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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3,608 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,608
Reviews: 1,129
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 135
Gots: 704 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of OhioCalls
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

A solid beer that is hoppy and slightly grapefruity. Over all over good.

Photo of brismit
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Tasty IPA. One of the coolest labels I have seen .. lol

Photo of ZebraCakez
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

A: This beer pours a deep amber - copper color. A nice head hangs on for a few minutes.

S: A bold, initial blast of grapefruit that is complimented well by a touch of this beers strong yeast component. A bit of pepper lingers on the nose afterward.

T: This beer is bold. The grapefruit-citrus nose characteristic is still extremely prevalent, as is a malt aspect. The yeast remains. This beer seems all IPA here. Pepper still lingers, and as it warms up a touch of sweetness exposes itself. There is no doubt that there's a bit of alcohol in this one.

F: This beer holds a great level of carbonation. It has a nice level of body to it, and the ever present alcohol tingle reminds you that this beer is not foolin' around.

O: This is certainly not for everyone, but I like it a lot. It's a fun beer to drink, and one of the few IPA's on the market that is bold enough in my opinion to hold up to the colder months here in New England. The first time I had it I wasn't a huge fan, but is has grown on me.

Photo of DrewsBrews450
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Orange and cloudy.. A/T floral hops, Yeast, woody earthiness, banana and clove.. Very yeasty and astringent.. Not great the taste seems harsh with netiher style really coming out..maybe I'm just not a fan of this style.. Rather have just a ipa or Belgian ale not mixed together.

Photo of i4ourgot
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%

I love IPA's and I love Belgian style beers when you combine the two they are awesome. This beer fell really short on the Belgian side. I didn't really detect any of the clove or fruity esters you get from a Belgian beer. The IPA side was great. Hop aroma and flavor were on the citrus side with a nice hop bite at the end. I would rate this beer a little higher if the Belgian side came out a little stronger.

Photo of ChadwickHines
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

One of a kind in quality and taste. Great IPA

Photo of irishguybeer86
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Too much hops on the finish for a Belgian

Photo of Jon_Hendricks
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Appearance: fairly clear; bronze colored

Overall: Very tasty, full of hops and Belgian Yeast. Has very bitter after taste. It took me about half the beer to get used to the taste. Very flavorful.

Photo of HamdenHector
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: fairly clear; bronze colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thick collar; nice lacing;

S: tropical fruit that gets overtaken by Belgian yeast;

T: combo of tropical fruit hoppiness and Belgian yeast up front; the yeast gradually takes over your palate; mild bitterness at finish with a bit of grapefruit astringency;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: I enjoyed the touch of west coast hops;

Photo of rmargeson
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Tasted more like a strong IPA - seemed like more than the 60 IBU claimed. This is on my ?maybe try again" list although I did buy a 6-pak.

Photo of Tonydel
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Nice Tangy taste different than rest. change of pace 8.3% kicker and smooth

Photo of btheluvdoctor
3/5  rDev -22.5%

A hint of citrus smell but this one packs a punch with the bitterness. A bit too strong of a taste for it to be an everyday beer.

Photo of LestatHIM
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Good Beer

Photo of soulpower75
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Whoa momma! It packs a punch. Smells good but this b*tch will bite. You can really taste the alcohol and she's a bitter one!

Photo of Jacobob10
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, deep amber color with a large white head. The aroma is the best thing about this beer. Loaded with grapefruit and citrus hops. The flavor carries over the grapefruit but introduces quite a bit of heat from the alcohol. Very bitter in the finish. Boozy and resinous.

My brother in law bought a six pack of this and brought it to the hospital following the birth of my daughter. Two months later there are a couple of them still sitting in my fridge. That about sums up my feelings towards this beer.

Photo of KeepCrimeLegal
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

One of the best IPAs I have had. Interesting flavor and a LOT of hops!

Photo of biboergosum
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle at Aviator's in DIA, just as the Broncos are sealing the deal.

This beer pours a hazy, medium copper amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, frothy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some thorough sudsy webbed lace around the glass as it displays some very stubborn retention.

It smells of orchard fruit, grainy pale malt, earthy, mildly funky yeast, white pepper, and leafy, weedy hops. The taste is sharp Belgian yeast, gritty pale malt, a touch of biscuity caramel, a small isolated funkiness, earthy and piney hops, and a sneaky warming alcohol.

The carbonation exhibits a seemingly high number of volumes, in its solid like a brick wall frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and actually fairly smooth. It finishes semi-sweet, and yeasty, the alcohol finding some sand in which to jam its head.

An enjoyable and well-made version of the style, the yeast and the hops not colliding, but rather working on their own, towards the common good, a pleasurable whole. Worth seeking out if you're into this sort of thing.

Photo of rjs246
2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

I did not love this. No subtlety to the flavor and you can really taste the high ABV. I do, however, love Flying Dog's labeling and general attitude towards the world, so I'll continue buying their beer, just not the Raging Bitch.

Photo of Nthode33
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Awesome pull-up a stool and sip beer. Goes great with a bar meal or if you'd like a taster beer to get yourself buzzed at happy hour.

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Beautiful amber colour with big head that sticks around and great lacing.

The aroma is very fruity with orange and grapefruit notes. The Belgian yeast and suggestion of funk also come through on the nose.

The taste of this beer is really remarkable. It has American IPA bitterness and a finish that resembles Sierra Nevada Torpedo which can only be a good thing. Before that one also gets a bit of Belgian sourness. Its just sour enough to compliment the hoppy bitterness and has also enough malty sweetness to allow no one taste to predominate. Seriously well balanced but very big flavours here. Perhaps some people would not appreciate the sour taste but I am no fan of sours yet still enjoyed that element of .this beer

Overall, Flying Dog have really succeeded in fusing an American IPA with a funky Belgian ale. You really get your hop hit and your yeast fix in one glass here and its highly enjoyable,

Great stuff that could really spark a conversation or debate with a beer loving friend.


Photo of Lou22
3/5  rDev -22.5%

For the right person this is definitely an extremely great beer, unfortunately my palette wasn't able to enjoy the intense hoppy taste the beer has. It is enjoyable, but it's not something I would consistently pick up. The name is great though.

Photo of Grand_Mastah_D
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Has a violent taste. Strong. But good.

Photo of kkleu357
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

From notes on 11/12/13

Pours really nice reddish brown with a 1.5 inch white head. Minimal hop smell. Can really smell the malts. Has a nice sweet malty flavor with a kick of hops. I like it. Will need to try some other Belgian IPAs.

Photo of T_Reeves92
4/5  rDev +3.4%

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a thin-medium head
S: Hops, Orange peel, Belgian Yeast
T: Follows the nose, but also has a pleasant grapefruit note to it as well
M: Smooth with mild carbonation
O: Very good beer, especially for summer!

Photo of FFreak
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into glasses and shared with friends. Its a nice clear amber/orange with a finger or so of white head and good lacing. Aroma is of dried fruit, caramel, molasses...most of the elements you expect in a big Belgian. Taste displays the same dried fruit character but with some herbal spiciness and substantial but not overwhelming bitterness. Nice mouthfeel. Overall, an interesting beer. This was my first Belgian IPA and I did enjoy it, but it's not a style I'll seek out. The Ralph Steadman graphics and quote on the bottle were nice conversation pieces.

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,608 ratings.