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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPARaging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,549 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 3,549
Reviews: 1,117
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 131
Gots: 641 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerisfoodLLC on 09-23-2009

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Ratings: 3,549 | Reviews: 1,117
Photo of IPA1978
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good especially for the money.

Photo of K-Dog
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm not a huge fan of Belgium style beers. However this one does not disappoint. I'm kind of surprised at the ratings for this beer. A little under rated in my opinion.

Photo of AndreRus
4.87/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Spectacular combination of IPA and Belgian! Bunch of hopes, bitter taste with Belgian malts aroma

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: deep reddish amber, ½” frothy head, dissipates to a thin film, leaves cathedral window lacing,
S: Plums, citrus, pine, pepper and herbal
T: Fruit with some Belgian character on the palate but the big hop flavors and bitterness hold center stage. It starts with a malty fruity sweetness and citrus rind bitterness grows and it dries out by the finish.
F: medium body, medium high carbonation, very fine bubbles
O: A refreshing, bitter tonic.

Photo of TopherBreski
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Only bad part of this beer is the alcohol is too strong and it somewhat ruins the taste. Great beer.

Photo of Alex-Alkis
4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very underrated beer. Probably the best Belgian style Imperial IPA i've drunk so far in my life.

Photo of elvishfarmer
2.98/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nose is unremarkable and slightly malty. Has a great, fairly balanced bitter hop taste. Finish is nice and clean; a pleasant surprise.

Photo of RyanK252
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep golden amber with a frothy off white head that settle and laces well.

S: Floral hops, some citrus notes, and some Belgian funk.

T: Floral hops, some citrus, lemon and a touch of orange, a little peppery and grassy, Belgian funk, a little grainy, with a light caramel/honey sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I'm generally not big on Belgian style beers, but this one is pretty crisp and refreshing. I might not go out of my way to grab it, but I wouldn't complain if it's put in front of me.

Photo of tekstr1der
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear copper pour with off-white foam. Aroma of yeast, malt and some citrus. Hop bitter up front, with a mellow lingering bitter, but pretty clean finish. Not the best of this style, but entirely enjoyable.

Photo of Deng
4.98/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Best beer hands down... Awesome name too

Photo of Csikic93
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bitter but not terrible. These sneak up on you if you drink more than 3. Don't let your girlfriend drink these, it's called raging bitch for a reason.

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Light amber colour with mild streaming CO2. Good off white foam head that is around 3 fingers and is pretty tight in make up. Good head retention and some light lace

Smell - Yet another IPA that smells like a Lemon Geranium plant ie piney and citrusy. There is also decent amounts of grape, orange, mandarin, coriander seed and leafy wood.

Taste - Sweet at first, this one rides from sugary malts to citrus fruit; mandarin and through to piney hop but none of these elements are over powering or dominant. The whole experience is well balanced, full and refreshing.

Mouth feel - Smooth and medium bodied, neither dry nor cloying but also lacking in pronounced linger.

Overall - WEll balance and tasty but slightly pedestrian the mouth feel is the weakest link but this beer is by no means a bad beer just a bit of a let down given the hype.

Photo of nerg
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fruity! Lots of grape fruit

Photo of car2052
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

A: Lovely amber body with a slight bit of haze. 1'' off-white head persists.
S: Floral hops paired with the spicy, slightly rubbery Belgian yeast.
T: Fairly sweet taste. Starts off with a bitter grapefruit taste. Strong sweet caramel malt forms the body of the taste. Finishes with a spicy note from the yeast. Hops linger on after the finish.Strong alcohol presence.
M: Medium.
O: Strong Belgian IPA, probably best described as a DIPA. Very enjoyable. Will get again.

Photo of brogger00
4.84/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love this beer, one of the best imperial IPAs you can find on the east coast, let alone Baltimore. Absolutely delicious and definitely worth a try. On tap in the Baltimore/Washington area is best but from bottles delicious nonetheless. definitely worth a try.

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light amber 4 finger head lots of lacing

Photo of xdvop86
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good taste with great tasting hops. I was pleasantly surprised.

Photo of Nine_Tails
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A curious IPA flavor , unfortunately I am not much given to beers IPA

Photo of MorganMessersmith
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Too heavy, too thick, too Belgiany

Photo of AceDBaby
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great ABV and just a great heavy IPA. Very citrusy and hard to put down once you get going. I made the mistake of downing six of these in a few hours and felt it all day the next day. No hang over though.

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank straight from bottle so not getting the full experience.
Not a huge IPA fan but liked it anyway.
Sweet and bready up front, with some resiny pine notes on the finish. Lively carbonation, not that bitter.

Photo of Shreegs
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I drink ALOT of this beer, I have noticed that the taste varies quite a bit depending on the batch. Alcohol level is high, so go easy...but overall one of my top 10 favorites

Photo of llenroc11
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Overall good good IPA and it is ok

Photo of mugsup
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thumbs up for this tasty treat. Enjoyed the unique and very different passionfruit and mango flavors punching through the middle. Nice balanced finish too. A yummy gulper this one. And very good value at the checkout! Definitely worth trying.

Photo of Griffin2
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pretty much an average IPA. Enjoyable, but nothing spectacular.

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,549 ratings.