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RATINGS: 1557   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Are you a hopinista? Thank our Beer Rangers for inspiring (and begging for) this well-balanced Simcoe, Cascade and Chinook hopped IPA. 70 IBUs

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
achtungpv (237) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Nice IPA. The hops want to come out but stay mild as if they know they were brewed for a bit more mainstream crowd. Good beer though. Light citrus tones, very drinkable. Wish it was a bit more hoppy though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chadje (194) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2010 It pours a golden color with a very large white head. The smell is of hoppy floral and citrus scents, but not enough for my liking. It is a smooth IPA that doesní t have that good bitter hoppy aftertaste. An average IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Pours a pale copper with peach highlights and a 1-2 finger slightly chunky, off white head that has good retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is big on citrus and planty hops, a decent amont of pine, light biscuit and toasty malts. Flavor is slightly sweet cereal malts up front a little biscuit and light medicinal notes up front (think Tylenol), quickly overrun by grapefruit, pine, planty hops bringing some nice bitterness to the finish, along with the odd, grainy note that I seem to catch in almost all New Belgium brews. Palate is light bodied, pretty dry and crisp throughout and pretty over carbonated. Not a bad IPA, but itís a little off in a couple areas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2010
12oz bottle. Pale yellow-orange color a frothy white head. Very nice hop aroma, lots of citrus. Clean on the palate and medium bodied, this one still manages to pack a hop punch that might outclass some IIPAs out there. Hop-centric all the way, no sticky malt tones to speak of, just a steady toasty backbone. An awesome beer, well worth seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle from Red Barrel in Mooresville, a true diamond in the rough. Pours crystal clear pale golden with large foaming light beige head. Nose is fresh citrus hops and very enticing. Flavor is a very decent, moderate citrus hop punch that is slightly carbonated and pleasantly smooth. Not lacking in flavor at all, slightly dry and earthy. Good flavor from start to finish and pairs excellently with my cajun shrimp jambalaya this evening. (On a side note, I am exstatic to finally be rating by phone...loving my new Samsung Moment!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Pours a nice medium coppery hue, forms decent size foamy head. Aroma of pine resins, light malted flowers and tropical fruits. Flavour is much of the same, nice bitterness with a rather smooth malt back bone. NB really got it right with this beer, my fave from them so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JesusPooped (40) - Bay View, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2010
12oz. As a regular I/IIPA drinker, I was a bit skeptical of how enjoyable this drink would be. Pours a light golden almost the color of a light beer. I was pretty excited to see they used simcoe hops in this brew and it is apparent right away once you sniff this beer. Some dank and earthy hops with some grapefruit citrus. Taste is a bit mild, but very well balanced. Would not guess that this has 70 IBUís with the mild bitterness presented. Thumbs up to New Belgium for making a pretty balanced IPA. Would love to see an Imperial IPA in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Deep orange pour with a foamy head. Aroma is mostly pine and citrus hops, with hints of malt. Flavor is a bit bitter. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1022) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2010
spritely hops, pine and lemon, flavor open with fruit like mango, then a hop buzz, sharp but not too intense; the sweet persists and the parts donít come together and slightly cancel each other. pretty darker yellow color with modest head (bottle.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1541) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Hoppy, classic IPA aroma of American-style citrus and pine as well as English-style dirt. Biscuity smell. Cotton candy scent. Pours a clear, effervescent, bright gold with a large amount of uneven, cream-colored head. Nice lacing. Hoppy, dry taste. Salt, lemon, and mineral flavors. Light to moderate body. Soft in the palate. Feels insubstantial. New Belgium Ranger India Pale Ale is a nice IPA, very much to style. Itís a pretty good example of a very good style, but it is not outstanding in any way.

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