Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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3.81/5 rDev -1.8%
A: Pale golden color, white head with good retention and a good lace.
S: Sweet yeast, tropical and floral scent.
T: Sweet yeast and grainy bread flavors upfront then a tropical, raisin, bubble gum flavor ending with a grassy hops flavor. The flavor changes a lot and bounces around like crazy. Very complexed.
MF: Medium body, low carbonation, waxy feel, a little warming and with a medium/heavy dry finish.
O: Pretty sweet and the hops in it bounces flavors around a lot. But I love the complexly and the bite at the end. I see where she gets her name from. This is my first Belgain-Style IPA so I don't really know how to compare it to others. And I think I could only drink one at a setting.
05-23-2013 17:17:01 | More by cozmohollis
3.49/5 rDev -10.1%
Appearance: Hazy golden amber. Creamy head. Lots of lacing and some pretty good retention. Doesn't look overly carbonated. Looks like a marzen
Smell: Sweet malts and Belgian yeast. A little funky. Belgian candi sugars. Some faint hops in the background like wet grass. Some fruitiness...I think it smells like pineapple. Nice
Taste: Sweet malts off the bat. Caramel. Candied apples. The finish is a nice grapefruit bitterness. Some pine and grass. Yeast is very noticeable. I like it. Hops outweigh the malts in the end. Not super hoppy but it sticks with you.
Mouthfeel: Creamy. Rich. Slick
Overall: I wasn't expecting to like this because of the mixed reviews and I'm not generally a fan of IPAs (Belgian or otherwise). That being said this beer probably won't appeal to the hopheads but if you're trying to get into the style this might be a good starting point
05-21-2013 23:25:31 | More by MistahBeah
3.75/5 rDev -3.4%
Appearance: Poured from a bottle into a tulip. The beer pours a not completely clear deep gold/light amber color. White head tat forms well and lingers throughout but doesn't leave much lacing.
Aroma: Belgian yeast dominates the aroma. This smells like a Belgian beer with fruitiness and a bit of funk. Despite it being an IPA, the hops are somewhat subdued. A bit of breadiness is there but it's not prominent.
Taste: The wonderful thing about Belgian beers is that they are subtle. Every sip yields something new and none of it is obvious. That's sort of what I'm expecting from the aroma but the hops overwhelm in the taste. The subtleness disappears under a wash of bitterness. Unlike the subdued hops in the aroma, it's the malt that's subdued in the taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel with a bit of oiliness. Not overly carbonated. The finish is strongly bitter and maybe that's the real problem.
Overall: Some crossover styles are terrific. Some are simply awful. This is sort of a blend of two good beers but the result is just OK. The aroma is terrific but the hops just overpower any Belgian character. I shouldn't be surprised at that but the aroma is such a tease in that regard. I don't think I'd rate it as low as The Bros or as high as the readership.
05-20-2013 02:43:32 | More by HerdNo1
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,111 ratings.