Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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4,910 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,910
Reviews: 1,175
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 70
Gots: 622 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a mug at Olde Town Pub. From notes.

A: Pours a typical golden amber/copper color with a one finger, off white head with average retention and lacing.

S: This smells like it's more citric in its hop character than the bottled version, which is a good thing. Nicely hoppy, but not overbearing.

T: A nice initial salvo of tropical fruits (grapefruit, mango, apricot) is by far the best part of this. This flavor gives way to a malty mid-taste and a subtle finishing bitterness. Balanced like an IPA should be.

M: Medium bodied with moderate finishing dryness and carbonation. Quite refreshing.

O: Wow, this is definitely much better on tap rather than out of the bottle.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a clear golden yellow pour with 2 fingers of white fluffy head and great amounts of lacing.smells like grass, pine, honey. bitter burnt tire taste up front followed by a malty-hoppy floral sweet taste. this is a very well balanced ipa with a light-medium body, nice fizzy carbonation, a great taste, great appearance and great smell. new belgium got it down right.

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

Bought a pint bottle from work yesterday after a looong shift. Poured into a US standard pint glass.

A - Pale, golden yellow with a thick, slightly creamy head that dissolves into a nice residual foam. Beautiful lacing and a steady stream of bubbles from the bottom. 4.5

S - Strong hop scent with a hint of grapefruit and lemon zest. Beautiful smell, honestly I might be addicted to it. 4.5

T - Slightly sweet flavor at the beginning that dissolves into a well-balanced, hoppy aftertaste. Flavor at the middle of the tongue is really complex and hard to describe, but it manages to bridge the beginning and end together extraordinarily well. 4.5

M - Crisp and lightly carbonated, and the bitterness of the hops leaves a tangy, dry flavor on the back of the tongue. 4.0

O - New Belgium's Ranger is one of the most balanced IPAs I've had. Hoppy flavor isn't overpowering at all and is easy to put down without feeling jipped. 4.5

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,910 ratings.