Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

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5,966 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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle

Pint glass

Very strong "pine flavor" after taste with a "skunky" smell when the bottle is first opened

Smooth with little carbonation

For the money, the is the best IPA available in the Unites States. Very strong "hoppy" flavor.

New Belgium Ranger is highly recommended for all IPA lovers.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pale copper that pours a one finger head that quickly dissolves. Small carbonation bubbles that grow as the rise up the glass.

S: Lemon, ginger, and pine on the nose.

T: A bitter start with strong grapefruit and sour lemon flavors, some peppery spices. On the bitter side that is initially a crisp, citrus bite of bitterness, but lacks a complementing flavor. Malty, biscuit sweetness if there, but pops in too late.

M: A bit astringent at first, but smooths out with some biscuity, yeasty sweetness. Nice warming sensation on the throat.

O: Overall, a good, but not great tasting beer. I was not as impressed in the aromas and appearance. The taste was a bit flat as well, lacking that kick in the teeth and roun. Good mouthfeel. Not a complete departure from their Belgian beer roots, this IPA maintains some spice characteristics that resemble a Belgian, but I would recommend other Colorado IPAs over this one.

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 5,966 ratings
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