Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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4.1/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
A - Clear amber and a tan head that stays around a while.
S - This is where Raging Bitch starts to set itself off as sui generis with its interesting estery-hoppy fragrance. Slightly subdued.
T - A tantalizing balance between the equally distinctive characteristics of Belgian and IPA beers. The first taste was a little odd. Then it grew on me. There's something about the balance of Belgian funk and American-style hopping that is a wee addictive.
M - Nicely balanced carbonation and the silkiness of a big Belgian beer.
D - I'm not going to say an 8.3% ABV beer is highly drinkable. But it goes down awfully easy for a beer that big.
Overall this beer is different in a good way. I could get very used to this beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2010 03:54:30 | More by kgs
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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
88 out of 100 based on 2,660 ratings.