Ranger | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
5,943 Ratings
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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:
1,527
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,943 |  Reviews: 1,315
Photo of cmcquirk
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wardt16
4.52/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wuthrichj15
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of seanpaul7
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Docksidebars
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beebs22
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattDean
4.79/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PUbeer
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentblackwell
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like this a lot. Very tart, sharp piney hop taste. Aroma is more subdued hops. Pours clear golden with short head and sticky lacing. Aftertaste of tangy hops. Cheers!

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Photo of caburdette51
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrsqc7
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear not quite copper with massive comically huge billowy white head.

Heavy carbonation allows the pungent hop bitterness to roll over the tongue. Fruit flavor is present but muddled - mostly citrus zest and vague Granny Smith tartness.

Overall ok. Not great.

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Photo of chasmandocharles
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattXT
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LordArgonaut
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can with freshness date of 22JAN17 into standard pint glass.

L: Pale amber color with finger and half head. Excellent lacing.

S: Grapefruit, herbal hops.

T: Mild hop bitterness, fruity flavor. Bitter like an IPA should be. Faint biscuity notes.

F: Medium body, refreshing, crisp and very drinkable.

O: Quite delicious and refreshing. Highly recommend.

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Photo of evostudios12
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hegg4345
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jnorris404
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L- Completely see through amber colored beer with frothy head that quickly dissipates to a side hugging foam. I see some foam islands in there as well.
S- Piney and earthy. Sweet smell. Grassy and slightly floral. Caramel as it warms. Interesting and original nose for an IPA. (sorry for the short sentences, I'm just typing as i get the flavors)
T- Earthy and slightly bitter. A bit sour too? Maybe some lemon. I immediately pick up the taste of watermelon? Maybe it's just me. Easy flavor that doesn't pack a punch. It gets a bit watered down as I sip though.
F- Medium bodied beer. Medium carbonation. Maybe a bit on the lighter side? Slightly watery.
O- Cool/interesting beer. I would definitely have this beer again. I know some people who swear by it and I can see why. Good ipa.

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