Ranger - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by bnes09:
3.58/5 rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
Transparent orange color brew - pretty standard. Thick white head with good retention and large patches of creamy lacing.
Nose is bold and inviting. I know this is going to be a hoppy treat for the palate.
Taste starts out with a good dose of citrusy hops, lots of lemon and grapefruit flavor. The malt provides a biscuity backbone which balances the flavor well. However, the finish is a little off, overly dry and quite soapy.
Medium-bodied ale with some mellow bubbles.
The bitter soapy aftertaste makes it a struggle to take another swig. Overall though, a descent IPA with a good flavor up to the finish but there are plenty of better examples of the style to be enjoyed.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2010 05:19:46 | More by bnes09
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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 4,200 ratings.