Voodoo Ranger Starship IPA
New Belgium Brewing Company

Voodoo Ranger Starship IPAVoodoo Ranger Starship IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,060
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
85
Ranked #30,731
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 13.1%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
25
From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
One-off
Wants
  2
Gots
  4
SCORE
85
Very Good
Voodoo Ranger Starship IPAVoodoo Ranger Starship IPA
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 25 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light, hazy orange juice color from a 12 ounce can date BB:12APR20. Aroma is citrus and bacon. I swear I smell bacon. The taste is citrus. grapefruit and bacon. It seems rather light and it may be just in the malt. It had a decent head and lacing. Mouthfeel is thin but smooth. No bitterness to speak of. Overall a flavorful brew that is very enjoyable.

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Photo of mactrail
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Handsome clear amber brew with long-lasting foam in the Bacchus tumbler. What is this flavor? Cedar, juniper, stems, grape leaves, dark leaf mold... More flavors of bread and dankness. Aroma of grape with a whiff of grapefruit. Light body, quite sharp, and seriously hoppy.

This is a little on the harsh side, but call it exuberantly flavorful. Quite bitter and astringent aftertaste. From the 12 oz can in the sixpack purchased at the West Coast supermarket.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance- The beer pours a hazy orange-amber color with a one finger head of with foam. The head has a great level of retention slowly fading over time to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a dry cracker araoma mixed with some smells pine and herbal hop. Along with these smells, comes a little bit of a citrus sweetness and a touch of grapefruit hop.
Taste – The taste begins with a cracker malt flavor that has a decent showing of some light citrus and tropical fruit sweetness. There is a decent showing of a pine and herbal hop upfront which grow stronger as the taste advances. Also as the taste advances, there is a decent hit of some pine and herbal hop tastes which, with a little bit of an increase in the sweeter citrus, creates a crisp and flavorful, dank hopped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is thinner for a 7.7 % brew with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly higher. For the style and the taste the feel is great and makes for a nice crisp sipper.
Overall – Another nice, easy drinking IPA in the voodoo series. I love their ability to ferment things down to a lower level to produce a crisper and more enjoyable brew all while incorporating some nice hop mixes and not only relying on citrus/tropical flavors to drive a beer flavor profile. New Belgium really does know their stuff!! Sorry small breweries that only can produce only small quantities of beer which everyone pines over because they are so limited… New Belgium produces big and good brew and overall beats you out!! Overall they rock!! And this is coming for a total craft brew dude….

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Photo of Zorro
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chill hazed yellow with a small white head.

Smells hoppy and strongly of cedar and pine. Mostly it smells like a cedar chest.

Starts out savory and tasting woody. Not very sweet. Mostly this tastes like a pine board.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall this is just an OK IPA. Possible this is an old can but it just arrived at the store so any aging happened at the distributor.

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Photo of JediMasterLenin
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into an IPA glass

Look: Pours a slightly hazy pale orange/amber. A healthy, foamy looking head with decent retention leaves some nice sticky lacing down the side of the glass.
Smell: Lots of citrus/peel and tropical fruit on the nose, some peach and melon. A healthy undertone of earth/pine/grass.
Taste: Follows the nose, but the citrus peel and earthy pine are more pronounced here. Some light crackery malt in there with a faint hint of bubblegum, and possibly a little hop burn.
Feel: Medium bodied, small bubbles and decently carbonated.
Overall: Kind of a meandering profile here, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Single 12 oz can best by 4/19/20
North Coast Tulip

Pours a hazy but light blonde color with a tall stark white head of 3 fingers, leaving nice webby lacing as it recedes.

Aromas of pineapple and mango, with undertones of sweaty papaya and peach. Slight herbal grassiness.

Flavor is of pineapple gum, honey sweetness, grassy bitterness, and slight grapefruit. Some tangerine too. A little watery especially for 7.7% but still a clean cutting flavor.

Feel is effervescent and full of pop, with a slight resinous finish and good dryness all around. A bit watery though again.

Overall an enjoyable IPA that I wish was a bit more concentrated.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a nonic pint glass.

Pours a hazy orange-gold with an excellent three-fingered fluffy head. Excellent retention. Solid lacing.

Aromas are muted. Mild citrus and tropical notes. A hint of grass and earthy/floral hops.

The brew hits the tip of the tongue with honey sweetness kissed with citrus, melon, white stone fruit. White pepper and hints of pine arrive in midstream, and the resiny hop goodness eventually overcomes the sweetness before relenting for a touch of booze.

The brew is solidly medium with modest carbonation that feels somewhat lacking. The brew is creamy and could finish better.

The brew straddles the line between conventional IPA and imperial NEIPA. Solid.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, grapefruit and caramel. Tropical fruitiness with toasted caramel and a sharp bitterness. I love Galaxy hops!

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Photo of russpowell
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed and effervescent straw color with 2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Some citrus & grassyness

T: Breadyness, green melon. lime & a little grapefruit, plus some pine up front. Dryness, kiwi fruit & tangerine as this warms, plus bready sweetness & little grapefruit. Finishes very dry with tangerine , plus lemon

MF: Medium body, medium carbonation, good balance

A decent take on the style, but not sure this much different than other Voodoo Rangers

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Voodoo Ranger Starship IPA from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 25 ratings