Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Cone Ranger had a fresh, hoppy scent, buttressed by a slight metallic tang. The flavour is less hop-focused than many IPAs, preferring instead to kick things off with a rich, toasted malt vibe, before veering into the IBU zone. Caramel and copper notes make this a nicely balanced India pale ale, but there are still enough hops to satisfy a devotee of the bines.
Maybe it could have been hoppier, and definitely could have been stronger, but Cone Ranger was otherwise a nice IPA.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10.