1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

Not Rated.
RangerRanger

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

4,191 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Ranger Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,191 | Reviews: 1,132 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of fiedler84
fiedler84

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-11-2012 01:40:44 | More by fiedler84
Photo of bluetrevian
bluetrevian

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-10-2012 22:28:49 | More by bluetrevian
Photo of stakem
stakem

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks go to Kegatron for gifting me with this pounder can. Poured into a standard pint glass, this brew appears a perfectly clear color of pale gold with a yellowish stained cap that is more than a finger strong and is composed of rather large bubbles. As the cap fades, it leaves some patches of lacing effect on the glass.

The aroma is minorly pine-like and herbal with a grassy inclusion of hops that blends into a bit of a mineral aspect. Mild hints of citrus and some faint candy sweetness scent. This brew is all about the hops in the aroma and while it isn't bold and aromatic, it is concise, mild and enjoyable without fault.

The taste is minorly bitter with some faint herbal grassy quality that blends into herbs, a bit of pine and some mineral to citrus notes. A bit of toasty grain is present making this a nicely balanced ipa without any residual sweetness. The backend has some rindy notes of bitter peel that are a cross between grapefruit and/or orange with a hint of cheese and sulfur.

This is a light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is crisp and easy drinking. Not an ipa that is groundbreaking or something to sell a kidney over but this is something fitting of the style and something I would reach for to drink effortlessly while doing yardwork. Thanks for sharing Heath!

Serving type: can

05-10-2012 01:52:46 | More by stakem
Photo of asustevo
asustevo

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle

5/9/12

A - A good one finger off white head, an amber quality to the beer.

S - To me this was the best part about the beer. I smelled very strong floral and citrus notes a first, with some onion.

T - Almost nothing at the front, but towards the middle i tasted a some good hop feel, with a clean bitter finish.

M - a light bodied beer, very smooth

O - Nothing I would buy again but it had some good qualities. The nose was the best part for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 01:08:10 | More by asustevo
Photo of prisoner1572
prisoner1572

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

05-09-2012 16:05:30 | More by prisoner1572
Photo of bumchilly25
bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-09-2012 03:09:53 | More by bumchilly25
Photo of elricorico
elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-08-2012 21:26:47 | More by elricorico
Photo of OtsegoHive
OtsegoHive

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +26%

05-08-2012 17:09:25 | More by OtsegoHive
Photo of javi10653
javi10653


2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

05-08-2012 04:10:13 | More by javi10653
Photo of ycortez
ycortez


4.75/5  rDev +26%

05-08-2012 03:17:22 | More by ycortez
Photo of baysider15
baysider15

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-07-2012 16:45:05 | More by baysider15
Photo of jweingarten
jweingarten

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-07-2012 15:58:28 | More by jweingarten
Photo of MouthfulOfchris
MouthfulOfchris

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-07-2012 13:32:04 | More by MouthfulOfchris
Photo of Bubbalito
Bubbalito

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-06-2012 01:37:12 | More by Bubbalito
Photo of Fatehunter
Fatehunter

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. A nice two fingers of head on top of a clear copper colored ale.

Bright citrus smell; lemon and pine.

Neutral taste at first, moved to moderate bitterness, ends with a touch of sweetness from the malt.

Crisp, medium body with low carbonation.

I like it. A solid IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 17:11:02 | More by Fatehunter
Photo of ygtbsm94
ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-05-2012 01:43:57 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of Brewsed
Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-05-2012 00:05:02 | More by Brewsed
Photo of dav2080
dav2080

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-04-2012 21:46:42 | More by dav2080
Photo of TheHopHeadGirl
TheHopHeadGirl

District of Columbia

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great beer in a pint can for $3 @ Argonant on H street in DC! The best ipa deal in the city! IBU 70 & 6.5 etoh. One of my fav beers to driink a lot of. The can is even cute...it reads "we're hoppy" and "you're happy" on each side of the can where the drink hole is.

Serving type: can

05-04-2012 01:58:49 | More by TheHopHeadGirl
Photo of thydarkprevails
thydarkprevails

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Pours a super clear yellow orange. An inch of foamy white head shrinks to cover the top with decent lacing. Aroma is citrus, and mild tropical fruit. Flavor is mild pine, grapefruit, and has a refreshing citrus quality. A somewhat bready malt blends it well. Mouthfeel is thin and a bit sticky. This is a good every day ipa that would be a nice lawn mower beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 13:51:55 | More by thydarkprevails
Photo of poogas
poogas

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

05-03-2012 05:19:51 | More by poogas
Photo of bump8628
bump8628

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery...and the Denver airport, and pretty much everywhere I went in Colorado. A solid IPA. Layered and complex hop flavors. Pine, orange, lime, and thyme. Clean, dry malt, a bit of candy-like sweetness. Perhaps slightly undervalued by the beer community since it's not exploding with hops, but it's extremely well crafted, balanced, and flavorful.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2012 20:46:35 | More by bump8628
Photo of DAVEnHOPS
DAVEnHOPS

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-02-2012 19:46:28 | More by DAVEnHOPS
Photo of PeterOrlando92
PeterOrlando92

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-02-2012 16:41:27 | More by PeterOrlando92
Photo of Danobold
Danobold

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-02-2012 04:10:07 | More by Danobold
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,191 ratings.