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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,187 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,187
Reviews: 1,131
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 55
Gots: 326 | 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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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-03-2012 01:25:22 | More by 2dogbrew
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HavasuDG

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-02-2012 21:51:27 | More by HavasuDG
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Scotthuller

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-02-2012 12:10:27 | More by Scotthuller
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Brandtmo


4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-01-2012 21:56:04 | More by Brandtmo
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-01-2012 18:51:06 | More by irishgreensoda
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dkw0063

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-01-2012 15:07:04 | More by dkw0063
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Auraan

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

12-01-2012 05:01:30 | More by Auraan
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RelentlessLefty

Iowa

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-01-2012 00:00:44 | More by RelentlessLefty
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-30-2012 22:54:33 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-30-2012 03:29:45 | More by eawolff99
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-29-2012 05:19:51 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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spark3148857

California

4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear stray yellow with maybe a bit of burnt orange trying to shine through. One finger eggshell white head. Plenty of wonderful grapefruit hops in the nose with a bit of earthiness and pine in the background, well balanced. Taste is more of the same. Grapefruit hops coat the mouth, and there is a nice malt backbone that supports the hops. Pleasantly surprised by this one. An excellent widely available IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 23:21:02 | More by spark3148857
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JennieKoeper


4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-28-2012 21:13:27 | More by JennieKoeper
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urbantornado

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-28-2012 18:06:14 | More by urbantornado
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GOGRANDE

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-28-2012 04:25:21 | More by GOGRANDE
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DannyDan

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-28-2012 04:24:28 | More by DannyDan
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pdxkarl

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-28-2012 02:15:59 | More by pdxkarl
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IrishHockey

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into my nifty Founders snifter

Pouring into my glass the beer was a lovly orange gold color with about 2 fingers of foamy goodness. The head disappeared fairly quick.

Smell, grapefruit. It smells good...damn good.

Taste is where some may try to kill me. I think it's about as damn close to a FFF alpha king as I have ever tasted. This beer is top notch. I can't grade it as high as Alpha King (perfection in my book), but this is fantastic. The hops shine in here. I can taste the grapefruit, maybe some biscuit tones, a little earthiness. Wonderful.

Overall I think this is a star. I really like it. At $12.99 for a 12 pack is another point for the beer. Lets face it, most people love craft beer on this site. But how many can afford to pay $10 for a six all the time. It like having a hot chick that knows how to budget a check book. You'll still want to fiddle around with the high priced flavors of the week, but this one will stay in the stable. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 02:11:33 | More by IrishHockey
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Matthew607

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-26-2012 21:24:37 | More by Matthew607
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onespartan

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-26-2012 20:22:21 | More by onespartan
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cschneid138

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

11-26-2012 06:03:51 | More by cschneid138
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pintofparadise

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-26-2012 01:52:54 | More by pintofparadise
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yankhawk

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-26-2012 01:51:39 | More by yankhawk
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theisomizer


3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-26-2012 01:15:06 | More by theisomizer
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JustinWhipple

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-26-2012 00:21:14 | More by JustinWhipple
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
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