New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin

Tonight’s beer was one of the few pumpkin beers that I haven’t tried that grace the shelves of Jersey. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 6.4%

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Enough with the run-of-the-mill pumpkin beers. I’m not interested in an ale that takes cues from a frozen coffee drink, and neither are you. That’s why I made Atomic Pumpkin. Does it really feature Habanero peppers? Yep! What about Saigon Cinnamon? Ding! Aji and Del Arbol peppers? Winner. I round it all out with a hearty malt bill that makes for a spicy brew that puts the “Fun” back in Pumpkin. (Spelling was never my strength). — Voodoo Ranger”

Random: This beer comes in at 10 IBUs.

The beer poured with an off white head that was a finger high. It took a little bit of time to go away and left a small crown on top of the body, but no lacing. The body was clear and bright orange in color with moderate carbonation. The nose was filled with the normal pumpkin spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and some vanilla as well. The taste started with sweetness and went into pumpkin spice. It had cinnamon, nutmeg and some ginger as well. Right at the back of my tongue, the hot peppers kicked in and they were pleasantly spicy. I enjoy spicy things, so this was right in my wheelhouse. The body was on the medium side with a lot of carbonation. The finish was lengthy with hot peppers. Once they kicked in, it muted all of the pumpkin spices that were present. A bottle of this was $1.58, which came to $.13 per ounce. I enjoyed this beer, but one was certainly enough for me. If you’re into pumpkin and hot peppers, this was a really interesting beer.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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