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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

5,111 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,111
Reviews: 1,216
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 81
Gots: 753 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 5,111 | Reviews: 1,216
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2 finger cotton white head which stuck around and left lacing sticking to to the rim of my tulip. Honey colored body with medium carbonation bubbles making their way to the top. Piney,fruity and citrus on the nose. Orange peel and apricot as well.The potent grassy, medicinal aroma is outstanding. Taste followed closey behind. Hoppy taste with a bitterness that sticks around from start to finish. Some lime zest and orange peel in the taste. Apricot punches you in the face. Finishes dry and leaves the palate soaked in flavor.

This is a re-review from a Ranger that I had about 6 months ago. IMO, it was outdated and the liquor store which I had purchased it still decided to sell it, giving my first review a rather unpleasant overall score. This time around its a different ball park. Rich in flavor, aroma, and has a lot to offer for the hop heads. Enjoy this one, because I sure as hell did.

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Served from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass with almost exactly an inch of head, which I have to admit is hard for me to do half the time.

A: Light golden with medium lacing. Lightest cloudyness I've ever noticed, to be honest. It's not cloudy, but it's there.

S: Sweeter than it tastes. Mid hoppiness. Slight pine, malt and barley, but an overall heavy floral. Smells near-excellent.

T: Sharp piney hoppiness. A bit of grain and chew. Pleasant for a 'New Belgum' brew. Very little sweetness, if any, which I think it could use a *slight* bit of sweetness. Top secret 6.5% ABV, which they hide to confuse the alcoholics.

M: Medium thick but finishes very dry. Moderate to upper carbination. Slight chew.

O: Certainly my favorite New Belgium brew. I'm very satisfied for the price. It's a great and solid IPA, although nothing to write home about. I am VERY satisfied given the circumstances and that it comes from such a large distributer. I will cetainly purchase this again.

Good Job!

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