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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

5,122 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,122
Reviews: 1,217
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 81
Gots: 765 | FT: 4
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: 5,122 | Reviews: 1,217
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New Belgium Ranger IPA has a thick, spongy, off-white head with excellent retention, a very clear, golden, bubbly appearance, and some lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of strong, hoppy pine or grapefruit and sugary malt. Taste is of the same, yet the bitterness is not overly so. Sugar, white bread, and citrus juice are all there. Mouthfeel is high medium and oily, and New Belgium Ranger IPA finishes pretty dry, refreshing, and drinkable. Overall, this is a very delicious beer.


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Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Deep golden hue. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles fairly quickly, leaving a smattering of bubbles on the surface, and a thick ring around the rim. Heavy beer ring lacing.

S: Subtle but floral hop, accentuated with honey with some freshly cut grass. The combination is excellent, but if you inhale it long enough it kind of reminds you of lemon citrus dish soap.

T: Floral with plenty of lemon and lime citrus with a touch of sweetness.

M: Light and crisp with a bitter, dry, steely finish.

D: You'll come out of the gate fast, but the bitterness will dictate a much slower pace.

Atmosphere is great. Great golden hue, solid foamy head, and plenty of lacing. Nose is a fresh floral hop and sweet experience. Hop is less punchy and more floral, well-combined with plenty of fresh citrus and honey topped off with a dry, bitter finish. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
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