As the third beer in my IPA round-up, I popped open some Mojo Risin’ Double IPA from Bolder Beer Company. This is the first beer I’ve had from the folks at Boulder Beer, so I headed over to their website to check them out. It is a fun site that’s worth a look around if only to listen to the sounds. Mojo Risin’ is a double IPA version of Boulder’s year round Mojo IPA with a ton (well, half ton, literally) of extra malt and “double dry hopped with Amarillo hops”
Mojo Risin’ Double IPA pours a cloudy gold with some orangish/brownish color working in there and a white head. There is a strong citrus and slightly sweet aroma. The taste is malty to start with a pleasantly bitter aftertaste. Overall, the mouthfeel is creamy and full bodied. At 10% abv, you know there’s a ton of malt in there, but the hops are amped up to provide a good balance. I can’t find any info on how many IBUs there are. This is a really fun beer that takes most of the way through a pint to explore all the flavors. The alcohol is present, but not overpoweringly so. Ultimately the citrus from the hops is what stays with you. I enjoyed it quite a lot. If I’m not careful, these double IPAs may become one of my favorite styles.
Name: Mojo Risin’ Double IPA
Brewery: Boulder Beer Co., Boulder, CO.
Style: Imperial/Double IPA.
Color: Gold with orangish/brownish undertones; white head.
Packaging: 22oz bottle.
Stats: 10% abv, ? IBU.
Bought: Worden’s Market, Missoula.
Ruling: Four out of Five Hops. Very interesting, fun, double IPA.