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Voodoo Ranger

January, 2017
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.

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