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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

4,544 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,544
Reviews: 1,152
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 66
Gots: 464 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Shnevely, Yesterday at 10:59 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

As with almost any IPA from any Colorado brewery it's spot on. Love it. Not my favorite, but it's definitely worth trying and I would absolutely never complain if they were around!

ASirahSyrah, Yesterday at 10:56 PM
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3.69/5  rDev -1.9%

Fordknox, Yesterday at 12:38 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

djchrismac, Yesterday at 12:14 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

UBrew1984, Tuesday at 04:00 AM
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3.64/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

Dogstickfetch, Monday at 07:04 PM
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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by date of 19Oct14.
Tonight's beer was poured into a pint glass. Two others were poured into a snifter. The head seemed to last longer in the snifter. Anyways, here's the rest.
The appearance was a nice hazy golden orange to amber color with a one to two finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Light somewhat foamy lacing roamed around the glass.
The smell was a deep oily grassy sticky wet glossy citrus, to me, this one just pummels my nose into submission of a dank resinous sort of quality.
The taste was dank nasty sticky sweet glossy citrus. I feel like I just licked a hop cone.
The mouthfeel was sticky and pummeling my taste buds into submission. I have to admit that this one was quite oily running over my tongue.
Overall, I do say: wow, though I've had this several times in my life when I sit down to analyze this one, I'm amazed how dank and resinous this one is and how different it really is from other AIPA's. Still, I'd come back to this, I always do.

SitkaSteve, Monday at 10:38 AM
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Smells alive and I like that. Clarity is good. Carbonation portrays small bubbles continually floating to the top. Small layer of foam on head after gentle pour. Several IPAs and DIPAs have a processed pellet hop flavor. This one is different - refreshing, alive, and a good bite. Tastes like I put a fresh hop flower in my mouth. I like the low alcohol (6.5% ABV). Hops need to overpower alcohol with IPAs and DIPAs and this one does. Easy to drink. The bitterness slows me down in a good way. Real decent IPA, and it's a pretty mainstream brewery.

Smitt, Monday at 06:46 AM
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2.56/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,544 ratings.