New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, Colorado) has officially announced that the next installment in its Voodoo Ranger Rotating IPA Series will be the summer release of Juicifer IPA.
Developed to be a slightly more bitter take on the Hazy IPA style, Juicifer (7.7% ABV, 50 IBUs) is a hybrid-ish India Pale Ale that “pours a hazy golden pale, with a sweet, slightly citrus-y start giving way to subtle sourness before finishing with a potent hop punch” sourced from Citra INCOGNITO™, Galaxy and Chinook hops. Hopheads can expect “aromas of guava and pineapple [to dominate] this medium-bodied beer.”
“Innovation and experimentation is the name of the game when it comes to our rotating IPA series,” said Ross Koenigs, Research and Development Brewer at New Belgium. “For Juicifer, we took our cues from hazy IPAs, but turned up the volume on the hop bitterness. It’s big hop flavor that is easy drinking.”
Juicifer IPA is rolling out now but will only be sticking around for a limited time. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina and throughout the rest of New Belgium’s nationwide distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Juicifer IPA from New Belgium Brewing
Release – Limited/Voodoo Ranger Rotating IPA Series; launching May 2019
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.7%
IBUs – 50
Malts – Pale, Oats & Munich
Hops – Citra INCOGNITO™, Galaxy & Chinook
Fun Fact – On the Voodoo Ranger Rotating IPA Series: “This series was born out of New Belgium’s desire to further experiment with hop-forward flavors while highlighting the brewery’s ground-floor collaborations with hop producers to cultivate cutting-edge, experimental varieties.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.newbelgium.com/beer/finder/