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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

4,976 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,976
Reviews: 1,190
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 72
Gots: 661 | 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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the beer that hooked me on IPAs. One of my favorites, if not my favorite beer (though I haven't been all over the country/world). Poured into a short flute glass.

Appearance: Very attractive pale amber color, with a finger and a half of wonderfully creamy, off-white head. It makes for medium lacing all the way down the glass.

Smell: Anyone order hops?

Taste: Starts bitter, then you get a little citrus, then ends bitter. The alcohol isn't overwhelming. A more educated tongue than mine would do it justice. I just think it taste's great.

Mouthfeel: Just the right consistency. Carbonation is spot on.

Overall: If you like IPAs, its a winner. It tastes great, has some nice alcohol content (makes for a nice session, if you've got nowhere to be the next day), and it's also affordable. I compare most IPAs I try to Ranger.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured with a one inch fizzy carbonated head and tons of lacing. The color was orangish, and resembled an apple cider, which was not particularly pretty. The scent was subtle and floral, with stereo-typical hoppiness but what a beautiful scent that is. This tasted of hops with floral notes, duh, but it is so perfect for what I expect in an IPA. If you have had SN IPA than you have had Ranger, and that's high praise.

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

Bottle into mug

A...perfectly clear yellow with a tinge of orange hue when held to light with a white two diner head. Very little lacing.

S...surprisingly malty in the aroma dept. Very small hint of the hops that I know are in here.

T...nicely balanced. Just the right balance of hops, malt and yeast. Hits you first with a little bit of biscuit then reminds you its an ipa with a nice bitternessand mild citrus. Balanced very well, it all works together instead of one flavor popping out at you.

M...nice carbo on this one. Crisp mouthfeel, nothing too heavy.

O...very good beer. Balanced enough to go down easy but has enough flavor that you want to savor it. Must try, especially in the folley pack. Killer deal for a 12er of some nice brews.

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,976 ratings.