New Belgium - Ranger IPA

ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 70 | Our Props: 3

Finally New Belgium, one of our favorite breweries, produced an IPA. The makers of Fat Tire amber ale—a beer that has grown immensely in popularity over the past few years—is now bringing us Ranger IPA. When we saw this in our grocer a couple months back (just now getting to posting it, we're so slack) we just about peed ourselves. We were so excited that New Belgium had brewed this IPA that we almost had to break the law on the way home from the store and crack one open, however we did not since we're law abiding. Well we got home, snapped a few photos and set in for the sip... DISAPPOINTMENT! Shoot, how could New Belgium fail us? They did though. The beer is very light in color and FLAVOR, it has a slight citrus hint but not much. The beer was sorta bitter but not a good hoppy-bitter like you expect form IPA's—a more tart-bitter. We have not brought this brew again since we took the photos and probably wont. We don't like posting things that we did not enjoy but if you're a IPA fan do not spend the eight-plus bucks on this six pack. So that's that, sorry New Belgium we'll stick your Amber ale. Next we'll review a fritata we made... it was far from a dislike.


♥peachkins♥ said...

Oh I love the color!

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Ian said...

Maybe you should try it again sometime (I find my taste in beer varies over time). This is my second favourite double IPA (behind Stone Ruination - which costs twice as much) and it's an awesome, beautifully balanced beer!

On the other hand, I really don't like Fat Tire at all (try Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale instead..), so each to their own, eh?

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