New Belgium Adding NEW VooDoo Ranger IPA, 8 Hop Pale Cans & Imperial IPA

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Here’s your breaking beer news of the day.  This morning we get our very first look at a *new beer (or more likely new names) coming from New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, CO and Asheville, NC.  This is VooDoo Ranger and this version is an IPA that celebrates the New Belgium Ranger beer reps across the country.  Look for VooDoo Ranger IPA to hit 7%-AbV and the beer will be packaged in 16oz cans & 12oz cans (12oz bottles below).  We also have New Belgium VooDoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale (5.5%-AbV) 12oz cans, bottles & kegs and VooDoo Ranger Imperial IPA (8.5% or 9%-AbV, 22oz, 12oz bottles & 12oz cans).

*These appear to be the new names for Ranger, Rampant and Slow Hand and perhaps a tweaked recipe….but stay tuned on that one.
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26 comments (click to read or post):

  1. More like Regurgitation Ranger. What went wrong at New Belgium? First brewery to do Belgian styles. First to do a saison. 1st to do a Bretta. 1st craft pils. 1st sour. 1st wind powered. 1st employee owned. They weren't a company they were a pioneering force in beer excellence and social goodness. I miss that New Belgium

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  2. What happened the the NB style? That skeleton is looking over its shoulder at the kitchen sink the designers forgot to include.

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  3. Cool labels. I hope the beer is as good as Citradelic!

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  4. The original Ranger (my favorite beer since I first tasted it) is disappearing from local stores here in Fort Collins and being replaced by this Voodoo Ranger garbage. Yes, I did try it, and it's nowhere near as good as the original. Not too happy about this. What *on earth* could have prompted this? I know it does well at the stores...I agree with "Unknown, 27 September, 2016"...what happened to this company?!

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  5. Interesting...I haven't tried the new one, but it's been my opinion for a few years that Ranger needed an update. New IPA's seem to have eclipsed Ranger and it just seemed like a flavor that was left behind. With that said, I miss Weyerbacher Hop Infusion and it has been discontinued as well and likely never coming back.

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  6. I enjoy my IPAs in the mid 6% range, not much higher, as they can tend to get more syrupy, depending on the company. The new Voodoo Ranger is definitely not awful but I very much miss the old Ranger, which is the only thing I kept in the fridge. R.I.P. Original Ranger :-(

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  7. Why? Why New Belgium? Much like the previous poster, Ranger is my favorite beer period. Now it's being replaced on the shelves by this Voodoo crap. Now I'm paying twice as much (buying 6 packs) add I was before. I guess it's time to search for a replacement...and it won't be Voodoo.

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  8. Why? Why New Belgium? Much like the previous poster, Ranger is my favorite beer period. Now it's being replaced on the shelves by this Voodoo crap. Now I'm paying twice as much (buying 6 packs) add I was before. I guess it's time to search for a replacement...and it won't be Voodoo.

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  9. Trying to keep up with 3 floyds image and partnership with bands. (Clutch). Just bought a 12 of cans of the new ranger. It's not bad. It's trying to be Zombie Dust.

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  10. This voodoo ranger is just the rampant with a new package. Taste exactly the same. Still a fan. But shit. Get some new ideas. And why you trying to copy flying dog with the artwork.

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  11. same old same old. nothing new. this is a sign that the company is taking their consumers for granted. unfortunatley , this is happeniong more and more...basically, lets rebrand our beer via new art work/ designs.. so sad

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  12. Last thing I'll add about the original Ranger is that it flew off the shelves and we had to request to the managers of the various grocery stores to order more, and they did! Grocery stores can be very accommodating when they have loyal customers/consumers. And it still sold out. The new Voodoo Ranger? Not selling out, at all. As of January 8th, 2017, fully stocked, plenty of inventory. May have to quit drinking altogether if this doesn't get fixed. ;-)

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  13. Tried it, didn't like it. Luckily there are a lot of other very good IPA's out there.

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  14. Our goto has always been Original Ranger, and now I cant find it!! Really!?! WTF!? Vodoo is good, bright on the opening, but doesn't hold up to the OG Ranger! Bring it Back!!

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  15. Why reinvent the wheel? RANGER was already the perfect brew, why mess with a good thing? You had the best IPA around, now you don't.Return RANGER,please.

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  16. Ranger is the best widely available IPA out there ... or was. The Voodoo Ranger is enjoyable initially, but I don't want the tropical taste every day, I want that grapefruit friendly Ranger. Please bring it back!!! Otherwise I'll have to move on to get my standard IPA from somebody else.

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  17. Well, if NB doesn't bring back the real Ranger, I am afraid they have lost a customer in me.

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  18. Please, Please Please bring the old Ranger back. The Voodoo IPA are not even close to being as good as the original Ranger.
    -No longer a New Belgium customer....

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  19. Remember how well the new Coke worked out? Seems like the same thing. "If it ain't broken, don't fix it! Ranger was my 'go to' IPA. Have not tried the new 'brand' yet, but if it costs more I'll likely start trying out others to find a new mainstay.

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  20. I bought the last 4 six packs of Ranger in chisholm,mn and then 7 singles in hibbing and thats the last of it here on the iron range.I might have to quit drinking now cause once i tried Ranger i couldn't go back to lagers or any other type of ale.I love this stuff and when its gone i might cry and then jump into a fire.

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  21. After visiting the brewery in Ft. Collins a few years back, Ranger has the only beer I would drink. I haven't found anything on the market that compares to it. The new Voodoo is too floral and tastes like every other middle-of-the-road IPA on the market. Such a disappointment and if they don't decide to bring it back, they have lost another loyal customer.

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  22. Not happy. Ranger was my one and only IPA and voodoo won't replace it. I'm moving on.

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  23. Ranger was the best! Voodoo doesn't come close.
    No interest in New Belgium after that decision.

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  24. Ranger was the best! No longer interested in New Belgium after their decision to replace with Voodoo. Doesn't come close.

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  25. No sorry, this tastes absolutely nothing like the original Ranger, if that's what your seeking look elsewhere

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  26. This is bullshit bring back our beloved Ranger bitches

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