shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2007 3/23/2007: On tap at Dilly Deli... Mojo Risin’ pours a clear golden copper color with a diminishing white head. The aroma is a subtle blend of citrus, most noteably grapefruit. Juicy orange and grapefruit hop flavors rest upon a light caramel and biscuit malt sweetness. There is a nice spiciness in the finish as well. The aroma and flavor scream HOPS!, but overall this beer is only moderately bitter which is good because it helps keep everything nicely balanced. This beer is smooth and has a light creaminess to it. Very good overall. This beer has 10% ABV in it?! If so, then Boulder Beer did a great job at hidding in somewhere behind all that hop flavor. Holy crap, I better slow down... This thing drinks like a session beer! 16 oz draught. Rating: 8 4 8 3 16 = 3.9.
4/17/2007: 22 oz bottle shared by Rob and tasted side by side with the regular Boulder Beer Mojo IPA... Boulder Beer Mojo Risin’ pours an amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is packs with lots of hoppy goodness and some malt. It has about 1.5X to 2X more orange and caramel flavors and bitterness than the regular Mojo IPA. Medium-full body and quite smooth. Still very good, but I think that the draught version is a bit better than the bottle version overall...
Drjohnrock (592) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Dilly Deli. Strong citrus aroma, orange color that could almost pass for Orange Crush, pleasant if somewhat light body and light citrus/hoppy taste. Decent if not earthshattering.
steelers37 (62) - little ferry, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sweet citrus aroma,all hops at first but some sweet malts pop up in the middle then a nice grapefruity finish. nice balance above average
Beaver (1509) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ugly, totally translucent light orange pour. Slowly diminishing fat-bubbled white head. Aroma is exciting, redolent with heavy doses of Amarillo hops. Fruit nuances lean towards tangerines. Also notes of oranges, guava, melon, and a slight nudge to grapefruit. Malt is only slightly noticeable in the aroma. Flavor is a light, tart, slightly sour hop explosion. Very, very appealing taste. Simplistic, seems somewhat refined as well. Just too filtered feeling, good grief. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium-full. Finishes bitter, but not too much to be thoroughly enjoyed, and picked apart easily. An average double IPA all around, with a nice gentle touch. About what I expected.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy orange with a tall white head. Pine and citrus hops in the nose. Very resiny sweet body without any excess alochol present. This was actually a really solid IIPA, very strong but never felt rough on the palate.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
i paired this beer with some delightful mexican creations of my own making, and i must say the combo was, pardon the phrase, intoxicating. the appearance was cloudy orange-yellow, with some creamy lacy off white head. the aroma was lots of grapefruit, pine, orange zest, lemon juice, and some light bready malts. the flavor is lots of pine and grapefruit hello amarillo hops, and then some lemon and biscuit malt round off the smoothness. the alcohol isnt present in the taste, but while you’re pondering the bitterness that’s remaining on your tongue, you begin to realize that your head feels slightly more disconnected than it did an hour ago. very nice.
Sparkle (2) - Bay Village, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap and bottle.My newest "Favorite".Beautiful golden hazy orange color.well-balanced malty smooth with a perfect hopped flavor.i think I will now have another;)
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours crystal clear light orange, lasting medium sized head. Low on the carbonation, I like that. Aroma is tons of grapefruit hops, light sweetness, bready yeast. Taste is moderate fruity hops backed up with some serious lasting bitterness, mild but definitive. Light caramel malt. Alcohol is hid very well for this style and abv. Lower carbonation yields to a smooth, lightly creamy texture. In summary, a very well balanced IIPA with some subtleties that are rare in the style.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is potent to the nth degree.
The flavor is tranparent - grapefruit to pine, with little lingering in between. The front of this beer yields so much promise, but the end is so chewy that it is unfavorable. The caramel sweet yum gives way to a choking on a pine cone. As an experiment - this is a curiosity, but it just isn’t somthing I’d request repeatedly.