Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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4,903 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,903
Reviews: 1,173
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 70
Gots: 617 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. My favorite way to drink, other than on tap!

What a great looking beer! The head was a little thin, but I think I just poured it like a jackass so it's probably my fault. But overall a great looking brew. Very effervescent and a nice dark gold color. Goldenrod, if it were a Crayola crayon. But, it's not. It's beer! Once I started drinking some remarkable lacing occurred. The head I accidentally messed up stuck around for a good while too!

Very pleasant smell. Citrus and pine take over like they should in a good IPA. The smell instantly conjures images of a snowy pine forest near some mountains and a large, frozen lake. Absolutely beautiful!

And the taste... oh, the taste! This is honestly one of the most drinkable IPAs I've ever had. Almost a perfect balance of hop bitterness and an a slightly sweet citrus taste. Nice malty finish. Definitely has a few sides, but not overly complex. Very drinkable. I could see myself drinking this one often.

Mouthfeel is very good, especially for the style. Carbonation is good but it remains a very smooth brew. Good golly, I could drink way too much of this...

4.25/5, will most certainly drink again

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,903 ratings.