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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

5,070 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,070
Reviews: 1,209
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 80
Gots: 738 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow gold. Some great lacing on top of a hit or miss few finger of white head.

Nose is pleasant. Floral, soft bitter, very clean, some evergreen characteristics.

Taste is about as smooth as you can ask for as far as IPAs go. Extremely balanced and contained. The appropriate flavors make an appearance but nothing really takes a lead role.

As mentioned, this is about the most drinkable IPA that I can think of. Perhaps the original 'session IPA'?

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

Best by 7/22/12

Poured from a tall boy can in a CBS snifter.

A: Pours a clear pale orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head with good retention and lacing.

S: A lot of caramel malt up front with a nice blend of citrus and pine mixed in.

T: There is a nice balance between the caramel malt, citrus and pine up front. More pine and bitterness come through in the finish. Some breadiness in there as well. Dry and clean.

M: Pretty spot on for the style. Nice moderate body with moderate carbonation.

Overall this a very solid IPA. Nicely balanced and easy to drink. This is my first New Belgium brew and I'm enjoying it!

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

Served many times in bottle and draft, this is reviewed from a draft pour at Gusano's in 3/13. Poured into a standard large shaker. It's a burnished brass color with excellent light penetration and great clarity. Pillowed with lots of pure white head and sticky lacing all over the glass. It's an overall very fine looking beer. The nose is a bouquet of hops, full of pine and citrus oil that's a good smell for a good IPA. Malt is very subdued overall. The taste is very indicative of the nose as well. It has strong bittering without being overly harsh, very much like orange rind and smacking with some citrus fruit juice as well. Bittering is well done and finishes strong. Full mouthfeel with good carbonation overall. I think this beer is a very quality representation of a good IPA. It's a good standard of the style and does well what it sets out to do.

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