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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,496 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,496
Reviews: 1,146
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 62
Gots: 455 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

dwaz, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of barleyroad
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is gold in color and clear.Smell is sweet hoppy. Mouthfeel is bitter on tongue and dry to the mouth, nice. Taste is sweet to the mouth and dry; this is a very nice tasting IPA. Good clean finsh. Overall this is a real impressive beer one we feel will only get better as we will have to have one more. Will go great with ribs or just a good old T-Bone.

barleyroad, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of steveh
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled this beer in the past, just never took the time for a review.

22 ounce bomber, poured into an Imperial pint. Best by 11 Sep 11 on the label... maybe that was the reason for the gusher on opening?

A -- Slightly hazy, orange color with a dense, white head.

S -- Piny & citrus nose. Touch of lemon zest too.

T -- Great balance of citrus character and biscuit malt up front -- then the piny, resiny bitterness follows through at the back and aftertaste. The biscuit malt comes through in the end in a lightly sweet way.

M -- Mouthfeel is crisp with a light to medium light body.

O -- Overall, this is a good, every day drinker for anyone craving some hop character without wanting to get hit over the head. It's hoppier than most Pale Ales, but definitely not one to scare away the meek. In a league with Red Hook and Goose Island, this IPA flies under the radar, but brings the right character to the table.

steveh, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

columbiankramer, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

fergster75, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33%

spencerharkins, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Spunky, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Mtnbeerman, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of mjpolzin
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just okay. Not a bad IPA, not a great one either. I generally really like IPAs so I am going to always score them a little higher. This one was just missing some of the nice piney, citrusy bite that I really like in a good IPA. Since I am not partial to this brewery, I don't think I will have this one again anytime soon.

mjpolzin, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

kjkinsey, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

TrickkyGangsta, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Keemohoppy, Dec 05, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ThirdEyePA, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

PlinytheFarter, Dec 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Kevin79, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jmfc8237, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

mrshoes, Dec 04, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ejw127, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

forummember, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33%

PhatAtUT, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33%

Bellabananas, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of PhageLab
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a weizen glass.

A - Gorgeous pale golden coloration topped with a pillowy layer of froth. Retention was nice and layered.

S - Big grapefruit nose, very citrusy and very hoppy. If anything else is present, it is definitely overshadowed.

T - Hop bomb with big citrus notes. Not particularly balanced, but I'm not sure it was intended to be. Loads of grapefruit.

M - Light bodied with a mellow carbonation level. Slightly oily feel to it, and the finish was moderately dry.

D - Very tasty and highly drinkable. Will revisit this gem of an IPA without a doubt. I'd mark this one as a must try.

PhageLab, Dec 03, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Beefytits4, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33%

33nickadams, Dec 03, 2011
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,496 ratings.