Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin | New Belgium Brewing

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Voodoo Ranger Atomic PumpkinVoodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin
Very Good
237 Ratings
Voodoo Ranger Atomic PumpkinVoodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: Pumpkin Beer

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

User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of bankboy66
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It tastes like Pumpkin Pie....all that's missing is the Cool Whip !
Definitely has the spice and cinnamon up front , but a very nice fall beer.

143 characters

Photo of stonecutter2
4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 2016 World Series Champions Cubs pint glass, because Go Cubs.

Looks like a pale copper color, smells vegetal and like baking spices.

The taste is solid pumpkin/cinnamon. The first bottle made the pumpkin stand out, the second bottle now has me more focused on the cinnamon. It's very tasty. With some heat on the finish...so interesting!

Mouthfeel is fine, as I would expect of a pumpkin ale, and the rising heat of the peppers really builds as you drink. I was shocked after the first bottle of how much heat lingered - so i went for another bottle to cool things down a little.

Super interesting addition to the fall pumpkin brew insanity. I'm not usually into peppery beers but this one is darn tasty. I didn't even realize the "atomic" part of the name meant peppers when i bought it - and i was super happy with the brew now that I drank it!

 872 characters

Photo of WDWAoT
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walnut
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

More spice than sweet!

22 characters

Photo of nicholas2121
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin brewed by New Belgium Brewing, with an ABV of 6.40% This Pumpkin Beer, pours out of a 12oz bottle into a pint beer a nice golden amber color with a small white head. There is some nice thin lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is Rich with pumpkin , spices at first. Then you pick up a nice amount of grains and malts, in the smell as well. The spices are a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg ginger an hot peppers. The peppers are a nice touch to this pumpkin brew. Now for the taste, it is Rich with flavors, you first pick up on the spices, the peppers are definitely there. You also pick up on the pumpkin flavors with grains an malts. I will give Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin this it is different, but in a good way. The body of this pumpkin brew is a nice medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. If you are not a fan of spices this is not the brew for you. The mouth feel is Bold, Spicy, Pumpkin, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. This brew would go nice with dinner, or a cool fall day. Overall I'm going to give Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to.New Belgium Brewing, did a real nice job with this pumpkin beer.

 1,298 characters

Photo of yaksurf
2.85/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smbslt
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A classic pour into a Spiegelau tulip generated a two finger, off-white head atop the orange-yellow.
Cinnamon aroma dominates with maybe some faint vegetable - green pepper or pumpkin.
Some pumpkin but really just a spicy finish but lacks sweetness to tie things together
Medium bodied but with a off-putting mucous thickening effect.
A chili beer attempting to be an edgy pumpkin ale was not successful. Not terribly interesting. Fine as part of a pick-a-six or a sample size.

 479 characters

Photo of chiefz1
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpolewan
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of cinnamon are present in the nose. As the beer warms up, pumpkins also become noticeable.
T: The taste starts out with flavors of pumpkins and pumpkin spices with an associated touch of sweetness and finishes with a mild tingling of heat from the habanero peppers.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer does a very good job at blending in the habanero peppers as it still smells and tastes like a pumpkin beer just with a added bit of spice towards the finish.

Serving type:

 802 characters

Photo of superwho24
4.61/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mickeyp2814
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I like this! The pumpkin flavor is subtle but the Saigon cinnamon is up front in both nose and taste. Aji and Del Arbol peppers add to the fun giving it a nice kick but the habanero pepper is what you feel on the follow through.
The pour is a nice fall color which adds to the warmth of this beers. Love it!

 310 characters

Photo of izraelc
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Every bit as crazy as it sounds. I'm all about reinventing the pumpkin ale and this beer definitely does it. Pours a medium copper. Strong notes of cinnamon. Starts sweet and malty. Heavy cinnamon and pumkin spice followed by a spicy finish. Not overwhelming but it lingers. Great balance. Great beer.

 301 characters

Photo of JohnDon
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emwilke
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rockhead
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pumpkin orange, with just a touch of haze, and a small, snow white head. Thick, fine-beaded, and unbroken lacing coats the glass walls.

Aroma: The aroma is absolutely of pumpkin pie, all the spices are present, and there is even a slight note of pie crust.

Taste: Opens with a strong round of pumpkin spice, cinnamon. and the habanero pepper are most prominent. There are also notes of pie crust, most impressive. A little caramel also presents, as if the pie was drizzled with it, as well at nutmeg and brown sugar. The cinnamon carries throughout the taste. It is also a touch warming. Finishes with a lingering note of pumpkin pie spice, and just a little heat.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Superb, well worthy of Halloween and Thanksgiving, and a fine welcome to the first full day of Autumn. It pairs quite well with pumpkin pie, also.

Presentation: Packaged on a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle, served in a South American-style Pilsener glass.

 1,018 characters

Photo of smithj4
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 237 ratings