Review: New Belgium Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale ale | Craft Beer & Brewing
New Belgium Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale ale
86 out of 100

Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 5.5 IBU: 35

86/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 3

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale ale

What the brewers say

“Brilliantly balanced for easy drinking, this pale ale is packed with citrus and tropical fruit flavors from eight different hop varieties.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Earthy and onion hop aromas at first with clean malt aroma supporting. Then light fruity hops aroma with notes of melon and a touch of citrus and light berries. Overall the hop aroma is pleasant but unassuming and restrained.”

Flavor: “Simple malt bill is balanced very well with the bitterness level. Hops on taste buds match those on aroma. The creamy body has a touch of slickness and despite the voluminous, persistent head retention, the carbonation on the tongue is somewhat low.”

Overall: “Interesting, perhaps more traditional, hop profile over a very light and clean malt bill. Nice easy drinker with enjoyable citrus aromas, especially orange and grapefruit. It’s enjoyable yet restrained and untaxing—more of a drinking beer than a thinking beer.”

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