Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

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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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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Lemke10
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got a 6pk of this from Woodman’s in Janesville, WI.

Pours a mostly clear amber color with an inch head. The scent is weak but there are faint hints of hops and citrus. Taste is smooth and has a perfect balance of bitterness. This is very nicely blended throughout making this a rather easy drinking IPA. Finishes with a slight crisp after taste. Well done New Belgium as usual!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Clear yellow orange, some carbonation, two finger fluffy white head.

S-Good deal of hops, citrus, floral and some earthy notes, caramel malt as well.

T-Not as good as the nose, some citrus and earthy notes. Mild to decent bitterness. More Malt heavy than I would have liked.

M-Medium bodied, very slight watery feelings. Nice carbonation though.

O-A good IPA, the problem is there are soo many good-great ones. Better options are out there but with the expansion this could be an easy to get solid brew.

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4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can out of the can. I've reviewed this in the bottle before so I'll keep this short.

This smells and tastes like you want an IPA to: dank pine, musk, lemon, grapefruit, with an excellent malt profile of caramel rolls and butter toast. The two compliment each other brilliantly, and keep your taste buds bouncing between rich malt and tangy hops.

Excellent IPA, and a great price. Could drink this all night.

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4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pour is beautifully clean with a gorgeous fluffy head that gives way to sheets of lacing. The product is highly carbonated with tiny bubbles that whiz through the sparkling golden clarity of the beer.

The nose is alive with juicy sappy pine and citrus scents. The hops shine with their sharpness and the nose not muddied up by the graininess that a heavier malt bill would bring. Smells crisp and light and delicious and foreshadows a refreshing and quenching taste that is to follow the foreplay.

The taste is grand. A delicious mouthful of everything that is wonderful about simcoe and sparingly administered chinook hops is the first showpiece offered in the tasting. Citrus, pine, and just the perfect degree of bitterness paired with a modest malt profile devoid of any cloying aspects make this brew quaffable to the fullest. This has everything the western block of ipa manufacture has to be noted and praised for.

The mouthfeel is perfect for drinkability. This brew has enough body to support everything with balance and it promotes all of the flavors and characteristics well and lends to superior ease of imbibing.

Overall this ale has what this reviewer has come to love about the west coast version of the ipa style. Colorado may not be on the coast, but the general western usa idea of streamlined and less filling while still utterly delicious is evident here. Spending years chewing down the midwest's drinks, while fabulous to be certain, has made me grow fond of this lighter type of beer and hence I may feel more satisfied than others to whom this brew has been commonplace. New Belgium is new to our market here in Michigan and I am glad that I decided to snag this out of the gas station today as the overrated status of Fat Tire nearly deterred me from finding out what a great little brew this Ranger India Pale Ale is. I will be looking to this in the future!

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4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a while ago at meijer right when it came for the first time

A&S: upfront very reiseny and dank hops which settle to a more milder floral and pale grains. Transparent with light fizzy off white head.

T&M: harsh and hoppy, very clean highly carbonated ipa. on the bitter side of even most ipa. Very drinkable.

Overall: Stands out but not in my favorites for the style. Well priced at 2.85 for a bomber though.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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