickly leaving a bitter aftertaste that stays for a bit

Final thoughts: This is a great IPA. In the middle of many other IPAs it can stack up pretty well, but is not the best. It has great drinkability and hop character, but still maintains its light maltiness.

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Photo of oberon
4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Mojo IPA taken to the next level according to the bottle amped up with double the malt twice the amount of Amarillo's oh yeah baby more Amarillo's.Poured into an impy pint glass a dull lighter golden with a pillowy white head that left a few broken rings of lace behind as it settled slowly.Well damn well perfect in the nose for me juicy citrus fruit really bursts out with big piney hoppy goodness with a detectable sweeitsh caramel malt base but the blessed Amarillo hop takes center stage no doubt.Awesome big hop profile on the palate a refreshing citrusy element along with the intense resiny,piney almost "raw" character makes for a beautiful hop union,a lighter caramel biscuit base is detected and holds firm to the hop onslaught.Boulder out did themselves here just a great DIPA it kinda has me back in "beer" mode again.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Rustico in April 2010.

A: Pours a hazy brown-orange with a good amount of head, although well within normal range for a cask offering of this type.

S: Plenty of bitter orange and citrus. A slight caramel malt presence in the background.

T: Loads of dry, bitter citrus hops with a bit of earthy and floral characteristics as well.

M: Good carbonation level and quite smooth.

D: Very drinkable. One of the better cask offerings that I've had in a while.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.52/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On-tap at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of citrus and hops and is very well-blended.

T: The taste is very nicely balanced with strong flavors of hops and citrus. There’s no hint of the 10.50% ABV. The malt character is this for the style. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down way too easily for a beer with an ABV that high, not too filling, good representation of style, it could be very dangerous but this is a excellent beer to stick with for an entire evening.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy golden orange with 2 fingers of poofy off-white head. Retains very nicely and leaves the sides of the glass lined with great looking sticky hop lacing. This just looks like a nice juicy hop bomb. The aroma is hmmmm, a bit subdued. But that still doesn't stop Amarillo hops from making their presence known, as well as notes of citrus and caramel sweetness.

The taste fortunately springs more to life, with a crisp, tingling hop presence up front that bleeds into zesty citrus notes of orange and grapefruit. All of that is well supported by a backbone of silky smooth caramel malts. Finishes dry and bitter. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth and creamy feel. Barely a trace of that 10% ABV comes through at all. Very well hidden.

I'm thinking that I probably should have enjoyed this a few months earlier, as it just didn't seem as fresh and juicy as it should have been. Some fine DIPA character still shone through though and the drinkibility of this is very good for something so big.

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Photo of russpowell
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
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???

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

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-hued body layered with a full inch of off-white foam. Decent amount of lacing on the way down.

Smell: Aromatic citrus-scented hop bouquet, a veritable platter of fruit, with lesser though substantial malt notes underneath.

Taste: Pale malts along with sweetish tastes of honey and light caramel dogged by the zesty taste of citrusy hops providing plenty of citric tangerine and ruby red grapefruit and a moderate amount of hop bitterness. Tiny hint of pine. Little boost of alcohol arrives prior to the finish. Finishes dry and bitter with a long (though never tedious) aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Just a touch of stickiness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I'll come clean -- sometimes the use of Amarillo does it for me and sometimes is doesn't at all. Thankfully, this was a case of the former. A good Double IPA that drinks fairly easily considering the ABV percentage.

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Mojo Risin' Double IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 58.1% out of 100 with 864 ratings
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