Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

very good
5,938 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 +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a tall pint glass.

A: A nice orange color. Clear with plenty of carbonation within. Head is 3 fingers, offwhite, and lasts a while, leaving nice sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Obviously hoppy, with grapefruit and pine being the dominant notes. There is a slight balancing malt that is biscuity. There is a touch of some kind of fruit within, but mostly a strong piney hop smell that can be smelled from a good distance away.

T: Nice and hoppy, but not enamel-ripping. Has some balance in there. Big time piney hops up front, with some bitter citrus rind in there as well. Slightly drying in the end, and leaves you wanting more. Somewhat one-dimensional, but ok.

Overall: This is a good solid middle of the road IPA. Not subtle, but not too much in your face to be undrinkable. Right in the sweet spot of bitterness. Very drinkable and flavorful.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Live review.

A: Pours evenly with a finger white head. Leaves a nice lace. Light gold to copper color. High clarity. Looks like your average IPA. Nothing special.

S: Simple aroma. Mild on the hops. Floral. Very basic. Not much complexity or mixture.

T: Not a lot going on here either. Somewhat bitter and a little hoppy. Minor sweetness that quickly gives way to the hops. Minimal complexity for an IPA but offers the kick you would come to expect. Good yet simple overall.

M: Light to medium body. Sits well and goes down smooth. Seems to be a bit over carbonated for an IPA, but not by much. Has a nice crisp finish to cap it off.

O: Easily drinkable with a nice finish. May be the best value IPA that is widely available. The appearance and scent are average at best so pouring into a glass is not necessary and almost detrimental due to the lackluster appearance. But the taste and body are what you would expect of a solid IPA. This is a great value brew for when you need to pick up a 12 pack for the weekend and an IPA is the only thing that will hit the spot. Nothing special here, but a solid IPA that I would recommend to any beer drinker, not just IPA fans.

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3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle:

A: Nice Golden/Light Amber Color - Caramel/Tan if you will. Great head and really exactly the appearance you want for an IPA. Nice Lacing.

S: Non-existent smell -the beer smells as though it is water. This is the worst part of the beer. Light malt aroma, but that is it.

T: Sweet enough that it goes down smoothly, yet bitter enough to bite the tongue as any great IPA would. Nice caramel malt flavor with a perfect hop bitterness. Great taste!

M: Drinkable, strongly carbonated. Exactly what you want in an IPA. Top Notch brew. I wish there was more aroma, but hardly any hop aroma!

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Love the can and it was on sale for a darn good price. I craft beer in a big can as 12 oz is not enough and 2 beers is sometimes too much
A-Almost looks like a pilsner! Light and golden.
S-Not bad, you can smell grass, pine and hops
T-You need to let this one warm up a bit to bring out the flavor. It's not a big hoppy IPA, more malt and overall solid balance.
M-A lot like it looks, somewhat light but a good feel. Again, better if it is a bit warmer. This is a good porch drinking beer.
O-not something I would chase down but gotta like the big can and if you are in Colorado, sometimes this one is the only IPA on tap. A decent brew for a big can. For the price, a great value.

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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Ranger IPA

A: golden orange 1 fingers width night head head, excellent retention and absolutely perfect sheets of lacing

S: real nice floral aromatic hops, se resinous pine and hop spice

T: follows the nose with predominantly floral hops, a fair amount of soapy notes, some tenuous piney bitterness

M/D: lower side of medium body, a touch tou light, appropriate carbonation moderate drink ability

O: not bad but not great. Worthy of a drink but I wouldn't seek it out

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
3.83 out of 5 based on 5,938 ratings.
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