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Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Belgium - Ranger India Pale Ale

Dead Soldier
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Ranger India Pale Ale
New Belgium Brewing
500 Linden Street
Fort Collins, CO USA
Est. 1991 

Brain Damage Quotient = 6.5 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Copper to amber in color.
Mostly floral hops and pine in aroma.

Nice off white two finger head.

Distinct rings of of lacing on the glass.
Grapefruit and spruce piney hoppiness in taste.
Moderate carbonation.
Light, clean taste. Medium bodied.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Glad to see that amongst the other fine beer that New Belgium produces, they have a nice India Pale Ale too.  This has a very nice body and character for an IPA that can hold up against others in its class, for the most part.  I never would suspect anything half-done from New Belgium.  You can enjoy this one straight from the bottle or savor it from a glass.  It's sure to please the IPA drinkers in your entourage.

Don't be put off by the simple logo and label branding. While that may be in need of an upgrade, there's no denying this IPA will be a winner in your book.  A unique and zingy bite of hops is there all the way through, but it won't crowd out your taste buds.  Enjoy one today.

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