Mojo Risin' Double IPA | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Mojo Risin' Double IPAMojo Risin' Double IPA
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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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Added by UnionMade on 02-12-2007

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Ratings: 866 |  Reviews: 402
Photo of nqualls
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought a 4-pack of 12 ozers at Frugal MacDoogal's in Nashville, TN.

A - Had a very slightl hazy gold color.

S - Had a heavy caramel smell, with the lingering aroma of hops.

T - One of the best double pale/IPAs I've ever had. Very hoppy, but with an adequate balance of maltiness.

M - Leaves a lingering after-effect of the hops. Pleasant though.

D - I really enjoyed this beer. Would be good with a meal, or alone. Very pleasing.

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a Corsendonk tulip.

Pours a clear, golden-copper hue with a fervent carbonation level powering a well-retained, light custard colored head. A slowly receding cap of foam leaves behind thick lacing. Aroma is laden with sweet mandarin orange and grapefruit hops, while wafts of honey and caramel malts are present, too. Good smelling, great looking IIPA.

Resinous and citric hops dominate the majority of the flavor, while the bubbly mouthfeel accompanies a spritzy spiciness and some heat from the alcohol. Although this is 10.5%, the booze is masked well, and adds some fruitiness to the experience. A lasting hop bitterness coats the back of the palate, but the mouthfeel is a bit too viscous & resinous, overall somewhat sticky. Mojo Risin' isn't at all a bad IIPA, but it won't be in my top 10 for the style. I would, however, try it again.

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Photo of Edgecrusher
4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance-Nice golden hues. Decent lacing with a somewhat thick head.

Smeel-Pleasant hop aroma. Very citrusy and fresh cut grass smell.

Taste-Delicious, tastes just like it should.

Mouthfeel-Slightly oily, perfect carbonation, smooth.

Drinkability-Very drinkable-even for the high alc percantage.

A very good representative of this style-get somne!

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Photo of UA8
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Pours a radiant transparent orange color with a two plus finger head that billows like a cloud

S- The nose its led with a warm caramel malt scent followed by candied citrus hops.

T- Leads once again with the malts then trails with the hops which a big bold and blend of citrus and pine. Its actually so well balanced that when at first tasting the beer its hard to tell what hits the palate first.

M- Clean and refreshing with a moderate carbonation and resinous hops.

D- I really enjoy this beer and were it not for the high ABV i would session the heck out of it. One thing I must confess is that its is wayyyy better on tap. I would put this beer in my top 5.

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Photo of chuckd123
4.57/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a very nice coppery gold color, about 3/4" of a good head. Not a thick head, and lacing didn't stick to the glass much. Smell is typically hoppy & grapefruity, nothing too complex but just about what you'd expect. Taste is very good, straightforward and very drinkable. Given abv of >10%, drinkability is excellent. You notice the warming after a few seconds, but it's not overly harsh and I'd go so far as to call it deceptive - I could drink 4 of these very easily. Overall, very good -- but being the hophead that I am, I's like even more flavor and hops. A solid B+.

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Photo of Natural510
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright, golden-orange color from 12oz bottle with average amount of head & lacing.
Smells of fresh, piney hops with a floral finish.
Hops are a bit more subtle than expected; they are at first understated then creep up nicely in the mouth. There is a pinecone earthiness to the brew, as well as a sweet floral quality. Overall it gives off the citric/grapefruit note which has come to define the style. Malts are apparent but a bit overwhelmed by the hops. Alcohol not apparent from the flavor; makes itself known slowly but surely as the drink progresses.
Expected hop bite from a DIPA, as well as the needed carbonation to give it a crisp finish.

A smooth, easy-drinking DIPA which doesn't overwhelm you with its qualities. It would be easy to drink a few of these and not notice the ABV factor until it hit you all at once.
Recommended, especially during the months other seasonals of the style are not available.

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Photo of joe1510
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber
Binny's Orland

Mojo Risin' pours a surprisingly clear deep golden that glows orange when backlit. Large carbonation bubbles rise here and there while small bursts of carbonation bubbles rise everywhere else. A standard pour produced two fingers of dense white head. As the head slowly fell it became craggy and incredibly creamy leaving sticky sheet lacing down the glass. This is an excellent looking IIPA.

Mojo Risin' smells like a caramel laden brew but that caramel has a very nice hop profile that steps up and takes the lead. Brown sugar coated grapefruit leads the hop assault but there's a touch of ripe pineapple and orange peel that play off each other very nicely. This hop profile combines very well with the hefty caramel malt backbone and creates an almost candy like aroma.

The flavors seem to meld together more then the aroma suggested, sometimes to the point of being muddled. Orange and brown sugar coated grapefruit hit upfront and last throughout. There's a touch of pineapple and orange flashing here and there. All the citric hoppiness is drizzled generously with caramel. When I get to the end of my glass the spicy alcohol becomes more apparent with some heat in the back of the throat.

I like the mouthfeel of this beer. There's a certain chewiness from the residual sugars left behind in this 10% beast. The body is on the fuller side of the spectrum with both the heat and hop presence making their impressions felt on the tongue and throat.

This drinks a little like a barleywine. Heat, hops, and a big malty presence make this a sipper but it's a beer with which I could sip the night away. Although the flavors are big none of them get in the way.

Mojo Risin' is a solid IIPA from Boulder. I appreciated their Mojo IPA and this is an enjoyable brew as well. Like I said above it, at times, drinks like a barleywine. I could see myself picking this up again.

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

From a 22 oz capped bomber with no freshness date, into the cervoise. Orange, crystal clear with a few precipitating bubbles. Thick two finger off-white head fades at a fairly quick clip leaving a thin cap and a solid ring. Moderate amounts of sticky lace along the edge of the glass. Nose evinces good citrus hops nicely balanced with sweet malt. In the mouth, moderately bitter grapefruit citrus bites up front, nice and clean, counterpoised against sweet malt. Peppery. Alcohol burn cools to a warmth that pervades and lingers after swallowed. Nice clean citrus bitterness on the finish. Mouth is semi-viscous, a touch thinner than I'd like but still good. Edging toward the higher end of carbonation, keeps things crisp and clean. Drinkability is excellent, only relatively high ABV keeps it in check.

Overall: The immediate comparison in my mind is to Dogfish Head's outstanding 90 Minute IPA. Dogfish is more aromatic, better balanced, and more viscous in the mouth, but otherwise the comparision is favorable. A solid drinker though at 10.5% moderation is advisable. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of hero27
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle.
10% abv

Pours a hazy apricot with a full, frothy, cappuccino-like head of foam. Lacing coats the glass...looks tasty.
Slight whiff of Amarillo hop resin & a hefty dose of earthy caramel malts.
Tongue-tingling bitterness, a juicy malt profile, and a sticky body holding everything together..some good spiciness for a double IPA as well. Slightly metallic pine-resin finish..the crisp grapefruit hop flavor seems to get lost in the barricade of malt that you encounter with every sip. For 10%+ abv, the alcohol is pretty well-masked, and it slides down well despite the big mouthfeel.
Overall, a solid beer from Boulder, but maybe a little lacking of any unique hop character that I come to expect with an exceptional double IPA.

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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 Deuane
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap, served in a snifter, at Mad Mex Cranberry Twp, PA

A-Slightly hazey, golden orange with a thin off-white head leaving fair lace.

S-A sharp blast of pine, grapefruit, and citrus. Sweet malts blend nicely with the strong hop blast.

T-This is one big mutha of a brew! HOPS, MALT....BIG! Glad this is in a snifter! A great balance between the two. Long lasting bitterness in the finish.

M-Medium-heavy body with a large amount of sticky resin. The beer coats the palate as you drink. Bitter finish builds along for the ride.

D-This is a BIG, FAT juicy DIPA. The alcohol becomes apparent as you drink along. A bit too hot in the end to be able to drink in copious amounts. But for one or two a true excessive delight!

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Photo of daythree16
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared with a few friends while homebrewing. Pours a dark honey-orange color with decent head and lacing.

The aroma is almost completely dominated by grapefruit and some type of melon. The taste is sweet and melon-tinged with a strange hop quality I've never tasted. I can only assume it is the amarillo hops. It's almost a little peppery. There is also a significant alcohol presence that is very hard to ignore.

The mouthfeel is a little heavy, and the high alcohol burn definitely limits the drinkability. However, I would certainly have another.

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Photo of kzoobrew
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow-orange, alittle more yellow than what I expect from a DIPA. Big fluffy white head, good retention. Minimal lacing, however the lacing which is there leaves something to be desired.

Aroma is of hops (of course). Grassy floral hops dominate over any citrus aroma of the hops. Slight touch of toffee.

Taste up front is a nice hoppy punch. Does not seem overly hopped. Citrus and earthy hop flavors mix well. Maltiness does balance enough. Not the bite I was looking for with a DIPA.

Crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Lively carbonation.

Very drinkable, especially for the ABV. Just not my favorite offering for this style.

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Photo of sholland119
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a rich hazy amber with little head but a nice stickiness.

S-Balance of piney and citrus hops with a little bit of malt.

T-Very solid hoppiness throughout but not over the top. A nicely bitter finish balanced by some nice malt.

M-Solid mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

D-Very nicely drinkable for the style.

My favorite Boulder beer. A very tasty DIPA.


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Photo of Avryle
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Mahar's

A- Clear yellowy-copper with big 1inch white head on pour. Fabulous lacing.

S- Heavy on the citrus & pine hops. Back notes of toffee

T- Citrus hops dominate along with light pine hops Not much else. This is not a very deep DIPA.

M- Good carbination. Bitter finish. Not very creamy.

D-- Possibly the end of the keg? I found the burning-bitter finish unpleasant & it hailed the parade of acid reflux.

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Photo of giblet
4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured this bad boy into my glass and got a very thin almost no head. good carbonation though. a pale orangish color with a bit of cloudiness. smell is rich in hops. the flava was strong hops but also strong in the malts. the label states that it is double the malts and from the richness i believe it. the hops cut through nicely.

suckem up and movem out.


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Photo of rye726
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rich cedar color with a silky tan head. The nose has a big mixture of sweet and tart fruits, honey, and a nice amount of citrusy hops. Big robust hops up front and through the finish. Malts not as predominant as in the taste. Medium body with some hop oil and heavy carbonation. Not the most complex, but a tasty and drinkable brew.

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Photo of ckeegan04
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Dark orange color. One inch head, light brown in color. Excellent lacing, but little retention fo the head.

S - Hoppy. Earthy, piney hops. Slight sweetness thrown in as well.

T - Dominated by a piney hop taste. Little bit buttery as well. A very light hint of sweetness in the middle, but pretty much just hops.

M/D - Almost chewy feel. Well carbonated. Great sessionable IIPA.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.82/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - a bit hazy of a peach/orange color. Minimal head, pretty good hold though. Thin sticky lacing.

Aroma - an orangey, sweet smell, sugar cookies too. Turns a little piny as it settles.

Taste - grainy sweetness has some chewiness to it. Lots of orange flavor, a hint of metal early but that disappears before long. The hops move in smoothly, intense citrus with minimal bitterness. Not that it isn't bitter, but it's so beautifully in step with the citrus. The swallow is tilted toward the bitter side but has good citrus balance too. A little alcohol edge creeps in toward the finish. The end is a tasty hop flavor, still well-balanced, and some slight abv warmth. Mmmm.

Mouthfeel - glides over the palate with the hop oils and held back carbonation. Solid body helps put this beer above most.

Drinkability - one of the better DIPA's I've had, if I didn't have the ample stock downstairs I'd hunt some more of these down. I still may... Dedicated to Favre & Company and the 'Mojo' they displayed in 2007. Great stuff, the team, the game, and the brew.

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Photo of abankovich
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice orange/amber color with a very dense creamy white head. Good lacing is left behind especially considering the ABV.

Smells very strong as soon as I pour it into my snifter I caught whiffs of citrus. Grapefruit is most noticeable. The malt adds a subtle toastiness as well.

Very unique flavor for a DIPA. Citrus flavors from the hops are present up front. Then some very toasted flavors across the palate and even a little burnt taste on the back until it fades away back to the hop bitterness. Some buttery smoothness across the tongue as well.

Mouthfeel is about medium bodied with a little chewiness present. Drinkability on this one is decent, I enjoy the flavors a lot and everything seems well-balanced. High alcohol is all that would keep me from drinking many of these at a time.

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

Bought from Universal Liquors in Holiday,FL (but enjoyed on tap at Old Chicago in Palm Harbor)

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Honey'ed red with a heavy chill haze and thick tightly bubbled head that eventually settled down to a clingy lace.

Freshly poured when the head was full, the pine and citrus notes of the hops take predominance, followed by a faint whiff of apple/caramel as the smell of the malt steps in for a supporting role.

Just as the scent, the hops take full charge in the flavor of this beer. There is a slight hint of rum raisin from the yeast and a chewy soft malt caramel that pretty much whispers in a room of yelling hop bitterness.

This beer was a bit "fizzy" compared to it's on-tap brother, which I didn't like as much - I remember this beer being quite "chewy" in the past but my choice of a tulip glass could have contributed somewhat.

Aftertaste of pine and citrus pith is left on the palate afterwards. Good beer for rich foods like a heavy cheese or roast beef, as it cuts the richness with a refreshing strong bitterness.

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Photo of pwoods
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. brown bottle, purchased at Party Town, poured into an imperial pint. No dating.

A: Pours a light copper amber with good visibility. 1 1/2 finger white head forms and holds nicely(hops!). Nice sticky lacing throughout.

S: The usual burst of citrus, pine, resin, pepper. Alcohol is also assertive and raw/stinging. Malts are light, very dense and chewy.

T/M: Big citrus burst with the pine and pepper undertones. Not extremely complex but hits the bitterness pretty decent. Alcohol is still pretty present in the taste. Doesn't hurt it too much but I don't like it this apparent in my DIPAs. Malts are also a bit too sweet but not overboard and doesn't become cloying after 1 bottle. The alcohol stays present throughout but blends better once the malts have shown up. Decently dry finish with long lasting bitterness.

D: The alcohol and overly sweet malts complaint hurt this score some. Overall it's decent, but Boulder will have to do better in my beloved IPA/DIPA category in order for me to reach for one of their products on a regular basis.

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Photo of gunnerman
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, pours a amber orange color with a minimal head that leaves a ring around the glass the entire drink. Smell is of flower goodness with hints of citrus rose, grass and outdoors. Taste is awesome with grapefruits strong sweet alcohol finish with a hop bitterness that is not overwhelming. This beer really packed a punch and I was feeling pretty good after drinking this bad boy. Really impressed and boulder beer keeps on bringing the goodness.

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Photo of GPHarris
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick off-white head into a goblet. left a thick ring and lacing throughout that really coats the glass. the body was a clear and bright amber color.
s - the pine hits your nose hard from a distance. hints of grapefruit come through as well.
t - piney and lip-puckering grapefruit.
m - dry and crisp.
d - solid DIPA. i've had worse but i've had better. i like the fact this comes in a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of Derek
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper-bronze with an off-white head, some retention, great lacing.

S: Plenty of piny, grapefruit hops with cotton-candy & toffee.

T: Piny grapefruit hops, grassy, toffee, biscuity pale malt, assertive bitterness. Alcohol is warming, but not very assertive for its strength.

M: Well-attenuated with an alcohol dryness; plenty of hop acidity.

D: It's pretty bold.

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