Ranger - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by bret27:
2.78/5 rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
S: Earthy, cat pee vs swampy?, Piney, resinous, tangerine as it warms
A: Dark yellow, clear, off white fluffy head that fades quickly.
T: Swamp? hops, oily and woody, (tastes like a wet-hop pale ale a bit) bitter resiny finish.
m/D: Thin and oily, little dry finish. Drinkability is pretty good, but only because it's thin, dry, and not overpowering in any flavor.
Overall: Very Odd flavors. They don't really meld well. The bitterness and malt flavor is balanced, but the hop flavors are very strange. I seems to me the "Rangers" whoever they are would be dissapointed.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2010 04:53:45 | More by bret27
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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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