Ranger - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by bamadog:
4/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Came across a six-pack at a Publix while in Atlanta. Definitely hit the spot in the sweltering heat of the dirty south. Review is from notes taken on 6/15/2012 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.
Appearance: Pour is pretty standard -- plenty of light gold/copper in terms of color; starts with a 1/2 finger of creamy, slightly off-white head that fades to a full and uneven skim; body has decent clarity and pretty decent and strong carbonation; lots of lacing is left behind on the sides of the glass.
Smell: Bitter -- herbal, grassy and some strong citrus in the vein of grapefruit, perhaps some lemon peel.
Taste: Pretty much just like the nose suggests, plenty of bitterness and it's grassy and grapefruity (which probably isn't a word). Light grainy and a touch of malt plays in the background, but the bitterness owns this beer.
Mouthfeel: Body is fairly light in terms of weight, and the carbonation is pretty strong and lively; a thick and dry sticky coating is left all over the mouth.
Overall: Solid overall, very drinkable with a pretty moderate ABV that won't get you wasted, but will definitely make a mark after a couple.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2012 02:46:16 | More by bamadog
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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 3,580 ratings.