Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday Night Suds - New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA

This week's Sunday Night suds looks a New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA.

This is another of the New Belgium extra hoppy beers in the Voodoo Ranger line. The beer is made with an interesting mix of hops which (according to the NB website) include Citra, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe and Nugget. They then mix in American Hefeweizen yeast which gives this beer the cloudy appearance of store brand mixture of apple and orange juice.

While the description of the appearance may not be appetizing, the beer is delicious. I picked up two of these when in Chicago last month and put one in the fridge with some Blue Moon Cinnamon Horchata to serve at lunch for the Heineken Man's 75th B-Day. When I got back to New York later that week I realized that I had forgotten to take that out of the fridge and the worst part is that my SiL who would love that beer can't sample it due to her expecting. But B'H I did remember to bring one back to NY and I sampled it tonight after having chilled it for a few days.

The beer was an interesting variation on an IPA. While this looks the part of a wheat beer, there were no phenols or coriander notes. But the hops were present and the tropical fruity nature which had notes of pineapple, orange and grapefruit had me and Mrs KB doubting the New Belgium webpage which did not divulge any added flavoring.

A final note - this beer is 7.5% abv, but you would never know it. I could see having a few of these (perhaps on Purim) and not realizing what just hit me.

The New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA is under kosher supervision by the Scroll-K/Va'ad of Denver, but not every brew produced by New Belgium is under kosher supervision. For a list of the New Belgium brews currently under supervision, please click on the link on the left side of my home page for my latest Kosher Beer List.

To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about The Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA, click here

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