Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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Reviews by rudolphjacksonm:
3.78/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Clear amber with a two-finger head that stayed for quite some time after an aggressive (woops haha) pour. Awesome, heavy lacing going down all sides of the glass and some carbonation steadily rising from the bottom of the glass. Nice to look at, though I was expecting it to be cloudy rather than clear. 4.0
S - Strong floral, hop, and spice notes. Very Belgian scent to it. 4.0
T - Hrmmm. This one is hard to describe. Starts off with an initial bitter-sweetness tasting of apples and orange zest. Then turns into a very bitter, hoppy, and almost rubbing alcohol-ey after taste. It's pleasant at first and then takes some getting used to at the end. 3.5
M - Very smooth mouthfeel with medium-body and good amount of carbonation. I like the way they've lightened it by adding just the right amount of carbonation. 4.0
O - This is a solid beer. It's a little too bitter for me and I think the aftertaste is a bit wonky, but it's a solid Belgian IPA that I could sit down and drink a few of. 4.0
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2011 02:01:22 | More by rudolphjacksonm
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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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