Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by Jimmys:
4.28/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle into tulip. code on bottle states "106B13".
A: very clear, very bright copper color. slightly off-white head is frothy. retention is good and also plenty of foam left behind.
S: apples and bananas. plenty of esters. a floral hoppiness as well. a little bit of cereal. the esters and fruit dominate the nose for the most part. aroma is more like a Belgian tripel, however the touch of hops is appreciated and necessary.
T: plenty of fruitiness starts things off. pears and kiwi. a chalky bitterness throughout. glad that back bone is there to balance the sweet fruit and also remind the drinker this is a BIPA. finish has both bitterness and fruit. finishes with a pear flavor.
M: moderate amount of carb, medium/full body.
D: a style that is a bit tough to hit, at least in my opinion, flying dog does a pretty good job here. I gotta say this is definitely one of their more enjoyable brews and worth picking up.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2013 06:58:54 | More by Jimmys
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2.93/5 rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I was disappointed in this beer. I have had it in the past, and thought that it was pretty decent, but for some reason, it didn't taste all that great this time around. It seemed pretty fresh, with a 2014 brew date.
The smell is... strange. I read lots of references about "citrus" and "grapefruit." To me, it smelled a bit sour with... I know this sounds crazy... a hint of burning hemp. Kind of like sitting in the nosebleed section of an indoor arena during a Pink Floyd concert, circa 1977.
The taste is also kind of sour rather than hoppy. This one definitely leaves an aftertaste, not unlike the taste some of us sometimes have when we first wake up in the morning.
I am glad that I only purchased a single bottle of this one this time around. I don't know... maybe this bottle was from a bunch that wasn't stored properly for awhile before being refrigerated at the retailer. I am willing to come back to this one again after some time to give it another shot.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 13:35:38 | More by Shade1951
4.5/5 rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 10oz, Raging Bitch '20th Anniversary' short-stemmed glass...Best By Date: 190B14 - This translates it being bottled on (or about) March 9, 2014.
A- Pours an absolutely beautiful, clear, deep sunset orange with about 1 fingers' worth of white, sea-foam head. Being a Belgian inspired ale, I would have thought it would be a bit lighter in color. (4.75)
S- Being that I've never consumed Raging Bitch this fresh, the aroma is absolutely crazy! Pine, Lemon/Lime, Grapefruit, Passionfruit, Bubblegum and Spice all blend in harmony. The aromatics are aggressive and on the bitter side of the spectrum...very intense. (4.75)
T- Sweet malt at the front of the palate, followed by some tropical fruitiness and then a pretty significant pine/grapefruit rind bitterness to finish things out. The flavors move rather quickly across the palate and the beer finishes quite dry. (4.25)
M- The beer has a medium body and the carbonation is moderate (much less than a traditional Belgian Golden Strong or Belgian Pale Ale). Additionally, the palate is coated with an oily, piney, resinous character making this an aggressive brew. (4.50)
O- Not for the faint of heart, this is a high octane brew with regards to aroma, flavor and alcohol. For its proclaimed status of 'Belgian IPA,' I think Flying Dog has absolutely nailed the style. I am happy that this is a year-round offering and will be back for more. (4.75)
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 23:04:15 | More by threeviews
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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