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RATINGS: 1636   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nustang70 (12) - USA - SEP 17, 2010
This is a great-tasting IPA. At 70 IBUs, itís quite hoppy, but very well balanced. Wonderful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle from Grapes and Hops in Fayetteville, NC on 09/01/2010. Clear golden amber body with a small creamy white head. Big floral hop aroma with some resiny notes. Sweet floral and citrus hop flavor with light pale malt notes. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2010
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice strong hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.

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 (714) - 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 (3775) - 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 (719) - 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 (2950) - La Mesa, California, 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 (25) - 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.


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