New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, Colorado) has officially announced that it is kicking off its newly-established Voodoo Ranger Rotating IPA Series with the Limited Release of Voodoo Ranger Liquid Paradise IPA.
Arriving as the first of three Voodoo Ranger Rotating IPA Series releases headed your way in 2019, Voodoo Ranger Liquid Paradise is a tropical India Pale Ale that combines “Mosaic Incognito with small amounts of Nugget, Azacca and [Cascade] hops.” These carefully selected hops infuse this medium-bodied IPA with “a mild sweetness that propels bursts of guava, mango, grapefruit and white grape.” Voodoo Ranger Liquid Paradise IPA clocks in 7.8% ABV and 44 IBUs.
“The wonderful aromas and great tropical flavors of Liquid Paradise can be largely credited to the use of Mosaic Incognito hops,” said Ross Koenigs, research and development brewer at New Belgium. “While Mosaic hops are nothing new, the Incognito process efficiently extracts the aromatic lupulin from the plant material to offer new layers of flavor and aroma for us to play with.”
As far as the series itself goes, the Voodoo Ranger Rotating IPA 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.” Liquid Paradise IPA will be followed in 2019 with the release of Juicifer, “a devilishly juicy IPA”, and a “special crowd-sourced release” that will be named at a later date.
“The Voodoo Ranger Rotator series allows our brewers to engage in playful exploration that can bring entirely new flavor profiles to the world of IPA’s,” said Koenigs. “We’re just getting started with this exciting new series. Beer drinkers should keep an eye out for each ground-breaking offering throughout the year.”
Voodoo Ranger Liquid Paradise IPA is rolling out now and will stick around for a limited time. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina and throughout the rest of New Belgium’s expansive distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Voodoo Ranger Liquid Paradise IPA from New Belgium Brewing
Release – Limited/Voodoo Ranger Rotating IPA Series, launching January 2019
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.8%
IBUs – 44
Hops – Nugget, Mosaic Incognito, Azacca & Cascade
Malts – Pale, Caramel 20, Oats & Munich
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
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