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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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

New Belgium Ranger IPA has a thick, spongy, off-white head with excellent retention, a very clear, golden, bubbly appearance, and some lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of strong, hoppy pine or grapefruit and sugary malt. Taste is of the same, yet the bitterness is not overly so. Sugar, white bread, and citrus juice are all there. Mouthfeel is high medium and oily, and New Belgium Ranger IPA finishes pretty dry, refreshing, and drinkable. Overall, this is a very delicious beer.


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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Deep golden hue. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles fairly quickly, leaving a smattering of bubbles on the surface, and a thick ring around the rim. Heavy beer ring lacing.

S: Subtle but floral hop, accentuated with honey with some freshly cut grass. The combination is excellent, but if you inhale it long enough it kind of reminds you of lemon citrus dish soap.

T: Floral with plenty of lemon and lime citrus with a touch of sweetness.

M: Light and crisp with a bitter, dry, steely finish.

D: You'll come out of the gate fast, but the bitterness will dictate a much slower pace.

Atmosphere is great. Great golden hue, solid foamy head, and plenty of lacing. Nose is a fresh floral hop and sweet experience. Hop is less punchy and more floral, well-combined with plenty of fresh citrus and honey topped off with a dry, bitter finish. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter glass. The beer pours clear dark golden with a thick white head and visible streaming bubbles rising from the bottom. The head retreats slowly as it should for an IPA, leaving some nice lacing in its wake. The aroma is of clean grapefruit with some pine. I get some caramel in the nose as well. The flavor follows the smell pretty well. There's some nice bright grapefruit and bitter piney hops in the back. There's also some caramel sweetness from the malt as well as some breadiness. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is sticky and the hop bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. This beer is pleasantly drinkable. This is a very good beer.

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