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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Photo of Braz
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bought at BevMo in Tacoma. Pour a crystal clear gold with a white head. Pretty skunky fragrance. Taste is balanced but not great. Hard to pinpoint but it just doesn't taste fresh, perhaps it wasn't. Couldn't find a freshness date on the bottle. Will try again soon to see if there is a difference.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of timontheroad
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Tunoso
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of billmayo
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Hopswagger
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

P: Vivacious and clear golden orange body with a touch of off white head that disappears to a thin wake of micro bubbles.

S: Sweet corn, steamed broccoli, pine resin, grapefruit, lemon pledge and aroma similar to a hot black trash bag of lawn clippings.

T/M: Lime bitterness, ruby red grapefruit, pine resin, flower petals and subtle smokiness. Light-medium body with vivacious carbonation. Finishes dry with ruby red grapefruit and hibiscus.

O: A solid IPA that delivers a trifecta of flavor. Fruit, pine and subtle smokiness creates s fm delicious beer to grab for all occasions. Cheers!

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Photo of Gerred
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of PierreCharra
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First tried Ranger a few months ago, and I really enjoy it.

It pours a nice golden hue, with just enough lacing and about a finger head that dissipates as quickly as it needs to.

The smell is pine, hops, a hint of lemon and a dash of malt.

The taste is pretty groovy, first pine, then hops, followed by malty goodness and a smooth transition into a playful bite as it goes down, just enough of each taste to let you know it's an IPA without going to far into the bitter zone.

The mouthfeel is about what you expect, slightly watery but acceptable.

Overall, I enjoy Ranger, and would drink one any time I have a chance to as it is well balanced without being too overly bitter.

I would definitely call it a mild IPA though, and people wanting to get into the IPA style could get off to a great start here.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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