Friday, January 29, 2010

A new Belgian ranger

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 7:22 AM

Last night, New Belgium Brewing Co. unveiled a historic new beer at the Pikes Peak Center's Studio Bee: the Ranger India Pale Ale, its first-ever IPA.

The caramel-colored beverage — named after the company's beer advocates who "protect, pour and partake" — sports a 6.5 percent alcohol by volume with a slightly citrus-y nose, a big, hoppy taste up front that sucks the moisture from your mouth and a very clean, soapy-IPA finish. Further tastings confirmed its place as one of the top craft IPAs available, as well as the fundamental truth of that ABV.

Beer rangers on-hand said that the Ranger IPA had been in development for over a year, and was currently on its ninth incarnation; the beer initially experienced delays due to New Belgium's reluctance to create anything outside the Belgian mold, though repeated requests swayed the issue. Look for it in restaurants, bars and liquor stores starting Monday, Feb. 1.

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