Beer Review: New Belgium Ranger IPA

If you haven’t heard then I’m happy to tell you that New Belgium Brewing Company will be coming to Ohio on December 16th, just over a month away. In perpetration for there roll out they kindly hooked me up with some samples. We took a taste of Accumulation last week when the first snows fell and today I’m trying their Ranger IPA. I first reviewed New Belgium’s Ranger IPA last year after bringing a bottle back from North Carolina.

Bring out the hops! This clear amber beauty bursts at the starting gate with an abundance of hops: Cascade (citrus), Chinook (floral/citrus), and Simcoe (fruity) lead off the beer, with Cascade added again for an intense dry hop flavor. Brewed with pale and dark caramel malts that harmonize the hop flavor from start to finish, Ranger is a sessionable splendor for all you hopinistas. Thank your Beer Ranger!

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Beer Review: Three Floyds’ Black Sun

The winter of my dark-content is drawing to a close but I’ve got a few more stouts left in me before that happens. While bourbon barrel aged Russian imperial stouts seem to be the fashion of the day I’ve discovered that my preferences are for dry Irish stouts and just about anything on a nitro tap!

Last week I had Three Floyds’ other available stout Moloko, their third stout Dark Lord I hope to have next month at Dark Lord Day. Tonight I’m drinking the second of their stouts, Black Sun, a dry Irish stout. Here’s what they had to say about this beer:

Black Sun has a nose of coffee, roasted malts and piney hops. This medium bodied stout has a broad depth of maltiness and a clean dry finish.

Let’s find out what I think…

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