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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

2,922 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 2,922
Reviews: 1,042
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 90
Gots: 214 | 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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JNewbs

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear and amber/golden. Some lacing, not much head to speak of.

S - A slight Belgian funkiness to it, but some sort of less common fruitiness is in there and some phenolic notes.

T - Starts with some spiciness, and finishes with hops. In the middle, some odd funky tastes and some malty sweetness. I would say that the beer is struggling to find a nature - none of it's elements work too great with one another.

M - Carbonation good, creamy mouthfeel present. All told, not bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 13:16:32 | More by JNewbs
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greymalkin

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-22-2014 01:40:10 | More by greymalkin
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HarryPotHead

Maryland

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

S - 12 oz brownie with awesome artwork. Poured into Maudite tulip glass

A - copper colored with a slight haze and a dense off white head that faded to a ring around the perimeter of the glass. Minimal lacing.

S - very hop heavy. Piney and fruity at the same time. I pick up the subtle scent of clementines and grapefruit with just a tad bit of skunk. All in all....This beer smells very good!

T - has that "back of the mouth" hop presence you would expect. Very "piney". Complex flavors mask the ABV completely. No warming found here.

M - slick, almost oily. Minimal carbonation.

O - I was unsure about this brew at first. I drank one and decided I would write the review a couple days later after I had the chance to drink a few more of these. I've just about polished off the 6'er and I have to say that I will miss this when it's gone. I don't pick up much if any of the Belgian character I was expecting...seems like a pretty straight forward IPA. Very hoppy / piney. Not my favorite style (I'm a porter / stout guy) but I enjoyed the change up from the routine. I also had fun explaining to my 7 year old why daddy's beer had a "bad word" on the bottle! LOL!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 20:28:46 | More by HarryPotHead
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drinking12many

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

09-03-2012 03:09:00 | More by drinking12many
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Andragos

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-10-2013 20:25:30 | More by Andragos
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WallE89

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-04-2013 01:39:13 | More by WallE89
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Dr_Bahmbay13

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-23-2013 17:15:13 | More by Dr_Bahmbay13
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msturek

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-09-2013 21:27:11 | More by msturek
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BeerShoup

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-28-2013 23:37:54 | More by BeerShoup
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Salud24

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-20-2013 03:48:02 | More by Salud24
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javahead71

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-26-2012 14:02:35 | More by javahead71
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mendonjoebeer

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-14-2011 01:16:15 | More by mendonjoebeer
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rosschive

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-11-2013 18:26:35 | More by rosschive
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superfriend

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-30-2014 02:07:11 | More by superfriend
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BeTheBall

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark copper color, and was lievly and foamy, with a good two finger head. First smell was of the Belgian Yeast, almost instantly followed by a lovely citurs hop presence. In addition, it smells slightly herbal, like it has a touch of Rosemary. Taste was also herbal, and starngely a combination of hoppy citurs mixed deeply with the Belgian yeast slightly musty tastes. What I'm tryint to say, as an IPA lover and a Belgian lover, is that the taste is, wow, almost perfect for me. It has everything I love about beer all in one bottle.
Mouthfeel? Euphoric. Can't wait to buy more of this stuff, and am left wondering how thisd escaped me for so long...

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 19:40:10 | More by BeTheBall
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BeerGodz

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: 8
Clear amber color, big frothy head, sticky lacing

Smell: 8.5
Herbal, orange marmalade, yeast, grapefruit, banana, clove

Taste: 9
Up Front: Malt, pine, citrus, hops. Finish: spicy, hoppy and slightly malty

Mouthfeel: 8.5
Dry, sticky, and slightly tingly (woopsie!)

Drinkability: 9
Goes down like an IPA, but has the "Belgium Funk" going on. It's like drinking two of my favorite styles in the same glass! I can definitely drink more than one of these bitches!

Overall Impression: This is one of Flying Dogs better offerings! (It's their 20th anniversary beer). I've had this beer with Asian food, and it paired nicely. It was a hard beer to find, so you should try to seek this one out if you like the style. I can't believe they finally named a beer after my ex wife!...DOOOOH!

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2010 12:07:18 | More by BeerGodz
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begforme4484

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is actually one of my favorite of this style.

Pours a nice golden amber color with a decent tan head.

Has accentuated spice smells. Reminding me of nutmeg for some reason. Spice is backed nicely by a slightly piney smell from the hops.

Taste has some nice citrus and pine hops mixed in with some spiciness. It blends together very well and they fade together as well. It's not one flavor up front followed by another flavored finish as per most IPA's. The balance is really well done.

Medium carbonation.. slight resiny stickiness aftertaste.

Drinkability is on the high side for this style for me. I can have 2-3 without being overwhelmed and wanting something to reset my palete. Comparative to others in this style, where I have one and no desire for another.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 02:25:02 | More by begforme4484
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TobinMitnick

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-23-2012 21:04:29 | More by TobinMitnick
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eliz108

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

05-17-2013 15:51:14 | More by eliz108
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thomscottson

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

02-13-2013 01:52:59 | More by thomscottson
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SiegeSpitfire

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-29-2013 01:15:31 | More by SiegeSpitfire
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JoeyStats707

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-04-2014 18:07:27 | More by JoeyStats707
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blivingston1985

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Belgian IPA. I like the idea. Dark fruit and spices. Good yeasts. Belgian all the way. Grapefruit hoppiness. Bitter bite. IPA, you betcha. Mash them together and you have a fizzy, golden, cream laced concoction that is easy to have too many of to quickly.

Loved this beer. Very good mash-up of the two styles. Good maltiness balanced out by the grapefruit of the hops. The belgian spice come through next followed by the yeast(s). The nose is pretty great, too. Again a blend of two styles paired very well.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 12:24:30 | More by blivingston1985
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stouts4me

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.5%

12-12-2011 00:29:46 | More by stouts4me
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TheDarkKnight

Delaware

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-30-2012 01:31:13 | More by TheDarkKnight
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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