Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
5,939 Ratings
RangerRanger
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
70 IBU

Added by brownbeer on 12-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,939
Reviews:
1,314
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.79%
 
 
Wants:
118
Gots:
1,522
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,939 |  Reviews: 1,314
Photo of CayseyW
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Junichi
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of J_T_Arlington
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks an amber with good lacing.

Smells Herbal, Pine and citrus right off the bat.

Tastes orangey and piney. Picking up some bready malts. Very herbal.

Bitter, herbal, clean; my first IPA, and so has a special place in my heart.

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Photo of belgianvan
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dag1991
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueShepard19
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopstout
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robert-Alexander
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bieniek30
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dwgivens
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeB
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wonderweasel
2.83/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bobert84
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ESchweers
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rap908
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kaos
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevinhall1
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FrancisM12
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waughbrew
2.61/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

After all these years, New Belgium gets into New England! They have a pretty legendary status as a pioneer of the craft brewing world.

Nice labels, including a date stamp of enjoy before the 16th October, 2016. Custom glassware with the collar is very classy. Pours a surprisingly clear light gold with a pure white head that looks creamy and laces very well. Smells dull and musty, reminding me of what Cluster hops used to smell like, when brewers used those way back when. A bit piney. The taste falls flat for me. Stale biscuit and herbs with a sterile bitterness in the finish. I don't know if it's the yeast (chico?), or if this is filtered/pasteurized in a way that zaps the soul of it, but this beer really disappoints for me. Tastes like a brewing conglomerate trying to make a craft beer. Bummer.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 6-pack $7.99 Foodland
Clear golden slightly orange color
High carbonation
Medium-light mouth feel
Bitterness not overly done but present
Overall just ok for me. Much better IPAs out there so probably won't buy again.

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Photo of CO-Bloom
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tucson_brewson
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into English pint glass.

L - Pours a bright, clear golden color with a very bubbly head that leaves a thick lacing around the glass.

S - Pine needles, citrus rind, floral hops, very fruity and pleasant smelling IPA

T - The earthy, cascade hops hit up front, surprisingly citrusy (lemon, some grapefruit), not overpoweringly bitter like some other IPAs

F - Sharp, astringent/bubbly, carbonated but very smooth and drinkable

O - Big fan of Fat Tire, enjoyed the Trippel, as I drink more and more IPAs, this is a very solid addition to the repertoire. A citrusy, drinkable IPA I'll definitely drink again

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Photo of kaunshelly
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
3.83 out of 5 based on 5,939 ratings.
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