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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,387 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,387
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 59
Gots: 421 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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mattcrill

Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +15.1%

Aroma: Punchy citrus and pine aromas up front. Light orange candy slice aroma up front. Clean fermentation character. The hops are in charge here.

Appearance: Clear amber pour with a low sudsy, persistent white head that retains well.

Flavor: Earthy bitter punch in the mouth up front. Nice light orange juice-like sweetness mid-palate. Balance is firmly bitter with a clean and dry finish. Malt base seems bready with a low caramel sweetness. Any malt presence is beaten back by the orange/lemon and piney hop resin flavors that dominate. Aftertaste is lingering and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low-medium carbonation. A slight hop-derived astringency persists. No alcohol heat or creaminess noted.

Overall impression: A well-crafted American IPA. For the price and quality of the ingredients this is a winner. Will be a regular in my rotation.

01-02-2014 21:42:55 | More by mattcrill
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Wisconsin

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,387 ratings.