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Ranger - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,642 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 4,642
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 66
Gots: 503 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

BabaBeer, Oct 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

TheRealPour, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a stange glass. It looks light orange, pours a decent head that dissipates quickly, and is very clear with no floaties.

It smells like dank hops with orange and grapefruit coming through clearly. I don't get a huge smell, but it is a lot like Lagunitas IPA in my honest estimation.

Tastes like it smells. It is very crisp and smooth. I don't get any alcohol on this one. The mouthfeel is very clean as well, and the taste lingers for just a moment before going away completely.

This is my go-to IPA. The price is quite reasonable, and being sold in 12-packs of 12 oz. cans is the best format around for beer. At 6.5% you get a ton a flavor without too much alcohol although after a few you will definitely be buzzed. Price is right, very good (actually somewhat underrated), very easy to get, and great for when your hosting a party or guests are coming over.

TCJ0100, Oct 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

wolverine0712, Oct 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Not good at all.

Hayden34, Oct 17, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -1.1%

Bizerk, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Leschber, Oct 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Mplsbrew, Oct 16, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -7.4%

CruzWilder, Oct 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

baybum, Oct 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

themorninglark, Oct 15, 2014
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2.52/5  rDev -33%

chutch15, Oct 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

KellyWilken, Oct 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Rice_Nate_25, Oct 15, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -11.7%

troncaptain, Oct 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Right now I'm drinking a can but I've also had it on tap and in the bottle.
Opening the can releases a resiny hop nose with some pine and floral accents
pours brilliant amber gold under 2” dense off-white foam head – lacy and slowly dissipating.
Big malt blended with fruit such as melon and citrus attacks the palate and leads to a hop accented finish.
The beer offers up a rick range of hop flavors.
Medium body and carbonation. Two cans fit in my cargo short pockets - sweet.

pat61, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jeremy3311, Oct 14, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +11.7%

hopuntilyoudrop, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

embass, Oct 14, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +27.7%

AnotherBadger, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Bilco, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jmlewisjr, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

BREWS4LA, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

BeerNW, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

glf60, Oct 13, 2014
Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 4,642 ratings.