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Old 10-14-2010, 05:14 AM   #1
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Default Well I tried New Belgium's Fat Tire and I am not impressed but...

the Ranger IPA I had was great.

I have seen quite a bit of talk about Fat Tire. Was excited when I saw it on tap. Like I said not impressed. Just very generic tasting. Nothing outstanding about it.

Same place had Ranger in bottles. Very tasty. Have been out west (live on east coast). Been trying to find all the the west coast beers I can't find in the east (Especially IPA's). Been doing pretty good so far. And Ranger hold up well against the good one's.

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Old 10-14-2010, 05:25 AM   #2
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I really like Fat Tire, it's what got me curious about the rest of new Belgium, but Ranger is one tasty IPA, and my favorite of their offerings.

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Old 10-14-2010, 07:04 PM   #3
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Sorry for potential highjack, but I've been meaning to ask what that strange flavor is in New Belgium's Mothership wit and 1554 or whatever... tastes like olives to me. Turned me off from their brews...

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Old 10-15-2010, 04:27 AM   #4
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Sorry for potential highjack, but I've been meaning to ask what that strange flavor is in New Belgium's Mothership wit and 1554 or whatever... tastes like olives to me. Turned me off from their brews...
No issues. Your not highjacking.... This is about NB beers. Unfortunately I have not had either of those. I am from NY and am currently travelling in CA and AZ. I have been trying try all the west coast beers I cannot get at home. So far while here I have had:
Pliny the elder
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Alpine Duet (My new all time fav beer. Too bad I can't get it at home...)
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:32 AM   #5
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what that strange flavor is in New Belgium's Mothership wit and 1554 or whatever... tastes like olives to me.
Hmm, 1554 is the one beer of theirs that I'd say doesn't have that "NB flavor".
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I will concur that I'm not a big fan of Fat Tire (I swear they changed the recipe recently), but I think Ranger is a very good IPA.

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fat tire was one of the first craft brews I ever bought and my dad used to drink it all the time so it'll always have a spot in my stomach, but lately it just seems like I can't get into their beers.

Ranger's not a half bad IPA though, and its one of my go-to IPAs if i'm not in the mood for something bigger

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the Ranger IPA I had was great.

I have seen quite a bit of talk about Fat Tire. Was excited when I saw it on tap. Like I said not impressed. Just very generic tasting. Nothing outstanding about it.

Same place had Ranger in bottles. Very tasty. Have been out west (live on east coast). Been trying to find all the the west coast beers I can't find in the east (Especially IPA's). Been doing pretty good so far. And Ranger hold up well against the good one's.
I dont think I have ever been to a bar that didn't have fat tire on tap. While I think its boring and I am not a fan, I cant believe you have just tried it.
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I will concur that I'm not a big fan of Fat Tire (I swear they changed the recipe recently), but I think Ranger is a very good IPA.
I thought the same thing last week when I bought a 12 pack.
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Fat Tire is a good "Hmmm... not much else on tap, give me one of those" fallback beers, but it's nothing special. Not a beer I'd turn down, but not one I'd go out of my way for. Many of their other beers are quite tasty though and I've made a point of getting some of them because I develop cravings for them.

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