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RATINGS: 1513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Are you a hopinista? Thank our Beer Rangers for inspiring (and begging for) this well-balanced Simcoe, Cascade and Chinook hopped IPA. 70 IBUs


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2010
(12oz bottle). Pours clear straw yellow with 1" thick white head. Aroma of grass, pine, resin, floral, also some basement/funk. Quite pungent. Taste is bitter, but there is a subtle, underlying sweetness. Light to medium bodied with oily and somewhat thin body. Carbonation is fizzy on the tongue. Finish is bitter, but pleasingly so. I think New Belgium nailed this one. They definitely got the hop aroma and flavor, but there is a nice grapefruit aspect that balances this beer out quite well at the end and really cuts through the bitterness. I appreciate that finesse because it seems that too many brewers try to blow up your taste buds with IBU. Nice job!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gururyan (636) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 11, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2011 Picked up a fresher batch of Ranger so I had to adjust my initial ratings of it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (2487) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2010
Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is fruity hops, flavor is fruits and malts. Quite a lot of hops in the finish. Pretty normal but good ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swanmann (638) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 8, 2010
From the bottle poured a bright, clear, brassy-orange ale with fluffy off white head, sustained about 3-4 minutes. It smells piney, for sure, and the flavor shouldnít disappoint IPA fans. Itís bracing and hop forward. After it warms just a bit, lovely creamy caramel textures appear. Effective without being outrageous.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2571) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bomber from BevMo. Strong hoppy nose. Smells quite sticky, like sap from a pine tree. Dry pine bitterness. Not overwhelming, but well hopped. A little hint of sweetness, followed by dry bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
Light piney aroma. Pours clear golden with mid range head. Some sweetness, drying hop finish. Understated hops, medium body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
woodzgud (23) - USA - SEP 6, 2010
Smooth and very balanced. Some bitterness but not overbearing, w/fruit, citrus overtones. Iíve not jumped on th New Belgium bandwagon to this point, but this is one of the best IPAs Iíve had - probably should be rated even higher.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jdskinns (204) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2010
12oz bottle. Clear golden color with a decent inch-thick white head. Aroma is nice, citrusy hops. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter but nothing outstanding. Pretty bland actually. Body is very light and thin. Overall not very impressed with this one.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edwardbass (579) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2010
I really enjoy Ranger. Nice hopping grapefruit citrus prevails, which I like. Itís palate is pleasing and I consider it one of my "day-to-day" beers (Two Hearted being my favorite day-to-day).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Extremely clean and well balanced. Has the right amount of bitterness, the aroma is pine, herbal, and citrus. Holds a nice thick white head down the glass with regal lacing. It is plenty bitter, but there is enough bready maltiness and hop fruitiness to balance it out. The aftertaste is a bit weak, it has a medium body and thin texture with medium carbonation. A very satisfying IPA, one you could drink in quantity.


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