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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

5,116 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,116
Reviews: 1,216
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 81
Gots: 762 | FT: 3
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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Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle. Best before 06FEB12.

Appearance: Pours a pale ale golden. Head decent, lacing light.

Smell: Floral bouquet. Wonderful aroma.

Taste: Refreshing floral, pine and citrus. Lighter IPA than most, despite the advertised 70 IBUs.

Mouthfeel: Light, refreshing.

Overall: An everyday IPA, perhaps? Lighter than most, good!

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The normally hard to find New Belgian Ales are now plentiful in Central VA, so I took the opportunity to expand beyond Fat Tire to try out this IPA with some lovely looking hops on the front of the bottle.

A - Poured this glossy yellow brew into a Bell's anniversary pint glass

S - Strong floral smell. I'm anxious to dive in

T - Yeah - it's doninated by hops, some citrus, yeah - it's sweetness quickly masks any malt characteristics. But it's crisp, spicey and what I seek in my American IPA.

M - High carbonation provides a bubbly feel.

O - The hops on label warned us. Ideal for this hophead.

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I like Ranger... it has been my new go to beer. Very drinkable, great with BBQ... and I BBQ a whole lot. I have had Ranger on tap, from a bottle, but my favorite was the 16 oz can. I found those in Chicago, have not been able to find the tall cans here in Maryland...

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A= Nice golden amber with a nice head.

S= Toasty Citrus

T= Clean, bitter hoppiness. Oily Finish

M= Good carbonation, light body

O= Nice go to IPA that available to the masses, good beginner beer for freshmen hopheads

Served in a bottle.

I like that this beer is somewhat inexpensive and that you can buy in most chain supermarkets. This is the IPA I use to introduce people to the hoppy bitter goodness that is IPAs.

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
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