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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

3,481 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 3,481
Reviews: 1,104
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 120
Gots: 570 | FT: 3
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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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured Golden with a tan head. The aroma is of Caramel malt and hops. A bit of sweet malt, maybe hints of vanilla in the front with a hop blast in the close. The feel is medium and dry. This is a very pleasant beer, and I would hope they keep it in the lineup.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Good Beer

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

A Belgian-Style IPA, it's just as rowdy and provocative in execution as it is by title. I really dig how this brewery names all of their beers in a doggy spirit without holding back on the bite...clever and attention grabbing. Appearing a clear burnt orange with copper highlights, the Raging Bitch held a respectable sandy head that gradually faded to sticky sheets of lace. The nose came across as a bright orange peel citrus combined with a light lemon zest making the aroma quite crisp and bitter. There is also quite a bit of Belgian yeast, as there should be, and in the end, the nose is really pleasing. Leading straight into the flavor, there are a lot of hops (Warrior, Columbus, and Amarillo - holy goodness) that make up a large, fantastic bitter bite. The orange is still quite present as a quick zest in the spicy carbonation and medium mouthfeel, though I found myself searching for the yeast after a while. Regardless, this is one Bitch that is definitely raging.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Drank a bottle of this the other night. Overall, an excellent beer, although it came off as more of a double IPA than a Belgian IPA. Perhaps the hops were just too overwhelming. That being said, it's a great beer. Excellent appearance. Smell and taste of a mix of hops: sweet, citrusy, piny. Good mouthfeel - not too light, but not overwhelmingly heavy. Overall, very drinkable and dynamic beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Light amber 4 finger head lots of lacing

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Orange to amber in color with a yellowish head of foam that settles down quickly. Some lace remains behind, but slides down the glass.

Smells of sweet oranges...maybe clementines would be a good description, but with some bitterness and a little sour.

Orange and spice (a little clove) is the first sensation and that travels to back of the tongue and remains as a film. The orange flavor is both at the tip of the tongue and the back, with the sweetness forward and slight, and the bitterness more assertive. There is a minor sour tone to the beer.

The body is on the light side of medium. The aftertaste does not linger and the filmy sensation I mention above doesn't hang around either. Not a guzzling beer, but throwing back a three or four would not be out of the question.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,481 ratings.