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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

5,054 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 5,054
Reviews: 1,205
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 79
Gots: 725 | 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:
Beer added by: brownbeer on 12-30-2009

70 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of djgustafson
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slatetank
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

thanks to my brother for this bottle, enjoyed chilled from the 12oz in an IPA glass.

The color is golden with hazy clarity and thick white head with fine bead and waves of lace with very good retention. The smell has a semi-fruity aroma with gentle tropical hop smell with slight citrus quality. The feel has a subtle malt toastiness with medium carbonation with moderately high bitterness and subtle alcohol influence with mostly dry finish.

The taste is very good with dank hop flavor and citrus quality which evokes a bitter rind aspect with slight tropical grapefruity and mild pine taste with low malt sweetness and very low alcohol flavor with slight astringency in taste with a grassy quality as it warms with a malt flavor that has a subtle toasted quality. Very good IPA I prefer this to many available on the market -I recommend this if you haven't tried it yet...I don't know why I waited to try it, perhaps I had expectations as far as New Belgium and hoppy beers.

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Moonshae_D
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfstilling
3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bmeGT
3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ALC82
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Igormatos
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jrhockney
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A sweet, decently hoppy, mass produced budget IPA that is so consistant sometimes I worry about what they put in it. The flavor is crisp, very sweet, floral orange grapefruit combo that has ok bitterness. Its biggest strength is its consistancy. I can't remember a time when it didn't taste like itself on tap or in bottle (unlike Averys sadly). Its biggest weakness is in the mouthfeel I think. It just feels thin too often but thats not to say thats a terrible thing, but the flavor ends up feeling a bit generic or mass produced at times because of it and its really better than that. Its usually priced VERY well too so that is a bonus.

Photo of BB1980
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rddymk
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pretty good IPA. Very, very hoppy.

Photo of Ego_bibo_ergo_sum
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nevbo
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clean, crisp, and affordable IPA. And always on tap at my local concert venue!

Photo of gradergator
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bearshawks85
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frozen-1984
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nightrain87
3.26/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of mflamar
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jblake4124
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Camdav
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clean fresh , a real hoppy ipa that has a nice pine finish.

Photo of Jteel3
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colonia25
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jkderouen1
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobsledTM
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 5,054 ratings.