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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer probably so many times it is probably second to only NG Moon Man.

Pours a nice need Gold almost orange in color, very clear about a finger of a nice tight head.

Smell is all over the place with hops, fruity, piney and floral.

Taste is great, big piney resiny hops. A lot of fruit comes to the font with lemon, orange, grapefruit and a slight malt backbone to balance it out.

Mouthfeel has a decent amount of carbonation that really fills it out nicely and makes it a full bodied nice drinkin IPA.

Great IPA, and at a price that will blow your mind, 13.39/12

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden clear brew with a white head and beautiful lace. Great head retention.
S: Pine, spruce tips and citrus nose.
T: Grapefruit, pine flavors balance nicely with malt notes.
M: Dry, clean and balanced.
O: Excellent IPA that is flavorful and hoppy with a solid malt backbone.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes on 10/29/11:
Best before: 08 Jan 2012; Poured in a pint glass.

A - Clear, golden color; After an aggressive pour, there was a three inch white, clumpy, billowy head; Impressive sticky lacing all around the glass

S - Pleasant, but weak smell; Citrus hop aroma with pine notes as well; Touch of sweet malts come through in addition

T - More of a bitter taste than the smell leads on; Piney flavors dominate rather than citrus; Aftertase is bitter, but not overpowering; Bittnerness tones down as the beer warms

M - Medium bodied; Bitter aftertase leaves the mouth dry; Slight oily coat on the tongue

O - This is not a bad IPA overall, and is very drinkable. It did not seem as hop forward as other west coast IPA's, but the lacing and head was very impressive. I will try this brew again sometime, though it's not a go-to IPA for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a golden amber color with streaming bubbles and a quickly dissipating head.

Great bam smell of hops with a lot of citrus, pine and yes that damn old grapefruit.

The taste was just a solid slap of pine with a great clean finish. Definitely felt like I needed to take another bite just to get that hop slap again.

The finish really helps make this an easily approachable beer. And overall this one makes me come back for more. I am not a hops fan but this beer is a solid WINNER and it makes me look forward to more to come.

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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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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 5,990 ratings