Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

5,953 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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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour was clear yellow with a small head. Didnt smell like much. More alpha acids than anything, but not that much. Lots of powdery sweet malt. The taste follows suit. I dont get much fruit, pine, or anything. Lots of powdery sweet malt, with some bittering presence from the hops. I want more flavor, but just nothing sits there.

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Photo of imasloth
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Light, orange even yellowish color with a thick white head that was persistent. equally persistent heavy lacing.
Update 5/14: perfectly golden no orange. Head is impressive, beer is clear, carbonation beauteous.

S- Pine and citrus hops- Very nice, but it seems rather ordinary to overpower IPA with hop aroma. I'd like a bit more complexity.
Update 5/14: piney and bitter. Smells great. Still all hop.

T- Both of the above noted scents come out in flavor, but with nice addition of bitter flavor and as well. Unlike in smell, I also get a sweet malt coming through.
Update 5/14: bitter, with a bit more fruitiness and sweetness than the smell indicates. Perhaps too sweet for my liking.

M- Medium body with good carbonation and strong bitter feel. Bitterness present in afterfeel as well with a slight mouth coating (sweet and bitter).
Update 5/14: smooth. Nice carbonation feel. Mouth coating noticeable.

O- Very nice IPA. What it lacks in scent it makes up for in mouthfeel and taste.
Update 5/14:too sweet, would like more of the hop aroma to translate to taste.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -53.6%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of TheCondor
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Side poured with standard vigor from a bottle into a tulip.

Appearance - Pours a relatively clear golden color with a nice big, pillowy white head about two fingers worth that sticks around for some time. Leaves outstanding lacing.

Smell - Pine, grapefruit, citrus and orange peel, herbal essences as well. There is a slight hint of a malt background, not much though.

Taste - Bitter hop assault from start to finish. Much like the nose, the hops dominate every aspect of the brew. As it warms, it gets even more bitter. It's true to style, but I generally like to drink IPA's relatively quick.

Mouthfeel - This beer is certainly carbonated, to say the least. Finishes pretty clean and bitter, with adequate carbonation.

Overall - This is a decent IPA. Nothing to freak out about, a good go-to, sessionable, easily accessible, and well-priced IPA most can enjoy. I likely won't buy it again (just because I don't drink many IPAs) but I would certainly drink it again, albeit faster this time. Good beer overall

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Beautiful tight stark white head that rose about an inch above the glass without falling. Heavy lacing that trailed to the bottom of the glass. Earthy aroma after the pour. Nicely balanced and uncomplicated hop profile. Consistent from the beginning to end and very easily drinkable. A smallish IPA at 6.5% leaves plenty of room for more.

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Photo of GroovyDeus
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am not a fan of big IPA's - particularly american IPA's, but this was given to me from a friend returning from out of state.

Appearance: Clear/golden with a nice white head and good carbonation

Smell: All I get here is funky pine/grapefruit. Like a hammer.

Taste: Again, I am not a huge hophead - and this is on the edge of unpleasant to me...but I kept going back to it. It flirts with the edge of bitter but keeps it really interesting with a balance of malt/herbal and floral notes. Interesting enough to keep me wanting more.

Mouthfeel: Light and dry with a long, semi-sweet finish

Overall: NB remarks that this is a 'sessionable' [email protected] 6.5% I wouldn't go that far. This is however, an amazingly interesting beer - good introduction for the hop novice on what notes the simcoe and cascade hops can bring to the party.

Serving type: can

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoy this beer. The hop aroma is awesome, the mouthfeel still packs a bunch but isn't overly heavy. This is a great "go-to" IPA if you aren't feeling too adventurous.

The beer has a nice dark golden appearance with a good head and very good lacing.

Overall, I'd recommend this beer to any IPA-lover and definitely will continue buying myself.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 5,953 ratings
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