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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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4,779 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,779
Reviews: 1,164
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 68
Gots: 563 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

AlexM, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

whartontallboy, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

KimenTshom, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of OremLK
2.58/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured a cold one from a sampler case into a chalice and let warm for a few minutes.

A: Pours golden, medium head which quickly fades, soft bubbles as you drink through the glass.

S: Pine, pine, citrus, more pine. Pine smell is too strong to be appealing. Would've liked more balance with the citrus.

T: Solid initially. Medium bitterness, nice hoppy citrus/pine at the start. Not much malt backing, but fine for the style. The problem comes in with the aftertaste. It is VERY strong pine and follows the smell. After a burp I feel like I've just eaten a whole plate full of pine needles. Honestly kind of gross.

M: Perfect carbonation. A nice, drinkable pale ale in terms of the mouthfeel.

Overall: Not a big fan. Too much pine going on here, as I mentioned before. I don't think I will have another. I hope the amber and the Snow Day are better beers as I wasn't a fan of this one or the Trippel (due to the overwhelming coriander taste, but that's for another review).

OremLK, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

cerunincos, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of tone77
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very hoppy, a touch of citrus. Taste is piney hops up front, light citrus notes, a mild malt balance. Feels medium bodied in the mouth ansd overall is an enjoyable beer.

tone77, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

leediehr, Dec 31, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33%

Runofthemiller, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of CamuMahubah
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ranger...Colorado Rangers...wait a minute...that's a different show I think...

Like the show...this beer is "la tee da"...

It's golden. It smells of jubilant hoppy gushness. I tastes rather average. It leaves me with a sweetish aftertaste. It's just not a good punch in the face like an American I.P.A. should be. This ain't too bad I reckon. I'd rather have this than a standard pale ale anyday but I have had deluxe pale ales...and by "deluxe" I mean the kind you have one sip off you know they is "deluxe"...kick this beer's booty...

That said it was the hoppiest beer at the gas station today. So I filled up and grabbed a sixxer and I'm gonna drink 'em. Gonna let the next two warm up a bit.

I edited to give this beer some mouthfeel points...cause I had no idea there be 6.5 ponies per beer! Hidden very well! Ahhh...I'm starting to see where the love was...hidden like an Army Ranger in a Ghille suit...GOT YA NB!

CamuMahubah, Dec 30, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle picked up at Tasty Beverage Co. in Raleigh, NC.

A- Pours oily golden, finger thick white head, lots of lace, crystal clear, glowing

S- Tropical citrus, pine, grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, slightly herbal

T- Orange rind, citrus, solid malt backbone but hops hold their own. Very well balanced.

M- Medium body but crisp, perfect medium carbonation, slightly oily, prickly/peppery finish. 

O- Everything I want in an IPA.  Well balanced, flavorful, very drinkable. Hopefully New Belgium's east coast expansion means we'll be seeing this in FL in the near future.

xpdrinker, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

estes42, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

scottyu27, Dec 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

cycoduck, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

airforceale, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

groovingrover32, Dec 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

thatdirtymick, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Shilt, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Skye1024, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Lantern, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

rhoer06, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

HoistinBrews, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

debuscher22, Dec 26, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

cdwil, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ShwarzAl3r, Dec 26, 2011
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,779 ratings.