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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,544 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,544
Reviews: 1,152
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 66
Gots: 464 | FT: 1
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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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

BYOFB, Mar 04, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass.

A - lite translucent golden straw color. 1 1/2 finger head that lingered a bit. Good lacing all the way down. A lotof bubbles

S - Right off the bat got a lot of fruity smells (grapefruit, pineapple, lemon) and piney hops. With a floral note. Toasted malt too

T - straight up grapefruit and piney taste just awesome. got the bitterness too, but just the right amount. Perfect mix of malt and hops.

M - medium light feel with a dry bubbly finish bitterness is perfecr

O - a great IPA imo. I have heard mixed things about this one but I really enjoyed it. I have been sticking with boulevards Mid West ipa but this is giving it a run for its money for sure!

Enjoy

NickT2121, Mar 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

MDM, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

langisland, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

krustster, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

TheRougeBastard, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

humpty1602, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Kyle_Hanson, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

carlmoberg, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

LamboBrewpants, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

WolfAlynn, Mar 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

J2t645, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Kmat10, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

RusImpStoLuv, Mar 01, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BB April 2014

Beer is clear golden in colour, with a small white head. Head fades fairly quickly, leaving a rim.

Only a faint smell on this one, composed of citrus.

Taste is much better. Hop-focused, citrus is the dominant flavour; grapefruit and orange. A bit sticky. Bitter. Some bready malt and caramel.

Medium bodied, moderate to highly carbonated. Oily.

Overall, quite good. Better than I expected given the middling reviews.

jrenihan, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

JLeet, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Davepoolesque, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Antonius08, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

MikeyDFresh, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Safsel1, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

slatetupelo, Feb 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

ParkbrauFan, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

onlymurderers, Feb 27, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a white wine glass...

A - California golden sunset, one finger off white head and a tad of lacing

S - pineapple, fresh flowers, that fat tire NB note that is in EVERY one of their standard beers, sugary, funk, sod, baked yeast, more toastiness and more pineapple

T - Roasted malt, pine sap, floral hops, very dry, pineapple, biscuit yeast, drift wood, fresh soil, greens and more hops

M - Medium body, well balanced, nice complexity, medium plus acidity and a very distinctively dry, sweet finish

D/O - Very easy to drink. Not a novice beer, but if I had my druthers, this would have been the first IPA I had. Introduces you to the style in a easy, yet big way. The pine and pineapple are almost perfect and that distinctive fat tire not will bring you a sense of familiarity

Final thoughts - at $8 a sixer and a nice 6%+ abv, this is a great way to get started with IPA's

whatthehull, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Berg-the-Boiler, Feb 27, 2014
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,544 ratings.