Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ranger IPA (New Belgium)

Ratebeer 3.54 94th percentile
Beer Advocate B+

Taste +4

With a big nose with pine, roast and a slight resin your know this in an IPA that means business. This is backed up by an assertive pine, toasted and resinous hop presence. This sweet hop lineup is supported by a continent of caramel and bready malts. It is mostly pine. The mouthfeel was sticky and left a gloriously sweet and bitter tongue coating. If you are keeping track; it has 70IBU.

Aftertaste +2

The mouth puckering and tongue coating aftertaste was all pine bitterness.

Alcohol Content +1 6.5%

6.5% seem to be the magic number for big IPAs

Value +1

Sure to be a hop-head favourite.

Ingame Enhancement +1

Still in Seattle loving the great beer selection

Overall 9/10

New Belgium has once again shown that there is no hop shortage with the flavours in this beer. It is big with pine and resin with just enough bready malts to make it enjoyable.

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