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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,639 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,639
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 66
Gots: 502 | 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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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ranger pours a clear golden color with a nice large lacing head. The aroma is sweet, lots of citrus, and a noticeable hop note. The taste has lots of citrus, and a noticeable hop bite, finishes very wet. Good feel, a little watery. Overall its a very solid IPA.

vette2006c5r, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of whitebrow
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

whitebrow, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of Rbroccoli
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Rbroccoli, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Review and update from fresh bottle. Poured into a Dogfish Head pint. Pours a medium golden amber with a two two finger off-white head. Aroma of citrus hops, grapefruit forward and light bready malt. Flavor of quite grassy and citrus hops, caramel malt, mixed light fruit; sharp citrus hop finish. Medium bodied. A nicely made old fashioned American IPA, with more hop bitterness than herbal hop flavors. Still nicely balanced and flavorful.

LiquidAmber, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of greencovesteve
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

greencovesteve, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of JothHu
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

JothHu, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of theninjacowboy
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

theninjacowboy, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of leaddog
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a pale, clear copper with a finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell - Citrus hops, tropical fruit aromas, caramel malts, pine resin.

Taste - Bitter citrus hops accentuated by the sweetness of caramel malts, with notes of tropical fruit and pine.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp, smooth finish with a lingering bitterness.

Overall - A solid American IPA by New Belgium. Excellent hop profile, definitely a winner amongst hopheads.

leaddog, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of RHVC59
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

RHVC59, Mar 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

tylerthetiger, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

brauseboof, Mar 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33%

jonathaniler, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

DripTorch, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of chewy6935
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

chewy6935, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of TheIconflict
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

TheIconflict, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ApplePi, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jjwisenheimer, Mar 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

ions, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

TheBeard89, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Leiting, Mar 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

dsl72701, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Welcome to Alberta, New Belgium. It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at long last. Of course one of the new arrivals is going to be an IPA. Ranger is a dark gold, perhaps just shy of light bronze ale with a decent amount of light beige head. Looks quite fizzy and light-bodied. Aroma is pleasantly herbal, fruity, and tangy, featuring a bouquet of grapefruit and orange, lychee, gooseberry, canned peaches, a hint of pineapple ... Nice fruity hop notes with a gentle caramel malt background. This IPA is rather refined, bold of flavor but not coarsely bitter, rather smooth, moderately medicinal, and notably fruity. Has one of the more pleasing gooseberry or currant flavors I've encountered in such a beer, rich and assertive, musty and spicy but not pungently catty. Also features faintly toasty malts, more peach and lychee fruit, melon, medicinal orange, and some pot resin that shows up late in the show. Mouthfeel is smooth, almost veering into creamy territory, a little soapy, on the lighter side for an IPA body-wise but this allows the hop flavors to shine through nicely. Not an obviously West Coast pine bomb and that's OK by me. Workmanlike but not devoid of some artistic flourishes. Recommended for the IPA lover and relative newcomer alike.

CalgaryFMC, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jkermitj, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

chim52chim, Mar 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

brpendergast85, Mar 25, 2014
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,639 ratings.