Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin | New Belgium Brewing

Voodoo Ranger Atomic PumpkinVoodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin
BA SCORE
62.2%
Liked This Beer
3.79 w/ 119 ratings
Voodoo Ranger Atomic PumpkinVoodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin
BEER INFO

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Enough with the run-of-the-mill pumpkin beers. I’m not interested in an ale that takes cues from a frozen coffee drink, and neither are you. That’s why I made Atomic Pumpkin. Does it really feature Habanero peppers? Yep! What about Saigon Cinnamon? Ding! I round it all out with a hearty malt bill that makes for a spicy brew that puts the “Fun” back in Pumpkin. (Spelling was never my strength). -- Voodoo Ranger

YEAST: California ale yeast
HOPS: Nugget
MALTS: Pale Mena, Pale Rahr, Caramel, Munich
FRUITS/SPICES: Pumpkin, Habanero, Saigon Cinnamon

10 IBU

Added by superspak on 04-20-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,753
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
119
Liked:
74
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
11.87%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of norinco
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Meh,

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Photo of jimmah120
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz glass bottle with a date

Small head, good retention. Smells like a yankee candle, pumpkin and cinnamon. Caramel, CTC cereal and a nice kick of spiciness in the end that tingles the tongue and throat. Slick, slightly astringent feel.

Very spicy beer, in both senses of the word. Good, if you're into that sort of thing

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pens1967
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VashonGuy
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of corywalston
1.96/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 1

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of payhota
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KLHBB
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear, bright amber, I see lots of carbonation rising. Smells of cinnamon toast, initial taste is the same but then the pepper kicks in and burns going down. Medium mouth feel, overall a nice change of pace.

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Photo of hockeypuck
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gmartin75
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HellsRanger
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a nice amber color with a nice lace to it. Aroma is somewhat floral and spice, but when it comes to taste...that's when it gets exciting !!! It has a very nice cinnamon spice in the front with an excellent smooth Habenaro kick in the back...the back of your throat and palate that is. Hahahaha Awesome!!!! Can't wait to add this to my chili recipe and start to blend with some chocolate porters. A must try for this year.

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hossst
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a half pint glass: color is light copper, head is light tan with fine to small bubbles, head presents about 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to a thin top.

Smell is cinnamon, light pepperiness, not much pumpkin or malt aromas.

Taste is similar with a strong cinnamon flavor, then even stronger habanero flavor that overtakes, malt flavor is biscuit or crackery, maybe some wheat but hard to push through the spices.

Mouthfeel is moderate with some carbonation and fullness from the spices.

Overall a bit different take on the pumpkin beer with strong spiciness from habanero which is tasty; moderate cinnamon is also noticeable and some lighter cracker/wheat flavor.

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Photo of obrike
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Man, this one is gonna separate the beer drinkers from the tea drinkers. A super unique flavor, blending pumpkin, sweet spices, and heat.

As far as pumpkin beers go, it's got a ton of flavor. Really reminds me of the Fall and Thanksgiving...would probably not drink more than 1 per sitting, but certainly a tasty diversion from IPAs and stouts during the cool months.

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Photo of fisherbray
2.59/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kurzman
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pumpkin, light spices, a hint sweet. Taste is pumpkin, cinnamon, light peppers, I'm feeling heat, but I think it's more from the Madras mix snack I'm eating than the beer. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of Trboley
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 98green
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, slight warming numb. Not breaking new ground in the category, but a decent effort.

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Photo of Shafaegalo
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shanegatter
2.83/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

The heat overwhelms the pumpkin, hard to drink

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Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 62.2% out of 100 with 119 ratings
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