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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,722 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 3722
Reviews: 1109
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Scotchboy:
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can marked February 19th 2012 poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Brilliant clear sunset gold with lots of honey and straw tones...pretty decent white head that leaves some lace.

S: Hops are still front and center after all this time...citrus, light pine, some tropical fruit notes, earthiness, some sweet aromas, possibly caramel, biscuit as it warms.

T & MF: Follows the nose, not overly bitter but finishes with a moderate dryness. All the hop characters from the nose are here as well; citrus notes (orange & tangerine), tropical fruit, some astringent notes, light pine, definite caramel, light to light-medium body, medium to low carbonation.

O A pretty harmonious IPA, everything (hops and malts) work well together, impressive with over a year of age on it. I guess the cans really do help to preserve the freshness.

Serving type: can

03-12-2012 15:28:20 | More by Scotchboy
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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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alexrichman

Oregon

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A) poured from a 12oz bottle into glassware, Ranger poured a clear copper color with a sub 1/2 finger head that quickly settled and did not leave much lacing to speak of

S) nice bouquet some sweet malt that almost has a jolly rancher smell, some nice piney hops, some grapefruit and other tropical fruits

T) malt is sweeter than most but has a bit of biscuit and toast, hops come through much like the smell with pine, citrus, and a hint of tropical fruit. Nice balanced finish.

M) nice thickness, a bit oily from hop resin (this is good), and nice carbonation - pretty drinkable for an IPA

O) Ranger is a solid IPA that offers some interesting hop flavors with a fairly sweet malt background. Hops could be a little more assertive, in fact this beer is pretty tame, but this would be a good beer to introduce someone new to the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 03:16:23 | More by alexrichman
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Stillmakingnoise

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-17-2014 00:09:21 | More by Stillmakingnoise
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Medicate

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-16-2014 02:53:30 | More by Medicate
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ToddKehoe


4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-16-2014 02:38:04 | More by ToddKehoe
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DubCo21

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-16-2014 02:30:22 | More by DubCo21
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Sebas

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-16-2014 02:15:25 | More by Sebas
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JDM44

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-15-2014 21:06:55 | More by JDM44
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Ed_from_Ohio

Arkansas

3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Translucent gold.
Smell: Fruity--almost melony
Taste: Wallop of fruit--too fruity, almost cloyingly fruity, for my preferences, with robust bitter aftertaste.
MF: smooth with a little pucker at the end.

Overall: I won't be intentionally buying it again--If you're a big IPA fan, you probably owe it to yourself to try it, but not enough undertones or body for me.

Serving type: can

04-15-2014 15:55:09 | More by Ed_from_Ohio
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wisegreensoul

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-15-2014 03:12:32 | More by wisegreensoul
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.6%

04-15-2014 02:19:38 | More by marmstrong1212
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-15-2014 00:03:38 | More by Hendrick24
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boltnut

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-14-2014 13:27:10 | More by boltnut
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 3,722 ratings.