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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,327 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,327
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 55
Gots: 390 | 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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Cooker_stp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-17-2013 06:16:22 | More by Cooker_stp
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SterlingRed

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-17-2013 03:06:08 | More by SterlingRed
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-17-2013 02:53:03 | More by davemathews68
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muswellbeerbelly

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

12-17-2013 00:39:15 | More by muswellbeerbelly
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BB1313

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%

Enjoy by 3/30/14. 22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent golden with a fluffy eggshell white head that leaves awesome lacing and retention. Looks great. The aromas initially punch you in the face, but they quickly mellow out. Lots of malts along with lime and watermelon. The flavors have a balance between the hops and malts. Lots of hop flavor with a subtle hop bitterness. I'm picking up alot of watermelon. More lime. Some grapefruit. Subtle hints of caramel. Some soap. Some pine. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's creamy, but watery. Very easy to drink. Not bad.

This is my first beer from New Belgium and they just hit Ohio shelves this week. This is a pretty solid IPA. Great balance. It doesn't quite standout compared to the top-tier examples of the style, but it's pretty enjoyable with a somewhat unique hop profile. $2.99/bomber is a great price in the world of bombers.

12-16-2013 21:21:40 | More by BB1313
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AnEscapedMind

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-16-2013 07:55:36 | More by AnEscapedMind
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TaborTime

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-16-2013 03:34:15 | More by TaborTime
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Lipsntoes

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-16-2013 02:54:35 | More by Lipsntoes
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pagesofphotographs

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-15-2013 14:14:50 | More by pagesofphotographs
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BryantForestry

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-15-2013 03:38:27 | More by BryantForestry
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-14-2013 23:34:44 | More by Mikecap
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-14-2013 23:11:21 | More by wertschy
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-14-2013 21:40:31 | More by KeyWestGator
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kruthy

Ohio

1.25/5  rDev -66.8%

12-14-2013 20:09:21 | More by kruthy
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wiseguywood

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +26%

12-14-2013 19:49:36 | More by wiseguywood
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ptarmigan98

Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-14-2013 17:51:27 | More by ptarmigan98
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thomas2357

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-14-2013 01:58:40 | More by thomas2357
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-13-2013 19:03:46 | More by 21Maestro8
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illeagle05

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-13-2013 00:50:05 | More by illeagle05
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berlinabb

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-12-2013 22:44:31 | More by berlinabb
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jlivings757

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-12-2013 19:35:07 | More by jlivings757
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djaeon

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-12-2013 15:49:44 | More by djaeon
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BeerDocT

Georgia

3.66/5  rDev -2.9%

Poured into a chilled English pint glass.

Appearance 3.5: Pours out a standard (not that that's bad) light golden color. Slight, CO2-induced head faded quickly, but nonetheless displayed nice lacing. Completely translucent.

Smell 3.75: Very nice bouquet. Big hit of hops; really grassy and I am thinking this is because of dry hopping. I also detect a very faint hint of barley malt here.

Taste 3.75: Front is dry, but has a very pleasant edge of hops to it. Just a slight hint at this level. Middle is astringent and more of a mid-level palate taste with light malt and a nice kick of hop alkalinity. This is followed by deep hop tastes, primarily of grapefruit rind. Finish is smooth and semi-sweet with more of the hop alkalinity seeping in near the end of the taste. Aftertaste is short and quite a kick with a return to the grassiness of the hops present in the bouquet.

Mouthfeel 3.5: Very pleasant and certainly adds to the enjoyment of the brew.

Overall 3.5: A pleasant and refreshing IPA. I would give it a 3.7 or so in this category if I could. Clean, clear and well-balanced, it is -nonetheless-- a bit too dry for my tastes as far as a session beer goes. However, as a one-off or a beer while out at a restaurant, it is great. I would really like to try this beer on tap somewhere. Its grapefruit characteristics remind me of Lord Chesterfield, a beer I can no longer find in Georgia. Frowny face emoticon for that sad fact of beeranity.

12-11-2013 06:18:15 | More by BeerDocT
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-11-2013 00:54:32 | More by XmnwildX12
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BeerGod27

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-10-2013 20:55:49 | More by BeerGod27
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,327 ratings.