Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

very good
5,939 Ratings

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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2.32/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Pours out a light copper. Thin head. Smells malty as hell. Worty. Hops are of the citric variety, but wildly under represented in the nose. Flavor is malty, worty, Grape Nut-y, sweet, with a touch of hops. I pick up heavy toasty NB house taste. Mouthfeel is slightly thicker than I'd like. Carbonation is a bit prickly. Not feeling this. Weirdly worty. Lacking.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers! It is in my top 3 IPAs. A very west coast type IPA, which I apparently love. Fabulous citrus and floral fragrance and flavor. Quite bitter with a strong grapefruit flavor. Not as balanced and some may prefer, definitely on the hoppy side. But for me, this is a great IPA. I recommend this to anyone who likes a hoppy IPA. Although I am tempted to keep trying new IPAs, and I do, I still manage to always pick up a 6-er of Ranger a few times a years. Long live Ranger.

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3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Gold Color with a thin, white head. The head didn't stick around for too long, but the beer left some lacing on the glass as I was drinking. Clear with bubbles visible rising in several columns from the bottom of the glass.

Definite hop aroma... it wasn't strong...but I could also be congested right now.

Flavor - hops dominate. Some malt balance but mainly hops leaving a hops after taste lingering after the mostly dry finish.

Overall - it's good...not out of this world good, but a good beer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, enjoy by 08 June 14. Poured into a Libby globe porter glass. Label is the ranger hat full of hops.

Appearance: Clear gold to light amber color, with a think white skin of foam across the top. Initial 1/4" foam died back pretty quickly to the skin of foam. Sheets and strands of persistent lacing noted. A good amount of bubbles coming up through the beer. Nice looking beer. With a swirl the lacing still sticks around.

Smell: Interesting, but not what I was expecting. Not as hoppy aromatic as advertised. Some pine and citrus, but mostly herbal and a notable, but not bad, onion flavored potato chip smell.

Taste: Hoppy, but not overly so. Hops up front and at the end, with a clean cracker-like malt in the middle. Hops have some pine and grapefruit, but strong grassy/herbal flavor as well. Definite strong bitter finish. Gets better as it warms up - the flavors become stronger but not necessarily different. They just contrast better.

Mouthfeel: Crisp carbonation, with some lingering hop oils sticking to the teeth. A little watery underneath.

Overall / Drinkability: Hmmm...I think I like my IPAs with more malt and more aromatic hops. Full flavored, but not amazing. A middle of the pack, but hop forward IPA.

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