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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,736 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3736
Reviews: 1112
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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goochpunch

Texas

2.28/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Pours out a light copper. Thin head. Smells malty as hell. Worty. Hops are of the citric variety, but wildly under represented in the nose. Flavor is malty, worty, Grape Nut-y, sweet, with a touch of hops. I pick up heavy toasty NB house taste. Mouthfeel is slightly thicker than I'd like. Carbonation is a bit prickly. Not feeling this. Weirdly worty. Lacking.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 01:56:03 | More by goochpunch
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aliciamsu

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.6%

04-25-2014 00:09:41 | More by aliciamsu
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RanchHand

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-25-2014 00:08:35 | More by RanchHand
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maniaczak

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-24-2014 00:53:42 | More by maniaczak
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-23-2014 09:45:53 | More by Sanchezrox23
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IllicitEloquence

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-23-2014 03:01:51 | More by IllicitEloquence
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THE-DUDE

Missouri

4.98/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers! It is in my top 3 IPAs. A very west coast type IPA, which I apparently love. Fabulous citrus and floral fragrance and flavor. Quite bitter with a strong grapefruit flavor. Not as balanced and some may prefer, definitely on the hoppy side. But for me, this is a great IPA. I recommend this to anyone who likes a hoppy IPA. Although I am tempted to keep trying new IPAs, and I do, I still manage to always pick up a 6-er of Ranger a few times a years. Long live Ranger.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 02:27:34 | More by THE-DUDE
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ElectricSalmon

Texas

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Gold Color with a thin, white head. The head didn't stick around for too long, but the beer left some lacing on the glass as I was drinking. Clear with bubbles visible rising in several columns from the bottom of the glass.

Definite hop aroma... it wasn't strong...but I could also be congested right now.

Flavor - hops dominate. Some malt balance but mainly hops leaving a hops after taste lingering after the mostly dry finish.

Overall - it's good...not out of this world good, but a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 02:11:11 | More by ElectricSalmon
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kj8525

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-23-2014 00:19:02 | More by kj8525
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shaneshort

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-22-2014 05:38:58 | More by shaneshort
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, enjoy by 08 June 14. Poured into a Libby globe porter glass. Label is the ranger hat full of hops.

Appearance: Clear gold to light amber color, with a think white skin of foam across the top. Initial 1/4" foam died back pretty quickly to the skin of foam. Sheets and strands of persistent lacing noted. A good amount of bubbles coming up through the beer. Nice looking beer. With a swirl the lacing still sticks around.

Smell: Interesting, but not what I was expecting. Not as hoppy aromatic as advertised. Some pine and citrus, but mostly herbal and a notable, but not bad, onion flavored potato chip smell.

Taste: Hoppy, but not overly so. Hops up front and at the end, with a clean cracker-like malt in the middle. Hops have some pine and grapefruit, but strong grassy/herbal flavor as well. Definite strong bitter finish. Gets better as it warms up - the flavors become stronger but not necessarily different. They just contrast better.

Mouthfeel: Crisp carbonation, with some lingering hop oils sticking to the teeth. A little watery underneath.

Overall / Drinkability: Hmmm...I think I like my IPAs with more malt and more aromatic hops. Full flavored, but not amazing. A middle of the pack, but hop forward IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 22:38:38 | More by damndirtyape
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-21-2014 18:28:01 | More by Knoxrb12
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brywhite

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-21-2014 16:37:49 | More by brywhite
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bcr42

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-21-2014 14:02:39 | More by bcr42
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Ludy

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-20-2014 19:26:51 | More by Ludy
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-20-2014 04:20:24 | More by HoppySeb
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barczar

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant golden copper with a frothy ivory head that lingers.

Doughy malt, pine, and citrus form the aroma. Pine dominates.

Flavor reveals fresh cut grass initially, with a toasted malt backbone, finishing fairly bitter. Grass is definitely dominant. There's a hint of grapefruit pith. Citrus becomes more pronounced as it warms.

Body and carbonation are moderate, with light alcohol warmth and significant astringency.

Somewhat one-note. Good balance of malt and flavoring hops, but too bitter for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 15:06:27 | More by barczar
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HarryPotHead

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-19-2014 01:37:17 | More by HarryPotHead
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Chritter

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-19-2014 01:09:48 | More by Chritter
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alexm1309

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-18-2014 23:09:33 | More by alexm1309
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-18-2014 20:57:19 | More by TastyIsBeer
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-18-2014 18:12:19 | More by DRTBrewster
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-18-2014 12:56:39 | More by BeerBuckeye
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AMCimpi

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-17-2014 17:37:49 | More by AMCimpi
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hit728

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-17-2014 13:18:10 | More by hit728
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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 3,736 ratings.