Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

5,272 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,272
Reviews: 1,254
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 93
Gots: 906 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brownbeer on 12-30-2009

70 IBU
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Ratings: 5,272 | Reviews: 1,254
Photo of Runthetableandy
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One two three four five

Photo of Beacon30
4.75/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

N/A n/A n/a

Photo of phthomp1
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Overall a very good IPA. A light taste for an IPA not too much citrus taste but enough to know what kind of beer. Not the neat of the IPAs but a simple uncomplicated beer.

Photo of gnumber9
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

feels great all the way around. pine and citrus notes make for a refreshing drink.

Photo of Titanium147
2.86/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

It is pretty good for an IPA.I'm just not a fan of IPA's

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Super clear, yellow golden color, visible carbonation, bright white head, major lacing.

S - Pine resin is front and center, with a mild citric note, lemon and honey hints. Grassy line, as well.

T - Bright resin and lemon drop, a bit of herbal, as well. Close is clean, bright, with a mild bitter bite.

M - Hop bright and crisp. Very clean.

O - A pleasant, bright IPA, with subtle fruit, and a mild malt backbone. Not extraordinary, but quite servicable.

Photo of ZBowden
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear Amber with fluffy white head, smells of resiny hops slight caramel malts, tastes of crackery malt undertones with piney bitter grapefruity hops, smooth thin mouthfeel, strong barely dry finish

Photo of Michelleluw
4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I love Ranger. It's very drinkable and is a great IPA. The hops are smooth and has a light gold appearance. Nice white head gives this beer a refreshing aftertaste.

Photo of rjs246
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Ranger is a totally better than OK IPA. By no means is it life altering, but its perfectly drinkable.

Photo of priwen
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear, light gold appearance with a solid white head. Shows moderate carbonation. Pine and grapefruit aroma with the slightest hint of malt. Flavor is of piney hops with some malt. Some citrus is also present. Light - medium mouthfeel. Smooth. Moderate bitterness. Overall, A good go-to IPA. Easy drinking and satisfying.

12 oz bottle
Enjoy By: 17MAY15
Served in a Pint glass

Photo of Brooks_2500
1.46/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Tastes like a mouthful of pennies

Photo of moonboogie_n8
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

hops hops & more hops. sheesh. dry & highly carbonated. citrusy, grapefruit-y. did I mention hops? The flavor besides hops is a bit muted, but it's there.
it is a refreshing clean beer though, I'll give it that much hops... I mean, props.
best from new belgium I've had. is that saying much?

Photo of do_ob
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams glass. Pours a very clear golden with a thin, whispy white head of foam that quickly fades down into a film. Lots of carbonation bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Floral aroma, also noted hints of spice, citrus, orange, grapefruit, and ginger. Light weight to the mouthfeel. Quite bitter, with a prominent hop taste. Grapefruit and citrus are also present. A bit boozy for 6.5%, but drinkable. Tasted a bit thin, in terms of actual flavor. Not bad, but not that good.

Photo of moundbz
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

super bitter, with a linger aftertaste, great smell

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent hop forward ipa. Just nothing that really stands out or sets it apart from other offerings out there.

Probably will not seek out, but would drink again.

Photo of pianoguy
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber on clearance at Albertson's for $2.74 ( bought 2 of them)
Full disclosure; It had an expiration date of Feb 2015 and this is March 15th

Poured a golden honey with a very large inch and a half head . At first I thought it was just my pouring that created this giant head but after pouring a few more I'm inclined to think it's a little overly carbonated. Good lacing all the way down the glass.

Nice floral smells. Everything you would want in an IPA smell

The taste is a good balance of hops, a little peppery too

It was a little too carbonated, not in the feel as much as the pour. (and this was a month past the expiration date ??!! )

Other then the carbonation A very nice IPA

Photo of jordanokeywilson
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one if my go to beers. It is consistent, and well rounded. It's tasty, and affordable, and very available. Has a nice level of bitter.

Photo of Carpentiere
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very bitter and metallic tasting.

Photo of peteboiler
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good, if not exceptional IPA. Definitely a go-to. Can never go wrong with the Ranger.

Photo of Spiri7
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lots of pine and resin on the palate. Nice fresh hop flavors. Although a little one dimensional I've found this beer to be quite consistent. Good beer overall.

Photo of SteveJeremy
2.47/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Still not an IPA fan, and New Belgium's Ranger didn't make me anymore of a fan.

Photo of Csikic93
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Piney and and hoppy. Not my favorite ipa but I'll drink it if it's available.

Photo of eddiefontaine13
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

zesty citrus flavor, mild bitterness, like a crisp cool Christmas tree dripping with fresh snow and hints of evergreen sap, different with every sip, honey dew melon hints bring in a touch of sweetness on the first sip, would buy and drink again

Photo of Slatetank
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

thanks to my brother for this bottle, enjoyed chilled from the 12oz in an IPA glass.

The color is golden with hazy clarity and thick white head with fine bead and waves of lace with very good retention. The smell has a semi-fruity aroma with gentle tropical hop smell with slight citrus quality. The feel has a subtle malt toastiness with medium carbonation with moderately high bitterness and subtle alcohol influence with mostly dry finish.

The taste is very good with dank hop flavor and citrus quality which evokes a bitter rind aspect with slight tropical grapefruity and mild pine taste with low malt sweetness and very low alcohol flavor with slight astringency in taste with a grassy quality as it warms with a malt flavor that has a subtle toasted quality. Very good IPA I prefer this to many available on the market -I recommend this if you haven't tried it yet...I don't know why I waited to try it, perhaps I had expectations as far as New Belgium and hoppy beers.

Photo of Jrhockney
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A sweet, decently hoppy, mass produced budget IPA that is so consistant sometimes I worry about what they put in it. The flavor is crisp, very sweet, floral orange grapefruit combo that has ok bitterness. Its biggest strength is its consistancy. I can't remember a time when it didn't taste like itself on tap or in bottle (unlike Averys sadly). Its biggest weakness is in the mouthfeel I think. It just feels thin too often but thats not to say thats a terrible thing, but the flavor ends up feeling a bit generic or mass produced at times because of it and its really better than that. Its usually priced VERY well too so that is a bonus.

Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 5,272 ratings.