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Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

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5,962 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: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a amber orange color with lighter hues throughout. Crystal clear with a fizzy head with good retention.

The nose has a good hop forward note but some minor malts as well. A more citrus and grapefruit aroma up front. Some minor herbal and touch of orange as it warms. The malt is non-distinct but a good light caramel backing. Some yeast, esters as well. Rose peddles but that is something Im sensitive to.

The taste is similar. A good hop note up front. A good bitterness balance as well as the malt. A more distinct hop flavor versus the nose. A good grapefruit orange and a touch of grassy notes. Some herbal but more of a ester note than hops. Rose peddles. The malt is more distinct with a good caramel and touch of bready notes.

The body is moderate but higher carbonation leaves some carbonic bite that deters from the astringency. Some lingering yeast notes and good hop presence. Overall a very good IPA with great drinkability.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours pale, golden with a one finger white, rocky head that laces well. Carbonation is active and visible in the glass. Malt aroma is pretty strong for a hop forward beer: white bread crust and some biscuit mostly make this up. Hop aroma is mostly pine with some orange and grapefruit. Flavor follows aroma: mostly white bread until some pine flavor comes through and the bitterness sets in, which is slightly metallic and root-bitter. The finish is dry, feel is middling.

This isn't a great IPA, but I could drink a lot of it. There are better stand-bys, but this is close to others.

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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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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 5,962 ratings
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