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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,482 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,482
Reviews: 1,144
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 61
Gots: 450 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pale copper that pours a one finger head that quickly dissolves. Small carbonation bubbles that grow as the rise up the glass.

S: Lemon, ginger, and pine on the nose.

T: A bitter start with strong grapefruit and sour lemon flavors, some peppery spices. On the bitter side that is initially a crisp, citrus bite of bitterness, but lacks a complementing flavor. Malty, biscuit sweetness if there, but pops in too late.

M: A bit astringent at first, but smooths out with some biscuity, yeasty sweetness. Nice warming sensation on the throat.

O: Overall, a good, but not great tasting beer. I was not as impressed in the aromas and appearance. The taste was a bit flat as well, lacking that kick in the teeth and roun. Good mouthfeel. Not a complete departure from their Belgian beer roots, this IPA maintains some spice characteristics that resemble a Belgian, but I would recommend other Colorado IPAs over this one.

blindtiger24, Jan 25, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best before date of March 23, 2014

A- clear orange, almost copper, hue with a nice fluffy head; the head dissipated quickly and it had some lacing

S-classic notes of piney citrus, but perhaps a hint of pear and mango

T-not a huge depth to the taste profile. It has a hoppy bite, but nothing interesting is coming through from the malts to add any dimensions; bitter citrus peel and a little biscuit flavor

M-very smooth with a nice hop bite at the end

O-a solid offering from an increasingly popular craft brewery among both craft and non-craft drinkers; a decent IPA

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,482 ratings.