Liquid Paradise IPA brings together three key elements that are imperative in every hoppy summer beer. First, the aroma is sweet, delicious, and slightly tart with a hint of passion fruit. Second, it features a beautiful golden color, with a light haze and moderately-dense white foam. Third, the flavor is medium bodied with a mild sweetness that propels bursts of guava, mango, and grapefruit. It is genuinely a liquid paradise, one sip at a time.
For many years, New Belgium brewing has been capitalizing on their Voodoo Ranger series of beers with several limited release options, and this might be the best yet. The Liquid Paradise IPA blends Mosaic Incognito hops with small amounts of Nugget, Azacca and Munich hops. It’s a brilliant recipe for an extremely aromatic IPA, with a lingering creaminess after each sip. Consider yourself warned: It boasts a bold 7.8 percent ABV, which is fairly strong for a summertime IPA. Yet the 44 IBU means it’s very drinkable with pretty much any meal—from backyard BBQ to Mountain House. It’s available in bottles and cans; however, cans are favored for most outdoor adventures.
Admittedly, New Belgium Brewing’s most famous beer is the Fat Tire Amber Ale, but they’re also recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses; plus, they top the list of Bicycling Magazine’s Best Companies for Cyclists. Liquid Paradise IPA comes from a 100% employee-owned brewery, and the Voodoo Ranger mascot is a very entertaining character in their social media platforms. Definitely check him out on the New Belgium Instagram account.