RATINGS: 1601   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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

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ClarkVV (7099) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle, drunk Winter 2013.
Clear, copper-amber. Feeble off-white head.
Bready, grainy, lightly sour and oxidized, always oxidized....Stale hops add pepper and orange peel. Vanilla lingers...
Wow, this is an IPA? Even if you made the lame "But it’s an English IPA!" argument (which they don’t even bother to do), this still wouldn’t cut it. Just another bad amber ale-ish sort of thing from this horrendous brewery. Bready, oxidized, overcarbonated with fizzy carbonation. Poorly textured, not malty, etc...etc...etc...

R4N5H (1420) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2016
On tap at Ted’s Montana Grill, NYC on 8-Nov-2016, served in a snifter. Clear pale amber colour with a medium sized white head which dissipated quickly. Aroma of citrus and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Taste of lemon, grapefruit caramel, malt and floral hops. Light, some bitterness, refreshing although pretty average.

ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a cloudy pale orange with a small white head. The aroma is full of hops and citrus. The taste matches the nose.

KevinReddirt (263) - Midland, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Working my way through the New Belgium oeuvre with Ranger. A 12 oz. bottle poured into a tall clear stein. Delivers a light head that is replenished by some active carbonation, leaves some nice laces later. Has a pretty, golden body enhanced by the streams of bubbles. Scent of citrus, not overpowering. The first taste is a spike of lemon and some following woodiness. The hops give way to a bitter finish. Pleasant but not enthralling. There are other readily available IPAs I will go to first. But I will certainly buy this again.

ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA

AROMA: Fairly strong citrusy hops; slight candy scent. Low, clean grainy malt aroma in the background. No alcohol, No grass. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Bright copper/pale orange hue; high clarity. High CO2 and large white froth. 3/3

FLAVOR: Solid pale malt base with strong, dank hop presence throughout. Caramel/candy sweetness up front immediately followed by drank resiny/piney hop flavor at the finish. Slight oxidation due age of bottle (which might account for pronounced sweetness). 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; medium-high CO2. Smooth, soft texture. Bitterness lingers into the aftertaste but without astringency. No alcohol presence. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: One of (if not THE) best mass-market IPAs. True to the style and highly enjoyable. 9/10


NOTE: I am a rank-pending BJCP judge. I am reviewing commercial beer to BJCP specs to hone my judging skills.

Satyroneto (405) - BRAZIL - OCT 19, 2016
Cor de ouro envelhecido, totalmente translúcida e com pouco brilho; espuma branca de média/baixa formação e persistência de uma fina camada com pouco lacing. Aroma matado de pão e caramelo e lupulado resinoso, de pinho e cítrico (toranja). Sabor com início de caramelo migrando rapidamente para um final amargo cítrico (toranja); retrogosto adstringente persistente. Corpo médio e média carbonatação.

McGarnigle (663) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Bottles. This is just a really nice IPA. Great look. Good malt backbone. The hops are the star here. It’s not really bitter, although those who dislike IPAs may disagree. Good blend of pine and citrus. Doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but does what it should.

scarletfire65 (1558) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle at home. Big frothy head. Citrus zest and pine needles on the nose. Piney, woody dusty hop profile. Bitter finish with old citrus. Nicely balanced.

kerenmk (5397) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle to a plastic cap at Bourbon ’n’ Toulouse, Lexington, KY, 8.5.16. Clear-to-hazy amber with a white head. A little bit of papaya and the green leaves in the nose, bitter, dry, a little bit of onion in the mouth. Very carbonated, light body, light bitter finish.

Jado (805) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2016
355 ml bottle. Clear honey-amber pour capped with a fluffy white head that laces all the way to the bottom. Aromas of pine needles, lemon and honey. Soft fruit at first in the mouth before a firm pepper and grapefruit bitterness washes in. Lingering bitter finish with a citrus aftertaste. Enjoyed the hell out of this.

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