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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,178 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,178
Reviews: 1,131
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 55
Gots: 323 | 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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caedmon2

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-25-2011 22:29:26 | More by caedmon2
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that has good retention properties and left thick lacing running down the sides of the glass and a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderately strong aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose (grapefruit stands out in particular) along with some hints of floral hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste is very citrusy ans has a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very well balanced. It has a good amount of hop flavors but isn't overly bitter and is easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 20:45:52 | More by metter98
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-25-2011 07:15:44 | More by duceswild
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GolamKovach

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-25-2011 03:01:42 | More by GolamKovach
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adrian21

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-24-2011 21:53:03 | More by adrian21
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bought a bomber of this for $2.99. IPA's are my favorite style by far, but this one was a bit out of balance for me. Great hoppiness to it and bitter to the max, but it's almost too much and doesn't make for a smooth finish. It's definitely good for a hop fix, but it becomes difficult to even drink without the malts to back it up. Good deal, and pretty good IPA.. but if it was balanced this could be a really good one.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 18:54:38 | More by oriolesfan4
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beerguy36

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-24-2011 18:20:05 | More by beerguy36
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Sdesenberg

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a "Folly Pack" of 4 different New Belgium beers from Meijer's for about 12 dollars A very drinkable, sessionable IPA. Unobtrusive, crisp and easy to drink, but with good solid hop flavor and follow through. Very hoppy smell. Sharp and aromatic. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 03:36:02 | More by Sdesenberg
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced and left some great lacing on the side of the glass. It's a very clear orange with some bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: citrus and grapefruit on the nose. All followed by sweet malts.

Taste: More of that grapefruit and citrus in the taste. Nice caramel malts balance this beer out well. Even noticing some bready malts too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, medium carbonation, medium to full bodied.

Overall: Well, I enjoyed this beer out in Denver last week and happy it made it back here to Boston in my suitcase. Will be requesting some friends to bring home some bottles of this if they are passing through. A very well balanced and easy drinking IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 02:32:40 | More by Flounder57
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Deiley

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

12-24-2011 02:03:13 | More by Deiley
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jophish17

Georgia

2/5  rDev -46.9%

12-24-2011 00:00:32 | More by jophish17
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MyKroberts237

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-23-2011 21:51:01 | More by MyKroberts237
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StinkyPickleChz

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-23-2011 04:17:40 | More by StinkyPickleChz
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-23-2011 03:18:59 | More by TXhomebrewer
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mcdsports

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-23-2011 03:10:14 | More by mcdsports
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CelticAleMan

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-22-2011 23:44:21 | More by CelticAleMan
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jkanavel

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: a little boring to look at. pretty amber-straw color, little bubbles floating around.

S: Grapefruit, vegetal greenness. Oily hop funk. Gives me the munchies.

A little Carmel-ish on the back.

T: Very dry, hoppy, bitter, fresh, sharp, not much malt backbone, but thats okay it works well.

M: Very nice carbonation, just about perfect for an IPA I believe. Very very smooth, but with a little bit of bubbly sharpness to it.

Medium bodied, very rich for such a dry beer.

O: This is a great brew, but really not really distinct in the world of IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 05:53:21 | More by jkanavel
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marshrat63

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-22-2011 03:51:55 | More by marshrat63
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-22-2011 00:44:19 | More by DrinkingDrake
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Tedwarhc

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-21-2011 22:40:15 | More by Tedwarhc
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-21-2011 17:02:39 | More by fizzyted
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RadicalEdward

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-21-2011 07:22:12 | More by RadicalEdward
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fox227

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-21-2011 01:48:07 | More by fox227
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AJN136

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

12-20-2011 21:23:54 | More by AJN136
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czernobog

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-20-2011 20:10:43 | More by czernobog
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,178 ratings.