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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

4,632 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,632
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 66
Gots: 496 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Cam5sf49, Apr 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

greenbr, Apr 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

assman79, Apr 21, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Love the can and it was on sale for a darn good price. I craft beer in a big can as 12 oz is not enough and 2 beers is sometimes too much
A-Almost looks like a pilsner! Light and golden.
S-Not bad, you can smell grass, pine and hops
T-You need to let this one warm up a bit to bring out the flavor. It's not a big hoppy IPA, more malt and overall solid balance.
M-A lot like it looks, somewhat light but a good feel. Again, better if it is a bit warmer. This is a good porch drinking beer.
O-not something I would chase down but gotta like the big can and if you are in Colorado, sometimes this one is the only IPA on tap. A decent brew for a big can. For the price, a great value.

Flatlands, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Maillard, Apr 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

frozenjogurt, Apr 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Hoppy_McMalt, Apr 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

BeastLU, Apr 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Bizoneill, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Beergelden, Apr 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

poopsmitherson, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of zac16125
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Ranger IPA

A: golden orange 1 fingers width night head head, excellent retention and absolutely perfect sheets of lacing

S: real nice floral aromatic hops, se resinous pine and hop spice

T: follows the nose with predominantly floral hops, a fair amount of soapy notes, some tenuous piney bitterness

M/D: lower side of medium body, a touch tou light, appropriate carbonation moderate drink ability

O: not bad but not great. Worthy of a drink but I wouldn't seek it out

zac16125, Apr 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Ajlvt, Apr 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

scootsmal, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Jabartheljr, Apr 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

blurredline, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

jik18, Apr 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Juno_Malone, Apr 15, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was served from the bottle at Viceroy in Aspen, CO. It arrived in a pilsner glass, showing a solid goldenrod coloring. It held a two finger head of chunky, cakey tannish bubbles, showing nice retention. Equally as thick sheets of lacing were left around the glass. Carbonation appeared active, and no haze or sediment was noted. The aroma was simple, with standard pale malts, light toast, and metallic yeast. With warmth the hops opened up, giving green grassiness and light citrics. Mixing in were notes of orange flesh and light but spicy wheatiness, like a wit from a distance. Our first impression was that the flavoring was even and refreshing. As we sipped, the taste opened with bitter pale malts, white flour, earthy and dried grass hoppiness, and mild adjuncts for bitterness. The peak showed more sweetness to cut the initial bite, in the form of clean honey, light amber malt base, and mild milky creaminess. The finish came with skunky grassiness of hops, green twigs, mineral, faint boozy airs, and corn husks. The aftertaste breathes of toasted pales, faint wheatiness, mild herbal hoppiness, boozy wash, an raw hop oiliness. The body is medium, and the carbonation was medium. The mouth was initially coated and cooled, but eventual crisp malty dryness streaked the palate with astringency. Each sip gave fine slurp, froth, cream, and pop, especially due to the greatly retained head of foam. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, the best thing about this beer was the flavoring. The blend and balance were certainly there, with robustly fresh hoppiness to balance what was an initially basic grain bill. The latter enhanced throughout, taking in more spice, and even some light phenols. This is an easy IPA, and seemed to fit a relaxing evening well.

TheBrewo, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Stumpy29er, Apr 14, 2013
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sooner961, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Hophead420, Apr 13, 2013
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,632 ratings.