Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

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5,978 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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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This IPA is a completely clear and bright coppery orange color. The off-white head is a dense and craggy full finger's height. Retention is very good, and it leaves lots of webbing and patching as it slowly recedes.
This beer has a solid hop bouquet with plenty of bite, backbone and balance. It's pretty West Coast, maybe even a little old school: raw but refined, with lots of pine and citrus and balance from bready malts.
Citrus zest and pine resin are again forward on the tongue, with malts secondary to the hops and a bit more herbal dryness to it than in the nose. It's potent but not overpowering, flavorful but better balanced than many. Citrus comes through after the pine starts, and it gets a little juicier without the pine ever fading.
The herbal edge gives some dryness to this otherwise bright beer, and it's very clean. It's got balance in the feel as well, with good contributions to the tongue of both crispness and smoothness under a firm carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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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  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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1.99/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The pour provides a very light bright colored beer, crystal clear. There isn't much body or head forming so I can't comment much on lacing but there's some.

The aroma brings out an almost vegetable hop note with some citrus grape fruit notes. A bit of caramel malt at the finish to give it some sweetness.

The flavor is a mixed bag of vegetables, grape fruit, caramel malts, perhaps some onion, and well something fake and off.

The body and the carbonation are ok for an IPA.

Ranger goes into my never again beer list. It isn't bad as I love IPA's but there's too much good beer for a brewery to make this. Avoid if you have any other craft options.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 5,978 ratings