Voodoo Ranger Juicifer
New Belgium Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,490
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
86
Ranked #23,208
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 9.97%
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
170
From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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One-off
Wants
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Gots
  38
SCORE
86
Very Good
Notes: Brimming with citrus aromas from Galaxy and Citra hops, this moderately sweet and hazy IPA is devilishly juicy.

HOPS: Citra Incognito, Galaxy, Chinook
MALTS: Pale, Munich, Oats
50 IBU
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Reviews: 56 | Ratings: 170
Reviews by 98green:
Photo of 98green
3.32/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip.

Pours a nearly cloudy apricot/gold with some pulpy particulates, nice head and excellent lacing. A very good-looking brew.

Aromas of apricot, peach, grapefruit, orange, mango, grape, white pepper, tart grain, resiny hops and--there are a lot of good things here.

After the look and the aroma, the flavor is a let down in some ways. Solidly bitter--citrus pith of indeterminate fruit flavor and not much else, other than some piney resin to add to the bitterness.

The mouthfeel is so-so. Medium-bodied, but lacking in lift or carbonation.

Overall a brew that looks great and smells great, but goes somewhat downhill from there. It isn't bad, it just isn't great either. There are other offerings from the same brewer in the same vein that are much better.

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Photo of Reef
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can codes (best by) 01 Sept 2019,
190425062T163618. Still flavorful
Hazy gold, two fingers of fine white head, lively full lacing
Aroma is grapefruit pith, pale malt, sourdough bitter orange
Flavors are orange, papaya, sour pineapple, biscuit, light pine
Nice bitterness up front, outstanding carbonation throughout, medium bodied, flavors develop with warming, dry finish
My favorite of the Voodoo Ranger series. Doesn't rival the best of our local juicy IPA's but a nice option.

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Photo of TomEfiller
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light murky lemon gold. Smells abound of great citrus and fruitful bliss. The chinook and Citra hops are well defined. Taste is sweet but not too sweet will a solid malt backbone. Feel is much smoother than I expected due to the haziness brewing. Overall this is quite a pungent brew at 7.7 that will grow on you as you get to the second glass. Buy it when it’s available, it won’t disappoint

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Photo of Squire
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy light gold color with white cap and lacing.

Aroma of bright, piney hops with a decidedly citrus/floral bent.

Tastes at first of rich, bready malt leading quickly into a citrus (grapefruit, tangerine, mango) richness that is taken over mid palate by a firm hop bitterness that lasts well into the aftertaste. Juicy flavors certainly, well blended without loosing their individuality with the whole coming across as fairly complex and balanced.

Medium full texture with balancing carbonation.

Don't know quite what to make of this one, it hits all the notes but sings with a soft voice.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into a New Belgium Brewing globe glass

A: Pours hazy golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and laces nicely.

S: Grassy, citrus zest, resinous pine, a little tropical fruit, biscuity bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Grassy earthy notes, floral, spicy pine, citrus, grapefruit, orange, lime, and lemon, some tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit, and papaya, biscuity slightly bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: According to the can it should still be good for over a month, but it's just not popping. There are some juicy qualities, but the grassy piney bitterness is assertive enough to push them towards the back seat. Wouldn't mind trying this again fresher to see if that makes a difference, but as of right now I'm not very into it.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours hazy light orange juice color with a billowy and thick white head of foam. The head has an amazing level of retention, very slowly fading over time to leave streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew isn’t all that potent, with it made up of mostly some tropical fruit aromas of papaya, mango, and pineapple. Along with these aromas comes some almost candied sugar and cotton candy like smells as well as a little bit of some light harvest fruits of apple, peach and pear.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather strong malty and bready flavor mixed with a decently sweet taste of tropical fruits and tangerine. I get a bit of sugary sweetness upfront, which seems to dwindle as the taste moves forward. Right from the start there is also some flavors of grapefruit hop and a little bit of herb. As the taste advances to the end, the sweeter tastes fade just a tad, all while the herbal hop grows stronger and is joined by a whole lot of pine. With some lemon and a touch of earth, one is left with a somewhat dank, but kind of sweet and bready taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is somewhat thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the mix of flavors and dank hop, I think I would have liked a little thinner body to mellow it out and allow the flavors to combine a little bit more seamlessly. Overall however the feel was OK.
Overall – It’s an alight IPA overall, but I think for the NEIPA style New Belgium should stick with Juicy haze as it is much more balanced. While neither Jucifer nor Juicy haze touches either voodoo range or imperial ranger (both of which are great), it is an alright brew to try none the less.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Roguer
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big, strong, fluffy snow white head production, ~3 fingers from a strong pour. Retention is very good, and lacing is fantastic. Body is hazy, as expected, allowing silhouettes to penetrate. No sign of particulate or floaties. Dark lemon-yellow, almost mango colored.

Nose is juicy and herbal as expected, with both Citra and Galaxy featuring prominently. Mango, papaya, pepper, ruby red grapefruit, lemon, oregano, basil, very mild dank tones, pineapple, passion fruit, mild berries.

Full of flavor, with plenty of malt body accompanying the hops: pepper, earth, grass, cracker (almost a hint of Pils malt, although that's due to the interplay of the hops and malt - and perhaps yeast). Hop tones are primarily tropical, with mango and papaya continuing to lead the way from the nose, alongside pine resin and sweet citrus notes - mandarin orange, ruby red grapefruit, and lemon.

Surprisingly light bodied on the palate for the ABV (borderline IIPA territory). Soft and creamy, very little bite, very low bitterness, save a grapefruit peel bite on the back end (surprising, given the 50 IBU). Long finish, with echoes of citrus pith and peel.

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

Photo of Aj21
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Calraven
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wejohnsn
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

this is a truly exceptional juicy grapfruity iPA. Do no let this one pass you by. exceptional notes of grapfruit and orange peel not to tart or bitter. . complex yet smooth Thanks to Nomads in Belton, TX for carrying so many options and choices of IPA just like this one.

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Goldish hue and on the hazy side as i expected it to be. Not much flavor from this beer which is the only disappoitment with the beer. It does go down smooth and it is very refreshing

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Photo of Spikester
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold with four fingers of foamy white head. Rings of lace are forming as the head slowly drops.
Smell is citrus fruits with bread crust malts.
Taste is sweet citrus orange grapefruit bready malts. A bit of pine in the background.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. The finish is lightly dry and mildly bitter.
Overall a tasty juicy IPA that is easy drinking. Best by 13 Oct 2019.

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Photo of smcolw
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can.

Moderate and lasting head. Good streaky/spotty lace on the glass. The liquid is cloudy with a light amber color.

Well blended pale malt and flowery hop to the nose. I get some whole fruit juicy notes like papaya and mango.

The flavor is a touch more biting in the bitterness column than the smell indicates. While the malt base matches the nose accurately, the hop is simply biting harshness. The body is very rich with a moderate to heightened carbonation. The finish is long and bitter, but I wouldn't categorize this beer as extreme. I do lean to enjoying the rich smell more than the two-dimensional taste.

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Photo of BradWilliamson
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Welcome to the opening salvo of Bock Me & Bock Yinz! I Almost Forgot That It's New Evil Voodoo Twin Ranger Beer Sunday (Week 745)! It's gonna be interesting!

From the CAN: "India Pale Ale"; "Employee Owned".

I Crack!ed open the vent & went with a quick C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. This beer is prone to a LOT of foaming, so I kind of backed off & backed down to allow it to do its own thing. It did not disappoint, quickly rising up to form two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with great retention. Color was a slightly hazy solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose was very much of tropical fruits, less citrusy than the Notes might lead you to believe. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach, certainly big for the style. The taste was a mélange of sweet tropical fruits and bitter citrus fruits. Mango & papaya, meet grapefruit! Have a blast, kids! The flavors seemed to take turns in their prevalence, first sweet then bitter & then sweet again. This being the case, I am going to say that the finish was semi-dry, although I would not argue against dry. It was definitely an AIPA & while not precisely the flavor profile that I really dig, I had no problem in drinking three (3) of them over the past few days. I'm not sure how well it would fare as the CANtents of a Summer cooler, though. The ABV is a bit high & I would be satiated with this one fairly quickly. YMMV.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a pint glass. Canned date is best by 9/8/19, so plenty fresh.

Looks very nice. Slightly hazy Amber/orange body with a nice white head leaving very nice lacing.

Aroma is lightly fruity.

Good tasting brew. There are the fruit and hoppy hits, along with a little pepper.

Mouth between medium and full, finish is a little bittersweet with a mild spice hit.

Overall, good solid ipa, 7.7abv is to be respected, as it's quite chuggable.

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Photo of SawDog505
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 oz Snulip glass best before September 8, 2019. Pours a slightly hazy orange, with a big 2 plus finger sticky white head that that leaves a thin wall of lace, with nice retention. 4

Smell is peach, melon, tangerine, mango, agave, and grapefruit. 4

Taste follows peach, melon, tangerine, agave, mango, and very balanced grapefruit bitterness. 4

Mouthfeel is a big medium, plenty of life, a tad dry, and at 7.7% ABV very drinkable. 4

Overall this is better than I was expecting, a very tasty beer and at a very reasonable price. 4

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange with an extremely well retained half inch white head that left nice lacing. Smell is very malt forward with some citrus in the background. Tastes of sweet malts, bready malts, tangerine, grapefruit, mango and a hint of pepper. Medium bodied and carbonated, full mouth feel, minimal bitterness.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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