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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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4,780 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,780
Reviews: 1,164
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 68
Gots: 564 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
70 IBU

(Beer added by: brownbeer on 12-30-2009)
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1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

Randysavage, Nov 03, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

Buundy, Oct 21, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

EersandBeers, Jan 16, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

scumation, Dec 31, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

shaunofthedead, Feb 01, 2014
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1.8/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours good with nice head and lacing.

Appearence is medium-light amber. Moderate carbonation.

Very mild citrus with a little funky smell. Not very aromatic.

Piney with mild citrus notes, hoppiness over-powers flavor, very bitter after taste.

Watery feeling, goes flat quickly...you will notice if you cant get past the bitter after taste.

Overall, personally i wont buy again, ive had better that cost less!!

This is my personal opinion.

Savewaterdrinkbeer, Jul 04, 2012
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1.83/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Severely disappointed to find that this is an extra bitter brew (ESB) not an IPA. This is far too bitter to be considered an IPA. Who can drink stuff this BITTER? It made me sick to my stomach. This is SOUR like taking a huge bite of the white inside of an orange peel, unbearably bitter!

So sour in fact that I called them to see if they take pride in their brews. Apparently not seeing as how I had to suggest that they take down the batch number to see if others had concerns. The lady told me this beer is the #2 IPA, all natural and vegan & that they get a high volume of complaints?! Either label it right or recall the batch.

This is alcohol folks and improper brewing can be dangerous and can make people sick. How can you begin to review a beer that isn't made with pride? No accountability means you don't get my business.

I was trying to get to the bottom of why this beer turned my stomach after drinking it. It's a business with a bottom line.

Severely disappointed to find a failed attempt at beer,
as well as customer service.


928BeerBlog, Jul 03, 2012
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1.95/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The pour provides a very light bright colored beer, crystal clear. There isn't much body or head forming so I can't comment much on lacing but there's some.

The aroma brings out an almost vegetable hop note with some citrus grape fruit notes. A bit of caramel malt at the finish to give it some sweetness.

The flavor is a mixed bag of vegetables, grape fruit, caramel malts, perhaps some onion, and well something fake and off.

The body and the carbonation are ok for an IPA.

Ranger goes into my never again beer list. It isn't bad as I love IPA's but there's too much good beer for a brewery to make this. Avoid if you have any other craft options.

bobhits, Dec 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

DaftPatrick, Mar 19, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

jaredseaman77, Jan 04, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

After drinking, I realized I don't like IPAs!

Bigtiger77, Yesterday at 10:51 PM
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

2lynnes, Jul 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

spoonhawk, Nov 23, 2011
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

intangible, Jun 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

fafa50, Sep 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

Sbjeff, Jun 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

optimus_beard, Sep 07, 2014
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,780 ratings.