Saturday, December 18, 2010

New Belgium Brewing Ranger IPA

This 6.5% ABV India Pale Ale is from New Belgium Brewing of Fort Collins, Colorado.  

The beer pours a light and clear amber and copper in color. There is a tall, thick, foamy head of off-white.  The aroma is hop forward, citrus, tropical, cantaloupe and a hint of pine.  The taste has tangerine, grapefruit, ripe melon, and tropical fruit all nicely balanced on a malt background enough to hold it up.  The finish is bracingly bitter.  There is the slightest hint of pine in the aftertaste.  The beer drinks smooth and round with a subtle carbonation. This is an all around solid American IPA. 

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