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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,202 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,202
Reviews: 1,133
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 54
Gots: 335 | FT: 1
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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Savewaterdrinkbeer


1.8/5  rDev -52.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 12:52:46 | More by Savewaterdrinkbeer
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928BeerBlog


1.83/5  rDev -51.5%
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.

NOT IPA.
Dangerous.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 21:59:41 | More by 928BeerBlog
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bobhits

Kentucky

1.95/5  rDev -48.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 23:05:21 | More by bobhits
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -46.9%

03-19-2014 23:05:50 | More by DaftPatrick
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jaredseaman77

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.9%

01-04-2012 15:22:53 | More by jaredseaman77
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2lynnes


2/5  rDev -46.9%

07-05-2012 01:34:24 | More by 2lynnes
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bwilson1730


2/5  rDev -46.9%

09-03-2012 23:02:53 | More by bwilson1730
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smartassboiler

Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.9%

04-09-2012 20:41:10 | More by smartassboiler
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spoonhawk

Iowa

2/5  rDev -46.9%

11-23-2011 23:44:09 | More by spoonhawk
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intangible

Missouri

2/5  rDev -46.9%

06-21-2014 01:52:50 | More by intangible
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Klif

Indiana

2/5  rDev -46.9%

02-06-2012 13:07:51 | More by Klif
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fafa50

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -46.9%

09-27-2013 23:34:31 | More by fafa50
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Sbjeff

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -46.9%

06-24-2014 02:32:27 | More by Sbjeff
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garyford

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.9%

02-15-2012 22:29:11 | More by garyford
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NeverSettle

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.9%

04-17-2012 05:04:55 | More by NeverSettle
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aflies

Arizona

2/5  rDev -46.9%

07-05-2012 22:28:25 | More by aflies
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jophish17

Georgia

2/5  rDev -46.9%

12-24-2011 00:00:32 | More by jophish17
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -46.9%

07-17-2013 05:14:45 | More by bmjivi221
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SuperHeavy

Georgia

2/5  rDev -46.9%

03-30-2012 15:21:40 | More by SuperHeavy
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Rpreskenis

Mississippi

2/5  rDev -46.9%

03-19-2014 00:02:11 | More by Rpreskenis
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jgreenward

Ohio

2/5  rDev -46.9%

12-18-2013 03:07:42 | More by jgreenward
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Rodekill

Colorado

2.1/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I like the new look of the label, but the beer itself was disappointing. Thin body, no malt backbone. It tastes like fizzy hop water. The hop character is funky in every way - nose, bitterness and flavor. Perhaps a little more malt to back up the hops would help, but it's not a good beer at the moment. I like balance in beer in general, and especially in hoppy beers. This one doesn't deliver.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2010 03:35:40 | More by Rodekill
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AboutBeverages

Arizona

2.2/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Copper/red, yellow in color. Notes of hops in the aroma, with hints of herbs and fruit on the end. Initially mild on the palate, but then turns real herbal, and really dries out the tongue. Some metallic notes were picked up the finish. Overall, very dry and not well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2010 03:10:19 | More by AboutBeverages
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ByMySword


2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

05-21-2012 21:23:19 | More by ByMySword
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prisoner1572

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

05-09-2012 16:05:30 | More by prisoner1572
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,202 ratings.