Ranger - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by McStagger:
3.81/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
A: Moderate pour into tasting glass. Two fingers fluffy white head. Nice, fairly rocky. Good retention. Nice lacing. Beer itself is a beat copper. Moderate carbonation.
S: Lemons, evergreens, miscellaneous citrus. Missing that grapefruit edge that the California IPA's are known for. Still, it's got some fruitiness, with a bit of caramel from the malt.
T: Spruce, evergreen , sharp acidic and that all encompassing New Belgium roastiness on the end. Seriously, that same biscuity nuttiness seems to be in every NB beer I come across. Maybe it's me. Not overly resinous. Hops tend towards the herbal and evergreen. Not much going on the way of fruit.
M: Probably this beers weakest point. While I don't need a beer with heroic alcohol levels, I found this one to lean towards the lighter end of the IPA spectrum.
O: Great, for the price. Solid, well made IPA. Wish it had a bit more citrus. That, combined with the comparatively light body would make a most refreshing beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2013 08:47:22 | More by McStagger
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4.01/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into pint glass.
A - lite translucent golden straw color. 1 1/2 finger head that lingered a bit. Good lacing all the way down. A lotof bubbles
S - Right off the bat got a lot of fruity smells (grapefruit, pineapple, lemon) and piney hops. With a floral note. Toasted malt too
T - straight up grapefruit and piney taste just awesome. got the bitterness too, but just the right amount. Perfect mix of malt and hops.
M - medium light feel with a dry bubbly finish bitterness is perfecr
O - a great IPA imo. I have heard mixed things about this one but I really enjoyed it. I have been sticking with boulevards Mid West ipa but this is giving it a run for its money for sure!
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 02:31:43 | More by NickT2121
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 3,584 ratings.