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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

4,982 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,982
Reviews: 1,191
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 73
Gots: 664 | 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:
Beer added by: brownbeer on 12-30-2009

70 IBU
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear pale gold with 2" of frothy white head that leaves generous lacing.

Pine resin, orange pith, and bready malt smell.

This packs a nice bitter punch and still has a good malt backbone. Same tastes as the scents.

Creamy and smooth mouthfeel.

This is probably my favorite New Belgium beer. A solid IPA all around.

Photo of MattyG85
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16 oz. can into a New Belgium Globe glass. Date on bottom of can says 15 Jul 12.

Appearance: Pours a deep and clear amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of white head with decent retention. Leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A nicely strong and vibrant mix of citrus hops and herbal grassy hops. Good hints of grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and lemon. Some pine resin and grassy hops lingering around. Also a good background of caramel malts. Smells like a good and fresh hoppy IPA.

Taste: Like the aroma, but maybe not quite as strong with the hops. Citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, orange, lemon, and pineapple. Light hints of pine resin. Hops are also fairly grassy. Good backbone of lightly sweet caramel malts. Hop forward taste but well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Somewhat chewy, juicy, and very drying finish.

Overall: A solid American IPA. Hop forward but not overly bitter. Well balanced by the malts.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whoo. An interesting IPA to be sure.

Potent hit of hop and malt right up front. The aftertaste is a weaker malt with a bit of a citrus piney hop that leaves a crisp finish.

...okay so its not THAT interesting. But the flavors agree with me, its almost drinks like a DIPA or AIPA in some respects. I wasn't expecting it to be this strong or smooth. Its highly drinkable and a solid IPA. If you like IPA's, definitely worth a try.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16 oz. can of New Belgium Ranger poured into a Sculpin pint glass, consumed on 4/24/12. Best by date: 7/22/12.

A- Crystal clear! Most definitely filtered, you can bet that! Golden-amber body with some bright yellow highlights. Nice one finger off-white head with good retention, eventually fades to a nice crown that sticks around to the end. Spotty lacing.

S- In the can it smells like a Cascade citrus bomb, then comes a little pine and sweet malt. Once poured it stays about the same, smells good. Once it warms, some very light tropical fruit notes and bready malt.

T- Pine & citrus, orange pith/peel bitterness, maybe a hint a grapefruit. Moderate to moderate-high bitterness. Decent amount of pale malt that hangs around through the finish. Much like the smell, once warm, some tropical notes emerge, mango maybe??

M- Medium-light body, only slightly thin. Moderate carbonation. Finish is fairly dry. Run-of-the-mill mouthfeel really.

O- A solid IPA from New Belgium.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks go to Kegatron for gifting me with this pounder can. Poured into a standard pint glass, this brew appears a perfectly clear color of pale gold with a yellowish stained cap that is more than a finger strong and is composed of rather large bubbles. As the cap fades, it leaves some patches of lacing effect on the glass.

The aroma is minorly pine-like and herbal with a grassy inclusion of hops that blends into a bit of a mineral aspect. Mild hints of citrus and some faint candy sweetness scent. This brew is all about the hops in the aroma and while it isn't bold and aromatic, it is concise, mild and enjoyable without fault.

The taste is minorly bitter with some faint herbal grassy quality that blends into herbs, a bit of pine and some mineral to citrus notes. A bit of toasty grain is present making this a nicely balanced ipa without any residual sweetness. The backend has some rindy notes of bitter peel that are a cross between grapefruit and/or orange with a hint of cheese and sulfur.

This is a light bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is crisp and easy drinking. Not an ipa that is groundbreaking or something to sell a kidney over but this is something fitting of the style and something I would reach for to drink effortlessly while doing yardwork. Thanks for sharing Heath!

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3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3



A - A good one finger off white head, an amber quality to the beer.

S - To me this was the best part about the beer. I smelled very strong floral and citrus notes a first, with some onion.

T - Almost nothing at the front, but towards the middle i tasted a some good hop feel, with a clean bitter finish.

M - a light bodied beer, very smooth

O - Nothing I would buy again but it had some good qualities. The nose was the best part for me.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
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