Tuesday, May 8, 2012

New Belgium Ranger IPA ....

Tonight's sampling is my first of the year from New Belgium Brewing Company, their Ranger India Pale Ale.  The twelve ounce bottle lists 6.5% ABV and 70 IBUs.

This beer poured with a small to medium, off-white colored head.  Beer color is a golden yellow.  The aroma is predominantly citrus, but not a bitter citrus.  There is some caramel sweetness as well.  A good amount of mouth feel.  The taste has a lot of malt, then transitions through some sweet to bitter.  The bitter has a citrus note to it, but I am not getting as much citrus in the taste as in the aroma.  Dry finish and a lingering bitter aftertaste.  Not an overly complex beer, but if you like a bitter-leaning IPA, this might be a good one to try.      

New Belgium Brewing Company
Fort Collins, Colorado

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