Ranger - New Belgium Brewing
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3.74/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
On tap into a pint glass.
A-The brew arrived with a small head of white foam. There is good retention and the oily foam leaves a curtain of lacing on the glass. The color is copper and I can see some attractive carbonation through the clear liquid.
S-The smell is a bit of a letdown...I detect mild citrus aromas, mint, herbs, and a soapy, dry, spice. Not well-integrated.
T-The taste is also chalky, soapy, and disjointed. There are certainly some hop flavors here (and a bit of doughy malts), and the flavors are pretty strong, which is good, but they do not fit well with one-another.
M-The feel is dank and oily, but the carbonation keeps things moving around.
O-This beer has potential. It is good-looking and has a nice mouthfeel, but the flavors taste hastily put-together. It is as if somebody said, "We should do a big IPA, but not quite a IIPA!" and in their excitement, they did not really think through the construction or layering of the flavors. I may give Ranger another try if it lands in my lap, but I will not be looking out for it.
Serving type: on-tap
06-08-2013 18:20:48 | More by spoony
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