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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

5,123 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,123
Reviews: 1,217
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 81
Gots: 766 | FT: 4
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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Ratings: 5,123 | Reviews: 1,217
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bought a bomber of this for $2.99. IPA's are my favorite style by far, but this one was a bit out of balance for me. Great hoppiness to it and bitter to the max, but it's almost too much and doesn't make for a smooth finish. It's definitely good for a hop fix, but it becomes difficult to even drink without the malts to back it up. Good deal, and pretty good IPA.. but if it was balanced this could be a really good one.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Sdesenberg
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a "Folly Pack" of 4 different New Belgium beers from Meijer's for about 12 dollars A very drinkable, sessionable IPA. Unobtrusive, crisp and easy to drink, but with good solid hop flavor and follow through. Very hoppy smell. Sharp and aromatic. Good stuff.

Photo of Flounder57
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced and left some great lacing on the side of the glass. It's a very clear orange with some bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: citrus and grapefruit on the nose. All followed by sweet malts.

Taste: More of that grapefruit and citrus in the taste. Nice caramel malts balance this beer out well. Even noticing some bready malts too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, medium carbonation, medium to full bodied.

Overall: Well, I enjoyed this beer out in Denver last week and happy it made it back here to Boston in my suitcase. Will be requesting some friends to bring home some bottles of this if they are passing through. A very well balanced and easy drinking IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jkanavel
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: a little boring to look at. pretty amber-straw color, little bubbles floating around.

S: Grapefruit, vegetal greenness. Oily hop funk. Gives me the munchies.

A little Carmel-ish on the back.

T: Very dry, hoppy, bitter, fresh, sharp, not much malt backbone, but thats okay it works well.

M: Very nice carbonation, just about perfect for an IPA I believe. Very very smooth, but with a little bit of bubbly sharpness to it.

Medium bodied, very rich for such a dry beer.

O: This is a great brew, but really not really distinct in the world of IPA's.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
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