Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale AleVoodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale
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3.83/5
Very Good
344 Ratings
Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale AleVoodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BB1313 on 12-16-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,452
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
344
pDev:
9.14%
Bros Score:
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Photo of npdevil27
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NodakEric
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nvrmind16
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

hoppy fruit ale, but not the best smell.

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Photo of WDWAoT
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: bright amber with a light copper tint permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a white 1" lacy blanket of foam with fair to good retention

S: resiny, piny hop aroma left with traces of mint, citrus, fruit and breadcrumb

T: fruit, citrus, biscuit and tangerine with a hint of tea flavor in the background

F: body and carbonation are medium

O: A flavorful, easy drinking APA

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Photo of cmoore32
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimOfOakCreek
3.02/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not as complex/flavorable as I like. It has a bit of a seaweed flavor. Weak head, cloudy gold color. A decent beer, not bad by any means. Very drinkable.

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Photo of maxbarto
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dboivin
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decently hoppy IPA, but not overwhelming by any means. Has a good body flavor to it that reminds me of a sort of fruit/citrus beer, just without the sweetness. Overall a very good beer

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Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zenboy99
4.49/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good balance, easy to drink. Nice hoppy beer for the summer

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mortarforker
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of spongebob2
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dooman
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sable
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Starting out tonight with some Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale, from New Belgium Brewing. Chosen because I liked the label. Pretty standard IPA, but doesn't have the major hoppiness of the last few beers I've sampled. The smell is fairly strong alcohol, tastes pretty grassy, but I mean that in a good way. There's a sourness too it, but it's missing the citrus flavors. There's a whisper of tropical fruit in the backtaste but that's all. Probably better on a hot summer day, and some more of the flavor comes out as it loses the cold. Nice, but not special.

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Photo of Manthon
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kayakguy
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coryk133
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer definitely recommend.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

BBD 3/18/18. Pours a clear light amber, slightly darker than golden. Quite outstanding head volume, very good retention and world class lacing.

Rather weak nose that is only slightly better than good. Some pine, zest and fruit are present.

Light medium body that is quite smooth and implies a bit of oily slickness. The carbonation / body balance is world class. The middle provides a burst of prickly effervescence. The finish is finely bubbled and rollicking producing a prickle that tingles the tongue.

The flavor profile is very good and tasty. Intensity is a little weak while complexity is lacking. The flavor arrives in blended fashion with little separation. Balance is world class. Bitterness is mild and typical of an APA. The middle provides a little sweetness, so you can detect some sweet fruit. Bitterness is mostly herbal but does have a touch of bitter zest. The finish fades with a note of sweet zest.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got this off the single shelf at Kroger in Dayton near Metro sports south. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had earthy hop presence. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with floral hop base. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of qcghost
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeLacy
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Hazy light golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head with great lacing.

S: Citrus and light grains. Mild pine.

T/F: Biscuity malts... gives way to a mild citrus hop profile. Grapefruit and tangerine rind. Mild pine... slightly herbal. Mild spice. Light bodied and well carbonated. The finish is crackers and citrus.

O: An easy-drinking APA. Light... crushable... good flavor. I'm not a huge New Belgium fan but this one really delivered. On point for the style.

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Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 344 ratings