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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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Ranger
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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,804 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,804
Reviews: 1,165
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 68
Gots: 574 | 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 alexrichman
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A) poured from a 12oz bottle into glassware, Ranger poured a clear copper color with a sub 1/2 finger head that quickly settled and did not leave much lacing to speak of

S) nice bouquet some sweet malt that almost has a jolly rancher smell, some nice piney hops, some grapefruit and other tropical fruits

T) malt is sweeter than most but has a bit of biscuit and toast, hops come through much like the smell with pine, citrus, and a hint of tropical fruit. Nice balanced finish.

M) nice thickness, a bit oily from hop resin (this is good), and nice carbonation - pretty drinkable for an IPA

O) Ranger is a solid IPA that offers some interesting hop flavors with a fairly sweet malt background. Hops could be a little more assertive, in fact this beer is pretty tame, but this would be a good beer to introduce someone new to the style.

alexrichman, Apr 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Stillmakingnoise, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Medicate, Apr 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

JDM44, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Ed_from_Ohio
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Translucent gold.
Smell: Fruity--almost melony
Taste: Wallop of fruit--too fruity, almost cloyingly fruity, for my preferences, with robust bitter aftertaste.
MF: smooth with a little pucker at the end.

Overall: I won't be intentionally buying it again--If you're a big IPA fan, you probably owe it to yourself to try it, but not enough undertones or body for me.

Ed_from_Ohio, Apr 15, 2014
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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,804 ratings.