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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4.05/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I have tried this one over the years several times, it is a very good beer. It is quite possibly one of my gateway IPA's, I was beginning to enjoy the style around the time I tried this one, but it was one of the first that really did it for me. Its piney, resinous, but now looking back it is not all that potent compared to some of the other IPA's I have consumed over the years. Its a very well balanced beer and one that someone should try if they are looking to try an introductory IPA. It definitely has that signature Colorado style and New Belgian yeast strain going on. Its a bit biscuity but hoppy enough to make a novice to IPA's enjoy this particular style. Then again it may come across as a bruiser, but if you find your self getting into IPA's or Pale Ales, you should try this one out. Its easy to find and relatively inexpensive for what you get.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 03:14:57 | More by humuloner22
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,201 ratings.