Ranger - New Belgium Brewing
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Ratings: 3,720 | Reviews: 1,108 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Winston_Smith:
4.4/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is the beer that hooked me on IPAs. One of my favorites, if not my favorite beer (though I haven't been all over the country/world). Poured into a short flute glass.
Appearance: Very attractive pale amber color, with a finger and a half of wonderfully creamy, off-white head. It makes for medium lacing all the way down the glass.
Smell: Anyone order hops?
Taste: Starts bitter, then you get a little citrus, then ends bitter. The alcohol isn't overwhelming. A more educated tongue than mine would do it justice. I just think it taste's great.
Mouthfeel: Just the right consistency. Carbonation is spot on.
Overall: If you like IPAs, its a winner. It tastes great, has some nice alcohol content (makes for a nice session, if you've got nowhere to be the next day), and it's also affordable. I compare most IPAs I try to Ranger.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2012 02:27:39 | More by Winston_Smith
More User Reviews:
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
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
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
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