Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

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Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
70 IBU

Added by brownbeer on 12-30-2009

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3.64/5  rDev -3.4%

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2.56/5  rDev -32.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear not quite copper with massive comically huge billowy white head.

Heavy carbonation allows the pungent hop bitterness to roll over the tongue. Fruit flavor is present but muddled - mostly citrus zest and vague Granny Smith tartness.

Overall ok. Not great.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best before 08 January 2012.

Pours clear orange to golden with thick, foamy white head. The aroma is very hoppy - lots of floral, planty notes along with grapefruit and tropical fruit. Flavor is a bit more mildly hoppy. Still plenty of citrus and floral notes but some caramel malt comes through as well. Well-balanced, not too strong for an IPA, but the mouthfeel is a tad on the light or watery side.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a willy

A-Pretty straightforward light copper with little to no head and very intermitten lace.

S-Pine Pine Pine, did I meantion this was piney? small hints of sweetness that I can't quite place almost just like a sugary note. also noteable some wheaty or buscuity hints.

T-The nose tells the story with this one except for the perfect blend of alcohol that maixes in the middle and linger with the finish. Very crisp and fresh flavors the hops and malt of this IPA really blend well, piny in the start and finish but very fruity citrus in the middle.

M-Mouthfeel is a little thin but it works well with the beer carbonation is great and the flavors that come out are amazing

D-Very crisp and easy to drink although with the slight boozyness and the kick you in the face piney hops I could see how this wouldnt be a beer that someone new to the style would want more than one of. For me another great offering from new Blegium

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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2.92/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip pint glass.

A: Golden yellow and crystal clear. Nice, bright white head that dwindles to a lace. Great lacing down the sides.

S: Some fruitiness, faint tones of pine and citrus fruits. Light honey sweetness. Really not aromatic at all.

T: More of that fruitiness that blends well with the hop varieties. The hops are grapefruity with a hint of orange. Some piney bitterness in the end. The hop flavors are really very subdued, but the bitterness is pretty strong. Kind of odd. I would like some more hoppy flavor rather than bitterness. The bitterness is clean, but a bit heavy for the hoppy flavors. Malts add a light caramel sweetness with maybe a touch of bread.

M: Light bodied. Clean tasting. Great carbonation.

D: An average IPA at best. There is nothing glaringly bad about it, but it really lags behind many of the other great IPAs in flavor and aroma. I won't be buying this again, but wouldn't turn it away if I was offered one.

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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear fairly pale amber in color with good carbonation. A very smooth and creamy head billows up and the retention, not to mention the lacing, is outta sight!! Flowery, grapefruity and some cinnamony notes in the nose. Not sure where the latter is coming from, but it rounds out the aroma nicely. Flavor is what you'd expect in an IPA, but just the more-balanced side of the IPA world. Funyy - this comes from Colorado, which isn't quite the West Coast, and the hoppiness of this IPA is less so than those on the West side...kinda neat and regional. Finish is super-long and bitter in a good way. This is actually the best New Belgium beer I've had yet, andf it's really excellent, and excellently priced. You should probably keep a bomber or two of this on hand at all times. Great effort from Fort Collins.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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