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RATINGS: 1681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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

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3.4
   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 IBUs 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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1229) - 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 dont come together and slightly cancel each other. pretty darker yellow color with modest head (bottle.)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (2577) - 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. Its a pretty good example of a very good style, but it is not outstanding in any way.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4671) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Pours a very clean translucent gold with aone finger frothy white head. Nose is very fruity and ctirusy, resinous, grapefruit and mango. Flavor is very similar, citrusy and resinous, grapefruit rind. There is a mild off character and astringency that Ive seen on draft and is much worse in that context. Palate shows a nice medium bitterness and strange off character.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2010
For $2.99 a bomber, this beer rules. Pours clearish, light orange with a small white head and good lace. Smells lightly earthy and citrusy, slightly astringent. Tastes slightly musty, grassy and earthy hoppy. Some citrus. Medium body with good carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Purchased in Asheville, NC (unknown source) Very tasty; smells incredible and pours beautifully. Highly recommended IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (4088) - Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Draft at Tower Tavern in Kansas City, Missouri - I had the first shaker pint off of a fresh keg. Pour is mostly clear darker golden orange with a nicely formed one inch light tan head. Aroma is fresh grassy earthy hops, some pine notes, touch of sweet tropical fruits and a very dank character. Fresh nose. Taste is the nose, big on the hop of grassy pine, earth, and the dankness. The body also has some nice toasted caramel malt to balance everything up. The finish is very dry. Palate is thin to medium bodied, active carbonation and the dry finish. The earth and mineral of the hops are quite lasting in the aftertaste. Easy drinking beer, quite nice.

2.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (6231) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Draft at Brewvival: DMSed aroma of cauliflower. Clear amber, medium head. Dry marigold flavor with a pine finish. It tasted slightly infected, but I appreciate the intent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Translucent orange, frothy head. Quite piney, dank aroma, resinous and weighty but not cudgel-level. Slightly sweetish malt presence. Flavor is sweetish with some toasty, even slightly roasty malts before moving onto the brighter citric hops. Woody yet fruity hops flavors interdigitated with sweet, lightly toasty malts. Simple, but appealing. Has a lot of the hops presence I like without being an 8% abv beast, but I find the sweetness/toastiness a little out of place.


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