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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,367 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,367
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 58
Gots: 410 | 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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swungomonkey


4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-16-2012 20:14:28 | More by swungomonkey
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Cmaster03

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-16-2012 18:03:16 | More by Cmaster03
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Behrhunter


4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-16-2012 04:16:56 | More by Behrhunter
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andruke

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

12-15-2012 21:44:00 | More by andruke
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FIN

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-15-2012 13:23:10 | More by FIN
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Dragosurfer


4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-15-2012 02:24:34 | More by Dragosurfer
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HANGOVER


4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-14-2012 15:48:31 | More by HANGOVER
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Treb0R

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-13-2012 15:36:02 | More by Treb0R
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runlikeakenyan

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-13-2012 12:18:42 | More by runlikeakenyan
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doublepneumonia

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-11-2012 18:25:50 | More by doublepneumonia
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vanillacokaine

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-11-2012 05:43:37 | More by vanillacokaine
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schoolboy

Ohio

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
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Edgerrin32

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-11-2012 01:16:14 | More by Edgerrin32
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Stwinchy

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-11-2012 01:13:08 | More by Stwinchy
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adam_e

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-10-2012 16:13:37 | More by adam_e
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skyjarrod


2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

12-10-2012 05:37:24 | More by skyjarrod
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mbw314

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-10-2012 04:17:57 | More by mbw314
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Hellyeahimdrinking

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-09-2012 07:21:13 | More by Hellyeahimdrinking
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Boilerbrando

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

12-08-2012 11:07:45 | More by Boilerbrando
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brandonandress

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-08-2012 03:53:56 | More by brandonandress
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Brad7132

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-07-2012 00:57:48 | More by Brad7132
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Alextricity

Michigan

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
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kegmans

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-05-2012 19:41:12 | More by kegmans
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TLieu


3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-05-2012 10:18:41 | More by TLieu
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GinDC

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-05-2012 04:18:48 | More by GinDC
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,367 ratings.