Good Vibes - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Reviews: 31
Hads: 248
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 29
Gots: 27 | FT: 4
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Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: trxxpaxxs on 10-03-2013

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Photo of LXIXME
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I was in the mood for a solid IPA with hints of citrus, pine, grassy meadows, and the relaxed life; I was very happy having chosen this. The right beer at the right time, this golden colored beer with a copper hint to it, sat below an decent whitish lacing and filled my nose and tummy with the goods. (301 characters)

Photo of maximum12
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to thebouch01 for this cute little bottle that arrived in my last trade; I’ve enjoyed a lot of Voodoo over the years, so expectations are batting about.295. 12 oz. container of melted rock.

The pour is golden sunshine. Carbonation is present. Smells a bit like fresh honeysuckle mixed with clean, unpolluted air, if that makes sense. My wife says I smell like outdoors when I come in from fishing – I bet it’s like that. Nice.

Good Vibes taste matches the color, this is like drinking on sunshine (or maybe “walking on sunshine – yeah, yeah!”). Nice light oranges with mild bitterness, flower stamen, touch of soapiness that runs into the finish & messes up the initially clean taste of the beer. Lightly tropical with a touch of swampwater on the end. Easy enough to drink.

Not terribly remarkable, this is a beer that started strong & decreased in appeal as the warmth brought the anti-bacterial hand soap to the fore. Decent enough. (960 characters)

Photo of DIM
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was dry for an IPA, which I like. There was very little sweetness to counter the hop assault of pithy lemon, earthy onion, and resinous pine. There was a long, lingering aspirin bitterness. (194 characters)

Photo of zac16125
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass
no bottling dates but was picked up from the brewery less than 1 week ago

A: Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden yellow with 2.5 fingers width of billowy white head. Head has good retention before dissipating down, leaves some small patches of lacing. 4.25

S: Super dank, resinous, citrus rind, tropical fruits, subtle pine. Fantastic nose. 4.75

T: Big bitterness, lots of resinous pine, dank, grapefruit pith, a bit of booze. Malt backbone to balance. Incredible. 4.75

M/D: Full body, carbonation appropriate,good drinkability. 4.5

O: Divine. One of the best IPA’s I’ve had in years. 4.75 (637 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a hazy straw gold, white lacing for a head.

Smells of orange blossom honey, pineapple, and grapefruit hops.

Tastes of bready malts and maples with piney hops.

Medium body with tingly carbonation.

Very nice IPA, great flavor and aroma. This falls just short of being in the conversation with many of the very sought after IPAs of the US. This isn't going to compete with Hopslam or Zombie Dust, but it's certainly a treat to try. (452 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.12/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is hazed dark copperish amber with a small amount of tight off white head. Nose is a bit sweet, fairly tropical, malt backbone is a touch sugary, mango, pineapple, light resin. Flavor is a bit thin, more resin, less tropical, more malt. Not quite as sugary, lower carb, semi dry finish, light bitterness. (312 characters)

Photo of Bone53
3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear golden color with a thin soapy white head. Wouldve guessed this was a lighter beer

Smell: Citrus zest with this undertone of onion that i love in IPAs

Taste: Doesnt live up the the smell. A lot of bitterness without the intense flavor to back it up. A lot of that onion that i got in the nose with a citrus rind finish

Mouthfeel: Light and soapy for an IPA with a substantial bitter finish

Overall: I was hoping for the best as this is local to me and could possibly be a go to, but this doesnt live up the ratings. A lot of bitterness and not enough juicy hop flavor. Too much onion astringency, and the mouthfeel is indeed light and soapy as others have mentioned. I doubt ill ever reach for this again as there are many, many IPAs available to me that blow this away. Ill stick to Head Hunter as my go to local IPA (839 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Paid the price on this one $4.25 for the single.

A - Very little head on this one just a 1/4 inch that fades to good lacing. Clean darker shade of orange amber. Sticky lacing looks good.
S - Has the zesty hop citrus and mango burst of a DIPA rather than a regular IPA. Alcohol does smell rather hidden I sip.
T+M - Good juicy hop flavor with a kind of weak malty body making for a somewhat watery drinking experience. I still like it since the hops are balanced and not too bitter. It's good.

Overall this may be the best IPA I ever had from Voodoo it's hoppy, balanced, and crisp without having a massive bogged down body which is why I may think it's a bit watery.

edit: It kind of taste like a lower gravity version of HTP they brewed once a while ago. I wish they bottled that since it was more aromatic. (811 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Known as the brewer to ward off evil spirits through beer making, this time extra mojo is achieved with the newest, baddest and most gnarly hops on the market.

Burnt orange in its bright and brilliant pour, the aromatically hopped ale pushes upward with a quickly dissolving zest that gives up its perfume with ease. Citrus and tropical fruits are accompanied with herbal undertones and wrapped in a blanket of caramel and toasted pecan.

Its hop-forward flavors lead with pink grapefruit, orange, nectarine, passionfruit and gooseberry while supporting malt sweetness begins to break apart and recede gracefully. Dried citrus peel and dried apricot sing the praises of the hops and complementary esters as a soft marmalade character pulls forth. Herbal in its grassiness, a tea-like presence also rolls gently on the late palate.

Its toasty-dry finish continues to ascend with bitterness as the fruit and herb shifts to pine resin and acute grassiness. Medium-light in body, its bitterness and alcohol dry the ale with ease in order to close the session crisp, clean and highly refreshing. (1,092 characters)

Photo of 57md
3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light copper color. The nose has the requisite hop bitterness but also something else not quite as pleasant. This is a light bodied offering. The hop finish is rather nicely done but I do not think that it is enough to qualify this beer as exceptional. (255 characters)

Photo of BigMike
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a really clear yellowish orange. Thin off white head disappears quickly leaving minimal lacing behind.

Smell: Lots of tropical fruits on the nose. Mango, pineapple and a good bit of tangerine. Nose reminds me a lot of PTE.

Taste: Taste is spot on with the nose. Tropical fruits galore. A small touch of alcohol heat present.

Feel: Thin body but extremely crisp and refreshing. Real easy to drink with just a small amount of bitterness on the back.

Overall: A real nice surprise coming from a PA brewery. This thing really reminds of Pliny The Elder. I would constantly drink this if it was more readily available. There was no bottle dating that I could find so im not sure how old this one is. It tastes pretty fresh to me. (740 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
3.2/5  rDev -23.6%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Yellow / straw with a short white head that dissipates quickly. Good clarity with moderate carbonation.

Wintergreen, papaya, pineapple, green florals, and bubblegum.

Honeydew melon rind, papaya skin, grapefruit zest, and tangerine zest. Pine needles, onion, and flower stem. Lots of dirty dankness.

Medium bodied, crisp, and off-dry with a medium bitterness.

I was hoping this one was going to blow me away, but I guess it's just not suited for my tastes. There is a lot of onion on the backend that is really turning me off. (610 characters)

Photo of Tucquan
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2014-11-30 in Columbia, PA

A - Clear golden-orange with a 1/2-finger off-white head that fades quickly with lmoderate lace.

S - Overripe peach, mild dank, caramel, pine. Nice but not overly strong.

T - Much like the smell with ripe/dank peach, some caramel, pine, bright citrus flesh and zest. Lots of hop floral, hop spice with a touch tea and pepper. Residual bitterness is moderate and does not overwhelm the malt flavors. Delicious. Complex flavors that are in perfect balance from start to finish. Impressive.

M - Medium+ body and medium carbonation. Substantial. Pretty smooth with just a bit of prickle.

O - This is a really tasty and well-crafted brew. (689 characters)

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Intensely tropical and fruity, this one delivers. It's a very pretty beer with deep golden color and a nice white head. The smell is pretty straight forward and one dimensional without being overly simplistic. All sorts of berries and tropical fruit pop from this one. The taste is a more intense version of the nose with mango leading the way. Clean with a low bitterness on the finish and no detectable alcohol from the 7.3%. If this was easily available in my part of town, this would enter the rotation along side Head Hunter as a staple in my fridge. (555 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Voodoo Brewing Company in Meadville, PA.

Pours a clear light amber, with a small quarter inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells just delightful- big herbal pine notes, grapefruit, and the slightest smidgen of sweet malt.

This beer has possibly the cleanest bitterness I've ever had. It's quite bitter, herbal dank and piney, but it doesn't linger at all- it's almost refreshing. I get a bit of menthol here, which is a nice touch. There's also a healthy dosing of IPA-style citrus, grapefruit and orange. Not a whole lot of malt flavor noticed, it's there, providing a good backbone for the beer, but doesn't stand in the way of the hop assault at all.

This has a clean, sprightly, and crisp mouthfeel, just amazingly drinkable. It's light and heavy at the same time, if that makes sense. Light in the sense that it's easy to drink- but heavy in the sense that there's a ton of flavor packed in there.

My ramblings above should indicate to you that you should try this beer immediately. (1,009 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

This is a homerun for Matt Allyn and company up in Meadville, PA lately everything I've had from them has been killer...Voodoo has matured and I can buy a case of Good Vibes in 12 ounce bottles!!!

Pours a hazed apricot golden orange glowing body with a big frothy white head, which clings to the sides of my imperial pint glass. Really appetizing it looks like the essence of hops perfect color for a west coast style IPA.

Aroma explodes into the senses with mango, tropical fruit, dank qualities, citrus fruit very bright and aromatic the label mentions the use of alot of new age hops 5 additions during the boil and 2 hops used for dry hopping.

Flavor citrus rinds, dank mary jane, tropical fruits balance it out with some sweetness bready light base malts do the same. A really intense yet balanced hop bitterness so easy to consume and delicious to experience the bounty of hops utilized in this beer hit the hop head's palate just perfectly.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied even carbonation slick hop oils lubricate everything dry perfect finish complete with tasty hop burps.

Overall, the best IPA I've ever tasted out of Voodoo brewing company the skills of Matt Allyn have definitely developed plus I heard the head brewer is kicking ass! (1,251 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%

Part of a beer share, this followed a La Cumbre Full Nelson and a Permanent Funeral. Both tough acts to follow and in reality, for many reasons this should have gone first. Still, it held its own.

A- Cloudy pale gold in color, the appearance reminds me of a wheat beer. Frothy finger thick head. Heavy carbonation. 4.1

S- Marijuana-like dankness, pine, lemon, a variety of aromas. Bitterness is apparent on the nose. 4.1

T- Very fruity and I'm still thinking wheat beer, maybe like A Lil Sumpin, but with some resinous pine and a lemony finish. 4

M- Light, but then again I had this after two DIPAs. I am really enjoying drinking this and feel it is easy to throw back. The bitterness and dry finish are big, but there's a mellow malt aspect. 4

This is a sleeper of a beer. I'd never heard of it, but I'm impressed. This beer does a lot of things right. 4.05 (865 characters)

Photo of jbwimer
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

Bottled a week ago. Have had this plenty of times on tap, and just realized I had never reviewed that. Here's the remedy.

A- Pours a clear, pale golden hue. Finger of head does not hang around long. I'm watching bubbles feed the small cap of head that remains. Precious.

S- Smells like juicy fruit right when it's poured. As it airs out, more pine, citrus rind aromas come to the fore. You can smell the sweet malt, too.

T- Yes. Bitter. I love it. Not insanely, but there's definitely grapefruit and pine, especially on the finish. Malt backbone balances it out in the middle. Great flavor.

M- Mouthfeel is a touch below medium. Some oily resins coat the palate.

O- A superb year-round IPA. I'm elated that they're now bottling it. It was a long time coming. I'll be drinking this often. (792 characters)

Photo of orangesol
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden.

A - Pours hazy golden yellow with a small half finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small streaks of lace on the glass.

S - Smells of pine resin, tropical fruit, bit of fresh cut grass, dash of herb and some mild caramel malt sweetness.

T - Starts off with the piney and grassy hops quickly being joined by the tropical fruit - mainly mango, grapefruit and oranges - light herbs and some mild caramel sweetness from the toasted malt. Finish is pretty bitter with some light sweetness, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, bitter feel with only a hint of the booze it possesses.

O - I enjoyed this one. It has all of the flavors I prefer IPA's to have and it is pretty easy drinking. One of the best IPA's I have had from Voodoo. (851 characters)

Photo of Pablo41
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I usually stay away from anything IPA that is too hoppy, but I absolutely love this beer. Very smooth with great flavor. The hard to get hops that make up this beer compliment each other perfectly and give it an amazing taste. Curt Rachocki, the mastermind behind this new brew delivers a masterpiece. Well done sir... (318 characters)

Photo of ErieGreg
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

West coast style IPA? NO, better than west coast IPA. I was lucky enough to get some of the first batch that went into bottles. This beer has the perfect blend of citrus and piney flavored hops. The aroma is like a little bit of hop heaven. It's good to be a local. (265 characters)

Photo of Holmes698
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From the only batch bottled on 7-18-14

A: golden and beautiful
Ar: tangerine, mango, grapefruit, and a nice honey sweetness
T: more of the same as aroma, but less citrus and more tropical notes. Sweet malt to balance it all out. Undetectable alcohol.
M: lighter side of medium body with moderate carb.
Overall: Fantastic example of a west coast style IPA. Great tropical notes and honey sweetness. 4.5/5 (416 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from Joe. Big thanks! Pours clear golden colored with no head and just a small ring of white bubbles around the edges. Huge tropical fruit aroma with pineapple, mango, grapefruit, papaya, then a hint of fresh vegetal hops and a hint of pine. Flavor is like chewing on fresh hops--no doubt this was heavily dry hopped--with citrus rind and light pine bitterness, some sweet caramel, and a lasting sweet yet dry tropical bitter on the palate. Very light bodied with medium low carbonation (probably low because of growler), juicy up front with a dry lasting finish. A very nice brew that comes off very fresh and bright. (626 characters)

Photo of Evahflow
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

First Visit to the Voodoo Brewery Brewpub was great, worth checking out for sure.

This was from a 2L growler filled the day before reviewing.

Look: Mostly clear, Copper tone, about an inch and a half of white head. Poured into a Voodoo Pub Glass. Nothing out of the ordinary for this kind of IPA

Smell: Arguably the best part of this beer. Phenomenal and shoots out of the glass. I get a lot of tropical fruit, Mango, Passion Fruit, Pineapple, slight berry. The Galaxy and Mosiac are certainly there and at the forefront of this beer. Slight Pine

Taste: Wow you get everything that you smell, lots of tropical fruit with a pine background to hold it in check. Very juicy taste. Bitter but not to a fault. The alcohol is hidden well and this is just a great tasting beer. This isn't a crisp west coast like Pliny type finish it's a wet finish that lingers and is really good.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated, good body, high side of thin, Just enough of a malt presence to support the flavor profile.

Overall: Can't wait to have this in cans. This is a world class IPA that is right up there with the bests in show. Voodoo hit a home run with this. I'm going to finish this growler off now! (1,190 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

thanks to tommyg for the trade, enjoyed chilled from the IPA glass out of a 1 liter growler shared with KG, JC and tenderbranson69 and justin.

The color is dark gold with hazed look, thick white head falls to a ring with extra fine bead and spots of lace. The smell is tropical, dank and juicy with light citrus fruit odor. The feel is great, juicy tangy and moderately carbonated with mild bitter dry finish.

The taste is excellent -completely hop flavored -lemon, orange and mango with some tropical fruit flavors of grapefruit and pineapple make for a really awesome blend of passionfruit, mango with a mild lime accent. Overall the blend of delicious hops with slight malt backing is incredibly enjoyable with a feel that makes it drinkable for repeated samples. OVerall there are few out there as juicy and fresh as this, a hophead's wet dream considering it emphasizes the flavor of the hops, not just the bitternesss. (928 characters)

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