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: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bought in a bottle and poured into a glass. (my first IPA)

Appearance- Poured a nice golden color with a thick head of foam that eventually turned into lace the length of the glass

Smell- Very strong, but I expected that reading the type description and history for IPAs ( concentrated for long shipment) Smelled a lot like pine sol/ potpourri and a little citrus?

Taste- Initial Taste was overwhelming for me, again pine sol and potpourri, (could not taste any of the citrus I smelled) but somehow each little sip was more tolerable than the last.

Overall- I guess not I was not ready for this type of beer, having only expanded out from the mass produced adjunct lagers a short time ago. I guess of you have already tried a lot of beers and know you like pine flavors, this would be awesome, but I am still trying to figure out my palate and this was not appealing to it. I will read more about IPAs in general to find out if this is typical of the style before purchasing another. It was nice to have a beer with flavor. The strong taste would have been awesome had the overwhelming flavor not been a pine cone and grass.

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

Had on-tap at Avenue Pub New Orleans and was infused in-house with Cascade hops. Served in a cask-style glass.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains very well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick jagged ring behind on the glass. Small hop particles are noticed in the body.

S- Aroma has a big pop of grassy Cascade that's also a bit musky.

T- Flavor doesn't have quite as much hop character but it's indeed smooth and balanced with a decent malt backbone. Drinkable and mildly bitter.

M- Soft and fluid (a positive type of watery) with medium-low carbonation and a medium body.

O- While the Cascade infusion definitely amped up the aroma, the flavor is pretty much just standard Ranger.

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