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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,330 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,330
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 55
Gots: 391 | 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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cd_beer_disapear

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-23-2013 02:44:52 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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soroka24

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-23-2013 02:09:28 | More by soroka24
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instinct2

Indiana

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-22-2013 20:24:37 | More by instinct2
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-22-2013 08:31:55 | More by ohiobeer29
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Paulfinnvik

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-22-2013 04:38:36 | More by Paulfinnvik
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-22-2013 04:36:38 | More by scott2269
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bobhits

Kentucky

1.95/5  rDev -48.3%

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.

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-21-2013 15:27:05 | More by guzzleacoldone
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imbuckeye

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-21-2013 14:32:01 | More by imbuckeye
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jsf14

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-21-2013 03:27:53 | More by jsf14
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-20-2013 21:33:31 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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brandoncc10

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-20-2013 13:21:02 | More by brandoncc10
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Wukk

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-20-2013 05:03:03 | More by Wukk
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SamAdams327

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-20-2013 04:49:22 | More by SamAdams327
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fellowrs

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-19-2013 20:37:19 | More by fellowrs
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-19-2013 20:09:01 | More by warpedrevolution
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jburd19

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-19-2013 14:25:03 | More by jburd19
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Bzilla

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

12-19-2013 03:48:05 | More by Bzilla
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crowbar540

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-19-2013 03:28:47 | More by crowbar540
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Chaosfiend

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-19-2013 03:09:32 | More by Chaosfiend
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ziggyzoggy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-19-2013 00:51:07 | More by ziggyzoggy
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-18-2013 23:21:06 | More by Sturmthis
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SoCalBeerBabe

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-18-2013 20:30:16 | More by SoCalBeerBabe
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jgreenward

Ohio

2/5  rDev -46.9%

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

Tennessee

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

12oz Can into a pint glass

A- Poured a nice copper orange which looked more yellow in direct light, huge slightly off white head from this brew, left decent lacing throughout

S- BOOM citrus and piney hops after a few it gets to be a bit much but for the first couple it's a nice IPA smell, right at the end there is a little sweetness, like caramel

T- I think the balance is pretty off kilter here, not necessarily a bad thing but it it different. it starts out so hoppy and peaks with that pine flavor then just totally bottoms out and tastes like what I imagine dead flowers would taste like, dirt and grass. Again, as with smell, it got old after a few

M- Carbonation, not obnoxiously so mind you. It's wet and dry at the same time, the boatload of hops really leaves a dry taste at the end

O- I received a few of these from a friend and had the ability to try it again, and again, and again... I hope my taste testing of more than a few didn't skew my thoughts of it but I think the super hoppiness and relative dry aftertaste seemed a consensus from what I've read.

12-18-2013 02:47:57 | More by ivanovichi
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,330 ratings.