Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA | New Belgium Brewing

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Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPAVoodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Packed with bright tropical aromas and brilliant citrusy flavors, this unfiltered IPA wraps up with a pleasantly smooth finish.

Added by superspak on 09-12-2017

BEER STATS
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#9,507
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
387
pDev:
8.72%
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Reviews by rickyjreyes:
Photo of rickyjreyes
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Fruity! But, not too fruity. Actually, the perfect amount of fruit. Great aftertaste and slightly hoppy. The texture could be more interesting but overall a great beer.

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Photo of Raime
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Friday night, sitting back watching my Cleveland Indians get slaughtered by Minnesota. I'll buy beer for a year for whichever team takes Kipnis off our hands.

Anyway, let's get to it.

Look - It's pretty much as hazy and unfiltered as the name on the bottle would imply. Murky orange without any clarity though light penetrates of course. Head is a finger or so and thick. Moderate carbonation from what I can actually see.

Smell - Floral dominated with touches of random fruits here and there but the nose is surprisingly one dimensional for the most part. Beer is fresh until late July so the age shouldn't play much of a factor.

Taste - Really picks up here. Lotsa naval orange and tangerine on this front. The floral aspects stick around as expected but that super fruity orange really takes the forefront and the finish is quite reminiscent of raw orange juice.

Feel - Surprisingly thick for the style. Swallows smooth with a low level of carbonation.

Overall - This is a pretty solid NE style IPA especially coming out of a larger brewer. And at $9.99 a sixer you have an absolute steal, though mine was part of a kroger mix a six purchased several weeks ago. Try it.

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Photo of MikeFischer04
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Excellent tropical IPA. Pours a beautiful hazy gold. Smells and tastes fruity. Smooth, yet still has a touch of bitterness to remind you you're drinking an ipa. 7.5% is respectable. Id prefer some pine/grass in there to get it that danky effect but whatever, its a great brew.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Pour dark yellow in color, with cloudy/haze complexity. 3 fingers worth of frothy white head which dissipates rapidly. Loads or lacing on the glass.
Smell: Juice forward, with orange, grapefruit, tangerine, mango and papaya comprising the total smell. Nice smelling, with some lemongrass hop presence.
Taste: Follows the nose, with a slight gritty bready taste. Citrus fruit flavor is strong and well implemented. Some stonefruit flavoring as well.
Feel: Medium in body and weight, with low carbonation. Soft and pillowy. Very nice.
Overall: Very well made hazy IPA. I would have again. I am grateful to have tried this beer, and I recommend. Cheers!

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Photo of ilikebeer03
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours opaque yellow/orange. nice white head that fades into a nice little cap of foam and good lacing.
nose is tropical fruit, citrus, hops. not a punch in the face like some NEIPA offerings, but definitely there.
taste follows suit. low bitterness. ripe mango, papaya, tropical fruit, grapefruit, pineapple. lightly malty sweetness. really does taste kind of like mango/pineapple juice.
mouthfeel is soft and smooth. low carbonation. lingering ripe mango.
overall a surprisingly good, nationally distributed NEIPA.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is thick, hazy, almost dense gold; head presents at least 1.5 inch thick with a rounded top over the glass edge, taking minutes to lower and still leaves at least 1/4 inch top.

Smell is a bit soft, light floral and citrus with pineapple.

Taste follows aroma with light presence with floral, citrus, and pineapple like hop flavors, not much malt depth or notable adjuncts - spice is noticeable but not distinguishable.

Mouthfeel is a softened ipa at first then the bitterness overtakes and dries out the tongue. I'm still not sure on how the hazy/NE IPA sub style should play out in terms of presence, but I don't think i prefer how this variation plays out.

Overall - presentation is decent, just a bit to thick; smell is subdued; taste brings more than aroma; mouthfeel is soft and then quickly dry.

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Photo of mnrider
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours typical hazed orange color with two fingers of creamy/fluffy head. Very good retention with sporadic wet lacing.

S: Weak aroma. Spices and some faint sweet fruits. Also wheat.

T/M: Funky. Fruits. Spices. Zesty orange. Various fruits. Hop bitterness is on the light side of things. A little pine. Wheat. Medium bodied with just enough carbonation. The finish is semi dry with a little linger of fruits and hops. Has a Blue Moon taste.

O: Pretty good beer. Nothing special. Not the best example of the style. Not worth the price (at least what I paid). Taste is a little off, but still enjoyable to drink.

Cheers!

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a hazy orange-yellow color with a one finger head of white foam. The head faded rather fast leaving traces of spiderweb lacing behind. The nose is rich in tropical fruits of mango, pineapple, and papaya with a large showing of tangerine and lemon. The taste begins with a big hit of the fruits that are in the nose, with more snd more fruit developing throughout. All the while there is a modest hop taste of citrus and some lighter herbal and pine tastes. In the end with the increase in fruit and the moderate hop, one is left with a rather bright and sweeter juicy taste that is rather clean in profile. The body of the brew is slightly thicker which is rather nice for the fruity and slightly sweeter taste profile. Overall a pretty good beer. It was a little on the sweeter side and less hoppy side for a 7.5 % brew, but it was an easy drinker with a rather clean taste. Not too shabby.

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Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heddar33
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beaver13
2.48/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle, enjoy by 5/13/18. Pours hazy dark yellow with a thin white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing. Strangely, there's no sediment.

The aroma is muted - sweet fruit with some onion hops.

The flavor is sweet doughy fruit with some garlic/onion hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, a very subdued NE IPA.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billolick
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, with BB (?) dating stamped on the bottom- 24 June 2018

Real nice looking heavily hazed NEIPA kinda look going on here...lasting and lasting khaki cap, leaving low sheeting and fine scattered and spotty lacing.

Perfumy, flowery and mildly fruited up qualities on the nose.

Wow, impressive stuff here, especially for a brew available in the usual beer stores....IE: a shelfie....

Mild soft and ripe pineapple, with lazy mango and melon notes added to the finish. Tasty and well worth a try....go get some

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Photo of MrUse
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a tap at the 2018 ATL Winter Beer Festival.
Orange amber body with a tall foamy head.
Juicy with moderate hop strength and low bitterness for style.
Near medium body with high carbonation.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spongebob2
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arensburgh
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of opd213
4.61/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint can (Jul 1st 2018. Opened on 3/26/18

A true New England style appearance, hazed out yellow golden color with white highlights. Tall and dense, all white foamy cap, dissipates slow with decent lace and a solid foam ring at all times.

A very juicy-hoppy aroma....tropical hop juice combo of : apricot, mango, pineapple, sweet tart candies, peppery citrus and very light and sweet toned malt. A very juicy nose indeed.

The mouthfeel and flavor is very juicy, comes across much like drinking juice. 7.5 abv? Really? You could never tell, in fact, I don't detect a hint of alcohol in this. A rather light, juicy feel and very light malt and hop effect. A bit thin on complexity, as the hops bring light tropical fruits like, kiwi, starfruit and pineapple. A light golden wheat and pilsner style malty flavor. A slight peppery kick that becomes earthy, but "green" earthy, grassy and green veggie hop edge. The crushability, smooth but light and juicy mouthfeel with subtle hints of various hop tones are the most impressive aspects.

A unique, light sided NEIPA that has some subtle but very interesting charms.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.29/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
2.84/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Enjoy by date of 09/16/18

Appearance - Pours hazy and mellow orange in color with an off-white, near two-finger width head.Good retention before dissipating to a thin, consistent layer of suds with a strong thickening around the edge of the glass. Strong lacing, with thick lines and some webbing breaking down to tiny spots decorating a good portion of the glass.

Smell - Orange, spice, wheaty undertone. Peach develops as it warms.

Taste - Follows the nose. Orange and peach fruitiness upfront with a touch of spice and wheat riding beneath. Light earth. Sticks with the sweet peachiness through to the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with fair carbonation. Drinks easy enough with a slightly dry finish.

Overall - Not good. It's like Blue Moon decided to make a hazy IPA. One of the worst NB brews I've had that I can recall.

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Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 387 ratings