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