Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by Foxtrot:
4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Raging Bitch pours from a 12oz. bottle a nice copper gold body with a two finger foam head. Retention was modest with no lacing.
Aroma is quite strong with hops, pine, citrus notes, and some slight bubblegum being the most dominant in the nose. There is some belgian character in the mix, but is just pushed back by the strength of the hops.
Its a good beer, don't get me wrong. But I don't get a whole lot of belgian character out of this. The hoppiness is superb, slightly herbal and clean bitterness makes it a good breed of IPA, but they just about hide the yeast. I get some clove and white pepper towards the finish with a faint metallic undertone. Alcohol remains hidden throughout.
Mouthfeel is a good highlight. Medium with a few notches under being full. Fills the mouth pretty good.
Good drinkability with the alcohol dececption, but might be a bit cloying half way through a pour.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2011 05:44:02 | More by Foxtrot
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a New Belgium goblet. Label says 139A14
A- Pours an orangeish medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.
S- Floral aroma of grassy hops and Belgian yeast. Sweet, fruity and spicy.
T- The banana and bubble gum notes of the yeast comes on first and then turns on its heels to meet the bitterness and vegetal flavor of the hops. Alcohol is decently masked and the taste remains interesting to the bottom of the glass.
M- Sharp from the hops and alcohol. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.
O- This was probably the first Belgian IPA I'd ever had when I first tried it years ago and loved it. Still holds up today but I've certainly met other beers that attempt the same thing and do it better since then.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 03:48:15 | More by Immortale25
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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