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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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4,670 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,670
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 66
Gots: 512 | 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:
70 IBU

(Beer added by: brownbeer on 12-30-2009)
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Troville1990, Jun 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Jasoncpace, Jun 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

g_jenkins, Jun 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

powpig2002, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of TheCondor
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Side poured with standard vigor from a bottle into a tulip.

Appearance - Pours a relatively clear golden color with a nice big, pillowy white head about two fingers worth that sticks around for some time. Leaves outstanding lacing.

Smell - Pine, grapefruit, citrus and orange peel, herbal essences as well. There is a slight hint of a malt background, not much though.

Taste - Bitter hop assault from start to finish. Much like the nose, the hops dominate every aspect of the brew. As it warms, it gets even more bitter. It's true to style, but I generally like to drink IPA's relatively quick.

Mouthfeel - This beer is certainly carbonated, to say the least. Finishes pretty clean and bitter, with adequate carbonation.

Overall - This is a decent IPA. Nothing to freak out about, a good go-to, sessionable, easily accessible, and well-priced IPA most can enjoy. I likely won't buy it again (just because I don't drink many IPAs) but I would certainly drink it again, albeit faster this time. Good beer overall

TheCondor, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of Stirling
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Stirling, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of tomnoble
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful tight stark white head that rose about an inch above the glass without falling. Heavy lacing that trailed to the bottom of the glass. Earthy aroma after the pour. Nicely balanced and uncomplicated hop profile. Consistent from the beginning to end and very easily drinkable. A smallish IPA at 6.5% leaves plenty of room for more.

tomnoble, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of GroovyDeus
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am not a fan of big IPA's - particularly american IPA's, but this was given to me from a friend returning from out of state.

Appearance: Clear/golden with a nice white head and good carbonation

Smell: All I get here is funky pine/grapefruit. Like a hammer.

Taste: Again, I am not a huge hophead - and this is on the edge of unpleasant to me...but I kept going back to it. It flirts with the edge of bitter but keeps it really interesting with a balance of malt/herbal and floral notes. Interesting enough to keep me wanting more.

Mouthfeel: Light and dry with a long, semi-sweet finish

Overall: NB remarks that this is a 'sessionable' beer...@ 6.5% I wouldn't go that far. This is however, an amazingly interesting beer - good introduction for the hop novice on what notes the simcoe and cascade hops can bring to the party.

Serving type: can

GroovyDeus, Jun 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

FuselGuy, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

DrewBurch, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

wdarcy77, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jimelee108, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of blaapple
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoy this beer. The hop aroma is awesome, the mouthfeel still packs a bunch but isn't overly heavy. This is a great "go-to" IPA if you aren't feeling too adventurous.

The beer has a nice dark golden appearance with a good head and very good lacing.

Overall, I'd recommend this beer to any IPA-lover and definitely will continue buying myself.

blaapple, Jun 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

diehl07, Jun 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Thehopluver, Jun 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Arborescence, Jun 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

rondufresne, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Clear light orange color. Two and a half fingers of frothy white head. Retention is good and a small amount of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Mix of herbal, pine, and citrus hops. Orange, pineapple, and pine are strongest. Lightly bready, but clean overall.

3.5 T: Like the nose. Orange, pineapple, and pine. Moderate bitterness. Light breadiness and caramel.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess. Good enough.

3.5 D: Easy drinking IPA.

DavoleBomb, Jun 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jonnybraddock, Jun 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

rcatalano, Jun 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

beestes, Jun 21, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.4%

Cormega, Jun 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

TDintino, Jun 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

dmadsen, Jun 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

djtomain, Jun 21, 2012
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
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