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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

5,060 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,060
Reviews: 1,207
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 80
Gots: 729 | 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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4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Big fan of IPA's. Trying to try them all.

Better on tap than out of the bottle.
Nice color and a very appealing hoppy smell.
Great bitter hoppy flavor. Strong citrus notes.
My one 'problem' if you can call it that is that it lingers in my mouth for long after I drink it. But I really like the flavor so I can't complain too much other than it leaves my mouth feeling a little sticky. Love the hoppy aroma and bitterness. Definitely a winning IPA that I recommend for anyone who likes them.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had many of these last couple years, this review is based of a 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint and enjoyed at 50F.

A - Coppery brown beer with a good amount of off white head, good legs down the glass.

S - Hops all the way.

T - Piney and herbal, bitter and sour. Its hop featured but there is nothing to round it out.

M - Bitter, soapy at times. Has a nice zing to it also though, and a dank aftertaste.

O - In the lower tier of hop-forward IPAs for me, this hop profile doesnt build enough flavor complexity to push it higher.

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4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Translucent golden hue with some visible effervescence and a one finger soapy off-white head. Laces well.

Aroma: Lots of nice hop character. Pineapple, citrus, and grapefruit. A little caramel malt.

Taste: Very bitter throughout which is exactly what I'm looking for in an American IPA. The hop character is interesting because is starts out with sort of west coast tropical fruit flavors and then becomes more piny and earthy in the middle (this is also where the bitterness is the most powerful) and then a healthy mix of both hop profiles in the finish. Some caramel and toffee malt flavor is there to help balance things out but the scale definitely leans towards hoppy and not malty. A lot of flavor packed into a 6.5% ABV IPA. It's aggressive on the palate but not overly so.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with smooth carbonation and good drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Definitely a good IPA and one that I would recommend to any hop head but just not blowing my mind. Would I drink it again? Yes.

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 5,060 ratings.