New Belgium’s Juice Force is the latest entry into the long line of Voodoo Ranger IPA offerings from New Belgium. Today was the first time seeing it and I was pulled in by the fact that it’s a Hazy Imperial with a 9.5% ABV.
All of the Voodoo Ranger beers have been high quality so I had high hopes for Juice Force. These high hopes immediately turned to disappointment upon the first sip. The short version is, it tastes like a watered down orange juice with a hint of mango mixed in. On the finish, there is an ever-so-slight amount boozy vapors.
If there’s a positive to be taken from New Belgium’s Juice Force, it’s that being a bland IPA makes it an extremely drinkable 9.5% ABV. If you are hesitant to try a stronger IPA, this one might be good to try out. For me though, it’s going to be a pass.
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