stephenj007 (115) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a very nice IPA. Bottle pour was deep, clear yellow, with a pillowy white head that stayed all the way to the end.....I like that kinda head. Aroma was piney, over-ripe orange, with a hops invite. Taste was well balanced, but no doubt IPA style, interesting, mild sweet notes, but quickly hits you with the hops bitterness. Washes down well, nothing special about the mouthfeel, with medium carbonation. I am not a big IPA drinker, but this Ranger really piques my interest in this style.
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice. Exceptionally smooth and balanced. Very similar to OíDells IPA, which I like very much as well. Malt and yeast balance much better than Stone, which I hold as the standard of a "pure" west coast IPA. Appearance is also distinguished by lasting white head and lacing, nice orange color, and excellent activity. Might be the best overall balanced IPA Iíve had yet.
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good piney hops aroma. Clear orange copper in color. Flavor has a decent hops bitterness that isnít overpowering. Overall itís a good drinkable brew. More purchases are required.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like this a little better than I remember. head is pure white but not lasting, could be the glass. aroma of strong resinous pines and earth supported by evident citrus. certainly some fruits mixed in giving it a tropical presentation. taste is similar. quite bitter from start and well past the finish. very nice and refreashing.
Onslow (1257) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap at palmerís Beer Garden in LaGrange Park, IL, and then picked up a 6 pack as I was heading out of state. A little lighter in body in than typical IPA, but packs a fine aromatic and citrusy (grapefruit) hoppiness. Very refreshing on a hot day and full of flavor an character. I *really* wish New Belgium would expand into MichiganÖ
andyhwcinc (1648) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2010 Poured from 12 oz bottle. Aroma is like a slightly hoppier version of Fat Tire. Appearance is like Fat Tire, with a little more of a creamy head. Taste is like Fat Tire, but a little more hoppy. Eh, probably wonít have again, not bad just average...........Re Rate w/ second bottle. Maybe the first one was an accidental Fat Tire they threw in there, the 2nd bottle is hoppier in aroma and taste is much more crisp.
jsf23mr (218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a six pack. pours a light amber color with a medium white head that diminishes quickly. Fizzy with carbonation. Bitter aftertaste, which is normal for an IPA, but this is a little more than usual. Taste is roasted malt.
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle. Pours golden bronze and sparkling. Aroma has citrus and malty. Taste is very livily with somewhat of a high IBU count, but the flavor is full. Great taste overall...very satisfying.
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange almost yellow body with a standard white head. Aroma is citrusy hops with some caramel malts. Flavor comes through as a bit subdued compared to the aroma. Just a hint of hops up front with a finish that isnít too wholly remarkable and is perhaps a bit astringent. All right beer for the most part.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours an orange gold color with off white frothy bubbly head which lingers as a nice film. Aroma of sweet resiny hops, slight citrus but in a sweeter way, like tangerine, and cake. Flavor is nice resin-pine like hops, sweet and pungent, which then reveals a cake like malt consistency, back to a slight bitterness of the hops on the finish. Medium to full bodied, not too thick or syrupy. Overall a pretty solid IPA, great flavors, not TOO big (read: sessionable). Good good stuff.