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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,171 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 3,171
Reviews: 1,061
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 102
Gots: 344 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

mkrass, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of MurphyMacManus
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle into snifter

A: amber with a thick, off-white head. Looks like a DIPA.

S: American hops and spicy Belgian yeast. There's also a bubblegum note and vague toasty malt.

T/M: Bitter finish from the hops, spicy up front, sweet malt backbone, and bubblegum. Carbonation brightens the mouthfeel and cuts thickness a bit. It's very malty underneath the hop bitterness, which gives it a mouthfeel like half-and-half.

D: Alcohol content is higher than standard IPA, but it's not present in the taste. Proper glassware and temperature give a certain degree of balance; very drinkable considering the thickness, hop presence, and alcohol content. I've been tempted to make a session of it, but usually talk myself out of it on account of the high ABV.

MurphyMacManus, Sep 05, 2010
Photo of ebby82
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was very excited to find this on the shelves of Chip's wine and beer while on vacation in OBX. I've had it before, and loved it, but thought it was gone forever.

Pours a hazy gold into a tulip glass. The head is minimal. The nose is of hops and some Belgian funkiness.

The taste is very hoppy, although I know this one has been sitting around for a few months. I think the hoppiness is less pronounced than when I had one a couple of months ago, although its no less delicious. The bitterness is certainly here, but it isn't overwhelming. Also some Belgian funkiness in the taste, but its very limited.

It's a great example of a complex IPA, which I really wish would become a regular in their lineup. However, the ABV ensures that one or two is all one needs at a time.

ebby82, Aug 20, 2010
Photo of Andragos
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Andragos, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of thomscottson
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

thomscottson, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of Hopmeplease
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Hopmeplease, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

WallE89, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

msturek, Jun 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

BeerShoup, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of BeTheBall
4.83/5  rDev +24.5%
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...

BeTheBall, Jun 12, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark, somewhat hazy amber. Rocky two-finger off-white head hangs around and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: Piney hops hit my nose at first, followed by grapefruit and oranges. Peppery spices from the yeast lurk at the edges.

Taste: The hops are definitely front and center - and tasty. The peppery notes follow, along with some bready malts. I wouldn't necessarily call the beer "balanced" in the traditional sense, but it all works together very well.

Mouthfeel: Relatively high carbonation works here, although it might be interesting to try this with a little less zip - it might mellow it out further.

Drinkability: Pretty high if you like hops; there's no question that it's far more drinkable than some of the very aggressively hopped IPAs and DIPAs out there.

rdickey, Feb 07, 2010
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4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a six-pack to try it out. My wyfe actually liked it; she doesn't like any beer. lol

A: Pours a nice copper color, clear with small bubbles rising through the glass and a creamy white head the subsides to a thin coating and leaves lots of lacing.

S: Belgian yeast, subtle hops aroma, malt, fruity ... bananas and citrus

T: The taste mirrors the aroma. The bitterness doesn't linger but lets you know it is there.

M: On the high end of light bodied, almost medium. No carbonation sting, no alcohol aftertaste.

O: I will buy this again. A nice IPA for a hot summer evening. It would go really well with a sharp cheese.

gestyr, Aug 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Stobin, Apr 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

ContentmentDIPA, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of BeerGodz
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
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!

BeerGodz, Mar 03, 2010
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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

blivingston1985, Aug 29, 2010
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4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

begforme4484, Jul 20, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

TobinMitnick, Apr 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

CM31, Feb 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

eliz108, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

imhoudinibitch, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

MillerMan16, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

TheDarkKnight, Sep 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Lipsntoes, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of sjverla
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nose: Bready and spicy. Smells nicely Belgian. Slightly clovey and estery. A little boozy--almost Lysol-esque or medicinal with hints of prune.

Appearance: No real head but crazy clear. A very nice honey-amber.

Taste: Nicely complex. Goes back and forth between Belgian and IPA. Mildly clovey. Belgian yeast is overtaken by a noticeable earthy hoppiness. That gives way to the crisp maltiness of a sugar cookie slightly overcooked.

Overall: I like it, but not like crazy. It's drinkable and crisp, but it just doesn't leave me wanting to buy it again.

sjverla, Feb 26, 2011
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,171 ratings.