Ranger - New Belgium Brewing
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Ratings: 4,092 | Reviews: 1,129 | Display Reviews Only:
3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap into a mug at Olde Town Pub. From notes.
A: Pours a typical golden amber/copper color with a one finger, off white head with average retention and lacing.
S: This smells like it's more citric in its hop character than the bottled version, which is a good thing. Nicely hoppy, but not overbearing.
T: A nice initial salvo of tropical fruits (grapefruit, mango, apricot) is by far the best part of this. This flavor gives way to a malty mid-taste and a subtle finishing bitterness. Balanced like an IPA should be.
M: Medium bodied with moderate finishing dryness and carbonation. Quite refreshing.
O: Wow, this is definitely much better on tap rather than out of the bottle.
Serving type: on-tap
04-21-2012 21:03:10 | More by ThisWangsChung
3.95/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
a clear golden yellow pour with 2 fingers of white fluffy head and great amounts of lacing.smells like grass, pine, honey. bitter burnt tire taste up front followed by a malty-hoppy floral sweet taste. this is a very well balanced ipa with a light-medium body, nice fizzy carbonation, a great taste, great appearance and great smell. new belgium got it down right.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2012 17:29:48 | More by facundoCNB
4.45/5 rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bought a pint bottle from work yesterday after a looong shift. Poured into a US standard pint glass.
A - Pale, golden yellow with a thick, slightly creamy head that dissolves into a nice residual foam. Beautiful lacing and a steady stream of bubbles from the bottom. 4.5
S - Strong hop scent with a hint of grapefruit and lemon zest. Beautiful smell, honestly I might be addicted to it. 4.5
T - Slightly sweet flavor at the beginning that dissolves into a well-balanced, hoppy aftertaste. Flavor at the middle of the tongue is really complex and hard to describe, but it manages to bridge the beginning and end together extraordinarily well. 4.5
M - Crisp and lightly carbonated, and the bitterness of the hops leaves a tangy, dry flavor on the back of the tongue. 4.0
O - New Belgium's Ranger is one of the most balanced IPAs I've had. Hoppy flavor isn't overpowering at all and is easy to put down without feeling jipped. 4.5
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2012 00:57:48 | More by rudolphjacksonm
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,092 ratings.