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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

5,068 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,068
Reviews: 1,209
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 80
Gots: 735 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.45/5  rDev +18%
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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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a semi-clear, golden straw with slight orange hue. The head is white, one finger thick, good retention, and dissipates into a nice, sticky lacing.

Smell - Smell is of mild citrus hops; pink grapefruit. Very, very faint malt presence. Something about the smell is a bit off-putting. Almost sour.

Taste - As the smell leads, primarily a mildly sweet, mildly bitter grapefruit hoppiness. The malts are present, but subtle: bready nuttiness as found in Fat Tire, but well buried in the distance. Finishes dry and bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Creamy carbonation.

Overall - A fairly simple, straight-forward IPA. Good, but doesn't quite break away from the pack.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of bsp77
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rarely re-review based on serving type, but my can experience was more positive:

Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Clear yellow-gold with foamy white head and impressive lacing lines.

Smell: Citrus, sweet toasted and biscuit malt, maybe slight pine.

Taste: Strong citrus flavor with the expected New Belgium biscuity backbone. Slight spice and pine at the end leading to a decent lingering bitterness. Tastes exactly the way I would expect a New Belgium IPA to taste.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium smooth & creamy body, dry finish.

Overall: While it tastes similar in the can and bottle, the mouthfeel from the can is better and the overall drinkability has simply improved. Still not one of my favorites by a long shot, but quite nice.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 5,068 ratings.