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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

3,161 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,161
Reviews: 1,060
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 101
Gots: 338 | 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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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear and true amber with a finger of foam that fell quickly to some soapy lace. Nose is funky with Belgian yeast, tropical fruits with a touch of sour, grass and floral hop notes and a generous, deep and bready malt underneath to round it all out. There’s a touch of skunk in the nose that’s outrageous and frolicsome. As it warms the fruits come out banana and bubblegum. Up front taste is malt, dank, floral and fruity. The sour hops and bitter climb in mid palate for a delightful expression. It’s plenty fruity with citrus, banana and tangerine but the malt stays up strong well into the drink and the dry finish. Some medicinal alcohol on the palate but it’s agreeable & warming. Mouthfeel is buttery smooth, totally enjoyable & finishes bitter with a plucky aftertaste. This is a vivacious Belgian IPA that lives up to it’s reputation in every way.

utopiajane, Jun 12, 2013
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dsnyder61, Jun 11, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours out with a large pillowy head. On the side of glass, it’s composed of large bubbles. The color is a light amber, almost like a Rosé wine.

The aroma has that familiar bready malt, but also with lots of fruit from the Belgian yeast. There’s juicy orange, but in the background, there’s a hint of alcohol.

The flavor follows quite nicely with a syrupy sweetness from citrus and pine and then a grapefruit peel finish, much like that of a Double IPA. The front certaintly has some Belgian breadiness and fruity esters. Then the end has a clean dry IPA finish that is very bitter and astringent.

The beer is quite good and an interesting take on the Double IPA. It reminds me of many beers in the style, but certainly has a personality with its Belgian influence. This is more Double IPA than “Belgian.” Unfortunately, no bottle date by this brewery, but this did taste quite fresh.

In the end, this is quite good. Recommended for Double IPA lovers looking for something different. For Belgian IPAs, I think this goes a bit too far with the IPA qualities.

dar482, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

sort of the flagship beer for these guys, this one is everywhere, but somehow I missed it until now. thick like all the flying dog beers are, this one is well hoppy, but more bitter hops meets mildly red malt, and its not a totally perfect fusion, but the Belgian yeast helps them be more cohesive. I like the creamy feel and the bitterness, but I don't care for the sharp acidic almost sweetness, or the way this stays filling in my stomach long after just a single beer. the 8.3% is also a little excessive, although I don't think its too forward or interfering with the intended flavors. its in balance, but its just not fantastic. probably overhyped to some extent, and like I always say, still waiting for a flying dog beer that really wows me.

StonedTrippin, Jun 05, 2013
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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