Ranger - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by jschwanke84:
3.23/5 rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Live review.
A: Pours evenly with a finger white head. Leaves a nice lace. Light gold to copper color. High clarity. Looks like your average IPA. Nothing special.
S: Simple aroma. Mild on the hops. Floral. Very basic. Not much complexity or mixture.
T: Not a lot going on here either. Somewhat bitter and a little hoppy. Minor sweetness that quickly gives way to the hops. Minimal complexity for an IPA but offers the kick you would come to expect. Good yet simple overall.
M: Light to medium body. Sits well and goes down smooth. Seems to be a bit over carbonated for an IPA, but not by much. Has a nice crisp finish to cap it off.
O: Easily drinkable with a nice finish. May be the best value IPA that is widely available. The appearance and scent are average at best so pouring into a glass is not necessary and almost detrimental due to the lackluster appearance. But the taste and body are what you would expect of a solid IPA. This is a great value brew for when you need to pick up a 12 pack for the weekend and an IPA is the only thing that will hit the spot. Nothing special here, but a solid IPA that I would recommend to any beer drinker, not just IPA fans.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2013 03:42:32 | More by jschwanke84
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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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