mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle: pours a clear hay colour witha big white foamy head. aroma is heavy grapefruit and pine hop earthy and a litte bitter in the nose. flavour is bitter hop and lots of it very piney and earthy. it finishes dry and bitter. very little sweetness in it. so not very balanced. after taste of bitter stays around a bit.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and served in my GI IPA Tulip: Pours a clean deep golden hue with a fading but lasting frothy ring which left good lace on the glassware. <P> The aroma has notes of leafy hops and citrus hop esters of pine, grass, pineapple and blood orange. Additional there is a perfume and soapy character that is a bit of put off. Biscuity and some earthy notes as well on the nose.<P> The taste is mostly a dry hopped resin overtone with citric background on top of pale malt background. Not a lot of depth but does display the primary IIPA nature. The finish is some powdered allspice and hint of yeasty chalkiness. The mouth feel is spritzy and biting and does a good job of hiding the alcohol (10% really?)
A good brew but not in the same class of the better IIPA out there. Worth a try but do not expect to be blown away.
mkgrenwel (605) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good amount of sweet caramel malt and a little bit of spicy floral hops. Hop flavor is very moderate for the style. No alcohol apparent at all. Just a bit of citrus from the hops. Mouthfeel is a little thin, but overall creamy and smooth. Not getting hardly any bitterness. Just enough to hold off some sweetness. While the hops are a little scarce, this is an extremely easy drinking beer. They deserve credit for making such a big beer that doesn’t come off that way.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, shared with a green eyed lady. Perfumey, citric, toasty malt nose. Light honey orange amber hue. Pale malt presence, sweet enough to balance the bitterness...Alcohol is pretty much well hidden, would never have said 10 hey...Medium-full body, although seeming thin at some points. Grapefruit, conifer resin, herbal hops, through a long lingering finish. Something is lacking in this beer, i just can’t put my finger on it...It was strong enough, though, to get me to make an ass of myself in front my my friends...at least after it was followed by several irish car bmbs. take off yer skirt...
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap somewhere in Boston. Almost clear golden body topped by a small white head. Powerful aroma of full hop umbels. Oily body full of hops resin. Grapefruits taste and prevailing sensation of drinking an entire hop plant. Not only did it fell like a 7% but it was also very drinkable. Almost felt “light”. Strong hop fix that is dangerously drinkable. Will surely be the cause of a lot of decadent behaviours. Mr Mojo Risin himself would be proud.
shigadeyo (3630) - 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 (690) - 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 (1635) - 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.