Ranger IPA by New Belgium

268023_10100964262157870_1834729844_nRating: 3.6/5

Ranger by New Belgium is a 6.5%ABV India Pale Ale

Are you a hopinista? Thank our Beer Rangers for inspiring (and begging for) this well-balanced Simcoe, Cascade and Chinook hopped IPA. 70 IBUs

New Belgium makes some nice beers like their Fat Tire Ale. This is their IPA. I have tried many IPAs so I will try to find what is good about this one. The aromas of the Ranger IPA start off with alittle bit of citrus, grassy pine, grapefruit and minor honey biscuit.The flavors are as many IPAs go. Grassy, Pine, Grapefruit, citrus, subtle caramel, biscuit, some herbs and spices, minor notes of peach or a mango but not too fruity. It has a nice hoppy, grassy and bitter aftertaste. While it is quite balanced with flavors, it has nothing new that blows me away. Yet, this is still a good IPA to have. I have tried other bad ones, but this one won’t let you down. Especially if your into IPAs for the hops mainly.

4 thoughts on “Ranger IPA by New Belgium

  1. I like New Belgium Ranger, but I LOVE their Rampant Imperial IPA. I’m drinking one right now, as a matter of fact. =D My local beverage discounter always has Ranger at a pretty good 12-pack price, but they never put Rampant on sale. However, the grocery store (Randalls) often has Rampant and Ranger at the same price per 6-pack. *shrugs*

    • HA! Very nice 🙂 So at that point, picking and choosing between a 6-pack of either is like well…. which one would be the best 😛 ??. I like the more tropical and malty IPAs myself but definitely dig herbal and grassy hop ones from time to time…Cheers!

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