MisterSparkle (29) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very decent every-day type of IPA. From bottle to tumbler @ home. Pours amber, very clear, with a one-finger head which is only slightly on the airy side. Lace is there, but nondistinct. Aroma is spruce-apricot. Flavor follows suit. One good thing about Ranger is that people who donít normally drink IPA will like it, and those who love IPA will find just enough bitter in the brew to be worth the journey. Carbon action is moderate-heavy, maybe just a bit too much. Finish is very long, the taste of the hops will dance on your palate for awhile. In terms of body, it drinks a little bit like a lager. This beer makes a cameo appearance in my fridge from time to time. Itís dependable and good value, as it is usually lower priced than most other IPAs. It is actually quite excellent when drunk straight from the bottle, I might even dare to say it is better that way.
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color with a 2-finger head. Nice hoppy aroma with notes of pine. Clean flavor, bright and refreshing. Satisfying bitterness. This is a sessionable IPA that gets the job done. However, other microbreweries in Colorado (Ska, Odell, Great Divide) make much more interesting versions of this style.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 Bottle. Pours a golden clear orange hue. Aroma is light pine and citrus, but not necessarily in that order. Really ícleaní tasting and well balanced. The citrusy bitterness is held down by the bready malts. A nice IPA that could be quite sessionable.
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Monk. Pours a light copper with almost no head but instead a couple of white bubbles. Aroma is off putting to begin with. Rather mucky citrus with a slight hit of hops. Much better in the mouth. Soft carbonation leads to a nice mouth feel. Hop resin and citrus in the flavour. Nice beer if it werent for the aroma
dwm1034 (753) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DRAFT from Harryís in Bayshore WI.....recommended by wait person....great hoppy nose and smooth / hoppy tasty. not overly astringent like some IPAs but with a decent hop / alcohol / malt taste....well done / another good beer from New Belgium
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just had this at the Yard House on draft and Iím going with the gang on it: the Ranger offers just the right balance for an IPA. Resin-y but appealing aroma leads into a snappy hoppy taste with fine overtones of cirtus, specifically orange. Astringent but refreshing...so it delivers the taste you want a crisp, tidy IPA to deliver out on a muggy hot afternoon.
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very nice ipa on draft. ive had this before and wasnt as impressed as i was with it on draft tonight at baker st. pub. on federal and 120th in westminster co. very tasty citrusy aroma more hoppy than normal
dah1990 (2) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the more extreme IPAís Iíve tasted. The color is a light golden brown, the crispness invigorates the palate, and the finish is extremely bitter.
baraciisch (2727) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canít believe Iíve never rated this beer before... Pretty much a staple among IPAs, kinda how Sierra Nevada is to pale ales... Color is golden orange, aroma of citrus hops, notes of grapefruit... Flavor is bone dry, prototypical West Coast IPA, not much sweetness at all.... Nicely bitter finish... Solid IPA
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. pours golden yellow with two fingers of white foamy head. Smells of pine, grapefruit, lemon, and grass. Taste grapefruit, pine, earthiness, and some malt. Mouthfeel is medium and oily and the finish is bitter and medium in length.