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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

4,986 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,986
Reviews: 1,191
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 74
Gots: 670 | 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:
Beer added by: brownbeer on 12-30-2009

70 IBU
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First tried Ranger a few months ago, and I really enjoy it.

It pours a nice golden hue, with just enough lacing and about a finger head that dissipates as quickly as it needs to.

The smell is pine, hops, a hint of lemon and a dash of malt.

The taste is pretty groovy, first pine, then hops, followed by malty goodness and a smooth transition into a playful bite as it goes down, just enough of each taste to let you know it's an IPA without going to far into the bitter zone.

The mouthfeel is about what you expect, slightly watery but acceptable.

Overall, I enjoy Ranger, and would drink one any time I have a chance to as it is well balanced without being too overly bitter.

I would definitely call it a mild IPA though, and people wanting to get into the IPA style could get off to a great start here.

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,986 ratings.