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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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very good

3,486 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,486
Reviews: 1,107
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 121
Gots: 573 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
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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3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of AJacob81
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
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 Ankur
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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 Bone53
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit

Appearance: Amber color with a one finger off white head

Smell: Citrus hops, candied sugar, caramel, bubblegum, cloves, banana. Quite enjoyable and unique

Taste: Sweetness that fades into citrus hops, cloves, and bananas. This is what I imagined a Belgian IPA would taste like

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly resinous, with substantial bitterness

Overall: This is my first Belgian style IPA and it's pretty much what I imagined. More on the American IPA spectrum with undertones of belgian yeast and spices. Perhaps a bit sweet for my liking, but quite decent really. Bitterness lingers. Wouldnt pick this over what I'm used to in an American IPA, but something ill consider again if I want to switch things up and in the mood for a more earthy IPA

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3.84/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of pvsob
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A lovely light orange/copper color with a good two-fingers worth of fluffy head. Head retention is great and leaves well above average lacing. A small foam ring lasts the whole glass. The clarity of the beer is somewhat hazy(yeast/hops).

S - Pine, pungent grapefruit, light malt, clove, banana, tropical fruit(pineapple), and just the tiniest hint of barnyard. Very nice!

T - The flavor matches the aroma traits, but with the hops playing a slightly larger role than the esters and phenols of the Belgian yeast. All in all a very balanced beer when it comes to flavor.

M - Creamy feel with a steady carbonation and a hoppy, dry finish.

D/O - I'm really digging the marriage of American IPA and Belgian yeast flavors in this brew. This beer is one helluva a surprise from the guys at Flying Dog. It's easy to find, tasty, and reasonably priced. I'm definitely going to seek out a another sixer of this before it's all gone. I just hope FD adds this beer to its regular rotation. Highly recommended. Cheers.

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

Photo of drewba
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml cork & cage unfiltered version

A - murky apple juice. Two finger head with a bubbly cream colored ring and heavy lacing. Some sediment in the glass.

S - Clove, apple juice, yeast, sweetness, fresh cider.

T - clove, stale banana, big citrus burst - lemon, mango, and finishes with some spices.

M - medium bodied - the unfilitered gives this a thicker, more satisfying mouthfeel.

D - I like this a little more than the 12 ounce bottled version, drinkability is a touch higher.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a fairly hazy, orange color with minimal head that leaves minimal lacing.

S: A delightful mixture of citrusy hops and Belgian yeast. Cloves, bananas, and other fruit make their way to the forefront.

T: Reflects the style pretty well. Big fruit from the Belgian yeast, along with clove and other spices seem to dominate up front, while at the same time giving way to a spicy, citrusy hop bite becomes earthy in the end.

M: Quite a bite up front, but then it settles behind the medium body and light carbonation that cleanse the palate leaving behind a bit of dryness.

D: It's a pretty decent beer, but I'm not inclined to drink it quickly or drink a bunch of it.

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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance. Very clear orange hued straw in color. Pours with 2 fingers of head with quickly dissipates to a nice frothy layer on top of the beer. Some tiny bubbles rise form the bottom of the glass.

Smell. Mostly dominated by hops, with some pineyness as well as some citrus. A yeasty sweetness forms the background to all of the hop aromas, however.

Taste. Starts with a restrained clove and slight banana like yeast character. This is quickly cut by a moderate and slightly resinous bitterness. This quickly takes on a bitter tangerine quality. The malt makes an appearance with a substantial breadyness, and is accompanied and eventually overtaken by another round of a more piny and herbal resinous bitterness. The finish is semi dry, but with a lingering bready and clove-y sweetness.

Mouthfeel. Moderate body and pretty dense carbonation, giving a cappuccino like mouthfeel.

One of my personal go to beers whenever I cant find anything else appealing. Insanely drinkable for how alcoholic it is.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,486 ratings.