The Voodoo Ranger series from New Belgium Brewing stands among the best IPA craft beers in the country, and the brewery actually improved on a masterpiece when they introduced the Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA. The Juicy Haze IPA is an American Style IPA. The unfiltered appearance is what draws some people to the hazy-IPA category, but there are many characteristics that accent this beer including dry-hopping, the use of high-protein grains, certain CO2 levels, the type of yeast strain, as well as other brewing techniques. This beer was created with the goal to provide hoppy-beer drinkers with a specialty option packed with tropical aromas and citrusy flavors.
Although this isn’t an Imperial IPA, it does feature a 7.5% ABV and a mild 42 IBU. Admittedly, some trends come and go, but the IPA is a pillar in the craft beer community, and this unique IPA resonates with anyone looking for more taste, more refreshment, and moderate sweetness. With a medium-dry finish, the Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA is intentionally imbalanced towards a hoppy aroma, without the harsh or bitter aftertaste. Cheers. //
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