Voodoo Ranger Higher Plane IPA
New Belgium Brewing Company

Voodoo Ranger Higher Plane IPAVoodoo Ranger Higher Plane IPA
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From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 8.06%
Ratings:
160
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 22, 2022
Added:
Sep 12, 2020
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  17
SCORE
89
Very Good
Voodoo Ranger Higher Plane IPAVoodoo Ranger Higher Plane IPA
Notes: Higher Plane IPA achieves the perfect balance of delicately bitter flavors and tropical, juicy aromas. Channel your inner haze.

Tasting Notes

Visual: Deep gold, medium-heavy sheen. Moderate white foam.; Aroma: Strong hop aroma with notes of mango, pineapple, and passionfruit. Hints of warm bready notes that invite you in.

Flavor:
Slight-moderate sweetness through the middle, then a slight-moderate bitterness that grows to moderate and lingers slightly.; Mouthfeel/Body: Smooth and slightly coating. Medium Body.

45 IBU
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4 by MJ64 from Mississippi on Feb 22, 2022
 
3.84 by Grupatre from Michigan on Jan 14, 2022
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3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: slight haze; medium gold in color; 1 finger finely pored ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: orange, lemon, grapefruit, and pine; the combination doesn't come together well - the result is somewhat close to dog poop;

T: orange, lemon, grapefruit and pineapple; this combination works better; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: the aroma was "odd"; the flavor was OK; nothing about this would cause me to seek it out again;

Jan 05, 2022
 
3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Aug 26, 2021
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3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by secondtooth from Indiana

APPEARANCE: Hazy golden amber, with a medium off-white head and virtually no lace.

NOSE: Tropical fruit, stone fruit, pretty impressive.

TASTE: Tropical fruit juicy, with a touch of grapefruit bitterness near finish. Solid IPA.

Aug 26, 2021
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3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by blazerkor from Nevada

It smells like voodoo ranger only sweeter. So there's a piny and malty scent but this time there's some kind of fruity smell too.

The taste is nothing more or less than a juicy voodoo ranger.

The mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied.  It has just a little carbonation. The finish lasts a long time, it's sweet and a little like juice.

Overall it's really good. Just a thicker and juicier voodoo ranger. So I'll give it a 4.3 out of 6.

May 10, 2021
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3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - Looked horrible but could have been just due to the bar. Cloudy with a white head though.
Smell - mostly tropical fruit with a slight pine backbone
Taste - About the same as the smell.
Feel - medium body and carb
Overall - not bad, would rather try it somewhere else to see if the bar had a bad line

Apr 19, 2021
 
4.1 by WJL2112 from Georgia on Mar 20, 2021
 
3.6 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey on Mar 13, 2021
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3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by davisdahlberg6 from Tennessee

A: Pours a bright yellow orange color with about a half-inch of white foam that clings to the glass as the foam dissipates. Very opaque with sediment swirling after the pour, and almost glows with the sediment reflecting light.
S:Notes of pine with a slight refreshing bitterness. Additional notes of pineapple and a bit of orange rind and grapefruit.
T: Taste follows the nose with more pine and less pineapple sweetness. Pleasant hop character that adds quite a bit of bitterness, and not all just juice and sweetness. Also a dank cannabis and flowery aftertaste. Malt character is pretty weak but maybe a hint of nutty cracker taste.
F: Good levels of carbonation and a pleasant dry finish. Abv is fairly well hidden and it is very drinkable
O: Great addition to the Voodoo Ranger series, always excited to see a new Voodoo Ranger on the shelf. Definitely would buy again. It’s a good value at $10 for a 6-pack

Mar 07, 2021
 
4.12 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Mar 06, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Stevosps from Pennsylvania

When poured from a can this imperial IPA has a foamy 1/4” head. It presents hazy yellow in appearance. A nice light tropical fruit aroma. There is a flavorful fruity taste with a slight bitterness that follows on the pallet. A truly refreshing flavor with an ABV at 8.5 it it holds it own as a sold imperial IPA.

Feb 28, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DrBeergood from Ohio

L: Pale straw yellow. Looks washed out.

S: Not much on the aroma. Tropical pineyness otherwise.

T: It's vaguely piney, vaguely tropical, and hardly bitter at all.

F: Sticky resin coats the palate.

O: It delivers alcohol and doesn't taste bad. However, it's severely lacking the flavor department. I expected alot more from this.

Feb 22, 2021
 
3.5 by BdM from Netherlands on Feb 21, 2021
 
3.84 by Danzifer from Ohio on Feb 21, 2021
 
3.93 by Zigzach from Florida on Feb 16, 2021
 
4.1 by tpeters from Michigan on Feb 15, 2021
 
4.24 by HighwayChile from Kansas on Feb 14, 2021
 
4 by paulish from New York on Feb 14, 2021
 
3.98 by Boone757 from Virginia on Feb 09, 2021
 
3.25 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Feb 05, 2021
 
3.7 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota on Feb 02, 2021
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3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

Poured into a tulip.

Pours medium gold and pretty hazy/cloudy with a nice foamy head and some aggressive fizzy carbonation. Bubbles cling to the side of the glass from top to bottom.

Check the box NEIPA aromas of tropical fruit and white stone fruit, but nothing spectacular.

The brew hits the tip of the tongue with expected tropical (pineapple/mango) flavors, but the middle act is interesting in that it is bready and grainy, without hoppiness. But then it gets somewhat musty and earthy, which isn't necessarily off-putting in its own right, but it seems out of place here. The brew closes with hints of resin and some very well-hidden booze.

For the ABV and style, this is very drinkable. Not crisp or necessarily dry, but it has a nice drying finish and a medium body.

The Voodoo Ranger series continues, and another unique delivery here. I get what they were going for with the earthy notes, but for me it just didn't quite mesh with everything else. Still, at this price point, this is definitely worth a try.

Jan 30, 2021
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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a cloudy, golden-orange body with minor head and little bits of lace patches. Aroma had notes of acidic hops as well as some tropical fruit notes. The beer is medium to full bodied, has some tropical fruit sweetness with some acidic, pineapple bitterness and finishes crisp and clean.

Jan 26, 2021
 
4.25 by robebo44 from Virginia on Jan 25, 2021
 
3.52 by AWA from California on Jan 23, 2021
 
3.85 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Jan 22, 2021
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4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Thankin_Hank from Texas

Pours a juicy/hazy and a big foamy head. Quite a bit of suspension. A 12 ounce can dated 28FEB2021 smells of tart citrus. Has a different taste, lots of citrus, no bitterness, orange, pineapple, lemon flavors are really pretty good. Mouthfeel is a bit tart but overall a nice Imperial IPA.

Jan 21, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by gooddaydiablo from Texas

look: hazy orange,

smell: some floral and orange, maybe some melon

taste: apricot and peach and honeydew, not bad

feel: smooth, balance, no abv,

overall: this is very good brew from new belgium, thanks and cheers!

Jan 20, 2021
 
4.35 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Jan 20, 2021
 
4.12 by wafers from New York on Jan 20, 2021
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3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by sethmeister from New Hampshire

From a can marked 25 APR 2021 1340 201203091T11920

Poured into my tulip glass this ale is a cloudy golden amber with a tall creamy ecru head. Fluffy lace rings the glass.

Scent is tropical fruit, pineapple, vanilla.

Taste is tropical fruits, caramel, and a touch of pine sap. There is a touch of something earthy and spicy as well. Warm bread. Hint of alcohol warming in the throat and as the beer warms it becomes more noticeable.

Mouth has a nice weight and a slightly chalky coating.

A good solid hazy DIPA.

Jan 18, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by RUSSRGR from Delaware

The look and smell are typical IPA. However, the taste and feel do not measure up to other versions from New Belgium. Only a very mild citrusy flavor. The feel is heavy that does not hide the alcohol well.

Jan 18, 2021
 
3.9 by MemphisSooner from Tennessee on Jan 15, 2021
 
3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington on Jan 12, 2021
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3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by barnzy78 from Illinois

L-3.5 S-4 T-4 F-4 O-4
12oz can
date stamped 04 APR 2021
thanks to Chris & Lilli for giving me some cans to try!
L: hazy yellow-orange body; foamy off-white head
S: juicy citrus, mild pine, tropical fruit
T: pineapple, tangerine, mango, pine
F: fuller body yet light at times; sticky & resinous, moderate carbonation, bittersweet finish
O: far from a true NEIPA, but is still a flavorful hazy DIPA

Jan 09, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by REVZEB from Illinois

Murky haze of the yellow variety with a plump white head. Very tropical in smell and taste, reminiscent of many fruited neipa. Aromas of pineapple, orange, mango, with mild hops. Taste adds lemon and melon rind, but the hops are so mild until the very last iota of the finish, want a little more definition from them. Feel is smooth, hazy, bright and medium bodied. Pretty standard stuff

Jan 07, 2021
 
4.16 by Carl_R from Oklahoma on Jan 07, 2021
 
4.06 by jpd026 from New York on Jan 05, 2021
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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

Poured into grip shaped goblet: color is hazy gold, fairly dense (and more so than expected), head is off white with fine to small bubbles that presents 1 inch thick and then dissipates to solid top with some spotty lacing.

Smell is bright, floral and tropical fruit hops with light/moderate sweet malt with honey and light boozy sweetness.

Taste is malt, honey, light pineapple, maybe some mango and melon, hint of resin and pine; nice blend of resinous and tropical fruit hops with a notable malt presence.

Mouthfeel is low carbonation, moderate sweetness, moderate bitterness, lingering presence.

Overall a DNEIPA that hits most of the marks in middle ground of NE and traditional IPA - tropical fruit hops are slightly edged out by the malt base and more piney hops but it looks the part quite well and has full aroma.

Jan 05, 2021
Voodoo Ranger Higher Plane IPA from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 160 ratings