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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,538 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,538
Reviews: 1,151
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 66
Gots: 463 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Jemenhiser, Jul 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

birddawg, Jul 24, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear pale amber with nice foamy white head, with good retention. Nice hop aroma, floral and fruity with a nice citrus backing, again it's refreshing not to get hit in the head with a bag of citrus on every IPA. Well bitter as I would expect, with more pine than I noticed in the nose. Floral and citrus and herbal as well. Would like a little more maltiness. Mouthfeel is crisp and puckering, yet decently balanced.

IllNate, Jul 24, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 22oz bottle from Finksburg Liquors, MD, into a drinking glass.

A: A good IPA look. A light amber, with visible carbonation, though only a half-finger head. I like my IPAs to look bright and crisp, and this is that.

S: Definitely weak here. Subdued nose that's much heavier and mustier than I would like, especially from an IPA. But, as with all of my reviews, I have to acknowledge my weak sense of smell.

T: Defies the nose and rises like a pro. Delightful hop taste with some serious pine, and a light floral note.

M: Stellar IPA. Sits on the tongue just right, a decent amount of hop-tingle for a single.

O: Good stuff. The nose, I think, is an anomaly, and if you can't smell like I can't smell, no problem! Well done, New Belgium.

beerme626, Jul 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

funkymas, Jul 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ortie, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

durlta, Jul 23, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice clear copper color with good head and lacing. More lacing then anticipated.

S - Strong smell of pine, grapefruit and lemon/herbal smell. Bright, crisp smell.

T - For an IPA with only 70 IBUs the hops are strong and forward. Clean crisp taste, with a strong orange bitter aftertaste.

M - light body, and moderately carbonated.

o - Sure beats Fat Tire, but not as good as New Belgiums sours. Good IPA that is light, crisp and refreshing while balancing a hop forward IPA.

GetMeAnIPA, Jul 22, 2012
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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,538 ratings.