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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

4,632 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,632
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 66
Gots: 496 | 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 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
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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

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

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

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

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

chewy6935, Mar 28, 2014
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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
Photo of Leiting
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Leiting, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of dsl72701
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
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Guzzle_McBrew, Mar 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

RWLawman, Mar 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Rubalaca, Mar 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

sth77677, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Ohiolager
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

ranger IPA 6pk bottles $8.99(OH)

12 oz weird looking brown bottle poured into a pint glass. enjoy by date is marked in a small corner.

pours a clear golden color, almost two fingers of head that give way to some decent ring lacing. may be a tad over carbonated.

smells like your typical IPA but a little lighter. citrus, grapefruits and slight hint of oranges.

taste almost mirrors the smell. citrus, grapefruit and nice piney surroundings. it is on the bitter side, or rather more bitter than some other IPA's i have had.

the mouth feel is light to medium. more medium than light. feels good on the palate , slight dry mainly bitter finish.

overall not bad, not bad at all. better than some other IPA's i have had, however not as good as others in the same price point. i wasn't disappointed with it but i would prefer a commodore Perry over this any day.

Ohiolager, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

WallyHop, Mar 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

dannyhead, Mar 23, 2014
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,632 ratings.