Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
5,949 Ratings
RangerRanger
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
70 IBU

Added by brownbeer on 12-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,949
Reviews:
1,315
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.79%
 
 
Wants:
119
Gots:
1,534
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,949 |  Reviews: 1,315
Photo of lwcreasy
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep gold with a half-inch head resulting from the pour. Lively carbonation and a small amount of foamy lace remains along the side of the pint glass. O.K retention. Overall- it looks like a beer I want to drink.

Pine and a bit of dank-ness from the hops, with perhaps some grassy aroma as well. Tad of bready malt. Not too much citrus, if any. Mild aroma all things considered.

Tastes like the flesh around a peach pit, grass, and slight amount of green herbs teasing. Some grapefruit and orange begin to assert themselves as we're going. Good tasting bitterness. Tough to really delineate exactly what kind of malt presence I'm getting, so it's hard to call it balanced, but I'm gonna go with "even" (and not even attempt to describe what that means.) I'm not overpowered or underwhelmed by anything this brew presents to the palate.

Medium body, medium carbonation. Very fun on the tongue.

A solid IPA- lacking in standout aromas and flavors, but featuring a nice bitterness, mouthfeel, and drinkability to keep you coming back.

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Photo of raysat
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CCutch
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zimbida
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of madakassal
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of takusan1000
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tankg
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tropicanajack
3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Taste like a Forrest. Id still drink it though.

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Photo of curtisjoseph
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of logicalparadox
2.99/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Gorgeous pour, with a two to three finger pillow of sticky foam that adorns the glass until the last swig.

Nose is flat. Some light citrus and pepper, but somewhat stale.

Taste is mild pine sap and woody notes playing alongside subtle citrus rind. Pithy. Alcohol is noticeable and brings a rubbing alcohol like quality. Unpleasantly bitter from the start through to a long, bitter, astringent finish. Medicinal.

Viscous and medium to medium heavy body. Not much tooth, but certainly not light.

This s a good example of the kind of IPA I don't much care for. Decent beer if you like this type of beer, but not my thing

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Photo of Avatar113
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of luke12345
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlmontague
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nater919
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jwale73
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-gold with a rocky, half inch, bright white head. Delicates ringlets of lacing are revealed as the head recedes. Nose expresses citrus rind, a light peppery quality and biscuit malt. Taste follows nose with the addition of a piney characters towards the finish and a more assertive malt profile that suggested by the nose; albeit not at all unpleasant. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an assertive carbonation and a kiss of oiliness to the texture. Overall, a solid offering with a nice blend of citrus, piney notes and malt - none particularly overwhelms and it all balances out nicely. Well done.

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Photo of NYR-Zuuuuc
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
4.46/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Leiermann
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brian74
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsa7783
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good, drinkable IPA. On tap at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza. More or less was what I expected. Didn't leave much to be desired. Sessionable in my opinion. Moderate hop backbone with pine and citrus flavors apparent. Good stuff. Recommended.

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Photo of rmank
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
3.83 out of 5 based on 5,949 ratings.
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