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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

4,635 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,635
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 66
Gots: 498 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Safsel1, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

onlymurderers, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of whatthehull
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a white wine glass...

A - California golden sunset, one finger off white head and a tad of lacing

S - pineapple, fresh flowers, that fat tire NB note that is in EVERY one of their standard beers, sugary, funk, sod, baked yeast, more toastiness and more pineapple

T - Roasted malt, pine sap, floral hops, very dry, pineapple, biscuit yeast, drift wood, fresh soil, greens and more hops

M - Medium body, well balanced, nice complexity, medium plus acidity and a very distinctively dry, sweet finish

D/O - Very easy to drink. Not a novice beer, but if I had my druthers, this would have been the first IPA I had. Introduces you to the style in a easy, yet big way. The pine and pineapple are almost perfect and that distinctive fat tire not will bring you a sense of familiarity

Final thoughts - at $8 a sixer and a nice 6%+ abv, this is a great way to get started with IPA's

whatthehull, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

SwitchCrooks, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

drinkin-beeers, Feb 27, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tulip 26/2/14

A clear golden liquid with just a few visible bubbles but it pumps out a well sustained two finger foam that leaves a couple pencil thin rings near the top of the glass followed by thick partial rings, a low laying island is left behind after the foam falls

S tangerine, canned peaches come out strong, candied pineapple, floral notes, a little spruce, smells like candy, a little caramel to go with it, smells great

T slightly toned fruit, a little more sweet malt, some lemon rind comes out, nose has a slight edge but tasty stuff

M medium bodied, mild bitter bite, fluffs up from the bubbles its just a little airy, no booze at all, with a little grit and a piney rind finish

O pretty solid IPA, some balance but the hops are still in charge, goes down in no time and I'd drink it again no problem

I'm a little surprised this one doesn't get a little more love from my fellow BA's, I thought it was well rounded and not really lacking anywhere. Might be a little pricy though here in Alberta but yet another welcome addition to the shelf in my neck of the woods

wordemupg, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

rworkman, Feb 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

mjrex77, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

crewfan1952, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Even though I rated this one kind of low. I really enjoy this IPA. I've had it a few times, and each time it hasn't a different taste. I think the strongest taste is pine, some floral, and mild fruit notes, like grapefruit, with slight peach. Very sessionable IPA.

Celtics17, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,635 ratings.