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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

4,996 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,996
Reviews: 1,193
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 75
Gots: 682 | 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: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Easily one of the best forming & retaining heads I've seen with excellent lacing. It's a clear amber/gold/pale brown all at the same time.

S - It's a unique smell and at first it caught me a little off guard as I was pouring it because there's a pretty sharp astringent scent underneath the rich hops and citrus.

T - Full of citrusy hops, some pine notes, a little bit toasted/carmel , lots of spices (I can't pick out the specific ones), that sharp scent is present but mixed in better than the smell, and it finishes nice and dry.

M - My favorite feel to a beer. Smooth body and a smooth head with some good carbonation, but nothing too bubbly.

O - It's definitely a great beer but as far as IPA's go, it wasn't a stellar standout. Definitely something I'd have again gladly.

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12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint. Best before May 13, 2012.

A - Pours a totally transparent pale straw color. The initial one finger bright white head dies quickly and leaves a decent, sporadic lacing.

S - HUGE floral hops on the nose. Some underlying "pilsner-like" malt aroma, but mostly floral hops and mandarin orange. Very pleasant.

T - More of the same from the nose. Starts off with lavender floral hops and sweet clementine citrus. Big bitter bite on the finish and some lingering pine hops on the aftertaste. Not much sweetness or malt presence, but also not a huge hop bomb.

M - On the thinner side with light moderate carbonation.

O - Not a terribly complex IPA, but pretty drinkable with good floral and citrus presence. Cheap and decent, but nothing that stands out in the massive world of IPAs.

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,996 ratings.