Ranger - New Belgium Brewing
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3.98/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22oz. bomber that I picked up on a trip to visit family in Maryland. I knew New Belgium just started distributing in MD, now they need to get into PA!
A- Beautiful and brilliant clear gold. Pillowy off-white head that sticks around. Possibly the best lacing I've ever seen on a single IPA.
S- A balance of citrus and pine, not getting much malt smell.
T- Nice. Citrus and pine intermingle, a little biscuity malts try to balance, but are beaten back by the sharp, hoppy finish.
M- almost creamy for an IPA. Suprisingly, for as sharp and bitter as the finish it, it's not overly drying.
O- Colorado sure can crank out some good IPA's. Can't say I'd seek this out, but certainly on the better side of IPA's I've tried.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2011 01:55:49 | More by JWU
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