Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin | New Belgium Brewing

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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

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Ratings: 255 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of Tammyyogi1
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Charleshg0
4.88/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

So this is one of the best Pumpkin beers I've tried so far , the fact that it has a spicy kick is a plus , it goes down smoothly and goes great with Friday night pizza or beef stew

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

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

Honey golden with a light haze, moderate carbonation, and a finger of yellowish head.

It smells of applesauce and malt.

It taste of apple sauce, pumpkin spice, red hot spice.

Medium body with a slightly syrupy feel.

I got this in Sacramento, I’m drinking in Redding on Thanksgiving day November 22, 2018 .

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Photo of tgdavis
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oberon
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nice-pitch
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ummswimmin
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChuckHardslab
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A truly interesting pumpkin beer. Poured a medium copper color with a thin, quickly dissipating head. There's a quick hit of cinnamon on the nose with some of the usual pumpkin spices playing a supporting role. The pepper comes a cross as earthy. There's nice bready malt underneath it all.

The taste falls in line with the way it smells. There's just enough heat from the pepper and cinnamon combo to keep it interesting, but it's never overpowering and keeps me coming back for another sip. They present the actual flavor of the habaneros very nicely. It's not just generic spicy heat.

Overall this is a really interesting take on a pumpkin beer. If you like bold but well balanced flavors with some heat, you should definitely check it out. It's most assuredly not your father's pumpkin spiced ale.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Nonic Pint
Bb 1/20/19
Clear dark gold with thin white head
Cinnamon, pumpkin, 
Pumpkin and cinnamon base and then all chili peppers,  this stuff is hot!
Light- bodied,  crisp,  with obvious heat on the backend
Overall this is a super unique brew,  that is surprisingly somewhat balanced despite the heat

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Photo of JimboBrews54
2.77/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Al3x_lozano21
2.06/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Not my type of beer

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Taste: rich spices of cinnamon, pumpkin, and Habanero chili, warm finish. Big cinnamon semi sweet nose. Orange/amber hue, partly clear, with smaller head and lace. medium body. Unique, slightly heat. 10 IBUs

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

The clear copper/dark amber colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” ivory head that slowly recedes to a ring of foam and a thin irregular island of foam while leaving some large patches of lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates a couple of arches and multiple small patches and legs of lacing, most of which cling to the sides of the glass.

Not surprisingly the aromas include some pumpkin and some light toasted bready caramel malts. In addition there’s some cinnamon up front and in the background just a bit of chili pepper.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with some toasted bready caramel malt and it’s sweetness. In the mix there’s also some pumpkin and cinnamon. The light spiciness of the chili peppers goes well with the cinnamon and also adds just a bit of heat to the flavors.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly prickly with the moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the bready malt sweetness and pumpkin begin to fade, allowing the spiciness from the cinnamon and chili pepper to be up front and create a bit of spicy heat that persists to the very end as it moves to the back of the palate and throat.

Seems to me to be an unusual idea for a pumpkin beer—the chili peppers—but one that works fairly well with just the peppers and the cinnamon. It’s not your grandmother’s pumpkin pie flavors. On the whole this is a drinkable and enjoyable beer that I’ll probably have more of but probably not two in a row.

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Photo of DrewsBrews450
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebooyakid
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gspirit
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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

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Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin from New Belgium Brewing
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