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Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

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5,959 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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Ratings: 5,959 |  Reviews: 1,315
Photo of jrenihan
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BB April 2014

Beer is clear golden in colour, with a small white head. Head fades fairly quickly, leaving a rim.

Only a faint smell on this one, composed of citrus.

Taste is much better. Hop-focused, citrus is the dominant flavour; grapefruit and orange. A bit sticky. Bitter. Some bready malt and caramel.

Medium bodied, moderate to highly carbonated. Oily.

Overall, quite good. Better than I expected given the middling reviews.

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Photo of JLeet
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Antonius08
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Safsel1
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of slatetupelo
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ParkbrauFan
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of onlymurderers
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of whatthehull
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a white wine glass...

A - California golden sunset, one finger off white head and a tad of lacing

S - pineapple, fresh flowers, that fat tire NB note that is in EVERY one of their standard beers, sugary, funk, sod, baked yeast, more toastiness and more pineapple

T - Roasted malt, pine sap, floral hops, very dry, pineapple, biscuit yeast, drift wood, fresh soil, greens and more hops

M - Medium body, well balanced, nice complexity, medium plus acidity and a very distinctively dry, sweet finish

D/O - Very easy to drink. Not a novice beer, but if I had my druthers, this would have been the first IPA I had. Introduces you to the style in a easy, yet big way. The pine and pineapple are almost perfect and that distinctive fat tire not will bring you a sense of familiarity

Final thoughts - at $8 a sixer and a nice 6%+ abv, this is a great way to get started with IPA's

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Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SwitchCrooks
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of wordemupg
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tulip 26/2/14

A clear golden liquid with just a few visible bubbles but it pumps out a well sustained two finger foam that leaves a couple pencil thin rings near the top of the glass followed by thick partial rings, a low laying island is left behind after the foam falls

S tangerine, canned peaches come out strong, candied pineapple, floral notes, a little spruce, smells like candy, a little caramel to go with it, smells great

T slightly toned fruit, a little more sweet malt, some lemon rind comes out, nose has a slight edge but tasty stuff

M medium bodied, mild bitter bite, fluffs up from the bubbles its just a little airy, no booze at all, with a little grit and a piney rind finish

O pretty solid IPA, some balance but the hops are still in charge, goes down in no time and I'd drink it again no problem

I'm a little surprised this one doesn't get a little more love from my fellow BA's, I thought it was well rounded and not really lacking anywhere. Might be a little pricy though here in Alberta but yet another welcome addition to the shelf in my neck of the woods

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Celtics17
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Even though I rated this one kind of low. I really enjoy this IPA. I've had it a few times, and each time it hasn't a different taste. I think the strongest taste is pine, some floral, and mild fruit notes, like grapefruit, with slight peach. Very sessionable IPA.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 5,959 ratings
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