Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

very good
5,943 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 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

New Belgium Ranger IPA

Look 6/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 33/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 83/100

Has an odd after taste... Almost taste like there was an old dried piece of Thanksgiving turkey in my glass . Maybe a bad batch. Perhaps it sat in light? Doesn't seem to satisfy. Great value though... A re-visit is certainly in order~

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Punchy citrus and pine aromas up front. Light orange candy slice aroma up front. Clean fermentation character. The hops are in charge here.

Appearance: Clear amber pour with a low sudsy, persistent white head that retains well.

Flavor: Earthy bitter punch in the mouth up front. Nice light orange juice-like sweetness mid-palate. Balance is firmly bitter with a clean and dry finish. Malt base seems bready with a low caramel sweetness. Any malt presence is beaten back by the orange/lemon and piney hop resin flavors that dominate. Aftertaste is lingering and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low-medium carbonation. A slight hop-derived astringency persists. No alcohol heat or creaminess noted.

Overall impression: A well-crafted American IPA. For the price and quality of the ingredients this is a winner. Will be a regular in my rotation.

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
3.83 out of 5 based on 5,943 ratings.
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