Voodoo Ranger American Haze
New Belgium Brewing Company

Voodoo Ranger American HazeVoodoo Ranger American Haze
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,420
ABV:
5%
Score:
86
Ranked #28,233
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 11.87%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
15
From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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Very Good
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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy orange amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades very slowly over time to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell –The aroma of the brew is heavy of an herbal and pine hop smell mixed with some light aromas of orange and grapefruit hop. Along with these aromas comes some grapefruit and orange rind smells as well as a little bit of a lemon and grassy.
Taste – The taste begins with a slightly fruity taste that is mainly of a tangerine and orange nature mixed with some flavors of an herbal and pine hop. A grapefruit hop is lighter overall, but gets stronger as the taste moves forward. At the same time a bit of tropical fruit sweetness and some more dank hop comes to the tongue along with a touch of spice and leaves one with a nice lightly fruited and sorta dank hopped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is medium in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average. For the tastes of the brew and the style the feel is good and makes for an easy sipper.
Overall – A nice pale ale with a good and easy dank hop taste. Tasty and super easy drinking. Another well crafted brew by NB!!

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz can poured into Duvel tulip. 05 APR 2020 printed on bottom of can. So this should still be fresh another 3 months. Picked up at grocery store as part of a $10 sixer mixer.

Appearance - Pours massive offwhite pancake batter head with decent retention and low stick. Doesn't quite live up to its name, but rather lives far beyond it. This beer isn't merely hazy, it's completely opaque. Basically looks like pineapple juice without the particulates. Head is breaking down internally into a lattice that's keeping its volume, but not its density. 4.5

Smell - Dry grass on top with wet grass underneath. Interesting complexity. 4.5

Taste - Has this acidic, astringent kick up front that you expect to linger in some kind of acrid bitterness, but it finishes light, clean and refreshing. Almost like a magic trick. This is a rare feature to be sure. Can't name many if any beers with that particular quality. 4.75

Mouthfeel - Surprisingly light bodied. On the upper end of light or very bottom end of medium bodied. 5

Overall - Very unique beer. Refreshing both in drinkability and in its break from the norm. 5

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Photo of russpowell
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent & fairly hazed gold with one finger of ivory colored head. Great lacing & pretty good head retention

S: Faint citrus notes

T: Oranges, breadyness, almost biscuitty malt with a little dryness & a little tangerine up front. Green melon, bready dryness & tangerine as this warms. Finishes a little dry with lime & tangerines, plus some peach

MF: Medium body, moderate carbonation, good balance, some texture in the floaties

I am fairly impressed with this, superb drinkability not top rung, but one I would buy again

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Photo of zeff80
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a hazy, golden orange color with a good-sized, head of white foam. It smelled of orange, grapefruit and subtle piney notes. Sweet orange with tart grapefruit and a toasted caramel finish.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, best by April 19th, 2020. I'm assuming it was canned Dec. 19th. Pretty freakin fresh if you ask me.
Rogue Spiegl glass.

Very juicy hazy appearance with a tall stark white head, creamy, of 2 fingers, leaving hills of lace behind as it recedes.

Aromas of mango and pineapple and sharp peppery citrus. Grapefruit rind. Lemon rind.

Flavor comes across a little weak, leaning largely on mineral water, but imparting some fresh lemon citrus, slight tangerine rind, peppery pineapple, graham, and some suggestions of mango skin. Some herbal grassiness creeps in at the very end and sticks around. It's growing on me a bit, but it's largely flavorless.

Feel is creamy and smooth, with very very slight acidity and resinousness, medium bodied, though somehow still watery, has a good carbonation level but it's soft, mild warming alcohol.

Overall, not a show stopper, but nothing I'd reject at a get-together or hangout. Easy drinking is probably its strong point. I can't see myself returning to this one in a hurry, but it may happen eventually. It's not bad, it's just not great.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip.

Pours a hazy orange/gold with a big foamy head that retains well. Decent lacing.

Aromas of citrus, mango, and faint resin. Hints of white pepper and dankness.

The brew first presents honey-kissed graham cracker malts with mild citrus flavors of vague persuasion. The mid-palate is greeted by spicy hoppy notes and soapy ones. The brew closes quietly with fading malts and assertive hops.

The brew has a decent feel. Medium or so with good carbonation.

Another iteration of Voodoo that is decent but nothing special.

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Voodoo Ranger American Haze from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 15 ratings