Ranger - New Belgium Brewing
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Ratings: 4,167 | Reviews: 1,130 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Khad:
4.01/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Wow! New Belgium can make a pretty damn good IPA! This is a remarkable IPA with incredible drinkability, yes an IPA which serves the "beer snob" well and will also satisfy the newbie of craft beer.
The appearance of this IPA is nearly flawless. Wonderful head that sticks around, excellent lacing and wonderful , surprisingly clear darker yellow, color. The smell is quite pleasant but not profound. You get some hops and citrus just what you'd expect, I did not get any pine but apparently may others have. The taste is wonderful with a barrage of hops but none of them overpowering or overly hoppy. In the end you don't get much hoppiness but plenty of subtle citrus. The mouth-feel is phenomenal, not too carbonated and all very subtle and smooth. I often talk about balance and that's exactly what this beer has. Wonderful hops but not overbearing and a great intro style for the newcomers. Highly recommended to anyone!
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2013 06:10:40 | More by Khad
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3.73/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I picked up this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's store in Plainfirld, IL for $1.67. It was in their mix-and-match loose beer bin. No freshness date.
The beer poured a clear, amber/orange color and made a ½-finger of white head that lasted a little over a minute. It left some really nice lacing.
The beer smelled like orange peel.
Mild malty sweetness with a lot of citrus in it - mostly orange. It had both a fruity orange juice flavor along with some really bitter orange peel flavor. Also a touch of lemon and grapefruit hops.
Light bodied with medium carbonation.
If you like orange flavored beers, then this is for you. Even if you're not an orange fiend it's still pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 04:25:55 | More by matjack85
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,167 ratings.