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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

5,056 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,056
Reviews: 1,205
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 79
Gots: 727 | 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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Photo of blakelive784
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a pint glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a transparent copper golden color with a thin half finger, white head. Pretty generic.

S - Fresh spicy and floral hops dominate. Caramel and candies sugar show too. Smells very well balanced and quite inviting. The freshness if the beer is evident

T - the balance in this beer is phenomenal. It's not an ibu quest like most; rather a balanced, fair attempt at the style. The floral perfumy hops blend with the crystal malt nicely. Property spice is evident as well. It's not ground breaking, but I appreciate it nonetheless.

M - light bodied, crisp and dry. Pretty good.

D - a pretty good beer overall. I'd have it again.

Photo of BillH200174
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden amber with a small white head that left a lot of lacing. Very hoppy aroma with pine, citrus, sweet malt, slightly floral and earthy. Flavor has a very strong hoppy bitter leaf bite up front that fades to a mild orange, strong pine and mild caramel malt middle finishing with a pronounced doughy/biscuit ending. Body was modest.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Norsican
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Etan
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Libbey tall tulip.

A: Pours a brassy light orange with a nice tower of rocky white head. Aggressive lacing. And amazing head retention as well.

S: Sweet orange, earthy pine, juicy grapefruit, light cracker malt, a little alcohol.

T: Nice bitter IPA. Starts with some juicy citrus, orange and grapefruit. Hop flavor quickly goes earthy; pine, black pepper, orange pith, bitter leaf. Pleasing buttery, biscuity malt rides in at the end, with a breath of alcohol in the finish.

M: Great body, nice creamy carbonation.

O: Great value; well-balanced with an interesting hop profile. Recommended.

Photo of mhagler
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of carrollmel7
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of neckbracesub
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Bin33chef
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of bretsky07
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of docrates
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Rocketman8911
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of PretzelsNBeer
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of GarretD
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Redglimmer
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of cagocubs
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

For whatever reason I never took any initiative to try this IPA. Which sucks, because this stuff is good.

A: Pours a nice copperish gold with a modest white head that maintained with some lacing.

S: Great aroma with the classic citrus and hops coming together. Secondary nose is of fresh pine, some florals.

T: A nice hop bite with the citrus/pine giving a good bitter aftertaste. Some sweetness is present with the citrus.

M: Feel is typical of most IPAs, aftertaste was nice.

Photo of domjwl
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this one into my Chimay Chalice! Very nice copper color with a one finger head that lingers. Getting a bitter citrus smell with slight honey tones. Ranger is very tasty and drinkable and IMO one of the most underrated IPA'S on the shelf! Ranger will be a regular in my fridge...

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of 6pkhbt
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


I've been drinking this beer off and on since it was released to see how it is going.

The folks at New Belgium started off with a decent IPA that was in no way exceptional and have made it better and better with each passing year.

Hops are pungent and the esters are fruity. There is a nice sweet malt backdrop for it all to play on.

Like much of what New Belgium does drinkable never escapes them.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 5,056 ratings.