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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

3,233 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 3,233
Reviews: 1,069
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 108
Gots: 373 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerisfoodLLC on 09-23-2009)
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Has a violent taste. Strong. But good.

Grand_Mastah_D, Sep 07, 2014
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djrn2, Dec 13, 2011
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Chugger, Mar 26, 2012
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ConanSachler, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color with a decent sized white head that dissipates and leaves a nice lacing throughout the glass. Aroma of peaches, plums, pear and belgian yeast. Tastes of same fruits, belgian yeast and a slight bittnerness that follows in the aftertaste but doesn't stick around. Medium bodied.

beerman1, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

touchmeimsac, Nov 23, 2011
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Hophead420, Apr 11, 2013
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Auror, Jan 09, 2013
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JustinMatthew, Apr 08, 2013
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dmorgan310, Mar 25, 2012
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pschie1, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed brassy amber with an ivory head. Good retention. Very fruity, like applesauce and pear juice with hints of overripe banana and a bit of peach. There's also something distantly spirituous, like good vodka or perhaps limoncello. There's a strawberry and chopped cucumber note in there that reminds me of Pimm's as well. A good mouthful develops big sweetness cut off by a quick, sharp bitterness of hops and booze. Quinine and bitter lemon, musty yeast, grapefruit rind, baked apple, and burnt orange dominate, fading into a green banana and lemon peel finish. Not bad! Almost exactly what you'd hope for in a Belgian-American hybrid.

soulgrowl, May 30, 2011
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t0rin0, Sep 27, 2012
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jeiiVP, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml, corked and caged bottle from the Rare Beer Club into a big red wine glass. Vintage 2010 according to the label. Served at 50 degrees and up.

Pours a vibrant orange-copper color, very little if any head but legs for miles. Really, a beautiful color for a beer - goes a long way to making up for the lack of head, even after an aggressive pour at close to 60 degrees.

Nose is kind of interesting. Big, peppery, pungent, herbal assault up front from the mixture of the Belgian yeast and the big hops. There's a bit of sweetness underneath evoking a bit of caramel wrapped in the same Belgian yeast notes, but the hops shine through in this one. Very different.

Taste is big-time pungent hops up front - massively herbal, quite resiney, loads of grapefruit rind, with a solid twang from the prominent, peppery Belgian yeast. In terms of where this sits on the "Belgian" scale, I'd say an IPA version of a strong pale, or perhaps even a particularly dry Saison. Complex and intense, an impressive and enjoyable beer.

Mouthfeel is a bit dry, oily, slick carbonation, did I mention oily? And quite pungent. This is a hophead's delight.

Drinkability is quite good. Balanced, even as hop-forward as this is; the Belgian character keeps the hops from being completely dominant while at the same time accenting their qualities. I didn't enjoy it as viscerally as the sweet, Tripel C-Hop assault of Houblon Chouffe, but it's still a very nice beer. A very well executed Belgian IPA.

JohnQVegas, Mar 09, 2010
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,233 ratings.