Voodoo Ranger Hop Avenger IPA
New Belgium Brewing Company

Voodoo Ranger Hop Avenger IPAVoodoo Ranger Hop Avenger IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,019
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,527
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 10.86%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
54
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New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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Very Good
Voodoo Ranger Hop Avenger IPAVoodoo Ranger Hop Avenger IPA
Notes: The people have spoken! With over 50,000 votes, Hop Avenger IPA edged out Starship IPA in the battle for the next super beer! With it's super juicy tropical aromas and light sweetness, Hop Avenger IPA packs a powerful pineapple punch!

MALTS: Pale, Caramel 20, Munich
HOPS: Nugget, Mosaic Incognito, Ekuanot Incognito, Jester, Chinook, Citra, Mandarina Bavaria

45 IBU
Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 54 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Troy-Hawaii:
Photo of Troy-Hawaii
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 6-pack cans $8.99 Foodland
86 days before best by can date
Citrus smells
Hazy golden-amber color
Heavy-medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Citrus flavors, bitter aftertaste
Overall a nice IPA. Would buy again.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of qcghost
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Can pour into a becher with a thick and creamy white cap peaking at about a half inch high. Good head retention and thick webs of lace instantly with sheets down the glass below that.

S- Citrus hops are the biggest thing here with both the bittersweet and the fruity aspect of oranges and grapefruit. Hints of floral and pine hops as well as a bit of stone fruit. Mango comes to mind. Hints of cracker and bready grains.

T- Hops run the show again with a moderate strength. Oranges, mango, grapefruit and apricot first with floral, pine, herbal and dank hints. The malts bring hints of cereal, bread and cracker with a medium overall sweetness bringing on some of that candied orange feel.

MF- Silky and smooth light-medium body with a high level of carbonation. Creamy softness on the palate. Ends with a zesty citrus oil bitterness lingering on the taste buds.

Kind of down the middle IPA with citrus and hints of floral, pine and stone fruit from the hops with a medium sweetness and some malt influence. Clean and balanced.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trboley
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed gold with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Very good lacing & head retention

S: Pine, grassyness, cattyness

T: Follows the nose, dry, a little grapefruit up front. Pretty dry, woody, piney & a little pomelo as this warms. Finishes dry with a little dryness & woody hop

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation, decent balance

Drinks easy enough, not a bad West Coast IPA

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Haze gold appearance with a creamy white head. Great retention and lacing. Tons of floaties and chunks, though.
Aromas of honey, (age?) candied pineapple and mango, mandarin orange.
Loads of mango, pineapple, papaya, and orange upfront. Honey and white bready malt. A piney and orange peel bitterness bites into the finish, balancing out the honey sweetness and leaves a lingering sap on the palate.
Creamy body, well carbonated, smooth but sticky.

A solid IPA....fruity, and a nice balance of NE West Coast characteristics.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, hazy deep golden amber color with a 1 ½” tan foam, micro to medium bubbles, solid hold, 2 + minutes, mild tears and spotty lacing. Aromas of tropical fruit, Nugget, Mosaic, Ekuanot, Jester, Chinook, Citra, and Mandarina Bavaria hops. Taste is caramel malts, Munich malts, piney-green hop resin, and citrus pith. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium body, average carbonation, a dry finish with lingering pine and citrus pith. Overall flavor is balanced, juicy, well masked ABV, very flavorful hop bite with a moderate mouth coat of resin, the taste is fresh tropical fruit. This is a very crushable IPA.



 

 

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Photo of Shenk87
2.5/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into signature globe glass; canned on 9/13/2019, best before 1/19/2020. Pours very hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, green peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light caramel/nutty, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, green peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light caramel/nutty, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, green peppercorn, pine, cracker, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly crisp/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mild increasing warmth of alcohol for 7.7%. Overall this is an awesome IPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth, easy, and fairly crisp to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Nicely soft and not overly aggressive. Awesome Nugget, Mosaic, Ekuanot, Jester, Chinook, Citra, Mandarina Bavaria profile. Extremely vibrant, dank, earthy, and fairly juicy hop complexity; with a nice clean bready Munich malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp resin dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive style example as expected. Another great addition to the series.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daniellobo
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hop Avenger has a very thick, ivory head, an opaque, marmalade-orange appearance, & quite heavy glass lacing. The aroma is of fruit and pale malt. Taste is similar with strong bitterness. Mouthfeel is somewhat heavy, and Hop Avenger finishes mostly dry.

RJT

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Photo of markallmon
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daliandragon
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cool artwork on the label. Maybe they should do a mash up with Brooklyn Defender. Big juicy flavor with all kinds of citrus and pineapple and mellow caramel. They list a lot of hops but the flavor, while very good, seems to be only moderately complex. The hop flavors are sokid but don't blow you away so this is extremely fun and drinkable, even at almost eight percent. Solid effort here.

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Photo of BoodahMoogle
4.74/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottom of can: 09/FEB 2020

Reviewed on 11/10/19

A dense raw honey appearance. Fluffy white foam, good cover after it spreads out with excellent lacing.

A very old school IPA aroma...
Dense pine, citrus bite, copper malty scent and grains all up in the nose.

Flavor's of pine tree sap, copper ale malt and grainy tones, citric acid and tangy tropical fruits. The amber and copper ale level of malted grains complexity moves it far from the NEipa style and revisits the classic West coast style flavor profile.
Feel and texture has a sharp bite, clean..then lush and smooth with dry edges. Nice.
A seriously tangy hop bite is pretty complex, but juicy enough to keep sipping.

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Photo of craigbelly
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buckeye55
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark gold color. Scent is of hops and citrus/floral. Taste is an excellent combination of hops and pineapple. A light bodied alcohol soaked mouthfeel. The aftertaste goes from pine to fruit to pine to mellow. Great brew!

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Photo of rangerred
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcall384
3.15/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer fell kind of flat for me. Didn't really get a lot of flavor out of it. Maybe some apricot and pineapple. Had a very thin mouthfeel too. Not a bad beer. More middle of the road.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of consmienor
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Voodoo Ranger Hop Avenger IPA from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 54 ratings