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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,187 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,187
Reviews: 1,131
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 55
Gots: 326 | 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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Mahlik

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into NB pint glass

A- Pours a transparent golden copper with a two-finger white foamy head. Head dissipates quickly. Good lacing.

S- The hops give this beer an aroma that can be described as piney, floral and slighty citrus. Sweet biscuit malt hangs in the background. A solid hoppy aroma.

T- A nice burst of piney hops, grapefruit and orange hit the palate right off the bat. Sweet caramel and biscuity malts help balance out the flavor some.

M- Medium body with moderate carbonation. The aftertaste is oily and bitter.

O- A quality, everyday IPA. Great hop profile in both the aroma and taste. The beer is well balanced to prevent it from going to far in one direction. For an IPA so readily available, this is pretty solid. Worth picking up a sixer of.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 23:55:56 | More by Mahlik
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garyford

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.9%

02-15-2012 22:29:11 | More by garyford
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jethrodium

California

1.28/5  rDev -66%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

On tap. Pours a clear light amber with a small white head that has decent retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is pine and dank hops, some light caramel, sugar cookie, and a lot of butterscotch. Quite nasty. The taste is sweet with piney and dank hops, caramel, and tons of butterscotch and buttered popcorn. Nasty butterscotch finish with a light bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. This is one of the worst beers I've had. I only had a couple ounces of it. I'm assuming it was a bad batch, but I won't be ordering it again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2012 19:17:34 | More by jethrodium
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theempire

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-15-2012 06:12:50 | More by theempire
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-15-2012 04:25:23 | More by ChaseTheAce
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daant76

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-15-2012 02:38:04 | More by daant76
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beerbrute

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-14-2012 22:08:41 | More by beerbrute
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Kornoms

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-13-2012 16:32:13 | More by Kornoms
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vencad

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-13-2012 06:42:12 | More by vencad
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1Adam12

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-13-2012 05:26:33 | More by 1Adam12
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TaySuth

California

3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

13NOV11

Appearance: Light amber in color with a little over a one finger head that leaves behind decent lacing.

Smell: Nice aroma. Plentiful hops lend a bouquet of orange with hints of grapefruit, pine, and maybe even some apple.

Taste: A good amount of bitterness is noticed first with hoppy citrus lingering after the swallow. Good but not great.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation and a very nice body.

Overall: Not in the same category as the top IPA's but still a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 07:31:50 | More by TaySuth
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dugly2ugly

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-12-2012 01:08:48 | More by dugly2ugly
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is a clear medium gold with a thick one finger tan head with excellent retention and excellent lacing.

Smells of piny hops with a touch of citrus thrown in. A little bit of malt sneaks in as well.

The hops hit you up front with wonderful pine and a bit of earthyness. A touch of grainy malt comes in afterwards along with a moderate bitterness that lingers through the drying finish.

Overall, this is a great IPA that has wide availability and is priced good. It's a staple that I would always feel comfortable going back to.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 23:35:27 | More by rangerred
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Chrilano

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-11-2012 02:47:34 | More by Chrilano
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crowsoup

California

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice orange pour, dumping pine and hop scent all over the place. More malt behind the hops than I expected, but that's not a bad thing this time around. Really crispy and tight with a dry backbone to it. It's a super popular brew around here and relatively easy to come by in a pinch. Well priced but not well traveled. I'm happy to know I have this as an option at all times.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 02:43:10 | More by crowsoup
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bsu2005

Indiana

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

Poured a fresh bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Slightly orange, with a golden copper tint. Nice 3 finger head that left lacing throughout the entire drink. Fairly clear body.

S: Very pungent, fresh hops. Slightly citrus with a hint of pine and malts.

T: Very bitter hoppy flavor up front. Finishes smoothly with a nice malty flavor. Very standard and solid American IPA.

M: Light with moderate carbonation. Very easy on the palate.

O: Having drank Ranger multiple times on tap and bottle, NBB has once again brewed a solid, drinkable brew. Nothing fancy here, just a straight forward IPA that's very sessionable! After comparing tap and bottle, tap is better, but both are outstanding. Nice job NBB!

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 01:50:04 | More by bsu2005
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drewloc

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-10-2012 16:03:48 | More by drewloc
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aval89

California

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by May 6, 2012. Reviewed on Feb 10, 2012.

A: golden orange, leaning towards light copper. Full finger of tight head that turns soapy but leaves lacing. Clear body.

S: orange/mandarin right up front. Pineapple & mango as well. It does have a little malt backbone along with some pine.

T: upfront is a quick citrus/bitter grapefruit taste. Middle of the mouth is a nice tropical fruit medley. Very nice. Back end the malt comes through a bit. Just enough to not make it one dimensional. Also some grassy/earthy bitterness with a slight minty flavor. Lingering hop resin.

Mf: medium body with a smooth carbonation.

O: this beer has grown on me a lot. A staple for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 10:44:45 | More by aval89
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

02-10-2012 04:27:25 | More by ScubaSteve00
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DirtyDanglr66

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

02-10-2012 02:05:14 | More by DirtyDanglr66
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CopperTopBrews

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-10-2012 01:04:27 | More by CopperTopBrews
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Hoolihan

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-09-2012 23:47:16 | More by Hoolihan
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LambicKing

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

02-09-2012 21:25:24 | More by LambicKing
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thomismydad

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-09-2012 17:04:16 | More by thomismydad
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hackomal

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-09-2012 16:56:32 | More by hackomal
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
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