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

3,607 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 3,607
Reviews: 1,129
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 135
Gots: 701 | FT: 3
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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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Ratings: 3,607 | Reviews: 1,129
Photo of car2052
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

A: Lovely amber body with a slight bit of haze. 1'' off-white head persists.
S: Floral hops paired with the spicy, slightly rubbery Belgian yeast.
T: Fairly sweet taste. Starts off with a bitter grapefruit taste. Strong sweet caramel malt forms the body of the taste. Finishes with a spicy note from the yeast. Hops linger on after the finish.Strong alcohol presence.
M: Medium.
O: Strong Belgian IPA, probably best described as a DIPA. Very enjoyable. Will get again.

Photo of brogger00
4.84/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love this beer, one of the best imperial IPAs you can find on the east coast, let alone Baltimore. Absolutely delicious and definitely worth a try. On tap in the Baltimore/Washington area is best but from bottles delicious nonetheless. definitely worth a try.

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

Light amber 4 finger head lots of lacing

Photo of xdvop86
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good taste with great tasting hops. I was pleasantly surprised.

Photo of Nine_Tails
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A curious IPA flavor , unfortunately I am not much given to beers IPA

Photo of MorganMessersmith
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Too heavy, too thick, too Belgiany

Photo of AceDBaby
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great ABV and just a great heavy IPA. Very citrusy and hard to put down once you get going. I made the mistake of downing six of these in a few hours and felt it all day the next day. No hang over though.

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank straight from bottle so not getting the full experience.
Not a huge IPA fan but liked it anyway.
Sweet and bready up front, with some resiny pine notes on the finish. Lively carbonation, not that bitter.

Photo of Shreegs
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I drink ALOT of this beer, I have noticed that the taste varies quite a bit depending on the batch. Alcohol level is high, so go easy...but overall one of my top 10 favorites

Photo of llenroc11
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Overall good good IPA and it is ok

Photo of mugsup
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thumbs up for this tasty treat. Enjoyed the unique and very different passionfruit and mango flavors punching through the middle. Nice balanced finish too. A yummy gulper this one. And very good value at the checkout! Definitely worth trying.

Photo of Griffin2
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pretty much an average IPA. Enjoyable, but nothing spectacular.

Photo of njtmayhem
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a hoppy beast. No much else.

Photo of Rick_Ryan
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great taste for this style of beer. Very easy drinking.

Photo of eatsoutalot
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Being a hop head, I like the bitterness. The flavors are a bit muddled, no distinct grapefruit or pine. The alcohol makes up for this.

Photo of BobMessina
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Extremely bitter to the point of it being spoiled.
Different batch proved this to be a much better beer then previously experienced.

Photo of Gajo74
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have mixed feelings about this one. It started so promising. It poured a beautiful combination of light copper, amber and dark golden. A modest head dissipates into a thin lace that retains throughout. The aroma was my favorite aspect. It smelled of malts, sugar and tropical fruits. I was excited to taste this one, however, the aroma and taste did not really correspond. Althought there is a slight bready, fruity and malty backbone, the intense hops finish is overpowering. The bitterness does not seem to render this a very balanced drink. The feel is good however; a stinging carbonation, medium body. This is a drinkable beer that I would not mind having again, but overall not my favorite.

Photo of fscottkey
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: [4.50] Beer is a dark honey color. It has a nice full finger of head. The head is white (with maybe and orange tinge). I have to say this looks great in the glass. The beer leaves nice lacing on the glass. The ABV is listed at 8.3%. It has a best by date of tomorrow!

S: [4.00] Citrus and pine scents. Some dank and earthy tones in there too.

T: [4.25] Mellow hop presence (maybe tamed by the duration in the bottle). Muted citrus hop notes. There is a solid malt mid-palate. Then a slight hop bittering at the end.

M: [3.75] Good carbonation and mouthfeel. Slightly dry finish - but appropriate for the style.

O: [4.00] This is a solid IPA. It doesn't try to kill you with bitterness - but still highlights nice hop flavor with a good balance of malts. The beer looks nice in the glass. All around a really solid IPA. Will drink again.

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very dry finish. Not bad but needs food.

Photo of crc1935
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This is a marketing gimmick.

Photo of TyNupe
4.7/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice relatively light ipa..with a mild aftertaste..love it

Photo of monorailred
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This certainly tastes and smells like a Belgian beer. I really enjoyed it as it adds a nice layer of bitter on top of what would be a nice Belgian style ale. I would get this again.

Photo of InkedinRi
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First time trying this beer.. I think it's really good. Very mild ipa.. A great mix of beer styles! Great head, nice smooth mouth feel, very well made beer..

Photo of seedyone
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05/22/13 At Rattle N Hum, NYC, on tap.Listed as an imperial, I should have known what was in store. As an 'unhoppy' guy, this should have been an aggressive assault on the ol' taste buds, but it wasn't. Assertive, sure, but it actually had enough 'manners' to almost (& I emphasize the 'almost') assuage my abject aversion to the "happy in hoppy" philosophy. This is an extremely tasty treat, but I must admit the 4 oz taste I had, was more than enough. God Bless Us One and All.

Photo of Asmodeus
5/5  rDev +29.2%

A bitter one, but she's so good. I may get my pleasure from a variety of beers, but I go home to her. Pours a copper/golden color. Bitter and hoppy flavor with a bit of tang. Pleasant aroma. Alcohol content is up there, but not high as to overpower the flavor. Delicious and soothing.

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,607 ratings.