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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

5,111 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,111
Reviews: 1,216
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 81
Gots: 754 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 5,111 | Reviews: 1,216
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a nice clear-golden color with a 1 1/2 finger head that fades slowly with nice lacing.

S: Piney and citrus hop aroma, but not overpowering. Somewhat grassy also.

T: Lots of pine and citrus flavors with some malt flavors in the end.

M: Decent carbonation and not too heavy. About right for an IPA.

O: Very good IPA... especially for the price. Not overly bitter and quite drinkable. A great session IPA. I'm very excited to get some cans of it to drink by the pool next summer.

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Reviewed from notes

A: Very nice-looking orange color, white head sitting on top, and plenty of carbonation rising from the bottom.

S: Piney, some citrus, and a little malt

T: Lots of fresh pine, some lemon peel, small splash of grapefruit, and a little bit of earthiness. While all this is going on, the malts sit in the back. This is what I want.

M: Well-carbonated, nice body, just about right for an IPA

O: This is a great IPA at a great price. I would gladly have this again (and I'm sure I will).

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber brown with a light white head. It has a subtle floral bop scent, definitely delightful. Mouth feel is medium with the bitterness apparent. Flavor is grapefruity with solid hop. Good bitter hop aftertaste that's just the perfect strength.

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