Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The New Belgium Ranger IPA did not reach the quality I had in mind, but nonetheless it still is a good tasteful beer. It is much more on the bitter side, but contains a sweet finish
portableparty (1920) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is clear like glass with a nice golden amber hue and a quick soapy head that dissipates. Aroma at first is strong florals and pine, but minutes latter I got muddled malts with faint musty hops. Taste is pine with a decent malty finish, little musty and mixed up in the end. Palate starts out thin and malty (chaulky) and finishes dry.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an attractive light copper with a white head. Medium intensity aroma of light biscuity malt, some tropical fruit and citrusy hops. Flavor starts with simple light malt profile then gives way notes of grapefruit, tangerine, light pine and then some mango/papaya.The hop presence is also medium strength in the flavor as well. Medium bodied with a smooth drinkable texture and moderate carbonation. Overall, a very solid session IPA.
manny57 (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle, while brewing a Fate Tire clone. Pours golden and clear. Dry mouthfeel, medium bodied, with notes of citrus and pine. The hop character is not overpowering. A nice beer.
Pershing (477) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber with a lingering head. Hoppy aroma and taste. Finishes sweet.
skortila (4558) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
West USA trip 2010. On tap @ PIB. The aroma has citric and pine hops mainly. Clear, yellow coloured beer with a white head. The taste is bitter and has pine, citrus and jasmin (?). Bit carbonated and it has a dry finish. Okay.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Jerseys pizza in Redlands. Rating# 490. Dark gold with a nice white head. Big grassy aroma, very mild otherwise. Light bitterness, more grass, but very enjoyable. (1347)
BeerViking (2564) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours golden with a fluffy head, good citrus hoppy nose, then a big big punch of resiny hops on the palate that’s still hanging around your tastebuds for ages afterwards. Nice smooth body, the hops tend to overpower the malt though.
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, golden color, lasting white foamy head, excellent lacing. Big citrus nose, grapefruit, a little pineapple. Light bodied, smooth, lasting finish. Dominated by a soft, but big and bitter hop presence. Balanced by a light malt sweetness and some alcohol warmth. A nice IPA. A great nose. Would like a little more body and malt to balance.
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber orange with a slight haze and a big frothy head. Aroma is dominated by spicy and citrus hops. Med-full bodied, a thick yet smooth texture derived from the solid malty background. The IBUs seem to be on the conservative side even though 70 is claimed, but a decent hop flavor ensures you are drinking an IPA. Bitterness lingers in the finish a bit, with a touch of fruityness. Overall an above average IPA, but clearly nothing more.