Voodoo Ranger

Colorado
United States
Voodoo Ranger by New Belgium Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Visual: Light golden, bright with a little particulate, medium-thin white foam.

Aroma: Pine and citrus in the fore, the citrus comprised of orange and grapefruit. Tropical fruit with lesser grassy and floral geraniol. Faint toasted bread malt note.

Flavor: Lightly sweet at first with a stronger, building and perfect bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Coating and warming with a clean finish.

Body: Medium body.

Profile

ABV: 
7%
IBUs: 
50
Hops: 
Mosaic, Amarillo
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This IPA has an element of a strong, newer hop variety featuring a bold, earthy character that is often referred to as being dank. A grapefruit citrus aroma becomes more obvious as it warms. Additionally, hop spiciness, fruit esters, and light caramel malts also come through in the nose. The color is dark gold/pale copper and very bright. A light, off-white head lingers on the top of the beer. The flavor features a strong grapefruit character that is balanced with citrus and earthy hop flavors, a bold bitterness and some spiciness that comes through in the finish. A malt sweetness with hints of caramel is also noticeable. The mouthfeel is medium with some alcoholic heat. Overall, this comes across as a good, but somewhat generic version of an American IPA. It does have a big grapefruit presence, so if you gravitate to that in your IPAs, you might want to seek this one out.