MrBunn (2867) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bomber. Pours a orangish gold with a sudsy yet thin head and complex aromas of citrus, bread dough, grass and herbs. Flavor is decidedly malty... hops are not as dominant as I would have hoped, more like a medicinal/herbal presence that is moderate at best. Finishes with a lot of caramel, a bit of metal and some soap. dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle courtesy BFC. Pours orange with light ruby hues, 1 finger white head, lacing. Piny and grapefruit nose, some other citrus. Nice caramel sweetness balanced with a moderate bitter, sticking and resiny, some citrus notes. Nice carbonic mouthfeel. A nice IPA overall. stephenj007 (125) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2010
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
Very nice. Exceptionally smooth and balanced. Very similar to O’Dells 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 I’ve had yet. llcooldave (1226) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Good piney hops aroma. Clear orange copper in color. Flavor has a decent hops bitterness that isn’t overpowering. Overall it’s a good drinkable brew. More purchases are required.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2010
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 (1540) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Had this on tap at palmer’s 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 Michigan… andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2010
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 won’t 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
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
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.