Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ranger IPA and Dale's Pale Ale Review

Went camping a couple of weeks ago and tried these two out. Overall I enjoyed both beers but would have to say the Ranger IPA was my favourite of the two.

Ranger IPA - This is New Belgium's entry into the IPA world. New Belgium's Fat Tire is one of the beers that first got me into craft beer and I tend to enjoy most of their offerings. Ranger is no different overall a great beer. The hops really hit you but are not too overpowering and are very fragant. Malt is nice and light and makes this beer easy to drink. At 6.5% it's probably not a session beer, but that would never stop me from sessioning IPA's. This beer has moved into my rotation of IPA's for pickup whenever I cross the line.

Dale's Pale Ale- I had heard quite a bit about this beer prior to my taste and was looking forward to trying it out. I have to say I enjoyed this beer and that it reminded me very much of the Red Racer Pale Ale. I'd say this is a hop forward Pale Ale that is easy to drink. Will try it again, but not something I will go out of my way for.

1 comment:

  1. i agree on all accounts.

    ranger is solid.

    i really like dales and consider it more of an IPA with hoppiness and 6.5% alc.

    oh yeah... sessioning IPA'a... ALWAYS!