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Friday, February 24, 2017

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger IPA

87 BA score on Beer Advocate. 88 overall and 78 style scores on RateBeer. 3.79 out of 5 on Untappd.

Bursting with tropical aromas and juicy fruit flavors from Mosaic and Amarillo hops, this golden IPA is perfectly bitter with a refreshing, sublime finish.

TASTING NOTES

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.

BEER FACTS

ABV
7%
IBU
50

YEAST
Ale


Picked up a 6 pack of New Belgium Voodoo Ranger IPA today. $8.99 for the pack at Savor Pint.


Saw this one while browsing. Normally I don't give much thought to beers from New Belgium. The few that I've had, really haven't impressed me. The artwork drew me in. Plus $8.99 isn't too much to try the beer.




Do really like the artwork for Voodoo Ranger. Plus any beer that is voodoo is worth trying.

The skeleton does relate to where I recently went to. Went to Green Lawn Cemetery yet again. This time to take some pics of baseball related graves.

Gus Schmelz
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gus_Schmelz

Old Judge baseball card for Gus Schmelz.

Jack McCallister
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_McCallister_(baseball)

Jack McCallister with Heinie Wagner on the 1930 Boston Red Sox.

Billy Southworth
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Southworth




Conlon Collection baseball cards for Billy Southworth.

Billy Southworth Jr
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Southworth,_Jr.

Billy Southworth Senior and Junior

Billy Southworth Jr with Bob Hope

Bob Kline
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Kline

Bob Kline on the Boston Red Sox

Wally Gerber
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_Gerber



Conlon Collection baseball card for Wally Gerber

Kip Selbach
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kip_Selbach

Kip Selbach

Jim Gifford
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Gifford

Dr. Robert Drury
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Drury_(baseball)

1923 Boston Red Sox owners
Robert Drury is second from left

Jimmy Williams
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Williams_(19th-century_baseball_manager)

Old Judge baseball card for Jimmy Williams

Newt Hunter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt_Hunter

Newt Hunter

Clarence Griffin
Negro League baseball player

New Belgium isn't one of my favorite breweries. Was never impressed with the few beers I've tried from them. So I tend to ignore them. Figured I would give Voodoo Ranger a chance.

One beer that should never be given a chance is Pabst Blue Ribbon.

When anyone says that PBR is a beer.

PBR drinkers experience neither one.

Effect PBR drinkers have on women.

Only fucking PBR drinkers get is some fucking tacos.

When a PBR swiller might actually score.

PBR drinkers spend most of their free time with their cat.





Seeing how India Pale ales are my favorite kind of beer, I had to try this one. Only hesitation was the brewery it's from. I'm sure a lot of people really like their beers. For some reason I am not a big fan. Nothing really grabbed me from the beers. I have the same feeling about Jackie O's as New Belgium. For some reason, Jackie O's has not really impressed me either.

Poured into an IPA glass that I got from World Market a little while ago. About a half inch of head. Decent lacing. Aroma has citrus to it. Can't quite place the citrus, as it seems to never lean towards any one fruit.

Voodoo Ranger starts off a bit sweet. Citrus quickly follows. To me, orange seems to be the dominant citrus. Enough bitterness towards the end to make it interesting. Bitterness is certainly in the mid range. Not too bitter, but bitter enough. Malt seems to be a little tame in this one. It is present though. Rated it 3.75 out of 5 on Untappd. Arguably it is a low rating. It could possibly rate a 4 or 4.25 out of 5. Wouldn't mind drinking more of Voodoo Ranger.