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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

3,343 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 3,343
Reviews: 1,077
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 112
Gots: 431 | 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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Photo of Digimaika2
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear deep copper with a semi-creamy foam head.

S: Cloves, lemon, banana, caramel, and a faint balsamic quality as it warms. Very pleasing and dynamic aroma.

T: Toasted grains (cereal-like) and a sweet caramel-like malt is predominant with lesser of the fruit and spice qualities detected in aroma. Lemon zest and a slight balsamic quality are there with a bit of digging.

M: Medium bodied with a mild carbonation. Solid oily character.

D: Quite good with an interesting taste profile that leans towards a malty base with belgian qualities more subdued.

Digimaika2, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

IPAchris, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of aranheaney
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a Red Solo Cup:

A-decent depth, hazy, some head

S-good IPA stuff here, citrus

T-good, alcohol on the backside

M-fair, not enough thickness for me

O-good, a slight departure from normal IPA's which is good sometimes

aranheaney, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

hockeyfighter19, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Mordhaus
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Mordhaus, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Kevin79
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Kevin79, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Mike327
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Mike327, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Jason_Quad
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Jason_Quad, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of kingslotty
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

kingslotty, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear golden amber with a white finger width head. Average retention, leaving behind a lace that's spotty but semi-sticky.

Smell - Citrus hops, backed behind a faint Belgian yeast aroma.

Taste - Starts off slightly citric, bitter orange peel, then some toasted biscuit malt kicks in. Finish is slightly sour; almost lemon-like in character.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Decently carbonated.

Overall - Their Wildeman Farmhouse Belgian IPA is far superior. The belgian yeast qualities in this are just too scaled back, giving it an average IPA feel with just a touch of sour, as if someone added a small squirt of lemon to the beer. Of the 4-5 Belgian IPA's I've had, this one is easily the least interesting.

TheSixthRing, Jul 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Dapperticus, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jul 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

hickmancase, Jul 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

LarryMyers, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of profholt82
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

profholt82, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of NiceTaps
2.55/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A nice looking golden amber color with a white one-finger head. Nice bubbles and lacing.
It all goes downhill from here.

S- offensively bitter and sour yet sweet and caramel malty. I tried to find the spices and citrus and grass that I read about but failed.

T- I love hops but this beer simply killed my tastebuds until the very last second of each sip, just then did I pick up it's Belgian IPA
dry wheat and grain flavors.

M- it's carbonated and oily, but it sucks the life out of my mouth, the same way a tart lemon does.

O- this beer is too over the top for me. Note to brewer- tone it down so the flavor has a chance.

NiceTaps, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of bootsandbeer
5/5  rDev +29.2%

bootsandbeer, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean amber, with a solid if unremarkable head of white bubbles. Attractive treeline lace.

Nose seems spicy and fruity, with a touch of floral hops. Intriguing!

Taste is spicy, with definite notes of citrus hoppiness. Nary a hint of the relatively high ABV (8.3%). This is a well-done spicy, hoppy Belgian-style IPA that's worth revisiting.

secondtooth, Jun 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ms11781, Jun 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

rsr199300, Jun 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

PeteRiz, Jun 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

TheCzig, Jun 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

trevorpost, Jun 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Tracker83, Jun 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Kreizler, Jun 26, 2012
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,343 ratings.