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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,670 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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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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Photo of drewloc
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

drewloc, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of aval89
4.1/5  rDev +9%
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.

aval89, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of ScubaSteve00
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

ScubaSteve00, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of DirtyDanglr66
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

DirtyDanglr66, Feb 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

CopperTopBrews, Feb 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Hoolihan, Feb 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

LambicKing, Feb 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

thomismydad, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of hackomal
4/5  rDev +6.4%

hackomal, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of nate714
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle.
A: a darker copper color. nice big white head.
S: light hops with alot of earthy piney tones.
T: tastes like it smells. earthy tones over ride the hoppy taste.
M: easy to drink feel. smooth could easily chug it.
O: a decent ipa. good begginer ipa. not bitter at all.

nate714, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of hippityhophead24
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

hippityhophead24, Feb 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

JCanarecci, Feb 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

hannydawg, Feb 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

40ontarget, Feb 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +33%

rusty3335, Feb 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Fitzmke, Feb 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

hokewi, Feb 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Bob320, Feb 07, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

Klif, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Vicsvapo, Feb 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

BeerCigar, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Kenai4, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of jsanford
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass.

A - Pours a hazy dark gold with a fluffy white head that settles to a generous cap, leaving behind rings of lacing.
S - Fresh and pungent floral hop aromas of grapefruit, pineapple, pine resin, and mandarin orange peel with a very light malt backbone.
T - Moderate hop flavors of grapefruit, pine resin, orange peel, and fresh-cut grass with a touch of sweet biscuit malt and a fairly long lasting bitter finish. Very nicely balanced, and easily one of the most drinkable IPAs on the market.
M - Smooth and crisp, with a medium body and great carbonation.
O - One of my go-to IPAs, especially when it's this fresh. Just a great, unpretentious year-round brew!

jsanford, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of IPA1978
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one of my go to IPA's that is a staple in my fridge.

A- rich copper with a two finger head that dissipates slowly and leaves nice lacing behind.

S- smells of fresh grassy, piney hops and sweet malt

T- Starts off with some nice piney, floral, citrus hops and the sweet caramel and the typical NB biscuity malt follows and those hops linger for some time.

M- medium body with smooth carbonation.

O- A great all round American IPA for hop heads after some fresh piney hops.

IPA1978, Feb 05, 2012
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3.84/5  rDev +2.1%

jakea, Feb 05, 2012
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,670 ratings.