Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
5,943 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:
5,943
Reviews:
1,315
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.79%
 
 
Wants:
119
Gots:
1,526
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,943 |  Reviews: 1,315
Photo of glass_house
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KidDoc
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour into pint glass. Slightly hazy deep honey color. Aggressive pour yielded a creamy half inch head which dissipated fairly quickly. Minimal if any lacing. There is something in the aroma that I can't quite place, perhaps caramel. The flavor follows and is not bad. Mouthfeel is actually a little effervescent though the beer is not powerfully carbonated. Finish is decently balanced. Not sure how fresh my bottle was. I would try again if I could get a fresh draft. All in all, an OK beer. Nothing that stands out but also nothing unpleasant

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Photo of DesertFox24
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sokol_1993
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice brownish color. Nice IPA, a little bit overzealous with the hoppiness for a normal IPA. Very floral and herbal. A strange hop taste, never had it before in an IPA.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Was shocked when I saw I had not review ed this grocery store staple. This is a very solid, albeit simple and unsophisticated, example of an American IPA. Sure beats 90% of everything else you can find at most local convenience stores, but in the bottom 10-20% of what can be had at specialty store.

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

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy pale orange with a small white head. The aroma is full of hops and citrus. The taste matches the nose.

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

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

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of HamdenHector
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; copper colored; with a fairly aggressive pour, a 2+ finger light khaki head that receded slowly to a thin cap; nice lacing;

s: pine and caramel with a hint of citrus in the background;

T: earthy with caramel from start to finish; moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish that increases to moderately dry in the aftertaste;

O: great aroma; nice dryness; I don't love the flavor;

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Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stella77artois
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iftcoach
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Selinsgrove2015
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Ranger from New Belgium Brewing
3.83 out of 5 based on 5,943 ratings.
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