Ranger - New Belgium Brewing
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Ratings: 3,716 | Reviews: 1,108 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by lwillitz:
4.08/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22-oz bottle into Samuel Smith "Tulip" pint glass
A - transparent golden body under an enormous white (maybe very slightly off-white) frothy head; amazing lacing!
S - hops, hops, and more hops; pine, mint, grass, citrus, and an almost flowery smell; cascade hops dominate the nose
T - bitter from the beginning, pine and citrus, slight hint of malt, bitter cascade aftertaste
M - medium-bodied, medium-high carbonation complements the bitterness well
O - I prefer my beers malty, but this is a solid IPA.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2011 00:06:46 | More by lwillitz
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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