In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


New Belgium Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale ale

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.”