Ranger - New Belgium Brewing
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Ratings: 4,367 | Reviews: 1,137 | Display Reviews Only:
3.98/5 rDev +5.6%
I had my first of these just before going through the Eisenhower tunnel the other day. This one I am drinking is a but better presented in a glass and everything.
The brew is nice and clean and yellow, with a fair amour of head. Nice looking. The aroma is just right for the style. Very hoppy. The Tate I'd also there with a dry hoppy taste. Very bitter but perhaps missing some balance. The malts are nowhere to be tasted and it has a fizzy mouthfeel.
Overall this is a very drinkable aipa.a little strong for sessioning.
12-11-2012 02:49:46 | More by schoolboy
3.7/5 rDev -1.9%
Appearance: Filtered. Golden/amber in color. A nice frothy head that lasts from beginning to end, and the lacing is very nice.
Smell: It's been awhile since I've had an IPA. It's nice to be back. Huge hops on the nose, and it's not shy of letting you know the style. There's a trace of malts in there as well, but it's a lot of piney, resinous hops in the aroma.
Taste/feel: Meh. Disappointed ... it doesn't taste bad, but it just tastes pretty pedestrian and "safe" as far as an IPA is concerned. There's nothing unique about it. There's nothing that I haven't tasted in other IPAs. Yes, it has that nice hop taste. It has a relatively good balance (though it's definitely hop heavier than other IPAs I've had), and it's not bad at all.
Ranger's an above average beer, but I can name a good number of IPAs I prefer to it. Two Hearted, Racer 5, and Torpedo are a few.
12-05-2012 20:03:45 | More by Alextricity
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,367 ratings.