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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,083 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,083
Reviews: 1,129
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 51
Gots: 279 | 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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kchannel9

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-15-2012 07:57:22 | More by kchannel9
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PGVG

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-15-2012 02:35:46 | More by PGVG
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-15-2012 01:51:48 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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bootsdomino

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-14-2012 23:55:39 | More by bootsdomino
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justinlaz

Arizona

5/5  rDev +32.3%

04-14-2012 21:28:30 | More by justinlaz
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

04-14-2012 20:08:39 | More by beerFool28607
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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cfinch2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-14-2012 06:10:45 | More by cfinch2
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TheSixthRing

California

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a semi-clear, golden straw with slight orange hue. The head is white, one finger thick, good retention, and dissipates into a nice, sticky lacing.

Smell - Smell is of mild citrus hops; pink grapefruit. Very, very faint malt presence. Something about the smell is a bit off-putting. Almost sour.

Taste - As the smell leads, primarily a mildly sweet, mildly bitter grapefruit hoppiness. The malts are present, but subtle: bready nuttiness as found in Fat Tire, but well buried in the distance. Finishes dry and bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Creamy carbonation.

Overall - A fairly simple, straight-forward IPA. Good, but doesn't quite break away from the pack.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 05:12:56 | More by TheSixthRing
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StoicBeast

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

04-14-2012 03:50:16 | More by StoicBeast
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rarely re-review based on serving type, but my can experience was more positive:

Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Clear yellow-gold with foamy white head and impressive lacing lines.

Smell: Citrus, sweet toasted and biscuit malt, maybe slight pine.

Taste: Strong citrus flavor with the expected New Belgium biscuity backbone. Slight spice and pine at the end leading to a decent lingering bitterness. Tastes exactly the way I would expect a New Belgium IPA to taste.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium smooth & creamy body, dry finish.

Overall: While it tastes similar in the can and bottle, the mouthfeel from the can is better and the overall drinkability has simply improved. Still not one of my favorites by a long shot, but quite nice.

Serving type: can

04-13-2012 22:35:58 | More by bsp77
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RWNay

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-13-2012 21:45:36 | More by RWNay
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Frankieteardrop


1/5  rDev -73.5%

04-13-2012 21:25:06 | More by Frankieteardrop
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vbiliyar

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

04-13-2012 02:45:59 | More by vbiliyar
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-12-2012 17:07:00 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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Cane4Beer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-12-2012 14:29:08 | More by Cane4Beer
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hackedfly

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-12-2012 01:01:50 | More by hackedfly
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Wmbolling

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-11-2012 02:30:41 | More by Wmbolling
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chuck_vindaloo

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-10-2012 04:16:48 | More by chuck_vindaloo
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-09-2012 23:47:29 | More by jrohrbacher
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smartassboiler

Illinois

2/5  rDev -47.1%

04-09-2012 20:41:10 | More by smartassboiler
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JRBecks

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-09-2012 16:22:52 | More by JRBecks
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StLThrash

Missouri

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

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Beautifully clear, golden yellow with a nice 1 1/2 finger head. Significant lacing.

S - Lots of hops goodness here. Pine, grapefruit, floral hops and definite citrus. A wonderfully smelling beer.

T - Same as smell.. Nicely bittered, smooth and very drinkable.

M - Perfect carbonation. Juicy, nicely balanced, not too thick but definitely not thin. Some (very little) malt character. Alcohol almost non-existent.

Overall - My go-to IPA. Always good and never lets me down. Cheap too - $12.99 for a twelver. Also saw that they sell it in 4-packs of 16 ounce cans now! For the price, can't be beat. Very impressed that this IPA is as good as it is being 'mass produced' by the ever growing New Belgium. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 14:36:49 | More by StLThrash
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EvanM

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is really a very good IPA. It sells for less than most but that does not mean it is less good. In fact, the cost to taste ratio pushes it close to the top of my list. True talent is demonstrated in producing a great beer in great quantity with great consistency for a decent price! When I feel like my budget is a little tight I stick with Ranger and live a hoppy life!

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 18:16:26 | More by EvanM
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Iowacraft

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-08-2012 16:04:17 | More by Iowacraft
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,083 ratings.