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Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

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5,963 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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3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with a long lasting, white, fluffy head. Aroma is of orange fruit, citrusy hops, biscuit malt, caramel and ripe fruit. Body is full and crisp. Taste is citrusy hops, biscuit malt and ripe fruit. The finish is long, greapfruity. There are much better IPAs.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An almost excellent IPA that is killed by the overpowering malt notes. The initial smells are obviously hop -- grassy, citrus, but then you get smacked with the yeast and caramel which don't fit with the bright flavor. It's a bit like topping a caramel sundae with grapefruit zest and mint.

When the taste hits, there's a decent balance of bitter and sweet, but this comes at the cost of the overpowering maltiness that just won't quit. The more the beer warms, and the more I drank the more I couldn't get beyond it.

It's a hop bomb and a malt bomb all in one. And odd combination.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not a bad IPA, just not one of my favorites. The taste is a little lacking in flavor, in my opinion. It's just a bit one-dimentional. Appearance and smell are just about average, and the taste is mildly hoppy. Not much else to report. I've picked up this beer several times from the grocery store when there aren't many other options, but I'm usually not all that thrilled with it.

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Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 5,963 ratings
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