Ranger - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by TempeBeerMan:
3.75/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
A – Pours a deep gold and crystal clear, with a one finger head of white compact bubbles lasting to some extent until the beer was finshed. Nice lattice-like lacing.
S – Lots of west coast hops. Strong aroma. A little citrus as well.
T – Definitely a hoppy IPA with resinous, oily hops kicking things off but with some toasted doughy malt giving balance and backbone in the middle, then ending with lingering hop bitterness. Hops manage to be very present in the flavor profile and slightly mild in overall taste at the same time. Enjoyable.
M – Medium bodied with prickly carbonation. Almost a creamy feel with a wet finish and opposed to the dry finish that is trendy in the style, and thicker than many IPA’s I have sampled. Works nicely.
O – A solid representation of the style from New Belgium Brewing, and I really enjoyed it. Nothing spectacular, but no real flaws either. The mouthfeel of this one bears mentioning again, as it’s superb. I’ll probably be getting this again when I want a smooth drinking IPA with some mild hop zing.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2012 03:47:51 | More by TempeBeerMan
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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.