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Re: Sierra Nevada Estate & Tumbler...New Belgium Ranger IPA
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2010, 08:57:12 PM »
I Like Ranger well enough and my wife loves it. I took a stab at a clone that I'm still tweaking.
      Batch size: 5.00 gal
      Boil size: 6.25 gal
      Boil Time: 60 min
      Efficiency: 75%
     
      Fermentables
      11.50 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US.
       6 oz Crystal Malt - 40L.
      4 oz Crystal Malt - 80L.
     
      Hops

      .60 oz Simcoe (13%AA) @60
      .30 oz Chinook (13%AA) @60
      .33 oz Chinook (13%AA) @20
      .33 oz Simcoe (13%AA) @20
      .33 oz Cascade (5.5%AA) @20
      .50 oz Simcoe (13%AA) @5
      .50 oz Chinook (13%AA) @5
      1.00 oz Cascade (5.5%AA) @5
      .50 oz Chinook (13%AA) Dry Hop     
      .50 oz Cascade (5.5%AA)  Dry Hop
      .50 oz Simcoe (13%AA)  Dry Hop

I used Wyeast 1272 in my first batch as I had some around. I'll use 1056 next time as 1272 was too fruity to call it a clone. I also might throw in some biscuit malt, even though NB doesn't list it on their site
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Re: Sierra Nevada Estate & Tumbler...New Belgium Ranger IPA
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2010, 05:04:41 PM »
For the first time, I had brews (Estate and Tumbler) by Sierra Nevada Brewery that I really didn't care for, especially the Tumbler-zero complexity.  A dud in my book.

I tried the tumbler a few weeks ago and didn't care for it either, but I'm not a big fan of this style to begin with.

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Re: Sierra Nevada Estate & Tumbler...New Belgium Ranger IPA
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2010, 03:40:48 PM »
For the first time, I had brews (Estate and Tumbler) by Sierra Nevada Brewery that I really didn't care for, especially the Tumbler-zero complexity.  A dud in my book.

I tried the tumbler a few weeks ago and didn't care for it either, but I'm not a big fan of this style to begin with.

What you said. Thought it might win me over. Didn't hate it but won't go back for more.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Estate & Tumbler...New Belgium Ranger IPA
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2010, 12:04:25 PM »
I Like Ranger well enough and my wife loves it. I took a stab at a clone that I'm still tweaking.
      Batch size: 5.00 gal
      Boil size: 6.25 gal
      Boil Time: 60 min
      Efficiency: 75%
     
      Fermentables
      11.50 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US.
       6 oz Crystal Malt - 40L.
      4 oz Crystal Malt - 80L.
     
      Hops

      .60 oz Simcoe (13%AA) @60
      .30 oz Chinook (13%AA) @60
      .33 oz Chinook (13%AA) @20
      .33 oz Simcoe (13%AA) @20
      .33 oz Cascade (5.5%AA) @20
      .50 oz Simcoe (13%AA) @5
      .50 oz Chinook (13%AA) @5
      1.00 oz Cascade (5.5%AA) @5
      .50 oz Chinook (13%AA) Dry Hop     
      .50 oz Cascade (5.5%AA)  Dry Hop
      .50 oz Simcoe (13%AA)  Dry Hop

I used Wyeast 1272 in my first batch as I had some around. I'll use 1056 next time as 1272 was too fruity to call it a clone. I also might throw in some biscuit malt, even though NB doesn't list it on their site

Cool. My dance card is a little full right now but if you tweak it up and get something going let me know!
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Re: Sierra Nevada Estate & Tumbler...New Belgium Ranger IPA
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2011, 07:46:26 PM »
I  had the Sierra Nevada Estate on tap this Sunday and loved it. Actually said "yum" on the first sip. Hoppy and malty, with real depth.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Estate & Tumbler...New Belgium Ranger IPA
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2011, 05:21:21 PM »
the recipe for ranger is in the december 2010 issue of BYO

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Re: Sierra Nevada Estate & Tumbler...New Belgium Ranger IPA
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2011, 08:03:18 PM »
But I don't think every beer has to strive for the most complex beer you've ever put in your mouth. Sometimes, it just drinks good, and that's good enough for me.

Ditto.  Had to give props to majorvices on this one.  It's that same way I feel, everyone's palette is different.  Enjoy the brew!
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Re: Sierra Nevada Estate & Tumbler...New Belgium Ranger IPA
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2011, 11:26:05 AM »
I am with the rest of the PNW Crew in saying that Ranger was kind of Meh. I didn't necessarily think it was bad, but it wouldn't be in my top 15 of IPAs, and I guarantee I can get an IPA I prefer anywhere I can find Ranger.

Tumbler I found OK, but not exciting, but I don't really enjoy the American hoppy take on Browns, I prefer the Malt-forward English style.

Haven't tried SN Estate, but I might grab some if I see it.

Oh, and as an aside regarding Smithwick's - One of the best beers I have found for converting BMC drinkers towards craft beer.
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