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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,792 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,792
Reviews: 1,164
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 68
Gots: 569 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

unclekeith, May 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

freduardo, May 06, 2013
Photo of DenverHopHead
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can with a "best by" date of Feb 2, 2014; into a pub glass.
Appearance - golden, clear, bubbly with fairly thick, frothy head; leaves nice, sticky lacing.
Smell - primarily citrus, with a blend of floral hops, pine and grass.
Taste - hops dominate, not as balanced as I typically like, but very tasty, nonetheless!
Feel - fairly one-sided, not too complex or balanced. The bitterness from the hops is very good, though.
Overall - i enjoy this beer, I'm a biased IPA fan, but I believe this is underrated. The price and the fact you can get it in both a can and a bottle make this a must try!

DenverHopHead, May 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Sande, May 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

tigermaniac72, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Ryankarver, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

elglueckert, May 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

amcaleh, May 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

tyleeis, May 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

45nDown, May 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

BrianSherry, May 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

cre83, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

miadw3, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

firstlighthiker, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Black_ox, May 01, 2013
Photo of PorterLambic
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aggressively poured into a standard pint glass. A nearly 2" tall blanket of off-white foam develops before receding calmly and evenly. The liquid underneath is the color of good honey, a rich amber bordering on orange. Clear with good lacing.
Smell is very hop forward, mostly piney with some citrus aspects as well. There is a light malt note with a hint of vanilla and some very light spiciness.
Taste is hoppy, of course, though more restrained and mostly grapefruit in nature (which I love) with a little pine backing it up. Light malt and a whiff of vanilla (?) temper the hops.
Starts fairly smooth especially considering the style but finishes dry. Not as bitter as one might expect an IPA to be which is fine with this malthead. Overall a nicely done example, somewhere between a typical IPA and an Imperial in drinkability though with the flavor and nose of the standard.

PorterLambic, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

djs467, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

DrewShalvoy, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of kshizzle101
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber into pint glass

A - dark golden in color. clear. 3 inch head, bubbly, great head retention, great lacing

S - bitter hops up front, pine?, also with a bready/malty background

T - taste follows the smell, although the malts come through a lot more, and the hops are mellowed, more of an aftertaste

M - medium bodied, good carb.

Overall - i feel like the hops didnt come through in the flavor as i was expecting them too. looks great, smells, great, but not what I would expect from an IPA, has more of a pale ale feel to it in my opinion. This is not my first time having this beer, but first time reviewing. I seem to remember being a lot more hop forward than malt forward. I may try to pick up another bottle and re-review.

kshizzle101, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Kyrojack, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

MDDMD, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

lucasj82, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

reedtgr, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

hoosiersapper27, Apr 27, 2013
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,792 ratings.