beardedjack (3) - Utah, USA - APR 7, 2010 does not count
Ahh new belgium! i know the brewery is really trendy but this beer is a american IPA perfected! a perfect balance of crisp aromatic hops and sweet malt. beerskinner (24) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 16, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 The aroma of barley being malted is present and is absolutely killer. It is like drinking cotton candy.
This brew is a great brew and is probably unmatched.
It don’t get no better.
update: re-rate to a 5.
It is a great brew that is unmatched.
MatthewHinz (12) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2012
I will admit I’m a bit skeptical of any beer that has to be shipped in from anything more than a few miles of me. New Belgium blows that skepticism right out the window. The most incredible thing about Ranger is the head. I use no hyperbole when I say you could eat it with a spoon. An amazing beer that you owe yourself to try if you even remotely like IPS’s. pchoate (27) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Best IPA deal around. Consistently amazing and drinkable. Understated brand in a saturated market.
---Rated for the sake of BEER!! Super_G (1) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
Ranger is a great IPA. Every time I’ve given one to a person who likes IPAs, they say they really like that one. I’m very impressed with new Belgium brewing Company. Now they came out with another one called Rampant. More hoppier than Ranger but they’re both great IPAs.
bierzeit (3) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - MAY 14, 2015 does not count
From a can, cans are better.
Ranger is a perfectly brewed ipa. The aroma is exactly like fresh malted barley, it is nonpareil. If you have ever malted barley and can get a whiff of the malt while malting, the aroma of Ranger is just like the aroma of fresh malting barley. Malting is an art and the eye does the work of when to roast the malt for ideal aroma and sweetness. Add your hops and it is beer.
Ranger is a topnotch brew. It is a 5, so that is what it gets.
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. SanfordBrewer (1574) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Translucent burnished gold with a dense and lasting beige head. Medium body with medium carbonation.grundsow (130) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Aroma: pale malt sweetness, floral citrus fruit hops. Clean and pleasant.
Taste: sweet toasty malt, clean bitterness, piney citrus hops.
Bareback hops featured prominently. No heavy malts or complicating spices to detract. Fantastically crisp beer. Hoppyfarts69 (2) - Rockville, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2013 does not count
Yeah, yeah, yeah—i know New Belgium is becoming cliché. But that doesn’t stop me from enjoying one of the boldest IPAs to ever grace my palate! Starting off light and refreshing, this beer finishes off strong, bold and hoppy. This is my go-to beer.