Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

very good
5,938 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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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A pale golden hue with light white head that lingers.

S - Lite grass and pine scent.

T - Dat citrusy hop you've come to know and love from the west coast. Some caramel malt in there. A bit more balanced than their Imperial but I guess that's to be expected.

M - Medium carbonation and lite body. Refreshing IPA.

O - It's a good IPA. It't not going to stop me from drinking Lagunitas but it's good.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours with an inch of fluffy, sudsy foam, which deflates to a slight coating across the top of the beer in little time. Very clear, light amber.
Smell: Strong notes of citrus, with a grassy undertone. Quite nice; it reminds me of summer.
Taste: Strong bitterness. The bitterness wrestles a bit with the sweetness on the tongue, but quickly the flavor is dominated by the strong, hoppy bitterness. I like it.
Mouth-feel: Lightly carbonated, not too thin.
Overall: It is pretty decent. I tend to steer away from IPAs, but this one came in a sampler pack and I'm glad it did.

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Solid brew. Looks great. Crystal clear. Dark gold color. Nice head/lace.

Smells choppy/citrusy. Not a big nose.

Taste is of lots of citrus hops. Quite tasty.

Mouthfeel has a nice refreshing hop bite. Definitely a good summer beer. Slightly lingering bitterness which I am not a huge fan of.

Overall, this is a very solid IPA. Nothing out of this world, but nothing bad.

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
3.83 out of 5 based on 5,938 ratings.
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