Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mojo Risin Double IPA

Courtesy of Thomas Christian who purchased this $12 four pack for the effort. Served cold in a snifter on a couple occasions either following practice or an early weekend night with dinner.

Appearance: A nice pale amber color with a bright cloudy hue and a minimal yet still apparent head (though mostly just a ring around the glass)
Aroma: Smell is quite boozy with caramel and biscuit malts holding a sweet backbone. Dark fruit and some grapefruit zest also arise, but its the grassy resinous hop aromas that hold the foundation.
Taste: Of dark fruit and raisins which dominate the sweet end of this beer. Following this is the strong hot flavors from the alcohol that help reinforce a increasingly developing complex sweetness.This combination results in a robustly hopped flavor with an accompaniment of grapefruit and a power kick to the temple of floral alpha acids and hope undertones. Citrus notes and orange zest. As this beer progresses, it develops more into a fruity citrus flavored grass extract than a biscuit malt IPA.
Mouthfeel: Light but not watery or tacky. Body is moderate and carbonation is low.
Overall Impression: Quite a strong IPA that finishes almost as hot as it started. I think it was slightly off balance but still a one-time try if the opportunity presents itself.


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