Mojo Risin' Double IPA | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo Risin' Double IPAMojo Risin' Double IPA

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Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boulder Brewing : Mojo Risin'

Pours a deep golden color with a soapy white head and all due lacing. Aroma of floral, citrusy hops and caramel like sweetness. In the taste, oily hop resins, grapefruit, some pine, and a solid bitterness round out the hop profile. The malt body is sweet, with notes of honey and brown sugar. Alcohol is there but tastes like only a fraction of what it is. Medium bodied feel, somewhat crisp and well carbonated. Overall, a solid IPA of great strength. Good.

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Photo of jeremy13586
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very nice pale copper color. White creamy head that lasted for a long time. Like, a really long time. The beer was too cold for my liking so it’s been sitting in front of me for 30 minutes and the head is still there. The beer looked very carbonated. Active bubbles kept rising to the top. The head retention blew my mind.

Bitter grassy hops dominate. there is some citrus as well, but it gets pretty covered. Light bready malts. smells very good, but not crazy or overly impressive.

Bitter hops assault the palate and a good amount of booze follows, but I didn't get much of anything else. Boozy and messy finish.

Fairly smooth and not as bubbly as it looks.

I generally like most of Boulder's stuff, but this beer is just kind of a mess. Hopefully the bottle is better than the draught.

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Photo of CrystalShipMS3
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: it's not an especially pretty color but it looks like beer should so that's just fine. Leaves great lacing alll the way down. Head retention is very good considering that its a dipa and 10% abv.

Smells: bitter with a nice musky and sweet malt. Surprisingly Maluku smell considering the very hoppy taste.

Taste: it's bitter upfront. Grapefruit rind and floral. Big malt flavor comes in to keep the hops in check. Dark fruit and caramel. This beer changes as it warms. It balances out a bit as the underlying flavors develop. You start to notice a bit of biscuity malt on the exhale and more of a cut grass hop comes in.

Mf: it's a bit bubbly and carbonated, but thats okay because its thick, oily, and somewhat syrupy.

Overall? I like it. And it's has an awesome name!

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Photo of beerbully
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

S- poured into a pint glass enjoy by date of 7/24/2012

A-amber color with 1 inch creamy head. leaves adequate lacing that covers the sides of glass

S-citrus, hops, mango, not a very strong nose

T-Bready, somewhat of a bubblegum sweetness, lemon bitter, and a bit of a dry finish

M-Nicecreamy feeling that coats the mouth rather nice, almost can take a bite out this one

O-Solid beer, alcohol is well hidden considering this weighs in >10% it is very drinkable This beer improves as it warms and really smooths out

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Photo of drabmuh
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer poured into a mason jar slowly and carefully to avoid the huge amount of sediment in the bottom of the bottle, beer resulted in being mostly clear but with almost no head, no lacing and moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, old, a little earthy piny, mild citrus.

Beer is medium in body and super sweet, mildly bitter on the end with some resiny feeling, not feeling this beer. It is too sweet up front, not a good beer in my opinion.

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Photo of tripledbrew
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice amber color with a nice one finger head. Smell is somewhat citrus and sweet. The beer was bottled in July of 2011. There was some malty goodness along with a little hop bitterness on the the back note along with a nice sticky residue. Nothing to complex here but was very tasty. I would like to try this when it is fresh. Enjoy!

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Photo of msarver16
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from nitro into standard 14oz "pint" glass.

Got a proper nitro pour, waited a minute for everything to settle and was left with a fairly transparent golden/orange color with a very dense 2 finger white head.

I always have a tougher time getting a good nose from nitro. Able to get hints of orange, tangerine, hops, and booze.

Taste starts with a caramel malt and earthy bittering hops. I get a hint of that orange and tangerine, then its just bitter and boozy.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth nitro goodness with a rolling bitter finish.

Overall, was expecting better. A slightly above average beer but nothing I will be excited about in the future. I prefer the mojo single ipa. Still say the sweaty betty is boulder's best offering.

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Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We dont seem to get bottles of this one in my neck of the woods, or at least I dont recall ever being able to pick up a few bottles. So I was happy to see it listed on as being available for growler fills at Green Growler Grocery in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.

Pours lightly hazed dull, medium amber. The head is large and frothy, leaves well developed webs and spots of lace.

I get a resiny hop nose, with some floral flourishes.

Bold, hoppy and flavorful DIPA. The hops again are resiny, with some minty and floral characteristics. I get a big juicy, hoppy brew, with a body on the heavier side.

Well done, glad I traveled a few miles out of my way to get to enjoy a few glasses of this one.

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Photo of J23hc
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into snifter. Smell is strong and hoppy with a mellow citrusy pungency. Taste is quite sweet, with a hoppy bitterness, citrusy and lemony but a tad off balance. Alcohol very well hidden. Overall not so bad, smooth, crispy drinkable feel. It reminds me of an american barleywine, with the sweetness of the malts highlighted

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Photo of stabzmcgee
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A slightly fruity but floral aroma emanates from the head, leaving only the floral once the head leaves. Appearance is Golden amber. Taste is incredibly fruity, almost tropical like a pineapple. Malt slowly seeps through at the end of a long lingering finish. Palate is medium bodied, slick and resinous texture with a soft carbonation. Overall a great double IPA.

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Photo of silentjay
2.69/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

clear straw color with a huge almost white head that forces me to pour it in a few stages. the lacing is epic.

biscuits, grain, and tropical fruit makes for an odd and unappetizing aroma.

some grapefruit, some syrupy sweetness, and some tropical fruit juice make up the flavor, which is not to my tastes.

medium bodied with bubbly carbonation that makes me burp and a lingering tang.

as far as DIPAs go, Im not sure Id revisit this one. I've had it before and remember not overly enjoying it, but I saw the bottling date of a week and one half before I purchased it, so I pulled the trigger. Freshness was never the issue. Im just not a fan of the hop/malt profile of this one. light biscuity malts and unripened tropical fruits are not for me.

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Photo of coastiefish
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared from a 22. Tuliped. Able to get room tempish.

a- Lovely

s- Pleasant bready. Little sweet, like just baked.

t- Very bready,

m- Great body, a tiny bit sticky, full

o- Love this brew.

Side notes, didn't think I wanted to crack this brew open after having a bunch of belgiums, but this "over 10%" DIPA was pleasantly perceived on all my senses. I would absolutely recommended this brew, as I would try it again.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Clear amber color. Nose is light hops and flavor is malty sweet with the hops balancing. Nice DIPA. Pricey at $4.10 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA. Best by Aug 2011, really?? at 10% abv, I would hope it would keep.

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Photo of jmvecchio1
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mojo Risin' pours out a clear golden tangerine with nice lacing left clinging to the glass as you drink the beer down.

The smell of this beer is a nice light floral and citrus smell (grapefruits and tangerines). The smell draws you in, but deceives you into believing you're not about to taste a 10% ABV hop-bomb of a beer.

The taste - despite a heavy dose of malts, surrenders its drinker to a full frontal assault of hop bitterness and alcohol taste. The hops do give notes of pine as well as grapefruit, lemon, and orange. Overall, it's a palate scorcher.

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Photo of jgurley
2.24/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Amber orange color. Thick, sticky head that hangs around and leaves thick lacing. Lots of sediment for some reason. Smells a lot like sweet pink grapefruit and ripe pineapple. Very sweet nose. Taste is pineapple and malty sweetness on the front. Still sweet in the middle, then bitter/citrus sour on the finish. Sweeter than I expected for a DIPA, yet taste follows the nose exactly. Tons of citrus and very sweet. Too sweet for my taste. Cloying aftertaste. I'm gonna give this a fairly low rating because it's too sweet for an IPA and it doesn't dry in the finish. The load of sediment is offputting also. Had to pour out the last bit because of the chunks... Eww.. Leaves a musty, moldy aftertaste.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Orange colored beer with an off-white head and a bit of stick left on the sides.

S - Smells particularly malty and sugary. Some floral, citrus, and pine resin hops.

T - Not bad, a bit too sweet and sugary. The hops are mostly citrus and grapefruit, with some bittering on the end. Not exactly my thing, but it's not bad.

M - Gritty, medium bodied, active carbonation.

O - I'm not the hugest fan of this, but it's entirely drinkable and not bad.

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Photo of vobr0002
3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- orange yellow color kinda cloudy with a finger of head that disappeared quickly.

S- bready and malty smell. Some citrus smell but not as hoppy smelling as I expected with a double dry hopping.

T- taste similar to the smell. Very thick coating of the tongue by the hops taste that lingers on.

M- good carbonation feel

O- its an OK beer, but nothing that I would need to have again.

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Photo of TVolt1
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: wonderful medium golden color with a small amount of head that disappeared quickly. Not much lacing to this beer. Hint of cloudy but not too cloudy. I think it has a great color to it which makes me want to taste it.

S: First strong wiffs are of a maltiness, followed by a small smell of fruity hops but not as much as I was expecting. Could be my cold but I do not smell a whole lot going on with this beer.

T: The smell first throws me off when going in for the taste but intially I get a good malty taste in my mouth and then a floral hops taste. The finish is a puckering taste much like a grapefruit.

M: Thicker mouthfeel than I would imagine. Coats the toungue a bit.

O: Overall, This is an alright beer. It's sensually intreging but I think it offers too much malt and too much sour grapefruit. I wouldnt order again if at a restaurant but wouldn't leave it half full either.

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Photo of nc41
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro tap makes this killer smooth. But like most DIPA's this one also suffers from being a tad too sweet. Nice creamy head, nice nose, but really average in taste, big and definately boozy. At 10.5% the ABV is too much to have more than a pint. Worth a shot for anyone who likes DIPA's and big beers, but the more doubles I try I definately trend back to sharp clean IPA's. My idea of a big double is Hopsickle or Port Brewing Mongo, brews that drink like a hopped up IPA, and not brewed with candied fruit. Not oppressively sweet, but it could stand a little more bitter at the finish.

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Photo of rawfish
3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy gold with a parchment paper colored 3 finger high head which has average retention but very nice lacing.

Smell is rather muted but varied high lighting sweet bread and caramel malts with a mix of mango and cantaloupe backed by some pine from the hops.

Very balanced DIPA overall lots of sweet bread and french toast sweetness from the malts at the forefront followed by a rising amount of pine and dark citrus hops. Bitterness follows through and the finish is rather sticky and the aftertaste doesn't last very long. Boozy on the end as well.

Average carbonation and body on this beer, nothing out of the ordinary for a DIPA. Finishes sticky and rising alcohol makes it fell rather harsh.

Balanced but boozy pretty much sums this one up. Equal emphasis on malts and hops makes this beer stand out even less in a crowd. Aroma promised something more interesting than what was offered and despite all that malt the alcohol is poorly masked. I've had better from Boulder.

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Photo of PorterForMe
2.17/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Pours a a slightly hazy, deep gold with a 1/2-finger head with no retention. Mediocre lacing

S: Apple, hoppy aroma with some sweet malts. I'm also getting some cinnamon??

T: Hmmm. Leads with a blast of unbraced sweetness, followed by noticeable alcohol, and bittersweet apple juice aftertaste. Yikes for a double IPA....

M: Medium body for an IPA. Could use more carbonation

O: Really missed the mark for me. It was an IPA so I was looking for some nice hoppiness, but got fermented apple juice instead. I double checked and the bottle was fresh. Another disappointing brew from Boulder...

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Photo of bamadog
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review is from notes taken on 6/1/2011 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a pale coppery color with a darker core of copper hanging around there; starts with a solid 2 finger, off-white, creamy head with decent retention; body is pretty clear, and shows light carbonation bubbling up; head eventually fades to a full, but uneven and creamy cap; thick webs of lacing are left behind.

Smell: Lots of hops right up front from a lot of dry-hopping... these hops smell green, like a pack just opened up for a boil; nice citric undertones; bit of a spiciness to it from the hops, like raw garlic spiciness and there is just a touch of a sweeter malt backbone providing just a touch of balance while allowing the hops to do their dirty work.

Taste: Really matches the nose well in terms of the bitterness -- lots of the big, fresh tasting hoppines with the raw hop presence providing a spicy garlic-like burn; there is a slight citric fruit rind flavor under there, but these hops are hot; touch of alcohol in there, but I would say it's impressively hidden for a beer that's over 10%; malt backing doesn't really make much of a presence in the flavor profile, but who cares with a sick hop presence like this -- reminds me of SN Hoptimum.

Mouthfeel: Body is of medium weight and it's sticky from all the hop resin floating around; gums are left quite tingly, but not so much from the carbonation, as that's present, but not really overwhelming, but more from that big and warm ABV that also warms the belly; a thin, cottony dry coating is left all over the roof of the mouth.

Overall: I was a little nervous when I saw the Bros.' review, but I'm pleasantly surprised and pleased with this beer. It's a big, spicy DIPA that has a lot of California in it. A great summer beer for sure with the refreshing bitterness, and I love the buzz provided by it (which would also limit the drinkability a tad).

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Photo of SWMeyer4141
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-Refreshing orange looking body, little cloudy, carbonation bubbles floating up. 1 inch head that slowly dissipates, little lacing.

Smell-Citrus and Pine, Very light on the aroma, not picking up much else.

Taste-Big hop bitterness. Slight sweet and malty. Good amount of citrus and pine hops and a little spice, I even get a little chocolate. Better then I thought it would be after the aroma.

Mouthfeel-Sticky on the tongue, but not on the glass. Medium bodied bodied, a little over carbonated.

Overall-Good value for a 14oz pour, but wasn't blown away like other IIPAs. Glad I got to try it and would try it again if given the chance.

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Photo of emerge077
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
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 mvanaskie13
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass; nice off white head that clings the glass very well, color is a pale copper to orange.

Smell is big ester fruitiness followed by a big piney bitterness, light malt notes.

Taste is very estery upfront, large fruitiness from the esters with a strong sweetness, bitter in the aftertaste followed by more resins.

Mouthfeel is not as cloying as expected, but the ester fruitiness is strong in presence, but it finishes well and leaves a well balanced taste.

Overall the strong estery notes are too much, but it presents well and does mask the strong flavors with a good finish.

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Mojo Risin' Double IPA from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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