The Hazy IPA (a.k.a. NE IPA) was one of 2017's biggest crazes. New Belgium Brewing will continue the trend in 2018 with the launch of Juicy Haze IPA. This extension of the Voodoo Ranger family is unfiltered and features Citra, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, and Nugget hops. It's now available in bottles and on draft. 16 oz. cans will be released in March.
For more details, check out the brewery's news release below.
Brightens New Year with Unfiltered Wave of Hoppiness
Year-round release is the brewery’s way of saying cheers to 2018
Fort Collins, Colo. – New Belgium Brewing is kicking off the new year with a new addition to the Voodoo Ranger family, Juicy Haze IPA. This medium bodied, unfiltered IPA is packed with tropical aromas and big citrus flavors from a delicious blend of Citra hops combined with Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe and Nugget.
“It’s no secret that hazy IPAs are incredibly popular right now and New Belgium is the perfect brewery to roll this out on a national scale without compromising quality,” said New Belgium Brewer, Cody Reif. “With more than 10 years brewing unfiltered beers and the ongoing success of our hoppy portfolio, Juicy Haze continues our tradition of pushing boundaries while making creative and innovative beers.”
Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA pours pale orange with an opaque haze and bright white head. Vibrant lemon, orange, guava and pineapple notes are balanced with a light grassy and caramel-like malt aroma giving the beer a sweet start that transitions into a smooth, bitter flavor. The soft, velvety mouthfeel wraps up with a pleasantly clean finish.
This is the fourth year-round member of the Voodoo Ranger family, which New Belgium launched last year. The Voodoo Ranger family of beers also features Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA and Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale. Three additional special releases are slated for 2018.
Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA
Flavor: A little sweet initially becoming smoothly bitter
Mouthfeel: Clean finish
Yeast: American Hefeweizen
Hops: Citra, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, Nugget
Malts: Pale, Wheat, C-80, Oats
Juicy Haze IPA is now available in 12oz. bottles and on draft. Four-pack 16oz. cans will be available beginning in March. To find Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA, along with others from New Belgium, visit the Beer Finder or download the Beer Mode app. For more information about the brewery, visit NewBelgium.com.