Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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4,906 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,906
Reviews: 1,174
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 70
Gots: 619 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle, no glass needed.

Ranger is a fantastic weekend IPA. Strong hoppy taste but not overpowering as it lingers only mildly. The reason I call it a weekend IPA is because the taste is rich enough I really wouldn’t want it any old day. As far as IPAs go I’d put it upper middle-range, definitely not top-tier but better than your average.

In my professional opinion this beer does not go very well with chocolate cake.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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1/5  rDev -73.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into NB pint glass

A- Pours a transparent golden copper with a two-finger white foamy head. Head dissipates quickly. Good lacing.

S- The hops give this beer an aroma that can be described as piney, floral and slighty citrus. Sweet biscuit malt hangs in the background. A solid hoppy aroma.

T- A nice burst of piney hops, grapefruit and orange hit the palate right off the bat. Sweet caramel and biscuity malts help balance out the flavor some.

M- Medium body with moderate carbonation. The aftertaste is oily and bitter.

O- A quality, everyday IPA. Great hop profile in both the aroma and taste. The beer is well balanced to prevent it from going to far in one direction. For an IPA so readily available, this is pretty solid. Worth picking up a sixer of.

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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1.28/5  rDev -66%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

On tap. Pours a clear light amber with a small white head that has decent retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is pine and dank hops, some light caramel, sugar cookie, and a lot of butterscotch. Quite nasty. The taste is sweet with piney and dank hops, caramel, and tons of butterscotch and buttered popcorn. Nasty butterscotch finish with a light bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. This is one of the worst beers I've had. I only had a couple ounces of it. I'm assuming it was a bad batch, but I won't be ordering it again.

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,906 ratings.