Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA   

Review Date 3/9/2019    By John Staradumsky

Hey there New Belgium fans, there’s a new entry in the Voodoo Ranger line, or at least it was fairly new when I tried it: Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA. There are already a few Voodoo Ranger beers out there, but this one is the obligatory “New England IPA” entry. The sub-style of India Pale Ale is all the rage these days and has been for a few years now. So, you knew New Belgium would have more than a few.

New Belgium doesn’t tell you much on their website:

Packed with bright tropical aromas and brilliant citrusy flavors, this unfiltered IPA wraps up with a pleasantly smooth finish.

They do have a pretty nifty little gadget there though that looks at my location and shows me where I can buy New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy IPA. Publix has it just 1,80 miles away! How nice!

Interestingly, they use American Hefeweizen yeast on this one. They also use:

Hops Citra, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, Nugget

Malts Pale, Wheat, C-80, Oats

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA has an alcohol content of 7.5% by volume with 42 IBUs. I tried it first on draft at Taco Mac, where I paid $6.80 for a 23-ounce mug. Total Wine sells it for $10.49 a six-pack.

My mug of New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA arrived a hazy orange juice olor with a tight white cap of foam and lots of citrus in the nose. Taking a sip, I got a medium malty, pasty oat palate, then lots of orange and grapefruit citrus fruit and rind. It’s all capped off with a bitter minty finish.

These beers are ubiquitous today, and New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA isn’t all that different from the rest of the pack. That said, I definitely enjoyed it, and the price is better than many. That rates it a solid 4 stars in my book.

And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.