New Belgium Ranger IPA is available throughout much of the country and even can be found in Brookings, SD. It is a fine India Pale Ale (IPA). New Belgium has marketed this beer well – go to their website to check out the humorous Ranger rap video – I dare you not to smile!
IBUs = 70
ABV = 6.5%
Ranger pours out light amber/deep gold into a pint glass. There is a one finger head with a nice piney hop aroma. The NB website lists Simcoe, Cascade & Chinook hops in this beer. The taste is piney and very enjoyable. The lacing is good. This is a very enjoyable, well balanced beer and is part of my regular IPA rotation. Most craftbeer drinkers will like this one (even relatively new craftbeer fans will like).
Grade = B+