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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,632 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,632
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 66
Gots: 496 | 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:
70 IBU

(Beer added by: brownbeer on 12-30-2009)
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Photo of KTCamm
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light amber with 1/4 inch of white foam. Lots of lacing throughout. Strong grassy pine smell. Classic west coast IPA smell. Juicy hopped taste with long lasting bitter close. Really well balanced, tasty and smooth.

Another win from NBBC.

KTCamm, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of jheezee
5/5  rDev +33%

jheezee, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of wiscokid920
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

wiscokid920, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of bubseymour
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - yellowish orange clear beer with nice head and retention

Smell - A superb scent! Hops scream out of the glass pine and citrus!

Taste - Very flavorful and very hoppy but not too bitter.

Mouthfeel - full bodied and nice

Overall- A very nice American IPA that is flavorful yet fairly easy on the pallet.

bubseymour, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Rusty18
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Rusty18, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Popp24
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Popp24, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Dirtyrat91740
5/5  rDev +33%

Dirtyrat91740, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Unchi
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Unchi, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of RobertTheRogue
4/5  rDev +6.4%

RobertTheRogue, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev +6.4%

BMart, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of kornkid8600
4/5  rDev +6.4%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of dwaz
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
Photo of spencerharkins
5/5  rDev +33%

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

Spunky, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of Mtnbeerman
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
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

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

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

ThirdEyePA, Dec 05, 2011
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,632 ratings.