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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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4,899 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,899
Reviews: 1,170
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 70
Gots: 604 | 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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3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours pale, golden with a one finger white, rocky head that laces well. Carbonation is active and visible in the glass. Malt aroma is pretty strong for a hop forward beer: white bread crust and some biscuit mostly make this up. Hop aroma is mostly pine with some orange and grapefruit. Flavor follows aroma: mostly white bread until some pine flavor comes through and the bitterness sets in, which is slightly metallic and root-bitter. The finish is dry, feel is middling.

This isn't a great IPA, but I could drink a lot of it. There are better stand-bys, but this is close to others.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bought at BevMo in Tacoma. Pour a crystal clear gold with a white head. Pretty skunky fragrance. Taste is balanced but not great. Hard to pinpoint but it just doesn't taste fresh, perhaps it wasn't. Couldn't find a freshness date on the bottle. Will try again soon to see if there is a difference.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

P: Vivacious and clear golden orange body with a touch of off white head that disappears to a thin wake of micro bubbles.

S: Sweet corn, steamed broccoli, pine resin, grapefruit, lemon pledge and aroma similar to a hot black trash bag of lawn clippings.

T/M: Lime bitterness, ruby red grapefruit, pine resin, flower petals and subtle smokiness. Light-medium body with vivacious carbonation. Finishes dry with ruby red grapefruit and hibiscus.

O: A solid IPA that delivers a trifecta of flavor. Fruit, pine and subtle smokiness creates s fm delicious beer to grab for all occasions. Cheers!

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,899 ratings.