Ranger - New Belgium Brewing
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Ratings: 4,074 | Reviews: 1,129 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Brenden:
4/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This IPA is a completely clear and bright coppery orange color. The off-white head is a dense and craggy full finger's height. Retention is very good, and it leaves lots of webbing and patching as it slowly recedes.
This beer has a solid hop bouquet with plenty of bite, backbone and balance. It's pretty West Coast, maybe even a little old school: raw but refined, with lots of pine and citrus and balance from bready malts.
Citrus zest and pine resin are again forward on the tongue, with malts secondary to the hops and a bit more herbal dryness to it than in the nose. It's potent but not overpowering, flavorful but better balanced than many. Citrus comes through after the pine starts, and it gets a little juicier without the pine ever fading.
The herbal edge gives some dryness to this otherwise bright beer, and it's very clean. It's got balance in the feel as well, with good contributions to the tongue of both crispness and smoothness under a firm carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2013 01:06:32 | More by Brenden
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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
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