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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,375 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,375
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 58
Gots: 414 | 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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scumation

Wisconsin

1.75/5  rDev -53.6%

12-31-2013 02:56:58 | More by scumation
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-30-2013 15:51:36 | More by rudabegga9
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Buckeyes1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-30-2013 03:07:16 | More by Buckeyes1
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CaverDave

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-30-2013 00:51:16 | More by CaverDave
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-29-2013 23:42:17 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-29-2013 19:58:43 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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David_Knows_Beer

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-29-2013 17:44:49 | More by David_Knows_Beer
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BoJengs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-29-2013 16:50:24 | More by BoJengs
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cjohns73

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-29-2013 16:04:41 | More by cjohns73
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pmorris71

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-29-2013 03:35:22 | More by pmorris71
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OnryAndMean

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-29-2013 01:52:27 | More by OnryAndMean
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dbert21

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-29-2013 00:12:06 | More by dbert21
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maxcoinage

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-28-2013 22:29:42 | More by maxcoinage
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-28-2013 19:21:44 | More by ToddGingerich
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Llamameister

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-28-2013 03:33:16 | More by Llamameister
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patpbr

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%

Poured from a bomber to a pint glass.
A - A clear light copper with a sturdy head.
S - Hoppy citrus and pine
T - Malty tones with carmel with citrus and pine similar to the smell. Nice balance
M - Medium body and a smooth finish
O - A middle of the road IPA thats not a bad thing its just not a top tier.

12-28-2013 01:10:04 | More by patpbr
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BeerWizard

Colorado

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%

Got this in a mixed six from Cost Plus. I've had it before and did not like it, however it's the only thing from NB's Explorer series I've really shied away from so thought I'd give it another go.

Poured from the classic 120z New Belgium collared brown bottle into a goblet, orange gold, with a 3/4 head that sank pretty quickly, and busy looking effervescence. Actually smells quite nice, big tangerine aroma, yeast and dried apricot. On the first sip that tangerine/orange flavor is really prevalent, and beer is quite bitter on the back end. A few more and the bitterness subsides a bit, but that citrus flavor continues to stand out - it's quite nice. Mouthfeel is on the lighter end of medium, and the carbonation is fairly active.

I should mention that it isn't quite cold as Cost Plus doesn't refrigerate most of their stuff, so I don't know how much putting a good chill on this would change the experience, but overall I'm pleasantly surprised. This is a decent IPA, and would be well-suited for a summer BBQ or some other outdoorsiness. The 6.5 ABV is nice too - seems like you could knock a few of these back without going cross-eyed.

NB did some good things with this beer, and I'm glad I revisited. I imagine I'll probably pick this up again when summer rolls around.

12-28-2013 00:31:35 | More by BeerWizard
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Dduquette

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-27-2013 22:35:35 | More by Dduquette
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Brinks

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-27-2013 20:25:25 | More by Brinks
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DoomVM

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-27-2013 18:52:13 | More by DoomVM
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cphughes

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

12-27-2013 18:21:55 | More by cphughes
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WKyle

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-27-2013 16:06:01 | More by WKyle
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Chandler_R

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

12-27-2013 08:17:18 | More by Chandler_R
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rrski198

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-27-2013 03:38:40 | More by rrski198
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Givemebeer

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-26-2013 22:45:50 | More by Givemebeer
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,375 ratings.