DOJO
Moonraker Brewing Company

DOJODOJO
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #121
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,078
Avg:
4.45 | pDev: 6.07%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
75
From:
Moonraker Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  7
Gots
  12
SCORE
95
World-Class
DOJODOJO
Notes: Yojo's double. This beer uses a propietary English yeast strain and is completely unfined and unfiltered; a juice bomb! This beer is hopped with Galaxy, Mosaic, Simcoe and Citra providing an immense apricot, peach and pineapple flavor with low bitterness.
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Reviews by Hophazzard:
Photo of Hophazzard
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Originally reviewed in Aug '16, on tap @ location w/ a 4.08/5 score
Canned date of 01/18/17

Appearance - Pours hazy and sunset orange in color with a white, finger width head. Decent retention, then dissipates to a broken layer of white suds on top. Fair lacing, mostly made up of broken lines and spotting.

Smell - Aroma hits on notes of orange with lesser pine, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, stone fruit pit nuttiness and a touch of apricot.

Taste - Follows the nose. Juicy orange with lesser mango hit first. Stonefruit pit nuttiness and a touch of pine mid-taste, along with passionfruit and peach. Zingy pineapple as the finish approaches, with a lingering citrus pith bitterness and pineapple buzz that rings strongly in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with fair carbonation. Smooth, almost creamy drinker turns slightly chalky and dry in the finish.

Overall - A damn tasty NE-Style DIPA. A bit more pine and dryness than expected, but nothing too overkill. Overall a treat, and a welcomed brew to the Sacramento beer scene. Hard to say if I like this more than Yojo, because it's basically a more intense version, but damn are they a great 1-2 punch combo.

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Photo of CHail
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bouncepass
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dar482
4.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a bright light to medium gold color, medium plus haze.

The flavor explodes of cantaloupe, apricot, pineapple, navel orange, sweet lemon, barely any malt to speak of with a whisper of grain and breadiness, a touch of sweetness lingering, but barely any bitterness and aftertaste to speak of. Creamy mouthfeel with a medium mouthfeel, but barely drinks as a DIPA with hints of alcohol moving down as the only hint that this is a DIPA.

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Photo of jlindros
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud
Pours a big creamy fluffy head fades at a med pace nice lacing, very hazy murky golden honey orange color

Nose big pine and onion again, herbal tea, some orange and citrus, little pith and plenty of cracker wheat,

Taste more pine sap and onion but less thankfully, little pithy citrus, little tangerine and papaya, bitter mild herbal spicy hop, little pine sap later, more cracker malt bready and fair sweetness.

Mouth is med bod little creamy hint of booze, decent fluffy carb

Overall eh, big pine sap onion to start thankfully fades but initially bad

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can shared by jc1762. Thanks Jon.

Hazy straw yellow body with a fleeting white head. Ripe melon, tropical citrus. Dank, delicious. Pineapple and juicy hops. Quite tasty.

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WertMaker
4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

At the brewery, on tap...

Drawn by the beertender into a Moonraker snifter, this is a hazy toasted straw colored Double IPA. The head on this pour was bright white about 1/4' deep that lingered long enough to invite you to drink of the hoppy brew.

The aroma teases of exotic citrus, tropical fruits, pear and apricot with pine accents somewhat subdued.

The first taste fulfills the promise delivered by the aromas with fresh juiced citrus, hints of mango and peach, perhaps some tangerine and, of course a brief essence of pine. The citrus is dominate and lingers creating a pleasant aftertaste which begs another sip.

I found this DIPA to be of medium body with perfect levels of carbonation. It is very drinkable with the combination of hop note and alcohol content creating a slightly dry feel in the finish.

This beer is a must try for any who appreciate the style.

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Photo of grilledsquid
4.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dominic4beer
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of scottfrie
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fresh 16oz can into tulip.

A: This beer pours a murky and turbid tannish-orange color with a disappointingly thin and short-lived white head. Is poor head retention typical of milkshake ipas? I don’t know. Spotty lace was left down the glass.
S: As expected, and incredibly juicy and fragrant nose full of sweet tropical fruit nectar, stone fruit, and citrus juice. I get notes of tangerine, pineapple, papaya, and a hint of peach. Some of the initial intensity volatilizes off as the beer sits in the glass, but the remaining scent is alluring nonetheless.
T: Disappointing compared to the nose, but still delicious flavors of citrus and tropical hops. More citrus than the nose let on; maybe even some pine. I get a touch of herbal hops in the finish along with a leafy/green bitterness. The finish/aftertaste is a tad rough around the edges, with a strange medicinal/aspirin quality mixed in.
M: Medium-full body with a refreshing drying finish despite a rather splashy and chewy mouthfeel. Carbonation is low, soft, and thick. Slightly rough overall though.
O: Haven’t had yojo yet so can’t compare. Solid overall, but nothing too exciting. Love the nose after the pour, but the rest is fairly straightforward.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

the aroma is of over ripe pungent peaches,pineapple...the taste is mango/peach juice with the most creamiest mouth feel, with a nice herbal/green basil Finnish.

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Photo of rudzud
3.99/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy light golden hue with a thin head that fades to leave a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of light dank hops, pine, good pithy citrus, light malts. Faint alcohol. Solid aroma.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, malts are a little sweet. Fair amount of cracker bread notes. Grassy hops, spicy earthy hops, light onions, decent citrus.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated with the alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this was a rather average beer. Would like the fruit to pop more.

Serving Type: can

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.19/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ADTaber
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BSW
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Melvin 14-oz. Spiegelau IPA glass
From: Bill and Chad
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received June 2, 2018
Consumed: June 8, 2018
Reviewed as: New England Style
Misc.: Canned on April 17, 2018

Got this from Bill at the Firestone Invitational. Not sure if it was Bill or Chad who bought it, but I was excited either way. Moonraker does some killer hazy IPAs. I’ve had two (from Chad), giving Yojo probably an underrated 4.15 (it’s 4.49 on Beer Advocate) back in 2015 and Yojo 66 1/3 a 4.06 two months ago (April 2018). Online description called it, “Yojo's double. This beer uses a propietary English yeast strain and is completely unfined and unfiltered; a juice bomb! This beer is hopped with Galaxy, Mosaic, Simcoe and Citra providing an immense apricot, peach and pineapple flavor with low bitterness.” Mosaic, Simcoe and Citra, nice! Galaxy, ehh. Nowhere as fresh as I’d want it but still excited to try it.

Poured a hazy pale color with two fingers of frothy off-white head. Slow moving bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Outstanding spotty lacing. World-class foamy retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Citra and Mosaic jumped out on the nose to start. Also peach, apricot, pineapple, stone fruit, tangerine, floral and light papaya. Kind of faded in the smell, but peach/apricot lead the way. Can helped it out somewhat with peach, pineapple and Mosaic leading the way. Maybe even some mango and guava. (Smell - 4.25)

Taste was better than the nose. Could still notice that it was seven weeks old. Got peach, apricot, pineapple, guava, mango, stone fruit, Citra, Mosaic, papaya and Simcoe late. Was not detecting any Galaxy. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, juicy finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Just a super good New England Style beer. Felt like I overrated it overall, but would like to have again fresh and maybe adjust my ratings. (Overall - 4.25)

4.25 | 95 | A

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Photo of dfhhead25
3.9/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevindp9
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vlaminck
4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DOJO from Moonraker Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 75 ratings