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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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3,399 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,399
Reviews: 1,085
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 113
Gots: 472 | FT: 2
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 AJacob81
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at Tap House Grill in Westmont, IL.

A - Auburn-amber, a touch hazy, with a 1.5 finger bubbly white head that leaves delicate lacing as it recedes.

S - Citrus fruit, some piney hops up front, with a hint of Belgiany, clove and banana malt in back.

T - Very citrusy at first, then the honey malt asserts itself, but not in a sticky or cloying manner. More piney hops and a spicy, bready character follow and the finish is hoppy-sweet and very tasty.

M - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the bubble keep flowing at the end just as well as at the beginning. Overall, a very silky feel on the palate.

D - Super easy to drink, due to the complex yet accessible flavor profile, and the consistent carbonation.

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 felixljr
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of drinking12many
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SF_Posse
3/5  rDev -22.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.64/5  rDev -5.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of tdawgydog
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was really looking forward to this highly anticipated brew...

A - Pours a beautiful copper orange with at least a two finger head that recedes to leave a nice lace around the top of the glass.

S - Hoppy, Spicy, Is it Belgian, is it an IPA oh wait, it's both. A great blend.

T - One of the best I've had in a while. Always been a fan of Flying Dog, I think this is the best one that I've had from them. Really well done, extremely disappointed that it is a limited time brew. Hopefully the high praise that they've gotten for it will keep it around longer.

D - Super smooth for an 8+% ABV, you really don't notice it until you've had a few. I am unfortunately finishing up the last two bottles of a six-pack that I purchased.

M - Again, very well done. Perfectly balanced I will be seeking out more of this before it goes away.

Photo of patreely12
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured into large wine glass

A - fiery copper. half inch tan head, fairly bubbly. small amount of carbonation. some spotty lacing.

S - a mix of floral hops and fruity sweetness. strong yeast. hints of orange and possibly pineapple or grapefruit. a little bit of honey too.

T/M - starts off with moderate sweetness from the citrus. hints of the orange, pineapple and grapefruit. progresses towards a bitter and spicy back end. floral hop notes and cloves. there is a bit of the alcohol in the aftertaste, not surprising for being over 8% ABV. pretty complex flavors. medium in body and carbonation.

D - decent drinkability. I probably wouldn't drink more than one of these at a time just because it's not really my style. but I really enjoyed it as a stand alone. overall a finely crafted brew from my home state.

Photo of Tripphop
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice reddish-amber hue. Aromas of grapefruit and piney hop. Mouthfeel is silky with a dry finish. Nice balance with a bright citrus flavor. Belgian yeast comes through with just the right sweetness to balance the amarillo/warrior hop overload. Overall, a tasty brew. Dare i say sessionable at 8.3% abv?

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of stingrayvr6
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a golden amber with a thick, long last white head. Smell was very citrusy with some very sweet fruity notes as well. Taste starts out earthy and floral then moving to sweet fruity and finally citrusy and oily hop finish. Medium carbonation, very full bodied with a definite alcohol presence limit the drinkability of this to just one or two, probably best as a night cap. Very good, very complex.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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