Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

5,952 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: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good IPA. Orange juice and biscuit aroma. Orange peel flavour leads, touch of caramel in the middle with a bitter, pithy finish. Medium light body. An extremely solid IPA. Has a distinct orange fruit hop character, which when coupled with its off dry character and pithy bitterness, really makes for a refreshing beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. Thanks, John M. for bringing this one back from Atlanta.

A: Clear, golden, with a 2 finger white head that slowly whittles down. Thick lacing.

S: Grapefruit-y hops. Grassy, piney.

T: Muted hops. Light grapefruit. Grainy, floral, smooth. A slightly bitter finish. Not over-hoppy for an IPA.

M: Medium with thick, frothy carbonation.

O: Light, refreshing. Could drink a couple of these,.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ranger IPA. Thanks, Jeremy!

Unfortunately, this is my only one and the best before date reads '25NOV12'. I imagine this is no-good.

Pours wonderfully clear. Apricot in color with a sticky white head that holds its cap.

Tangerine, pineapple, and sage; all from the hops. A very pleasantly fruity hop aroma that seems tame (from age), but still quite delightful. No pushy malts, as they all stay very pale, and offer little sweetness in the nose.

Still has some nice hop crispness. More of that citrus note from the hops with grapefruit, now, thrown into the mix. Green tea and floral notes in the backdrop that seem accentuated by the forefront tangerine. I can't believe this IPA is over six months old! Some rice cake malts reveal themselves with some light tang. Bitterness is commendably assertive, pretty medium for the style. Finish carries with it the slight breath of alcoholic strength.

Drinks a little slow for an IPA. Pretty appropriate in strength, if not a little obvious. The carbonation is lighter, however, and doesn't drive the beer down the gullet. Body feel medium when it probably is short of that.

After what I thought might be a dud experience, I'm easily finishing off this one and craving a fresh bottle! This one could really knock my socks off!

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 5,952 ratings
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