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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

4,191 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,191
Reviews: 1,132
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 54
Gots: 331 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-19-2012 15:47:07 | More by jhillwastaken
Photo of SonOfThor

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought this at a gas station in seattle

A - Clear golden color with tall white head that recedes slowly leaving great lacing. Looks delicious.

S - Pine and citrusy hops blending with a little bit of malty sweetness. A very appealing smell.

T - more citrus than pine in the taste, it has a nice balance between bitterness and malt, though I usually like my IPA to be a little more bitter and not quite as sweet. The bitterness lingers which I like, I keep going back for more. Good stuff.

M - Medium bodied beer with low carbonation. I'd like this beer more if the carbonation were higher. I tend to go for IPA's with a drier finish than this one, but it is still very pleasing.

O - A well balanced example of an american IPA, I really like the aroma coming from simcoe, cascade and chinook hops. It could be more bitter, but that's just my palate talking, this is a very well crafted ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2012 04:40:53 | More by SonOfThor
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-18-2012 23:42:05 | More by Jeffreywhite22
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-18-2012 19:44:52 | More by ForrestChess
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-18-2012 19:05:27 | More by carteravebrew
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-18-2012 05:40:09 | More by IndianapolisDrinker
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-17-2012 19:49:34 | More by crobinso
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4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a shaker glass at the New Belgium Hub at the Denver Airport

A- Poured a clear copper color with high streaming carbonation and a soapy head that left some glass coating lace

S- Huge pungent candided grapefruit, dank, and pine aroma. This is one aromatic IPA

T- Very assertive bitterness, sweet candied grapefruit hop flavor, big piney notes, some dank flavor, and some sweet caramel malt character

M- Highly carbonated (maybe a little overcarbonated), finishes dry, pretty refreshing

O- This beer has the hop profile I love in my IPAs, it does remind me of Fat Head's Head Hunter, Green Flash West Coast IPA, and Stone IPA but with less astringency than those beers. It was also maybe a little overcarbonated, but this one is a winner.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2012 21:09:16 | More by Hoptometrist
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

06-16-2012 10:40:15 | More by Brushkanna
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-16-2012 06:57:19 | More by iKrystin
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came across a six-pack at a Publix while in Atlanta. Definitely hit the spot in the sweltering heat of the dirty south. Review is from notes taken on 6/15/2012 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is pretty standard -- plenty of light gold/copper in terms of color; starts with a 1/2 finger of creamy, slightly off-white head that fades to a full and uneven skim; body has decent clarity and pretty decent and strong carbonation; lots of lacing is left behind on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Bitter -- herbal, grassy and some strong citrus in the vein of grapefruit, perhaps some lemon peel.

Taste: Pretty much just like the nose suggests, plenty of bitterness and it's grassy and grapefruity (which probably isn't a word). Light grainy and a touch of malt plays in the background, but the bitterness owns this beer.

Mouthfeel: Body is fairly light in terms of weight, and the carbonation is pretty strong and lively; a thick and dry sticky coating is left all over the mouth.

Overall: Solid overall, very drinkable with a pretty moderate ABV that won't get you wasted, but will definitely make a mark after a couple.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 02:46:16 | More by bamadog
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-15-2012 20:15:20 | More by soccerfancooch
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-15-2012 00:14:48 | More by PopnLoads
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-13-2012 23:38:19 | More by rkarimi
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-13-2012 22:17:24 | More by Zbrown2307
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4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

20oz "pint" glass poured at the Tilted Kilt, Myrtle Beach SC.

Live review.

A: Pours a golden, copperish orange yellow, nice 1.5 finger head settles after a few minutes into a thin cap, but leaves lacing EVERYWHERE. Nice.

S: Floral and citrusy hops, and that's about it. Not much else in the nose.

T: Floral, citrus, and slightly resinous hops up front, followed by a lightly sweet malt and some light bitterness. ABV is well hidden, with only a tiny hint in the throat after a sip or three.

M: Medium body, but carbonation makes it seem lighter than it is, a little oily and coating. Finishes dry, with a long, yet mellow, bitterness.

O: This is a very well put together IPA, and I am surprised it doesn't get more attention. This is super easy to drink, has good flavor, and to be honest, is one of the better examples I've had. Recommended.

Edit: 6/18/2012

After having 2 bottles out of a 6 pack, I'm sure that my first rating of a 4.03 was too low. Aroma on the bottled version I got tropical fruit, pine, resin, a slight sweetness, dry toast. Taste, same things. Reminds me heavily of Columbus IPA, and I love that beer. I'll be buying the hell out of this one if New Belgium comes to Ohio.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2012 18:29:20 | More by Keffa
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-13-2012 16:01:18 | More by ZPB
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-13-2012 00:21:37 | More by commune
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-12-2012 22:23:13 | More by kmoore149
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-12-2012 20:17:28 | More by Koralin
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4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a translucent light orange color with an inch of head. Lots of lacing. Aromas of citrus and grapefruit hops. Taste is a light grapefruit hop flavor with some citrus peel near the end. Nice amount of bitterness for a beer thats a bit on the light side. This is an easy drinking IPA for sure. Overall, worth buying again for certain.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 04:07:59 | More by PicoPapa
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-11-2012 16:00:50 | More by SuqMadique
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-10-2012 22:40:06 | More by ccozzi
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-08-2012 22:15:47 | More by GMan
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-08-2012 01:16:44 | More by steelreserve69
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
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