good vibes
Voodoo Brewery

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #147
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,801
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 9.4%
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
368
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Voodoo Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
92
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Notes: good vibes is the totally righteous IPA Curt has been dreaming of making for years. Hopped five times in the kettle & double dry hopped to produce bodacious dank fruit notes, we use gnarly amounts of Galaxy, Amarillo, Mosaic & Apollo in this West Coast-Style IPA. I made this beer on my time, you can drink it on your time, but really, shouldn't it be our time?
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DrBeergood from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Hopped five times in the kettle and double dry-hopped to produce bodacious dank fruit notes."

L: Amber and completely opaque. Moderate head. Thin lacing, very much alive.

S: Dank oil. Very nice.

T: Absolutely astounding. First of all, enjoy cold, it calms the flavor down. Very palatable. For ALL these hops, it's not bitter (85 IBU). It's floral and juicy. I take a swig, savor it for a moment, then it's a burst of flavor cascading down my palate. There are very few breweries willing to accomplish what is happening in this bottle.

F: Superb. It is doing exactly what it should do. Flawless.

O: This batch is months old and still fantastic. Long shelf life and great flavor, a wonderful addition to my inventory.

Oct 14, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a snifter from draft at Consume on May 28, 2019. Hopped five times in the kettle and double dry-hopped to produce bodacious dank fruit notes. Brewed with Galaxy, Amarillo, Mosaic and Apollo hops.

Oct 04, 2019
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josanguapo from Spain

3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

De Tercertiempocervezas. En copa Teku. Viendo You 1x05-06. IPA de caracter resinoso que si bien al principio parece suave y equllibrada,a la larga termina cansando un poco y resultando algo unidimensional

Jan 28, 2019
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VeganUndead from Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance and aroma are solid but the flavor and mouthfeel come off as a bit soapy and waxy. Had on draft, maybe a different better feel out of a bottle?

May 28, 2018
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grover37 from District of Columbia

3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good looking but no bottling date. 12oz bottle ($9/4 pack) into a DC Brau pint glass.

Really old school flavor with caramel malt sweetness. Floral hops, watery, medium bitterness. This was a decent IPA 5 years ago. Not anywhere bear good anymore.

Jan 21, 2018
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superspak from Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of huge tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, passionfruit, papaya, guava, berry, grapefruit, lemon, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, cracker, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, passionfruit, papaya, guava, berry, grapefruit, lemon, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, cracker, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, passionfruit, papaya, guava, berry, grapefruit, lemon, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 7.3%. Overall this is an amazing IPA! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink; with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Spot on West coast style as intended, never overly aggressive on bitterness. Extremely juicy tropical/citrus/stone fruit hop complexity, with a nice balancing pale malt backbone. A highly enjoyable offering. Love the hop bill.

Jan 13, 2018
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clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a see-thru and well-carbonated orange body with one-finger head and soapy lace patch. Great smell of citric and oily hops with hints of grapefruit. Smooth, crisp, clean, bitterness is low with an earthy oily hoppiness and clean finish as well as touches of grapefruit sweetness.

Oct 31, 2017
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.36/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a light golden with a mild chill haze but still has some clarity to it; bubbly white head that fades leaving nice bubbly retention and nice lacing. The aromas have citrus notes along with some bread and crackers. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose. Hints of orange and grapefruit. More bread and crackers. Some fresh grass in the mix. Malts do their thing but aren't dominant. Moderate bitterness. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's smooth and easy to drink.

This is an alright IPA. It's kind of "middle of the road", especially considering the hop bill. It's not bad at all. I guess I just personally expected something different.

Oct 21, 2017
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Drew, noslenword for this guy. No date on the bottle, interestingly it tells you the malts, OG, IBUs, etc, but not the hop bill, oh wait that's in the description, Galaxy, Amarillo, Mosaic, Apollo, this could be good.

Pours a smaller fizzy barely head covering, semi hazy golden yellow color.

Nose pretty big hops, citrus out front, as well as stone fruit, but it's more of a candied orange peel and apricot marmalade, little zest, candied tangerine, sweet malts, faint pineapple and tropical notes as it warms.

Taste brings sweeter malt flavors out front, a little toasty malt and sweet but not syrupy, then hops, a little spicy and raw hop bitterness, a mild citrus and pine, sap, zest, a bit of a tropical note but not much, maybe papaya guava thing, touch of pineapple, but like the nose the sweet malts give the perception of candied versions of teh fruits, a bit of a syrupy sweet finish

Mouth is med to bigger bod, a bit light on the carb.

Overall I felt like this could have been a lot better, maybe the overall big malt profile with sweetness, or lack of carbonation, or something seemed to detract from the hops, for which most of them didn't seem to get the invite. The beer seemed destined more for a big DIPA style sweet and very bitter than it should have with that all-star hop lineup.

Jun 19, 2017
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StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an average IPA light amber, aroma is piney, hoppy, citrus, very strong, taste is of a pine-resin-hoppy flavor, then a citrus, sweet background. I like this and it is local. Great job.

May 04, 2017
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mostly clear gold-orange with a thin white blanket.

Smell is a little catty and pretty dank with apricot and a hint of apple cider vinegar.

This one is really dry but crisp with flavors of lemon and grapefruit, but more bitter than fruity--not quite piney, but more like a romaine lettuce heart.

Apr 23, 2017
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold hue with minor carbonation and head, which fades quickly. Aroma is a familiar but inviting hop bouquet - floral Amarillo, grapefruit & orange, some Galaxy resin. Taste follows suit - it is more of a double IPA & features lots of hop resin, red grapefruit and pine. Everything is well-done & nothing is off. The only critique is that it lacks a distinct identity, but there are tons of bad IPAs out there these days so you can't be too hard on a good one just because it is somewhat anonymous.

Apr 16, 2017
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trygelski1 from Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into an East End Brewing snifter:

Look: Pours a nice straw to golden yellow color with about an inch of head present. Lacing is present with good retention!

Smell: Dank, citrusy, pine, hoppy, and some grapefruit!

Taste: Taste follows the nose for me! Some bitterness comes in at the end which is nice! Slight malt backbone as well! Really good tasting IPA!

Feel: Medium bodied!

Overall: Mighty fine American IPA from the crew at Voodoo! This is the first non-hazy IPA I have had from these guys and it did not disappoint! I will be revisiting this one frequently with them being right here in the Burgh!

Apr 14, 2017
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sposter4 from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Medium haze with little head. Tropical fruits fill the nose. The rare is similar with some pine in the back end. The Medium carbonation with a light body makes this beer Crisp and very drinkable.

Aug 28, 2016
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nola1988 from Louisiana

4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: straw and golden, only slightly hazy. Not the same level of "hazy" as you would think for an unfiltered ale.
S: on point- sweet tropical fruit with some resin In the back.
T: sticky and light.good body for the style.
T: on the dry and bitter side. Doesn't follow the noise as much as you would like. Sweet and high resin in the medium and back end.
O: the noise is one point but I wish the taste was more in line. A soild IPA that beats most but a tad short on the finer elements around the taste.

Aug 13, 2016
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, no date

hazy orange copper colored, thin head good retention. as it warms, nice citrus hop aroma, moving away from the initial piney earthy hop aroma. slightly bitter. slick oily mouthfeel.

Jan 23, 2016
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epyon396 from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No bottling date, but considering I share the same state as the brewery and it literally hit my shop today, I'm assuming that it's fresh.

Copper/orange with a thin white head on the outside rim. Spotty lacing and surprising legs considering that it's only in the 7% range. Slightly turbid.

I was quite surprised by the nose on this thing. Floral, dank, and super hoppy. A slight tropical sweetness on the back end. Grapefruit, mango, and tangerine.

The taste is moderately grassy/piney and resinous. A little bit of tropical fruit that matches the nose (I'm getting a lot of mango) but not terribly prevalent. The hops are strong and bitter. The bitterness sticks with you for a long time after each sip.

Light/medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Dry and bitter.

I have nothing against Voodoo, and I liked this beer. It's a tad bit one-dimensional, but there are some spots of brilliance that peek through. It's a slightly above-average west coast IPA that seems as though they just went "let's just make it really fucking hoppy".

Dec 03, 2015
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AllDayIPA23 from Georgia

3.66/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this in a trade recently. Drank it a little old, but it held up well enough. I would really like the opportunity to try this beer fresh, in the future.

Aug 10, 2015
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Hazy deep golden color. Fruity aroma but dank earthy hops. Almost all hops. The finish is dry with an extended dry odd piney/earthy/soapy bitterness. Quite smooth mouthfeel. Good IPA overall but did not care much for the finish much. Would drink again though.

Aug 07, 2015
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.62/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

- Spiegelau ipa glass. no bottling date.

A: Dense orange coloring with a glass consuming display of macro-effervesce. A frothy, dull white head showed fainted yellowish tints with a one inch standing that holds really well. Half coverage lacing of the glass.

S: Nice fresh wet burst of tangerine-lemon upon the pour. Fresh grapefruit moves in suddenly with a soft, lightly dry, lemon peel finish.Good initial impression, but the duration was cut way to short leaving not much time to get better aquainted.

T: Bittering orange and grassiness. There is some faint tropical notes, with some dry herbal hops and some alcohol mention. Dried lemon and dried tangering occur on the knockout. Stone fruit, dry lemony alcohol and a decent lingering bitterness and dry grains rounds things out.

M: Mouthful was ok, good tingly carbonation, light-medium fullness, spicy and dry.

O: Bitttering, personally would of preferred some of the galaxy hops and mosiac used more for flavoring with more wet, bright tropical fruit notes that followed the nose more closely. The gnarley amount of of hops, both volume and quantity wise do more to subdue and perhaps muddle the individual contributions flavor wise. The nose i thought was pretty decent, seems to be more bittering forward, just wished it had more bright spots. A solid 3.5 for its ibus but needs to be fined tuned to make it stand out more in the crowded, and highly demanding field of ipas.

Aug 07, 2015
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LXIXME from New Mexico

4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Jun 27, 2015
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maximum12 from Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

Jun 27, 2015
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DIM from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

May 25, 2015
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zac16125 from South Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
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

May 22, 2015
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -1%
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.

Apr 29, 2015
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 368 ratings