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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,721 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 3721
Reviews: 1109
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%


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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blindtiger24

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pale copper that pours a one finger head that quickly dissolves. Small carbonation bubbles that grow as the rise up the glass.

S: Lemon, ginger, and pine on the nose.

T: A bitter start with strong grapefruit and sour lemon flavors, some peppery spices. On the bitter side that is initially a crisp, citrus bite of bitterness, but lacks a complementing flavor. Malty, biscuit sweetness if there, but pops in too late.

M: A bit astringent at first, but smooths out with some biscuity, yeasty sweetness. Nice warming sensation on the throat.

O: Overall, a good, but not great tasting beer. I was not as impressed in the aromas and appearance. The taste was a bit flat as well, lacking that kick in the teeth and roun. Good mouthfeel. Not a complete departure from their Belgian beer roots, this IPA maintains some spice characteristics that resemble a Belgian, but I would recommend other Colorado IPAs over this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 03:20:16 | More by blindtiger24
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scottyb88

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best before date of March 23, 2014

A- clear orange, almost copper, hue with a nice fluffy head; the head dissipated quickly and it had some lacing

S-classic notes of piney citrus, but perhaps a hint of pear and mango

T-not a huge depth to the taste profile. It has a hoppy bite, but nothing interesting is coming through from the malts to add any dimensions; bitter citrus peel and a little biscuit flavor

M-very smooth with a nice hop bite at the end

O-a solid offering from an increasingly popular craft brewery among both craft and non-craft drinkers; a decent IPA

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 01:09:38 | More by scottyb88
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kwc017

Arizona

4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is one of my go to IPA's when I can't make a decision. Pours a light straw color, good head and retention. Smell is wonderful, grapefruit, a little pine, nice and hoppy. Taste is similar to smell, grapefruit, orange peel with a nice hop linger. A great west coast IPA that won't scare away the newbies. Awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 04:32:35 | More by kwc017
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Jay_Ulreich

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bought this cause it was on sale. Not a huge fan of New Belgium, but this made me want to try some of their other beers. I really like the smell, a smack of hops, citricy and flowery. Looks alright, nice golden amber color, sticky head, but it faded fast. Taste was not what I expected, there is just something "off" about it, but the hops really shine and I cant quite put my finger on it, but its just a touch too sweet or something. Really easy drinking, kind of thin for my liking. I would buy this again if it was on sale, but definitely not my first choice.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 22:54:54 | More by Jay_Ulreich
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Emnmarko

Michigan

4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A- Light and clear. 2 finger head. Loads of lacing.

S- Bitter hop aroma.

T- Bitterness prevails. A pungent mix of hops overtakes everything. Slightly floral. Good strong hop presence.

M- This is where this beer lacks. A little watered down and too carbonated. But it does go down ok. Drinkable for an IPA.

O- I definitely like this addition to the New Belgium line of beers. This will satisfy anyone who enjoys a hop forward brew. I am no stranger to Ranger and seek it out regularly. A good solid brewski.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 00:36:03 | More by Emnmarko
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lochef81

Michigan

3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw blonde with very little head. Sips quite smooth and light with a forward bitterness that is pleasant but with nothing to balance it out on the back end. This is a very light and simple ipa. Not unpleasant in any way but lacking the complexity of many other American ipas. A good before for sessioning and to quench a hearty thirst on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2014 03:14:45 | More by lochef81
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THE-DUDE

Missouri

4.88/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers. Fabulous citrus and floral fragrance and flavor. Quite bitter with a strong grapefruit flavor, which i love. A Very hoppy dry fantastic beer! For me, this is a great IPA. I recommend this to anyone who likes a hoppy IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 00:53:17 | More by THE-DUDE
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BrewUSA

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

New Belgium Ranger IPA

Look 6/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 33/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 83/100

Has an odd after taste... Almost taste like there was an old dried piece of Thanksgiving turkey in my glass . Maybe a bad batch. Perhaps it sat in light? Doesn't seem to satisfy. Great value though... A re-visit is certainly in order~

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 06:30:01 | More by BrewUSA
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mattcrill

Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Punchy citrus and pine aromas up front. Light orange candy slice aroma up front. Clean fermentation character. The hops are in charge here.

Appearance: Clear amber pour with a low sudsy, persistent white head that retains well.

Flavor: Earthy bitter punch in the mouth up front. Nice light orange juice-like sweetness mid-palate. Balance is firmly bitter with a clean and dry finish. Malt base seems bready with a low caramel sweetness. Any malt presence is beaten back by the orange/lemon and piney hop resin flavors that dominate. Aftertaste is lingering and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low-medium carbonation. A slight hop-derived astringency persists. No alcohol heat or creaminess noted.

Overall impression: A well-crafted American IPA. For the price and quality of the ingredients this is a winner. Will be a regular in my rotation.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 21:42:55 | More by mattcrill
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patpbr

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber to a pint glass.
A - A clear light copper with a sturdy head.
S - Hoppy citrus and pine
T - Malty tones with carmel with citrus and pine similar to the smell. Nice balance
M - Medium body and a smooth finish
O - A middle of the road IPA thats not a bad thing its just not a top tier.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 01:10:04 | More by patpbr
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BeerWizard

Colorado

3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this in a mixed six from Cost Plus. I've had it before and did not like it, however it's the only thing from NB's Explorer series I've really shied away from so thought I'd give it another go.

Poured from the classic 120z New Belgium collared brown bottle into a goblet, orange gold, with a 3/4 head that sank pretty quickly, and busy looking effervescence. Actually smells quite nice, big tangerine aroma, yeast and dried apricot. On the first sip that tangerine/orange flavor is really prevalent, and beer is quite bitter on the back end. A few more and the bitterness subsides a bit, but that citrus flavor continues to stand out - it's quite nice. Mouthfeel is on the lighter end of medium, and the carbonation is fairly active.

I should mention that it isn't quite cold as Cost Plus doesn't refrigerate most of their stuff, so I don't know how much putting a good chill on this would change the experience, but overall I'm pleasantly surprised. This is a decent IPA, and would be well-suited for a summer BBQ or some other outdoorsiness. The 6.5 ABV is nice too - seems like you could knock a few of these back without going cross-eyed.

NB did some good things with this beer, and I'm glad I revisited. I imagine I'll probably pick this up again when summer rolls around.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 00:31:35 | More by BeerWizard
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Kevin-Wieken

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ranger
New Belgium Brewing, Colorado
---from bottle to stemmed tulip glass---

Appearance
Pale gold, one finger head with no staying power, very clean looking, great lacing.

Smell
Citrus, pine, slightly floral with a thick earthy and grassy funk.

Taste
Pale caramel malt quickly gives way to bright and crisp fruity hops. Resinous bitter lingers around.

Mouth-feel
Medium body, lots of bubbles, lots of bitter. Resin sits on the back of your tongue, annoyingly. Finishes dry.

Overall
A pretty good IPA up front. Too resin-y for me, however.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 00:21:02 | More by Kevin-Wieken
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From: Piccadilly, Champaign, IL
Date: Best by 2014-01-19
Glass: Standard US Pint glass

New Belgium's Ranger is a blend of a "traditional" US IPA meeting a bit of the US West coast ideas for the style. Definitely quite bitter and one that would satisfy a craving for "bitter," "hoppy," and pine-citrus flavor. Would pick this one up again.

Pours a generous 2.5cm tall head of slightly off-white foam, composed of bubbles ranging from small to large in size, presenting a slighty sponge-like appearance. Retention is excellent, the foam lasting several minutes in a slow, gradual fade to a thin film atop the body of the beer. Lacing is also very good, with thick washes and patterns of lace clinging to all sides of the glass. Body is golden orange in color, with light bringing out brighter golden orange-yellow hues. Carbonation visible through transparent body, medium in number and fairly active in movement.

Aroma of grapefruit, generic hoppy-citrus with a slight woodsiness and light ethanol pepperiness in the back. To me, this is a fairly classic, if not amplified a bit by the dry hopping, American IPA aroma.

Flavor is strongly bitter, of pine and grapefruit (in the hop-like way) with a generally fruity background and subdued pale malt sweetness lingering in the background. Front of palate tastes grapefruit, pine resin, bitter peach, and general fruitiness whether from the hops or ale yeast used. Mid-palate experiences strong pine, grapefruit, and hop bitterness, with a peppery spiciness from ethanol and a mildly sweet pale malt background. Back of palate experiences strong bitterness and pine resin, more subdued grapefruit, and slight pepperiness from ethanol. Aftertaste of strong bitterness, with strong pine and grapefruit-like flavor, slighty peppery ethanol.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that is foamy (3/4) and smooth (1/4). Closes dry, with light stickiness clinging to the palate and lips.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 07:25:21 | More by falloutsnow
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Brenden

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This IPA is a completely clear and bright coppery orange color. The off-white head is a dense and craggy full finger's height. Retention is very good, and it leaves lots of webbing and patching as it slowly recedes.
This beer has a solid hop bouquet with plenty of bite, backbone and balance. It's pretty West Coast, maybe even a little old school: raw but refined, with lots of pine and citrus and balance from bready malts.
Citrus zest and pine resin are again forward on the tongue, with malts secondary to the hops and a bit more herbal dryness to it than in the nose. It's potent but not overpowering, flavorful but better balanced than many. Citrus comes through after the pine starts, and it gets a little juicier without the pine ever fading.
The herbal edge gives some dryness to this otherwise bright beer, and it's very clean. It's got balance in the feel as well, with good contributions to the tongue of both crispness and smoothness under a firm carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 01:06:32 | More by Brenden
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bobhits

Kentucky

1.95/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The pour provides a very light bright colored beer, crystal clear. There isn't much body or head forming so I can't comment much on lacing but there's some.

The aroma brings out an almost vegetable hop note with some citrus grape fruit notes. A bit of caramel malt at the finish to give it some sweetness.

The flavor is a mixed bag of vegetables, grape fruit, caramel malts, perhaps some onion, and well something fake and off.

The body and the carbonation are ok for an IPA.

Ranger goes into my never again beer list. It isn't bad as I love IPA's but there's too much good beer for a brewery to make this. Avoid if you have any other craft options.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 23:05:21 | More by bobhits
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ivanovichi

Tennessee

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12oz Can into a pint glass

A- Poured a nice copper orange which looked more yellow in direct light, huge slightly off white head from this brew, left decent lacing throughout

S- BOOM citrus and piney hops after a few it gets to be a bit much but for the first couple it's a nice IPA smell, right at the end there is a little sweetness, like caramel

T- I think the balance is pretty off kilter here, not necessarily a bad thing but it it different. it starts out so hoppy and peaks with that pine flavor then just totally bottoms out and tastes like what I imagine dead flowers would taste like, dirt and grass. Again, as with smell, it got old after a few

M- Carbonation, not obnoxiously so mind you. It's wet and dry at the same time, the boatload of hops really leaves a dry taste at the end

O- I received a few of these from a friend and had the ability to try it again, and again, and again... I hope my taste testing of more than a few didn't skew my thoughts of it but I think the super hoppiness and relative dry aftertaste seemed a consensus from what I've read.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 02:47:57 | More by ivanovichi
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great to see New Belgium show up in Ohio, I heard about it, here's the new labeled Ranger IPA at a wowing $2.99 a bomber, I passed on the Fat Tire Ale and the Tripel and got two bombers of Ranger IPA. The forest ranger hat full of hops had me at hello. Beer pours a brilliant copper body with slightly off white head forming thick and rising well above the rim of my pint glass. Aroma earthy, pine, citric qualities...hey gang the hops are all here. Perfect drinkability, clean bitter hops but finishes clean and bready. The type of sessionable hops I could consume in number, albeit the ABV at 6.5% my stand in my way, clean cereal biscuit notes bring out a bread like character, that meshes well with the hops. Let me talk about the hops since it's an IPA and all...great hop flavor, grapefruit peel, pines, earthiness a bit of dirt kicked up on the palate. The label mentions Simcoe, Cascade, and Chinook relatively clean sharp bitter finish that's well balanced and doesn't really kill you with the hops, again the balance and drinkability with hop flavor think of drinking a bomber of something really mass produced with actual malt flavor and hop bitterness married in perfect balance. Overall I can't stop buying this after two bottles, I will drink the rest of the local stock available to me.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 00:57:35 | More by WVbeergeek
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BB1313

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 3/30/14. 22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent golden with a fluffy eggshell white head that leaves awesome lacing and retention. Looks great. The aromas initially punch you in the face, but they quickly mellow out. Lots of malts along with lime and watermelon. The flavors have a balance between the hops and malts. Lots of hop flavor with a subtle hop bitterness. I'm picking up alot of watermelon. More lime. Some grapefruit. Subtle hints of caramel. Some soap. Some pine. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's creamy, but watery. Very easy to drink. Not bad.

This is my first beer from New Belgium and they just hit Ohio shelves this week. This is a pretty solid IPA. Great balance. It doesn't quite standout compared to the top-tier examples of the style, but it's pretty enjoyable with a somewhat unique hop profile. $2.99/bomber is a great price in the world of bombers.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 21:21:40 | More by BB1313
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BeerDocT

Georgia

3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chilled English pint glass.

Appearance 3.5: Pours out a standard (not that that's bad) light golden color. Slight, CO2-induced head faded quickly, but nonetheless displayed nice lacing. Completely translucent.

Smell 3.75: Very nice bouquet. Big hit of hops; really grassy and I am thinking this is because of dry hopping. I also detect a very faint hint of barley malt here.

Taste 3.75: Front is dry, but has a very pleasant edge of hops to it. Just a slight hint at this level. Middle is astringent and more of a mid-level palate taste with light malt and a nice kick of hop alkalinity. This is followed by deep hop tastes, primarily of grapefruit rind. Finish is smooth and semi-sweet with more of the hop alkalinity seeping in near the end of the taste. Aftertaste is short and quite a kick with a return to the grassiness of the hops present in the bouquet.

Mouthfeel 3.5: Very pleasant and certainly adds to the enjoyment of the brew.

Overall 3.5: A pleasant and refreshing IPA. I would give it a 3.7 or so in this category if I could. Clean, clear and well-balanced, it is -nonetheless-- a bit too dry for my tastes as far as a session beer goes. However, as a one-off or a beer while out at a restaurant, it is great. I would really like to try this beer on tap somewhere. Its grapefruit characteristics remind me of Lord Chesterfield, a beer I can no longer find in Georgia. Frowny face emoticon for that sad fact of beeranity.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 06:18:15 | More by BeerDocT
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NeedBeerHere

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

When poured out the beer is yellow in color with a slight bit of orange. The head was one finger and white that receded within half a minute. The smell is definitely of fruity hops. I get mostly a of oranges or maybe tangerines with a slight hint of bitterness. Taste is pretty well balanced with a decent malt bill that definitely keeps up with the bitterness in the nose. I didn't notice any malt in the nose but definitely present in the taste. Not sure what the hop bill is here but it really is hard for me to describe. Seems to loose the fruit that I found in the nose as the hops really escape anything I can think of to describe. They really just seem to add bitterness without a tangible taste. The taste is quite balanced. Mouthfeel is thin as one would expect. Overall I really liked the beer more than the last time I had it years ago.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 00:11:02 | More by NeedBeerHere
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constantine_272

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden and clear. Highly carbonated constantly fueling a thinly retained foam layer.

S: Yeasty with wheat overtones. Orange pithe with light lemon juice. A cool steely mineral finish on the end, which mostly imparts a clean feeling.

T: Starts off with a brown sugar sweetness. A grain flavor mostly of rye and barley fills the back of the tongue. Dry grass finishes again with a lighter version of the orange pith and some rind from the smell.

M: Light. Slightly dry finish with a semi long dried grass aftertaste. Dryness builds with each sip. Tiny bit of copper tinge at the end.

O: Pretty good IPA. Just the right amount of dry hop; it's restrained and rounds out the profile but still leaves it drinkable. I as well really enjoyed the restrained use of grain in an otherwise hop forward style. Once again it offered a depth of flavor without hijacking the IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 03:52:38 | More by constantine_272
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clm9

North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Small head that dissipates quickly. Beautiful light-amber color.

S: Appropriately hoppy (chocolate-pine). While the hop fragrance is definitely there, it does not give off the vibe that you are about to be hit in the face with hops. Overall, not a very strong or memorable smell.

T: Taste follows the smell, delicious blend of hops without the bitter bite of some IPAs. Alcohol does not factor into the taste. Very good balance, I definitely prefer this to NB's IIPA rampant.

M: Not heavy, medium-body. Not a very carbonated feel.

O: Would recommend to any fan of IPAs. Usually decently priced ($7.99 here). Not an amazing IPA, but with the price and availability in mind, is a frequent occupant of my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 23:39:30 | More by clm9
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ranger. Pale gold colour with quite strong clarity, light film and lacing. 3.75
S- light bitter grapefruit citrus, lime, quite leafy, but quite interesting. 4
T- mild grapefruit citrus and a bit of stale leafy hops. Citric acid is a key note, spices (rosemary), some pine resins but these are washed away by a creamy bubbly finish, nob have obviously put some effort into creating a west coast ipa style, flavorful but not as deep, with a bit of a cinnamon edge? A crisp and hop forward character, but lacking enough depth to back it up and make it really interesting. 3.75
M- moderate body and carbonation, decent. 3.75
A serviceable ipa to be sure,decent body with some lingering unfermentables/ volatiles. Would have again but not interesting enough to buy I think. A bit forgettable but quite easy to drink and balance is pretty good. Classic American IPA with enough hops to please.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 07:35:10 | More by mick303
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden with a rocky/foamy head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of citrus and tropical fruits with a hint of piney/herbal notes.

The taste upfront is of juicy, bitter, tasty, citrus and tropical fruits (pineapple, grapefruit, orange, a hint of apricot). A biscuity pale malt and caramel (especially as it progresses) malt backbone gives it balance while keeping the hops ahead. Slight alcohol warmth shows. Orange rind hangs on in the aftertaste.

It has a chewy, juicy, smooth body.

This fits the category of American IPA very well. Hop-forward with a firm malt backing and a touch of alcohol warmth. It has a fruity, complex hop character. Wonderful! A hop-head's delight!

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 05:29:39 | More by jwc215
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Hops4Pops

Texas

3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle.
A: Aggressive side pour into a pint beer mug. Produced a 1 inch head that quickly receded into a sparsely large bubbled surface with lots of tiny bubbles. Very nice lacing sticking to the glass. Very clear. Golden amber color with a slight red tint.
S: Not very strong in the smell department. Faint odor of hops and malt. Something else but I am not quite sure what it is. Maybe slighly burned malt?
T: Taste is good with a balance of hops and malts and maybe a tiny amount of chocolate? Something else there but I can not put my finger on it.
M: Very smooth. A hoppy bite and a nice feel lingering on the back of my tongue.
O: A very interested mature beer. Very nice for this style and rather unique in my humble opinion. The taste is unique to me and it a nice balance of flavors, feel and texture. I would not put this beer at the top of my list but definitely worth trying because it is very unique. Coming from New Belgium, its a mature concoction to be sure. If you dont like all the hops in your face taste that is typical of an AIPA, you should try this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 02:18:04 | More by Hops4Pops
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