Voodoo Ranger American Haze
New Belgium Brewing Company

Voodoo Ranger American HazeVoodoo Ranger American Haze
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,974
ABV:
5%
Score:
85
Ranked #34,351
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 11.47%
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
135
From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  19
SCORE
85
Very Good
Voodoo Ranger American HazeVoodoo Ranger American Haze
Notes: Dry-hopped with Strata, Amarillo, and HBC 522. With notes of passionfruit and freedom, American Haze is a supremely drinkable, juicy and unfiltered IPA brewed with all-American hops.

30 IBU
Reviews: 52 | Ratings: 135 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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40oztoFreedom

3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Should call it the Voodoo Pale Ale as that what it feels like going down. Enjoy by date was 9/212021. New Belgium obviously spends more time on marketing than making beer.

Wednesday at 05:27 PM
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours cloudy golden yellow. It has an off white head with very good head retention.

Smell: It has tropical fruit aromas with grass and resinous elements. It has a melon element as well.

Taste: It has a passionfruit flavor with a bit of grainy sweetness. There are some orange and citrus notes.

Feel: It has a medium body with a mostly sweet finish.

Overall, there are some good tropical flavors with a sweet finish.

Jun 27, 2021
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davidward from Florida

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a take on a low alcohol IPA. It has plenty of flavor and character regardless. For people who are unfamiliar with IPAs and want to get in on the frenzy, this is a good brew to start with.

Jun 20, 2021
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mschenk from Virginia

3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - pours a hazy amber with a creamy head and nice lacing

Smell - Can small hops as well as earth notes

Taste - A little on the light side but has a nice earthy flavort

Feel - Kind of natural

May 26, 2021
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NeilSilber1 from California

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden haze with nice white foamy cap. Decent easy drinking and refreshing standard hazy IPA - on the mild lite side in terms of IPA bitterness punch and ABV. Good summertime brew with subtle passion fruit notes pairs well with spicy Indian and food.

May 25, 2021
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Jaasoares from Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy straw color with a good head of of white foam. Mild tropical fruit on the nose akin to passion fruit, but underwhelming. Taste’s juicy with tropical fruit and citrus. Mild on the hops.

May 24, 2021
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KT3418 from Colorado

2.35/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

I bet this slapped harder when it first came out but in present day 2021 this isn't doing it for me. Not undrinkable or anything, I'd have to give it another shot. Even if I did though somehow I know in my soul it wouldn't be much better.



I was being too nice. I've had other voodoo ranger offerings and im under the impression the entire line is tasteless.

Apr 20, 2021
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

NOT RETIRED can dated 02MAY2021 12 ounces and good head. Suspension. Not much carbonation. A pleasant lemony citrus and malt aroma. Thick mouthfeel and a hint of citrus taste. Then some hops on the tongue and maybe stone fruit. Pretty light after the 10.5% ABV juice bomb I just drank but a fabulous follow up beer. I like the lemony flavor. Purty good New Belgium! Lip smacking, tongue sucking good.

Mar 11, 2021
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Hazies have become as American as apple pie. Let's see how this one compares. Two 12 oz. cans now poured into a clear glass liter mug begins the show. The brew is a hazy amber with some white head and lacing. A good visual gets this going. There is almost no aroma, just about unique for the style. In this case, the nose is a better prognosticator than the eyes. This is quite the bland affair tastewise. Any real malt body is missing and a good hoppy presence is lacking. After its looks, it's hard to find another compliment for this mess.

Feb 05, 2021
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hazy orangey yellow with a finger white foam and lacing. Pineapple and orange lead the smell with piney hops, light complexion, not much there. Taste is sweet in the juice, but has a tic-tac like sharpness that isn't bitter but just odd. Floral tones and malts are stronger than expected. Feel is juicy, thin, watery, and way more influence from the malts than the hops. Pretty rough

Jan 05, 2021
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Seamus_Hanrahan from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a can poured into an IPA pint glass. Decent appearance and head. Aroma not strong. Fine refreshing taste but not extraordinary. Some light citrus flavor. The feel mouthful was pleasant. A very drinkable New England session IPA.

Dec 27, 2020
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Bright golden pour with big fluffy white head. Great lacing... good looking beer.

S: New Belgium's typical malts... some citrus and fruit.

T.F: Typical NB malt bill... just like every single other 'Voodoo Ranger' beer they've released. Toasted grains with some sweetness. Light citrus/fruit hops. Grapefruit and vague tropicals. Light bodied... well carbonated.

O: Nondescript is about the best word I can think of for this beer. It drinks like a session at 5%... has some ok hop flavor and is decently drinkable while also being entirely forgettable.

Nov 08, 2020
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RUSSRGR from Delaware

4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite hazy IPAs. Cloudy golden amber color poured from a can. Nice and pleasing citrusy smell. Smooth easy taste that begs for another. Nice hoppy notes at the end. Very pleasing.

Nov 05, 2020
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davillanx from Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice! @ 5% ABV this a great option for when I'm in the mood for a decent Hazy IPA but don't feel like the extra ABV normally associated with them.

Nov 04, 2020
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a six pack of this during softball season. A little skeptical of the ipa designation on this one, seems more marketing than informational.

Anyhoo, pours a light amber color w some orange mixed in. 1/3" white head. Far from the haziest beer you'll ever see. The aroma isn't all that hoppy despite Strata and Amarillo being here. More neutral than hoppy. Not pulling any tropical notes out of it.

Light bready quality, mild hops, mild bitterness. Just seems more like a pale ale searching for being 'balanced' more than anything. I thought these were pretty serviceable for softball season. When you pop off about Strata and Amarillo and whatever that experimental hop is, they should have some degree of impact beyond what we have here. There are no off flavors, but it falls short of what it claims to be. I couldn't really discern anything in terms of oats or wheat to make this a hazy, big part of me wonders if they just liked the hazy ipa branding.

Taste is a pretty mild ipa.

Sep 18, 2020
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matcris from Arizona

4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

LOOKS: Quite a hazy, burnt orange with a finger of white foam that sticks around, and leaves a nice lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Tropical notes of pineapple and mango. Citrus, mostly lemon. The hops are nice and out front.
TASTE: Same as the aroma, and a mild bready quality from the malts. Pretty nice.
FEEL: Well carbonated, thinner body, and pretty dry.
OA: Good, game day, hoppy brew. Similar to 'All Day,' from Founders, which I like.

Aug 18, 2020
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at World of Beer. Pours a somewhat hazy golden color with a thin foamy head. Their is mild retention and lacing. Not really juicy aroma or taste. Some citrus. More dank. Moderate piney bitterness.

Aug 11, 2020
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defunksta from North Dakota

3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a medium orange, cloudy with visible sediment, orange color with a moderate white, foaming head. SRM of 10-11. (3.75)

Aroma: Very mild aromas of mostly dank herbs with hints of faint citrus. Lots of herbs here. (3.25)

Flavor: Flavor follows the nose with mostly dank herbs with only hints of faint grapefruit citrus. Some slight cream behind it all. (3.00)

Feel: Slightly creamy, but a light enough body to keep it rather crisp. (3.50)

Compared to Deschutes' Neon Daydream 7/12/20: A much less flavorful and worse beer. Probably shouldn't compare the two.

Overall: Quite a disappointment of a beer. Any flavor/aroma is completely washed out by a dried herbal note with only remnants of citrus remaining. It must be old, a bad batch, or maybe just a bad beer. (Final Rating: 3.31)

Jul 12, 2020
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Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.88/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Sixer ran me $10.99 USD plus tax at a convenience store in New Orleans, LA. Seems like a blatant marketing grab at the 4th of July crowd but I figured I'd give it a fair shake:

Hop profile is fine but doesn't really showcase Amarillo (my favourite hop) too well. The Strata is nice, but overall hop pungency is quite low...this is really more of a pale ale than an IPA. Pulpy, floral, citrusy. Lacks the resinous hop flavour I associate with amarillo.

Balanced and enjoyable, but not a beer I'd buy again given the wealth of better pale ales out there (most of which don't pretend to be an IPA). Another marketing-over-quality effort from New Belgium, one of Colorado's fastest deteriorating brands.

C / AVERAGE

Jul 05, 2020
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superspak from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass; canned on 2/24/2020, best before 7/5/2020. Pours very hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/zest, light wood/peppercorn/pine, white bread, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big Very mild pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/zest, light wood/peppercorn/pine, white bread, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, fairly sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5%, with minimal lingering hop burn after the finish. Overall this is an awesome session NEIPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and pretty refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish; great soft feel. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Awesome Strata, Amarillo, HBC 522 hop profile. Extremely juicy/vibrant hops with light dank/earthy notes; with a nice sized oat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on style example as expected of the Voodoo Ranger series.

Jun 24, 2020
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Nvrmind16 from California

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a light beer, it may masquerade as an Ipa, but I feel the spices and flavors were toned down too much in order to commercialize this product. Voodoo ranger has gone downhill since they lost their independent seal.

May 31, 2020
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AfricanPete14 from South Africa

4.52/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a great beer. Has a hazy straw gold color, definitely not the haziest beer I’ve seen. Smells of ripe oranges. Finishes clean with a perfectly carbonated mouthfeel.

May 29, 2020
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at Old Chicago.

Pours a hazy straw gold, not as hazy as some I've seen, good head of foam, lots of lacing. Nitro mix on all draught beers here so your mileage may vary.

Smells of grapefruit, hint of tropical fruit, hoppy but suggesting little bitterness, as the style is apt to do.

Taste is hoppy with notes of grapefruit, little tropical fruit, toasted malt, smooth, drinkable, pretty satisfying.

Good stab.

May 13, 2020
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Voodoo Ranger American Haze has a thick, off-white head, an opaque, gold-orange appearance, suspended chunks, and heavy lacing. The aroma is of sharp fruit and cereal grain. It has a similar flavor with low bitterness. The mouthfeel is low medium, and Voodoo Ranger American Haze has a midway sweet to dry finish.

RJT

May 12, 2020
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WilliamGustin from Nevada

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good one from Voodoo. A bit of a dank tone - I think that’s the Strata? Coupled with Amarillo hops I enjoyed this IPA as being a touch different without being strange. Nice pour color/haze with a good head and some lace. I think this is an IPA best served with food... something savory or flavorful without a bunch of acid. Not an absolute favorite, but enjoyed having an IPA that uses a different hops mix with subtle changes in flavor.

May 12, 2020
Voodoo Ranger American Haze from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 135 ratings