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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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85
very good

3,713 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 3713
Reviews: 1108
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
70 IBU

(Beer added by: brownbeer on 12-30-2009)
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Reviews by Andreji:
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Andreji

Colombia

4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Again, and again, thankful to aschwab for this generous gift. I still have some left.

I have had good experiences with new belgium and ranger isn't far from it. The pour isn't a standard IPA by any means. a bright orange tone glows very prominently and there's lots of carbonatsion going on. Not only that, the head is extremely compact and resembles yeastier belgians- lasts almost indefinitely and leaves tonnes of lacing, and of course that rocky look the foam acquires at some point.

Smell pops out right ahead, and it definetly ain't belgian. This is vintage IPA. That strong, hoppy piney feel becomes undisputable but it somehow makes itself feel sweet to the nose. perhaps malts are hidden beneath rather than right there.

Taste, this is an IPA. I loved it because it simply is a staple of a beer, very prominent hops all over but not being overly bitter, and the malts seem to be the underdog here making it just discretely sweet in the end )rather than the other way around). Alcohol also seems to be lying underneath very stealthily, but it somewhat lets itself be noticed when swallowing it (i mean, that feel you get from your throat to your nose).

The body is well carbonated although would seem much worse if we went by the head alone. it's also a bit oily so it's not much of a thirst quencher.

Nonetheless, once again, a fab american IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 23:46:55 | More by Andreji
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A) poured from a 12oz bottle into glassware, Ranger poured a clear copper color with a sub 1/2 finger head that quickly settled and did not leave much lacing to speak of

S) nice bouquet some sweet malt that almost has a jolly rancher smell, some nice piney hops, some grapefruit and other tropical fruits

T) malt is sweeter than most but has a bit of biscuit and toast, hops come through much like the smell with pine, citrus, and a hint of tropical fruit. Nice balanced finish.

M) nice thickness, a bit oily from hop resin (this is good), and nice carbonation - pretty drinkable for an IPA

O) Ranger is a solid IPA that offers some interesting hop flavors with a fairly sweet malt background. Hops could be a little more assertive, in fact this beer is pretty tame, but this would be a good beer to introduce someone new to the style.

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Smell: Fruity--almost melony
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MF: smooth with a little pucker at the end.

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
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